Grants Received

Laeben Lester, MD, recently received the 2020 Discovery Award for his project “Lifesaving Breath: AI-Driven Continuous Tidal Volume Monitoring Using Accelerometers & Gyroscopes,” a collaboration with the Applied Physics Laboratory. Their proposal was chosen from among 274 submitted proposals from across the entirety of Johns Hopkins.

Tina Doshi, MD, MHS, was awarded a grant from the Blaustein Foundation for her study titled “Neurodiagnostic Biomarkers of Central Sensitization in Chronic Pain.”

Accomplishments and Honors

David Berman, MD, gave grand rounds at Emory University. The title of his talk was “Those Who Can’t Do, Teach: Those Who Can’t Teach, Teach Teaching… Evidence-Based Perioperative Teaching for the Busy Clinician.”

Nick Dalesio, MD, was promoted to Associate Professor for ACCM and the Department of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery.

Steve Frank, MD, gave grand rounds for the Departments of Anesthesiology at Cedars Sinai in Los Angeles and the Hartford Healthcare System in Connecticut titled: “Evidence-based Transfusion Practice and Blood Management Programs.”

Michael C. Grant, MD, was named to the editorial board of Anesthesia & Anesthesia, was named the Medical Co-Director of the CVSICU, and was elected Vice President of the ERAS Cardiac Society. A banner month!

Nadia Hensley, MD, spoke at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2020 on “Management of Anti-platelets from the Cath Lab in Emergency Coronary Surgery.”

The article titled “Utility of point of care ultrasonograpy for COVID-19,” by Stamatis Baronos, Gabriel Prada, Lee Goeddel, José Diaz-Gomez, and Aliaksei Pustavoitau includes a video with instructions on using ultrasonography for patients with COVID-19. It can be found here.

Pediatric residents Drs. Natalia Garza Phillpot and David Phillpot presented two transport-related abstracts at the 22nd Annual Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine Research Day (mentor: Dr. Corina Noje). Dr. NG Phillpot’s abstract titled “Treatment guidelines adherence in children transferred for status epilepticus” won Best Poster Presentation in the Clinical and Data Science-1 category.

Articles Published

Basic and Translational Research

Chao K, Liu L, Liu Y, Yuan X, Guan Y, Gao Y, Chen X. Intradural neuroanatomy in the cervical spinal canal: importance of a new anatomic zone division and accurate assessment of neural compression in myeloradiculopathy patients. Spine 2020; in press.

Sivanesan E, Goebel A. Complex regional pain syndrome: developing diagnostic tools and treatments from sympathetic nervous system, neuroimmune and neuromodulation discoveries in neuropathic pain. Reg Anesth Pain Med 2021; in press.

Wang B, Kulikowicz E, Lee JK, Koehler RC, Yang ZJ. Sulforaphane protects piglet brains from neonatal hypoxic-ischemic injury. Dev Neurosci 2020; in press.


Clinical Research

Austin JM, Kachalia A. The need for standardized metrics to drive decision-making during the COVID-19 pandemic. J Hosp Med 2021; 16:56-8.

Baronos S, Prada G, Goeddel LA, Díaz-Gómez JL, Pustavoitau A. Utility of point of care ultrasonography for COVID-19. J Crit Care 2020; 60:351-2.

Barpujari A, Erdek MA. Retrospective analysis on the effect of spinal cord stimulation on opioid consumption. Pain Manag 2020; in press.

Bastian LA, Cohen SP, Katsovich L, Becker WC, Brummett BR, Burgess DJ, Crunkhorn AE, Denneson LM, Frank JW, Goertz C, Ilfeld B, Kanzler KE, Krishnaswamy A, LaChappelle K, Martino S, Mattocks K, McGeary CA, Reznik TE, Rhon DI, Salsbury SA, Seal KH, Semiatin AM, Shin MH, Simon CB, Teyhen DS, Zamora K, Kerns RD. Stakeholder engagement in pragmatic clinical trials: emphasizing relationships to improve pain management delivery and outcomes. Pain Med 2020; 21:S13-S20.

Bhatia A, Orhurhu V, Cohen SP. Intraoperative ketamine for the opioid-naïve patients: move along folks, nothing to see here? Anesth Analg 2021; 132:65-8.

