Martina Richtsfeld
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Credentials
MD

Associate Professor
Biography

Bio

Dr. Martina Richtsfeld is an associate professor in the Department of Anesthesiology. She also serves as the Medical Director and Section Head of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, as well as the Program Director of the Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship with the Department of Anesthesiology.

Education

MD, Technische Universitaet Muenchen
Research Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Fellowship in Pediatric Anesthesiology, Tufts Medical Center
Residency in Anesthesiology, University of Minnesota

Honors and Recognition

Top Doctors, Minnesota Monthly Magazine
2019
Top Doctors, Minnesota Monthly Magazine
2017
Medical Staff Award for Clinical Care, University of Minnesota Medical Center
2017
Dr. Robert N. Reynolds Memorial Award in Pediatric Anesthesiology, Tufts Medical Center
2013
Resident of the Year, University of Minnesota, Department of Anesthesiology
2012
Resident of the Year, University of Minnesota, Department of Anesthesiology
2011
Third Place - Residents Research Essay Contest, American Society of Anesthesiologists
2010
Young Investigator Award, American Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists
2003
Scholarship of the "Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst", German Academic Exchange Service
2002

Professional Memberships

Association of University Anesthesiologists
Congenital Cardiac Anesthesia Society
Minnesota Society of Anesthesiologists
Society for Pediatric Anesthesia
American Society of Anesthesiologists
Selected Presentations

