Accomplishments and Honors:

  • Kayode Williams, MD, MPH, was elected to the Nominating Committee for the American Academy of Pain Medicine. This six-member committee is chaired by the immediate past president of the academy and is charged with securing candidates for all elected positions including the president of the academy.
  • Jennifer Schuette, MD, gave a talk in December at the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society’s 12th Annual Meeting in Miami, Florida. The talk was entitled “What a Pain in the Gut! Feeding Intolerance and NEC in the Inpatient Setting.”
  • Adam Schiavi, MD, PhD, has been appointed the Director of ACCM Simulation Education.
  • Lew Romer, MD, was appointed to the Surviving Sepsis Campaign Pediatric Guideline Task Force of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the European Society of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine.
  • Aliaksei Pustavoitau, MD, was appointed the departmental Director of Perioperative Ultrasound.
  • Patricia Powel, who works in JHH Respiratory Therapy, received the STAR employee of the month award in the CCU.
  • Katie Mattare, adult clinical coordinator for respiratory care services, was awarded “Educator of the Year” by the MD/DC Society of Respiratory Care.
  • Kenny Jacobson, adult registered respiratory therapist, was awarded “Rookie of the Year” by the MD/DC Society of Respiratory Care.
  • Romergryko Geocadin, MD, was Co-President of the International Joint Symposium on Neurocritical Care held in Tokyo, Japan, November 19-21, 2016.
  • Lilly Engineer, DrPH, MD, MHA, an assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (ACCM) and the Bloomberg School of Public Health (HPM), and co-Director of the HPM DrPH program, has been appointed as patient safety expert by the Chinese Hospital Association, an organization similar to the national AHA in the US. She will offer patient safety and quality improvement advising to the Chinese Patient Safety Collaborative Network over the coming years to make care safer for patients admitted to Chinese hospitals.
  • Pain Pathways Magazine featured Paul Christo, MD, MBA, in its Physician Spotlight column for his weekly radio show called Aches and Gains. The national radio talk show features guests who have overcome pain, pain experts, and advice on overcoming pain and living healthfully. The full article can be found at

Grants Received:

  • Charles Brown, MD, received a Magic that Matters grant for his proposal “Cerebral Autoregulation in Cardiac Surgery: Pilot Data for a Trial and Exploratory Mechanisms,” which he will use to study cerebral autoregulation monitoring during cardiac surgery.
  • Robert Greenberg, MD, and a Johns Hopkins team have been awarded a high technology equipment gift/grant from Nihon Kohden to support ongoing laboratory and clinical research on JHU-originated (and patented) technology that continuously and objectively assesses the effects of neural blockade in children (and adults). Besides Dr. Greenberg, the team includes Drs. Jessica George and Alyssa Padover from the School of Medicine and Dr. Wayne Sternberger from the Applied Physics Laboratory.
  • Deepesh Pandey, PhD, and Thorsten Leucker, MD, who work in the labs of Drs. Lew Romer and Dan Berkowitz, received a Magic that Matters grant for their proposal “Endothelial PCSK9: A novel target in metabolic syndrome-induced endothelial dysfunction.”

Articles Published:

