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Seema P. Deshpande, MBBS

Academic Title:

Assistant Professor

Primary Appointment:




Phone (Primary):

(410) 328-9968

Phone (Secondary):

(410) 328-9813


(410) 328-3092

Education and Training


  • 1992: Medical school - Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belgaum, India
  • 1997-1998: Internship - Preliminary Medicine, Deaconess Hospital, St Louis, Missouri
  • 1998-2001: Residency - Resident and Chief Resident, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St Louis, Missouri 
  • 2001-2002: Fellowship: Fellow in Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri

Professional Experience

  • 2003-2005: Instructor And Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri
  • 2005-2006: Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 
  • 2007 to present: Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
  • 2018 to present: Associate Director, Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship Program, Department of Anesthsiology, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland

Highlighted Publications

Mazzeffi MA, Stafford P, Wallace K, Bernstein W, Deshpande S, Odonkor P, Grewal A, Strauss E, Stubbs L, Gammie J, Rock P. Intra-abdominal Hypertension and Postoperative Kidney Dysfunction in Cardiac Surgery Patients. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 30(6), 1571-1577. doi: 10.1053/j.jvca.2016.05.028. Epub 2016 May 19. PMID: 27590464. 2016.

Henderson RS, Deshpande S, Williams B, Taylor BS, Tanaka KA. Idarucizumab for Dabigatran Reversal in Emergency Type-A Aortic Dissection. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 31(6), e80-e81. doi: 10.1053/j.jvca.2016.04.027. Epub 2016 May 13. PMID: 27498256. 2016.

Crabbe A, McNeil JS, Deshpande SP, Kon Z, Pham SM, Tanaka KA. Therapeutic Plasma Exchange in Heart Transplantation: Role of Coagulation Assessment with Thromboelastometry. JA Clin Rep. 2(1), 31. doi: 10.1186/s40981-016-0058-1. Epub 2016 Oct 19. 2016.

Deshpande SP, Mazzeffi MA, Strauss E, Hollis A, Tanaka KA. Prostacyclins in Cardiac Surgery: Coming of Age. Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 1089253217749298. PMID: 29277148. 2017.

Deshpande SP, Chow JH, Odonkor P, Griffith B, Carr SR. Misadventures of a Pigtail: Case Report of Accidental Insertion of a Chest Tube Into the Left Atrium During Interventional Radiology-Guided Placement. A&A Practice. DOI: 10.1213/XAA.0000000000000807. PMID: 29894345. 2018.

Additional Publication Citations

Lawton JS, Deshpande SP, Zanaboni PB, Damiano RJ. Spontaneous atrioventricular groove disruption during off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting. Ann Thorac Surg. 79(1), 339-41. PMID: 15620977. 2005.

McDonald SB, Jacobsohn EJ, Kopacz DJ, Desphande S, Helman JD, Salinas F, Hall RA. Parasternal block and local anesthetic infiltration with levobupivacaine after cardiac surgery with desflurane: The effect on postoperative pain, pulmonary function, and tracheal extubation times. Anesth Analg. 100(1), 25-32. PMID: 15616047. 2005.

Bernstein WK, Deshpande S. Preoperative evaluation for thoracic surgery. Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 12(2), 109-21. PMID: 18635562. 2008.

Rehman A, Garcia J, Deshpande S, Odonkor P, Reicher B, Vesely M, Zimrin D, Griffith B, Bonatti J. Totally endoscopic coronary artery bypass grafting is feasible in morbidly obese patients. Heart Surg Forum. 12(3), E134-6. PMID: 19546061. 2009.

Rehman A, Garcia J, Deshpande S, Fitzpatrick M, Odonkor P, Zimrin D, Griffith B, Bonatti J. Poor left ventricular function is not a contraindication for robotic totally endoscopic coronary artery bypass grafting. Heart Surg Forum. 12(3), E152-4. PMID: 19546067. 2009.

Bonatti J, Rehman A, Schwartz K, Deshpande S, Kon ZN, Lehr EJ, Zimrin D, Griffith BP. Robotic totally endoscopic triple coronary artery bypass grafting on the arrested heart: report of the first successful clinical case. Heart Surg Forum. 13(6), E394-6. PMID: 21169151. 2010.

Odonkor PN, Stansbury L, Garcia JP, Rock P, Deshpande SP, Grigore AM. Perioperative management of adult surgical patients on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support. J Cardiothor Vasc Anesth. 27(2), 329-44. PMID: 23276594. 2013.

Fitzpatrick M, Richard AH, Deshpande SP, Martz DG, McCormick B, Grigore AM. Use of partial venovenous cardiopulmonary bypass in percutaneous hepatic perfusion for patients with diffuse, isolated liver metastases: a case series. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 28(3), 647-51. PMID: 24290749. 2013.

Deshpande SP, Lehr E, Odonkor P, Bonatti JO, Kalangie M, Zimrin DA, Grigore AM. Anesthetic management of robotically assisted totally endoscopic coronary artery bypass surgery (TECAB). J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 27(3), 586-99. PMID: 23672862. 2013.

Deshpande SP, Fitzpatrick M, Grigore AM. Pro: Robotic surgery is the preferred technique for coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 27(4), 802-5. PMID: 23849526. 2013.

Deshpande SP, Fitzpatrick M, Lehr EJ. Totally endoscopic robotic coronary artery bypass surgery. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 27(1), 49-56. PMID: 24322208. 2013.


Book Chapters

Fitzpatrick M, Deshpande S. Parkinson’s disease, Chapter 245, Fleisher & Roizen: Essence of Anesthesia Practice, 3e, 2010 

Clinical Specialty Details

Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology

Awards and Affiliations

2000     Peter E. Krucylak Prize, Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri

2017     Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Maryland School of Medicine