Kathryn Rouine-Rapp, MD

Cardiac anesthesiologist

Dr. Kathryn Rouine-Rapp is a cardiac anesthesiologist whose focus is on caring for infants, children and adults as they undergo surgery for congenital or acquired heart disease. This includes preparing patients for surgery as well as postsurgical recovery.

Rouine-Rapp earned an undergraduate degree in nursing at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. She earned her medical degree at Oregon Health & Science University. She completed her anesthesia residency at UCSF, then completed UCSF fellowships in cardiac anesthesia and transesophageal echocardiography.

Rouine-Rapp joined the UCSF faculty in 1992. She received her certification in perioperative transesophageal echocardiography in 2000.

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Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine 1985


UCSF, Anesthesiology 1990


UCSF, Cardiac Anesthesia 1992
UCSF, Transesophageal Echocardiography 1992

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Tashjian JA, Fraint H, DiNardo J, Rouine-Rapp K. Inferior Vena Cava Thrombus in a Postpartum Patient With Fontan Physiology: A Case Report. A A Case Rep. 2017 Sep 01; 9(5):136-139.
  2. Rouine-Rapp K, McDermott MW. Perioperative management of a neurosurgical patient with a meningioma and recent coronary artery stent. J Clin Anesth. 2013 May; 25(3):228-31.
  3. Rouine-Rapp K, Russell IA, Foster E. Congenital heart disease in the adult. Int Anesthesiol Clin. 2012; 50(2):16-39.
  4. Rouine-Rapp K, Rouillard KP, Miller-Hance W, Silverman NH, Collins KK, Cahalan MK, Bostrom A, Russell IA. Segmental wall-motion abnormalities after an arterial switch operation indicate ischemia. Anesth Analg. 2006 Nov; 103(5):1139-46.
  5. Russell IA, Rouine-Rapp K, Stratmann G, Miller-Hance WC. Congenital heart disease in the adult: a review with internet-accessible transesophageal echocardiographic images. Anesth Analg. 2006 Mar; 102(3):694-723.
  6. Weiskopf RB, Schnapp S, Rouine-Rapp K, Bostrom A, Toy P. Extracellular potassium concentrations in red blood cell suspensions after irradiation and washing. Transfusion. 2005 Aug; 45(8):1295-301.
  7. Rouine-Rapp K, Mello DM, Hanley FL, Mohan Reddy V, Soifer S. Effect of enalaprilat on postoperative hypertension after surgical repair of coarctation of the aorta. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2003 Jul; 4(3):327-32.
  8. Cassorla L, Miller-Hance WC, Rouine-Rapp K, Reddy VM, Hanley FL, Silverman NH. Reliability of intraoperative contrast transesophageal echocardiography for detecting interatrial communications in patients with other congenital cardiovascular malformations. Am J Cardiol. 2003 Apr 15; 91(8):1027-31, A8-9.

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