Russell K. McAllister, MD

Anesthesiologist-Pain Management Specialist
Scott & White Healthcare

Program Director, Anesthesiology Residency Program
Assistant Dean of Quality & Patient Safety

Anesthesiology/Pain Management

Patient Care Emphasis
Lipid Emulsion Treatment of Local Anesthetic Toxicity, Pain Medicine, Postoperative Vision Loss Prevention, Surgical Anesthesia

Board Certification
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology: Hospice and Palliative Medicine

  • Scott & White Appointment
    July 1, 1999

  • University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, MD, 1995
  • Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX, BA, 1990

  • Specialty Training
  • Anesthesiology Residency, Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, Scott & White Hospital, Temple, TX

  • Faculty Rank - Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine
    Associate Professor of Anesthesiology

    Publications and Research
  • McAllister RK, Carpentier BW, Malkuch G. Sacral postherpetic neuralgia and successful treatment using a paramedial approach to the ganglion impar. Anesthesiology 101[6], 1472- 1474.
  • McAllister RK, Borum SE, Mitchell DT, Bittenbinder TM. Thoracic motor paralysis secondary to zoster sine herpete. Anesthesiology 97[4], 1009-1011.
  • Councilman-Gonzales LM, Bean-Lijewski JD, McAllister RK. A probable CO2 embolus during laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia 50[3], 313
  • Charleston C, Puana R, McAllister RK, Hunter FA, Childs EW. Morphine sulfate attenuates hemorrhagic shock-induced hyperpermeability. Anesthesia and Analgesia 103[1], 156-61, table.
  • McAllister RK, Dehmer GJ, Meyer TA. Premature discontinuation of antiplatelet therapy in patients with drug-eluting coronary stents. American Journal of Health System Pharmacy 63[23], 2308-2310.
  • McAllister RK. Post-operative visual loss: clinical update. Presented at the Texas Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX Sept.
  • McAllister RK, McDavid AJ, Meyer TA, Bittenbinder TM. Recurrent persistent hiccups after epidural steroid injection and analgesia with bupivacaine. Anesthesia and Analgesia 100[6], 1834-1836.
  • McAllister RK. Ethical Dilemmas of the Internet Age: Is There Danger When Social Networking and Medical Practice Meet? Audio-Digest Volume 52(24) Dec 21.
  • Thyen AB, McAllister RK, Councilman LM. Epidural pump programming error leading to inadvertent ten-fold dosing error during labor analgesia with ropivacaine. Journal of Patient Safety. December - Volume 6 - Issue 4 - pp 244-246
  • Holy SE, Tsai JH, McAllister RK, Smith KH. Perioperative ischemic optic neuropathy: a case control analysis of 126,666 surgical procedures at a single institution. Anesthesiology 110[2], 246-253.
  • McAllister RK, Meyer TA, Bittenbinder TM. Are guidelines needed for the perioperative discontinuation of phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors? J Clin.Anesth. 20[7], 560-561.
  • McAllister RK, Meyer TA, Bittenbinder TM. Can local anesthetic-related deaths during liposuction be prevented? Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 122[6], 232e-233e.
  • Puana R, McAllister RK, Hunter FA, Warden J, Childs EW. Morphine attenuates microvascular hyperpermeability via a PKA dependent pathway. Anesthesia and Analgesia 106[2], 480-485.
  • Schuchmann JA, McAllister RK, Armstrong CS, Puana R. Zoster sine herpete with thoracic motor paralysis temporally associated with thoracic epidural steroid injection. Am.J Phys.Med.Rehabil. 87[10], 853-858.
  • Hulin JB, Daniels DJ, McAllister RK. Entrapment of a continuous peripheral nerve catheter following popliteal nerve blockade. Poster presentation at the American society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, October
  • Meyer TA, McAllister RK, Bittenbinder TM, Montemayor E. Incidence of eating disorder patients undergoing surgery. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Orlando, FL., October