Goel V, Yang Y, Kanwar S, Banik RK, Patwardhan AM, Ibrahim M, Sivanesan E, Shankar H. Adverse events and complications associated with intrathecal drug delivery systems: insights from the Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience (MAUDE) database. Neuromodulation 2020; in press.

Ilfeld BM, Gelfand H, Dhanjal S, Hackworth R, Plunkett A, Turan A, Vijjeswarapu AM, Cohen SP, Eisenach JC, Griffith S, Hanling S, Mascha EJ, Sessler DI. Ultrasound-guided percutaneous peripheral nerve stimulation: a pragmatic effectiveness trial of a nonpharmacologic alternative for the treatment of postoperative pain. Pain Med 2020; 21:S53-S61.

Ilfeld BM, Khatibi B, Maheshwari K, Madison SJ, Sakr Esa WA, Mariano ER, Kent ML, Hanling S, Sessler DI, Eisenach JC, Cohen SP, Mascha EJ, Ma C, Padwal JA, Turan A. Ambulatory continuous peripheral nerve blocks to treat post-amputation phantom limb pain a multicenter, randomized, quadruple-masked, placebo-controlled clinical trial. Pain 2020; in press.

McGurgan IJ, Ziai WC, Werring DJ, Al-Shahi SR, Parry-Jones AR. Acute intracerebral haemorrhage: diagnosis and management. Pract Neurol 2020; in press.

Migdady I, Shoskes A, Hasan LZ, Hassett C, George P, Newey C, Cho SM, Rae-Grant A, Uchino K. Timing of acute stroke in COVID-19–a health system registry study. Neurohospitalist 2021; doi: 10.1177/1941874420985983.

Pohl H, Do TP, García-Azorín D, Hansen JM, Kristoffersen ES, Nelson SE, Obermann M, Sandor PS, Schankin CJ, Schytz HW, Sinclair A, Schoonman GG, Gantenbein AR. Green Flags and headache: A concept study using the Delphi method. Headache 2021; in press.

Sochet AA, Nunez M, Maamari M, McKinley S, Morrison JM, Nakagawa TA. Physiometric response to high-flow nasal cannula support in acute bronchiolitis. Hosp Pediatr 2021; 11:94-9.

Steppan J, Heerdt PM. Preoperative assessment and perioperative management of the patient with pulmonary vascular disease. Clin Chest Med 2021; in press.

Valera EM, Joseph AC, Snedaker K, Breiding MJ, Robertson CL, Colantonio A, Levin H, Pugh MJ, Yurgelun-Todd D, Mannix R, Bazarian JJ, Turtzo LC, Turkstra LS, Begg L, Cummings DM, Bellgowan PSF. Understanding traumatic brain injury in females: a state-of-the-art summary and future directions. J Head Trauma Rehabil 2021; 36:E1-E17.

Young D, Kudchadkar SR, Friedman M, Lavezza A, Kumble S, Daley K, Flanagan E, Hoyer E. Using systematic functional measurements in the acute hospital setting to combat the immobility harm. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2020; in press.



Kohan L, Durbhakula S, Zaidi M, Phillips CCR, Rowan CC, Brenner GJ, Cohen SP. Changes in pain medicine training programs associated with COVID-19: survey results. Anesth Analg 2020; in press.

Miller C, Jackson E, Lee B, Gottschalk A, Schiavi A. Anesthesia Simulation Boot Camp–a decade of experience enhancing self-efficacy in first-year residents. J Educ Perioper Med 2020; 22.

Schwartz JM, Wittkugel E, Markowitz SD, Lee JK, Deutsch N. Coaching for the pediatric anesthesiologist: Becoming our best selves. Paediatr Anaesth 2021; 31:85-91.



Diddle JW, Riley CM, Hom LA, Klugman D. Open hearts: sharing data to improve outcomes in congenital heart disease. Curr Treat Options Peds 2020; 6:263-73.


Quality Improvement

Zorrilla-Vaca A, Mena GE, Cata J, Healy R, Grant MC. Enhanced recovery programs for colorectal surgery and postoperative acute kidney injury: results from a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies. Am Surg 2020; in press.