Division Details

Division Data Summary

Research and Training Details

Number of Faculty51
Number of Joint Appointment Faculty2
Number of Research Fellows7
Number of Research Students5
Number of Support Personnel16
Direct Annual Grant Support$750,220
Direct Annual Industry Support$20,790
Peer Reviewed Publications54

Clinical Activities and Training

Number of Clinical Staff117
Number of Clinical Fellows13
Number of Clinical Students143
Number of Other Students42
Inpatient Encounters22,334
Outpatient Encounters35,239

Division Photo


Row 1: D Moore, A Costandi, K Goldschneider, J Gunter, T Striker, B Hugus, V Chidambaran, V Olbrecht, P Ngamprasertwong, R Koll, J Mavi

Row 2: M Sikora, D Buck, B Das, M Sjoblom, J Lam, R Kreeger, S Danzer, C Lee, A Loepke, V Busso

Row 3: D Gordon, C Hoffman, J Miller, D Kurth, S Sadhasivam, J Spaeth, M Mahmoud, P Samuels, R Subramanyam

Significant Accomplishments

Significant Accomplishments

EPIC Conversion Goes Smoothly During High-Volume Year

Our Department spent much of the year preparing to convert from one electronic anesthesia information system (Centricity) which it has used for eight years to another, EPIC, to integrate with the hospital on an enterprise-wide system. Joseph Previte MD, Beth Townsend, Jeff Werner, Vicki Bitter, Tom Ludwig, and Chad Garrett led the implementation process. The go-live went very smoothly. During the preparation for go-live, the department set volume records for general and regional anesthetics, consultations in pain management and palliative care, and clinical productivity. These efforts allowed us to reach our strategic plan goal for faculty productivity one year early.

More Than 120 Papers and Presentations, 13 New Grants

Our Department continued to be recognized nationally as a leader in pediatric anesthesia research and education. Our faculty members delivered 70 lectures nationally and internationally; authored 70 research papers, review articles and book chapters; presented 57 research abstracts at national and international meetings; and were awarded 13 extramural research grants. Steve Danzer, PhD, Mike Jankowski, PhD, Andreas Loepke, MD, PhD, Mohamed Mahmoud, MD, Dave Richards, PhD, Senthil Sadhasivam, MD, and Anna Varughese, MD, MPH, led the research efforts. The Society for Pediatric Anesthesia awarded Raj Subramanyam, MD, and Vanessa Olbrecht, MD, first prizes for resident and faculty research, respectively, for their studies on mortality after tonsillectomy and morphine pharmacogenetics.

Strong Year for Fellowship Recruitment

Fellowship directors Paul Samuels, MD, and Smokey Clay, MD, recruited 12 outstanding fellows into the core fellowship program. Meanwhile, Norb Weidner, MD, Alex Szabova, MD, Anna Varughese, MD, MPH, John McAuliffe, MD, DABNM, Paul Samuels, MD and Lori Aronson, MD recruited fellows into the palliative care, pain medicine, quality and safety, neurophysiological monitoring, education, and cardiac anesthesia advanced fellowship programs.

Faculty Members Play National Leadership Roles

Several of our faculty members hold significant national leadership positions. John McAuliffe, MD, DABNM, was elected president of the Society of Neurophysiological Monitoring. Anne Boat, MD, was appointed Patient Experience Officer at Cincinnati Children’s. Dean Kurth, MD, serves on the boards for the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia and the journal Pediatric Anesthesia and is president of the Pediatric Anesthesia Leadership Council. Paul Samuels, MD, and Lori Aronson, MD, lead board exam review courses for the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia and American Physician Company.

Significant Publications

Hofacer, R. D., Deng M., Ward C. G., Joseph B., Hughes E. A., Jiang C., Danzer S. C., LoepkeA. W. Cell age-specific vulnerability of neurons to anesthetic toxicity. Ann Neurol. 2013. 73(6): 695-704.

Inhaled anesthetics have been found in numerous studies to cause widespread neuronal cell death in neonatal animals, leading to concerns that these findings could apply to children undergoing anesthesia and sedation. However, it remained unclear why certain neurons die while immediately adjacent neurons are seemingly unaffected and why the immature brain is exquisitely vulnerable, while the mature brain seems resistant.  

