Grants Received

Lee Goeddel, MD, MPH was awarded a 2-year, Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists Mid-Career Research Award to study “Hemodynamic Profiles of Cardiac Dysfunction Associated With Acute Kidney Injury After Cardiac Surgery.”

Sapna Kudchadkar, MD, PhD and Jim Fackler, MD were awarded a Johns Hopkins Discovery Award for their proposal entitled “Automated Sedation State Assessment for Improved Sedation Decisions Using Machine Learning and Low-cost Accelerometry,” a collaborative project with the School of Engineering and the School of Nursing.

Accomplishments and Honors

The Johns Hopkins Pediatric Critical Care Transport Team was named one of The Daily Record’s 2023 Health Care Heroes honorees.

 Michael Banks, MD MEHP received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Johns Hopkins University School of Education at the 2023 Graduation Ceremony. This award recognizes alumni who epitomize the Johns Hopkins tradition of excellence and bring credit to the university by their personal accomplishment, professional achievement, or humanitarian service.

Mary Beth Brady, MD FASE served as chair for the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting and Workshops in Portland, Oregon.  The meeting is the flagship meeting for this society. In her role, Dr. Brady with the members of the SCA Scientific Program Committee created, developed, and produced the entire meeting. Specifically, Dr. Brady opened the meeting by moderating the Refresher Course Lectures.  Additionally, she moderated the plenary session, False Discoveries — How Research Design and Analysis Influences Anesthesia Knowledge and the plenary session entitled Celebrating 45 years of SCA! Past, Present and (you are!) the Future, which was a once in a lifetime session, incorporating 7 past or present SCA presidents.  Finally, Dr. Brady moderated Beginner Course in Structural Heart Echocardiography – Learn Today, Use Tomorrow!  Dr Brady will serve as chair for the SCA 2024 meeting in Toronto, Canada.

Sung-Min Cho, DO MHS was an invited Neurology Grand Rounds speaker, presenting “Neurological Care of ECMO” at Chung-Ang University in Seoul, South Korea.

Sung-Min Cho, DO MHS was an invited speaker, presenting “Neurological Complications and Prognostication in ECPR” at the Korean Society of Cardiology Annual Meeting, Gwang-Ju, South Korea.

Sung-Min Cho, DO MHS was an invited speaker, presenting “Neurological Complication and Neurological Monitoring in ECPR” at the University of Texas, Houston ICU Symposium.

Wei Dong Gao, MD, PhD, FAHA, presented Anesthesiology Grand Rounds on “Perioperative Management of Patients with Heart Failure” at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center.

Rebecca Guthrie, RN (JHCC Transport Nurse) was named a 2023 Top Nurse by Baltimore Magazine and received an Excellence in Nursing Award!

Nadia Hensley, MD was appointed to be Vice Chair of the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists Patient Blood Management Committee.

Nadia Hensley, MD presented panel talks on “P2Y12 Inhibitors and Platelet Function Testing- Clear, Concise, and Completely Understandable” and “Ultrafiltration for Everyone!! Hemoconcentration on Pump Reduces Blood Transfusions, Right?” and moderated several panels and the ECMO Workshop at the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists 2023 Annual Meeting and Workshops in Portland, OR.

Kellie Marie Jaremko, MD, PhD presented “Challenges in the Critically Ill and ICU Patients” at the American Academy of Pain Medicine Annual Meeting in Fort Lauderdale in March.

Adam Laytin, MD, MPH directed the pilot of the JHPIEGO acute hypoxia workshop at St. Paul Hospital Millennium Medical Center in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Adam Laytin, MD, MPH presented two invited guest lectures for the critical care fellowship at St. Paul Hospital Millennium Medical Center in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: “ICU Management of Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury” and “Quality Improvement in the ICU.”

Marta Martinez Yus, BS received the Walter B. Cannon Award Abstract of Distinction at the American Physiology Summit 2023 for her abstract “Targeting LOXL2 Improves Arterial Stiffness in Angiotensin II-induced Hypertension in Males but not Females.”

Stephanie Morgenstern, MSN, APRN, ACCNS-P, CCRN (JHCC PICU Clinical Nurse Specialist) was named a 2023 Top Nurse by Baltimore Magazine and received an Excellence in Nursing Award!

Jochen Steppan, MD, DESA, FAHA, FASA presented PBLD: “Severe Pulmonary Hypertension and Noncardiac Surgery – No Need to be Afraid” at the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists 2023 Annual Meeting and Workshops in Portland, OR.

