Accomplishments and Honors

Nick Dalesio, MD, was nominated by Baltimore Top Doctors for the subspecialty of pediatric anesthesia.

Steve Frank, MD, was featured in a Johns Hopkins Dome article for his ongoing efforts to eliminate unnecessary blood transfusions and optimize blood use for patients who do require one. His efforts have improved patient care, saved money, and helped to ensure adequate blood supply for those who need it. The story can be found here.

Robert Greenberg, MD, participated in a 2-day training course called Pediatric Disaster Response and Emergency Preparedness at the National Emergency Response and Recovery Training Center, Department of Homeland Security & Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Robert Greenberg, MD, created and published a new blog relating the experiences and perspectives of an academic pediatric anesthesiologist on PedsAnesthesia.Net. The blog, called “According to Me” in the forum, can be found at this link.

Anita Gupta, DO, MPP, PharmD, was named one of the Top 10 Women of Influence for 2021 by Fierce Healthcare.

Marie Hanna, MD, MEHP, presented at ASRA on persistent postsurgical pain and at the Midwest Pain Society on the Personalized Pain Program.

Hassan Rayaz, MD, presented Grand Rounds at Mercy Medical Center on “Opioid-Free Anesthesia: Multimodal Therapy in the OR.”

Kate Rosenblatt, MD, was appointed to the editorial board of Critical Care Explorations, the official open access journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine. Her appointment is for 3 years and will begin in 2022.

Ronen Shechter, MD, gave a talk at the 17th World Congress of Anesthesiologists titled “A Novel Perioperative Program to Address the Opioid Crisis” and a talk at the World Congress on Primary Healthcare and Medicare Summit titled “Personalized Pain Program- A Window of Opportunity.” He also was a speaker at the International Webinar on Otorhinolaryngology, where he delivered a talk on the “Personalized Perioperative Pain Program.”

Kara Segna, MD, was selected as one of 24 faculty members to serve as a Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Interprofessional Collaborative Practice Physician Exemplar. In this position, she will act as a physician role model for pre- and post-licensure learners in nursing, medicine, pharmacy, and public health.

Eellan Sivanesan, MD, was a speaker at the ASRA Chronic Pain Annual Meeting, where he presented “Spinal Cord Stimulation: Excellent Tool for the Right Patient/Role of Glial Cell Activation and its Use in Clinical Practice.” Additionally, he was workshop faculty for the Hands-on Fluoroscopy Workshops: Neuromodulation Beginner and Advanced Neuromodulation (Advanced Course).

Robert Stevens, MD, spoke at the Intensive Care Society State of the Art Conference on December 7th, 2021. The title of his talk was “Delivering on Artificial Intelligence in Intensive Care Medicine.” He is also co-chairing phase 2 of the Coma Science Scientific Working Group of the Neurocritical Care Society’s Curing Coma Campaign.

Jed Wolpaw, MD, MEd, gave two talks at Vanderbilt this month. He spoke to the residents on December 9 about “A Case of Unexplained Acidosis in the ICU.” The next day he presented a talk at grand rounds titled “Reimagining Residency: What Should Training Look Like for Today’s Adult Learners?”

Articles Published

Basic and Translational Research

Akiyoshi K, Boersma GJ, Johnson MD, Velasquez FC, Dunkerly-Eyring B, O’Brien S, Yamaguchi A, Steenbergen C, Tamashiro KLK, Das S. Role of miR-181c in diet-induced obesity through regulation of lipid synthesis in liver. Plos One. 2021; 16:e0256973.

Ford NC, Barpujari A, He SQ, Huang Q, Zhang C, Dong X, Guan Y, Raja SN. Role of primary sensory neurone cannabinoid type-1 receptors in pain and the analgesic effects of the peripherally acting agonist CB-13 in mice. Br J Anaesth. 2021; in press.

Han R, Wan J, Han X, Ren H, Falck JR, Munnuri S, Yang ZJ, Koehler RC. 20-HETE participates in intracerebral hemorrhage-induced acute injury by promoting cell ferroptosis. Front Neurol. 2021; 12:763419.

O’Brien CE, Santos PT, Kulikowicz E, Adams S, Lee JK, Hunt EA, Koehler RC, Shaffner DH. Use of an end-tidal carbon dioxide-guided algorithm during cardiopulmonary resuscitation improves short-term survival in paediatric swine. Resusc Plus. 2021; 8:100174.

O’Brien CE, Shaffner DH. Physiologic feedback during CPR: How do we progress from prediction to direction? Resuscitation. 2021; in press.