Our study demonstrated, for the first time, that neurodegeneration induced by inhaled anesthetics is not limited by the age of the organism, as neuronal cell death was observed in adult animals in brain regions exhibiting continued neuronal cell birth throughout adulthood, such as dentate gyrus. Furthermore, we illustrated in dentate granule cells that anesthetic vulnerability specifically targets very young neurons under three weeks of age, suggesting that anesthetics may exert their toxicity by interfering with normal neuronal maturation. 

Hester, M. S., Danzer S.C.Accumulation of abnormal adult-generated hippocampal granule cells predicts seizure frequency and severity. J Neurosci. 2013. 33(21): 8926-8936. 
The publication provides evidence that abnormal granule cells contribute to temporal lobe epilepsy. The more abnormal granule cells an animal has, the more seizures it has.  The publication also provides correlative evidence that abnormal granule cells contribute to epilepsy severity.
Ngamprasertwong, P., Michelfelder E. C., Arbabi S., Choi Y. S., Statile C., Ding L., Boat A., Eghtesady P., Holland K., Sadhasivam S. Anesthetic techniques for fetal surgery: effects of maternal anesthesia on intraoperative fetal outcomes in a sheep model. Anesthesiology.  2013. 118(4): 796-808. 
There are not many areas where it is demonstrated that “anesthetic technique” makes a difference in the outcome. Current anesthetic management of open fetal surgery is the use of high dose volatile anesthetic agents in order to achieve profound uterine relaxation. By using fetal-maternal sheep model, we demonstrated the potential benefit of alternative anesthetic technique. We found that high-dose desflurane anesthesia resulted in more hypotension in the mother, reduced uterine blood flow, and fetal acidosis than using lower dose desflurane supplemented with intravenous infusion of propofol and remifentanil. 
Diepstraten, J., Chidambaran V, Sadhasivam S, Esslinger H.R, Cox S. L., Inge T.H., Knibbe  C.A., Vinks A.A.. Propofol clearance in morbidly obese children and adolescents: influence of age and body sizeClin Pharmacokinet. 2012. 51(8): 543-551. 
Propofol is a commonly used highly lipophilic anesthetic, which poses dosing dilemmas in obese children, a population in which propofol pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics (PK/PD) have never been studied before. A prospective PK/PD study was performed in 20 morbidly obese adolescents undergoing bariatric surgery to describe the effect of increased fat on the pharmacokinetics of propofol. Integration of propofol effects on anesthetic depth will provide a basis for optimal individualized dosing guidelines in this population. 
Moore, D. L., Ding L., Sadhasivam S. Novel real-time feedback and integrated simulation model for teaching and evaluating ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia skills in pediatric anesthesia trainees. Paediatr Anaesth. 2012. 22(9): 847-853. 

Ultrasound training primarily occurs in patient care settings. Typically, residents, fellows and anesthesiologists acquire imaging and interpretation skills and learn to perform an UGRA simultaneously. Rarely, they are provided the means to practice image interpretation and they often do not receive real-time feedback about the proper use of the image to do UGRA, especially in children. 

We implemented a training program while assessing UGRA technical and cognitive skills early, mid, and late in the fellows’ year, and found over the course of the academic year, trainees in pediatric anesthesia had significant improvement of their UGRA related technical and cognitive skills with the use of an inexpensive integrated teaching program using cognitive skill assessment, real-time simulation and feedback. 

