Robert L. Norris

General surgeon

Emergency Department

  • 900 Quarry Road Extension
  • Stanford, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-723-5111
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Professional Education

Residency: Akron City Hospital (1986) OH

Board Certification: Emergency Medicine, American Board of Emergency Medicine (1987)

Internship: Akron City Hospital (1984) OH

Medical Education: Medical College of Virginia (1983) VA

MD, Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, Medicine (1983)

Honors & Awards

Editor Emeritus, Wilderness and Environmental Medicine (2011)

Founders' Award, Wilderness Medical Society (2011)

Fellow, American Academcy of Emergency Medicine (2009)

Research Award, Wilderness Medical Society (2007)

Education Award, Wilderness Medical Society (2005)

Fellow, American College of Emergency Physicians (1989)

Administrative Appointments

Chief, Division of Emergency Medicine, Stanford University Medical Center, 1995

Civil-Military Collaboration in the Initial Medical Response to the Earthquake in Haiti
Auerbach, P. S., Norris, R. L., Menon, A. S., Brown, I. P., Kuah, S., & Lawry, L. (2010). Civil-Military Collaboration in the Initial Medical Response to the Earthquake in Haiti. NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE, 362(10).

Pain control in disaster settings: a role for ultrasound-guided nerve blocks.
Lippert, S. C., Nagdev, A., Stone, M. B., Herring, A., & Norris, R. (2013). Pain control in disaster settings: a role for ultrasound-guided nerve blocks. Annals of emergency medicine, 61(6), 690-696.

The expanded scope of emergency medical practice necessary for initial disaster response: lessons from Haiti.
Menon, A. S., Norris, R. L., Racciopi, J., Tilson, H., Gardner, J., & Auerbach, P. S. (2012). The expanded scope of emergency medical practice necessary for initial disaster response: lessons from Haiti. Journal of special operations medicine : a peer reviewed journal for SOF medical professionals, 12(1), 31-36.

Editor's Response to "Rescuing the Physical Exam"
Norris, R. L. (2010). Editor's Response to "Rescuing the Physical Exam". WILDERNESS & ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE, 21(2), 174-174.

Death following coral snake bite in the United States - First documented case (with ELISA confirmation of envenomation) in over 40 years
Norris, R. L., Pfalzgraf, R. R., & Laing, G. (2009). Death following coral snake bite in the United States - First documented case (with ELISA confirmation of envenomation) in over 40 years. TOXICON, 53(6), 693-697.

The Global Snakebite Crisis-A Public Health Issue Misunderstood, Not Neglected
Simpson, I. D., & Norris, R. L. (2009). The Global Snakebite Crisis-A Public Health Issue Misunderstood, Not Neglected. WILDERNESS & ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE, 20(1), 43-56.

The Ebbinghaus retention curve: training does not increase the ability to apply pressure immobilisation in simulated snake bite - implications for snake bite first aid in the developing world
Simpson, I. D., Tanwar, P. D., Andrade, C., Kochar, D. K., & Norris, R. L. (2008). The Ebbinghaus retention curve: training does not increase the ability to apply pressure immobilisation in simulated snake bite - implications for snake bite first aid in the developing world. TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE, 102(5), 451-459.

A Case of Elevated Liver Function Tests After Crown-of-Thorns (Acanthaster planci) Envenomation
Lin, B., Norris, R. L., & Auerbach, P. S. (2008). A Case of Elevated Liver Function Tests After Crown-of-Thorns (Acanthaster planci) Envenomation. WILDERNESS & ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE, 19(4), 275-279.

Snake antivenom product guidelines in India: "The devil is in the details"
Simpson, I. D., & Norris, R. L. (2007). Snake antivenom product guidelines in India: "The devil is in the details". WILDERNESS & ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE, 18(3), 163-168.

Venomous snakebite in mountainous terrain: Prevention and management
Boyd, J. J., Agazzi, G., Svajda, D., Morgan, A. J., Ferrandis, S., & Norris, R. L. (2007). Venomous snakebite in mountainous terrain: Prevention and management. WILDERNESS & ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE, 18(3), 190-202.

Syncope, massive aspiration, and sudden death following rattlesnake bite
Norris, R. L., Wilkerson, J. A., & Feldman, J. (2007). Syncope, massive aspiration, and sudden death following rattlesnake bite. WILDERNESS & ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE, 18(3), 206-208.

Rediscovery of severe saw-scaled viper (Echis sochureki) envenoming in the thar desert region of Rajasthan, India
Kochar, D. K., Tanwar, P. D., Norris, R. L., Sabir, M., Nayak, K. C., & Simpson, I. D. (2007). Rediscovery of severe saw-scaled viper (Echis sochureki) envenoming in the thar desert region of Rajasthan, India. WILDERNESS & ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE, 18(2), 75-85.

Effects of implementing a rapid admission policy in the ED
Quinn, J. V., Mahadevan, S. V., Eggers, G., Ouyang, H., & Norris, R. (2007). Effects of implementing a rapid admission policy in the ED. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, 25(5), 559-563.

