DIO for GME
- Office of Graduate Medical Education
Associate Dean & DIO for GME
- Medical Education
Professor & DIO for GME, Vice Chair for Faculty Development and Institutional Affairs
- DMD, University of Pittsburgh, 1986
- MD, WVU School of Medicine, 1992
Publications (prior 3 years)
Vallejo MC, Attaallah AF, Elzamzamy OM, Cifarelli DT, Phelps AL, Hobbs GR, Shapiro RE, Ranganathan P. An open-label randomized controlled clinical trial for comparison of continuous phenylephrine versus norepinephrine infusion in prevention of spinal hypotension during cesarean delivery. Int J Obstet Anesth. 2017 Feb; 29:18-25. PMID: 27720613
Vallejo MC, Attaallah AF, Shapiro RE, Elzamzamy OM, Mueller MG, Eller WS. Independent risk factors for surgical site infection after cesarean delivery in a rural tertiary care medical center. J Anesth. 2017 Feb;31(1):120-126. PMID: 27734126
Ivory CH, Freytsis M, Lagrew DC Jr, Magee D, Vallejo M, Hasley S. Standardizing Maternity Care Data to Improve Coordination of Care. J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 2017; Mar-Apr;46(2):284-291. PMID: 27986612
Ellison M, Ranganathan P, Wang H, Vallejo MC. Ultrasound and the pregnant patient. Curr Anesthesiol Rep 2017; 7(1):76–83.
Vallejo MC. Pre-procedure neuraxial ultrasound in obstetric anesthesia. J Anesth Perioper Med 2017; 4:(Jul 24); 4:doi: 10.24015/ JAPM.2017.0050
Vallejo MC, Zakowski MI. Old Ways Do Not Open New Doors: Norepinephrine for First-Line Treatment of Spinal Hypotension. Anesth Analg. 2018 Jun;126(6):1809-1811. PMID: 29762220
Vallejo MC, Attaallah AF, Nield LS, Elmo RM, Cottrell S, Ferrari ND. An online web-based assessment tool to monitor graduate medical trainee professionalism and supervision. Int J Med Educ. 2018 Jun 22;9:173-174. PMID: 29936492
Rowan SP, Lilly CL, Shapiro RE, Kidd KM, Elmo RM, Altobello RA, Vallejo MC. Knowledge and Attitudes of Health Care Providers Toward Transgender Patients Within a Rural Tertiary Care Center. Transgend Health. 2019 Feb 4;4(1):24-34. PMID: 3089150
Attaallah AF, Vallejo MC, Elzamzamy OM, Mueller MG, Eller WS. Perioperative risk factors for postoperative respiratory failure. J Perioper Pract. 2019 Mar;29(3):49-53. PMID: 300
Myers J, Wu G, Shapiro RE, Vallejo MC. Preeclampsia Induced Liver Dysfunction Complicated by Disseminated Intravascular Coagulopathy and Placental Abruption: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Case Rep Anesthesiol. 2019 Apr 4; 2019:4305849. PMID: 31080676
Nield LS, Vallejo MC, Lama AM, Yoon KK, Carpenter AS, Baker CM, Hobbs GR. Rate of Plagiarism in Personal Comments Essays of Applicants to a U.S. Allopathic Medical School:An Observational Study. J Gen Intern Med. 2019 Aug 6. PMID: 31388907
Vallejo MC, Zakowski MI. Pro-Con Debate: Nitrous Oxide for Labor Analgesia. Biomed Res Int. 2019 Aug 20; 2019:4618798. PMID: 31531352
Shapiro RE, Vallejo MC, Sofka SH, Elmo RM, Anderson AH, Ferrari ND. Hospital Spiritual Care Can Complement Graduate Medical Trainee Wellbeing. Adv Med. 2019 Dec 10;2019:8749351. PMID: 31886315
University of Pittsburgh 2012 Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award – Presented by Mark A. Nordenberg, Chancellor of the University of Pittsburgh, February 2012
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Academy of Master Educator, July 1, 2012
President, Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology (SOAP), May 2015 to May 2016
Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology (SOAP) Teacher of the Year, May 3, 2019
West Virginia University Academy of Excellence in Teaching and Learning Election and Induction, October 15, 2019
Distinguished Educator in Anesthesiology Award from the American Society of Anesthesiologists and the Society for Education in Anesthesia, June 2020
WVU IRB Protocol 619475, Primary Investigator, 2016-2017, CARA Therapeutics, Inc. A Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Adaptive Design Study Evaluating the Analgesic Efficacy and Safety of Intravenous CR845 in Patients Undergoing Abdominal Surgery. Vallejo MC, Tennant CS, Lindstrom EJ, Wang H, Shepherd JL, Sizemore DC, Schaefer GP, Hashmi M, Shapiro RE, Cardinal JS.
WVU IRB Protocol 00041423, Co-Investigator, 2016-2018, Merck, Sharpe & Dohme Corp Use of Sugammadex for Reversal of Paralysis in Microlaryngoscopy. Ranganathan P, Allen KJ, Vallejo MC, Shepherd JL, Ramadan HH, Patel RJ, McChesney JP, Fancy T, Ellison MB.
