Resident Research

Our residency is one that fosters any and all academic endeavors. Like our faculty staff, our residents take the time to participate in various research projects while balancing their other academic responsibilities. We hold them to the highest standards of excellence and they deliver. Here is a small fraction of recent publications by our residents.


Romito, J.W., Turner, E., Rosener, J., Coldiron, L., Udipi, A., Nohrn, L., Tausiani, J., Romito, B. Baclofen therapeutics, toxicity, and withdrawal: A narrative review. Sage Open Medicine June 3, 2021 DOI: 10.1177/20503121211022197

Moreno-Duarte, I., Evans, A., Alder, A., Vernon, M., Szmuk, P., Rebstock, S.  An unexpected COVID-19 diagnosis during emergency surgery in a neonate.  Pediatric Anesthesia. February 11, 2021 DOI: 10.1111/pan.14156

DRERUP, J.M., Deng, Y., Pandeswara, S.L., et al. CD122-selective IL-2 complexes reduce immunosuppression, promote Treg fragility, and sensitize tumor response to PD-L1 blockade. Cancer Res September 18 2020 DOI: 10.1158/0008-5472.CAN-20-0002

SOFIA, J., Ambardekar, A. Pediatric burn resuscitation, management, and recovery for the pediatric anesthesiologist, Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology: June 2020 – Volume 33 – Issue 3 – p 360-367 doi: 10.1097/ACO.0000000000000859

SHENG J., Manjunath S., Michael M., Gajera, P., Wang, E., Sendelbach, D., Greilich, P., Ambardekar, A. Integrating handover curricula in medical school [published online ahead of print, 2020 Jul 3]. Clin Teach. 2020;10.1111/tct.13181. doi:10.1111/tct.13181

JAFFERY, S.S., TRAN, C., ACKERMAN, R.S., Loo, Nathaniel, Nasir, Dawood (Ed.), Pain Management for Clinicians: A Guide to Assessment and Treatment – Pain Prevention. Springer 2020. ISBN 978-3-030-39982-5

ACKERMAN, R.S., Cohen, J. B., Getting, R. E. G., & Patel, S. Y. (2019). Are you seeing this: the impact of steep Trendelenburg position during robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy on intraocular pressure: a brief review of the literature. J Robot Surg, 13(1), 35-40. doi:10.1007/s11701-018-0857-7

ACKERMAN, R.S., Hirschi, M., Alford, B., Evans, T., Kiluk, J. V., & Patel, S. Y. (2019). Enhanced REVENUE After Surgery? A Cost-Standardized Enhanced Recovery Pathway for Mastectomy Decreases Length of Stay. World J Surg, 43(3), 839-845. doi:10.1007/s00268-018-4850-0 Cao, H.,

BREHM, M., Hynan, L., & Goff, H. W. (2019). Wrinkles, brown spots, and cancer: Relationship between appearance- and health-based knowledge and sunscreen use. J Cosmet Dermatol, 18(2), 558-562. doi:10.1111/jocd.12712

Elsharydah, A.,WALTERS, D.R., Somasundaram, A., Bryson, T. D., Minhajuddin, A., Gabriel, R. A., & Grewal, G. K. (2019). A preoperative predictive model for prolonged post-anaesthesia care unit stay after outpatient surgeries. J Perioper Pract, 1750458919850377. doi:10.1177/1750458919850377

KHAN, A., KURTZ, B., & Ambardekar, A. (2019). Lessons Learned From a Burn-Injured Pediatric Patient With Dandy-Walker Syndrome After Multiple Anesthetics: A Case Report. A A Pract, 13(5), 166-168. doi:10.1213/XAA.0000000000001014

MERCHANT, A.M., Neyra, J. A., Minhajuddin, A., Wehrmann, L. E., Mills, R. A., Gualano, S. K., . . . Fox, A. A. (2019). Packed red blood cell transfusion associates with acute kidney injury after transcatheter aortic valve replacement. BMC Anesthesiol, 19(1), 99. doi:10.1186/s12871-019-0764-0

Romito, B. T., McBroom, M. M., Bryant, D., Gamez, J., MERCHANT, A., & Hill, S. E. (2019). The effect of SANGUINATE((R)) (PEGylated carboxyhemoglobin bovine) on cardiopulmonary bypass functionality using a bovine whole blood model of normovolemic hemodilution. Perfusion, 267659119850681. doi:10.1177/0267659119850681

