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Ronald M. Roan, M.D., C.M.Q.
Assistant Professor
Division of Critical Care and Perioperative Medicine
Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
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.

Dr. Roan may be reached at or 205-934-4704.

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


Professional Societies

American Society of Anesthesiologists

Air Medical Physicians Association

Society of Critical Care Medicine

American College of Physicians


Recent Publications

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 intubationAnesthesiology. 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