Scholarly Activity

scholarly activityThe department considers academic investigation an important part of education and encourages resident participation in clinical research and scientific presentations. The anesthesiology department employs a full-time research coordinator, Janelle Richard to facilitate research projects on many levels including literature searches and navigating the IRB approval process.

  • All residents are required to complete quality improvement project during their residency. 
  • All PGY1 residents participate in a Patient Safety week
  • All residents participate in a Research Course offered by Maine Medical Center.
  • Senior residents are scheduled to present at Grand Rounds towards the end of their CA3 year. 
  • All residents are responsible for a keyword presentation to be held during didactic sessions throughout the year.

Residents have time during their didactic day to work on projects.
Our residents receive the support to take part in scholarly activity that includes everything from research, national presentations, chapter writing, quality improvement projects, and Grand Rounds presentations.

Recent Activity From Our Department

2017

Resident ASA Presentations 2017

Anne Hicks, MD

"Aspiration on Induction of Anesthesia for Emergent Cesarean Section and the Intraoperative Use of Inhaled Nitric Oxide to Improve Oxygenation"

Aamir Rai, MD

"Airway Management in Patients with Airway Tumor"

Walter Blackburn, DO

"Repeat Uterine Rupture in a 21yo Female with No Prenatal Care"

Janie Nguyen, DO

"Rescue Veno-Venous ECMO for Severe Hypercapnic Respiratory Acidosis in a Burn Patient with Grade 4 Inhalation Injury"

Jentry Lloyd, DO

"Evolving Hypoxemia and Deployment of an Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump Leading to Diagnosis of Ruptured Papillary Muscle"

Adam O'Brien, DO

"Anesthetic Considerations in Spinal Stabilization for Severe Thoracic Kyphosis in a Case of Pott's Disease"

Neal Oberg, DO

"Thoracic Epidural Placement 23 Hours After A Patient's Last Dose of Fondaparinux"

Questions regarding current research projects may be directed to the department.

Poltak/Connors- Through the end of 2016 MMC was a contributing site to the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Adult Cardiac Surgery Anesthesia database.

Lloyd- Developed ICU tube feeding protocol for patients progressing to OR.

Presentations & Posters

Lloyd/Connors- American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA, 4/6-4/8/2017.

A Pain in the Neck or a Bloody Mess? A Case Series of Anticoagulated Patients Receiving Stellate Ganglion Blocks. 

Nguyen/Poltak- Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists, Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL, 4/21-4/26/2017.

Acute Migration of a Perceval Sutureless Aortic Valve Following Separation from Cardiopulmonary Bypass During CABG/AVR

Amoakohene/Hicks/Christie- University of Massachusetts Medical School, 11th Annual New England Anesthesia Resident Conference. Worcester, MA, 3/18/2017.

Urgent Awake Fiberoptic Intubation

Garcia- American Society of Anesthesiologists, Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL, 10/21-10/26/2016.

Anesthetic Management of Emergency Transsphenoidal Hypophysectomy for Pituitary Apoplexy and Acute Blindness

Brown- American Society of Anesthesiologists, Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL, 10/21-10/26/2016.

Successful Aortic Valve Replacement in a 26 Week Parturient With Endocarditits

Nguyen- American Society of Anesthesiologists, Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL, 10/21-10/26/2016.

Aortic Endarterectomy: A Rare Surgical Procedure With Important Anesthetic Considerations

Ober- American Society of Anesthesiologists, Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL, 10/21-10/26/2016.

Management of Foreign Body Aspiration and Difficult Airway in a Two-Year-Old Patient, Ultimately Requiring Surgical Cricothyrotomy

Management of Long-Standing Paroxysmal Autonomic Instability With Dystonia (PAID) Following TBI

Connors- Maine Medical Center Research Retreat, 5/3/2017.

Feasibility of Perioperative Stellate Ganglion Blocks in Cardiac Surgery
Christopher W. Connors, M.D., Craig S. Curry, M.D., Justin M. Poltak, M.D., Scott A. Buchanan, M.D., Robert S. Kramer, M.D.