Division Publications

Anesthesiology Publications

  1. Castro OW, Santos VR, Pun RY, McKlveen JM, Batie M, Holland KD, Gardner M, Garcia-Cairasco N, Herman JP, Danzer SC. Impact of corticosterone treatment on spontaneous seizure frequency and epileptiform activity in mice with chronic epilepsy. PLoS One. 2012; 7:e46044.
  2. Chidambaran V, Mahmoud M, Sadhasivam S. Risk for peroneal nerve injury after femur osteosarcoma resection: is regional analgesia safe?. J Clin Anesth. 2013; 25:76-8.
  3. Chidambaran V, Rosing J, Soler X, Sadhasivam S. Muscle trauma from tourniquet (mis)use. Anesthesiology. 2012; 117:179.
  4. Chidambaran V, Sadhasivam S. Pediatric acute and surgical pain management: recent advances and future perspectives. Int Anesthesiol Clin. 2012; 50:66-82.
  5. Chidambaran V, Sadhasivam S, Diepstraten J, Esslinger H, Cox S, Schnell BM, Samuels P, Inge T, Vinks AA, Knibbe CA. Evaluation of propofol anesthesia in morbidly obese children and adolescents. BMC Anesthesiol. 2013; 13:8.
  6. Cohen M, Sadhasivam S, Vinks AA. Pharmacogenetics in perioperative medicine. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2012; 25:419-27.
  7. Cook-Sather SD, Viola L, Zur KB, Rubin BY. Case scenario: perioperative administration of tocotrienols and green tea extract in a child with familial dysautonomia. Anesthesiology. 2012; 117:639-45.
  8. Diepstraten J, Chidambaran V, Sadhasivam S, Esslinger HR, Cox SL, Inge TH, Knibbe CA, Vinks AA. Propofol clearance in morbidly obese children and adolescents: influence of age and body size. Clin Pharmacokinet. 2012; 51:543-51.
  9. Dingeman RS, Barus LM, Chung HK, Clendenin DJ, Lee CS, Tracy S, Johnson VM, Dennett KV, Zurakowski D, Chen C. Ultrasonography-Guided Bilateral Rectus Sheath Block vs Local Anesthetic Infiltration After Pediatric Umbilical Hernia Repair: A Prospective Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Surg. 2013; :1-7.
  10. Flint H, Weidner N. Crossing the chasm: understanding modern practice and application of pediatric palliative care. Int Anesthesiol Clin. 2012; 50:96-108.
  11. Francis L, Mohamed M, Patino M, McAuliffe J. Intraoperative neuromonitoring in pediatric surgery. Int Anesthesiol Clin. 2012; 50:130-43.
  12. Goldschneider KR. Complex regional pain syndrome in children: asking the right questions. Pain Res Manag. 2012; 17:386-90.
  13. Hester MS, Danzer SC. Accumulation of abnormal adult-generated hippocampal granule cells predicts seizure frequency and severity. J Neurosci. 2013; 33:8926-36.
  14. Hofacer RD, Deng M, Ward CG, Joseph B, Hughes EA, Jiang C, Danzer SC, Loepke AW. Cell age-specific vulnerability of neurons to anesthetic toxicity. Ann Neurol. 2013; 73:695-704.
  15. Istaphanous GK, Ward CG, Nan X, Hughes EA, McCann JC, McAuliffe JJ, Danzer SC, Loepke AW. Characterization and quantification of isoflurane-induced developmental apoptotic cell death in mouse cerebral cortex. Anesth Analg. 2013; 116:845-54.
  16. Jankowski MP, Rau KK, Ekmann KM, Anderson CE, Koerber HR. Comprehensive phenotyping of group III and IV muscle afferents in mouse. J Neurophysiol. 2013; 109:2374-81.
  17. Jankowski MP, Soneji DJ, Ekmann KM, Anderson CE, Koerber HR. Dynamic changes in heat transducing channel TRPV1 expression regulate mechanically insensitive, heat sensitive C-fiber recruitment after axotomy and regeneration. J Neurosci. 2012; 32:17869-73.
  18. Kraemer W, Quint J, Rose J. Pediatric Pain Assessment. In: RS Litman, ed. Basics of Pediatric Anesthesia. Philadelphia: Ronald S. Litman Publishing; 2013:365-369.