WVU IRB Protocol 1704541011, Primary Investigator, 2017-2019, BioQ Pharma, Inc. A Double Blind, Multicenter, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Parallel group, Phase 3 Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Ropivacaine 0.2% Pre-Filled Dispenser for the Treatment of Postsurgical Pain in Patients Undergoing Cesarean Delivery
WVU IRB Protocol 1710798696, Primary Investigator, 2017-2018, PACIRA Pharmaceuticals, Inc. A Multicenter, Randomized, Double-blind, Active-controlled Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of EXPAREL When Administered via Infiltration into the Transversus Abdominis Plan (TAP) Versus Bupivacaine Alone in Subjects Undergoing Elective Cesarean Section
West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission Rural Health Residency Program, Co-Investigator, 2018-Present, Continuation of a Pediatrics Rural Scholars Program at the West Virginia University School of Medicine in Morgantown. Nease EK, Nield LS, Vallejo MC, Rhodes LA.
About Manuel Vallejo
Associate Dean and Designated Institutional Official (DIO) for GME, Vice Chair for Faculty Development and Institutional Affairs, Department of Anesthesiology, Professor of Medical Education, Anesthesiology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, West Virginia University
Manuel C. Vallejo, MD, DMD, is the Associate Dean and Designated Institutional Official (DIO) for Graduate Medical education (GME) at West Virginia University (WVU). He holds the rank of Professor in the departments of Medical Education, Anesthesiology, Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Dr. Vallejo served as Director of Obstetric Anesthesia (2005-2013), Director of the Obstetric Anesthesiology Fellowship (1999-2013) at Magee Womens Hospital of UPMC, and WVU Chair of Anesthesiology (2013-2016). As the DIO, he was instrumental in the substantial growth of an additional 31 residency and fellowship programs to WVU GME since 2016.
Dr. Vallejo has a passion for teaching and mentoring trainees as evidenced by being the recipient of several prestigious honors and awards, including the “Excellence in Resident Clinical Teaching Award” presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Anesthesiology (2002, 2004, 2006), the University of Pittsburgh School of Nurse Anesthesia “Stephen C. Finestone Clinical Instructor of the Year Teaching Award” presented by the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing (2002), the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center “Award for Commitment and Excellence in Education, Research and Service” (2006), the University of Pittsburgh “Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award” (2012), and the “SOAP Teacher of the Year Award ” (2019) presented by the Society for Obstetric Anesthesiology and Perinatology (SOAP). He was elected to the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Academy of Master Educators (2012), is a member of the WVU School of Medicine Academy of Advisors (2016-present) and elected to the WVU Academy of Excellence in Teaching and Learning (2019). Dr. Vallejo received the “Distinguished Educator in Anesthesiology Award” from the American Society of Anesthesiologists and the Society for Education in Anesthesia for advancing anesthesiology education and patient care (2020).
Dr. Vallejo has developed a national and international reputation as evidenced by being an invited lecturer/presenter at ASA and SOAP annual meetings with national committee participation for ASA, SOAP, and ACOG. He served as SOAP President (2015-2016), elected to the Association of University Anesthesiologists (AUA) in 2013. He currently serves as the Vice Chair of the ACGME Anesthesiology Residency Review Committee.
In his role as Vice Chair for Faculty Development and Institutional Affairs in the department of Anesthesiology, Dr. Vallejo serves as Chair of the Promotions Committee, Chair of the Moderate Sedation Committee, Quality Assurance/Patient Safety representative for Obstetric Anesthesia, and is a contributing member of the Obstetric Anesthesia High Risk Patient committee.
01/17 – Present Graduate Medical Education Expansion and Operations Committee (GMEEOC) Chair
07/14 – Present WVU Medicine Executive Committee
07/16 – Present WVU GME Taskforce Committee Member
07/16 – Present WVU GMEC Committee
07/16 – Present WVU GME Residents Forum Moderator
07/16 – Present WVU GME Chief Resident Forum Moderator
07/16 – Present WVU Graduate School of Public Health GMEC Member
08/16 – Present WVU School of Medicine Academy of Advisors
09/16 – Present WVU Department of Medical Education Promotion and Tenure Committee
07/16 - Present WVH Hospital Sedation Committee Member and Chair
09/17 – Present Chair of the WVU Department of Anesthesiology Promotion and Tenure Committee
05/00 – Present Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology (SOAP) Education Committee
09/04 – Present Obstetric Anesthesia Digest Editorial Board
09/13 - Present American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Committee on Problem Based Learning Discussion
05/14 – Present American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Educational Track Committee on Obstetric Anesthesia Member
05/15 – Present American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Committee on Obstetric Anesthesia Member
05/15 – Present Association of University Anesthesiologists (AUA) Committee on Education Member and Annual Meeting Abstract Submission Reviewer and Grader
02/17 – Present SOAP Education Committee Media Award Subcommittee Grader
02/17 – Present ASA Associate Question Author for Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesia (MOCA)
03/17 – Present Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology (SOAP) Annual Meeting Best Research in Education Abstract Reviewer
10/17 – Present American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology (MOCA) Minute Program Contributing Content Editor
01/18 – Present ACGME Anesthesiology Review Committee
06/20 – Present Vice Chair, ACGME Anesthesiology Resident Review Committee
02/18 - Present International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS), Society of Critical Care Anesthesia (SOCCA), and Association of University Anesthesiologist (AUA) 2018,2019 Annual Meeting Abstract Reviewer and Grader
Patient Care Information
- Obstetric Anesthesiology
- Anesthesiology, American Board of Anesthesiology
Residency, Dental Residency
Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Martinsburg, WV, 1987
UPMC Mercy Hospital
Other Speciality Training, Internship (Medicine/Pediatrics)
WVU School of Medicine