Snakes of medical importance in India: Is the concept of the "Big 4" still relevant and useful?
Simpson, I. D., & Norris, R. L. (2007). Snakes of medical importance in India: Is the concept of the "Big 4" still relevant and useful?. WILDERNESS & ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE, 18(1), 2-9.

Digital necrosis necessitating amputation after tube gauze dressing application in the ED
Norris, R. L., & Gilbert, G. H. (2006). Digital necrosis necessitating amputation after tube gauze dressing application in the ED. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, 24(5), 618-621.

First report of a bite by the mottled rock rattlesnake (Crotalus lepidus lepidus)
Norris, R. L. (2005). First report of a bite by the mottled rock rattlesnake (Crotalus lepidus lepidus). TOXICON, 46(4), 414-417.

Physicians and lay people are unable to apply pressure immobilization properly in a simulated snakebite scenario
Norris, R. L., Ngo, J., Nolan, K., & Hooker, G. (2005). Physicians and lay people are unable to apply pressure immobilization properly in a simulated snakebite scenario. WILDERNESS & ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE, 16(1), 16-21.

Regional vs systemic antivenom administration in the treatment of snake venom poisoning in a rabbit model: A pilot study
Norris, R. L., Dery, R., Johnson, C., Williams, S., Rose, K., & Thompson, R. C. (2003). Regional vs systemic antivenom administration in the treatment of snake venom poisoning in a rabbit model: A pilot study. WILDERNESS & ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE, 14(4), 231-235.

Airway management for the sports physician - Part 2: Advanced techniques
Norris, R. L., & Peterson, J. (2001). Airway management for the sports physician - Part 2: Advanced techniques. PHYSICIAN AND SPORTSMEDICINE, 29(11), 15-?.

Airway management for the sports physician part 1: Basic techniques
Norris, R. L., & Peterson, J. (2001). Airway management for the sports physician part 1: Basic techniques. PHYSICIAN AND SPORTSMEDICINE, 29(10), 23-29.

Centipede envenomation
Bush, S. P., King, B. O., Norris, R. L., & Stockwell, S. A. (2001). Centipede envenomation. WILDERNESS & ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE, 12(2), 93-99.

A call for snakebite research
Norris, R. L. (2000). A call for snakebite research. WILDERNESS & ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE, 11(3), 149-151.

Snakes as an overlooked natural vector control resource
Norris, R. L. (1999). Snakes as an overlooked natural vector control resource. WILDERNESS & ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE, 10(2), 132-132.

Snakebite scenario
Norris, R. L. (1999). Snakebite scenario. WILDERNESS & ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE, 10(1), 55-56.

Managing arthropod bites and stings
Norris, R. L. (1998). Managing arthropod bites and stings. PHYSICIAN AND SPORTSMEDICINE, 26(7), 47-?.

DELAYED USE OF WIDOW SPIDER ANTIVENIN
Allen, R. C., & Norris, R. L. (1995). DELAYED USE OF WIDOW SPIDER ANTIVENIN. ANNALS OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, 26(3), 393-394.

BITE MARKS AND THE DIAGNOSIS OF VENOMOUS SNAKEBITE
Norris, R. L. (1995). BITE MARKS AND THE DIAGNOSIS OF VENOMOUS SNAKEBITE. WILDERNESS & ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE, 6(2), 159-161.

Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome in the emergency department: a case report.
Martin, R. A., Edraki, B., & Norris, R. L. (1994). Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome in the emergency department: a case report. journal of emergency medicine, 12(4), 481-484.

Local anesthetics.
Norris, R. L. (1992). Local anesthetics. Emergency medicine clinics of North America, 10(4), 707-718.

KETOROLAC FOR SICKLE-CELL VASOOCCLUSIVE CRISIS PAIN IN THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT - LACK OF A NARCOTIC-SPARING EFFECT
Wright, S. W., Norris, R. L., & Mitchell, T. R. (1992). KETOROLAC FOR SICKLE-CELL VASOOCCLUSIVE CRISIS PAIN IN THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT - LACK OF A NARCOTIC-SPARING EFFECT. ANNALS OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, 21(8), 925-928.

DELAYED USE OF ANTIVENIN IN BLACK-WIDOW SPIDER (LATRODECTUS-MACTANS) ENVENOMATION
Allen, R. C., & Norris, R. L. (1991). DELAYED USE OF ANTIVENIN IN BLACK-WIDOW SPIDER (LATRODECTUS-MACTANS) ENVENOMATION. JOURNAL OF WILDERNESS MEDICINE, 2(3), 187-192.

APPARENT CORAL SNAKE ENVENOMATION IN A PATIENT WITHOUT VISIBLE FANG MARKS
Norris, R. L., & Dart, R. C. (1989). APPARENT CORAL SNAKE ENVENOMATION IN A PATIENT WITHOUT VISIBLE FANG MARKS. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, 7(4), 402-405.

Deep vein thrombosis in an adolescent.
Berman, D. A., Norris, R. L., Crow, T., & Scatamacchia, S. (1989). Deep vein thrombosis in an adolescent. Pediatric emergency care, 5(2), 102-104.