  19. Kraemer W, Rose J. Acute Pain Management in Children. In: RS Litman, ed. Basics of Pediatric Anesthesia. Philadelphia: Ronald S. Litman Publishing; 2013:390-396.
  20. Kraemer W, Rose J. Local Anesthetics & Adjuvant Analgesics. In: RS Litman, ed. Basics of Pediatric Anesthesia. Philadelphia: Ronald S. Litman Publishing; 2013:381-389.
  21. Kraemer W, Rose J, Logan D. Analgesic Medications. In: RS Litman, ed. Basics of Pediatric Anesthesia. Philadelphia: Ronald S. Litman Publishing; 2013:370-380.
  22. Kraemer W, Rose J, Logan D. Chronic Pain. In: RS Litman, ed. Basics of Pediatric Anesthesia. Philadelphia: Ronald S. Litman Publishing; 2013:397-402.
  23. Kreeger RN, Ramamoorthy C, Nicolson SC, Ames WA, Hirsch R, Peng LF, Glatz AC, Hill KD, Hoffman J, Tomasson J, Kurth CD. Evaluation of pediatric near-infrared cerebral oximeter for cardiac disease. Ann Thorac Surg. 2012; 94:1527-33.
  24. Kurth CD. Preface--current issues and controversies in pediatric anesthesiology. Int Anesthesiol Clin. 2012; 50:xi-xii.
  25. Lin EP, Lam JE, Aronson LA. Can we improve the outcomes of pediatric congenital heart disease survivors?. Int Anesthesiol Clin. 2012; 50:13-25.
  26. Loepke AW. Single surgical procedure with general anaesthesia early in life is associated with subsequent impaired language development and cognitive function. Evid Based Med. 2012; 18:e39.
  27. Loepke AW, Davidson AJ. Surgery, Anesthesia, and the Immature Brain. In: CJ Cote, J Lerman, B Anderson, BJ Anderson, eds. A Practice of Anesthesia for Infants and Children: Expert Consult-Online and Print. Philadelphia: Elsevier Health Sciences; 2013:492-509.
  28. Lykissas M, Crawford A, Chan G, Aronson L, Al-Sayyad M. The effect of tranexamic acid in blood loss and transfusion volume in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis surgery: a single-surgeon experience. Journal of Children's Orthopaedics. 2013; 7:245-249.
  29. Mahmoud M, Jones B, Podberesky DJ. Teamwork among pediatric anesthesia and radiology providers at a large tertiary-care children's hospital: past, present and future. Pediatr Radiol. 2013; 43:460-3.
  30. Meyer MJ, Krane EJ, Goldschneider KR, Klein NJ. Case report: neurological complications associated with epidural analgesia in children: a report of 4 cases of ambiguous etiologies. Anesth Analg. 2012; 115:1365-70.
  31. Mintz CD, Wagner M, Loepke AW. Preclinical research into the effects of anesthetics on the developing brain: promises and pitfalls. J Neurosurg Anesthesiol. 2012; 24:362-7.
  32. Moore DL, Ding L, Sadhasivam S. Novel real-time feedback and integrated simulation model for teaching and evaluating ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia skills in pediatric anesthesia trainees. Paediatr Anaesth. 2012; 22:847-53.
  33. Ngamprasertwong P, Michelfelder EC, Arbabi S, Choi YS, Statile C, Ding L, Boat A, Eghtesady P, Holland K, Sadhasivam S. Anesthetic techniques for fetal surgery: effects of maternal anesthesia on intraoperative fetal outcomes in a sheep model. Anesthesiology. 2013; 118:796-808.
  34. Ngamprasertwong P, Vinks AA, Boat A. Update in fetal anesthesia for the ex utero intrapartum treatment (EXIT) procedure. Int Anesthesiol Clin. 2012; 50:26-40.
  35. Patino M, McAuliffe J, Francis L, Mohamed M. Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome: anesthetic concerns. Int Anesthesiol Clin. 2012; 50:41-53.
  36. Patino M, Samuels P, Mahmoud M. Pediatric sedation outside the operating room. Int Anesthesiol Clin. 2013; 51:127-46.
  37. Pocock G, Richards CD, Richards DA. Human Physiology. Oxford; New York; Oxford University Press.