Use of Continuous Oxygen Delivery Determination during Cardiopulmonary Bypass to Guide Timing of Red Blood Cell Transfusions in Cardiac Surgery: Progress Report on a Pilot Study
Robert Kramer MD, Robert Groom MS, CCP, Michael Robich MD, Christopher Connors MD, Monica Palmeri MHS, Leif Oxburgh DVM, PhD, Reed Quinn MD

Connors- Invited Speaker, Tufts Medical School, Grand Rounds for the Departments of Cardiac Surgery, Anesthesiology, and Electrophysiology. Boston, MA, 2/13/2017.

Stellate Ganglion Blockade for the Prevention of Post-Operative Atrial Fibrillation

Christie/Flowerdew/Darby/Johnson- Association for Hospital Medical Education, AHME Institute. New Orleans, LA, 5/10-5/12-2017.

Creating an Effective Clinical Competency Committee

Christie/Flowerdew/Johnson- Association for Hospital Medical Education, AHME Institute. New Orleans, LA, 5/10-5/12-2017.

Academic Days in Anesthesia Resident Education

Mountjoy- Maine Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses. Augusta, ME, 4/1/2017.

Advances in Regional Anesthesia

Darby- International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare Perioperative Special Interest Group. Orlando, FL, 2/1/2017.

Overcome Obstacles in Interprofessional Education (IPE) In-situ Training
(workshop panel member)

Meserve- Congenital Cardiac Anesthesia Society, Annual Meeting. Austin, TX, 3/2/2017.

Sedative and analgesic drug sequestration in modern ECMO circuits: pilot data.

Meserve- Society for Pediatric Anesthesiology, Annual Meeting. Austin, TX, 3/3-3/5/2017.

Sedative and analgesic drug sequestration in modern ECMO circuits: pilot data.

Allyn- American Society of Anesthesiologists, Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL, 10/21-10/26/2016.

Building a Quality Management System for Meaningful Use

Allyn- American Society of Anesthesiologists, Anesthesia Quality Meeting. Schaumburg, IL, 11/19-11/20/2016.

Reporting Data to Your Group

Dealing with a Sub-Par Provider

Kovarik- Joann Groff Symposium, Maine Medical Center. Portland, ME, 5/6/2017.

Current Issues in Pediatric Anesthesia

International Experiences

Eric Brown, MD - ASA International Scholarship to CURE Hospital in Uganda

Kojo Amoakohene, MD – Samaritan’s Purse, Tenwek Hospital, Kenya

Publications

  1. Connors, C.W. and J.D. Nguyen, Management of a Patient Requiring Intrathecal Drain Insertion and Removal in the Setting of Concomitant Dual Antiplatelet Therapy With Clopidogrel and Aspirin: A Case Report. A A Case Rep, 2017.
  2. Crovo, D.G., Craig W.Y., Curry, C.S., Richard, J.M., Pisini, J.V., Does Pain Reduction with Oral Steroids Predict Pain Reduction after a First-Time Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection in Patients with Cervical Radicular Pain? A Pilot Study. Pain Med, 2017.
  3. Kramer R, Quinn R, Odera A, Groom R, Boulanger N, Gunnoe E, White R., Closed Mitral Commissurotomy During Pregnancy in East Africa. Ann Thorac Surg, 2016. 102(5): p. e419-e420.
  4. Curry, C.S., Jorgensen J.E., Richard, J.M., Siciliano, M.C., Craig, W.Y., Phenylephrine Infusion Impact on Surgical Site Infections following Lower Extremity Bypass Surgery. Journal of Vascular Surgery, conditional acceptance following minor revisions.

Conference Attendance

Amoakohene- Annual Meeting. PostGraduate Assembly in Anesthesiology- New York State Society of Anesthesiologists. New York, NY, 12/9-12/13/2016.

Brown- “Principles of Medical Education: Maximizing Your Teaching Skills,” Harvard Medical School. Cambridge, MA, 3/29-3/31/2017.

Garcia- Annual Meeting, Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists. Orlando, FL, 4/21-4/26/2017.

Nguyen, Wright- “Tufts Rising Chief Conference” Boston, MA 3/24/17

Ober- Anesthesiology Update, “Education, Advances, and Updates to Optimize Patient Outcomes, Guidelines, Practice Recommendations, Drug Updates, Risk Management.” Boston, MA, 5/8-5/12/2017.

Wright-“Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course” Boston, MA 10/19-10/21/17

Allyn- National Board of Echocardiography, Board of Directors Retreat. Bermuda, 8/18-8/21/2016

Allyn- American Society of Anesthesiologists, Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL, 10/21-10/26/2016.

