- MD, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, 1988
Peer Reviewed Original Papers:
Driver RP, Grose B, Serafini M, Cottrell S, Sizemore D, Vallejo M. A Focused Observation Tool using Dreyfus’ Stages of Skill Acquisition as an Evaluative Scale. West Virginia Medical Journal 113(3): 34-39. 2017.
Ellison, M; Grose, B; Howell S, Driver R, Wilson, C, Lenz, J. Prolonged paralysis following emergent cesarean section with succinylcholine despite normal dibucaine number. West Virginia Medical Journal 112(2): 44-46, 2016. PMID: 27025119
Belenkiy SM, Stump AB, Hammond T, Ranganathan P, Ellison M, Driver RP, Vallejo MC. Multi-disciplinary Approach to Managing Epidural Labor Anesthesia in a Parturient with Type 2N Von Willebrand’s Disease in a Rural Tertiary Academic Medical Center. International Anesthesia Research Society Annual Meeting 2017.
Bozek J; Ellison, M; Coomes M.; Shepherd, J; Howell, S ; Driver R. The Management of Labor Analgesia in a Term Parturient with Severe Pulmonic Stenosis. ASA Medically Challenging Case. 2016 ASA Annual Meeting.
Chapters in Books:
Chandrasekhar C., Driver RP, Wilson WC, Williamson LA, Tomlinson D. Ch. 38 Obstetric Trauma. In Wilson WC, Grande CM, Hoyt DB, (eds.). Trauma: Emergency Resuscitation, Perioperative Anesthesia, Surgical Management (Vol 1), pp 747-763. New York: Informa Healthcare USA, Inc., 2007.
ACADEMIC HONORS AND AWARDS:
Certificate in Recognition of Continuous Efforts in the Excellence of Teaching - Department of Anesthesiology, West Virginia University
West Virginia University Hospitals Quality Award - Maternal Infant Care Center Obstetric Task Force Quality Improvement Initiative
Member of WVU Department of Anesthesiology Clinical Competency Committee
Member of Ruby Memorial Hospital Intravenous Pump Committee
Dr. Driver is a co-investigator on the IRB study “A Double Blind, Multi-Center, 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.” The study is funded by Health Decisions Incorporated in the amount of $ 42,797.10.
About Richard Driver
Dr. Driver joined West Virginia University School of Medicine in 1994 as an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology. He completed his Anesthesiology residency at WVU 1990-1993 and his Fellowship in Obstetric Anesthesia at the (former Bowman Gray School of Medicine) Wake Forest 1993-1994. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2000. Dr. Driver was appointed Interim Chair of the department in October 2008. Dr. Driver served as Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology and was promoted to Professor in the clinical track in June 2009. Dr. Driver has been certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology since 1994. He passed the Voluntary Recertification Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology in 2009. He currently serves as the Director of Obstetric Anesthesia.
2007-Present - Society for Education in Anesthesia
1993-Present - Society of Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology
1996-Present - International Anesthesia Research Society
1992-Present - West Virginia State Medical Association
1997-Present - West Virginia State Society of Anesthesiologists
1997-Present - American Society of Anesthesiologists
Patient Care Information
- Anesthesiology, American Board of Anesthesiology
Fellowship, Obstetric Anesthesia
Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Wake Forest University, NC, 1994
Residency, Obstetrics and Gynecology
WVU School of Medicine
WVU School of Medicine
1976-1980 - Lycoming College, Williamsport, PA Teaching Certificate, B.A. – Biology
1981-1984 - University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC - M.S. - Biology. Thesis Title: Genomic Characterization of the ilvGEDA Genes: Analysis of Restriction Endonuclease Cleavage Patterns by DNA:DNA Hybridization