Clinical Research

Adegboye J, Sapatnekar S, Mascha EJ, Shah K, Lioudis M, Essber H, Cohen B, Rivas E, Heddle NM, Eikelboom JW, Ellis MH, Sharon Y, Sinha R, Kurz A, Sessler DI. Prolonged blood storage and risk of posttransfusion acute kidney injury. Anesthesiology. 2021; in press.

Ali J, Antonelli M, Bastian L, Becker W, Brandt CA, Burgess DJ, Burns A, Cohen SP, Davis AF, Dearth CL, Dziura J, Edwards R, Erdos J, Farrokhi S, Fritz J, Geda M, George SZ, Goertz C, Goodie J, Hastings SN, Heapy A, Ilfeld BM, Katsovich L, Kerns RD, Kyriakides TC, Lee A, Long CR, Luther SL, Martino S, Matheny ME, McGeary D, Midboe A, Pasquina P, Peduzzi P, Raffanello M, Rhon D, Rosen M, Esposito ER, Scarton D, Hastings SN, Seal K, Silliker N, Taylor S, Taylor SL, Tsui M, Wright FS, Zeliadt S. Optimizing the impact of pragmatic clinical trials for veteran and military populations: lessons from the Pain Management Collaboratory. Mil Med. 2021; in press.

Bughrara N, Renew JR, Alabre K, Schulman-Marcus J, Sirigaddi K, Pustavoitau A, Lesser ER, Diaz-Gomez JL. Comparison of qualitative information obtained with the echocardiographic assessment using subcostal-only view and focused transthoracic echocardiography examinations: a prospective observational study. Can J Anaesth. 2021; in press.

Chan CK, Sieber FE, Blennow K, Inouye SK, Kahn G, Leoutsakos JS, Marcantonio ER, Neufeld KJ, Rosenberg PB, Wang NY, Zetterberg H, Lyketsos CG, Oh ES. Association of depressive symptoms with postoperative delirium and CSF biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease among hip fracture patients. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2021; 29:1212-1221.

Cohen SP, Doshi TL, Kurihara C, Reece D, Dolomisiewicz E, Phillips CR, Dawson T, Jamison D, Young R, Pasquina PF. Multicenter study evaluating factors associated with treatment outcome for low back pain injections. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2021; in press.

Deiner S, Liu X, Lin HM, Jacoby R, Kim J, Baxter MG, Sieber F, Boockvar K, Sano M. Does postoperative cognitive decline result in new disability after surgery? Ann Surg. 2021; 274:e1108-e1114.

Desmond M, Schwengel D, Chilson K, Rusy D, Ingram K, Ambardekar A, Greenberg RS, Belani K, Perate A, Gangadharan M. Paediatric patients in mass casualty incidents: a comprehensive review and call to action. Br J Anaesth. 2021; in press.

Dustin Boone M, Lin HM, Liu X, Kim J, Sano M, Baxter MG, Sieber FE, Deiner SG. Processed intraoperative burst suppression and postoperative cognitive dysfunction in a cohort of older noncardiac surgery patients. J Clin Monit Comput. 2021; in press.

Fan TH, Huang M, Gedansky A, Price C, Robba C, Hernandez AV, Cho SM. Prevalence and outcome of acute respiratory distress syndrome in traumatic brain injury: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Lung. 2021; 199:603-610.

Fernandez-Botran R, Furmanek S, Ambadapoodi RS, Exposito Gonzalez E, Cahill M, Carrico R, Akca O, Ramirez JA, University of Louisville C-SG. Association and predictive value of biomarkers with severe outcomes in hospitalized patients with SARS-CoV-2 infection. Cytokine. 2022; 149:155755.

Gilmore CA, Desai MJ, Hopkins TJ, Li S, DePalma MJ, Deer TR, Grace W, Burgher AH, Sayal PK, Amirdelfan K, Cohen SP, McGee MJ, Boggs JW. Treatment of chronic axial back pain with 60-day percutaneous medial branch PNS: Primary end point results from a prospective, multicenter study. Pain Pract. 2021; 21:877-889.

Gregory AJ, Arora RC, Chatterjee S, Grant MC, Lobdell KW, Morton V, Reddy S, Salenger R, Engelman DT. Selecting elements for a cardiac enhanced recovery protocol. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2021; 35:3847-3848.

Hurley RW, Adams MCB, Barad M, Bhaskar A, Bhatia A, Chadwick A, Deer TR, Hah J, Hooten WM, Kissoon NR, Lee DW, McCormick Z, Moon JY, Narouze S, Provenzano DA, Schneider BJ, van Eerd M, Van Zundert J, Wallace MS, Wilson SM, Zhao Z, Cohen SP. Consensus practice guidelines on interventions for cervical spine (facet) joint pain from a multispecialty international working group. Pain Med. 2021; 22:2443-2524.