Allyn- Society of Academic Anesthesiology Associations, Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL, 11/11-11/12/2016.

Allyn- National Board of Echocardiography, Board Finance Meeting. Naples, FL, 12/3-12/4/2016.

Allyn- National Board of Echocardiography, Board Meeting. New York City, 3/26/2017.

Allyn- American Society of Anesthesiologists, Committee on Quality Management and Departmental Administration Meeting. Chicago, IL, 3/18-3/19/2017.

Allyn- American Board of Anesthesiology, Oral Board Examiner. 3/6-3/10/2017.

Allyn- American Society of Echocardiography, Board Meeting. Tucson, AZ, 4/15/2017.

Allyn-MITE Dynamic Teaching Sessions, Portland, ME 10/19, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2.

Butterly- Society of Critical Care Medicine, ECMO Management. Phoenix, AZ, 9/29-9/30/2016.

Butterly- Society of Critical Care Medicine, Fundamentals Critical Care Support Instructor Course. Norwalk, CT, 11/10-11/11/2016.

Campos- American Society of Anesthesiologists, Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL, 10/21-10/26/2016.

Christie- American Society of Anesthesiologists, Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL, 10/21-10/26/2016.

Christie- Society of Academic Anesthesiology Associations, Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL, 11/11-11/12/2016.

Christie-Tufts Medical Education Day. Boston, MA 4/4/2017

Curry- American Society of Anesthesiologists, Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL, 10/21-10/26/2016.

Darby- International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, Society for Simulation in Healthcare. Orlando, FL, 1/28-2/1/2017. (faculty for the course)

Dean- Clinical Update in Obstetric Anesthesia, Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology. Washington, DC, 11/4-11/6/2016.

Dean- Society of Critical Care Medicine, Fundamentals Critical Care Support Instructor Course. Norwalk, CT, 11/10-11/11/2016.

Dean- Perioperative Medicine Summit, Society for Perioperative Assessment and Quality Improvement. Fort Lauderdale, FL, 3/7-3/10/2017.

Dean- Ultrasonography for Intensivists and Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School/Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Boston, MA, 4/29-5/1/2017.

Dean- Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists, Annual Meeting. Washington, DC, 5/5/2017.

Dean- International Anesthesia Research Society, Annual Meeting. Washington, DC, 5/6-5/9/2017.

DiLisio- Anesthesia Update, Northwest Anesthesia Seminars. Gateway, CO, 10/17-10/21/2017.

DiLisio- Perioperative Medicine Summit, Society for Perioperative Assessment and Quality Improvement. Fort Lauderdale, FL, 3/7-3/10/2017.

Flowerdew- Society of Academic Anesthesiology Associations, Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL, 11/11-11/12/2016.

Flowerdew- Association of Hospital Medical Educators, Annual Institute. New Orleans, LA, 5/10-5/12/2017.

Gagnon- International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, Society for Simulation in Healthcare. Orlando, FL, 1/28-2/1/2017.

Hathaway- American Board of Anesthesiology, Oral Board Examiner. 3/20-3/23/2017.

Hayman- American Society of Anesthesiologists, Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL, 10/21-10/26/2016.

Kudlak- Annual Meeting. PostGraduate Assembly in Anesthesiology- New York State Society of Anesthesiologists. New York, NY, 12/9-12/13/2016.

Laduzenski- Perioperative Medicine Summit, Society for Perioperative Assessment and Quality Improvement. Fort Lauderdale, FL, 3/7-3/10/2017.

Lennon- American Society of Anesthesiologists, Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL, 10/21-10/26/2016.

Lord- Echocardiography 2016: The Role of Cardiac Imaging in Perioperative and Critical Care Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center. Naples, FL, 11/5-11/8/2016.

Lord- 20th Annual Update on Pediatric and Congenital Cardiovascular Disease—Care at the Cutting Edge in a Cost-conscious World, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Orlando, FL, 2/22-2/26/2017.

Mountjoy- Colorado Review of Anesthesia for Surgicenters and Hospitals, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology. Vail, CO, 2/26-3/3/2017.

Palman- American Society of Anesthesiologists, Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL, 10/21-10/26/2016.

Poltak- TEE Echo Boards, Advanced PTE Exam Writing Committee. Philadelphia, PA, 6/1-6/2/2017.

