Severe Weather Alert Update: 2:00 pm, Dec. 10, 2018

All Wake Forest Baptist Health clinics and Urgent Care locations in Winston-Salem and Hickory will open at 10 am on Tuesday, Dec., 11.
Locations in Asheboro, Lexington, Wilkes, High Point, Greensboro, Mt. Airy and Elkin will open at 12 pm on Tuesday, Dec. 11, except for the following locations which will open at 10 am: 
Urgent Care - Palladium in High Point
Hematology Oncology - Elkin

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    Douglas G. Ririe, MD, PhD

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    Douglas G. Ririe, MD, PhD

    Douglas G. Ririe, MD, PhD

    Section Head, Anesthesiology-Pediatric Anesthesia

    Professor, Anesthesiology

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    Contact Information


    • Society for Neuroscience

    • Society of Pediatric Anesthesia

    • American Society of Anesthesiologists

    • NPI: 1588649610

    Clinical Interests

    • Postoperative Analgesia, Acute Postoperative and Cancer Pain Management, Pediatric Cardiothoracic Anesthesia, Pain Research, Pediatric Anesthesia

    Education & Training

    • BA

      1981 - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    • MD

      1990 - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine

    • PhD

      2008 - Wake Forest University

    • Internship

      1991 - Henry Holt Bradshaw Research Fellowship: Cambridge Hospital

    • Residency

      1994 - Anesthesiology: North Carolina Baptist Hospital

    • Fellowship

      1995 - Harvard Medical School

    Board Certifications

    • American Board of Anesthesiology Anesthesiology

    • American Board of Anesthesiology Pediatric Anesthesiology


    Research Contact Information

    Research Interests

    • Mechanoreceptors, Ganglia, Spinal, Hyperalgesia, Skin, Neural Conduction

    Recent Publications

    • Incisional Nociceptive Input Impairs Attention-related Behavior and Is Associated with Reduced Neuronal Activity in the Prefrontal Cortex in Rats..
      Ririe DG, Boada MD, MacGregor MK, Martin SJ, Strassburg TJ, Kim SA, Eisenach JC, Martin TJ. Anesthesiology. 2018 Oct; 129(4):778-790.
    • An inconvenient truth: Supraglottic devices can lead to potentially significant increases in the apparatus dead space in the anesthetized infant..
      Templeton TW, Goenaga-Díaz EJ, Templeton LB, Ririe DG. Paediatr Anaesth. 2018 07; 28(7):672-673.
    • An in vitro analysis of the dead space in 5 supraglottic airway devices intended for use in small children and infants..
      Templeton TW, Goenaga-Díaz EJ, Templeton LB, Ririe DG. Paediatr Anaesth. 2018 06; 28(6):570-572.
    • An initial experience with an Extraluminal EZ-Blocker® : A new alternative for 1-lung ventilation in pediatric patients..
      Templeton TW, Templeton LB, Lawrence AE, Sieren LM, Downard MG, Ririe DG. Paediatr Anaesth. 2018 04; 28(4):347-351.
    • Antinociception induced by a novel a2A adrenergic receptor agonist in rodents acute and chronic pain models..
      Sudo RT, do Amaral RV, Monteiro CEDS, Pitta IDR, Lima MDC, Montes GC, Ririe DG, Hayashida K, Zapata-Sudo G. Eur. J. Pharmacol. 2017 Nov; 815:210-218.
    • Assessment of Behavioral Disruption in Rats with Abdominal Inflammation Using Visual Cue Titration and the Five-choice Serial-reaction Time Task..
      Martin TJ, Strassburg TJ, Grigg AL, Kim SA, Ririe DG, Eisenach JC. Anesthesiology. 2017 08; 127(2):372-381.
    • Audiovisual Distraction Increases Prefrontal Cortical Neuronal Activity and Impairs Attentional Performance in the Rat..
      Ririe DG, Boada MD, Schmidt BS, Martin SJ, Kim SA, Martin TJ. J Exp Neurosci. 2017; 11:1179069517703080.
    • Post-discharge hyperpolarization is an endogenous modulatory factor limiting input from fast-conducting nociceptors (AHTMRs)..
      Boada MD, Ririe DG, Eisenach JC. Mol Pain. ; 13:1744806917726255.
    • A comparison of 3 ventilation strategies in children younger than 1 year using a Proseal laryngeal mask airway: a randomized controlled trial..
      Templeton TW, Hoke LK, Templeton LB, Ririe DG, Rose DM, Bryan YF. J Clin Anesth. 2016 Dec; 35:502-508.
    • Nerve injury induced activation of fast-conducting high threshold mechanoreceptors predicts non-reflexive pain related behavior..
      Boada MD, Martin TJ, Ririe DG. Neurosci. Lett. 2016 Oct; 632:44-9.

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