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Peter John Roffey, MD

TitleAssociate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
InstitutionUniversity of Southern California
DepartmentAnesthesiology
Address1450 San Pablo
Health Sciences Campus
Los Angeles CA 90033
Phone+1 323 442 7400
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    TitleChief of County Cardiac Service


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    Dr Roffey received a BA in chemistry from Occidental College, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. He received his medical degree from the University of Southern California School of Medicine, where he also completed his residency in anesthesiology. Following his residency, Dr. Roffey stayed on in the department as an assistant professor of anesthesia.

    His interests include anesthesia for high-risk oncology patients, cardiothoracic anesthesia, critical care medicine and palliative care, and pain management.

    He is currently director of the Division of Thoracic-Foregut Anesthesia and associate director of the Intensive Care Unit at Kenneth Norris, Jr. Hospital.


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    1. Thangathurai D, Roffey P, Strum E. Total care (spirituality, positive psychology, and surgical home) to minimize demoralization syndrome in intensive care unit setting. South Med J. 2014 Jan; 107(1):58. PMID: 24389790.
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    2. Van Noord BA, Stalker CL, Roffey P, Thangathurai D. The use of regional cerebral oximetry monitoring during controlled hypotension: a case series. J Clin Monit Comput. 2014 Jun; 28(3):319-23. PMID: 24136194.
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    3. Mogos M, Roffey P, Thangathurai D. Demoralization syndrome: a condition often undiagnosed in terminally ill patients. J Palliat Med. 2013 Jun; 16(6):601. PMID: 23614717.
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    4. Van Noord BA, Roffey P, Thangathurai D. Abdominal compartment syndrome following opioid-induced postoperative ileus. J Clin Anesth. 2013 Mar; 25(2):146-9. PMID: 23333788.
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    5. Roffey P, Thangathurai D. Demoralization syndrome: an evil ignored in the ICU setting. Psychosomatics. 2013 Jan-Feb; 54(1):98-9. PMID: 23295008.
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    6. Roffey P, Thangathurai D. Increased use of protocols in ICU settings. Intensive Care Med. 2011 Aug; 37(8):1402. PMID: 21394618.
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    7. Roffey P, Thangathurai D. Delayed endotracheal extubation and PTSD in ICU patients. Psychosomatics. 2011 Mar-Apr; 52(2):194. PMID: 21397115.
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    8. Thangathurai D, Roffey P. Intraoperative interaction between angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and nitroglycerin in major surgical cases. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2011 Jun; 25(3):605. PMID: 21296003.
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    9. Roffey P, Thangathurai D. Ethical issues related to direct nursing care time, compared to time spent charting in intensive care units. J Clin Ethics. 2011; 22(1):94. PMID: 21595359.
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    10. Thangathurai D, Roffey P. Usefulness of droperidol as an anti-emetic in terminally ill cancer patients. J Palliat Med. 2010 Aug; 13(8):939. PMID: 20712462.
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    11. Roffey P, Thangathurai D. Posttraumatic stress disorder in cancer ICUs. J Intensive Care Med. 2010 Jul; 25(4):244. PMID: 20695032.
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    12. Thangathurai D, Mogos M, Roffey P. Caution with epidural opioid use in sleep apnea patients. Pain Med. 2010 Aug; 11(8):1310. PMID: 20609132.
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    13. Thangathurai D, Roby J, Roffey P. Treatment of resistant depression in patients with cancer with low doses of ketamine and desipramine. J Palliat Med. 2010 Mar; 13(3):235. PMID: 20178430.
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    14. Thangathurai D, Roffey P. Business interests versus informed consent. J Clin Ethics. 2010; 21(3):271. PMID: 21089998.
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    15. Thangathurai D, Roffey P. Postoperative pain relief with ketamine in patients with central sleep apnea. J Clin Sleep Med. 2009 Oct 15; 5(5):480. PMID: 19961036; PMCID: PMC2762723.
    16. Roffey P, Thangathurai D, Shoemaker W. Prevention of capillary leak in altered permeability states. Resuscitation. 2009 Dec; 80(12):1444. PMID: 19818548.
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    17. Mogos M, Thangathurai D, Roffey P, Tay C. Cetacaine-induced complication during transesophageal echocardiography placement. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2010 Aug; 24(4):736. PMID: 19717315.
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    18. Sharma SS, Sritharan G, Mogos M, Roffey P, Thangathurai D. Fentanyl and ketamine used for postoperative pain control in high-risk patients with malignancy. J Palliat Med. 2009 Aug; 12(8):675. PMID: 19663569.
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    19. Li E, Sritharan G, Mogos M, Roffey P, Thangathurai D. Doxapram revisited in patients with cancer. J Palliat Med. 2009 Aug; 12(8):673. PMID: 19663568.
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    20. Mogos M, Thangathurai D, Roffey P. Low incidence of dry mouth in patients with cancer with the use of ketamine. J Palliat Med. 2007 Feb; 10(1):6. PMID: 17298243.
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    21. Quek ML, Stein JP, Daneshmand S, Miranda G, Thangathurai D, Roffey P, Skinner EC, Lieskovsky G, Skinner DG. A critical analysis of perioperative mortality from radical cystectomy. J Urol. 2006 Mar; 175(3 Pt 1):886-9; discussion 889-90. PMID: 16469572.
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    22. Jack C, Thangathurai D, Roffey P, Riad M, Butani N, Mogos M. Median nerve injury following massive fluid resuscitation during prolonged surgery. Can J Anaesth. 2005 Oct; 52(8):888-9. PMID: 16189349.
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    23. Thangathurai D, Roffey P, Mogos M, Raid M, Mikhail M. Anesthetic implications of recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy after esophagectomy. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2004 Dec; 18(6):822. PMID: 15651005.
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    24. Thangathurai D, Roffey P, Mogos M, Riad M, Mikhail M. Usefulness of desipramine in ICU cancer patients for acute depression. J Palliat Care. 2004; 20(4):326. PMID: 15690838.
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    25. Riad M, Thangathurai D, Roffey P, Mogos M, Mikhail M, Lumb P. Hemodynamic compromise after bougie placement. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2003 Dec; 17(6):782. PMID: 14689428.
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    26. Roffey P, Thangathurai D, Mikhail M, Shoemaker W. Implication of epinephrine-induced hypokalemia during cardiac arrest. Resuscitation. 2003 Aug; 58(2):231. PMID: 12909387.
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    27. Roffey P, Thangathurai D, Mikhail M, Riad M, Mogos M. TRALI and massive transfusion. Resuscitation. 2003 Jul; 58(1):121. PMID: 12867319.
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    28. Roffey P, Thangathurai D, Riad M, Mogos M. Postoperative sore throat: due to intubation or reflux disease? Anesthesiology. 2003 Jun; 98(6):1523. PMID: 12766678.
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    29. Roffey P, Thangathurai D. Propofol in the treatment of presurgical headache and nausea. Headache. 2002 Apr; 42(4):327. PMID: 12010401.
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    30. Mogos M, Roffey P, Mikhail M, Thangathurai D. Thoracoabdominal retroperitoneal lymph node dissection (RPLND) and hemodynamic instability in the postoperative period. Can J Anaesth. 2002 Jan; 49(1):108-9. PMID: 11782342.
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