Wallace M. Nogami, MD

Associate Professor, Anesthesiology
Associate Professor, Clinical Pediatrics

(520) 626-6295

Dr. Nogami was born and grew up in Lanai City, Hawaii. After graduating from Indiana University, he attended medical school at the University of Hawaii. He completed a surgery residency (1986) and a neonatology fellowship (1989) at Indiana University Medical Center, and anesthesiology residency (1992) at the University of Arizona. Dr. Nogami's career began in 1992 at the University of Arizona where he is currently an Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology and Director of Pediatric Anesthesia in the Department of Anesthesiology and Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics in the Department of Pediatrics (Section of Neonatology).

Research Interests: 
  1. Vital signs and blood gas changes with changing concentration of Desflurane and Seroflurane on ovine fetuses.
  2. Comparison of efficacy of epidural vs. PCA in children with scoliosis.
  3. Analysis of Pulse Oximetry efficacy on the neonate.
  4. Efficacy and safety of continuous spinal local anesthetic with parturient.

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Arkoosh VA, Palmer CM, Yun EM, Sharma SK, Bates JN, Wissler RN, Buxbaum JL, Nogami WM. A double-masked, randomized, multi-center comparison of the safety of continuous intrathecal labor analgesia using a 28-guage catheter versus continuous epidural labor analgesia. Anesthesiology (accepted for publication 9/2007)

Palmer CM, Van Maren G, Nogami WM, Alves DM. Post-cesarean epidural morphine: a dose-response study. Anesthesia and Analgesia 90:887-91, 2000.

Palmer CM, Van Maren G, Nogami WM, Alves D. Bupivacaine augments intrathecal fentanyl for labor analgesia. Anesthesiology 91:84-89, 1999.

Palmer CM, Maciulla JE, Cork RC, Nogami WM, Gossler K, Ales D. The Incidence of Fetal Heart Rate Changes After Intrathecal Fentanyl Labor Analgesia. Anesth Analg 88:577-581, 1999.

Frink EJ Jr, Nogami WM, Morgan SE, Salmon RC. High carboxyhemoglobin concentrations occur in swine during desflurane anesthesia in the presence of partially dried CO2 absorbents. Anesthesiology 87:308-316, 1997.