Jochen Steppan, MD, DESA, FAHA, FASA presented PBLD: “Adult Congenital Heart Disease – When your 30-Year-old Patient has a Sternotomy scar” at the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists 2023 Annual Meeting and Workshops in Portland, OR

Jochen Steppan, MD, DESA, FAHA, FASA was an invited speaker, presenting “Focusing on a track record while simultaneously minimizing risk” at the COR-PM Meeting at the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists 2023 Annual Meeting and Workshops in Portland, OR.

Jochen Steppan, MD, DESA, FAHA, FASA was an invited speaker, presenting “Pulmonary Hypertension: Old Disease, New Updates, and What That Means to Everyday Care to You!” at the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists 2023 Annual Meeting and Workshops in Portland, OR.

Jochen Steppan, MD, DESA, FAHA, FASA was an invited speaker, presenting “Pro/Con Debate: CT Anesthesiologists Should Take the Lead In Caring For ACHD Patients Undergoing Non-Cardiac Surgery” at the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists 2023 Annual Meeting and Workshops in Portland, OR.

Articles Published

Basic and Translational Research

Cao Y, Li L, Ren X, Mao B, Yang Y, Mi H, Guan Y, Li S, Zhou S, Guan X, Yang T, Zhao X. CRISPR/Cas9 correction of a dominant cis-double-variant in COL1A1 isolated from a patient with osteogenesis imperfecta increases the osteogenic capacity of induced pluripotent stem cells. J Bone Miner Res. 2023 Feb 3. Online ahead of print.

Chu J, Yang J, Zhou Y, Chen J, Chen KH, Zhang C, Cheng HY, Koylass N, Liu JO, Guan Y, Qiu Z. ATP-releasing SWELL1 channel in spinal microglia contributes to neuropathic pain. Science Advances. 2023 Mar 29;9(13):eade9931.

Guo R, Qiu H, Li H, Ma D, Guan Y, Wang Y  The preemptive analgesic effect of capsaicin involves attenuations of epidermal keratinocytes proliferation and expression of pro-inflammatory mediators after plantar incision in rats. J Pain Res. 2023 Jan 19;16:141-149.

Shang M, Shen M, Xu R, Du J, Zhang J, OuYang D, Du J, Hu J, Sun Z, Wang B, Han Q, Hu Y, Liu Y, Guan Y, Li J, Guo G, Xing J. Moderate white light exposure enhanced spatial memory retrieval by activating a central amygdala-involved circuit in mice. Commun Biol. 2023 Apr 14;6(1):414.

Sivanesan E, Sanchez KR, Zhang C, He SQ, Linderoth B, Stephens KE, Raja SN, Guan Y. Spinal cord stimulation increases chemoefficacy and prevents paclitaxel-induced pain via CX3CL1. Neuromodulation. 2023 Apr 11:S1094-7159(23)00137-X.

Steppan J, Nandakumar K, Wang H, Jang R, Smith L, Kang S, Savage W, Bauer M, Choi R, Brady T, Wodu BP, Scafidi S, Scafidi J, Santhanam L. Neonatal exposure to hypoxia induces early arterial stiffening via activation of lysyl oxidases. Physiol Rep. 2023 Apr;11(7):e15656.

Velasquez FC, Roman B, Hernández-Ochoa EO, Leppo MK, Truong SK, Steenbergen C, Schneider MF, Weiss RG, Das S. Contribution of skeletal muscle-specific microRNA-133b to insulin resistance in heart failure. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2023 May 1;324(5):H598-H609.

Wang F, Huang Q, Su H, Sun M, Wang Z, Chen Z, Zheng M, Chakroun RW, Monroe MK, Chen D, Wang Z, Gorelick N, Serra R, Wang H, Guan Y, Suk JS, Tyler B, Brem H, Hanes J, Cui H. Self-assembling paclitaxel-mediated stimulation of tumor-associated macrophages for postoperative treatment of glioblastoma. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2023 May 2;120(18):e2204621120.

Wang H, Poe A, Martinez Yus M, Pak L, Nandakumar K, Santhanam L. Lysyl oxidase-like 2 processing by factor Xa modulates its activity and substrate preference. Commun Biol. 2023 Apr 7;6(1):375.

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.

Yang H, Ulge UY, Quijano-Rubio A, Bernstein ZJ, Maestas DR, Chun JH, Wang W, Lin JX, Jude KM, Singh S, Orcutt-Jahns BT, Li P, Mou J, Chung L, Kuo YH, Ali YH, Meyer AS, Grayson WL, Heller NM, Garcia KC, Leonard WJ, Silva DA, Elisseeff JH, Baker D, Spangler JB. Design of cell-type-specific hyperstable IL-4 mimetics via modular de novo scaffolds. Nat Chem Biol. 2023 Apr 6.Online ahead of print.