  38. Pratap JN, Varughese AM, Adler E, Kurth CD. Getting started with the model for improvement: psychology and leadership in quality improvement. Br J Hosp Med (Lond). 2013; 74:104-8.
  39. Pratap JN, Varughese AM, Adler E, Kurth CD. Getting started with the model for improvement: the model in practice. Br J Hosp Med (Lond). 2013; 74:42-6.
  40. Pratap JN, Varughese AM, Kurth CD, Adler E. Getting started with the model for improvement: introduction and understanding variation. Br J Hosp Med (Lond). 2012; 73:701-5.
  41. Pun RY, Rolle IJ, Lasarge CL, Hosford BE, Rosen JM, Uhl JD, Schmeltzer SN, Faulkner C, Bronson SL, Murphy BL, Richards DA, Holland KD, Danzer SC. Excessive activation of mTOR in postnatally generated granule cells is sufficient to cause epilepsy. Neuron. 2012; 75:1022-34.
  42. Rescorla L, Ivanova MY, Achenbach TM, Begovac I, Chahed M, Drugli MB, Emerich DR, Fung DS, Haider M, Hansson K, Hewitt N, Jaimes S, Larsson B, Maggiolini A, Markovic J, Mitrovic D, Moreira P, Oliveira JT, Olsson M, Ooi YP, Petot D, Pisa C, Pomalima R, da Rocha MM, Rudan V, Sekulic S, Shahini M, de Mattos Silvares EF, Szirovicza L, Valverde J, Vera LA, Villa MC, Viola L, Woo BS, Zhang EY. International epidemiology of child and adolescent psychopathology ii: integration and applications of dimensional findings from 44 societies. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2012; 51:1273-1283 e8.
  43. Sadhasivam S, Chidambaran V. Pharmacogenomics of opioids and perioperative pain management. Pharmacogenomics. 2012; 13:1719-40.
  44. Sadhasivam S, Krekels EH, Chidambaran V, Esslinger HR, Ngamprasertwong P, Zhang K, Fukuda T, Vinks AA. Morphine clearance in children: does race or genetics matter?. J Opioid Manag. 2012; 8:217-26.
  45. Sadhasivam S, Myer CM, 3rd. Preventing opioid-related deaths in children undergoing surgery. Pain Med. 2012; 13:982-3; author reply 984.
  46. Samol NB, Furstein JS, Moore DL. Regional anesthesia and pain management for the pediatric patient. Int Anesthesiol Clin. 2012; 50:83-95.
  47. Shankar RK, Rutter MJ, Chernausek SD, Samuels PJ, Mo JQ, Rutter MM. Medullary thyroid cancer in a 9-week-old infant with familial MEN 2B: Implications for timing of prophylactic thyroidectomy. Int J Pediatr Endocrinol. 2012; 2012:25.
  48. Soler X, Myo Bui CC, Aronson LA, Saied AS. Current issues in pediatric liver transplantation. Int Anesthesiol Clin. 2012; 50:54-65.
  49. Sousa F, Viola L, Ferreira L, Trevisan G, Cunha D, Alves J, Simoes R. An ecosystem of products and systems for ambient intelligence - the AAL4ALL users perspective. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2012; 177:263-71.
  50. Subramanyam R, Varughese A, Willging JP, Sadhasivam S. Future of pediatric tonsillectomy and perioperative outcomes. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2013; 77:194-9.
  51. Szabova A, Goldschneider K, Rose J. Special considerations and recommendations for interventions for pediatric chronic pain. Int Anesthesiol Clin. 2012; 50:120-9.
  52. Szabova A, Rose J, Goldschneider K. A guide to diagnoses, indications, and contraindications for interventions in pediatric chronic pain. Int Anesthesiol Clin. 2012; 50:109-19.
  53. Viola L, Clay S, Samuels P. Education in pediatric anesthesiology: competency, innovation, and professionalism in the 21st century. Int Anesthesiol Clin. 2012; 50:1-12.
  54. Wang J, Richards DA. Segregation of PIP2 and PIP3 into distinct nanoscale regions within the plasma membrane. Biol Open. 2012; 1:857-62.

