Accomplishments and Honors

Deondra Asike, MD has been named the inaugural Vice Chair of the Maryland Cannabis Public Health Advisory Council.

Sung-Min Cho, DO, MHS presented the Plenary Session lecture “Portable MRI Brain in Patients with ECMO – The Results of SAFE MRI ECMO Study” at the Asia-Pacific ELSO (APELSO), Seoul, South Korea.

Sung-Min Cho, DO, MHS presented “Neurological Monitoring and Management of ECMO” at the Asia-Pacific ELSO (APELSO), Seoul, South Korea.

Sung-Min Cho, DO, MHS presented “Neurocritical Care of ECMO” and “Incidence, Risk Factors, and Management of LVAD-associated Stroke” at the Annual Korean Neurocritical Care Society Meeting, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea.

Steve Frank, MD presented “Ordering Wisely: Blood Transfusions” at the High Value Practice Academic Alliance (HVPAA) Annual Meeting.

Steve Frank, MD presented in the Plenary Abstracts session: “Greater than 7-fold Return on Investment with a Comprehensive Patient Blood Management Program with Equivalent of Improved Outcomes” at the High Value Practice Academic Alliance (HVPAA) Annual Meeting.

Steve Frank, MD presented the abstract “Greater than 7-fold Return on Investment with a Comprehensive Patient Blood Management Program with Equivalent of Improved Outcomes” in the “Best of Meeting: Clinical Science” panel at the ASA Annual Meeting. The abstract was selected as one of the top 12 clinical abstracts of this year’s meeting.

Lee Goeddel, MD, MPH presented two invited talks at the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine held in Milan: “Can big data research identify and quantify modifiability in acute kidney injury?” and “Can preoperative TTE advance precision perioperative care?

Lee Goeddel, MD, MPH presented an abstract at the American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week: “Low cardiac output is associated with renal tubular injury measured by urinary NGAL during cardiac surgery.”

Lee Goeddel, MD, MPH presented an abstract at the Scientific Sessions of the AHA: “Echocardiographic metrics before CABG are associated with postoperative kidney injury in patients with preserved Ejection Fraction and mean perfusion pressure may mediate this relationship.”

Lauren Harkins, RN, Pediatric Transport nurse at Johns Hopkins Hospital (mentored by Corina Noje, MD) presented an oral abstract titled “Implementation of direct admission to the OR procedure for children transported with airway emergencies” at the 2023 American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference & Exhibition Meeting and won The C. Robert Chambliss, MD, Best Paper Award. Of note, she is one of the very few Allied Health Professionals (and the only registered nurse) to have ever won this award.

Daniel Kim, MD was awarded the “Frank L. Coulson, Jr. Award for Clinical Excellence” last month by the Miller Coulson Academy of Clinical Excellence.

Susanne Muehlschlegel, MD, MPH, FNCS, FCCM, FAAN is co-chairing an international neuroprognostication guideline with the Neurocritical Care Society and the German Neurointensive Care Society (DGNI, Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Neurointensivmedizin).They are working on 8 guidelines.

Corina Noje, MD co-chaired the 2023 American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference & Exhibition, Sections on Critical Care Medicine and Transport Medicine Joint Scientific Program: “Transporting the Critically Ill Patient: Pearls, Pitfalls, and Practical Advice” in Washington DC.

Robert Stevens, MD, MBA, FCCM has received a secondary appointment as Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Whiting School of Engineering, Johns Hopkins University.

Robert Stevens, MD, MBA, FCCM was a speaker and panelist at the University of Cambridge’s Centre for AI in Medicine in the session: “Revolutionizing Healthcare: AI Education for Clinicians.”

Robert Thomsen, MD was appointed to a 3-year term as a Trustee of the Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology.

Jed Wolpaw, MD, MEd, FASA was installed as president of the Association of Anesthesiology Core Program Directors (AACPD) for a 2-year term to run from 2023-2025.

Jed Wolpaw, MD, MEd, FASA presented the “Everything You Wanted to Know” Session and the “Program Director’s Roundtable” Session at the AACPD Annual Meeting.

