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Robert S. Weller, M.D.Wake Forest School of Medicine

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Robert S. Weller, M.D.

Section Head, Anesthesiology-Acute Pain Service
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Clinical Interests

Acute Pain Management, Regional Anesthesia, Pediatric Anesthesia, General Anesthesia

Contact Information

Email: rweller@wakehealth.edu

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Education & Training

  • B.S., Northwestern University, 1977
  • M.D., Northwestern University Medical School, 1979
  • Internship, Surgery, Hartford Hosp, 1980
  • Residency, Surgery, Hartford Hosp, 1981
  • Residency, Anesthesiology, Hartford Hosp, 1983
  • Fellowship, Virginia Mason Medical Center, 1983
  • Fellowship, Childrens Hsp Natl Med Ctr, 1984

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Anesthesiology, Anesthesiology

Memberships

  • NC Soc of Anesthesiologists
  • Am Soc Of Anesthesiologists
  • Am Soc Of Regional Anesthesia
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • Int'l Anesthesia Research Soci

NPI Number

  • 1386629244
Robert S. Weller, M.D.

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Robert S. Weller, M.D.

Section Head, Anesthesiology-Acute Pain Service
Professor, Anesthesiology

Research Interests

Nerve Block; Ultrasonography, Interventional; Anesthetics, Local; Brachial Plexus; Femoral Nerve
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Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-7150

Email: rweller@wakehealth.edu

Recent Publications

An evaluation of ultrasound-guided adductor canal blockade for postoperative analgesia after medial unicondylar knee arthroplasty. Henshaw DS, Jaffe JD, Reynolds JW, Dobson S, Russell GB, Weller RS.. Anesth Analg. 2016;122(4):1192-1201.

Electronic procedural consent templates for acute pain procedures [abstract]. Weller RS, Henshaw D, Jaffe JD, Reynolds JW, Dobson S.. In: Abstracts of the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine (ASRA); 2016 Mar 31-Apr 2; New Orleans (LA). 2016;():1415.

Transversus abdominis plane block as the primary anesthetic for peritoneal dialysis catheter surgery. Henshaw DS, Baker ML, Weller RS, Reynolds JW, Jaffe JD.. J Clin Anesth. 2016;31():182-188.

Saphenous nerve in the distal adductor canal: anatomic position of the nerve in relation to the superficial femoral artery. Henshaw DS, Weller RS.. J Sci Med. 2016;2(1):73-78.

Analgesia after hip arthroscopy under general anesthesia with or without sciatic and lumbar plexus blocks [abstract]. Andersen W, Kornblatt B, Henshaw D, Weller R, Jaffe D.. In: Abstracts of the 14th Annual ASRA Pain Medicine Meeting; 2015 May 14-16; Las Vegas (NV). 2015;():A129.

Localization of thoracic epidural catheters: correlation between level of insertion, motor simulation, and radiographic catheter level [abstract]. Dobson S, Neal K, Lack C, Henshaw D, Weller R.. In: Abstracts of the 14th Annual ASRA Pain Medicine Meeting; 2015 May 14-16; Las Vegas (NV). 2015;():A329.

Parasacral sciatic nerve block versus Labatt sciatic nerve block for hip arthroscopy [abstract]. Kornblatt B, Jaffe JD, Henshaw D, Weller R.. Anesth Analg. 2015;120(3 Suppl):S-525.

An analysis of a continuous, wireless networked vital signs monitor in postsurgical patients [abstract]. Harwood T, Weller RS.. In: Abstracts of the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA); 2015 Oct 24-28; San Diego (CA). 2015;():A3143.

Setting postoperative hypoxemia alarms: SpO2 outcomes (using SpO2 less than or equal to 85% for 90 seconds) after trials of various hypoxemia alarm parameters in postsurgical patients using a wireless continuous multiparameter monitor [abstract]. Harwood T, Weller RS.. In: Abstracts of the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA); 2015 Oct 24-28; San Diego (CA). 2015;():A3154.

Endotracheal extubation [letter]. Royster RL, Locke AQ, Weller RS.. N Engl J Med. 2014;370(13):1267.

A checklist for performing regional nerve blocks. Mulroy MF, Weller RS, Liguori GA.. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2014;39(3):195-199.

The use of anatomical position for regional block description [letter]. Weller RS, Henshaw DS.. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2014;39(3):263-264.

Quick reference guide for regional anesthesia in the anticoagulated patient [newsletter article]. Weller RS, Henshaw D, Jaffe JD.. N Y Soc Reg Anesth. 2014;():.

Ask the experts: blocks in the posterior cervical triangle [newsletter article]. Weller RS.. ASRA News. 2012;May():12-17.

Femoral nerve block with selective tibial nerve block provides effective analgesia without foot drop after total knee arthroplasty: a prospective, randomized, observer-blinded study. Sinha SK, Abrams JH, Arumugam S, D'Alessio J, Freitas DG, Barnett JT, Weller RS.. Anesth Analg. 2012;115(1):202-206.

Ultrasound of the brachial plexus. Weller RS. In: Walker FO, Cartwright MS, eds. Neuromuscular ultrasound. Philadelphia: Elsevier/Saunders;2011: 91-105.

Guidelines for fellowship training in Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine: second edition, 2010. Hargett MJ, Kopp SL, Liguori GA, Neal JM, Weller RS, Abrahams M, Asenjo JF, Beathe JC, Boezaart AP, Gerancher JC, et al.. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2011;36(3):282-288.

