Austen Lefebvre, MD and Marek Mirski, MD, PhD have been awarded a $1.5M 2-yr project award from DoD DARPA for “Digital Optical Holography Technology for Non-Invasive Measurement of Intracranial Pressure (ICP)”. The research will be focused on developing and clinically validating in the NCCU a novel technology to measure intracranial pressure. To date, no investigated non-invasive technology has been developed meeting criteria for continuous, real-time, and quantitative measure of ICP, and this project they believe has such capability.
Qin Zheng, PhD was awarded a $150,000 Merkin Peripheral Neuropathy and Nerve Regeneration (PNNR) Center Seed Grant for a two-year funding period beginning 12/01/2022 to investigate “In vivo characterization of chemotherapy-induced neuropathy using large scale calcium imaging.”
Accomplishments and Honors
Jake Abernathy, MD, MPH was a panelist on “Measuring Quality: A Subspecialty Perspective from Cardiac, Pediatric, and Neuroanesthesia” at the American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting in New Orleans in October.
Janet Adegboye, MD had two oral/poster presentations, “Overtransfusion Is Common In Patients Receiving Massive Transfusion” and “A Novel Algorithm to Calculate Target Preoperative Hemoglobin,” at the American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting in New Orleans in October.
Promise Ariyo, MD was a panelist on “Heart Failure – Curbside Consult With the Experts!” at the American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting in New Orleans in October. Dr. Ariyo and Laeben Lester presented “Cardiac Secrets for Non-Cardiac Providers – Practical Advice from the Experts” at the conference.
Pooja Bhatia, BSN, RN, CEN – mentored by Corina Noje, MD – won the Special Ground Air Medical qUality Transport Quality Improvement Award for “Implementation of consistent medical direction consults during pediatric critical care interhospital transport.”
Mary Beth Brady, MD FASE presented at the Association of Cardiac Anesthesiologists on the topic, “Interventional Echocardiography is the future of Cardiac Anesthesiology.”
Mary Beth Brady, MD FASE and Laeben Lester, MD were panelists on “Transcatheter Procedures for Beginners – The Echo Basics” at the American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting in New Orleans in October. Dr. Brady was also a panelist on “Transcatheter Mitral Repair Procedures – What Is It? And Why Should You Care?” at the conference.
Philip Carullo, MD was a panelist on “Evidence and Practical Updates in the Management of Pediatric Pain Medicine: An Expert Roundtable” at the American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting in New Orleans in October.
Brian Cho, MD presented “Transfusions and Patient Blood Management – Past, Present and Future” at Grand Rounds at Brigham and Women’s Hospital Department of Anesthesiology in October.
Sung-Min Cho, DO, MHS was an invited speaker at the Korea ECMO Symposium, presenting “Neuromonitoring and management of ECMO” in Seoul, South Korea.
Nabila Chowdhury, MD (PEM Fellow) – mentored by Corina Noje, MD – was awarded the Best In-Training Paper Award for her work – ‘More than words: language patterns indicative of unrecognized shock in children undergoing interhospital transfer’ – at the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Transport Medicine Scientific Session.
Tina Doshi, MD, MHS, was a panelist on “Finding Connections in Chronic Pain: A Preview of ASRA Pain Medicine in 2022” and “Rethinking the Use of Steroids for Interventional Pain Procedures” and presented “The Future is Now: Innovation Therapies for Patients Who Suffer from Long-term Pain” at the American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting in New Orleans in October.
Steve Frank, MD gave a talk in Sioux Falls, South Dakota that was webcast to Fargo and Bismarck (North Dakota) titled “Perioperative Viscoelastic Testing”.
Steve Frank, MD presented “Bloodless Surgery: What is It? Is It Possible? Is It Safe for Our Patients?” and “Optimizing Red Blood Cells Mass in Cardiac Surgery Patients: Increasing Patient Safety While Decreasing Transfusions” at the American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting in New Orleans in October.
Anita Gupta, DO, MPP, PharmD was named one of the Top 50 Global Thought Leaders and Influencer on Health and Wellness for 2022 by Thinkers 360.
Anita Gupta, DO, MPP, PharmD was appointed a World Economic Forum Expert Member on the Future of Health, Emerging Threats, and Pandemics.
Yun Guan, MD, PhD was a Reviewer for the 2022 NIH Surgery, Anesthesiology and Trauma Study Section in Bethesda, MD.
Yun Guan, MD, PhD presented “The Pathway of Developing Human MrgprX1 Receptor Agonist and Positive Allosteric Modulators for Pain Treatment” at a Visiting Professor Seminar at the Department of Anesthesiology, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri.
Nadia Hensley, MD presented “Perioperative Hemostasis Controversies in High-Risk Cardiac Surgery Patients” and “Cases, Cases…Nothing but Cases: Lessons Learned from the Clinical Arena” at the American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting in New Orleans in October.
Darren Klugman, MD received a Distinguished Service Award from the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society (PCICS) to be presented at the PCICS Annual International Meeting in December in Miami.