Zhang F, Zhang Z, Alt J, Kambhampati SP, Sharma A, Singh S, Nance E, Thomas AG, Rojas C, Rais R, Slusher BS, Kannan RM, Kannan S. Dendrimer-enabled targeted delivery attenuates glutamate excitotoxicity and improves motor function in a rabbit model of cerebral palsy. J Control Release. 2023 Apr 26;358:27-42. Online ahead of print.

Clinical Research

Akbar AF, Shou BL, Feng CY, Zhao DX, Kim BS, Whitman G, Bush EL, Cho SM; HERALD Investigators. Lower oxygen tension and intracranial hemorrhage in veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Lung. 2023 Apr 22. Online ahead of print.

Battaglini D, Bogossian EG, Anania P, Premraj L, Cho SM, Taccone FS, Sekhon M, Robba C. Monitoring of brain tissue oxygen tension in cardiac arrest: a translational systematic review from experimental to clinical evidence. Neurocrit Care. 2023 Apr 20. Online ahead of print.

Claytor B, Cho SM, Li Y. Myasthenic crisis. Muscle Nerve. 2023 Apr 28. Online ahead of print. 

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 patients declining allogeneic transfusion. J Clin Anesth. 2023 Aug;87:111070.

Godoy DA, Murillo-Cabezas F, Suarez JI, Badenes R, Pelosi P, Robba C. “THE MANTLE” bundle for minimizing cerebral hypoxia in severe traumatic brain injury. Crit Care. 2023 Jan 12;27(1):13.

Goel R, Roubinian NH, Bembea MM. Disentangling the causes of RBC loss and anemia in ECMO patients: Some questions answered? Transfusion. 2023 May;63(5):899-902. doi: 10.1111/trf.17347.

Han CS, Hancock MJ, Sharma S, Sharma S, Harris IA, Cohen SP, Magnussen J, Maher CG, Traeger AC. Low back pain of disc, sacroiliac joint, or facet joint origin: a diagnostic accuracy systematic review. EClinicalMedicine. 2023 Apr 6;59:101960.

Limper U, Klaas L, Köhler M, Lichte D, Maldonado Samaniego NJ, Suarez JI, Jordan J, Hoffschmidt B. Limited utility of self-made oxygen generators assembled from everyday commodities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2022 May 12;17:e177.

Lin JC, Srivastava A, Malone S, Jennison S, Simino M, Traube C, LaRose K, Kawai Y, Neu L, Kudchadkar S, Wieczorek B, Hajnik K, Kordik CM, Kumar VK, Aghamohammadi S, Arteaga GM, Smith HAB, Spentzas T, Orman A, Landman BM, Valdivia H, Browne H, Fang T, Zimmerman JJ; Society of Critical Care Medicine’s Pediatric ICU Liberation Campaign Collaborative. Caring for critically ill children with the ICU liberation bundle (ABCDEF): Results of the Pediatric Collaborative. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2023 May 1. Online ahead of print.

Macmillan K, Hoops K, Gielen AC, McDonald EM, Prichett L, Nasr I, Ryan LM. Epidemiology and clinical characteristics of drowning patients presenting to a pediatric emergency department from 2017 to 2020. Am J Emerg Med. 2023 Mar 31;69:34-38. Online ahead of print.

Peng DM, Kwiatkowski DM, Lasa JJ, Zhang W, Banerjee M, Mikesell K, Joong A, Dykes JC, Tume SC, Niebler RA, Teele SA, Klugman D, Gaies MG, Schumacher KR. Contemporary care and outcomes of critically ill children with clinically diagnosed myocarditis. J Card Fail. 2023 May 5:S1071-9164(23)00152-5. Online ahead of print.

Philpott NG, Dante SA, Philpott D, Perin J, Bhatia P, Henderson E, Costabile P, Stratton M, Dabrowski A, Kossoff EH, Klein BL, Noje C. Treatment guideline nonadherence pretransport associated with need for higher level of care in children transferred to a pediatric tertiary care center for status epilepticus. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2023 May 11. Online ahead of print.

Premraj L, Camarda C, White N, Godoy DA, Cuthbertson BH, Rocco PRM, Pelosi P, Robba C, Suarez JI, Cho SM, Battaglini D. Tracheostomy timing and outcome in critically ill patients with stroke: a meta-analysis and meta-regression. Crit Care. 2023 Apr 1;27(1):132.

Pustavoitau A, Qin CX, Navarrete SB, Rao S, Almazan E, Ariyo P, Frank SM, Merritt WT, Rizkalla NA, Villamayor AJ, Cameron AM, Garonzik-Wang JM, Ottman SE, Philosophe B, Gurakar AO, Gottschalk A. Comprehensive quality initiative leads to immediate postoperative extubation following liver transplant. J Clin Anesth. 2023 May;85:111040.