Hurley RW, Adams MCB, Barad M, Bhaskar A, Bhatia A, Chadwick A, Deer TR, Hah J, Hooten WM, Kissoon NR, Lee DW, McCormick Z, Moon JY, Narouze S, Provenzano DA, Schneider BJ, van Eerd M, Van Zundert J, Wallace MS, Wilson SM, Zhao Z, Cohen SP. Consensus practice guidelines on interventions for cervical spine (facet) joint pain from a multispecialty international working group. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2022; 47:3-59.

Levy JH, Faraoni D, Almond CS, Baumann-Kreuziger L, Bembea MM, Connors JM, Dalton HJ, Davies R, Dumont LJ, Griselli M, Karkouti K, Massicotte MP, Teruya J, Thiagarajan RR, Spinella PC, Steiner ME. Consensus statement: Hemostasis trial outcomes in cardiac surgery/mechanical support. Ann Thorac Surg. 2021; in press.

Mladinov D, Frank SM. Massive transfusion and severe blood shortages: establishing and implementing predictors of futility. Br J Anaesth. 2021; in press.

Nicoll J, Dryden-Palmer K, Frndova H, Gottesman R, Gray M, Hunt EA, Hutchison JS, Joffe AR, Lacroix J, Middaugh K, Nadkarni V, Szadkowski L, Tomlinson GA, Wensley D, Parshuram CS, Farrell C. Death and dying in hospitalized pediatric patients: a prospective multicenter, multinational study. J Palliat Med. 2021; in press.

Olopoenia A, Camelo-Castillo W, Qato DM, Adekoya A, Palumbo F, Sera L, Simoni-Wastila L. Patterns of opioid and benzodiazepine use with gabapentin among disabled Medicare beneficiaries – A retrospective cohort study. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2021; 230:109180.

Qureshi AI, Huang W, Lobanova I, Chandrasekaran PN, Hanley DF, Hsu CY, Martin RH, Steiner T, Suarez JI, Yamamoto H, Toyoda K. Effect of moderate and severe persistent hyperglycemia on outcomes in patients with intracerebral hemorrhage. Stroke. 2021; in press.

Roybal AE, Sivanesan E, Chen Y. Case report: Dorsal root ganglion (DRG) stimulation for acute neuropathic pain from acute herpes zoster infection. SAGE Open Med Case Rep. 2021; 9:2050313X211062297.

Wildi K, Li Bassi G, Barnett A, Panigada M, Colombo SM, Bandera A, Muscatello A, McNicholas B, Laffey JG, Battaglini D, Robba C, Torres A, Motos A, Luna CM, Rainieri F, Hodgson C, Burrell AJC, Buscher H, Dalton H, Cho SM, Choi HA, Thomson D, Suen J, Fraser JF. Design and rationale of a prospective international follow-up study on intensive care survivors of COVID-19: The Long-Term Impact in Intensive Care Survivors of Coronavirus Disease-19-AFTERCOR. Front Med (Lausanne). 2021; 8:738086.


DiGiusto M, Lupa MC, Corridore M, Sivak EL, Lockman JL. Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the 2020 pediatric anesthesiology fellowship application cycle: A survey of program directors. Paediatr Anaesth. 2021; in press.


Bhattacharyay S, Rattray J, Wang M, Dziedzic PH, Calvillo E, Kim HB, Joshi E, Kudela P, Etienne-Cummings R, Stevens RD. Decoding accelerometry for classification and prediction of critically ill patients with severe brain injury. Sci Rep. 2021; 11:23654.

Shpitser I, Kudchadkar SR, Fackler J. Causal inference from observational data: It is complicated. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2021; 22:1093-1096.

Quality Improvement

Levin AB, Cartron AM, Siems A, Kelly KP. A qualitative analysis of observed behavior of pediatric rapid response team performance. Hosp Pediatr. 2021; in press.

Mathioudakis N, Aboabdo M, Abusamaan MS, Yuan C, Lewis Boyer L, Pilla SJ, Johnson E, Desai S, Knight A, Greene P, Golden SH. Stakeholder perspectives on an inpatient hypoglycemia informatics alert: mixed methods study. JMIR Hum Factors. 2021; 8:e31214.

Books and Book Chapters

Zhang L, Uchino K, Choi CW, Cho SM. Neurologic complications of infective endocarditis. In: Kilic A (ed) Infective Carditis: A Multidisciplinary Approach. Elsevier, 2021; 176-191.