Faculty, Staff, and Trainees

Faculty Members

C. Dean Kurth, MD, Professor
Leadership Anesthesiologist-in-Chief and Chair, Department of Anesthesia
Elena Adler, MD, Associate Professor
Leadership Medical Director, Anesthesia Supply Chain, Division of Anesthesia
Nancy Andersen, MD, Associate Professor
Lori Aronson, MD, Associate Professor
Anne Boat, MD, Associate Professor
Leadership Director, Fetal Surgery Team, Division of Anesthesia, Patient Family Experience Officer
Veronica Busso, MD, Assistant Professor
Vidya Chidambaran, MD, Assistant Professor
Smokey Clay, MD, Assistant Professor
Andrew Costandi, MD, Assistant Professor
Steve Danzer, PhD, Associate Professor
Hilary Flint, DO, Assistant Professor
Lisa Francis, DO, Assistant Professor
Kenneth Goldschneider, MD, Associate Professor
Leadership Director, Medical Pain Service and Chronic Pain Clinic, Division of Pain Management
Diane Gordon, MD, Assistant Professor
Joel Gunter, MD, Professor
Nancy Hagerman, MD, Assistant Professor
Leadership Co-Medical Director, Same Day Surgery and Pre-Anesthesia Consultation Clinic, Division of Anesthesia
Elizabeth Hein, MD, Associate Professor
Michael Jankowski, PhD, Assistant Professor
Thomas Kabalin, MD, Associate Professor
Michael "Jack" Kibelbek, MD, Associate Professor
Rachael Koll, MD, Assistant Professor
Renee Kreeger, MD, Assistant Professor
Jennifer Lam, DO, Assistant Professor
Christopher Lee, MD, Assistant Professor
Ik Lee, MD, Associate Professor
Leadership Director, Division of Anesthesia
Erica Lin, MD, Assistant Professor
Andreas Loepke, MD, PhD, Associate Professor
Mohamed Mahmoud, MD, Associate Professor
Leadership Director, Anesthesia Imaging
John McAuliffe, MD, MBA, Professor
Leadership Director, Research; Interim Director, Division of Neurobiology
Mark Meyer, MD, Associate Professor
Leadership Director, Procedure Management, Division of Pain Management
David Moore, MD, Associate Professor
Leadership Clinical Coordinator, Anesthesia Fellow Pain Management Education, Division of Pain Management
Jacquelyn Morillo-Delerme, MD, Associate Professor
Leadership Director of Anesthesia at the Liberty Campus, Division of Anesthesia
Pornswan Ngamprasertwong, MD, Assistant Professor
Vanessa Olbrecht, MD, Assistant Professor
Mario Patino, MD, Assistant Professor
Jayant "Nick" Pratap, MD, Assistant Professor
Joseph Previte, MD, FAAP, Associate Professor
Leadership Director, Information Technology Services, Division of Anesthesia
David Richards, PhD, Assistant Professor
John Rose, MD, Professor
Senthilkumar Sadhasivam, MD, MPH, Associate Professor
Leadership Director, Perioperative Pain Management, Division of Pain Management
Nancy Samol, MD, Assistant Professor
Paul Samuels, MD, Associate Professor
Leadership Director, Education, Division of Anesthesia
Ximena Soler, MD, Assistant Professor
Leadership Director, Liver Transplant Surgery Team, Division of Anesthesia
James Spaeth, MD, Associate Professor
Leadership Associate Director, Department of Anesthesia; Director, Cardiac Anesthesia Team, Division of Anesthesia
Theodore Striker, MD, Professor
Alexandra Szabova, MD, Assistant Professor
Anna Varughese, MD, MPH, Associate Professor
Leadership Associate Director, Department of Anesthesia; Director, Quality, Department of Anesthesia; Co-Medical Director, Same Day Surgery and Pre-Anesthesia Consultation Clinic, Division of Anesthesia; Associate Director, Perioperative Services
Luigi Viola, MD, Assistant Professor
Norbert Weidner, MD, Associate Professor
Leadership Director, Palliative Care and Comfort Team, Division of Pain Management
Eric Wittkugel, MD, Associate Professor
Junzheng Wu, MD, Associate Professor

Joint Appointment Faculty Members

Susmita Kashikar-Zuck, PhD, Associate Professor (Behavioral Medicine & Clinical Psychology)
Anne Lynch-Jordan, PhD, Assistant Professor (Behavioral Medicine & Clinical Psychology)

Clinical Staff Members

  • Clifford Hoffmann, MD, Staff Anesthesiologist
  • Normidaris Jimenez, MD, Staff Anesthesiologist
  • William Worden, MD, Staff Anesthesiologist


