Grants Received

Sung-Min Cho, DO, MHS, received a grant from Gilead for a study titled Long-term impAct in inTEnsive caRe survivors of CORonavirus Disease-19 (The AFTERCOR Study). It is a multicenter study with two sites in the US (Johns Hopkins and UT Houston) that will enroll patients for 2 years. The goal is to examine neurological and pulmonological outcomes of patients admitted to the ICU with COVID-19.

Accomplishments and Honors

Jake Abernathy, MD, MPH, was chosen to serve as the Interim Executive Vice Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine.

Kelly Cole, CRNP, and Carla Hoeck, CRNP, just completed post-graduate course work for the Pediatric Acute Care certification, and are now board certified in both Primary and Acute Care Pediatrics.

Desiree Coutinho, MD, has been selected as the Department’s resident winner of the Frank L. Coulson, Jr. Award for Clinical Excellence. The Miller Coulson Academy for Clinical Excellence bestows this award annually to the resident in each program who exemplifies clinical excellence. The award acknowledges mastery and exemplary behavior in six pillars of clinical practice.

Nick Dalesio, MD, MPH, was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, with a secondary appointment in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

Katherine Hoops, MD, MPH, received a joint appointment in the Bloomberg School of Public Health Department of Health Policy and Management. She also gave Pediatrics grand rounds at MedStar Georgetown entitled “Firearm Injury Prevention and Policy for Clinicians.”

Sapna Kudchadkar, MD, PhD, was appointed Senior Associate Editor of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine.

Sapna Kudchadkar, MD, PhD, presented two talks at the 50th SCCM Congress: “Choosing Wisely in Critical Care: How to Succeed in Implementing Less Is More- Early Mobilization” and “Evidence and Research: Navigating Dissemination Then and Now, During a Pandemic.”

Jessica LaRosa, MD, was awarded a Silver Snapshot Award for her SCCM Abstract, “Safety Events During Mobilization of Critically Ill Children in the United States.” ACCM co-authors included Ronke Awojoodu, MPH, RN and Sapna Kudchadkar, MD, PhD

Anisha Nadkarni, MD, presented her research abstract at the SCCM Congress. It was titled “Using Qualitative Feedback to Inform Best Practices for Teamwork During Intubations in the PICU.” ACCM co-authors included Madeleine Alvin and Sapna Kudchadkar, MD, PhD.

Caitlin O’Brien, MD, MPH, was elected as a Society of Pediatric Research Member.

Srinivasa Raja, MD, has been appointed as the Chair of the Educational Programs Working Group for the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP). This working group will serve as the scientific program committee that will help plan, direct, and supervise the scientific curriculum of the various virtual and in-person educational activities of the IASP.

Tammy Snyder, MPH, was elected to the board of the Ronald McDonald House of Baltimore.

Jochen Steppan, MD, DESA, FAHA, joined the editorial board of Frontiers in Physiology as a guest associate editor in vascular physiology.

Robert Stevens, MD, was interviewed by Forbes about the neurologic and long-term consequences of COVID-19. Click here to read the article.

Robert Stevens, MD, is chairing a live session on Data Science at the 2021 SCCM Annual Congress

M-Irfan Suleman, MD, gave an invited talk, titled “Beyond Opioids, Chronic Pain Management in Children and Adolescents,” at a Johns Hopkins Hospital GI Conference on January 13.

Liz Tucker, MD, was elected as a Society of Pediatric Research Member and was honored with its New Member Outstanding Science Award. This award recognizes a new member who has contributed to high-quality scientific research and who continues to demonstrate meaningful contributions in the pediatric academic field. Dr. Tucker’s research focuses on tuberculous meningitis, the most severe form of extrapulmonary TB, which disproportionately affects young children.

Jed Wolpaw, MD, MEd, will give a talk called “The ins and outs of IV Induction Agents” to the Universidad El Bosque Colombian School of Medicine Anesthesiology Interest Group on February 10. Then, on February 26, he will give one of the keynote talks at the International Whistler Anesthesia Summit called “Adult Learning in the 21st Century: Effective Teaching and Feedback Strategies in Resident Education”.

Articles Published

Basic and Translational Research

Becerra-Diaz M, Lerner AD, Yu DH, Thiboutot JP, Liu MC, Yarmus LB, Bose S, Heller NM. Sex differences in M2 polarization, chemokine and IL-4 receptors in monocytes and macrophages from asthmatics. Cell Immunol 2021; 360:104252.

DeRidder L, Sharma A, Liaw K, Sharma R, John J, Kannan S, Kannan RM. Dendrimer-tesaglitazar conjugate induces a phenotype shift of microglia and enhances β-amyloid phagocytosis. Nanoscale 2021; 13:939-52.

