Philosophy of Care
Most patients feel anxious when they are about to have surgery. Dr. Schloemerkemper tries to alleviate this by strengthening the patient-doctor-relationship and taking patients' concerns seriously. She believes that kindness and honesty are vital. Every patient deserves a customized approach to their anesthetic. There is no one-size-fits-all.
Nina Schloemerkemper joined UC Davis Medical Center in September 2010. She is the Director of the Neuroanesthesia Rotation, which means that she is particularly interested in caring for patients undergoing surgery of the brain or spine. In this role she also oversees the training of the residents in this subspecialty.
Apart from Neuroanesthesia she has a particular interest in the management of the difficult airway, peri-operative allergic reactions and anaphylaxis as well as resident education. She is part of the OB anesthesia team.
Originally from Germany, Nina Schloemerkemper earned her medical degree in 2001 at the University of Lübeck, Germany. She then went on to complete doctoral studies at the same university before starting her anesthesia training at the University of Kiel, Germany.
She completed her training while rotating through several hospitals within London, UK including St. George’s Hospital. She became a Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (FRCA) in 2006 and board certified in Germany in 2008.
M.D., Medical University of L�beck, L�beck, Germany 2001
F.R.C.A., The Royal College of Anaesthetists, UK 2008
B.S., Medical University of L�beck, L�beck, Germany 1996
Internship: Surgery/Internal Medicine, Northampton General Hospital, Asklepios Klinik, Northamton and Bad Oldesloe, UK and Germany 2001-2003
Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Kiel University, Maidstone General Hospital, Kiel, Maidstone, London, Germany and UK 2003-2007
Neuroanesthesiology, St. George's University Hospital, London, UK 2007-2008
CA Medical Board, License,
Emergency Neurological Life Support (ENLS),
German Board of Anesthesiology,
Royal College of Anaesthetists, UK,
Select Recent Publications
Lele AV, Mills B, Qiu Q, Schloemerkemper N, Naik BI, Williams J, Venkat-Raghavan L, Vavilala MS. EVD Aware Study Collaborators: International Multicenter Survey of Perioperative Management of External Ventricular Drains: Results of the EVD Aware Study. J Neurosurg Anesthesiol. 2019 Feb. PMID 30893282.
Schloemerkemper N. Flip-flop and spinal catheters. Letter to the Editor. Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation. Newsletter. Circulation. 2018 February;32(3):122,210.
Russo R, Girda E, Chen H, Schloemerkemper N, Humphries M, Kennedy V. Management of High-Risk Obstetrical Patients with Morbidly Adherent Placenta in the Age of Resuscitative Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta. Book chapter Placenta, Editor Ahmed RG. Intech Open. 2018. DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.78753.
Ligsay A, El-Deeb M, Schloemerkemper N, Grayson J, Hagerman R. General Anesthetic use in Fragile X Spectrum Disorders. J Neurosurg Anesthesiol. 2018. PMID:29734272.
Schloemerkemper N. Psychotic due to Bath Salts and Methamphetamines: Emergency Cesarean Section under General Anesthesia. J Biomed Res. 2018. PMID:29970622.
Fishman MP, Grech D, Marsh SJ, Schloemerkemper N, Eloy JD, Bekker A. A survey of provider preferences regarding TIVA and volatile anesthetics. Abstract presentation, NJSSA meeting. 2017.
Lele L, Hoefnagel AL, Schloemerkemper N, Wyler DA, Chaikittsilpa N, Vavilala MD, Naik B, Williams JH, Venlat Raghavan L, Koerner IP, Representing SNACC Task Force for Developing Guidelines for Perioperative Management of External Ventricular and Lumbar Drains. Perioperative Management of Adult Patients with External Ventricular and Lumbar Drains: Guidelines from the Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care. Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology. 2017;29(3):191-210.
Gruenewald M, Zhou J, Schloemerkemper N, Meybohm P, Weiler N, Tonner PH, Scholz J, Bein B. M-Entropy guidance vs standard practice during propofol-remifentanil anaesthesia: a randomised controlled trial. Anaesthesia. 2007 Dec;62(12):1224-9.
Bakhtari R, Schloemerkemper N. Hyperkalemic Periodic Paralysis (HYPP): A case report. Poster presentation, WARC. 2012.