Sarah Torabi

Sarah Torabi , DNP, CRNA

Assistant Clinical Professor

Charles Reginald Elam, IV

Sarah A. Torabi received her RN degree in 1983 from Eastern Oklahoma State College. She completed her Masters of Science in Nurse Anesthesia in 2006 from Akron University (Ohio) and her Doctor of Nursing Practice from Northern Arizona University in 2015. Her nursing career includes Labor & Delivery, Pediatrics, and SICU experience.

Dr. Torabi’s anesthesia experience include The Ohio State University Medical Center, Grant Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation on the Navajo reservation, Verde Valley Medical Center in close proximity to beautiful Sedona, Arizona, Kona Community Hospital and Kona Ambulatory Surgery Center  located on the Big Island, Hawaii. Her anesthesia subspecialty is OB anesthesia.

She joined the University of Arizona Nurse Anesthesia program in August 2016 as a Clinical Assistant Professor and served as the Interim Assistant Director from October 2016 through December 2017. She is the course chair and lecturer for Foundations of Anesthesia II, the course chair for Co-Existing Diseases and a Sim Lab instructor. She is also the course chair for Advanced Principles of Anesthesia; lecturing in Obstetrics, Gynecology,Orthopedics, Urology, Eye/ENT, and Thoracic Anesthesia.

Dr. Torabi serves as the Chair for several DNP-Nurse anesthesia students as well as serving as a committee member for other DNP students at the U of A. She is a member of the UA Nurse Anesthesia Admission Committee, UA Nurse Anesthesia Advisory Council and Native American Faculty Committee.

Dr. Torabi previously was the chief CRNA at Verde Valley Medical Center and for Medstream Anesthesia facilities on the Big Island, Hawaii. She served as a director for the Hawaii Association of Nurse Anesthesiology in 2021-2022. She is the lead CRNA at a facilty located in the East Bay area of California.