Han L, Korangath P, Nguyen NK, Diehl A, Cho S, Teo WW, Cope L, Gessler M, Romer L, Sukumar S. HEYL regulates neoangiogenesis through overexpression in both breast tumor epithelium and endothelium. Front Oncol 2020; 10:581459.

Lee JK, Liu D, Jiang D, Kulikowicz E, Tekes A, Liu P, Qin Q, Koehler RC, Aggarwal M, Zhang J, Martin LJ. Fractional anisotropy from diffusion tensor imaging correlates with acute astrocyte and myelin swelling in neonatal swine models of excitotoxic and hypoxic-ischemic brain injury. J Comp Neurol 2021; in press.

Lin S, Neelankavil J, Wang Y. Cardioprotective effect of anesthetics: translating science to practice. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 2021; 35:730-40.

Liu X, Chen H, Yan Z, Du L, Huang D, Gao WD, Hu Z. Remote liver ischemic preconditioning attenuates myocardial ischemia/reperfusion injury in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. Sci Rep 2021; 11:1903.

Poll BG, Xu J, Jun S, Sanchez J, Zaidman N, He X, Lester L, Berkowitz D, Paolocci N, Gao WD, Pluznick J. Acetate, a short-chain fatty acid, acutely lowers heart rate and cardiac contractility along with blood pressure. J Pharmacol Exp Ther 2021; in press.

Clinical Research

Beaudry JT, Dietrick B, Lammert DB, Constas A, McCaw J, Hammond J, Buendia M, Stein JE, Pekosz A, Schuette J, Mostafa HH, Hooper JE, Bernier M, Agwu A, Feldman LS. Fatal SARS-CoV-2 inflammatory syndrome and myocarditis in an adolescent: a case report. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2021; 40:e72-e76.

Bernier TD, Schontz MJ, Izzy S, Chung DY, Nelson SE, Leslie-Mazwi TM, Henderson GV, Dasenbrock H, Patel N, Aziz-Sultan MA, Feske S, Du R, Abulhasan YB, Angle MR. Treatment of subarachnoid hemorrhage-associated delayed cerebral ischemia with Milrinone: a review and proposal. J Neurosurg Anesthesiol 2021; in press.

Bezinover D, Mukhtar A, Wagener G, Wray C, Blasi A, Kronish K, Zerillo J, Tomescu D, Pustavoitau A, Gitman M, Singh A, Saner FH. Hemodynamic instability during liver transplantation in patients with end-stage liver disease: a consensus document from ILTS, LICAGE, and SATA. Transplantation 2021; in press.

Bova SE, Kruer RM, Nesbit SA, Grant MC, Jarrell AS. Perioperative methadone prescribing and association with respiratory depression. J Opioid Manag 2020; 16:443-9.

Chu RF, Scott AV, Wright NR. Failure to meet extubation criteria in the setting of suspected buffalo chest physiology. Anaesth Rep 2021; 9:32-6.

Goel V, Kumar V, Agrawal SN, Patwardhan AM, Ibrahim M, DeSimone DC, Sivanesan E, Banik RK, Shankar H. Outcomes associated with infection of chronic pain spinal implantable electronic devices: insights from a nationwide inpatient sample study. Neuromodulation 2021; 24:126-34.

Grant MC, Dunn LK. Perioperative Precedex: Whole new ball game or whole new ball of wax? Anesth Analg 2021; 132:317-9.

Hirji SA, Salenger R, Boyle EM, Williams J, Reddy VS, Grant MC, Chatterjee S, Gregory AJ, Arora R, Engelman DT. Expert consensus of data elements for collection for enhanced recovery after cardiac surgery. World J Surg 2021; in press.

Kim PY, Cohen SP. Genicular nerve blocks and radiofrequency ablation for knee osteoarthritis: more nerves, more questions. Pain Med 2021; in press.

Laytin AD, Sultan M, Debebe F, Walelign Y, Fisseha G, Gebreyesus A. Critical care capacity in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: a citywide survey of public hospitals. J Crit Care 2021; 63:1-7.

Manchikanti L, Knezevic NN, Navani A, Christo PJ, Limerick G, Calodney AK, Grider J, Harned ME, Cintron L, Gharibo CG, Shah S, Nampiaparampil DE, Candido KD, Soin A, Kaye AD, Kosanovic R, Magee TR, Beall DP, Atluri S, Gupta M, Helm IS, Wargo BW, Diwan S, Aydin SM, Boswell MV, Haney BW, Albers SL, Latchaw R, Abd-Elsayed A, Conn A, Hansen H, Simopoulos TT, Swicegood JR, Bryce DA, Singh V, Abdi S, Bakshi S, Buenaventura RM, Cabaret JA, Jameson J, Jha S, Kaye AM, Pasupuleti R, Rajput K, Sanapati MR, Sehgal N, Trescot AM, Racz GB, Gupta S, Sharma ML, Grami V, Parr AT, Knezevic E, Datta S, Patel KG, Tracy DH, Cordner HJ, Snook LT, Benyamin RM, Hirsch JA. Epidural interventions in the management of chronic spinal pain: American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP) comprehensive evidence-based guidelines. Pain Physician 2021; 24:S27-S208.

