Accomplishments and Honors

Eleanor Bennett-Gabralla, RT and Michael Banks, MD, MEHP and the ACCM DEI Council coordinated with the P-Tech Program to host 16 students from Paul Laurence Dunbar High School to observe SIM education on College Days March 2nd and March 16th. The students observed ACCM residents and Halsted surgery residents participate in a combined simulation demonstrating how important communication is for safe and effective treatment of critically ill patients. Thank you to Christina Miller, MD, and Adam Schiavi, MD, PhD, MS who created a special video to introduce the students to the simulation and the scenario, as well as for making the participation possible.  

Mary Beth Brady, MD, FASE presented at the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists’ EchoWeek meeting on “Challenges during Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion” as part of the Case-Based Structural Heart Team Symposium ASE@SCA.

Tina Doshi, MD, MHS was appointed to the Scientific Advisory Board for the Blaustein Pain Endowment for Pain Research and Education.

Tina Doshi, MD, MHS presented “Chronic Pain: Can You Manage It?” for the Healthy at Hopkins “Ask the Expert” series.

Tina Doshi, MD, MHS presented “The Gender Gaps in Pain Management” to the University of Virginia Pain Management Division.

Tina Doshi, MD, MHS presented “Challenges in the Diagnosis and Management of Craniofacial Pain” to the University of Minnesota Pain Interest Group.

Tina Doshi, MD, MHS presented “Disparities in Pain: Promoting Health Equity Through Multimodal Pain Management” at the American Heart Association Pain Management Summit.

Steve Frank, MD presented Grand Rounds for the Department of Pathology (Transfusion Medicine) at Stanford University Hospital on “Evidence-based Transfusion Practice and Patient Blood Management Programs.”

Steve Frank, MD presented “Transfusion at the Extremes: From Bloodless Medicine to Massive Transfusion” at the Transfusion Medicine noon conference at the NIH.

Steve Frank, MD presented “Why I Love My Job: Anesthesiology” at the STEM Day Symposium at Beth Tfiloh High School in Baltimore. 

Katie O’Conor, MD and co-authors Adam Laytin, MD, MPH, Michael Banks, MD, MEHP, Lisa Young, BS, BA, Crisanto Torres, MD, and Serkan Toy, PhD presented “Developing a Health Equity Curriculum for Critical Care Fellows” at the Johns Hopkins Institute for Excellence in Education Conference and received First Place in Oral Presentations.

Katie O’Conor, MD was elected Co-Chair of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Faculty Diversity Council.

Melissa Pavelack, DO received an American Thoracic Society Abstract Scholarship to present her work “Disparities in the Health Effects of Climate Change and Pollutants” in the poster session of the ATS Assembly on Environmental, Occupational and Population Health (EOPH) at the 2023 ATS International Conference.

Courtney Robertson, MD was a Visiting Professor at the University of Texas at Austin, Dell Medical School and Dell Children’s Medical Center in January and presented the Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds with a talk entitled “Sex Differences in Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury.”

Kate Rosenblatt, MD, MHS co-edited the March issue of Anesthesiology Clinics, titled “Current Topics in Critical Care for the Anesthesiologist,” with contributions from several Hopkins ACCM anesthesiologists (articles listed below).

Robert Stevens, MD received the Presidential Citation Award from the Society of Critical Care Medicine.

Robert Stevens, MD’s mentee Dr. Abid Qureshi has been awarded a KL2 grant from NIH.

Robert Stevens, MD was co-chair of the National Capital Area Traumatic Brain Injury Symposium in College Park, MD in March.

M-Irfan Suleman, MD was an Invited Speaker, presenting “Beyond Opioids, Chronic Pain Management in Children and Adolescents at Agha Khan University in Karachi, Pakistan in March.

M-Irfan Suleman, MD was an Invited Grand Rounds Speaker, presenting “Beyond Opioids, Chronic Pain Management in Children and Adolescents” at Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre in Lahore, Pakistan in March.

Jed Wolpaw, MD, MEd was the keynote speaker at the annual University of Arkansas Department of Anesthesiology Residents’ Day Celebration in March, presenting “Reimagining Residency: What should training look like for today’s adult learners?”

Mira Yaache, MBA, MHA was appointed to the Faculty of the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health as an Associate in the Department of Health Policy and Management.


Grants Received

Adam Laytin, MD, MPH received a Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Foundation / Global Emergency Medicine Academy Research Pilot Grant for a project entitled “Developing a Context-Appropriate VAP Prevention Strategy in Ethiopia.”

Nicola Heller, PhD received a pilot grant from the Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center, with co-investigator Franco D’Alessio, MD for the project “Investigating changes in monocyte-macrophage phenotype and inflammation in older frail adults.”

Jose Suarez, MD, FNCS, FANA, FAAN will be the Site PI and Tina Doshi, MD, MHS will be the Procedural Co-Investigator on a recently funded, $3.5M 12-site U01 with the University of Florida, “Pterygopalatine Fossa (PPF) Block as an Opioid Sparing Treatment for Acute Headache in Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage (BLOCK-SAH)”. This project will investigate the use of ultrasound-guided pterygopalatine fossa blocks for the management of headache due to subarachnoid hemorrhage.

Articles Published

Basic and Translational Research

Lin Q, Kumar S, Kariyawasam U, Yang X, Yang W, Skinner JT, Gao WD, Johns RA. Human resistin induces cardiac dysfunction in pulmonary hypertension. J Am Heart Assoc. 2023 Mar 21;12(6):e027621.

