Grants Received

Lee Goeddel, MD, MPH, is the lead PI on a grant funded by the Johns Hopkins Pepper Older Americans Independence Center (OAIC) for a pilot study to assess the effect of a preoperative social work intervention on postoperative outcomes in frail adults at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Charlie Brown, MD, is his mentor.

Katherine Hoops, MD, MPH, received two Johns Hopkins Children’s Center Innovation Awards. The first is titled “Toward a Trauma-Informed System: Improving Implementation of a Trauma-Informed Approach to Care of Youth Assault Trauma Patients.” This project will characterize our current practice of implementing a trauma-informed approach in the care of youth assault trauma patients and then support the design of resources to provide education and training on trauma-sensitive care. The second is titled “Utilizing a Trauma-Informed Framework to Promote Health, Equity, and Resilience.” This award will support the training of all Johns Hopkins Child Life staff in a trauma-informed approach.

Katherine Hoops, MD, MPH, also received a Small Project Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Critical Care. This award, titled “Clinician Education on Gun Violence Prevention and Policy: Developing Continuing Medical Education Modules Based on the CONFIRM Consortium,” will support the creation of comprehensive clinician-oriented e-learning modules on firearm injury epidemiology and evidence-based gun policy.

Adam Laytin, MD, MPH, was selected to receive an ACCM Mentored StAAR award for his project titled “Pilot Implementation of a Locally Adapted ICU Registry Protocol to Identify Opportunities for Quality Improvement in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.” Sean Berenholtz, MD, MHS, is his primary mentor.

Eellan Sivanesan, MD, was awarded a 5-year K08 grant from the National Cancer Institute for his project titled “Spinal cord stimulation for the attenuation of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy and enhanced chemotherapeutic efficacy.”

Accomplishments and Honors

Sean Barnes, MD, MBA, recently gave a virtual presentation at the American Delirium Society’s 11th Annual Conference titled “Biomarkers of Postoperative Delirium in Children After Cardiac Bypass Surgery.”

Mary Beth Brady, MD, FASE, presented “Cardiac Anesthesia Secrets” at the Johns Hopkins University Structural Heart Disease Program Retreat. She shared tips and tricks of Interventional Echocardiography for structural heart procedures, including transcatheter edge to edge repair of mitral valve.

Mary Beth Brady, MD, FASE, and Sinead Nyhan, MD, wrote the recently published section of UpToDate on “Anesthesia for percutaneous cardiac valve interventions.” Across the world, the use of percutaneous interventions to treat structural heart disease has grown exponentially in the last decade and continues to grow with each technological advancement.

Lee Goeddel, MD, MPH, was inducted into the JHSOM Distinguished Society.

Adam Laytin, MD, MPH, was invited to lead a workshop on “The critical airway: How can you avoid airway disasters in unstable trauma patients?” on Jun 10, 2021, at the 20th International Conference on Emergency Medicine.

Jenny Lee, MD, was promoted to full professor in ACCM. Dr. Lee is an exemplary clinician-scientist, pediatric anesthesiologist, and educator who joined the ACCM faculty in 2010.

Srinivasa Raja, MD, served as an ad-hoc technical expert for the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS, NIH) to review a Helping End Addiction Long-term (HEAL) collaboration proposal. He also served on the Special Emphasis Panel scientific review branch of NINDS, NIH.

Matt Reschke, MD, presented grand rounds at Saint Louis University Hospital with a talk titled “Anesthesia at Outside Hospital.”

Robert Stevens, MD, will give the keynote lecture at the Symposium of the Chinese Medicine Academy, Peking Union Medical College on August 8, 2021. The title of his talk is “Critical Care Rehabilitation: Time and Challenge.”

M-Irfan Suleman, MD, was a virtual grand rounds speaker at University of Maryland Capitol Regional in Largo, MD. The title of his talk was “Beyond Opioids, Chronic Pain Management in Children and Adolescents.”