Megan Kostibas, MD co-edited the December issue of Anesthesiology Clinics, titled “Vascular Anesthesia,” with contributions from several Hopkins ACCM anesthesiologists (articles listed below).
Megan Kostibas, MD presented “Mechanical Ventilation During Mechanical Circulatory Support” during the session, “What Should We Do Now? Intraoperative Ventilatory Management for Difficult to Ventilate Patients,” at the American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting in New Orleans in October.
Adam Laytin, MD, MPH was an invited content expert for the WHO Sepsis Learning Program Pilot in Lyon, October 26-27.
Adam Laytin, MD, MPH was a visiting lecturer at the St. Paul Hospital Millennium Medical College in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from October 31 to November 4, and delivered four lectures on respiratory failure, mechanical ventilation, and ARDS.
Laeben Lester, MD was a panelist on the Clinical Forum “Sedation for High-risk Cardiac Patients – When Anesthesia is the Riskiest Part of the Procedure” at the American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting in New Orleans in October.
Corina Noje, MD, Philomena Costabile, BSN, RN (peds transport assistant nurse manager), Pooja Bhatia, BSN, RN, CEN (peds transport lead clinical nurse) and the rest of the JHH Peds transport team had a notable presence at the AAP NCE in Anaheim, CA in October 2022 and won three of the five awards given at the Section of Transport Medicine Scientific Session’s Award Ceremony.
Corina Noje, MD co-authored an abstract with Ranna Rozenfeld, MD, faculty at Brown University, who presented their work, “Fate of American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Transport Medicine Presented Abstracts 2011-2020: What Predicts Publication Success?” at the 2022 American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference & Exhibition, Section on Transport Medicine, Anaheim, CA and won The C. Robert Chambliss, MD, Best Paper Award.
Corina Noje, MD presented two invited lectures at the 2022 American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference & Exhibition, Course on Neonatal and Pediatric Critical Care Transport Medicine, Anaheim, CA: “Audience Interactive Pediatric Case Reviews” and “Clinical Research and Quality Improvement.”
Corina Noje, MD and Philomena Costabile, BSN, RN were invited to lead the “Transport Resuscitation Scenarios Utilizing High Fidelity Simulation” at the first simulation workshop at the 2022 American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference & Exhibition, Course on Neonatal and Pediatric Critical Care Transport Medicine, Anaheim, CA.
Corina Noje, MD and Philomena Costabile, BSN, RN were invited to present “Pediatric Palliative Care Transports” for the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Transport Medicine Webinar Series.
Katie O’Conor, MD co-authored an abstract with Omeid Heidari, PhD, MPH, ANP-C, who presented their work, “COVID-19 vaccinations, infectious disease testing, and harm reduction for people who inject drugs: metrics from a novel Ending the HIV Epidemic initiative” at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting in November.
Rashmi Prasad, MBBS led two workshops, “Hands on Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia and Analgesia for Breast Surgery” and “Hands on Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia Workshop for Rib Fractures,” at the American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting in New Orleans in October.
Kate Rosenblatt, MD, MHS led the workshop “Understanding the Changes to the ASA Difficult Airway Guidelines Including Emergency Invasive Airway Lab,” was a panelist on “All You Need to Know About the 2022 ASA Difficult Airway Management Practice Guidelines,” and presented “Facts and Myths About Fascial Plane Blocks” and “Time is Brain: Extinguishing Neurologic Emergencies in the Operating Rooms” at the American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting in New Orleans in October.
Jochen Steppan, MD presented “The latest insights into the perioperative management for patients with pulmonary hypertension” and “Patient with left ventricular assist device presenting for surveillance EGD/colonoscopy” at the American Society of Anesthesiology Annual Meeting in New Orleans in October. Dr. Steppan also moderated the session “Pulmonary Hypertension Master Class” at the meeting.
M-Irfan Suleman, MBBS was Invited Faculty, leading the sessions, “Setting up a Pediatric Regional Anesthesia Service: a Blueprint for Success” and “Ultrasound Guided Interventional Techniques in Pediatric Chronic Pain Management,” at the American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting in New Orleans in October.
Philip Sun, MD, MS presented a poster at the 2022 Neurocritical Care Society Annual Meeting in October, “Prevalence of delirium and its association with sedation use and in-hospital outcomes in veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in COVID-19 patients” (Authors: Sun P, Fanning J, Peeler A, Shou B, Menta A, Lindsley J, Caturegli G, Whitman G, Cha S, Kim B, Cho S.)
Oleg Turkot, MD hosted two esteemed Ukrainian anesthesiologists to visit our department for two weeks – Serhii Dubrov, MD, Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, President of the Ukrainian Society of Anesthesiology and Nataliya Matolinets, MD, Professor and Chair of Anesthesiology at the Territorial Medical Union in Lviv. With leadership from Dr. Turkot and a big thank you to Aliaksei Pustavoitau, MD, our guests learned about Hopkins ACCM best practices / “behind the scenes,” including difficult airway/DART, trauma resuscitation/ACLS, blood product utilization, transport and command center operations, and algorithms and cognitive aids. This has already resulted in the creation and deployment of a standard antibiotic dosing protocol at the Territorial Medical Union in Lviv (3000 bed hospital) and collaboration with the Ukraine Ministry of Health to update ACLS guidelines nationally. In addition to the medical collaboration, they were able to join the ACCM Bike Ride! Picture below, credit to Steve Frank, MD.