Sauer- Extracorporeal Life Support Organization, Adult ECMO Training Course. Atlanta, GA, 4/5-4/8/2017.

Swartz- Society of Critical Care Medicine, Annual Congress. San Antonio, TX, 2/25-2/28/2017.

Senior Resident Grand Rounds Presentations

Ober- Myocardial Ischemia After Non-Cardiac Surgery (MINS) – How Many Are We Missing?, Portland, ME, 4/13/17

Brown- Anesthesia in Uganda: Past, Present, and Future, Portland, ME, 5/18/17

Garcia- Hypoalbuminemia & AKI after On-Pump CABG, Portland, ME 6/22/17

2015-2016

Presentations, Committee Memberships, Meeting Attendance

Randy Darby, MD:

  • Attended Coaching and Mentoring Workshop for Faculty led by Dr. Kerri Palamara, Dept. of Medicine, MMC. (3/29/2016)
  • Attended course given by MMC Institute for Teaching Excellence: “Teaching and Assessing Competencies” (3/17/2016)
  • High Quality CPR - Assessment and Educational Intervention for Hospital Code Teams: A NESERC Multicenter Simulation Based Study
  • Course Director, Primary Simulation Instructor Course, Hannaford Center for Safety, Innovation and Simulation. 2.5 day course 18.0 CME for attendees
  • Course Director, Advanced Instructor Course in Simulation Enhanced Education, Hannaford Center for Safety, Innovation and Simulation
  • IMSH 2016/San Diego.CA: "Brownian Motion to Purposeful Action: Transforming Challenges into Opportunity in Perioperative Simulation and Team Training." 1.5 Contact hours.
  • Darby/Hubbs- Presented: “Real-time human simulators and the EHR - current, practical experience and future needs” at EPIC User Group Meeting, Verona, WI. (11/2015)

Allen Hayman, MD:

  • Perioperative Surgical Home - A novel approach to perioperative optimization and standardization : American College of Surgeons - Maine Chapter Annual Meeting (Presentation- 5/2015
  • Perioperative Assessment and Optimization - Innovations in Standardization and Efficiency: Flying Physicians Association - New England Chapter Annual Fall Meeting (Presentation 9/2015)
  • Member: American Society of Anesthesiologists House of Delegates Finance Reference Committee, ASA National Meeting 2015
  • Member: American Society of Anesthesiologists House of Delegates 2015 ASA Credentials Committee, ASA National Meeting 2015
  • Committee on Future Models of Anesthesia Practice
  • Attended “Fundamentals of Improvement” by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement
  • Presented at MMC Pediatric Grand Rounds, “Perioperative Optimization of the Pediatric Patient (3/3/2016)

John Allyn, MD:

  • Attended National Board of Echocardiography Board of Directors Meeting, 10/18/2015
  • Attended ASA Annual Meeting, 10/23-10/28/2015
    • Presented “Building a Quality Management System for Meaningful Use”
  • Attended SAAA meeting for Department Chiefs and Residency Directors, 11/16-11/17/2015
  • Attended the ASA Quality Meeting, 11/21-11/22/2015
    • Presented “Reporting Data to Your Group”
    • Presented “Dealing with a Sub-Par Provider”
  • Presented Grand Rounds at the University of Mississippi (9/16/2015)
    • “Building a Quality Management System for Meaningful Use”
  • American Board of Anesthesiology Board Examiner
  • Attended MMC Institute for Teaching Excellence session, “Learning Climate” (1/21/2016)
  • Attended MMC Institute for Teaching Excellence session, “Narrative Evaluation” (2/11/2016)

Paul Lennon, MD:

  • American Board of Anesthesiology Board Examiner

Angus Christie, MD:

  • Attended MMC Institute for Teaching Excellence session “Quality Improvement and Medical” (5/19/2016)
  • Attended Coaching and Mentoring Workshop for Faculty led by Dr. Kerri Palamara, Dept. of Medicine, MMC. (3/29/2016)
  • Attended SAAA meeting for Department Chiefs and Residency Directors, 11/16-11/17/2015
  • Attended ACGME Milestones Course (October 2015)
  • “Developing Faculty Competencies in Assessment: A Course to Help Achieve the Goals of Competency-Based Medical Education (CBME)”

James Flowerdew, MD:

  • Attended SAAA meeting for Department Chiefs and Residency Directors, 11/16-11/17/2015