Jed Wolpaw, MD, M.Ed., has been selected to receive the Excellence in Education Award from the American Society of Anesthesiologists. He will be presented with the award on October 11th during the ASA Annual Meeting in San Diego at the Rovenstein lecture—the most highly attended session at the meeting. The ASA Excellence in Education Award is the most prestigious education award in the anesthesia field.

An editorial is being published in the American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology to accompany the article by Mingming Han and Deepesh Pandey titled “ZMPSTE24 regulates SARS-CoV-2 spike protein-enhanced expression of endothelial plasminogen activator inhibitor-1” (see June Congratulations email). The editorial can be found here.

Articles Published

Basic and Translational Research

Keramati AR, Chen MH, Rodriguez BAT, Yanek LR, Bhan A, Gaynor BJ, Ryan K, Brody JA, Zhong X, Wei Q, Kammers K, Kanchan K, Iyer K, Kowalski MH, Pitsillides AN, Cupples LA, Li B, Schlaeger TM, Shuldiner AR, O’Connell JR, Ruczinski I, Mitchell BD, Faraday N, Taub MA, Becker LC, Lewis JP, Mathias RA, Johnson AD. Genome sequencing unveils a regulatory landscape of platelet reactivity. Nat Commun. 2021; 12:3626.

Liu X, Nakano M, Yamaguchi A, Bush B, Akiyoshi K, Lee JK, Koehler RC, Hogue CW, Brown CHt. The association of bispectral index values and metrics of cerebral perfusion during cardiopulmonary bypass. J Clin Anesth. 2021; 74:110395.

Nakahara M, Ito H, Skinner JT, Lin Q, Tamosiuniene R, Nicolls MR, Keegan AD, Johns RA, Yamaji-Kegan K. The inflammatory role of dysregulated IRS2 in pulmonary vascular remodeling under hypoxic conditions. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2021; in press.

Nomura Y, Nakano M, Woo Sung H, Han M, Pandey D. Inhibition of HDAC6 activity protects against endothelial dysfunction and atherogenesis in vivo: a role for HDAC6 neddylation. Front Physiol. 2021; 12:675724.

Ren H, Han R, Liu X, Wang L, Koehler RC, Wang J. Nrf2-BDNF-TrkB pathway contributes to cortical hemorrhage-induced depression, but not sex differences. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2021; in press:271678×211029060.

Shi P, Li Z, He T, Li N, Xu X, Yu P, Lu X, Nie J, Liu D, Cai Q, Guan Y, Ge F, Wang J, Guan X. Astrocyte-selective STAT3 knockdown rescues methamphetamine withdrawal-disrupted spatial memory in mice via restoring the astrocytic capacity of glutamate clearance in dCA1. Glia. 2021; in press.

Wang H, Poe A, Pak L, Nandakumar K, Jandu S, Steppan J, Löser R, Santhanam L. An in situ activity assay for lysyl oxidases. Commun Biol. 2021; 4:840.

Clinical Research

Bybee J, Procaccini D, Kudchadkar SR. Continuous opioid infusions in critically ill children. Ann Pharmacother. 2021; in press:10600280211028671.

Claassen J, Akbari Y, Alexander S, Bader MK, Bell K, Bleck TP, Boly M, Brown J, Chou SH, Diringer MN, Edlow BL, Foreman B, Giacino JT, Gosseries O, Green T, Greer DM, Hanley DF, Hartings JA, Helbok R, Hemphill JC, Hinson HE, Hirsch K, Human T, James ML, Ko N, Kondziella D, Livesay S, Madden LK, Mainali S, Mayer SA, McCredie V, McNett MM, Meyfroidt G, Monti MM, Muehlschlegel S, Murthy S, Nyquist P, Olson DM, Provencio JJ, Rosenthal E, Sampaio Silva G, Sarasso S, Schiff ND, Sharshar T, Shutter L, Stevens RD, Vespa P, Videtta W, Wagner A, Ziai W, Whyte J, Zink E, Suarez JI. Proceedings of the First Curing Coma Campaign NIH Symposium: Challenging the future of research for coma and disorders of consciousness. Neurocrit Care. 2021; 35:4-23.

