BioB.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Virginia, 2001M.D. Vanderbilt University, 2006
"Our group is interested in the development and/or improvement of several technologies in the related fields of anesthesia and critical care."Robert H. Thiele, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Biomedical Engineering
Dr. Thiele is a Charlottesville native and an alumnus of both Charlottesville High School (1997) and the University of Virginia (Chemical Engineering, 2001). He attended medical school at Vanderbilt, completed his internship at Northwestern, his anesthesiology residency at UVA and his critical care fellowship at Duke. He is board certified in anesthesiology, critical care, and advanced perioperative transesophageal echocardiography.
He returned home to UVA and Charlottesville in 2011, joining the anesthesiology faculty as an assistant professor and specializing in cardiothoracic anesthesiology and critical care. He is a strong advocate for patient safety, and is a member of both the Patient Safety Committee at UVA and the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (Committee on Technology). He is the co-director of UVA’s Enhanced Recovery After Surgery program, which focuses on improving patient satisfaction and reducing complications after surgery.
Dr. Thiele lives with his family in Charlottesville. He and his wife were both members of the UVA track and cross country teams as undergraduates and continue to enjoy running together.