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Ross O. Carpenter, MD

Academic Title:

Assistant Professor

Primary Appointment:


Additional Title:

Tri-Director, Simulation Program


UMMC, S11C00

Phone (Primary):

(410) 328-9475

Education and Training

2007-2011       B.S., Neuroscience, College of William and Mary (cum laude)

2011-2015       M.D., Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine     

2015-2016       Medical Internship, Internal Medicine, University of Maryland Medical Center

2016-2019       Anesthesiology Residency, University of Maryland Medical Center 

2019-2020       Fellowship, Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, University of Maryland Medical Center

Highlighted Publications

  • Chow JH, Khanna AK, Kethireddy S, Yamane D, Levine A, Jackson AM, McCurdy MT, Tabatabai A, Kumar G, Park P, Benjenk I, Menaker J, Ahmed N, Glidewell E, Presutto E, Cain S, Haridasa N, Field W, Fowler JG, Trinh D, Johnson KN, Kaur A, Lee A, Sebastian K, Ulrich A, Peña S, Carpenter R, Sudhakar S, Uppal P, Fedeles BT, Sachs A, Dahbour L, Teeter W, Tanaka K, Galvagno SM, Herr DL, Scalea TM, Mazzeffi MA. Aspirin Use Is Associated With Decreased Mechanical Ventilation, Intensive Care Unit Admission, and In-Hospital Mortality in Hospitalized Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019. Anesth Analg. 2021;132(4):930-941. PMID: 33093359. 
  • Strauss ER, Li S, Henderson R, Carpenter R, Guo D, Thangaraju K, Katneni U, Buehler PW, Gobburu JV, Tanaka KA. A Pharmacokinetic and Plasmin-Generation Pharmacodynamic Assessment of a Tranexamic Acid Regimen Designed for Cardiac Surgery With Cardiopulmonary Bypass. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2022;36(8 Pt A):2473-2482. PMID: 35094925.

Additional Publication Citations

  • Carpenter RO, Hunt PS. The Effect of Ethanol Intoxication on Contextual and Fear Conditioning. Presented at Charles Center Research Symposium, College of William and Mary. 2009
  • Carpenter RO, Davis M. The Effect of Prenatal Ethanol Exposure on GABAergic Interneurons in the Striatum. Presented at NIH Summer Research Symposium. 2010
  • Blake CD, Rubio ER, Boyd MB, Carpenter RO, Herbertston RK. The Impact of Diabetes And Its Treatment on Lung Cancer Survival. American Thoracic Society 2014 International Conference. 2014
  • Carpenter RO, Chow J. He Read the Textbook: A Case of Acute Cushing’s Reflex in the Preoperative Period. American Society of Anesthesiologists 2018 conference. 2018
  • Wang M, Carpenter RO, Deshpande S. Stroll in a Minefield: Aortic root repair in a patient with aortic root abscess and significant congenital cardiac anomalies. Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists 2018 Conference. 2018
  • Carpenter RO, Strauss E. A Series of Unfortunate Events: Recurrent Intracardiac Clot Retrieval Requiring Extracorporeal Support. Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists (Cancelled April 2020). 2020

Clinical Specialty Details

Board eligible anesthesiologist


Awards and Affiliations


Charles Center Research Scholar, College of William and Mary


Chief Resident, University of Maryland Medical Center, Department of Anesthesiology


Member, Roanoke Valley Academy of Medicine


Member, American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)


Member, Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists