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Leonid Bunegin, BSc

Leon bunegin


Leonid Bunegin is an Associate Professor with tenure in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He is currently the Director of the Biomedical Engineering Laboratories and has served as Co-Director of Anesthesiology Research and Director of Anesthesiology Laboratories at the Department of Anesthesiology. He is also director of the Advanced Cardiac Life Support training program at the Department of Anesthesiology.

Selected Publications

Bunegin L, Gelineau. Oxygenated Hypothermic Machine Perfusion of Goat Kidneys with Krebs. Henseleit Buffer. Experimental and Clinical Transplantation. (in press) 2017

Lin, RP, Weitzel, EK, Chen, PG, Mcmains, KC, Majors, J & Bunegin, L. Failure pressures of three rhinologic dural repairs in a porcine ex vivo model‘ International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology., 2015;5(7):633-636.

Bunegin L, Weitzel EK, McMains KC, Burge SD. Development and Validation of an Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Skills Training Model Allergy and Rhinology Journal 2012;26:409-413.

Bunegin L, Tolstykh GP, Gelineau JF, Cosimi B, Anderson LM. Oxygen Consumption during Oxygenated Hypothermic Perfusion as a Measure of Donor Organ Viability ASAIO Journal 2013;59:427-432.

Bunegin L, Tolstykh GP, Gelineau, JF, Maier, LM. Novel Portable Hypothermic Pulsatile Perfusion Preservation Technology: Improved Viability and Function of Rodent and Canine Kidneys. Annals of Transplantation 2010;15(3):35-43

Bunegin L Moore J. Simultaneous Spectrophotometric and Mechanical Property of Skin In: Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging: Photonic Therapeutics and Diagnostics II. Bellingham, Washington: International Society of Optical Engineering; 2006. p. 1 - 11.

Bunegin L, Tolstykh GP, Gelineau JF. Method for three-dimensional visualization of neurodegeneration in cupric-silver stained serial rat brain slices. Journal of Biomedical Optics 2005;10(2):240121-240126.

Bunegin L, Gelineau JF. The application of fluidics technology for organ preservation. Biomed Instrum Technol 2004;38(2):155-164.

Bunegin L, Gelineau JF. The Application of Fluidics Based Technology for Perfusion Preservation of Adult Human Sized, Canine Hearts. Journal of Cardiovascular Engineering 2003;8(1-2):73-78.

Bunegin L. Perservation of Rodent Kidneys in a Portable Preservation Device Based on Fluidics Technology. Transplantation 2002;73(9):1508-1510.

Associate Professor with tenure, Department of Anesthesiology

Director of Human Patient Simulator Laboratory and Director

Course Director


B.S., Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh, 1971


Phone: (210) 567-4486