Professor of Anesthesia (CE), University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Clinical Studies, New Bolton Center, Kennett Square, PA, USA

Section Chief, Emergency Critical Care/Anesthesia, University of Pennyslvania

Board Certification in Pharmacology and Toxicology, German Veterinary Medical Association

Diplomate, European College of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology (ECVPT)

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Anesthesiology (ACVA)

Clinical Specialties: Anesthesia
Research Areas: Equine anesthesia/analgesia, Hemorrhagic shock, Pharmacology

Contact Information:
University of Pennsylvania
School of Veterinary Medicine
Dept of Clinical Studies
New Bolton Center
382 West Street Road
 Phone 610-925-6130
 Fax 610-925-6800
 Email driessen@vet.upenn.edu

Equine Anesthesia and Analgesia in general
Balanced Anesthesia in the Equine
Inhalant anesthesia in the equine and its impact on pulmonary gas exchange and hemodynamic function
Regional Anesthesia and Analgesia in the Equine
Large Animal Anesthesia

Pharmacology of hemoglobin-based blood substitutes
Pathophysiology of and treatment modalities for hemorrhagic shock
Microcirculation and tissue oxygenation
Pharmacology of analgesics and modern techniques of regional analgesia

Wojtasiak-Wypart M, Soma L R, Rudy J A, Uboh C E, Boston R C, Driessen B Pharmacokinetic profile and pharmacodynamic effects of romifidine hydrochloride in the horse. Journal of veterinary pharmacology and therapeutics 35: 478-88, 2012.

Caniglia AM, Driessen B*, Puerto DA, Bretz B, Boston RC, Larenza MP Perioperative analgesia following epidural anesthesia versus femoral and sciatic nerve blocks: a comparison in anesthetized dogs undergoing hindlimb orthopedic surgery J Am Vet Med Assoc : 1605-1612, 2012.

Columbano N, Secci F, Careddu GM, Sotgiu G, Rossi G, Driessen B Effects of lidocaine constant rate infusion on sevoflurane requirement, hemodynamic function, and post-operative analgesia in dogs undergoing ovariectomy under opioid-based balanced anesthesia. Vet J : , 2012.

Wojtasiak-Wypart M, Soma LR, Rudy JA, Uboh CE, Boston RC, Driessen B Pharmacokinetic profile and pharmacodynamic effects of romifidine hydrochloride in the horse J Vet Pharmacol Therap : , 2012.

Slack JA, Boston R, Driessen B, Reef V Effect of routine general anesthesia on plasma cardiac troponin I concentrations in healthy horses Vet Cardiol 13: 163-169, 2011.

Driessen B*, Zarucco L, Kalir B, Bertolotti L Contemporary use of acepromazine in the anesthetic management of male horses and ponies: a retrospective study and opinion poll Equine Vet J 43: 88-98, 2011.

Terry R, McDonnell SM, van Eps AW, Soma LR, Liu Y, Uboh CE, Moate PJ, Driessen B Pharmacokinetic profile and behavioral effects of gabapentin in the horse. J vet Pharmacol Therap 33: 485-494, 2010.

Zarucco L, Driessen B*, Scandella M, Cozzi F, Cantile C Positive end-expiratory pressure reduces anesthesia-induced atelectasis and improves gas exchange in propofol-anesthetized and mechanically ventilated sheep. Can J Vet Res 74: 305-313, 2010.

Staffieri F, Bauquier SH, Moate PJ, Driessen B* Effects of inspired oxygen concentration on pulmonary gas exchange in anesthetized horses mechanically ventilated with helium/oxygen gas mixture Equine Vet Journal 41: 747-752, 2009.

Zarucco L, Driessen B*, Scandella M, Cozzi F, Cantile C Sensory nerve conduction and nociception in the equine lower forelimb during perineural bupivacaine infusion along the palmar nerves Can J Vet Res 74: 305-313, 2010.

Bauquier SH, Dusavage S, Driessen B Anaesthesia and ventilation strategy in a horse undergoing pulmonectomy. Equine Vet Educ 22: 231-236, 2010.

DVM Free University of Berlin, Germany , 1988

Dr Med Vet (Pharmacology & Toxicology) Free University of Berlin, Germany , 1991