  • Graciela Argote-Romero, MD, PGY-V, Weill-Cornell University
  • Michael Baker, MD, PGY-V, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education
  • Kathleen Barrett, MD, PGY-V, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • David Buck, MD, PGY-V, Tufts Medical Center
  • Rebecca Harrison-Laurich, MD, PGY-V, Scott and White Hospital
  • Janelle Jambrosic, MD, PGY-V, University of Arizona Department of Anesthesiology
  • Jagroop (Rupi) Mavi, MD, PGY-V, Loyola University Medical Center
  • Matthew Mitchell, MD, PGY-V, South Point Hospital Cleveland Clinic Health System
  • Allyson Morman, MD, PGY-V, University of Virginia Department of Anesthesiology
  • Joanna Rosing, MD, PGY-V, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology
  • Michael Sikora, MD , PGY-V, University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center
  • Matthew Sjoblom, MD, PGY-V, BCM Anesthesiology
  • Rajeev Subramanyan, MD, PGY-X, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada

Division Collaboration

Department of Radiology; Pulmonary Medicine » Blaise Jones,MD , Alan Brody, MD , Raouf Amin, MD, Mohamed Mahmoud, MD,, and Mario Patino, MD
Investigative airway dynamics in healthy and obstructive sleep apnea with anesthesia and sedation.
Neurology; Orthopedics » Douglas Rose, MD, Hansel Greiner, MD, Peter Sturm, MD, and John McAuliffe, MD
Investigate anesthetics in neurophysiological signals during surgery.
Emergency Department; Critical Care » Benjamin Kerrey, MD, Kenneth Tegtmeyer, MD, Joseph Luria, MD, Riad Lufti, MD, and Paul Samuels, MD
Investigate learning and competency of intubation skills
Developmental Biology; Neurology » Katherine Holland, MD, Michael Williams, MD, Chris Vorhees, MD, Steve Danzer, PhD, David Richards, PhD, and Mike Jankowski, PhD

Investigate mechanisms of autism and epilepsy

Investigate Neurotransmission

Investigate Chronic Pain

Behavioral Medicine ; Clinical Psychology » Anne Lynch-Jordan, MD, Susmita Kashikar-Zuck, MD, and Kenneth Goldschneider, MD
Investigate chronic pain in children
Clinical Pharmacology; Center for Autoimmune Genomics and Etiology; Orthopedics; Human Genetics; Otolaryngology » Sander Vinks, PhD, John Harley, MD, Paul Willging, MD, Peter Sturm, MD, Keijan Zhang, MD, Senthilkumar Sadhasivam, MD, and Vidya Chidambaran, MD
Investigate pharmacogenetics of anesthetics and analgesics
Otolaryngology » Paul WIllging, MD, Anna Varughese, MD, and Nancy Hagerman, MD
Investigate pre-operative factors on postoperative outcomes
Heart Institute » Peter Manning, MD , David Morales, MD, and Jayant (Nick) Pratap, MD
Investigate cerebral oxygenation during congenital heart disease
Heart Institute » Thomas Kimball, MD, Foong - Yen Lim, MD, and Pornswan Ngamprasertwong, MD

Grants, Contracts, and Industry Agreements

Anesthesiology Grants

Grant and Contract AwardsAnnual Direct

Chidambaran, V

Opioid Safety in Children: Evaluation of Continuous Capnography Monitoring and Prediction of Susceptibility to Respiratory Depression

Danzer, S

Contributions of Aberrant Granule Cells Integration to the Development of Epilepsy
R01 NS 06280608/05/09-07/31/14$214,375
Selective Disruption of Hippocampal Dentate Granule Cells in Autism: Impact of PT
R01 NS 06502005/01/09-04/30/14$264,045

Jankowski, M

Molecular Mechanisms of Musculoskeletal Pain After Ischemic Tissue Injury

Pratap, J

Randomized Trial of Near-Infrared Spectroscopy to Guide Intraoperative and Intensive Care Management During Children's Heart Surgery

Sadhasivam, S

Personalizing Perioperative Pain Management in Children: A Multicenter Pharmacogenetic Study

Subramanyam, R

Factors Predictive of Adverse Outcomes in Children Undergoing Tonsillectomy
Current Year Direct$750,220
Industry Contracts


Current Year Direct Receipts$20,790