Robert Helfand, MD

216.444.0185

Robert Helfand, MD

Appointed: 1999

Robert Helfand, MD
Department: General Anesthesiology
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code G30
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.0185
WorkFax:216.444.4383
Surgeon:
No
Treats:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Robert Helfand, MD, is the Section Head for Anesthesia for Orthopedic Surgery at Cleveland Clinic. He also directs the Perioperative Autotransfusion Service.

Dr. Helfand graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. He trained in internal medicine at Stanford University Hospital and in anesthesia at University Hospitals of Cleveland. He is board-certified in internal medicine and anesthesiology.

 Dr. Helfand is active in research and education. He is a member of the Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia, the American Association of Blood Banks, the American Society of Anesthesiologists and the International Anesthesia Research Foundation.

His main interests are perioperative blood conservation, preoperative evaluation and regional anesthesia techniques.

Education & Fellowships

Residency - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Anesthesiology
Cleveland, OH USA
1990
Residency - Stanford University Hospital
Internal Medicine
Stanford, CA USA
1987
Internship - Stanford University Hospital
Internal Medicine
Stanford, CA USA
1985
Medical School - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
1984
Undergraduate - Case Western Reserve University
Chemistry
Cleveland, OH USA
1980

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Anesthesiology

Specialty Interests

anesthesia for liver transplantation, blood conservation, general anesthesia, regional anesthesiology

Memberships

  • American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • Society for Ambulatory Anesthesiologists
  • American Association of Blood Banks

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As of 8/5/2014, Dr. Helfand has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by the Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about the Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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  • English
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