Cohen SP, Mora J. Chronic pain, disease and mortality: will we follow the path of Noah or Pharaoh? Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2021; in press.

Coleman RD, Morales-Demori R, Coulson J, Romer LH. Under pressure – the pulmonary vasculature and its role in the pediatric CICU. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2021; in press.

Edlow BL, Sanz LRD, Polizzotto L, Pouratian N, Rolston JD, Snider SB, Thibaut A, Stevens RD, Gosseries O. Therapies to restore consciousness in patients with severe brain injuries: a gap analysis and future directions. Neurocrit Care. 2021; 35:68-85.

Gardner Yelton SE, Williams MA, Young M, Fields J, Pearl MS, Casella JF, Lawrence CE, Felling RJ, Jackson EM, Robertson C, Scafidi S, Lee JK, Cohen AR, Sun LR. Perioperative management of pediatric patients with moyamoya arteriopathy. J Pedatr Intensive Care. 2021; in press.

Goel R, Zhu X, Makhani S, Petersen MR, Josephson CD, Katz LM, Shaz BH, Austin R, Crowe EP, Ness PM, Gehrie EA, Frank SM, Bloch EM, Tobian AAR. Blood transfusions in gunshot-wound-related emergency department visits and hospitalizations in the United States. Transfusion. 2021; in press.

Grivoyannis AD, Tangel V, Lien CA. Vigilance: the behavioral impact of quantitative monitoring on administration and antagonism of neuromuscular blocking agents. J Clin Monit Comput. 2021; in press.

Hammond FM, Katta-Charles S, Russell MB, Zafonte RD, Claassen J, Wagner AK, Puybasset L, Egawa S, Laureys S, Diringer M, Stevens RD. Research needs for prognostic modeling and trajectory analysis in patients with disorders of consciousness. Neurocrit Care. 2021; 35:55-67.

Hassan HJ, Housten T, Balasubramanian A, Simpson CE, Damico RL, Mathai SC, Hassoun PM, Steppan J, Leary PJ, Kolb TM. A novel approach to perioperative risk assessment for patients with pulmonary hypertension. ERJ Open Res. 2021; 7:00257-2021.

Hensley NB, Mazzeffi MA. Pro-con debate: Fibrinogen concentrate or cryoprecipitate for treatment of acquired hypofibrinogenemia in cardiac surgical patients. Anesth Analg. 2021; 133:19-28.

Huang M, Shoskes A, Migdady I, Amin M, Hasan L, Price C, Uchino K, Choi CW, Hernandez AV, Cho SM. Does targeted temperature management improve neurological outcome in extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ECPR)? J Intensive Care Med. 2021; in press:8850666211018982.

Jolly T, Mansuri Z, Trivedi C, Adnan M, Cohen SP, Vu TN. Are psychotropic medications effective in chronic pain management in children and adolescents? A meta-analysis of randomized control trials. J Pain Res. 2021; 14:1915-1924.

Knezevic NN, Candido KD, Vlaeyen JWS, Van Zundert J, Cohen SP. Low back pain. Lancet. 2021; 398:78-92.

Kondziella D, Menon DK, Helbok R, Naccache L, Othman MH, Rass V, Rohaut B, Diringer MN, Stevens RD. A precision medicine framework for classifying patients with disorders of consciousness: Advanced Classification of Consciousness Endotypes (ACCESS). Neurocrit Care. 2021; 35:27-36.

Letzen JE, Robinson M, Saletin J, Sheinberg R, Smith MT, Campbell CM. Racial disparities in sleep-related cardiac function in young, healthy adults: Implications for cardiovascular-related health. Sleep. 2021; in press.

Liu R, Greenstein JL, Fackler JC, Bergmann J, Bembea MM, Winslow RL. Prediction of impending septic shock in children with sepsis. Crit Care Explor. 2021; 3:e0442.