Saphenous nerve block in the adductor canal: when described using anatomical position, the nerve is not posteromedial to the superficial femoral artery [abstract]. Henshaw D, Weller RS.. In: Spring 2011 Abstract Archive of the 36th Annual Regional Anesthesia Meeting & Workshops of the American Society of Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine; 2011 May 5-8; Las Vegas (NV). 2011;():abstr 18.

Incidence of phrenic nerve block after interscalene brachial plexus block [reply to Dr. van Zundert]. Sinha SK, Abrams JH, Muller JG, Lahiri B, Bernstein BA, Weller RS.. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2011;36(4):412.

The American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine and the European Society of Regional Anaesthesia and Pain Therapy Joint Committee recommendations for education and training in ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia. Sites BD, Chan VW, Neal JM, Weller R, Grau T, Koscielniak-Nielsen ZJ, Ivani G.. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2010;35(2 Suppl 1):S74-S80.

Unreliability of ultrasound for identification of the L5-S1 interspace [abstract]. Baird K, Weller R.. In: Abstracts of the 2010 Annual Pain Medicine Meeting and Workshops; 2010 Nov 18-21; Phoenix (AZ). 2010;():.

True tetracaine allergy following spinal anesthesia, manifesting as asymmetric urticaria [abstract]. Freck E, Weller R, Anz C, Shields J, Caldwell J.. In: Abstracts of the 2010 Annual Pain Medicine Meeting and Workshops; 2010 Nov 18-21; Phoenix (AZ). 2010;():.

Selective tibial nerve block provides effective pain control without footdrop in patients having total knee arthroplasty [abstract]. Sinha SK, Abrams JH, Arumugam S, D'Alessio J, Weller RS.. In: Abstracts of the 2010 Annual Pain Medicine Meeting and Workshops; 2010 Nov 18-21; Phoenix (AZ). 2010;():.

Ultrasound-guided interfascial injection for peripheral obturator nerve block in the thigh [reply to letter]. Sinha SK, Abrams JH, Houle TT, Weller RS.. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2010;35(3):315.

The American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine and the European Society of Regional Anaesthesia and Pain Therapy Joint Committee recommendations for education and training in ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia. Sites BD, Chan VW, Neal JM, Weller R, Grau T, Koscielniak-Nielsen ZJ, Ivani G.. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2009;34(1):40-46.

Ultrasound-guided obturator nerve block: an interfascial injection approach without nerve stimulation. Sinha SK, Abrams JH, Houle TT, Weller RS.. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2009;34(3):261-264.

Does fascia iliaca block result in obturator block? [letter]. Weller RS.. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2009;34(5):524.

Is an obturator nerve block required for all patients having total knee arthroplasty? [abstract]. Sinha SK, Abrams J, Arumugam S, Barnett J, Weller R.. In: Abstracts - Spring 2009 Abstract Archives of the ASRA 34th Annual Regional Anesthesia Meeting; 2009 Apr 30-May 3; Phoenix (AZ). 2009;():Abstr 112.

Minimum detection volume during simulated ultrasound-guided nerve block [abstract]. McDowell JN, Houle TT, Weller RS.. In: Abstracts - Spring 2009 Abstract Archives of the ASRA 34th Annual Regional Anesthesia Meeting; 2009 Apr 30-May 3; Phoenix (AZ). 2009;():Abstr 78.

Coronary artery stents: II. Perioperative considerations and management. Newsome LT, Weller RS, Gerancher JC, Kutcher MA, Royster RL.. Anesth Analg. 2008;107(2):570-590.

Psoas compartment block: potential complications. Weller RS. In: Atlee JL, ed Complications in anesthesia. 2nd ed. Philadelphia: Saunders Elsevier;2007: 257-260.

Zuers ultrasound experts regional anaesthesia statement (Zuers): January 2007 [newsletter article]. Chan V, Greher M, Hollmann M, Kapral S, Kettner S, Koscielniak-Nielsen Z, Lonnqvist P-A, MacLeod D, Marhofer P, Weller R, et al.. ESA Newsl. 2007;30(Spring):9-11.

Ultrasound-guided obturator nerve block without stimulation: an initial experience [abstract]. Weller R, Sinha J, Abrams J, Weller R.. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2007;32():A-27.

Pneumothorax after coracoid infraclavicular brachial plexus block. Crews JC, Gerancher JC, Weller RS.. Anesth Analg. 2007;105(1):275-277.

Antidotes to anesthetic catastrophe: lipid emulsion and dantrolene [reply to letter]. Groban L, Gerancher JC, Weller RS.. Anesth Analg. 2007;105(1):284.

Ultrasound-guided interscalene needle placement produces successful anesthesia regardless of motor stimulation above or below 0.5 mA. Sinha SK, Abrams JH, Weller RS.. Anesth Analg. 2007;105(3):848-852.

Local anesthetic-induced cardiac toxicity: a survey of contemporary practice strategies among academic anesthesiology departments. Corcoran W, Butterworth J, Weller RS, Beck JC, Gerancher JC, Houle TT, Groban L.. Anesth Analg. 2006;103(5):1322-1326.

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Professor, Anesthesiology

Clinical Interests

Acute Pain Management, Regional Anesthesia, Pediatric Anesthesia, General Anesthesia
Robert S. Weller, M.D.

Robert S. Weller, M.D.

Section Head, Anesthesiology-Acute Pain Service
Professor, Anesthesiology

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