Deborah Richman, MB, ChB, FFA(SA)

Associate Professor
Section Chief: Pre-operative Services
Phone: 631-444-2975
Stony Brook Medicine Profile
  • Education   
  • Medical School, University of Cape Town, South Africa 1982-1987
  • Registrar training in Anaesthetics - Groote Schuur Hospital and affiliated teaching group, Cape Town 1990-1994
  • Fellowship in Medical Education, Stony Brook University
  • Research Interests   
  • CME characteristics of part-time vs full timers
  • Sleep apnea screening
  • Awards, Honors, Professional Appointments   
  • 2014-2016 Vice President of the Society for Perioperative Assessment and Quality Improvement
  • 2016-2018 President of the Society for Perioperative Assessment and Quality Improvement
  • Publications   
  • PubMed Search
  • Pulley DD, Richman DC. Preoperative Evaluation. Anesthesiol Clin. 2016 Mar;34(1):xv-xvi
  • Costa A, Richman DC. Implantable Devices: Assessment and Perioperative Management. Anesthesiol Clin. 2016 Mar;34(1):185-99
  • Miller JD, Richman DC. Preoperative Evaluation of Patients with Diabetes Mellitus. Anesthesiol Clin. 2016 Mar;34(1):155-69
  • Alvarez-Nebreda ML, Bentov N, Urman RD, Setia S, Huang JC, Pfeifer K, Bennett K, Ong TD, Richman D, Gollapudi D, Alec Rooke G, Javedan H. Recommendations for Preoperative Management of Frailty from the Society for Perioperative Assessment and Quality Improvement (SPAQI). J Clin Anesth. 2018 Mar 15;47:33-42.
  • Richman DC and Pulley DD. Musculoskeletal and AutoImmune. In: Preoperative Assessment and Management. Sweitzer BJ (ed). Wolters Kluwer 2018
  • Tateosian VS, Richman DC. Preoperative Cardiac Evaluation for Noncardiac Surgery. Anesthesiol Clin. 2018 Dec;36(4):509-521.
  • Wong J, An D, Urman RD, Warner DO, Tønnesen H, Raveendran R, Abdullah HR, Pfeifer K, Maa J, Finegan B, Li E, Webb A, Edwards AF, Preston P, Bentov N, Richman DC, Chung F. Society for Perioperative Assessment and Quality Improvement (SPAQI) Consensus Statement on Perioperative Smoking Cessation. Anesth Analg. 2019 Nov 18.
  • Wiggans M, Arias F, Urman RD, Richman DC, Sweitzer BJ, Edwards AF, Armstrong MJ, Chopra A, Libon DJ, Price C. Common neurodegenerative disorders in the perioperative setting: Recommendations for screening from the Society for Perioperative Assessment and Quality Improvement (SPAQI). Perioper Care Oper Room Manag 2020, vol 20.
  • Richman PS, Richman DC. The role of cardiopulmonary exercise testing in perioperative risk assessment. Int Anesthesiol Clin. 2020 Nov 25.
  • Guthrie DB, Richman DC. Patients with psychiatric disease: implications for anesthesiologists. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2021 Jun 1;34(3):345-351.
  • Beg T, Daoud BE, Richman DC. Preoperative optimization of patients undergoing interventional procedures: infrastructure, logistics, and evidence-based medicine. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2021 Aug 1;34(4):482-489.
  • Romeiser JL, Cavalcante J, Richman DC, Singh SM, Liang X, Pei A, Sharma S, Lazarus Z, Gan TJ, Bennett-Guerrero E. Comparing Email, SMS, and Concurrent Mixed Modes Approaches to Capture Quality of Recovery in the Perioperative Period: Retrospective Longitudinal Cohort Study. JMIR Form Res. 2021 Nov 4;5(11):e25209.
  • Recent Presentations   
  • Richman D, Georges R. Pre-operative Considerations In A Patient With A Symptomatic Coronary Artery Fistula . Perioperative Medicine Summit, Ft. Lauderdale, 2017
  • Licata S, Richman D. Using the EMR – this is a bear, or perhaps a dragon? . Perioperative Medicine Summit, Ft. Lauderdale, 2017
  • Hua B, Richman D, Branigan M. My Laparoscopic Appendectomy patient has a LVAD, now what? . Perioperative Medicine Summit, Ft. Lauderdale, 2017
  • Bacon J, Kogan A, Richman D. When to Call Code H: Challenges to Managing Acute ST Depressions in the Intraoperative Setting. PGA 2017
  • Escobar DP, Richman DC, Wang M. Airway Management of Lower Paratracheal Mass. ASA 2018
  • Fleischer L, Richman DC, Brown A. 23 And You: How Genetics Can Impact Your Anesthetic and Your Life. Perioperative Medicine Summit Fort Lauderdale FL Mar 2018
  • Cheung RJ, Richman DC. Propofol Induced Seizure-Like Phenomenon. Perioperative Medicine Summit Orlando FL Feb 2019
  • Romeiser JL, Cavalcante J, Richman D, Gan TJ, Bennett-Guererro E. Feasibility of Collecting Perioperative Patient Reported Outcomes Using Web-Based Methods in ERAS Patients. ASER 2019
  • Cervo K, Richman D. Complications of Head And Neck Radiation – Beyond The Difficult Airway. PGA 2019
  • Mathew A, Adsumelli R, Gupta AK, Richman DC. Propofol Associated Acute Pancreatitis Following General Anesthesia: A Case Report. Perioperative Medicine Summit, Orlando Mar 2020
  • Cervo K, Richman DC. Complications of neck radiation – beyond the difficult airway. Perioperative Medicine Summit, Orlando Mar 2020
  • Taft A, Lee A, Richman DC, Gupta AK. Pre-Operative Evaluation and Intraoperative Management of a Patient with EDAC (Excessive dynamic airways collapse). PGA 2020
  • Bell J, Richman D. Anesthetic Considerations for Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease: Far Beyond the Nephron. PGA 2021
  • Zhang K, Xiao A, Richman D. Anesthetic Management of Intrabronchial Valves. PGA 2021 Bindelglass A, Richman D, Cecchetto K. Perioperative Approach to a Patient with Hereditary Amyloidosis. PGA 2021
  • Jin Z, Richman D. Utilization of Wearable Pedometer Devices in the Perioperative Period - a Systematic Review. Perioperative Summit 2022
  • Jacob S, Richman D. Open Your Eyes, Lift Your Head” Doesn’t Work For My Deaf Patient. PGA 2022

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