Grants Received

Jim Fackler, MD received a $50,000 StAAR Investigator Award for the project, “Sepsis in Children: Developing a novel software-based decision support system for precision team-based antibiotic delivery and stewardship.”

Wei Dong Gao, MD, PhD received a $50000 StAAR Investigator Award for the project, “Short Chain Fatty Acids and Cardiac Function: Uncovering Novel Roles in Health and Disease.”

Lee Goeddel, MD, MPH received a $30,000 StAAR Mentored Training Award for the project, “Beyond Ejection Fraction: Echocardiographic Metrics of LV Function, Cardiovascular Performance, and Acute Kidney Injury in Cardiac Surgery Patients with Preserved Ejection Fraction.” Supported by the CRC.

Yun Guan, PhD received a $59,000 Blaustein Pain Fund Award from Johns Hopkins University for the project “The engagement of spinal adenosine A3 receptor driven GABAergic inhibition by peripheral nerve stimulation.”

David Mintz, MD, PhD received a $50,000 StAAR Investigator Award for the project, “Perioperative Supplemental Oxygen Exposure Acts on the Microbiome to Disrupt Immune Function.”

Katie O’Conor, MD received a $20,000 Urban Health Institute – Baltimore Health Equity Impact Grant to develop and implement a trauma-informed care and vicarious trauma program in collaboration with the Esperanza Center and the HEAL Refugee Health and Asylum Collaborative.

Tachira Tavarez, MD, MS received a $30,000 StAAR Mentored Training Award for the project, “Delayed IL-10 Treatment Targeted at Microglia/Macrophages After Intracerebral Hemorrhage.”

Accomplishments and Honors

Sean Barnes, MD, MBA presented “Risks vs, Benefits of Social Media Use in Critical Care – Physician Perspective” at the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society meeting in Miami, Florida.

Mary Beth Brady, MD FASE has been named to the American Society of Echocardiography’s Interventional Echocardiography Council. This newly created ASE Council consists of nationally renowned experts in the field will address the burgeoning field of Interventional Echocardiography and its use during Structural Heart procedures. Dr. Brady is one of only two anesthesiologists chosen to serve on the Council.

Steven Cohen, MD received an honorary Visiting Professor appointment at Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand. Dr. Cohen delivered several Grand Rounds lectures to different departments on facet joint pain, nociplastic pain, and other topics.

Steven Cohen, MD delivered Grand Rounds to the Department of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital on “Facet Joint Pain.”

Steven Cohen, MD delivered several talks at ASRA 2022 Annual Pain Medicine Meeting: “Neuromodulation for Postoperative Pain Control,” “IV Ketamine for Chronic Pain,” and the President’s Choice abstract presentation “Randomized, Multicenter Study Comparing Cooled Radiofrequency Ablation to Standard Medical Management for Sacroiliac Joint Pain.”

Steven Cohen, MD delivered a lecture on “Sacroiliac Joint Pain” at the Asian Australasian Congress of Anaesthesiologists (AACA), Seoul, Korea (virtual).

Dennis Delany, MD was a panelist on the NEC Panel: “When is it Safe to Reintroduce Feeds” at the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society meeting in Miami, Florida.

Sapna Kudchadkar, MD, PhD, FCCM was featured and quoted on the Lancet’s 200th Anniversary Page as an International Advisory Board member:

Katie O’Conor, MD was an invited Grand Rounds speaker at Albany Medical Center, Department of Anesthesiology, presenting “Health Equity in Anesthesiology: Practice-Focused Topics for Clinicians, Educators, Researchers, and Administrators.”

ACCM Pain Fellows – Christelle Samen, MD and Gerard Limerick, MD, PhD – and Tina Doshi, MD, MHS were featured in a physician profile in Practical Pain Management, “Paving the Way in Pain Management: Dr. Tina Doshi.”

Jenny Schramm, MD presented the poster, “Prostacyclins Use in Pediatric VAD: Single- Center Experience” at the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society meeting in Miami, Florida.

Jamie McElrath Schwartz, MD was selected to be part of the Extracorporeal Life Support Oxygenation (ELSO) Scholarly Oversight Committee.

Jamie McElrath Schwartz, MD was elected to the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia’s Board of Directors.


Articles Published

 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 Nov 16:S1094-7159(22)01329-0. Online ahead of print.

Liu J, Shen D, Wei C, Wu W, Luo Z, Hu L, Xiao Z, Hu T, Sun Q, Wang X, Ding Y, Liu M, Pang M, Gai K, Ma Y, Tian Y, Yu Y, Wang P, Guan Y, Xu M, Yang F, Li Q. Inhibition of the LRRC8A channel promotes microglia/macrophage phagocytosis and improves outcomes after intracerebral hemorrhagic stroke. iScience. 2022 Nov 13;25(12):105527.

