Richard Prielipp, MD, MBA

Professor, Department of Anesthesiology

Richard Prielipp

Contact Info

Office Address:
Mayo B520-2

Mailing Address:
Anesthesiology Administration
MMC 294 Mayo
8294A (Campus Delivery Code)
420 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Administrative Assistant Name
Jaden Turner

Administrative Email

Medical School, University of Wisconsin Medical School, 1981

Residency, University of Minnesota (Surgery), 1981-1983

University of Wisconsin (Anesthesiology), 1983-1985

Fellowship, Stanford University School of Medicine (Critical Care Medicine), 1986-1987.

M.B.A, University of Tennessee School of Business, 2004.



Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

Awards & Recognition

  • Best Doctors in America® (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2018, 2020) 
  • Minneapolis-St.Paul Magazine "Top Doctor" (2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020)

Professional Associations

  • American College of Healthcare Executive
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists; American Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists
  • Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation
  • Association of Cardiac Anesthesiologists
  • Association of University Anesthesiologists
  • International Anesthesia Research Society
  • Medical Defense Union of England; Minnesota Society of Anesthesiologists
  • Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia
  • Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • The Middleton Society (UW Madison)
  • University of Wisconsin Medical Alumni Association




Fromer, I. R. (Corresponding Author), Horvath, B., Prielipp, R. C., & Kloesel, B. (2020). Vascular Air Emboli during the Perioperative Period. Current Anesthesiology Reports 2020, Publication scheduled for Dec., 2020.

Prielipp, R. C. (Lead Author), & Rice, M. J. (2020). Implications of Practice Variability. Anesthesiology, 133, 944-945. doi: Anesthesiology. 2020;133:944 - 45. doi: 10.1097/ALN.0000000000003466. PMID: 32675687

Renew, J. R. (Lead Author), Ratzlaff, R., Hernandez-Torres, V., Brull, S. J., & Prielipp, R. C. (2020). Neuromuscular blockade management in the critically Ill patient. J Intensive Care, 8. doi: J Intensive Care. 2020;8:37. doi: 10.1186/s40560-020-00455-2. eCollection 2020.PMID: 32483489.

Zdravkovic, M. (Lead Author), Osinova, D., Brull, S. J., Prielipp, R. C., Simons, C. M., & Berger-Estilita, J. (2020). Perceptions of gender equity in departmental leadership, research opportunities, and clinical work attitudes: an international survey of 11,781 anaesthesiologists. Br J Anesth, 124(3), 160 - 170. doi: Br J Anaesth. 2020;124(3):e160-e170. doi: 10.1016/j.bja.2019.12.022. Epub 2020 Jan 28. PMID: 32005515

Prielipp, R. C. (Lead Author), Fulesdi, B., & Brull, S. J. (2020). Postoperative Opioid- Induced Respiratory Depression: 3 Steps Forward. Anesth Analg, 131, 1007 - 1011. doi: Anesth Analg 2020; 131:1007 - 11.

Brull*, S. J., & Prielipp*, R. C. (2020). Sugammadex and negative pressure pulmonary edema: what you see is not what you get. J Clin Anesthesia, 67. doi: 2020;67:109971. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinane.2020.109971. PMID: 32659376

Perry, T. (Corresponding Author), & Prielipp, R. C. (Lead Author) (2020). Yes you can–cautiously – infuse norepinephrine through a peripheral intravenous catheter in the OR. Anesth Analg, 131, 1057 - 1059. PMID: 32925323

Tolly, B. (Lead Author), Waly, A., Peterson, G., Erbes, C. R., Prielipp, R. C., & Apostolidou, I. (2020). Adult Emergence Agitation: A Veteran-Focused Narrative Review. Anesth Analg. PMID: 33177329 doi: Anesth & Analg 2020. PMID: 33177329


Academic Interests and Focus

Department Heads Council for the Dean (UM Medical School Affiliations) 2007 - Present Clinical Competency Committee (UM Medical School Affiliations) 2005 - Present



  • Anesthesiology

Clinical Interests

Anesthesiology Cardiac Inotropes Pulmonary Hypertension Patient Safety