Roya Yumul, MD, PhD
Title Professor
Institution Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
Department Surgery
School College of Medicine
Address 1731 E. 120th Street

Education & Training
NIH Awarded Grants
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1. Tanaka P, Park YS, Liu L, Varner C, Kumar AH, Sandhu C, Yumul R, McCartney KT, Spilka J, Macario A. Assessment Scores of a Mock Objective Structured Clinical Examination Administered to 99 Anesthesiology Residents at 8 Institutions. Anesth Analg. 2020 Mar 05.
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2. Lam PH, Milam AJ, Ley EJ, Yumul R, Durra O. Intraoperative Pulmonary Embolism Diagnosed by Rescue Transesophageal Echocardiography in a Morbidly Obese Patient Undergoing Orthopedic Surgery following Motor Vehicle Crash. Case Rep Anesthesiol. 2019; 2019:2429194.
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3. Maher DP, Serna-Gallegos D, Mardirosian R, Thomas OJ, Zhang X, McKenna R, Yumul R, Zhang V. The Combination of IV and Perineural Dexamethasone Prolongs the Analgesic Duration of Intercostal Nerve Blocks Compared with IV Dexamethasone Alone. Pain Med. 2017 06 01; 18(6):1152-1160.
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4. Li Z, Liu F, Ma H, White PF, Yumul R, Jiang Y, Wang N, Cao X. Age exacerbates surgery-induced cognitive impairment and neuroinflammation in Sprague-Dawley rats: the role of IL-4. Brain Res. 2017 06 15; 1665:65-73.
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5. Yang HJ, Dey D, Sykes J, Klein M, Butler J, Kovacs MS, Sobczyk O, Sharif B, Bi X, Kali A, Cokic I, Tang R, Yumul R, Conte AH, Tsaftaris SA, Tighiouart M, Li D, Slomka PJ, Berman DS, Prato FS, Fisher JA, Dharmakumar R. Arterial CO2 as a Potent Coronary Vasodilator: A Preclinical PET/MR Validation Study with Implications for Cardiac Stress Testing. J Nucl Med. 2017 06; 58(6):953-960.
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6. Cao X, Yumul R, Elvir Lazo OL, Friedman J, Durra O, Zhang X, White PF. A novel visual facial anxiety scale for assessing preoperative anxiety. PLoS One. 2017; 12(2):e0171233.
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7. Cao X, Elvir-Lazo OL, White PF, Yumul R, Tang J. An update on pain management for elderly patients undergoing ambulatory surgery. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2016 Dec; 29(6):674-682.
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8. Elvir Lazo OL, White PF, Tang J, Yumul R, Cao X, Yumul F, Hausman J, Hernandez Conte A, Anand KK, Hemaya EG, Zhang X, Wender RH. Propofol versus midazolam for premedication: a placebo-controlled, randomized double-blinded study. Minerva Anestesiol. 2016 11; 82(11):1170-1179.
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9. Maher DP, Woo P, Wong W, Zhang X, Yumul R, Louy C. Perioperative factors associated with Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems responses of total hip arthroplasty patients. J Clin Anesth. 2016 Nov; 34:232-8.
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10. Yumul R, Elvir-Lazo OL, White PF, Sloninsky A, Kaplan M, Kariger R, Naruse R, Parker N, Pham C, Zhang X, Wender RH. Comparison of three video laryngoscopy devices to direct laryngoscopy for intubating obese patients: a randomized controlled trial. J Clin Anesth. 2016 Jun; 31:71-7.
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11. Yumul R, Elvir-Lazo OL, White PF, Durra O, Ternian A, Tamman R, Naruse R, Ebba H, Yusufali T, Wong R, Hernandez Conte A, Farnad S, Pham C, Wender RH. Comparison of the C-MAC video laryngoscope to a flexible fiberoptic scope for intubation with cervical spine immobilization. J Clin Anesth. 2016 Jun; 31:46-52.
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12. Maher DP, Lee J, Woo P, Zhang X, White PF, Yumul R, Hernandez Conte A. Ritonavir Use in Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Positive Surgical Patients Is Not Associated with an Increase in Postoperative Critical Respiratory Events. J Pain Palliat Care Pharmacother. 2016; 30(1):25-30.
