Prof. Raymond M. Planinsic

Department of Anesthesiology

University of Pittsburgh, USA.




1982-1986 M.Sc., Mount Sinai School of Medicine, USA.

1977-1981 B.Sc., Carnegie-Mellon University, USA.


  1. RM Planinsic, AM De Wolf: Hemoperitonium and Hemodynamic Instability in a Patient with Misplaced Femoral Venous Catheters. The American Journal of Anesthesiology XXV, 6, 251-253, 1998.
  2. PM Kempen, ME Hudson, RM Planinsic: The Rapid Infusion System: User Error in Tubing Connection Mimicking Severe Hemorrhage. Anesthesiology 93(1): 278, 2000.
  3. RM Planinsic, R Nicolau-Raducu, JC Caldwell, S Aggarwal, I Hilmi. Transesophageal Echocardiography Guided Placement of Internal Jugular Percutaneous Venovenous Bypass Cannula in Orthotopic Liver Transplantation. Anesthesia and Analgesia, 97: 648-9, 2003.
  4. RM Planinsic, R Nicolau-Raducu, A Marcos, B Eghtesad. Diagnosis and Treatment of Intracardiac Thrombosis during Orthotopic Liver Transplantation Aided by Transesophageal Echocardiography. Anesthesia and Analgesia, 99: 353-6, 2004.
  5. RM Planinsic, J van der Meer, G Testa, L Grande, A Candela, RJ Porte, RM Ghobrial, H Isoniemi, PB Schelde, E Erhsrdtsen, G Klintmalm, S Emre. Safety and Efficacy of a Single Bolus Administration of Recombinant Factor VIIa in Liver Transplantation Due to Chronic Liver Disease. Liver Transplantation, 11(8): 895-900, 2005.
  6. S Aggarwal, W Obrist, H Yonas, D Kramer, Y Kang, V Scott, R Planinsic: Cerebral Hemodynamic and Metabolic Profiles in Fulminant Hepatic Failure: Relationship to Outcome. Liver Transplantation, 11(11): 1353-60, 2005.
  7. AJ Demetris, DM Kelley, B Eghtesad, P Fontes, W Marsh, K Patel, HP Tan, T Shaw-Stiffel, L Boig, P Novelli, R Planinsic, JJ Fung, A Marcos: Pathophysiologic Observations and Histopatholgic Recognition of the Portal Hyperfusion or Small-for-Size Syndrome. American Journal of Surgical Pathology, 30: 986-993, Aug 2006.
  8. RM Planinsic: Use of Recombinant Factor VIIa in Liver Transplantation. Liver Transplantation, 12(7) 1178-1179, 2006.
  9. IA Hilmi, RM Planinsic: CON: Venovenous Bypass (VVB) Use in Orthotopic Liver Transplantation (OLT). Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia, 20(5) 744-747, 2006.
  10. T Sakai, RM Planinsic, JJ Quinlan, LJ Handley, TY Kim, IA Hilmi: The Incidence and Outcome of Perioperative Pulmonary Aspiration in a University Hospital: A 4-Year Retrospective Analysis. Anesthesia and Analgesia, 103(4) 941-947, 2006.
  11. RM Planinsic, IA Hilmi, T Sakai: Prevention of Intracardiac/Pulmonary Thrombosis During Liver Transplantation. Anesthesia and Analgesia, 103(5) 1329, 2006.
  12. T Sakai, RM Planinsic, IA Hilmi, W Marsh: Complications Associated with Percutaneous Placement of Venous Return Cannula for Venovenous Bypass in Adult Orthotopic Liver Transplantation. Liver Transplantation, 13(7) 961-965, 2007.
  13. T Sakai, RM Planinsic, IA Hilmi: Cricoid Pressure not Protective in Patients that have Undergone Esophagectomy. Anesthesia and Analgesia, 104(5) 1303, 2007.
  14. I Hilmi, CN Horton, RM Planinsic, T Sakai, R Nicolau-Raducu, D Damian, S Gligor, A Marcos: The Impact of Post-Reperfusion Syndrome on Short-Term Patient and Liver Allograft Outcome in Patients Undergoing Liver Transplantation (OLT). Liver Transplantation, 14(4) 504-508, 2008.
  15. IA Hilmi, JA Kellum, RM Planinsic, D Foster, A Abdullah, D Damian, S Gligor, D Klein, K Abu-Elmagd, J Kellum. Endotoxemia is Common Following Abdominal Organ Transplantation and is Associated with Reperfusion and Rejection. Journal of Organ Dysfunction, 1-7, 2009.
  16. T Sakai, RM Planinsic, M Mathier, M DeVera, R Venkataramanan: Initial Experience Using Continuous Intravenous Treprostinil to Manage Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension in Patients with End Stage Liver Disease. Transplantation International, 22, 554-561, 2009.
  17. IA Hilmi, Z Peng, RM Planinsic, D Damian, F Dai, YY Tyurina, VE Kagan, JA Kellum. N-acetylcysteine does not Prevent Hepato-Renal Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury in Patients Undergoing Liver Transplantation. Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, 10, 1093, 1-6, 2010.
  18. IA Hilmi, Z Peng, RM Planinsic, D Damian, F Dai, YY Tyurina, VE Kagan, JA Kellum. N-acetylcysteine does not Prevent Hepato-Renal Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury in Patients Undergoing Liver Transplantation. 2010 Jul; 25(7): 2328-33. Epub 2010 Feb 22.
  19. T Sakai, S Gligor, J Diulus, R McAffee, JW Marsh, RM Planinsic. Insertion and Management of a Percutaneous Veno-venous Bypass Cannula for Liver Transplantation: A Reference to Transplant Anesthesiologists. Clinical Transplantation, 2009 Nov 20 [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 19930407.
  20. T Sakai, T Matsusaki, JW Marsh, IA Hilmi, RM Planinsic. Comparison of Surgical Methods in Liver Transplantation: Retrocaval Caval Resection with Venovenous Bypass (VVB) vs. Piggyback (PB) with VVB vs. PB without VVB. Transplantation International 23(2010) 1247-1258.
  21. NE Scouras, T Matsusaki, CD Boucek, C Wells, EA Cooper, RM Planinsic, EA Sullivan, CA Bermudez, Y Toyoda, T Sakai. Portopulmonary Hypertension as an Indication for Combined Heart-Lung-Liver or Lung-Liver Transplantation: Literature Review and Case Presentation, Liver Transplantation 17: 137-143, 2011.