Tina Tran, MD was a panelist on “Anesthesia for Ophthalmologic Surgery: Disputes on Current Issues” at the American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting in New Orleans in October.
Jed Wolpaw, MD, MEd, hosted a live ACCRAC Episode interviewing AMA president-elect Jesse Ehrenfeld at the American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting in New Orleans in October.
Jed Wolpaw, MD, MEd presented “Everything you wanted to know about running a residency program” at the Association of Anesthesiology Core Program Directors Meeting in November.
Mira Yaache, MBA, MHA presented “Managing Hospital Disaster Response – Is Your Hospital Ready to Respond to the Next Big Disaster? (INFLUX!)” at the National Association of Health Services Executives Annual Educational Conference in New Orleans in October.
Basic and Translational Research
Beauchene C, Zurn C, Eherns D, Duff I, Duan W, Caterina M, Guan Y, Sarma SV. Steering towards normative wide-dynamic-range neuron activity in nerve-injured rats with closed-loop peripheral nerve stimulation. Neuromodulation. 2022. Accepted.
Zhang C, Hu MW, Wang X, Cui X, Liu J, Huang Q, Cao X, Zhou F, Qian J, He S-Q, Guan Y. scRNA-sequencing reveals subtype-specific transcriptomic perturbations in DRG neurons of Pirt-EGFPf mice in neuropathic pain condition. eLife. 2022 Oct 20;11:e76063.
Farrokh S, Kim BS, Cho SM. Ketamine infusion for sedation in a patient on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). 2022;2676591221134941. Online ahead of print.
Kato MA, Zurakowski D, Adams A, Soelberg J, Staffa SJ, Bradford VA, Efune PN, Rodgers McCormick ME, Grivoyannis AD, Rossmann Beel E, Correll LR, Cheon EC, Tan GM, Thomas JJ, Fernandez AM, Teng HC, Khanna N, Raman VT, Brzenski AB, Frugoni BJ, Sheth MM, Rugnath RM, Meier PM. Prevalence of COVID-19 and risk factors for infection among pediatric anesthesia patients: a report from the PEACOC Research Network. Anesth Analg. 2022 Oct 21. Epub ahead of print.
Laytin AD, Sims CA. Risk factors for unplanned icu readmission among trauma patients: age matters. Crit Care Explor. 2022;4(10):e0778.
Nyhan SM, Steppan J. Use of pulmonary artery catheters in cardiac surgery: Con Argument. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2022 Sep 30:S1053-0770(22)00725-X. Online ahead of print.
Shou Bl, Ong CS, Premraj L, Brown P, Tonna J, Dalton H, Kim BS, Keller S, Whitman G, Cho SM. Arterial oxygen and carbon dioxide tension and acute brain injury in extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation patients: analysis of the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization Registry. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2022 Nov 5. Online ahead of print.
Gupta A. Perspective: CDC updates clinical guidance on prescribing opioids for pain. Healio. https://www.healio.com/news/primary-care/20221103/cdc-updates-clinical-guidance-on-prescribing-opioids-for-pain.
Leong M, Gupta A. Future of health: transforming telehealth for patient centric pain treatment. Doximity. https://opmed.doximity.com/articles/future-of-health-transforming-telehealth-for-patient-centric-pain-treatment.
Prada G, Pustavoitau A, Koenig S, Mitchell C, Stainback RF, Díaz-Gómez JL. Focused Cardiac Ultrasonography for Right Ventricular Size and Systolic Function. N Engl J Med. 2022 Nov 24;387(21):e52. https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMvcm2004089
Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
O’Conor KJ, Young L, Tomobi O, Golden SH, Samen CDK, Banks MC. Implementing pathways to anesthesiology: promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and success. Int Anesthesiol Clin. 2022 Nov 17. Online ahead of print.. (Invited Chapter)
Review Chapters (Invited)
Goeddel LA, Grant MC. Preoperative evaluation and cardiac risk assessment in vascular surgery. Anesthesiol Clin. 2022;40(4):575-585.
Gyi R, Cho BC, Hensley NB. Patient blood management in vascular surgery. Anesthesiol Clin. 2022;40(4):605-625.
Hayanga HK, Kostibas MP. The changing face of anesthesiology practice for vascular surgery patients. Anesthesiol Clin. 2022;40(4):xv-xvi.
Lester LC, Kostibas MP. Anesthetic management for open thoracoabdominal and abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. Anesthesiol Clin. 2022;40(4):705-718.
Roach J, Cha S. Monitoring during vascular surgery. Anesthesiol Clin. 2022;40(4):645-655.
Slowey C, Nyhan D. The vascular system: anatomical, physiological, pathological, and aging considerations. Anesthesiol Clin. 2022;40(4):557-574.