Jed Wolpaw, MD, MEd, FASA was appointed to be co-chair of the Anesthesia Research Council (ARC) working group charged with writing a white paper on the current state and future of Anesthesiology Education Research.

Articles Published

Basic and Translational Research

Uniyal A, Tiwari V, Tsukamoto T, Dong X, Guan Y, Raja SN. Targeting sensory neuron GPCRs for peripheral neuropathic pain. Trends Pharmacol Sci. 2023 Dec;44(12):1009-1027.


Clinical Research

Bhattacharyay S, Caruso PF, Åkerlund C, Wilson L, Stevens RD, Menon DK, Steyerberg EW, Nelson DW, Ercole A; CENTER-TBI investigators and participants. Mining the contribution of intensive care clinical course to outcome after traumatic brain injury. NPJ Digit Med. 2023 Aug 21;6(1):154.

Cohen SP, Dawson TC, Pasquina PF. The Use of Opioids in the Management of Chronic Pain. Ann Intern Med. 2023 Sep;176(9):eL230224..

Cohen SP, Khunsriraksakul C, Cohen SJ, Moon JY. Ketamine dose reporting and dose responsiveness for chronic pain. Pain Med. 2023 Oct 3;24(10):1211-1212.

Digitale J, Burns G, Fong N, Boesel J, Robba C, Stevens RD, Cinotti R, Pirracchio R. Development of a core outcome set for ventilation trials in neurocritical care patients with acute brain injury: protocol for a Delphi consensus study of international stakeholders. BMJ Open. 2023 Sep 4;13(9):e074617.

Fan TH, Premraj L, Roberts J, Lydston M, Robba C, Hager D, Suarez JI, Battaglini D, Cho SM. In-hospital neurologic complications, neuromonitoring, and long-term neurologic outcomes in patients with sepsis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Crit Care Med. 2023 Nov 3. Online ahead of print.

Fleming V, Prasad A, Ge C, Crawford S, Meraj S, Hough CL, Lo B, Carson SS, Steingrub J, White DB, Muehlschlegel S. Prevalence and predictors of shared decision-making in goals-of-care clinician-family meetings for critically ill neurologic patients: a multi-center mixed-methods study. Crit Care. 2023 Oct 21;27(1):403.

Hensley NB, Holmes SD, Cho BC, Salenger R, Alejo D, Fonner CE, Ad N; Maryland Cardiac Surgery Quality Initiative (MCSQI) Collaborative. Unexpected impact of preoperative anemia in low-risk isolated coronary artery bypass grafting or single-valve surgical patients: Do not overlook these patients in anemia management! J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2023 Oct 13:S0022-5223(23)00969-8. Online ahead of print.

Hwang DY, Kim KS, Muehlschlegel S, Wartenberg KE, Rajajee V, Alexander SA, Busl KM, Creutzfeldt CJ, Fontaine GV, Hocker SE, Madzar D, Mahanes D, Mainali S, Sakowitz OW, Varelas PN, Weimar C, Westermaier T, Meixensberger J. Guidelines for neuroprognostication in critically ill adults with intracerebral hemorrhage. Neurocrit Care. 2023 Nov 3. Online ahead of print.

Hwang J, Kalra A, Shou BL, Whitman G, Wilcox C, Brodie D, Zaaqoq AM, Lorusso R, Uchino K, Cho SM. Epidemiology of ischemic stroke and hemorrhagic stroke in venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Crit Care. 2023 Nov 9;27(1):433.

Ilfeld BM, Khatibi B, Maheshwari K, Madison S, Ali Sakr Esa W, Mariano ER, Kent M, Hanling S, Sessler DI, Eisenach JC, Cohen SP, Mascha E, Li S, Turan A; PAINfRE Investigators. Patient-centered results from a multicenter study of continuous peripheral nerve blocks and postamputation phantom and residual limb pain: secondary outcomes from a randomized, clinical trial. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2023 Sep;48(9):471-477.

Kang JK, Darby Z, Bleck TP, Whitman GJR, Kim BS, Cho SM. Post-cardiac arrest care in adult patients after extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Crit Care Med. 2023 Nov 3. Online ahead of print.

