Geoffrey Lighthall

Anesthesiologist

Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care System

Professional Education

Internship: Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (1996) CA

Fellowship: Stanford University School of Medicine (2000) CA

Residency: Stanford University School of Medicine (1999) CA

Board Certification: Anesthesia, American Board of Anesthesiology (2000)

Board Certification: Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Anesthesiology (2001)

Medical Education: University of Maryland (1995) MD

MD, University of Maryland, Medicine (1995)

PhD, University of Maryland, Physiology (1993)

An institution-wide approach to redesigning management of cardiopulmonary arrests
Lighthall, G., Mayette M, & Harrison TK. (2013). An institution-wide approach to redesigning management of cardiopulmonary arrests. The joint commission journal of patient safety, 39(4).

Introduction of a Rapid Response System at a United States Veterans Affairs Hospital Reduced Cardiac Arrests
Lighthall, G. K., Parast, L. M., Rapoport, L., & Wagner, T. H. (2010). Introduction of a Rapid Response System at a United States Veterans Affairs Hospital Reduced Cardiac Arrests. ANESTHESIA AND ANALGESIA, 111(3), 679-686.

Using in situ simulation to improve in-hospital cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
Lighthall, G. K., Poon, T., & Harrison, T. K. (2010). Using in situ simulation to improve in-hospital cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Joint Commission journal on quality and patient safety / Joint Commission Resources, 36(5), 209-216.

Abnormal vital signs are associated with an increased risk for critical events in US veteran inpatients
Lighthall, G. K., Markar, S., & Hsiung, R. (2009). Abnormal vital signs are associated with an increased risk for critical events in US veteran inpatients. RESUSCITATION, 80(11), 1264-1269.

Evaluating the management of septic shock using patient simulation
Ottestad, E., Boulet, J. R., & Lighthall, G. K. (2007). Evaluating the management of septic shock using patient simulation. CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE, 35(3), 769-775.

Use of a fully simulated intensive care unit environment for critical event management training for internal medicine residents
Lighthall, G. K., Barr, J., Howard, S. K., Gellar, E., Sowb, Y., & Gaba, D. (2003). Use of a fully simulated intensive care unit environment for critical event management training for internal medicine residents. CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE, 31(10), 2437-2443.

Percutaneous tracheostomy at the bedside: 13 tips for improving safety and success.
Maxwell, B. G., Ganaway, T., & Lighthall, G. K. (2014). Percutaneous tracheostomy at the bedside: 13 tips for improving safety and success. Journal of intensive care medicine, 29(2), 110-115.

The pharmacology of airway management in critical care.
Consilvio, C., Kuschner, W. G., & Lighthall, G. K. (2012). The pharmacology of airway management in critical care. Journal of intensive care medicine, 27(5), 298-305.

Generation of early warnings with smart monitors: The future is all about getting back to the basics!
Lighthall, G. K. (2012). Generation of early warnings with smart monitors: The future is all about getting back to the basics!. CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE, 40(8), 2509-2511.

The evolving role of preoperative testing in vascular surgery patients: can a little knowledge be dangerous?
Verduzco, L. A., & Lighthall, G. K. (2011). The evolving role of preoperative testing in vascular surgery patients: can a little knowledge be dangerous?. Seminars in cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia, 15(3), 75-84.

Use of physiologic reasoning to diagnose and manage shock States.
Lighthall, G. (2011). Use of physiologic reasoning to diagnose and manage shock States. Critical care research and practice, 2011, 105348-?.

Perioperative intravascular fluid assessment and monitoring: a narrative review of established and emerging techniques.
Singh, S., Kuschner, W. G., & Lighthall, G. (2011). Perioperative intravascular fluid assessment and monitoring: a narrative review of established and emerging techniques. Anesthesiology research and practice, 2011, 231493-?.

"Identifying the hospitalised patient in crisis"-A consensus conference on the afferent limb of Rapid Response Systems
DeVita, M. A., Smith, G. B., Adam, S. K., Adams-Pizarro, I., Buist, M., & Winters, B. (2010). "Identifying the hospitalised patient in crisis"-A consensus conference on the afferent limb of Rapid Response Systems. RESUSCITATION, 81(4), 375-382.

A Controllable Patient Monitor for Classroom Video Projectors
Lighthall, G. K., & Harrison, T. K. (2010). A Controllable Patient Monitor for Classroom Video Projectors. SIMULATION IN HEALTHCARE, 5(1), 58-60.