  1. Aslakson RA, Kweku J, Kinnison M, Singh S, Crowe TY. Operationalizing the measuring what matters spirituality quality metric in a population of hospitalized, critically ill patients and their family members. J Pain Symptom Manage 2016; in press.
  2. Brown C, Deiner S. Perioperative cognitive protection. Br J Anaesth 2016; 117:iii52-iii61.
  3. Chen Y, Huang-Lionnet JH, Cohen SP. Radiofrequency ablation in coccydynia: a case series and comprehensive, evidence-based review. Pain Med 2016; in press.
  4. Davidson JE, Aslakson RA, Long AC, Puntillo KA, Kross EK, Hart J, Cox CE, Wunsch H, Wickline MA, Nunnally ME, Netzer G, Kentish-Barnes N, Sprung CL, Hartog CS, Coombs M, Gerritsen RT, Hopkins RO, Franck LS, Skrobik Y, Kon AA, Scruth EA, Harvey MA, Lewis-Newby M, White DB, Swoboda SM, Cooke CR, Levy MM, Azoulay E, Curtis JR. Guidelines for family-centered care in the neonatal, pediatric, and adult ICU. Crit Care Med 2017; 45:103-28.
  5. Deer TR, Pope JE, Hayek S, Lamer TJ, Veizi IE, Erdek M, Wallace MS, Grider JS, Levy RM, Prager J, Rosen SM, Saulino M, Yaksh TL, De Andres JA, Abejon GD, Vesper J, Schu S, Simpson B, Mekhail N. The Polyanalgesic Consensus Conference (PACC): Recommendations for intrathecal drug delivery: guidance for improving safety and mitigating risks. Neuromodulation 2017; in press.
  6. Deer TR, Lamer TJ, Pope JE, Falowski SM, Provenzano DA, Slavin K, Golovac S, Arle J, Rosenow JM, Williams K, McRoberts P, Narouze S, Eldabe S, Lad SP, De Andres JA, Buchser E, Rigoard P, Levy RM, Simpson B, Mekhail N. The Neurostimulation Appropriateness Consensus Committee (NACC) safety guidelines for the reduction of severe neurological injury. Neuromodulation 2017; in press.
  7. Deer TR, Pope JE, Hayek S, Bux A, Buchser E, Eldabe S, De Andres JA, Erdek M, Patin D, Grider JS, Doleys DM, Jacobs MS, Yaksh TL, Poree L, Wallace MS, Prager J, Rauck R, DeLeon O, Diwan S, Falowski SM, Gazelka HM, Kim P, Leong M, Levy RM, McDowell IG, McRoberts P, Naidu R, Narouze S, Perruchoud C, Rosen SM, Rosenberg WS, Saulino M, Staats P, Stearns LJ, Willis D, Krames E, Huntoon M, Mekhail N. The Polyanalgesic Consensus Conference (PACC): Recommendations on intrathecal drug infusion systems best practices and guidelines. Neuromodulation 2017; in press.
  8. Fackler JC. The syndrome has been a good friend; now say goodbye-quickly. Pediatr Crit Care Med 2017; 18:83-5.
  9. Gao FJ, Shi L, Hines T, Hebbar S, Neufeld KL, Smith DS. Insulin signaling regulates a functional interaction between adenomatous polyposis coli (APC) and cytoplasmic dynein. Mol Biol Cell 2017; in press.
  10. Grant MC, Yang D, Wu CL, Makary MA, Wick EC. Impact of enhanced recovery after surgery and fast track surgery pathways on healthcare-associated infections: results from a systematic review and meta-analysis. Ann Surg 2017; 265:68-79.
  11. Kim Y, Amini N, Gani F, Wagner D, Johnson DJ, Scott A, Ejaz A, Margonis GA, Xu L, Buettner S, Wasey JO, Goel R, Frank SM, Pawlik TM. Age of transfused blood impacts perioperative outcomes among patients who undergo major gastrointestinal surgery. Ann Surg 2017; 265:103-10.
  12. Lee JK, Poretti A, Perin J, Huisman TA, Parkinson C, Chavez-Valdez R, O’Connor M, Reyes M, Armstrong J, Jennings JM, Gilmore MM, Koehler RC, Northington FJ, Tekes A. Optimizing cerebral autoregulation may decrease neonatal regional hypoxic-ischemic brain injury. Dev Neurosci 2016; in press.
  13. Lessing NL, Edwards CC, Brown CH, Ledford EC, Dean CL, Lin C, Edwards CC. Spinal anesthesia in elderly patients undergoing lumbar spine surgery. Orthopedics 2016; 1-6.
  14. Magruder JT, Crawford TC, Harness HL, Grimm JC, Suarez-Pierre A, Wierschke C, Biewer J, Hogue C, Whitman GR, Shah AS, Barodka V. A pilot goal-directed perfusion initiative is associated with less acute kidney injury after cardiac surgery. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2017; 153:118-25.
  15. McAdams-DeMarco MA, Bae S, Chu N, Gross AL, Brown CH, Oh E, Rosenberg P, Neufeld KJ, Varadhan R, Albert M, Walston J, Segev DL. Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease among older kidney transplant recipients. J Am Soc Nephrol 2016; in press.
  16. Meng Z, Zhao T, Zhou K, Zhong Q, Wang Y, Xiong X, Wang F, Yang Y, Zhu W, Liu J, Liao M, Wu L, Duan C, Li J, Gong Q, Liu L, Xiong A, Yang M, Wang J, Yang Q. A20 ameliorates intracerebral hemorrhage-induced inflammatory injury by regulating TRAF6 polyubiquitination. J Immunol 2016; in press.
  17. Obata Y, Mizogami M, Nyhan D, Berkowitz DE, Steppan J, Barodka V. Pilot study: estimation of stroke volume and cardiac output from pulse wave velocity. Plos One 2017; 12:e0169853.
  18. Spoelhof B, Farrokh S, Rivera-Lara L. Drug interactions in neurocritical care. Neurocrit Care 2017; in press.
  19. Woods-Hill CZ, Fackler J, Nelson MK, Ascenzi J, Martinez DA, Toerper MF, Voskertchian A, Colantuoni E, Klaus SA, Levin S, Milstone AM. Association of a clinical practice guideline with blood culture use in critically ill children. JAMA Pediatr 2016; in press.
  20. Zhang Y, Hong G, Lee KS, Hammock BD, Gebremedhin D, Harder DR, Koehler RC, Sapirstein A. Inhibition of soluble epoxide hydrolase augments astrocyte release of vascular endothelial growth factor and neuronal recovery after oxygen-glucose deprivation. J Neurochem 2016; in press.