Grants Received

Sung-Min Cho, DO, was awarded a K23 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NHLBI) for his project titled “Clots and Oxygen in Va-ExtracopoReal membrane oxygenation (CLOVER) Study.” This award will provide funding for 5 years.

Sung-Min Cho, DO, also received a 2022 Clinician Scientist Award from Johns Hopkins Medicine that will provide research support for 1 year.

Lakshmi Santhanam, PhD, was granted an R01 sub-award from the National Institutes of Health for her project titled “Mechanisms and interventions addressing accelerated cardiovascular disease risk in women with endometriosis.”

Wendy Ziai, MD, was awarded a 5-year R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NINDS/NIA) for her project titled “Repeated ASseSsmEnt of SurvivorS in ICH (REASSESS ICH).”

Accomplishments and Honors

Ivor Berkowitz, MD, was promoted to Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine with a secondary appointment in Pediatrics, effective December 1, 2021.

Mary Beth Brady, MD, FASE, was appointed to the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists Committee on Continuing Medical Education. The SCA is a global leader in comprehensive professional development that promotes the provision of safe, high-quality, cost-effective medical care for patients undergoing cardiovascular and thoracic procedures.  The committee provides physicians and healthcare professionals the highest quality, evidence-based education, advancing their knowledge, competence, performance in practice, and patient outcomes in order to improve the health of the public.

Steve Cohen, MD, participated in three podcasts recently. The first was titled “Over-the-counter analgesics and antipyretics in a post-pandemic world.” Moderated by Charles Vega, MD, this MEDSCAPE podcast is available here. He was also a participant in the ASRA webinar on “Cervical (facet) joint international guidelines,” which he co-chaired. Finally, he contributed to the inaugural Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine monthly webinar on the cover article “Multicenter study evaluating factors associated with treatment outcome for low back pain injections.”

Nick Dalesio, MD, MPH, was appointed Director of Pediatric Anesthesia Clinical Operations. In this role, which will officially start on February 14, 2022, he will lead the strategic management of pediatric anesthesia operations to optimize perioperative efficiency, patient safety, and outcomes.

Steve Frank, MD, received a “big shout out” in the weekly newsletter from the ASA for his efforts as chair of the Committee on Patient Blood Management to deal with the ongoing severe blood shortage that the country has been experiencing over the last 2 years. The committee created a document that summarizes ways to minimize the need for allogeneic blood transfusions.

Hannah Lonsdale, MBChB, spoke as part of the pediatric anesthesia panel at the Society for Technology in Anesthesia on “Machine Learning in Pediatric Anesthesia: The State of the Art.”

Lakshmi Santhanam, PhD, gave a talk at Texas A&M University titled “Role of LOXL2 in Vascular Aging.”

Matthew Soladay, CRNA, MSN will take on the position of Division Chief for the Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA) Division in ACCM. He will officially begin this role on February 21, 2022.

Jochen Steppan, MD, gave ground rounds at Brigham and Women’s Hospital with a talk titled “Pulmonary Hypertension Management – From Bench to Bedside.”

Irfan Suleman, MD, FAPA, FASA, gave a virtual presentation at the Johns Hopkins Gastroenterology Conference on “Beyond Opioids, Chronic Pain Management in Children and Adolescents.” He has also been invited to speak on pediatric chronic pain management in a virtual lecture to Children’s Hospital Multan, the pediatrics departments of Nishtar Medical College, Bahawalpur Medical College, Rahim Yar Khan Medical College, DG Khan Medical College, and Sahiwal Medical College, all in Pakistan. He will deliver that talk on February 24th, followed on the 26th by a virtual talk at the 33rd International Congress on Pediatrics at the Children’s Medical Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran.

Jed Wolpaw, MD, M.Ed., was chosen by the Education Advisory Board of the Association of University Anesthesiologists (AUA) as the EAB Education Innovation Award winner for 2022. This award is being given in recognition of Jed’s contributions to the anesthesia specialty, his commitment to the academic mission, and his impact on the field. The award will be bestowed at the AUA annual meeting on March 18.

Articles Published

Basic and Translational Research

Fukunishi T, Lui C, Ong CS, Dunn T, Xu S, Smoot C, Smalley R, Harris J, Gabriele P, Santhanam L, Lu S, Hibino N. Extruded poly (glycerol sebacate) and polyglycolic acid vascular graft forms a neoartery. J Tissue Eng Regen Med. 2022; in press.

Guo Y, Cho SM, Wei Z, Wang Q, Modi HR, Gharibani P, Lu H, Thakor NV, Geocadin RG. Early thalamocortical reperfusion leads to neurologic recovery in a rodent cardiac arrest model. Neurocrit Care. 2022; in press.