Puy L, Parry-Jones AR, Sandset EC, Dowlatshahi D, Ziai W, Cordonnier C. Intracerebral haemorrhage. Nat Rev Dis Primers. 2023 Mar 16;9(1):14. doi: 10.1038/s41572-023-00424-7. PMID: 36928219.

Shanthanna H, Eldabe S, Provenzano DA, Bouche B, Buchser E, Chadwick R, Doshi TL, Duarte R, Hunt C, Huygen FJPM, Knight J, Kohan L, North R, Rosenow J, 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 Jun;48(6):273-287.

Sick-Samuels AC, Booth LD, Milstone AM, Schumacher C, Bergmann J, Stockwell DC. A novel comprehensive algorithm for evaluation of PICU patients with new fever or instability. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2023 May 1. Online ahead of print.

Song K, Wang S, Han J, Jiang L, Xu J, Akca O, Adkins K, Koenig HM, Slaughter MS, Clifford SP, Huang Y, Huang J. Intraoperative fraction of inspired oxygen and lung injury in coronary artery bypass grafting: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Turk J Anaesthesiol Reanim. 2023 Apr;51(2):112-120.

Sun PY-w, Fanning J, Peeler A, Shou B, Lindsley J, Caturegli G, Whitman G, Cha S, Kim BS, Cho S-M and HERALD investigators. Characteristics of delirium and its association with sedation and in-hospital mortality in patients with COVID-19 on veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Front Med. 2023;10:1172063.

Tan Y, Young M, Girish A, Hu B, Kurian Z, Greenstein JL, Kim H, Winslow RL, Fackler J, Bergmann J. Predicting respiratory decompensation in mechanically ventilated adult ICU patients. Front Physiol. 2023 Apr 14;14:1125991.

Taran S, Diaz-Cruz C, Perrot B, Alvarez P, Godoy DA, Gurjar M, Haenggi M, Mijangos JC, Pelosi P, Robba C, Schultz MJ, Ueno Y, Asehnoune K, Cho SM, Yarnell CJ, Cinotti R, Stevens RD. Association of non-invasive respiratory support with extubation outcomes in brain-injured patients receiving mechanical ventilation: a secondary analysis of ENIO. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2023 May 16. Online ahead of print.

Wahlster S, Sharma M, Taran S, Town JA, Stevens RD, Cinotti R, Asehoune K, Pelosi P, Robba C; ENIO Study Group Collaborators. Utilization of mechanical power and associations with clinical outcomes in brain injured patients: a secondary analysis of the extubation strategies in neuro-intensive care unit patients and associations with outcome (ENIO) trial. Crit Care. 2023 Apr 20;27(1):156.

Zirpe KG, Alunpipatthanachai B, Matin N, Gulek BG, Blissitt PA, Palmieri K, Rosenblatt K, Athiraman U, Gollapudy S, Theard MA, Wahlster S, Vavilala MS, Lele AV, Safe-Neuro-Transport Collaborators. Benchmarking hospital practices and policies on intrahospital neurocritical care transport: The Safe-Neuro-Transport Study. J Clin Med. 2023 Apr 28;12(9):3183.

Editorials, Commentaries, Newsletters

Geocadin RG, Agarwal S, Goss AL, Callaway CW, Richie M. Cardiac arrest and neurologic recovery: insights from the case of Mr. Damar Hamlin. Ann Neurol. 2023 May;93(5):871-876.

Manzar S, Hoops K, Bagdure D. Insight for pediatricians: Comparing economic trends for firearm related deaths and deaths from motor vehicle crashes. Front Pediatr. 2023 Mar 31;11:1165301.


Pustavoitau A, Miller D, Jung YH, Sahu K, Giammarino A, Fitz N, Gottschalk A, Hoenig B, Bughrara N. Barriers to focused cardiac ultrasound training: A survey of anesthesiology program directors. J Clin Anesth. 2023 May;85:111013.

Health Equity & Public Health

Panda P, Garg A, Grube A. The Haven Clinic: the planning and implementation of a medical home for child trafficking survivors. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2023;34(2) 833-44.


Informatics & AI

Luppi AI, Cabral J, Cofre R, Mediano PAM, Rosas FE, Qureshi AY, Kuceyeski A, Tagliazucchi E, Raimondo F, Deco G, Shine JM, Kringelbach ML, Orio P, Ching S, Sanz-Perl Y, Diringer MN, Stevens RD, Sitt JD. Computational modelling in disorders of consciousness: closing the gap towards personalised models for restoring consciousness. Neuroimage. 2023 May 15:120162. Online ahead of print.