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Seema P. Deshpande, MBBS

Academic Title:

Assistant Professor

Primary Appointment:


Administrative Title:

Cardiothoracic Fellowship Program Director

Additional Title:

Director, Cardiothoracic Anesthesia Fellowship Program



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

  1. Deshpande SP, Fitzpatrick M, Lehr EJ. Totally endoscopic robotic coronary artery bypass surgery. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 27(1), 49-56. PMID: 24322208. 2013.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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. PMID: 29492426. 2016.
  5. 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.
  6. Deshpande SP, Mazzeffi MA, Strauss E, Hollis A, Tanaka KA. Prostacyclins in Cardiac Surgery: Coming of Age. Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 22(3), 306-323. doi: 10.1177/1089253217749298. Epub 2017 Dec 25. PMID: 29277148. 2018.
  7. Odonkor P, Deshpande S, Malinow A. An Impacted Epidural Catheter. Anesthesiology. 131(3), 664. PMID: 31008765. 2019.

Additional Publication Citations

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