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13. Wong W, Maher DP, Iyayi D, Lopez R, Shamloo B, Rosner H, Yumul R. Increased dose of betamethasone for transforaminal epidural steroid injections is not associated with superior pain outcomes at 4 weeks. Pain Physician. 2015 May-Jun; 18(3):E355-61.
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14. Maher DP, Loyferman R, Yumul R, Louy C. Initial Experience with IV Ketamine Infusion for Treatment of Post Sternotomy Pain in a Patient with a Total Artificial Heart. Pain Physician. 2015 May-Jun; 18(3):E425-7.
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15. Maher DP, Wong W, Woo P, Padilla C, Zhang X, Shamloo B, Rosner H, Wender R, Yumul R, Louy C. Perioperative factors associated with HCAHPS responses of 2,758 surgical patients. Pain Med. 2015 Apr; 16(4):791-801.
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16. Nelson MD, Szczepaniak LS, LaBounty TM, Szczepaniak E, Li D, Tighiouart M, Li Q, Dharmakumar R, Sannes G, Fan Z, Yumul R, Hardy WD, Hernandez Conte A. Cardiac steatosis and left ventricular dysfunction in HIV-infected patients treated with highly active antiretroviral therapy. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2014 Nov; 7(11):1175-7.
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17. Maher DP, Kissen M, Danovitch I, Yumul R, Louy C. Perioperative substance use disorder, opioid diversion, and opioid misuse by a medical professional undergoing orthopedic surgery. J Opioid Manag. 2014 Nov-Dec; 10(6):437-40.
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18. Maher D, Yumul R, Hemaya E. Anesthetic management of an orthopedic patient with a suspected occult spinal cord tumor: a review of spinal cord coning. J Neurosurg Anesthesiol. 2014 Oct; 26(4):410-2.
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19. Yang HJ, Yumul R, Tang R, Cokic I, Klein M, Kali A, Sobczyk O, Sharif B, Tang J, Bi X, Tsaftaris SA, Li D, Conte AH, Fisher JA, Dharmakumar R. Assessment of myocardial reactivity to controlled hypercapnia with free-breathing T2-prepared cardiac blood oxygen level-dependent MR imaging. Radiology. 2014 Aug; 272(2):397-406.
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20. Conte AH, Esmailian F, LaBounty T, Lubin L, Hardy WD, Yumul R. The patient with the human immunodeficiency virus-1 in the cardiovascular operative setting. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2013 Feb; 27(1):135-55.
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21. White PF, Zhao M, Tang J, Wender RH, Yumul R, Sloninsky AV, Naruse R, Kariger R, Cunneen S. Use of a disposable acupressure device as part of a multimodal antiemetic strategy for reducing postoperative nausea and vomiting. Anesth Analg. 2012 Jul; 115(1):31-7.
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22. White PF, Tang J, Wender RH, Zhao M, Time M, Zaentz A, Yumul R, Sloninsky A, Naruse R, Kariger R, Webb T, Fermelia DE, Tsushima GK. The effects of oral ibuprofen and celecoxib in preventing pain, improving recovery outcomes and patient satisfaction after ambulatory surgery. Anesth Analg. 2011 Feb; 112(2):323-9.
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23. White PF, Tang J, Wender RH, Yumul R, Stokes OJ, Sloninsky A, Naruse R, Kariger R, Norel E, Mandel S, Webb T, Zaentz A. Desflurane versus sevoflurane for maintenance of outpatient anesthesia: the effect on early versus late recovery and perioperative coughing. Anesth Analg. 2009 Aug; 109(2):387-93.
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Funding Opportunities

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  • Laryngoscopes

  • Pain, Postoperative

  • Laryngoscopy

  • Intubation, Intratracheal

  • Pain Measurement

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