Mota F, Ruiz-Bedoya CA, Tucker EW, Holt DP, De Jesus P, Lodge MA, Erice C, Chen X, Bahr M, Flavahan K, Kim J, Brosnan MK, Ordonez AA, Peloquin CA, Dannals RF, Jain SK. Dynamic 18F-Pretomanid PET imaging in animal models of TB meningitis and human studies. Nat Commun. 2022 Dec 29;13(1):7974.


Clinical Research

Areias AC, Costa F, Janela D, Molinos M, Moulder RG, Lains J, Scheer JK, Bento V, Yanamadala V, Cohen SP, Correia FD. Impact on productivity impairment of a digital care program for chronic low back pain: A prospective longitudinal cohort study. Musculoskelet Sci Pract. 2022 Dec 12:102709. Online ahead of print.

Cohen SP, Ciampe de Andrade D. Pots of gold and winning lottery tickets: The never-ending search for predictors of chronic pain. PAIN 2023; 164: e3-4.

Cohen SP, Khunsriraksakul C, Yoo Y, Parker E, Samen-Akinsiku CDK, Patel N, Cohen SJ, Yuan X, Cheng J, Moon JY. Sympathetic blocks as a predictor for response to ketamine infusion in patients with complex regional pain syndrome: A multicenter study. Pain Med 2022 Oct 21:pnac153. Online ahead of print.

Ilfeld BM, Smith CR, Turan A, Mariano ER, Miller ME, Fisher RL, Trescot AM, Buckenmaier CC, Cohen SP, Eisenach JC, Sessler DI, Prologo JD, Mascha EJ, Liu L, Gabriel RA.  Ultrasound-guided percutaneous cryoneurolysis to treat chronic post-amputation phantom limb pain: A multicenter, randomized, controlled trial. Anesthesiology. 2022 Nov 10. Online ahead of print.

Janela D, Costa F, Molinos M, Moulder RG, Lains J, Scheer JK, Bento V, Yanamadala V, Cohen SP, Correia FD. Fear avoidance beliefs in upper-extremity musculoskeletal pain conditions: secondary analysis of a prospective clinical study on digital care programs. Pain Med 2022 Oct 6:pnac149. Online ahead of print.

Jolly T, Vadukapuram R, Trivedi C, Mansuri Z, Adnan M, Cohen SP, Vu TN. Risk of suicide in patients with major depressive disorder and comorbid chronic pain disorder: An insight from national inpatient sample data. Pain Physician 2022;25:419-25..

Malaithong W, Tontisirin N, Seangrung R, Wongsak S, Cohen SP. Genicular nerve bipolar radiofrequency ablation for chronic osteoarthritis knee pain: A randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial with 12-month follow-up. Reg Anesth Pain Med 2022 Dec 21:rapm-2022-103976. Online ahead of print.

Marano AA, Noyes M, Eisenbeis L, Hedian HF, Segna K, Neira PM, Thomas K, Lee WPA, Redett RJ, Coon D. Building an Academic Transgender Medicine Center of Excellence: the 5-Year Johns Hopkins experience. Acad Med. 2023 Jan 3. Online ahead of print.

Prokupets R, Kannapadi N, Chang H, Caturegli G, Bush EL, Kim BS, Keller S, Geocadin RG, Whitman GJR, Cho SM. Management of anticoagulation therapy in ECMO-Associated ischemic stroke and intracranial hemorrhage. Innovations (Phila). 2023 Jan 11:15569845221141702. Online ahead of print.

Scheer J, Costa F, Molinos M, Areias A, Janela D, Moulder RG, Lains J, Bento V, Yanamadala V, Cohen SP, Correia FD. Racial and ethnic differences in outcomes of a 12-Week Digital Rehabilitation Program for Musculoskeletal Pain: Prospective longitudinal cohort study. J Med Internet Res 2022;24:e41306.

Yuan X, Pav V, Colahan C, Miller ME, Hager NA, Pasquina PF, Cohen SP, Isaacson BM.Active duty service members newly presenting with low back pain in fiscal year 2017: Health care utilization, access to care, and private sector costs over 2-year follow-up. Mil Med 2022 Nov 26:usac363. Online ahead of print.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Deutsch N, Yanofsky SD, Markowitz SD, Tackett S, Berenstain LK, Schwartz LI, Flick R, Heitmiller E, Fiadjoe J, Lee HH, Honkanen A, Malviya S, Lee JK, Schwartz JM. Evaluating the Women’s Empowerment and Leadership Initiative: Supporting mentorship, career satisfaction, and well-being among pediatric anesthesiologists. Paediatr Anaesth. 2023 Jan;33(1):6-16.