Ordonez AA, Parker MF, Miller RJ, Plyku D, Ruiz-Bedoya CA, Tucker EW, Luu JM, Dikeman DA, Lesniak WG, Holt DP, Dannals RF, Miller LS, Rowe SP, Wilson DM, Jain SK. 11C-Para-aminobenzoic acid PET imaging of S. aureus and MRSA infection in preclinical models and humans. JCI Insight. 2022; 7.

Ruiz-Bedoya CA, Mota F, Tucker EW, Mahmud FJ, Reyes-Mantilla MI, Erice C, Bahr M, Flavahan K, De Jesus P, Kim J, Foss CA, Peloquin CA, Hammoud DA, Ordonez AA, Pardo CA, et al. High-dose rifampin improves bactericidal activity without increased intracerebral inflammation in animal models of tuberculous meningitis. J Clin Invest. 2022; in press.

Clinical Research

Bittl JA, Bangalore S, DiMaio JM, Grant MC, Lawton JS, Tamis Holland JE. Putting the 2021 ACC/AHA/SCAI Guideline for coronary artery revascularization into practice: a case series. JACC Case Rep. 2022; 4:31-35.

Cholette JM, Muszynski JA, Ibla JC, Emani S, Steiner ME, Vogel AM, Parker RI, Nellis ME, Bembea MM. Plasma and platelet transfusions strategies in neonates and children undergoing cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass or neonates and children supported by extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: from the Transfusion and Anemia EXpertise Initiative-Control/Avoidance of Bleeding. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2022; 23:e25-e36.

Engelman DT, Crisafi C, Hodle T, Stiles J, Nathanson BH, Zarbock A, Grant MC. Situational awareness of opioid consumption: the missing link to reducing dependence after surgery? Anesth Analg. 2022; in press.

Fan TH, Solnicky V, Cho SM. Treating the body to prevent brain injury: lessons learned from the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. Curr Opin Crit Care. 2022; in press.

Fink EL, Robertson CL, Wainwright MS, Roa JD, Lovett ME, Stulce C, Yacoub M, Potera RM, Zivick E, Holloway A, Nagpal A, Wellnitz K, Czech T, Even KM, Brunow de Carvalho W, et al. Prevalence and risk factors of neurologic manifestations in hospitalized children diagnosed with acute SARS-CoV-2 or MIS-C. Pediatr Neurol. 2021; 128:33-44.

Galarza-Prado AM, Zorrilla-Vaca A, Healy R, Ripollés J, Abad-Motos A, Nozal-Mateo B, Del Rio S, Caballero-Lozada AF, Stone A, Mena GE, Grant MC. Patient characteristics influencing adherence to enhanced recovery protocols for colorectal surgery: a multicentric prospective study. J Gastrointest Surg. 2022; in press.

Goeddel LA, Colao J, Choi CW, Stulak JM, Ramakrishna H. Comparison of outcomes following coronary artery bypass grafting with arterial versus venous conduits. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2022; 36:599-607.

Grunauer M, Mikesell C, Bustamante Callejas G. Primary palliative care integrated model in paediatric ICU: an international cross-sectional study. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2021; in press.

Grunauer M, Mikesell C, Bustamante G, Aronowitz D, Zambrano K, Icaza-Freire AP, Gavilanes AWD, Barrera R. Availability and quality of grief and bereavement care in pediatric intensive care units around the world, opportunities for improvement. Front Pediatr. 2021; 9:742916.

Grunauer M, Mikesell C, Bustamante G, Cobo G, Sánchez S, Román AM, Icaza-Freire AP, Gavilanes AWD, Wang NE. Pain assessment and management in pediatric intensive care units around the world, an international, multicenter study. Front Pediatr. 2021; 9:746489.

Helbok R, Rass V, Beghi E, Bodien YG, Citerio G, Giacino JT, Kondziella D, Mayer SA, Menon D, Sharshar T, Stevens RD, Ulmer H, Venkatasubba Rao CP, Vespa P, McNett M, et al. The Curing Coma Campaign International Survey on Coma Epidemiology, Evaluation, and Therapy (COME TOGETHER). Neurocrit Care. 2022; in press.

Lawton JS, Tamis-Holland JE, Bangalore S, Bates ER, Beckie TM, Bischoff JM, Bittl JA, Cohen MG, DiMaio JM, Don CW, Fremes SE, Gaudino MF, Goldberger ZD, Grant MC, Jaswal JB, et al. 2021 ACC/AHA/SCAI guideline for coronary artery revascularization: a report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Joint Committee on Clinical Practice Guidelines. Circulation. 2022; 145:e18-e114.

Lonsdale H, Brown JM, Wilsey M. Adolescent cannabis hyperemesis syndrome during the COVID-19 pandemic. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2022; 38:e68.