Christopher Connors, MD:

  • Maine Heart Center Board

Nina Morrissette, MD:

  • Cadaveric Regional Anesthesia Ultrasound Workshop at Helen and Ross Family - Cardiology Conference Room and the Anatomy Lab, Cleveland, Ohio (11/14/2015)

James Gagnon, MD:

  • SIM Instructor
  • Attended course given by MMC Institute for Teaching Excellence: “Evaluation of Learners in the Clinical Setting” (12/5/2015)
  • Society for Education in Anesthesiology winter meeting (1/29-2/2/2016)

Craig Curry, MD and Wendy Craig, PhD:

  • Lecture for residents to introduce research basics & statistics (12/15/15)

Andrew Grandin, MD:

  • World Airway Management Meeting, Dublin (11/2015)
  • 41st Annual Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine Meeting, New Orleans, LA (3/31-4/2/2016)

Chase Boyd, MD:

  • Anesthesia Grand Rounds: How to Blow up a Balloon (12/17 /15)
  • Attended AATS Focus on Thoracic Surgery (10/23-10/24/2015)
  • Attended course given by MMC Institute for Teaching Excellence: “Evaluation of Learners in the Clinical Setting” (12/5/2015)
  • Attended course given by MMC Institute for Teaching Excellence: “Learning Climate” (1/21/2016)
  • Cardiac Conference, SCA Thoracic Review (July 2015)
  • Presented Grand Rounds for MMC Surgical Residents (July 2015)
    “Goal Directed Therapy”

Barry Gleason, MD:

  • Attended course given by MMC Institute for Teaching Excellence: “Evaluation of Learners in the Clinical Setting” (12/5/2015)
    Carol Dean, MD:
  • Attended point of care critical care ultrasound taught by MMC Emergency Med Dept. one day course (11/7/2015)
  • Attended course given by MMC Institute for Teaching Excellence: “Evaluation of Learners in the Clinical Setting” (12/5/2015)
  • Attended course given by MMC Institute for Teaching Excellence: “Professional Development- Who do you think you are and who do you want to be?” (12/17/2015)
  • Attended MMC Institute for Teaching Excellence session, “Learning Climate” (1/21/2016)
  • Attended course given by MMC Institute for Teaching Excellence: “Teaching and Assessing Competencies” (3/17/2016)
  • Attended “Ultrasonography for Intensivists and Emergency Medicine,” Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School (4/29-5/1/2016)

Nancy Boulanger, MD:

  • Attended Annual Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists 38th Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA (4/2-4/6/2016)
  • Presented at MMC Cardiac Conference (4/20/2016)

Gregory Morrissette, MD:

  • Intra And Post-Operative Pain Control For Transapical Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Using Single-Shot Paravertebral Nerve Blocks
  • Andrew L Wilkey, MD, Matthew Sundblad, MD, Gregory Morrissette, MD, Gerald Holguin, MD, John Mrachek, MD, Paul Sorajja, MD, Vibhu Kshettry, MD, Thomas Flavin, MD, Tjorvi E Perry, MD, MMSc (Poster SCA conference presented April 2016)
  • Cadaveric Regional Anesthesia Ultrasound Workshop at Helen and Ross Family - Cardiology Conference Room and the Anatomy Lab, Cleveland, Ohio (11/14/2015)

Daniel Kovarik, MD:

  • Attended course given by MMC Institute for Teaching Excellence: “Teaching and Assessing Competencies” (3/17/2016)
  • Attended course given by MMC Institute for Teaching Excellence: “Evaluation of Learners in the Clinical Setting” (12/5/2015)
  • Attended 4th Annual Fall Faculty Development Conference, MMC Institute for Teaching Excellence (October 2015)

Gregory Sheehan, MD:

  • Attended 41st Annual Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine Meeting, New Orleans, LA (3/31-4/2/2016)

Ted Lord, MD:

  • Attended the Congenital Cardiac Anesthesia Society Annual Meeting, Colorado Springs, CO (3/31/2016)
  • Attended Society for Pediatric Anesthesia Annual Meeting, Colorado Springs, CO (4/1/2016-4/3/2016)

Gary DiLisio, MD:

  • Attended course given by MMC Institute for Teaching Excellence: “Evaluation of Learners in the Clinical Setting” (12/5/2015)
  • Attended course given by MMC Institute for Teaching Excellence: “Learning Climate” (1/21/2016)         

