In 2021, Johns Hopkins ACCM launched the Visiting Professor Exchange to sponsor faculty in delivering and attending virtual lectures across multiple institutions. The program has seen tremendous success. Faculty are encouraged to speak in any scholarly area, including clinical practice, education, research, diversity, safety, and other topics. Speakers are encouraged to develop the lecture with a mentor’s guidance, practice the lecture in advance with peers, and obtain feedback on their slides.

Disseminating scholarly work is essential to advancing medicine. It always will be. By expanding opportunities for faculty to disseminate their work, the Visiting Professor Exchange benefits the audience, the speakers, and institutions as a whole. Our goals are to advance academic anesthesiology, promote career advancement, and shape the field of medicine. Visiting lectureships spark new collaborations, foster opportunities, and advance projects. Speakers gain national recognition for their work, a key piece to promotion, and often receive invitations to speak at additional venues.

If you are interested in participating in the Visiting Professor Exchange or if you can assist with fostering connections with new institutions, email Dr. Jenny Lee (

The Safety of Regional Anesthesia in Children

May 31, 2023 
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Archana Ramesh, MBBS
Yale New Haven Hospital


  • Identify Risks Inherent in Performing Regional Anesthesia in Adults and Children
  • Prepare for Each Risk
  • Manage Complications
  • Describe Ways to Minimize Risks

Dr. Ramesh is a self-proclaimed regional enthusiast at heart. After completing her core fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, she went on to train in Pediatric Regional Anesthesia at Boston Children’s Hospital. She is currently a Faculty physician at Yale where she serves as the Director of Pediatric Regional Anesthesia. Her special interests lie in quality and safety specifically, but not limited to, the realm of regional anesthesia. Her home life is happily consumed by her two adorable toddlers for whom she finds herself trying to improve the future.

Risk Mitigation in the Cardiac Cath Lab: The UVA Experience

Tuesday, May 2, 2023
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Ruchik Sharma, MD 
University of Virginia Medical Center


  • Risk Stratification in Congenital Cath Lab
  • Risk Mitigation in Congenital Cath Lab
  • The CBPQ Database – Anesthesiologist Participation in Databases

After completing her fellowship in 2008 in Boston, Dr Sharma went on to become a Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesiology. She has practiced at a number or renowned institutions including, but not limited to Boston Children’s, UVA Children’s, Sathya Sai Children’s and Narayana Children’s hospitals. When not clinical, she has an interest in research centered around studying adverse events and perioperative mortality, and getting residents peds-ready and peds cards-ready with a focus on simulation education.

Rushi Patel, MD and Avani Richardson, MD
Wednesday, April 12, 2023
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“Mass Casualty Incident: Protocol Overview”

Rushi Patel bio: After growing up in Phoenix, AZ, Dr. Patel completed his undergrad at the University of Arizona in Tucson.  He then went on to complete medical school at The Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University and then a residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin where he is currently finishing a pediatric anesthesiology fellowship.

“Considerations in Delivering Safe Anesthesia in Low Resource Settings”

Avani Richardson bio: Originally from the Chicagoland area, Dr. Richardson completed her undergrad at the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana. She then went on to complete Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University.  Finally, she completed Residency and Fellowship at the Medical college of Wisconsin where she is now Assistant Professor.  Her family decided to make Wisconsin home and has welcomed two little girls with the youngest being born on 3/23/23!

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Anesthesia for Very Low Birth Weight Infants

Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2023

Lydia M. Jorge-Reynolds, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor
Director of Pediatric Transplantation
Director of Pediatric Anesthesia Fellowship Program
University of Miami Division of Pediatric Anesthesiology


  • Discuss differences between LBW, VLVW, ELBW, prematurity
  • Common physiologic characteristics of VLBW patient
  • Anesthetic considerations for frequent surgical interventions in VLBW patients

Lydia Jorge-Reynolds, MD is a graduate of Meharry Medical College. She completed her anesthesiology residency and pediatric anesthesia fellowship at the University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital with a special interest in medical education and pediatric transplantation. She is double board-certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology.

Dr. Jorge-Reynolds joined the Division of Pediatric Anesthesia at the University of Miami as faculty in 2007 in which she served as Associate Director for pediatric anesthesia fellowship program. With over a decade of experience in education and training of anesthesia residents and pediatric anesthesia fellows, she was promoted to Program Director for the Pediatric Anesthesia Fellowship Program at University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital in June of 2017.