Kwatra SG, Kambala A, Cornman H, Reddy SV, Cohen SP. Ketamine Infusions for Treatment-Resistant Neuropathic Pruritus. JAMA Dermatol. 2023 Sep 1;159(9):1011-1012.

Li Y, Cho SM, Avadhani R, Ali H, Hao Y, Murthy SB, Goldstein JN, Xia F, Hu X, Ullman NL, Awad I, Hanley D, Ziai WC. Cerebral small vessel disease modifies outcomes after minimally invasive surgery for intracerebral haemorrhage. Stroke Vasc Neurol. 2023 Nov 10:svn-2023-002463. Online ahead of print.

Mahanes D, Muehlschlegel S, Wartenberg KE, Rajajee V, Alexander SA, Busl KM, Creutzfeldt CJ, Fontaine GV, Hocker SE, Hwang DY, Kim KS, Madzar D, Mainali S, Meixensberger J, Varelas PN, Weimar C, Westermaier T, Sakowitz OW. Guidelines for neuroprognostication in adults with traumatic spinal cord injury. Neurocrit Care. 2023 Nov 13. Online ahead of print.

Noordin NS, Cox CJ, Wilkinson MM, Sivanesan E, Chen Y. Spinal cord stimulation for visceral pain associated with medullary sponge kidney. Pain Manag. 2023 Nov 6. Online ahead of print.

Sherwood D, Yang A, Hunt C, Provenzano D, Kohan L, Hurley RW, Cohen SP, Shah V, McCormick ZL. Treating refractory posterior sacroiliac joint complex pain in the current healthcare ecosystem: a call to action. Pain Med. 2023 Oct 3;24(10):1131-1132.

Sivanesan E, North RB, Russo MA, Levy RM, Linderoth B, Hayek SM, Eldabe S, Lempka SF. A definition of neuromodulation and classification of implantable electrical modulation for chronic pain. Neuromodulation. 2023 Nov 10:S1094-7159(23)00752-3.

Taran S, Stevens RD, Perrot B, McCredie VA, Cinotti R, Asehnoune K, Pelosi P, Robba C; ENIO Study Group, on behalf of the PROtective VENTilation network, the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine, the Colegio Mexicano de Medicina Critica, the Atlanréa group, and the La Société Française d’Anesthésie et de Réanimation (SFAR) research network. Incidence and outcomes of acute respiratory distress syndrome in brain-injured patients receiving invasive ventilation: a secondary analysis of the ENIO study. J Intensive Care Med. 2023 Aug 11:8850666231194532. Online ahead of print.

Van Denakker TA, Haddaway K, Cunningham A, Leonard K, Darwin K, Meeks M, Lawson SM, Vaughtr A, Moliterno A, Frank SM, Tobian A, Crowe E, Bloch E, Rai H. Overcoming challenges in managing a high-risk pregnancy with placenta previa and newly diagnosed Bombay phenotype. Transfus Apher Sci 2023 Oct 11:103832.

Zuidema X, de Galan B, Brouwer B, Cohen SP, Eldabe S, Argoff CE, Huygen F, Van Zundert J. 4. Painful diabetic polyneuropathy. Pain Pract. 2023 Oct 19. Online ahead of print.

Book Chapters

Cohen SP. Pain. In: Goldman L, Cooney K, Bibbins-Domingo K, et al, eds. Cecil Textbook of Medicine, 27th edition. Philadelphia, Elsevier, 2024, 133-41.

Hurley RW, Nelson AM, Benzon HT. Cohen SP. Chronic pain management. In: Cullen BF, Stock CM, Ortega R, Sharar SR, Holt NF, Connor CW, Nathan N, eds. Barash, Cullen and Stoelting Clinical Anesthesia, 9th edition. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2023, 1514-39.


Health Equity

Areias AC, Molinos M, Moulder RG, Janela D, Scheer JK, Bento V, Yanamadala V, Cohen SP, Correia FD, Costa F. The potential of a multimodal digital care program in addressing healthcare inequities in musculoskeletal pain management. NPJ Digit Med. 2023 Oct 10;6(1):188.

O’Conor KJ. Person-centered trauma informed care in practice. In: Med Ed’s horizon: Just, merciful, diverse, and equitable. American Medical Association. 2023.