Richard Flowerdew, MD:

  • ASA, Attended Annual Meeting in San Diego. Oct 24-28
  • Committees:
    • Credentials Committee for House of Delegates [Chair]
    • Bylaws Committee.
    • Governance Effectiveness and Efficiency.
  • House of Delegates Meeting
  • Reference Committee [Administrative Affairs]
  • Maine Medical Association, Annual Meeting in Bar Harbor.                                                                         

Craig Curry, MD:

  • Presentation: Using Quality Data to Improve Care and Demonstrate Value. 2015 ASA Annual Meeting, San Diego, California. October 2015.

Theresa Kudlak, MD:

  • Attended the New York State Society of Anesthesiologists PGA meeting, NYC (December 2015)             

John Siegle, MD:

  • Attended Aspen Anesthesia Conference, Aspen CO (1/30/2016-2/6/2016)

James Pisini, DO:

  • Presented Grand Rounds for MMC Surgical Residents (December 2015)

Lorén Babirak, MD:

  • Resident Rep ASAPAC 2013-2015
  • Medical trip to Keyna with Samaritan’s Purse

Lorén Babirak, MD, Janie Nguyen, DO, James Gagnon, MD & Angus Christie, MD

  • “The ABCs of Myotonic Dystrophy Type I for Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting.” ASA Conference. (10/2015)

Eric Brown, MD:

  • Updated cardiac subsection on theapms.com
  • Attended Pediatric Anesthesia Conference, Toronto (11/2015)
  • Attended 9th Annual Rising Chief Resident Faculty Development Conference, Boston, MA (3/21/2106)
  • Attended Difficult Airway Conference, Boston, MA (4/29-5/1/2016)

Aaron Ober, MD:

  • Presented “Management of Long-Standing Paroxysmal Autonomic Instability with Dystonia (PAID) Following TBI” at the New England Anesthesia Resident Conference, Boston, MA (5/7/2016)

David Wright, MD:

  • Advanced Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) Provider Course, Exeter, NH (1/14-1/16/2016)

Nathan Ponitz, DO, Evelyn Griffin, MD & Anne Hicks, MD:

  • Attended ASA Annual Meeting, San Diego, California (October 2015)

Lauren Fox, MD & Richie Garcia, MD:

  • Attended Current Topics in Anesthesia, Northwest Anesthesia Seminars (January 2016)

Ara Parseghian, MD:

  • Attended Interesting Topics In Anesthesia, Northwest Anesthesia Seminars (March 2016)

Senior Resident Grand Round Presentations:

Lorén Babirak, MD:

  • The Art of Making Urine: An Update to Renal Transplantation (4/21/2016)

Lauren Fox,MD:

  • Grand Rounds Presentation: Antibiotics in the OR (3/31/2016)

Evelyn Griffin, MD:

  • Unilateral Lumbar Epidural for Labor: A Study (6/16/2016)

Ara Parseghian, MD:

  • Peri-operative Dual Anti-platelet Therapy (6/2/2016)

Nathan Ponitz, DO:

  • Sugammadex: A Clinical Journey (5/19/2016)

Journal Club

  • January 2016: (Ober): Transfusion Requirements in Surgical Oncology Patients

A Prospective, Randomized Controlled Trial

Clinical Research Methodology 3: Randomized Controlled Trials

Daniel I. Sessler, MD,* and Peter B. Imrey, PhD†

  • September 2015: (Brown): A Randomized, Double-blinded Trial of a “Rule of Threes” Algorithm versus Continuous Infusion of Oxytocin during Elective Cesarean Delivery

Vesela P. Kovacheva, M.D., Ph.D., Mieke A. Soens, M.D., Lawrence C. Tsen, M.D.

Quality Improvement Projects

Lauren Fox, MD:

Preoperative Antibiotic Algorithm Quality Improvement Project Presented at departmental Grand Rounds on 3/31/2016

Justin Poltak, MD:

  • Contributing site for the STS database

MMC is now a participating center in the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Adult Cardiac Anesthesia Module

Lorén Babirak, MD:

  • Intraoperative Management for Renal Transplantation

Lorén Babirak, MD, Ted Lord, MD & Dan Kovarik, MD:

  • Developed new PACU handoff note for pediatric patients