Selected Presentations

Richtsfeld, M., (Author & Presenter) "Beyond Inotropes - Mechanical Assist Devices", ViSiPAP: Visiting Scholars in Pediatric Anesthesia Program, Medical College of Wisconsin - Children’s Wisconsin, May 10, 2021.
Richtsfeld, M., (Author & Presenter) "Beyond Inotropes - Mechanical Assist Devices", ViSiPAP: Visiting Scholars in Pediatric Anesthesia Program, University of California San Francisco - Benioff Children’s Hospitals, May 03, 2021.
Richtsfeld, M., (Speaker) "Post-Bypass Coagulopathy", Grand Rounds, University of Minnesota, Department of Anesthesiology, Minneapolis, Minnesota, February 13, 2018.
Zupfer, E. H., (Author & Presenter), Richtsfeld, M., (Advisor) "Massive Intracranial Hemorrhage in a 4-week Old Infant with Vitamin K Deficiency Bleeding", Challenging Case Presentation - Annual Meeting, American Society of Anesthesiologists, San Diego, California, October 01, 2015.
Richtsfeld, M., (Speaker) "Fontan Physiology", Grand Rounds, University of Minnesota, Department of Anesthesiology, Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 21, 2015.
Richtsfeld, M., (Presenter) "Necrotizing Enterocolitis and Emergent Surgery", Morbidity and Mortality Conference, University of Minnesota, Department of Anesthesiology, Minneapolis, Minnesota, August 12, 2014.
Richtsfeld, M., (Speaker) "Anesthesia for a patient with a single cardiac ventricle for non-cardiac surgery", Grand Rounds, Tufts Medical Center, Department of Anesthesiology, Boston, Massachusetts, July 15, 2013.
Richtsfeld, M., (Author & Presenter), Al Hashem, Z., Gholami, A. S., Ahmed, M. I. "Monitoring for Cardiac Ischemia in the MRI Scanner - Sometimes Less is More", New England Anesthesia and Resident Conference, Massachusetts Society of Anesthesiologists, Boston, Massachusetts, April 13, 2013.
Richtsfeld, M., (Author & Presenter), Al Hashem, Z., Sheu, R., Ahmed, M. I. ""Retained Guide Wire" in a Central Venous Line - How would you proceed?", New England Anesthesia and Resident Conference, Massachusetts Society of Anesthesiologists, Boston, Massachusetts, April 13, 2013.
Richtsfeld, M., (Author & Presenter), Al Hashem, Z., Gholami, A. S., Ahmed, M. I. "Monitoring for Cardiac Ischemia in the MRI Scanner - Sometimes Less is More", SPA-AAP Pediatric Anesthesiology 2013, Society for Pediatric Anesthesia (SPA), Las Vegas, Nevada, March 01, 2013.
Richtsfeld, M., (Speaker) "Supplemental Oxygen in Premature Neonate", Senior Resident Presentation, University of Minnesota, Department of Anesthesiology, Minneapolis, Minnesota, June 19, 2012.
Richtsfeld, M., (Author & Presenter), Yasuhara, S., Blobner, M., Martyn, J. "Prolonged Administration of Pyridostigmine Impairs Neuromuscular Function", Annual Meeting, American Society of Anesthesiologists, San Diego, California, October 01, 2010.
Richtsfeld, M., (Speaker) "Anesthetic Considerations for the Pediatric Oncology Patient", Anesthesiology Morning Conference, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, September 15, 2010.
Helming, M., Frick, C. G., Richtsfeld, M., (Author), Fink, H., Blobner, M. "Chronic Administration of Pyridostigmine Improves Immobilization-Induced Neuromuscular Weakness", Annual Meeting, American Society of Anesthesiologists, Orlando, Florida, October 01, 2008.
Frick, C. G., Richtsfeld, M., (Author), Sahani, N. D., Blobner, M., Martyn, J. "Long-Term Effects of Botulinum Toxin on Neuromuscular Function", Annual Meeting, American Society of Anesthesiologists, Chicago, Illinois, October 01, 2006.
Richtsfeld, M., (Author & Presenter), Graessner, M., Zilbauer, A., Kochs, E. F., Blobner, M. "Pharmacodynamic Profile of the Nondepolarizing Neuromuscular Blocking Drug Gantacurium", Annual Meeting, American Society of Anesthesiologists, Chicago, Illinois, October 01, 2006.
Richtsfeld, M., (Author & Presenter), Fink, H., Busley, R., Schneider, G., Blobner, M. "Effective Dose of Succinylcholine and Tracheal Intubation Conditions after Varying Doses of Atracurium for Precurarization", Fall Meeting, International Society for Anaesthetic Pharmacology, Atlanta, Georgia, October 01, 2005.
Richtsfeld, M., (Author & Presenter), Yasuhara, S., Blobner, M., Martyn, J. A. "Chronic Administration of Pyridostigmine Down-Regulates Acetylcholine Receptors and May Impair Muscle Function", Annual Meeting, American Society of Anesthesiologists, Las Vegas, Nevada, October 01, 2004.
Richtsfeld, M., (Author & Presenter), Schmorleiz, A., Yasuhara, S., Blobner, M., Martyn, J. "Chronic Pyridostigmine-Therapy Accentuates the Downregulation of Acetylcholine Receptors in Experimental Myasthenia Gravis, and Increases Sensitivity to Atracurium", Annual Meeting, American Society of Anesthesiologists, Las Vegas, Nevada, October 01, 2004.
Richtsfeld, M., (Speaker), Martyn, J. A. "Chronic Administration of Pyridostigmine Leads to a Myasthenia-Like State with Down-Regulation of Acetylcholine Receptors", Fall Meeting, American Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists, San Francisco, California, October 01, 2003.
Fink, H., Richtsfeld, M., (Author), Eckel, B., Gordan, L., Blobner, M. "Chronic E. coli Infection Decreases Muscle Force Generating Capacity without Altering Expression of Acetylcholine Receptors", Annual Meeting, American Society of Anesthesiologists, San Francisco, California, October 01, 2003.
Richtsfeld, M., (Author & Presenter), Yasuhara, S., Blobner, M., Martyn, J. A. "Chronic Administration of Pyridostigmine Leads to a Myasthenia-Like State with Down-Regulation of Acetylcholine Receptors", Fall Meeting, American Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists, San Francisco, California, October 01, 2003.
Richtsfeld, M., (Author & Presenter), Yasuhara, S., Blobner, M., Martyn, J. A. "Chronic Administration of Pyridostigmine Leads to a Myasthenia-Like State with Down-Regulation of Acetylcholine Receptors", Annual Meeting, American Society of Anesthesiologists, San Francisco, California, October 01, 2003.
Mayer, B., Richtsfeld, M., (Author), Gordan, L., Michaelis, C., Blobner, M. "Cognitive Deficits in a Sepsis Model of iNOS-Induction but Not in E. Coli Sepsis", Annual Meeting, American Society of Anesthesiologists, Orlando, Florida, October 01, 2002.