Deborah Rasch, M.D.
Dr. Rasch has practiced Pediatric Anesthesia in San Antonio since 1983. She was Faculty at the UT Health Science Center and achieved the rank of Associate Professor of Anesthesia and Pediatrics until 2008 when she joined Tejas Anesthesia as Director of Pediatric Cardiovascular Anesthesia. Dr. Rasch still serves in this position and is head of Anesthesia for pediatric liver transplantation in San Antonio.
She is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a BA in Biology followed by a MD degree from UTMB Galveston. She completed residency training in Anesthesiology and Pediatrics at UTMB and the UT Health Science Center in San Antonio and is a Board Certified Pediatrician and a Board Certified Anesthesiologist. She then completed a Fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at the UT Health Science Center in San Antonio and went for further training in Pediatric Cardiovascular Anesthesia at Boston Children’s Hospital. After returning from Boston she started the Pediatric Congenital Heart Program at University Hospital under the leadership of Dr. John Calhoon, Chief Pediatric Heart Surgeon in 1986. In 1995 she was given the task of beginning pediatric liver transplantation in San Antonio and developed Anesthesia Protocols for a very successful program that is in existence today.
Dr. Rasch has 3 adult children and grandchildren. She enjoys competitive horse riding, camping and fishing. Her professional interests are education and training of residents, nurses, and respiratory therapists to advance the knowledge of caring for the critically ill child.