Luppi AI, Cain J, Spindler LRB, Górska UJ, Toker D, Hudson AE, Brown EN, Diringer MN, Stevens RD, Massimini M, Monti MM, Stamatakis EA, Boly M. Mechanisms underlying disorders of consciousness: Bridging gaps to move toward an integrated translational science. Neurocrit Care. 2021; 35:37-54.

Mallory PP, Barbaro RP, Bembea MM, Bridges BC, Chima RS, Kilbaugh TJ, Potera RM, Rosner EA, Sandhu HS, Slaven JE, Tarquinio KM, Cheifetz IM, Friedman ML. Tracheostomy and long-term mechanical ventilation in children after veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2021; in press.

Martini ML, Neifert SN, Shuman WH, Chapman EK, Schüpper AJ, Oermann EK, Mocco J, Todd M, Torner JC, Molyneux A, Mayer S, Roux PL, Vergouwen MDI, Rinkel GJE, Wong GKC, Kirkpatrick P, Quinn A, Hänggi D, Etminan N, van den Bergh WM, Jaja BNR, Cusimano M, Schweizer TA, Suarez JI, Fukuda H, Yamagata S, Lo B, Leonardo de Oliveira Manoel A, Boogaarts HD, Macdonald RL. Rescue therapy for vasospasm following aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage: a propensity score-matched analysis with machine learning. J Neurosurg. 2021; in press:1-14.

Metkus TS, Thibault D, Grant MC, Badhwar V, Jacobs JP, Lawton J, O’Brien SM, Thourani V, Wegermann ZK, Zwischenberger B, Higgins R. Transesophageal echocardiography in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2021; 78:112-122.

Migdady I, Shoskes A, Amin M, Cho SM, Rae-Grant A, George P. Determination of brain death in patients undergoing short-term mechanical circulatory support devices. Heart Lung Circ. 2021.

Schober ME, Robertson CL, Wainwright MS, Roa JD, Fink EL. COVID-19 and the pediatric nervous system: Global collaboration to meet a global need. Neurocrit Care. 2021; in press:1-8.

Spaeder MC, Surma VJ. Association of somatic regional oxygen saturation with clinical outcomes in neonates following cardiac surgery. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2021; 22:e415-e416.

Stevens RD, Diringer MN. Coma science: The territory and the map. Neurocrit Care. 2021; 35:24-26.

Zorrilla-Vaca A, Stone AB, Ripolles-Melchor J, Abad-Motos A, Ramirez-Rodriguez JM, Galan-Menendez P, Mena GE, Grant MC. Institutional factors associated with adherence to enhanced recovery protocols for colorectal surgery: Secondary analysis of a multicenter study. J Clin Anesth. 2021; 74:110378.


Abcejo AS, Adedugbe I, Rosenblatt K. Twitter journal clubs in perioperative neuroscience: Opportunities and challenges. J Neurosurg Anesthesiol. 2021; 33:192-194.

Hoops K, Fahimi J, Khoeur L, Studenmund C, Barber C, Barnhorst A, Betz ME, Crifasi CK, Davis JA, Dewispelaere W, Fisher L, Howard PK, Ketterer A, Marcolini E, Nestadt PS, Rozel J, Simonetti JA, Spitzer S, Victoroff M, Williams BH, Howley L, Ranney ML. Consensus-driven priorities for firearm injury education among medical professionals. Acad Med. 2021; in press.

Margolis RD, Berenstain LK, Janosy N, Yanofsky S, Tackett S, Schwartz JM, Lee JK, Deutsch N, Sinskey JL. Grow and Advance through Intentional Networking (GAIN): a pilot program to foster connections within the Women’s Empowerment and Leadership Initiative (WELI) in the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia. Paediatr Anaesth. 2021; in press.


Venkatachalam SJ, Garcia-Marcinkiewicz A, Giordano R, Stow J, Lioy J, Javia L, Tay KY, Romer A, Soorikian L, Napolitano N, McCloskey J, Nadkarni V, Fiadjoe J, Nishisaki A. Operations and outcomes of a Hospital-wide Emergency Airway Response Team (HEART) in a quaternary academic children’s hospital. Paediatr Anaesth. 2021; in press.