Dale Szpisjak, MD, MPH

Dale F Szpisjak, MD, MPH, Captain, Navy

Name: Dale F Szpisjak, MD, MPH, Captain, Navy

USU Department of Primary Appointment: 
Chair, Department of Anesthesiology
Faculty Rank: 
Associate Professor
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD

Research Interests:
Field Anesthesia Machines
Malignant Hyperthermia

Office Phone: 
(301) 295-3140


1987 BS United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD
1991 MD Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL
1992 Medicine Intern Naval Hospital, Oakland, CA
1995 Anesthesiology Resident University of California, San Francisco, CA
1998 Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2007 MPH Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, MD

Representative publications, projects, and/or deployments

  • 1. Szpisjak DF, Edgell DS, Bissonnette B. Potassium as a surrogate marker of debris in cell- salvaged blood. Anesth Analg 2000;91:40-3.
  • 2. Szpisjak DF. Debris elimination from partially-filled cell salvage bowls. Anesth Analg 2001;92:1137-8.
  • 3. Szpisjak DF, Potter PS, Capehart BP. Economic Analysis of an Intraoperative Cell-Salvage Service. Anesth Analg 2004:98:201-5.
  • 4. Serianni RP, Shields CH, Szpisjak DF, Mongan PD. Intraoperative management: peripheral vascular surgery. Anesthesiol Clin North America 2004;22:307-18.
  • 5. Szpisjak DF, Lamb CL, Klions KD. Oxygen Consumption with Mechanical Ventilation in a Field Anesthesia Machine. Anesth Analg 2005;100:1713-17.
  • 6. Szpisjak DF, Javernick EN, Kyle RR, Austin PN. Drive gas volume of a pneumatically powered and controlled field anesthesia machine ventilator. Anesth Analg 2008;107: 1907-1911.
  • 7. Keneally R, Szpisjak DF, et al. Thoracic trauma in Iraq and Afghanistan. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013 May;74(5):1292-7.
  • 8. Szpisjak DF, Starrett-Keller CM. Field anesthesia machine ventilator oxygen consumption in models of high and low pulmonary compliance. Mil Med 2014;179:1465-8.
  • 9. Hudson AJ, Whittaker DR, Szpisjak DF, et al. Tumescent technique without epinephrine for endovenous laser therapy and serum lidocaine concentration. J Vasc Surg: Venous and Lym Dis 2015;3:48-53.
  • 10. Szpisjak DF, Giberman AA. Air compressor battery duration with mechanical ventilation in a field anesthesia machine. Mil Med 2015;180:499-502.


  • 11. Hudson AJ, Whittaker DR, Szpisjak DF, et al. Reply. J Vasc Surg: Venous and Lym Dis 2015;3:345.
  • 12. Szpisjak DF, Horn G, Shalov S, Abes AA, Van Decar L. Minute ventilation limitations of two field transport ventilators. Mil Med 2017;182:e1653-e1657.
  • 13. Keneally RJ, Szpisjak DF, Hoffman P, Park E, Albergo M. Vital signs and physiologic derangement in patients with thoracic trauma in Iraq and Afghanistan. Mil Med 2017;182:e1881-e1884.
  • 14. Hudson AJ, Walter RJ, Flynn J, Szpisjak DF, et al. Ambulatory Surgery has minimal impact on sleep parameters: a prospective observational trial. J Clin Sleep Med; In Press.