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Our Team of Experts Anesthesiologists

The anesthesiologist will meet with you before surgery to discuss your medical history and previous anesthetic history. He will administer anesthesia during your surgery and monitor you and your baby throughout the surgical procedure. After the operation, he will be responsible for your pain management.

For further information regarding anesthesiology please refer to the Department of Anesthesia website.

Errol Lobo, MDErrol Lobo, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


Specialties: Obstetrical anesthesia, anesthesia for vascular surgery

Interests: Calcium signaling pathways, endothelin, vascular autoregulation

Dr. Errol Lobo is an Assistant Professor of Anesthesia at UCSF. He received his undergraduate education at the University of San Francisco and his Doctorate in Medicine at the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine. Dr. Lobo also holds a Doctorate in Philosophy from the University of California San Francisco. Dr. Lobo is a former University of California President's Fellow and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Fellow.

Dr. Lobo's anesthesia practice is focused primarily on obstetrical anesthesia and on anesthesia for vascular surgery.

Dr. Lobo's research interests include the regulation of calcium signaling pathways in cells stimulated by proteins that cause blood vessels to constrict. The protein he is primarily interested in is endothelin. Endothelin is thought to play a role in the pathogenesis of hypertension. In the fetus, endothelin is intimately involved in renal development.

Jennifer Lucero, MDJennifer Lucero, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Anesthesia/Perioperative Care

Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences

Dr. Jennifer Lucero is a physician-scientist who received her medical degree at Yale School of Medicine and then completed training in both Obstetrics/Gynecology and Anesthesia at UCSF. After her anesthesia training, she spent two years completing both an obstetric anesthesia and NIH research fellowship.

She is both a member of the Obstetric Anesthesia and Fetal Anesthesia team and is actively investigating the maternal end-organ effects of preeclampsia. Given Dr. Lucero's training she has been involved in fetal surgeries and management as both an obstetrician and anesthesiologist.

Mark Rollins, MDMark Rollins, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


Specialties: Obstetrical anesthesia

Dr. Mark Rollins investigates means of improving oxygen delivery both to acute wounds (e.g., maintaining normothermia and administering 100 percent oxygen intraoperatively) and to chronic wounds (e.g., sympathetic blockade, local warming and hyperbaric oxygen therapy). This involves studies in animal models, human volunteers, and patients, along with developing better oxygen measuring techniques.

Charles Cauldwell, M.D.Charles Cauldwell, M.D.

Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Care

Pediatric Anesthesiologist

Dr. Charles Caldwell is a pediatric anesthesiologist. He came to UCSF Medical Center from the Children's Hospital of Michigan where he was Chairman of the Anesthesia Department. He is a member of the Fetal Treatment Center and delivers anesthesia for fetal surgery. He trained in pediatrics in Seattle and Vancouver, Canada, anesthesia at UCSF and pediatric anesthesia at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He is board certified in both pediatrics and anesthesiology. Dr. Cauldwell is a Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Care at UCSF.

Marla B. Ferschl, M.D.Marla B. Ferschl, M.D.

Assistant Clinical Professor

Pediatric Anesthesiologist

Dr. Marla Ferschl is a pediatric anesthesiologist who treats children requiring sedation or anesthesia for procedures, radiologic studies or surgery. She has a special research interest in preoperative evaluations and quality assurance.

Dr. Ferschl earned a medical degree at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. She completed a residency in anesthesiology at UCSF and a fellowship in pediatric anesthesiology at Children's Hospital Boston. She is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Anesthesia at the UCSF School of Medicine. Dr. Ferschl, who speaks Spanish, is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, International Anesthesia Research Society, California Society of Anesthesiologists and Society for Pediatric Anesthesia.

Last Updated: 10/18/2013
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