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Ron E. Samet, MD

Academic Title:

Associate Professor

Primary Appointment:


Administrative Title:

Director, Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine; Acute Pain and Regional Anesthesia Fellowship Program Director


STC, T1R77

Phone (Primary):

(410) 328-2628

Phone (Secondary):

(410) 328-2629


(410) 328-3138

Education and Training

1996: BA in Biology, Yeshiva University, New York NY

2001: MD, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven CT - Medical Doctoral Thesis: Patient Knowledge of Their Care Providers in a University Teaching Hospital

2001-2002: Intern, Internal Medicine, University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey, Newark University Hospital, Newark NJ

2002-2005: Residency, Anesthesiology, University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey, RWJ University Hospital, New Brunswick NJ

2005-2006: Fellowship, Trauma Anesthesiology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, Baltimore MD


Ron Samet, graduated Yale Medical School in 2001, completed an anesthesiology residency at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital in New Jersey and a trauma anesthesiology fellowship at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center. Seeking to offer trauma patients better analgesic options, he taught himself ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia in 2006 and developed particular expertise in peripheral nerve blocks for trauma patients.

Ron is currently an assistant professor of anesthesiology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine since 2006. He was appointed the Director of a newly founded Program in Regional Anesthesiology in 2007 and created the University of Maryland Regional Anethesia Service (UMRAS) in 2013.  With more patients benefiting from multimodal pain medicine options, UMRAS was expanded in 2015 to manage acute pain medicine patients as well and is now Maryland's Acute Pain and Regional Anesthesia Service (MAPRAS).  In 2016, Ron was appointed the Fellowship Program Director of the Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine Fellowship at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Dr. Samet currently holds an adjunct professorship position at the University of Medicine School of Nursing for his role in teaching nurse anesthetist students, and a Fischell Literati title at the University of Maryland School of Bioengineering for mentoring many teams of undergraduate bioengineering students in medical device engineering for their Capstone course.

Dr. Samet has lectured and led over 100 ultrasound guided regional anesthesia talks and workshops both nationally and internationally and has particular expertise on peripheral nerve blocks in trauma patients.

He is the author of several chapters and articles on topics related to Trauma Anesthesiology and Regional Anesthesiology.

Highlighted Publications

Samet RE. Nerve Blocks in Trauma Patients. Peripheral Nerve Blocks. Huang Y, Hang J ed. People's Medical Publishing House, 2012: 238-257.

Monroe H, Samet RE, Bigeleisen Paul. Ultrasound-Guided Medial Paravertebral Block, Lateral Paravertebral Block, Pectoral Block, and Serratus Anterior Block: Part 3 Pectoral and Serratus Anterior Block. Paul Bigeleisen, Michael Gofeld, Steven Orebaugh, eds. Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine. Second ed. Wolters Kluwer, 2015: 322-329.

Samet RE, Bigeleisen P. Microanatomy of the Peripheral Nervous System and Stimulation Thresholds Inside and Outside the Epineurium Part 2. Nerve Stimulation Thresholds. Paul Bigeleisen, Michael Gofeld, Steven Orebaugh, eds. Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine. Second ed. Wolters Kluwer, 2015: 43-44.

Pittman TD, DiStephano A, Chow R, Samet R. Ultrasound-guided Phrenic Nerve Block for Intractable Hiccups in Patients with Metastatic Colon Cancer: A Case Report. J Palliat Care Med 7:302. doi: 10.4172/2165-7386.1000302

Samet RE, Slade IR. Regional Anesthesia for the Acute Trauma Patient. Current Anesthesiology Reports. 2018;8(1):94-106. PMID: Not Available.

Slade IR, Samet RE. Regional Anesthesia andAnalgesia for Acute Trauma Patients. Anesthesiol Clin. 2018;36(3):431-54. https:/ PMID: 30092939

Valentine J, Shteyman M, Samet RE. Large Iatrogenic Tracheal Injury From Attempted Endotracheal Cuff Leak Remedy: A Case Report. A A Pract. 2019;13(6):1 DOI: 10.1213/XAA.0000000000001040. PMID: 31206376

Richards JE, Samet RE, Koerner AK, Grissom TE. Tranexamic Acid in the Perioperative Period. Yes, no, maybe. Adv Anesth. 2019; 37:87-110. PMID: 31677661

Samet RE, Richards JE, Slade IR. Principles of Anesthesia and Pain Management in Trauma Patients. Feliciano DV, Mattox KL, Moore EE. TRAUMA 9th ed. McGraw Hill, 2021: 409-426.

Grissom TE, Samet RE. The Anesthesiologist's Role in Teaching Airway Management to Nonanesthesiologists. Who, Where, How? Adv Anesth. 2020;38,131-56. PMID: Pending



Research Interests

Peripheral nerve blocks in trauma patients

Intraneural blocks

Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS)

Clinical Specialty Details

Trauma Anesthesiology
Regional Anesthesiology

Awards and Affiliations

First Place, Capstone Awards 2014. Ultrasound Pulse Monitor for Continuous Monitoring of Blood Flow during Instances of Cardiac Arrest. Stefanie Cohen, Shawn Greenspan, Greg Harding, Regina Keane, Josh Nehrer. Clinical Advisor: Ron E. Samet, MD. University of Maryland School of Bioengineering.

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