  • Meyer TA, Hernandez S, Roberson CR, McAllister RK, Bittenbinder TM. Anesthesia passport: providing information to the patient on their anesthetic experience. Anesthesiology 107, A279.
  • Meyer TA, Shaw J, McAllister RK, Roberson CR, Ciceri DP. The incidence of preoperative patients use of medications with the black box warnings. Anesthesiology 107, A793.
  • McAllister RK, Payne MN, Bittenbinder TM. Disruption of water trap from leak of isoflurane during the vaporizer filling process in the Drager Apollo. Anesthesiology 107[3], 514.
  • McAllister RK. Paramedial approach to the ganglion impar. Reg Anesth.Pain Med 32[4], 367
  • McAllister RK. Local anesthetic toxicity: has the magic bullet been found? Presented at the Texas Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting, Lost Pines, TX Sept.
  • McAllister RK, Tutt CD, Colvin CS. Lipid 20% emulsion ameliorates the symptoms of olanzapine toxicity in a 4-year-old. American Journal of Emergency Medicine. June 2, 2011 epub ahead of print
  • Barker AL, Wehbe-Janek H, Bhandari NS, Bittenbinder TM, Jo CH, McAllister RK. A National Cross Sectional Survey on Social Networking Practices of Anesthesiology Residency Program Directors. J Clin Anesth. 2012 Dec;24(8):618-24
  • McAllister RK, Wehbe-Janek H. Lengthening residency training and the need for debt relief. Acad Med. 2012 Sep;87(9):1150
  • McKernan NP, Rondeau BJ, McAllister RK. Takotsubo (Stress-induced) Cardiomyopathy Temporally Associated with Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection for Post-herpetic Neuralgia. Presented at the American Academy of Pain Medicine Annual Meeting, Palm Springs, CA February 2012.
  • Vision for the Future: Update on Post-operative Vision Loss. Texas Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas 2012
  • McAllister RK. Anesthesiology Residency Numbers: Past, Present, and Future Considerations. Texas Society of Anesthesiologists Bulletin. Vol 24, (1); Jan 2012
  • McAllister RK. New and Different Opportunities for Additional Training and Certification for Anesthesiologists. Texas Society of Anesthesiologists Bulletin. Vol 24, (2); 2012
  • Postoperative Vision Loss-Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation Consensus Statement Group 2012
  • McAllister RK, Barker AL. Infectious Disease Exposure in the Healthcare Worker. The 5-Minute Anesthesiology Consult; Lipincott Williams & Wilkins 2012.
  • McAllister RK, Meyer TA. “Tardive Dyskinesia” in The 5-Minute Anesthesiology Consult; Lipincott Williams & Wilkins 2012.
  • McAllister RK, Dollar BT. “Radiation Safety” in The 5-Minute Anesthesiology Consult; Lipincott Williams & Wilkins 2012.
  • Hofkamp MP, McAllister RK. “Hemoglobin” in The 5-Minute Anesthesiology Consult; Lipincott Williams & Wilkins 2012.
  • McAllister, RK. Alterations in the Alphabet Soup of Academic Anesthesiology: Changes in the residency program accreditation and ABA certification. Texas Society of Anesthesiologists Bulletin. Vol 25 (1); 2013
  • Tricia A. Meyer, Pharm.D, Linda Pearson, M.D., Russell K. McAllister, M.D., Charles Roberson, M.D., Timothy Bittenbinder, M.D., Kevin Robinson, Pharm.D. Safe Injection Practices Among Anesthesiology Residents. Presented at the American Soci ety of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting Washington DC, Oct
  • McAllister RK, Weinberg GL. Lipid solubility of warfarin may contribute to warfarin resistance in patients receiving total parenteral nutrition. Am J Med Sci. 2012 Oct;344(4):340.
  • McAllister RK, Burnett CJ. Topical Pain Medications. Pain Management Clinical Pocket Guide. Edited by K Sackheim; Springer Press. In Press

  • Awards and Honors
  • Outstanding Resident Education Advocate 2007-2008, 2003-2004, 2002-2003, 2000-2001, 1999-2000
  • Outstanding Program Director, Scott & White GME 2008-2009

  • Professional Memberships
  • Delegate, Newsletter Editorial Board, and Education Committee, Texas Society of Anesthesiologists

  • Languages Spoken
    English, Spanish


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