Ronald Roan, M.D.
Ronald M. Roan, M.D.
Division of Critical Care and Perioperative Medicine
Department of Anesthesiology
UAB School of Medicine
Subspecialty and Areas of Interest
Dr. Ronald Roan is an assistant professor in the Division of Critical Care and Perioperative Medicine. He is the program director of the UAB/U.S. Air Force Pararescueman Special Operation Trauma Training Sustainment Program and is the course director for UAB’s Fundamentals of Critical Care Support Course.
Dr. Roan is board certified in Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, and Medical Quality. He is board eligible in Neurocritical Care. He specializes in critical care and aeromedical evacuation and has performed more than 150 international critical care patient transports. He is also interested in human simulation research, and he is an active investigator for the University of Missouri Combat Casualty Trauma Consortium.
Education and Degrees
UAB School of Medicine, Critical Care Fellow, 2011
UAB School of Medicine, Anesthesiology Residency, 2007
US Air Force Keesler Medical Center, General Surgery Internship, 2000
UAB School of Medicine, M.D., 2000
UAB, B.A. (Natural Science), 2000
Regents College of the University of the State of New York, A.D. (Nursing), 1995
UAB School of Health Related Professions, Certificate of EMT-Paramedic, 1992
Bessemer State Technical College, Diploma of Practical Nursing, 1991
Awards and Honors
Named to Best Doctors in America, 2012, 2013
American Society of Anesthesiologists
Air Medical Physicians Association
Society of Critical Care Medicine
American College of Physicians
Roan R, Holt S., Needlestick Over the Pacific Ocean! Now What?, Air Med J. 2010 Nov-Dec;29(6):292-3, 308. doi: 10.1016/j.amj.2010.05.003.
Roan RM, Boyd GL., Prediction of a low success rate of astronauts in space in performing endotracheal intubation. Anesthesiology. 2007 Jun;106(6):1247-8; author reply 1248.
Roan, R, Anesthesia Delivery in Space Still a Risky Proposition," Anesthesiology News, November 2009, Volume 35:11