Using the rapid response system to provide better oversight of patient care processes.
Moore, M. S., Howard, S. K., & Lighthall, G. (2007). Using the rapid response system to provide better oversight of patient care processes. Joint Commission journal on quality and patient safety / Joint Commission Resources, 33(11), 695-?.

The use of clinical simulation systems to train critical care physicians.
Lighthall, G. K., & Barr, J. (2007). The use of clinical simulation systems to train critical care physicians. Journal of intensive care medicine, 22(5), 257-269.

Genetic variants of the P-glycoprotein gene Abcb1b modulate opioid-induced hyperalgesia, tolerance and dependence
Liang, D.-Y., Liao, G., Lighthall, G. K., Peltz, G., & Clark, D. J. (2006). Genetic variants of the P-glycoprotein gene Abcb1b modulate opioid-induced hyperalgesia, tolerance and dependence. PHARMACOGENETICS AND GENOMICS, 16(11), 825-835.

Findings of the First Consensus Conference on Medical Emergency Teams
DeVita, M. A., Bellomo, R., Hillman, K., Kellum, J., Rotondi, A., & Galhotra, S. (2006). Findings of the First Consensus Conference on Medical Emergency Teams. CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE, 34(9), 2463-2478.

The value of simulation training during anesthesia residency
Lighthall, G. K. (2006). The value of simulation training during anesthesia residency. ANESTHESIOLOGY, 105(2), 433-433.

An interchangeable Mapleson A-E breathing system is practical and cost effective
Robinson, M., & Lighthall, G. K. (2006). An interchangeable Mapleson A-E breathing system is practical and cost effective. ACTA ANAESTHESIOLOGICA SCANDINAVICA, 50(1), 45-49.

Fluid management in hospitalized patients.
Meinke, L., & Lighthall, G. K. (2005). Fluid management in hospitalized patients. Comprehensive therapy, 31(3), 209-223.

Alterations in spinal cord gene expression after hindpaw formalin injection
Li, X. Q., Lighthall, G., Liang, D. Y., & Clark, J. D. (2004). Alterations in spinal cord gene expression after hindpaw formalin injection. JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE RESEARCH, 78(4), 533-541.

Identification of salt-sensitive genes in the kidneys of Dahl rats
Lighthall, G. L., Hamilton, B. P., & Hamlyn, J. M. (2004). Identification of salt-sensitive genes in the kidneys of Dahl rats. JOURNAL OF HYPERTENSION, 22(8), 1487-1494.

Correction of intraoperative coagulopathy in a patient with neurofibromatosis type I with intravenous desmopressin (DDAVP)
Lighthall, G. K., Morgan, C., & Cohen, S. E. (2004). Correction of intraoperative coagulopathy in a patient with neurofibromatosis type I with intravenous desmopressin (DDAVP). INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OBSTETRIC ANESTHESIA, 13(3), 174-177.

Asystole during successive electroconvulsive therapy sessions: A report of two cases
Robinson, M., & Lighthall, G. (2004). Asystole during successive electroconvulsive therapy sessions: A report of two cases. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ANESTHESIA, 16(3), 210-213.

Dexmedetomidine fails to cause hyperalgesia after cessation of chronic administration
Davies, M. F., Haimor, F., Lighthall, G., & Clark, J. D. (2003). Dexmedetomidine fails to cause hyperalgesia after cessation of chronic administration. ANESTHESIA AND ANALGESIA, 96(1), 195-200.

Heme oxygenase type 2 modulates molecular changes during chronic behavioral and exposure to morphine
Liang, D., Li, X., Lighthall, G., & Clark, J. D. (2003). Heme oxygenase type 2 modulates molecular changes during chronic behavioral and exposure to morphine. NEUROSCIENCE, 121(4), 999-1005.

An improved method for topical cerebral cooling during deep hypothermic circulatory arrest
Lighthall, G. K., Cartwright, C. R., & Haddow, G. R. (2000). An improved method for topical cerebral cooling during deep hypothermic circulatory arrest. JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, 120(2), 403-404.

A comparison of the onset and clinical duration of high doses of cisatracurium and rocuronium
Lighthall, G. K., Jamieson, M. A., Katolik, J., & Brock-Utne, J. G. (1999). A comparison of the onset and clinical duration of high doses of cisatracurium and rocuronium. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ANESTHESIA, 11(3), 220-225.

THE CHROMOSOMES OF LEISHMANIA
Lighthall, G. K., & GIANNINI, S. H. (1992). THE CHROMOSOMES OF LEISHMANIA. PARASITOLOGY TODAY, 8(6), 192-199.