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Robert H Thiele , MD

Department: Anesthesiology Division: Critical Care Title: Associate Professor ABMS Certification: Anesthesiology Other Appointment: Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Contact Information

P.O. Box 800710 Charlottesville, VA 22908-0710 Phone: 434.924.2283


Dr. Thiele is a Charlottesville native and an alumnus of both Charlottesville High School (1997) and the University of Virginia (Chemical Engineering, 2001). He attended medical school at Vanderbilt, completed his internship at Northwestern, his anesthesiology residency at UVA and his critical care fellowship at Duke. He is board certified in anesthesiology, critical care, and advanced perioperative transesophageal echocardiography.

He returned home to UVA and Charlottesville in 2011, joining the anesthesiology faculty as an assistant professor and specializing in cardiothoracic anesthesiology and critical care. He is a strong advocate for patient safety, and is a member of both the Patient Safety Committee at UVA and the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (Committee on Technology). He is the co-director of UVA’s Enhanced Recovery After Surgery program, which focuses on improving patient satisfaction and reducing complications after surgery.

Dr. Thiele lives with his family in Charlottesville. He and his wife were both members of the UVA track and cross country teams as undergraduates and continue to enjoy running together.


  • 2017-2018 Best Doctors in America® List
  • Charles Brown Quality Award

  • Mulholland Resident and Fellow Teaching Award

  • Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research Resident Scholar Award