Philip N, Zhang C, Huetsch J, Yun X, Gadkari M, Harlan R, Graham D, Shimoda L, Le Anne, Simpson C, Santhanam L, Visovatti S, Steppan J*, Suresh K*. Transpulmonary amino acid metabolism in the sugen hypoxia model of pulmonary hypertension. Pulm Circ. 2023 Mar 1;13(1):e12205.Circ Jan 2023. *Co-senior authorship

Toung TJK, Mehr N, Mirski M, Koehler RC. Embolic occlusion of internal carotid artery in conscious rats: Immediate effects of cerebral ischemia. Physiol Rep. 2023 Feb;11(4):e15613.

Warren KJ, Deering-Rice C, Huecksteadt T, Trivedi S, Venosa A, Reilly C, Sanders K, Clayton F, Wyatt TA, Poole JA, Heller NM, Leung D, Paine R 3rd. Steady-state estradiol triggers a unique innate immune response to allergen resulting in increased airway resistance. Biol Sex Differ. 2023 Jan 6;14(1):2. doi: 10.1186/s13293-022-00483-7.


Clinical Research

Batty K, Pugh P, Schwartzbauer A, Carvalho T, Demidowich AP. Diabetes-related gastroparesis in the acute care setting: a case report. AACN Adv Crit Care. 2023 Mar 15;34(1):47–52.

Cohen SP, Doshi TL, Dolomisiewicz E, Reece DE, Zhao Z, Anderson-White M, Kasuke A, Wang EJ, Hsu A, Davis SA, Yoo Y, Pasquina PF, Moon JY. Nonorganic (behavioral) signs and their association with epidural corticosteroid injection treatment outcomes and psychiatric comorbidity in cervical radiculopathy: a multicenter study. Mayo Clin Proc. 2023 Feb 10:S0025-6196(22)00707-8. Supported by the Clinical Research Core.

Cruz NC, Guinn NR, Adegboye J, Hsiao J, Thomas AJ, Lo BD, Chaturvedi S, Resar LMS, Frank SM. A novel algorithm to calculate target preoperative hemoglobin for patient declining allogeneic transfusion. J Clin Anesth. 2023 Feb 27;87:111070.

Diserens K, Meyer IA, Jöhr J, Pincherle A, Dunet V, Pozeg P, Ryvlin P, Muresanu DF, Stevens RD, Schiff ND. A focus on subtle signs and motor behavior to unveil awareness in unresponsive brain-impaired patients: the importance of being clinical. Neurology. 2023 Feb 28. Online ahead of print.

Fanning JP, Weaver N, Fanning RB, Griffee MJ, Cho SM, Panigada M, Obonyo NG, Zaaqoq AM, Rando H, Chia YW, Fan BE, Sela D, Chiumello D, Coppola S, Labib A, Whitman GJR, Arora RC, Kim BS, Motos A, Torres A, Barbé F, Grasselli G, Zanella A, Etchill E, Usman AA, Feth M, White NM, Suen JY, Li Bassi G, Peek GJ, Fraser JF, Dalton H; COVID-19 Critical Care Consortium. Hemorrhage, disseminated intravascular coagulopathy, and thrombosis complications among critically ill patients with COVID-19: an International COVID-19 Critical Care Consortium Study. Crit Care Med. 2023 Feb 28:e005798.

Rando HJ, Fassbinder M, Velez AK, Etchill EW, Holmes SD, Whitman G, Cho SM, Keller S, Kim BS; HERALD Investigators. Rising mortality in coronavirus-19 patients supported with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. ASAIO J. 2023 Mar 1;69(3):254-259.

Shanthanna H, Eldabe S, Provenzano D, Bouche B, Buchser E, Chadwick R, Doshi TL, Duarte R, Hunt C, Huygen F, Knight J, Kohan L, North R, Rosenow JM, Winfree CJ, Narouze S. Evidence based consensus guidelines on patient selection and trial stimulation for spinal cord stimulation therapy for chronic non-cancer pain. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2023 Mar 30. Online ahead of print.

Editorials & Comments

Chalkias A, Jarzebowski ML, Rosenblatt K. Current topics in critical care for the anesthesiologist. Anesthesiol Clin. 2023;41(1):i.

Slowey C, Divito A, Goeddel L. Additional outcomes and limitations in the treatment of acute unstable chest wall injuries. JAMA Surg. 2023 Mar 8. Online ahead of print.

Review Articles

Bennett S, Sutherland L, Ariyo P, O’Connell FM. Update on mechanical circulatory support. Anesthesiol Clin. 2023;41(1):79-102.

Denchev K, Gomez J, Chen P, Rosenblatt K. Traumatic brain injury: intraoperative management and intensive care unit multimodality monitoring. Anesthesiol Clin. 2023;41(1):39-78.

Devangam S, Sigakis M, Palmer LJ, Goeddel L, Fiza B. Point-of-care ultrasound: a moving picture is worth a thousand tests. Anesthesiol Clin. 2023;41(1):231-248.

Leng A, Shah M, Ahmad SA, Premraj L, Wildi K, Li Bassi G, Pardo CA, Choi A, Cho SM. Pathogenesis underlying neurological manifestations of long COVID syndrome and potential therapeutics. Cells. 2023 Mar 6;12(5):816.

Serbanescu MA, Da Silva M, Zaky A. Impact of intensive care unit nutrition on the microbiome and patient outcomes. Anesthesiol Clin. 2023;41(1):263-281.

Health Equity

Heidari O, O’Conor KJ, Meyer D, Cargill V, Lowensen K, Farley JE. High primary COVID-19 vaccine series completion by people who inject drugs when colocating services at a syringe services van. J Addict Med. 2023 Mar 10. Online ahead of print.

Kalra A, Shou BL, Zhao D, Wilcox C, Keller SP, Whitman GJR, Kim BS, Cho SM. Racial and ethnical discrepancy in hypoxemia detection in patients on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. JTCVS Open. 2023 Mar 1. Online ahead of print.