Her goals are not only to continue the excellent didactic and clinical training in a diverse, inclusive, collegial environment, but to also increase collaboration with other fellowship programs. Working at one of the largest pediatric transplant centers in the southeastern United States, Dr. Jorge-Reynolds developed a special interest in the perioperative management and care of one the pediatric solid organ transplant recipient. She has helped develop transplant protocols and improve notification system with the goals to minimize cold ischemic times and reduce graft failure. Her contributions to this specialty were recognized by the Miami Transplant Institute and she was promoted to the first ever position of Director of Pediatric Transplant in 2020.

As an active FSA member, she serves as a District 5 Director for the Florida Society of Anesthesiology and advocate for physician led team practices.


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Evolution of Pain Services and Management in ERAS

Nicholas Schott, MD

Monday, Dec. 12, 2022


  • Review Current Pain Service ERAS Protocols at Magee Women’s Hospital
  • Discuss intrathecal opioid dosing and mechanism of action
  • Discuss new and future plans for ERAS including same day surgery
  • Review recent in-house studies on ERAS protocols
  • Open Laparotomies
  • Bariatrics Surgery

Dr Schott holds many titles including, but not limited to Program Director for Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine Fellowship, Site Director for Magee Women’s Hospital of UPMC Acute Interventional and Perioperative Pain Service, and Chairperson for Magee Women’s Hospital Pain Committee. He is also an Assistant Professor for UPMC Department of Anesthesiology Education and Training. Dr Schott completed his undergraduate in Biomedical Sciences with a minor in Biochemical Pharmacology and Toxicology in 2008 at State University of New York at Buffalo and went on to obtain his MD at State University of New York Upstate Medical University with his residency and fellowship training at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, PA. He is a member of numerous professional and scientific societies and collaborated on dozens of peer reviewed publications and conference presentations.

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Inhaled Anesthetics: Making a Greener, More Cost Efficient Machine

Jason Bryant, MD
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Columbus, Ohio

Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022


  • Learners will understand the environmental impact of anesthetic gases
  • Learners will evaluate their current practice with inhaled anesthetics
  • Learners will be able to calculate their environmental and cost impact
    of inhaled anesthetics
  • Learners will be able to institute changes and understand the impact of
    those changes

As a member of the Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) Faculty Development Committee, Dr. Bryant serves in development of tools to help their practitioners become better teachers and mentors while assisting those same practitioners in insuring that they reach their required number of training hours. In addition to this, Dr. Bryant serves as the Medical Director of the Dental Surgery Center and NCH which houses three operating theatres used for patients requiring general anesthesia for dental procedures. As a recent graduate of Ohio University with an MBA with a healthcare emphasis, Dr. Bryant has a strong passion for teaching while using different strategies including, but not limited to simulation. Not only is he a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologist Grassroot Network and contributes to the American Society of Anesthesiologist Political Action Fund, Dr. Bryant is involved with the founding of a non-profit LLC to assist children with cancer in obtaining wheelchairs at no cost. As if he hasn’t accomplished so much already, Dr. Bryant is listed as the first author on five out of 12 research papers and has written two book chapters.

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“Please Don’t Tell My Parents!” The Medicolegal Challenges with Adolescent Confidentiality

Marian Murphy, DO 
University of Vermont
Pediatric Anesthesiology
Friday, October 15, 2021


  • Discuss the role of pregnancy testing prior to anesthesia and surgery and the ethical considerations of testing in the
    adolescent population.
  • Recognize the differences between a mature minor and emancipated minor.
  • Understand the medical, legal, and ethical obligations of confidentiality and its role in our adolescent patient population.
    Identify the limits of confidentiality and when disclosure of information to parents is appropriate.

Marian Murphy, DO
Marian Murphy grew up in the California Bay Area. She completed her undergraduate training at Chaminade University of Honolulu where she played division II basketball and graduated suma cum laude with a BA in Biology. She then went on to medical school at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in California and was valedictorian of her medical school class. She completed her medicine internship at Highland Hospital in Oakland, CA and then her anesthesia training at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital in Nashville, TN is where she finished her pediatric anesthesiology fellowship training before moving to Burlington, VT and joining the anesthesiology department at the University of Vermont Medical Center. Her anesthesia interests include pediatric regional anesthesia, infant spinal anesthesia, delivering anesthesia in limited resource settings, and resident teaching and board preparation. In her spare time, Marian enjoys golfing with her husband, traveling, hiking, fly fishing, and cuddling on the couch with her cat Ferguson and chocolate lab Sage.

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