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Bob Thiele

Associate Professor
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Unit: School of Medicine
Department: Department of Anesthesiology
Office location and address
21 Hospital Dr
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
M.D., Vanderbilt University, 2006
Resident, Surgery/Neurosurgery, Northwestern University, 2006-2007
Resident, Anesthesiology , University of Virginia
Fellow, Critical Care, Duke University, 2012

Dr. Thiele is a Charlottesville native and an alumnus of both Charlottesville High School (1997) and the University of Virginia (Chemical Engineering, 2001). He attended medical school at Vanderbilt, completed his internship at Northwestern, his anesthesiology residency at UVA and his critical care fellowship at Duke. He is board certified in anesthesiology, critical care, and advanced perioperative transesophageal echocardiography.

He returned home to UVA and Charlottesville in 2011, joining the anesthesiology faculty as an assistant professor and specializing in cardiothoracic anesthesiology and critical care. He is a strong advocate for patient safety, and is a member of both the Patient Safety Committee at UVA and the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (Committee on Technology). He is the co-director of UVA’s Enhanced Recovery After Surgery program, which focuses on improving patient satisfaction and reducing complications after surgery.

Dr. Thiele lives with his family in Charlottesville. He and his wife were both members of the UVA track and cross country teams as undergraduates and continue to enjoy running together.

Discrete Wavelength Frequency Domain Near Infrared Spectroscopy for Non-Invasive Measurement of Cytochrome Oxidation State
Source: U.S. NIH Institute of Biomedical Imaging & Bioengi
September 21, 2021 – September 20, 2024
MD ANES Effect of Sepsis on Cytochrome aa3 Oxidation State RHT
Source: U.S. NIH Institute of General Medical Science
May 01, 2016 – April 30, 2020
MD-ANES Retia Clinical Trial RHT
Source: Retia Medical
February 11, 2015 – February 11, 2019
MD-ANES Retia Clinical Trial RHT
Source: Retia Medical
February 11, 2015 – February 11, 2019
MD-ANES Comparison of Broad-Band Near-Infrared Spectroscopy-Derived Mitochondrial Oxidation State and Tissue Oxygen Saturation for the Detection of Ischemia in Two Models of Rat Cerebral Ischemia
Source: Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists
July 01, 2013 – June 30, 2015

2017-2018 Best Doctors in America® List

Charles Brown Quality Award

Mulholland Resident and Fellow Teaching Award

Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research Resident Scholar Award