Dr. Robert S. Marks, MD
Anesthesiologist | Pain Medicine2765 Bee Caves Rd 201 WEST LAKE HILLS TX, 78746
Dr. Robert Marks is an anesthesiologist practicing in Austin, TX. Dr. Marks ensures the safety of patients who are about to undergo surgery. Anestesiologists specialize in general anesthesia, which will (put the patient to sleep), sedation, which will calm the patient or make him or her unaware of the situation, and regional anesthesia, which just numbs a specific part of the body. As an anesthesiologist, Dr. Marks also might help manage pain after an operation.
Education and Training
The University of Texas Bachelor Degree 0
The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston medical degree 0
Pain Medicine (Anesthesiology)
AnesthesiologyAmerican Board of AnesthesiologyABA- Pain Medicine
Dr. Robert S. Marks, MD's Expert Contributions
Can you be sedated when pregnant?
Depends on what you're doing it for. I wouldn't do a pain procedure on a pregnant patient, and even if there was some reason for a procedure that proved appropriate & necessary, I wouldn't offer sedation under the circumstance. Less medication is always safest when pregnant! Hope that answers your question. Robert S. Marks, M.D. READ MORE
Expert PublicationsData provided by the National Library of Medicine
- A comparative study of gallstones from children and adults using FTIR spectroscopy and fluorescence microscopy.
- An innovative strategy for immobilization of receptor proteins on to an optical fiber by use of poly(pyrrole-biotin).
- Development of an "electroptode" immunosensor: indium tin oxide-coated optical fiber tips conjugated with an electropolymerized thin film with conjugated cholera toxin B subunit.
- Synthesis and characterization of a biotin-alginate conjugate and its application in a biosensor construction.
- Photochemical attachment of biomolecules onto fibre-optics for construction of a chemiluminescent immunosensor.
- EILATox-Oregon Biomonitoring Workshop: summary and observations.
- Construction of amperometric immunosensors based on the electrogeneration of a permeable biotinylated polypyrrole film.
- Manufacturing of nanochannels with controlled dimensions using protease nanolithography.
- Synthesis and characterization of a pyrrole-alginate conjugate and its application in a biosensor construction.
- Chemiluminescent optical fiber immunosensor for detection of autoantibodies to ovarian and breast cancer-associated antigens.
- Protease amperometric sensor.
- Electroenzymatic polypyrrole-intercalator sensor for the determination of West Nile virus cDNA.
- Electrogenerated indium tin oxide-coated glass surface with photosensitive interfaces: surface analysis.
- T7 phage display of Ep15 peptide for the detection of WNV IgG.
- Amperometric immunosensor for the detection of anti-West Nile virus IgG.
Areas of expertise and specialization
Faculty Titles & Positions
- Assistant Professor Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center -
- Texas Pain Society, the International Anesthesia Research Society, the American Society of Anesthesiologists, and the Gulf Atlantic Anesthesia Residency Research Conference
- International Pain Center at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center pain management
Dr. Robert S. Marks, MD's Practice location
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Patient Experience with Dr. Marks
Get to know Dr. Robert S. Marks, who serves patients in Austin, Texas.
Dual board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine through the American Board of Anesthesiology, and fellowship trained at one of the top fellowships in the country, Dr. Marks works with patients at Diagnostic Pain Center located in Austin, Texas. He is passionate about helping patients restore their quality of life through the effective control and elimination of their pain problems.
The Diagnostic Pain Center is a multi-physician, private practice that offers individualized treatment plans for comprehensive pain management care. The doctors believe that this model better enables them to invest in patient relationships and create treatment plans that are truly custom-tailored to patients’ unique needs. Their top priority is to improve patients’ quality of life through accurate diagnosis, highly effective treatment methods, and specialized care.
Fully trained in both interventional and non-interventional techniques, this, combined with his dedication to staying at the forefront of new medical research, affords Dr. Marks a deeper understanding of the myriad of pain conditions and their causes. He is affiliated with Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin, St. David’s Medical Center, and Northwest Hills Surgical Hospital.
Prior to practicing in Austin, he was an Assistant Professor at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center who enjoyed teaching residents & medical students the fundamentals of anesthesiology and pain management.
Academically, Dr. Marks graduated with high honors from The University of Texas at Austin. Subsequently, he completed his medical school training at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, followed by two years of residency in general surgery and a three year residency in anesthesiology at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. He culminated his formal medical training with a one-year pain management fellowship at the prestigious International Pain Center at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, one of the top pain management fellowships in the country where he was trained by the internationally renowned Dr. Gabor Racz and Dr. Miles Day.
Subsequent to his education, the doctor attained board certification in anesthesiology and pain medicine through the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA). As the certifying body for anesthesiologists since 1938, the ABA is committed to partnering with physicians to advance lifelong learning and exceptional patient care. Its mission is to advance the highest standards of the practice of anesthesiology.
Throughout his line of work, Dr. Marks has presented at national and international meetings including the Texas Pain Society, the International Anesthesia Research Society, the American Society of Anesthesiologists, and the Gulf Atlantic Anesthesia Residency Research Conference. He continues to give guest lectures at outside institutions.
A two time recipient of the University Medical Center Safe Surgeon Award, Dr. Marks has also been the recipient of the Patients’ Choice Award (2014, 2016) and Compassionate Doctor Recognition Award (2014, 2016, 2017).
As proud native Texans, Longhorns, & childhood sweethearts, he and his wife, Amanda, have followed their long-time dream of moving back to Austin. When not treating patients, he enjoys playing with his three children, running, playing chess, reading books about quantum physics, and playing the piano.
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