Odonkor CA, Alfara T, Adekoya P, Orhurhu V, Rodríguez T, Sottosanti E, Kaye AD. Dorsal column stimulation and cannabinoids in the treatment of chronic nociceptive and neuropathic pain: a review of the clinical and pre-clinical data. Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2022; in press.

Premraj L, Kannapadi NV, Briggs J, Seal SM, Battaglini D, Fanning J, Suen J, Robba C, Fraser J, Cho SM. Mid and long-term neurological and neuropsychiatric manifestations of post-COVID-19 syndrome: A meta-analysis. J Neurol Sci. 2022; 434:120162.

Schuster JE, Halasa NB, Nakamura M, Levy ER, Fitzgerald JC, Young CC, Newhams MM, Bourgeois F, Staat MA, Hobbs CV, Dapul H, Feldstein LR, Jackson AM, Mack EH, Walker TC, et al. A description of COVID-19-directed therapy in children admitted to US intensive care units 2020. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2022; in press.

Singh G, Tucker EW, Rohlwink UK. Infection in the developing brain: the role of unique systemic immune vulnerabilities. Front Neurol. 2021; 12:805643.

Singh V, Cohen SP. Prolonging sympathetic blockade for complex regional pain syndrome: is botulinum toxin the answer? Anesthesiology. 2022; 136:261-264.

Vu TN, Khunsriraksakul C, Vorobeychik Y, Liu A, Sauteraud R, Shenoy G, Liu DJ, Cohen SP. Association of spinal cord stimulator implantation with persistent opioid use in patients with postlaminectomy syndrome. JAMA Netw Open. 2022; 5:e2145876.

Wang EJ, Berninger LE, Pantelyat AY, Hunsberger JB, Smith TJ. Scrambler therapy for the treatment of multiple system atrophy-Parkinsonian subtype pain: a case report. A A Pract. 2022; 16:e01560.

Woods-Hill CZ, Xie A, Lin J, Wolfe HA, Plattner AS, Malone S, Chiotos K, Szymczak JE. Numbers and narratives: how qualitative methods can strengthen the science of paediatric antimicrobial stewardship. JAC Antimicrob Resist. 2022; 4:dlab195.


Chaiban G, Abdallah RT, Abd-Elsayed A, Kalia H, Malinowski M, Bhatia A, Burkey A, Carayannopoulos A, Christiansen S, Karri J, Lee E, Malik T, Meacham K, Orhurhu VJE, Raskin JS, et al. North American Neuromodulation Society educational curriculum for intrathecal drug delivery systems implantation and management. Neuromodulation. 2022; in press.

Tabbutt S, Krawczeski C, McBride M, Amirnovin R, Owens G, Smith A, Wolf M, Rhodes L, Hehir D, Asija R, Teele SA, Ghanayem N, Zyblewski S, Thiagarajan R, Yeh J, et al. Standardized training for physicians practicing pediatric cardiac critical care. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2022; 23:60-64.

Toy S, Huh DD, Materi J, Nanavati J, Schwengel DA. Use of neuroimaging to measure neurocognitive engagement in health professions education: a scoping review. Med Educ Online. 2022; 27:2016357.


Miller SD, Huang JS, Gurses AP. Telemedicine workflow modeling in pediatric gastroenterology. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2022; in press.


Durojaiye A, Fackler J, McGeorge N, Webster K, Kharrazi H, Gurses A. Examining diurnal differences in multidisciplinary care teams at a pediatric trauma center using electronic health record data: social network analysis. J Med Internet Res. 2022; 24:e30351.

Quality Improvement

Ariyo P, Abernathy JH, 3rd, Hensley NB. Role of value-added care by cardiothoracic anesthesiology and impact on outcomes after cardiac surgery. Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2022; in press:10892532211048953.

Biro J, Rucks M, Neyens DM, Coppola S, Abernathy JH, 3rd, Catchpole KR. Medication errors, critical incidents, adverse drug events, and more: examining patient safety-related terminology in anaesthesia. Br J Anaesth. 2022; in press.

Buyck M, Shayan Y, Gravel J, Hunt EA, Cheng A, Levy A. CPR coaching during cardiac arrest improves adherence to PALS guidelines: a prospective, simulation-based trial. Resusc Plus. 2021; 5:100058.

Myers C, Stockwell DC. The high cost of harm. Mayo Clin Proc. 2022; 97:205-207.

Riley CM, Diddle JW, Harlow A, Klem K, Patregnani J, Hochberg E, Cheng JJ, Bhattarai S, Hom L, Fortkiewicz JM, Klugman D. Shifting the paradigm: a quality improvement approach to proactive cardiac arrest reduction in the pediatric cardiac intensive care unit. Pediatr Qual Saf. 2022; 7:e525.

Stockwell DC, Kayes DC, Thomas EJ. Patient safety: where to aim when zero harm is not the target-a case for learning and resilience. J Patient Saf. 2022; in press.