Emily Ratner

Medical acupuncturist

Center for Integrative Medicine

  • 211 Quarry Road
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-498-5566
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Professional Education

Residency: Stanford University School of Medicine (1991) CA

Fellowship, University of Arizona, Integrative Medicine (2009)

Board Certification, American Board of Medical Acupuncture, Medical Acupuncture (2004)

Board Certification: Anesthesia, American Board of Anesthesiology (1992)

Internship: Scvmc (1988)

Medical Education: Baylor College of Medicine (1987) TX

M.D., Baylor College of Medicine, Medicine (1987)

Honors & Awards

Interdisciplinary Professor of the Year, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics (1999)

Administrative Appointments

Co-director, Division of Medical Acupuncture, 2004

Resources for developing and integrating innovative curricula in complementary and alternative/integrative medicine
Guerrera M, Benn R, Ratner E, Konigsberg E, & Bailey M. (2009). Resources for developing and integrating innovative curricula in complementary and alternative/integrative medicine. MedEdPortal.

Perioperative Acupuncture
Seybold J, Ratner EF, & Golianu B. (2008). Perioperative Acupuncture. in Anesthesiologists Manual of Surgical Procedures.

The site of action of epidural fentanyl infusions in the presence of local anesthetics: A minimum local analgesic concentration infusion study in nulliparous labor
Ginosar, Y., Columb, M. O., Cohen, S. E., Mirikatani, E., Tingle, M. S., & Riley, E. T. (2003). The site of action of epidural fentanyl infusions in the presence of local anesthetics: A minimum local analgesic concentration infusion study in nulliparous labor. ANESTHESIA AND ANALGESIA, 97(5), 1439-1445.

The site of action of epidural fentanyl infusions in the presence of local anesthetics: a minimun local analgesic concentration infusion study in nulliparous labor
Ginosar Y, Coloumb MO, Cohen SE, Mirikitani E, Tingle MS, & Ratner EF. (2003). The site of action of epidural fentanyl infusions in the presence of local anesthetics: a minimun local analgesic concentration infusion study in nulliparous labor. Anethesia and Analgesia, 97(5).

A comparison of the 24-gauge Sprotte (R) and Gertie Marx (R) spinal needles for combined spinal-epidural analgesia during labor
Riley, E. T., Hamilton, C. L., Ratner, E. F., & Cohen, S. E. (2002). A comparison of the 24-gauge Sprotte (R) and Gertie Marx (R) spinal needles for combined spinal-epidural analgesia during labor. ANESTHESIOLOGY, 97(3), 574-577.

Pregnancy complicated by severe osteogenesis imperfecta: A report of two cases
Vogel, T. M., Ratner, E. F., Thomas, R. C., & Chitkara, U. (2002). Pregnancy complicated by severe osteogenesis imperfecta: A report of two cases. ANESTHESIA AND ANALGESIA, 94(5), 1315-1317.

Mask induction with sevoflurane in a parturient with severe tracheal stenosis
Ratner, E. F., Cohen, S. E., El Sayed, Y., & Druzin, M. (2001). Mask induction with sevoflurane in a parturient with severe tracheal stenosis. ANESTHESIOLOGY, 95(2), 553-555.

Anesthesia for cesarean section in a pituitary dwarf
Ratner, E. F., & Hamilton, C. L. (1998). Anesthesia for cesarean section in a pituitary dwarf. ANESTHESIOLOGY, 89(1), 253-254.

Intrathecal sufentanil for labor analgesia: Do sensory changes predict better analgesia and greater hypotension?
Riley, E. T., Ratner, E. F., & Cohen, S. E. (1997). Intrathecal sufentanil for labor analgesia: Do sensory changes predict better analgesia and greater hypotension?. ANESTHESIA AND ANALGESIA, 84(2), 346-351.

Failure of steroid supplementation to prevent operative hypotension in a patient receiving chronic steroid therapy
Ratner, E. F., Allen, R., Mihm, F. G., & BROCKUTNE, J. G. (1996). Failure of steroid supplementation to prevent operative hypotension in a patient receiving chronic steroid therapy. ANESTHESIA AND ANALGESIA, 82(6), 1294-1296.

Ketorolac and spinal morphine for postcesarean analgesia.
Cohen, S. E., Desai, J. B., Ratner, E. F., Riley, E. T., & Halpern, J. (1996). Ketorolac and spinal morphine for postcesarean analgesia. International journal of obstetric anesthesia, 5(1), 14-18.

SPINAL VERSUS EPIDURAL-ANESTHESIA FOR CESAREAN-SECTION - A COMPARISON OF TIME EFFICIENCY, COSTS, CHARGES, AND COMPLICATIONS
Riley, E. T., Cohen, S. E., Macario, A., Desai, J. B., & Ratner, E. F. (1995). SPINAL VERSUS EPIDURAL-ANESTHESIA FOR CESAREAN-SECTION - A COMPARISON OF TIME EFFICIENCY, COSTS, CHARGES, AND COMPLICATIONS. ANESTHESIA AND ANALGESIA, 80(4), 709-712.

NALBUPHINE IS BETTER THAN NALOXONE FOR TREATMENT OF SIDE-EFFECTS AFTER EPIDURAL MORPHINE
Cohen, S. E., Ratner, E. F., KREITZMAN, T. R., ARCHER, J. H., & MIGNANO, L. R. (1992). NALBUPHINE IS BETTER THAN NALOXONE FOR TREATMENT OF SIDE-EFFECTS AFTER EPIDURAL MORPHINE. ANESTHESIA AND ANALGESIA, 75(5), 747-752.

DIFFICULTY IN EXTUBATION - A CAUSE FOR CONCERN
BROCKUTNE, J. G., Jaffe, R. A., Robins, B., & Ratner, E. (1992). DIFFICULTY IN EXTUBATION - A CAUSE FOR CONCERN. ANAESTHESIA, 47(3), 229-230.