Department of
Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Steven L. Orebaugh, MD

  • Professor, Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine and Critical Care Medicine
  • Director, Outpatient Orthopedic Anesthesiology, UPMC Montefiore
  • Co-Chair, Residency Curriculum Committee

Education & Training

  • Undergraduate School: University of Pittsburgh
  • Temple University School of Medicine, MD
  • Wright State University, Emergency Medicine Residency
  • UPMC, Anesthesiology Residency
  • UPMC, Critical Care Medicine Fellowship

Representative Publications

​Dr. Orebaugh's publications can be reviewed through the National Library of Medicine's publication database.

Research, clinical, and/or academic interests

  • Ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia
  • Education in regional anesthesia
  • Airway management

Current Mentored Resident Research Projects 

  • Retrospective evaluation of impact of anesthesia type on neurologic outcomes after ulnar nerve transposition surgery (Drs. Shah & McNulty)
  • Retrospective evaluation of impact of “iPACK” block on same day surgery outcomes in ACL surgery patients (Drs. Deis & Pham)
  • Education study: Impact of inclusion of cadaver limbs for nerve block practice and sonoanatomy demonstration in first year medical students (Drs. Hahn, Huettner, & Noonan)
  • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation for postop analgesia after rotator cuff repair: Effect on opioid utilization and pain scores (Dr. Elswick)
  • Impact of ERAS protocols on postoperative respiratory decompensation: A retrospective analysis (Dr. Pannunzio)
  • Retrospective evaluation of impact of anesthesia type on neurologic outcomes after peripheral nerve repair in hand surgery (Drs. Shay & McNulty)
  • Impact of chronic opioid use on effectiveness and duration of interscalene block in rotator cuff repair surgery, and observational study (Dr. Huettner)
  • Effect of superior trunk version of interscalene block on diaphragm function and respiratory parameters after shoulder surgery (Dr. Roble)