Lance S. Patak, MD, MBA

Anesthesia, Pain Medicine

On staff since October 2015

Academic Title: Assistant Professor

  • Manuscripts in Refereed Journals

    • Padia R, Miller C, Patak L, Friedman S, Stone K, Otjen J, Johnson K
      Simulation-guided tracheotomy in a patient with fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva
      Laryngoscope, 2019 : 129812-17
    • 1. Ojo B, Collins M, Ou H, Rampersad S, Rubens D, Patak L
      Difficult airway management in a child with fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva in status asthmaticus.
      J Clin Anesth, 2018 : 518-9
    • Montie M, Shuman C, Galinato J, Patak L, Titler M
      Perspectives of 30 English patients on call light technology, Eloquence revisited
      Comput Inform Nurs, 2018 : 36(1)27-34
    • Snyder DJ, Baier AW, Leahy IC, Patak LS, Brustowicz RM
      A shared opportunity for improving electronic medical record (EMR) data
      Anesth Analg, 2017 : 125(3)952-7
    • Shuman C, Montie M, Galinato J, Patak L, Titler M
      Registered nurse and nursing assistant perceptions of limited English proficiency patient-clinician communication
      J Nurs Adm, 2017 : 47(12)589-91
    • Montie M, Shuman C, Galinato J, Patak L, Titler M
      Conduits to care: Call lights and patients’ perceptions of communication
      J Multidiscip Healthc, 2017 : 10359-66
    • Montie M, Galinato J, Titler M
      Perspectives of nurses and patients on call light technology
      Computers, Nursing, and Informatics, 2015 Aug. : 33(8)359-67

    Published Books, Videos, Software, etc.

    • US Patent No. 9,922,168; Patient device for advanced patient communication
    • MedSafe™ – Smartphone application that provides accurate dosing, dilution and administration guidance for any medication after scanning its barcode

    Other Publications

    • Patak L
      Iatrogenic endotracheal tube obstruction by Tegaderm
      A A Case Rep, 2017 : 9(11)332-3

  • Presentations Title Event Location Date
    FAER: Swimming with Sharks, Presenter – Improving Communication in Critically-ill Patients. 2018 American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting San Francisco, CA Oct. 2018
    Patterns and predictors of difficult intravenous access among children presenting for anesthesia Patak L, Collins M, Groenewald C. Society for Pediatric Anesthesia Annual Meeting Phoenix, AZ Oct. 2018
    Speaker – Ultrasound Guided PIV Placement: Elements of Success POCUS Grand Rounds Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle, WA Oct. 2018
    GREENLiiGHT Judge – Innovation GREENLiiGHT Pitch Competition Seattle Children’s Hospital Seattle, WA May 2018
    Tracheotomy in Patients with Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva: Case series and Use of Simulation-Guided Surgery Padia R, Miller C, Patak L, Friedman S, Stone K, Otjen J, Johnson K. 98th Annual Meeting of the American Broncho-Esophagological Association National Harbor, MD. April 2018
    Patterns and predictors of difficult intravenous access among children presenting for anesthesia Seattle Children's Hospital Seattle, WA March 2018
    Stoneman Syndrome: Emergent Intubation of a Child with Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva in Status Asthmaticus Ojo B, Collins M, Ou H, Rubens D, Patak, L. American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting – Medically Challenging Cases Boston, MA. Oct. 2017
    Panelist – Listen Up Startups; the Clinicians are Talking! Techstars Startup Week Seattle, Foster School of Business University of Washington, Seattle, WA Oct. 2017
    Development, acceptability and usability of the VidaTalkTM electronic tablet application Happ MB, Von Visger T, Weber M, Vermillion B, Chipps E, Traughber B, Patak L. International Conference on Communication in Healthcare & Health Literacy and Research Conference Annual Meeting Baltimore, MD Oct. 2017
    Necrotizing enterocolitis: What are the Indications for Bedside Operative Management? Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle, WA Aug. 2017
    Grand Rounds Center for Cultivation Research and Innovation San Diego, CA April 2015
    Six Minutes of Sciences Leveraging UCSD Community Resources for Research and Innovation Support San Diego, CA April 2015
    Poster Presentation - Usability and Acceptability Testing of an iPad Communication Application in the Intensive Care Unit. Society of Critical Care Medicine Annual Meeting Phoenix, AZ Jan. 2015
    Poster Presentation - Call light use of limited English proficiency patients NAHN National Association of Hispanic Nurses Miami, Florida July 2014
  • Grant Title Grantor Amount Award Date
    "Improving Outcomes for Mechanically Ventilated Patients with the Digital EZ Board" NIH $1,150,000 Sept. 2015
    Identifying Differences in the Structure and Content of Medical Conversations With and Without Interpreters Center for Diversity and Health Equity 15000
    Improving the Effectiveness and Safety of Post-operative Opioid Management in the Home Setting with Parachute: An Application to Help Guide and Monitor Home Opioid Use. University of Washington CoMotion Innovation Fund 50000


Board Certification(s)

Pediatric Anesthesiology

Medical/Professional School

UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles
USC Marshall School of Business, Los Angeles


Anesthesiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor


Pediatric Anesthesia, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor

Clinical Interests

Pediatric cardiac anesthesia; outcomes driven innovation

Research Description

Outcomes based research; outcomes improvement; systems processes; workflow; efficiency models; innovation; medical devices Conditions Most Frequently Treated: