Steven A. Robicsek, MD, PhD



Department of Neurology

Dr. Steven Robicsek completed his residency and fellowship in Anesthesiology at the University of Florida and has been on faculty since 2000.

While his focus has been in the field of Neuroanesthesiology over the past nine years, he has an interest in anesthetic management of endovascular procedures. Dr. Robicsek has even developed a continuous spinal technique and clinical pathway for the management of endovascular thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurysms that has been adopted by the Department of Anesthesiology for the majority of these procedures.

He also covers both adult and pediatric emergent procedures. His clinical work has been focused in the field of neuroanesthesiology, both intracranial and spinal.

In 2008, he became the principle investigator of a five-year NINDS grant to elucidate and characterize biomarkers of traumatic brain injury. His area of specialization includes neuroanesthesiology, traumatic brain injury, stroke, and vascular anesthesiology.  Additionally, he is an excellent photographer who has taken many of the photos found on our website.


  • 2001     Clinical Fellow, Neuroanesthesiology     University of Florida College of Medicine     Gainesville, FL
  • 1999     Residency, Anesthesiology     University of Florida College of Medicine     Gainesville, FL
  • 1995     MD     School of Medicine and Health Sciences, George Washington University     Washington, DC
  • 1992     Fellowship, Research     Department of Dermatology, Universitatsklinikum Rudolf Virchow Freie Universitat     Berlin, Germany
  • 1990     PhD, Pharmacology and Therapeutics     University of South Florida College of Medicine     Tampa, FL

Clinical/Research Interests

  • Neuroanesthesiology
  • Medical education

Awards and Honors

  • University of Florida, Shands Hospital     UF Health Shands physician service awardUF Health Shands physician service award     April, 2014October, 2013 (1 of 4 physicians selected)
  • Department of Anesthesiology, College of Medicine, University of Florida     Exemplary Teacher AwardExemplary Teacher AwardOutstanding Resident of the Year     200920081998
  • Gulf Atlantic Anesthesia Residents’ Research Conference     Oral presentation award     2000
  • Universitatsklinikum Rudolf Virchow, Berlin, Germany     Research Fellowship     1991
  • William Beaumont Research Society     Oral presentation award     1993
  • Florida Graduate Student Research Symposium     Oral presentation award     1989

Selected Publications

Papa L, Robertson C, Wang K, Brophy G, Hannay HJ, Heaton S, Schmalfuss I, Gabrielli A, Hayes R, Robicsek S. Clinical and biomarker predictors of outcomes in non-penetrating severe traumatic brain injury. Neurocrit Care 22(1):52-64, 2015. [PMID:25052159]
Mashour GA, Moore LE, Lele AV, Robicsek SA, Gelb AW. Perioperative Care of Patients at High Risk for Stroke after Non-Cardiac, Non-Neurologic Surgery: Guidelines from the Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care. SNACC Task Force on Perioperative Stroke. J Neurosurg Anesthesiol. 26: 273-85. [PMID:24978064] 1
Rice D, Wang KK, Robicsek SA. Biomarkers of traumatic brain injury in the geriatric population. Tran Geriatr Gerontol Rep 1:129-134, 2012.
Mondello S, Akinyi L, Büki A, Robicsek S, Gabrielli A, Tepas J, Papa L, Brophy G, Tortella FC, Hayes RL Wang KK: Clinical utility of serum levels of ubiquitin C-terminal hydrolase as a biomarker for severe traumatic brain injury. Neurosurgery 70:666-675, 2012.
The Postoperative Visual Loss Study Group (large multicenter study – all authors listed in acknowledgements – Robicsek). Risk factors associated with ischemic optic neuropathy after spinal fusion surgery. Anesthesiology 116:15-24, 2012.
Brophy GM, Mondello S, Papa L, Robicsek S, Gabrielli A, Tepas J, Büki AK, Robertson C, Tortella FC, Hayes RL, Wang KK: Biokinetic analysis of ubiquitin C-terminal hydrolase-L1 (UCH-L1) in severe traumatic brain injury patient biofluids. J Neurotrauma 28:861–870, 2011.
Przkora R, Euliano TY, Roussos-Ross K, Zumberg M, Robicsek SA: Labor and delivery in a patient with hemophilia B. Int J Obstet Anesth 20:250-253, 2011.
Mondello, S, Robicsek SA, Gabrielli A, Brophy GM, Papa L, Tepas JJ, Robertson C, Büki A, Scharf D, Jixiang M, Akinyi L, Muller U, Wang KKW, Hayes RL: aII-Spectrin breakdown products (SBDPs): diagnosis and outcome in severe traumatic brain injury patients. J Neurotrauma 27:1203-1213, 2010. [PMID:20408766]2
Euliano TY, Robicsek SA, Banner MJ: The value of anesthesiology in undergraduate medical education as assessed by medical school faculty. J Educ Perioperative Med 12:1-8, 2010.
Papa L, Akinyi L, Liu MC, Pineda JA, Tepas JJ 3rd, Oli MW, Zheng W, Robinson G, Robicsek SA, Gabrielli A, Heaton SC, Hannay HJ, Demery JA, Brophy GM, Layon J, Robertson CS, Hayes RL, Wang KK: Ubiquitin C-terminal hydrolase is a novel biomarker in humans for severe traumatic brain injury. Crit Care Med 38:138-144, 2010. [PMID: 19726976]3