McCormick ZL, Cohen SP, Walega DR, Kohan L. Technical considerations for genicular nerve radiofrequency ablation: optimizing outcomes. Reg Anesth Pain Med 2021; in press.

Migdady I, Amin M, Shoskes A, Hassett C, Cho SM, George P, Rae-Grant A. The effect of incorporating an arterial pH target during apnea test for brain death determination. J Intensive Care 2021; 9:13.

Murthy SB, Zhang C, Gupta A, Cho SM, Rivera-Lara L, Avadhani R, Gruber J, Iadecola C, Falcone GJ, Sheth KN, Qureshi AI, Goldstein JN, Hanley DF, Kamel H, Ziai WC. Diffusion-weighted imaging lesions after intracerebral hemorrhage and risk of stroke: a MISTIE III and ATACH-2 analysis. Stroke 2021; 52:595-602.

Nelson SE, Giugliano RP, Antman EM, Park JG, Norden AD, Rost NS, Silverman S, Singhal AB, Lanz HJ, Braunwald E, Ruff CT. Intracranial hemorrhage in patients with atrial fibrillation receiving anticoagulation with warfarin or edoxaban: An in-depth analysis from the ENGAGE AF-TIMI 48 randomized trial. J Clin Neurosci 2021; in press.

Peck J, Nguyen ATH, Dey A, Amankwah EK, Rehman M, Wilsey M. Airway management for initial PEG insertion in the pediatric endoscopy unit: a retrospective evaluation of 168 patients. Pediatr Gastroenterol Hepatol Nutr 2021; 24:100-8.

Piran P, Stevens RD. Lung-protective ventilation and adjunctive strategies to manage respiratory failure: are they safe in the neurological patient? Curr Opin Crit Care 2021; in press.

Pushparaj H, Hoydonckx Y, Mittal N, Peng P, Cohen SP, Cao X, Bhatia A. A systematic review and meta-analysis of radiofrequency procedures on innervation to the shoulder joint for relieving chronic pain. Eur J Pain 2021; in press.

Shanthhanna H, Cohen SP, Narouze S. Upper limb weakness and importance of immediate pain relief after cervical epidural steroid injections: more questions than answers? Reg Anesth Pain Med 2021; in press.

Sochet AA, Miller W, Bingham LK. Temperature elevation during neonatal and pediatric fixed wing transport in a subtropic climate: a descriptive study. Air Med J 2021; 40:65-8.

Sochet AA, Nunez M, Wilsey MJ, Morrison JM, Bessone SK, Nakagawa TA. Enteral nutrition improves vital signs in children with bronchiolitis on noninvasive ventilation. Hosp Pediatr 2021; 11:135-43.

Steppan J, Heerdt PM. Preoperative assessment and perioperative management of the patient with pulmonary vascular disease. Clin Chest Med 2021; 42:133-41.

Vecchione T, Waisel D, Boretsky K. Peripheral nerve blocks in children and adolescents with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome hypermobility type. Reg Anesth Pain Med 2021; 46:184-5.

Wilcox C, Etchill E, Giuliano K, Mayasi Y, Gusdon AM, Choi CW, Kim BS, Whitman GJ, Cho SM. Acute brain injury in post-cardiotomy shock treated with veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 2021; in press.


Hagedorn JM, Moeschler S, Furnish T, Sayed D, Durbhakula S. Impact of COVID-19 on pain medicine fellowship training. Reg Anesth Pain Med 2021; 46:188-9.

Odonkor CA, Leitner B, Taraben S, Adekoya P, Orhurhu V, Hirani S, Ike K, Lee R, Vanterpool S, Goree JH, Sully K, Poree L. Diversity of pain medicine trainees and faculty in the United States: a cross-sectional analysis of fellowship training from 2009-2019. Pain Med 2021; in press.


O’Brien CE, Noguchi A, Fackler JC. Machine learning to support organ donation after cardiac death: Is the time now? Pediatr Crit Care Med 2021; 22:219-20.

Quality Improvement

Myers C, Genies M. Value added: trainee involvement in patient safety and quality improvement. Qual Manag Health Care 2021; in press.

Patel RV, Redivo J, Nelliot A, Eakin MN, Wieczorek B, Quinn J, Gurses AP, Balas MC, Needham DM, Kudchadkar SR. Early mobilization in a PICU: a qualitative sustainability analysis of PICU Up! Pediatr Crit Care Med 2020; in press.

Schneider BJ, Ehsanian R, Schmidt A, Huynh L, Kennedy DJ, Maher DP, Haring S. The effect of patient satisfaction scores on physician job satisfaction and burnout. Future Sci OA 2020; 7:FSO657.