NELSON, S., Nguyen, H., & McDonagh, D. L. (2019). Anaesthesia for stroke thrombectomy: technical considerations based on outcome evidence. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol, 32(5), 585-591. doi:10.1097/ACO.0000000000000752 Neyra, J. A., Hu, M. C., Minhajuddin, A.,

NELSON, G.E., Ahsan, S. A., Toto, R. D., . . . Fox, A. A. (2019). Kidney Tubular Damage and Functional Biomarkers in Acute Kidney Injury Following Cardiac Surgery. Kidney Int Rep, 4(8), 1131-1142. doi:10.1016/j.ekir.2019.05.005

Abstracts and Presentations

As an academic program, we value the importance of presentations and abstracts and believe that participation in these further the growth of a physician. Our faculty and residents attend national conferences with our full support including the American Society of Anesthesiologists annual meeting and much more.

Dr. Alla Yarmosh-
Acute post-operative MI without troponin elevation and unchanged Cardiac Catherization

Dr. David Depinto-
Ketamine and Lidocaine Infusions as Supplementary Analgesics in a Patient w/ Hemophilia A and Acute on Chronic Joint Pain and Hemarthroses

Anesthetic Management of a Patient w/ Tension Pneumothorax From Posterior Spinal Fusion

Anesthetic Challenges of Informed Consent and Perioperative Anxiety in a Pediatric Patient with Burn Injuries

Dr. Douglas Huynh-
Airway Management of a Large Left Neck Mass and Left Vallecular Cyst Scheduled for Thyroid Lobectomy

Dr. Emily Turner-
Diaphragmatic Weakness postoperatively

Dr. Jeffery Chen-
Sedation or patient with Dystonia

The Impact of Nationwide Hyperbaric Bupivacaine Shortage on Spinal Anesthesia in Patients Undergoing Postpartum Bilateral Tubal Ligation

Dr. Jennifer Davis-
Mucus Plugging Functioning as a Ball-Valve Creating Tension Physiology

Acute Rupture of Chronic Descending Aortic Dissection

Bullous Reaction Following Peripheral Injection of Calcium Chloride

Dr. Joe Sofia-
Navigating the Airway with Stereotactic Headframe in Situ

Diagnosis and Management of Acute Baclofen Withdrawal

Dr. Landon Coldiron-
Local Anesthetic Systemic Toxicity after Axillary Brachial Plexus Block

Dr. Louise Gliga-
Dexmedetomidine: Hemodynamic Side Effects or Masking Anaphylaxis

Dr. Matt Bourneuf-
Emergent Management of Acute Ascending Aortic Rupture after Failure of Initial Conservative Treatment

Dr. Rachel Kozinn-
Acute Hypoxic Respiratory Failure in Patient w/ HPS and Large PFO following Orthotopic Liver Transplant

Dr. Roby Ackerman-
Anesthetic Considerations of a Patient with Acute Psychosis, Polysubstance Abuse, and a Morbidly Adherent Cesarean Scar Pregnancy

Anesthetic and Pain Management Challenges and Considerations in a Patient with Opioid-induced Hyperalgesia Receiving Daily General Anesthesia

Dr. Xuan Tran-
Intraoperative Management of Moyamoya Disease.

Dr. Thomas Bagwell-
Perioperative Management Of A Patient With Hemophilia A With Acquired Inhibitor Disorder.

Dr. Emily Turner-
TIA Caused By Air Emboli After Removal Of A Central Venous Catheter.

Dr. Kyle Meinhardt-
21 Year Old Male With Stage Iv Testicular Germ Cell Tumor.

Dr. Akil Merchant-
A Case Of Complete Bronchial Lumen Obstruction By An Aspergilloma.

Dr. Syed Jaffery-
Managing Cancer Pain In A Patient With History Of Opioid Addiction.

Dr. K. Anyaehie-
Perioperative Management Of A Parturient With Acute Decompensated Systolic Heart Failure Secondary To Polysubstance Abuse.

Dr. Landon Coldiron-
Perioperative Management Of Airway Obstruction Secondary To Tracheal Edema And Tracheomalacia.

Dr. Rene Doherty-
Severely Prolonged Delirium After Craniotomy For Tumor Biopsy.

Dr. Jenny Ringqvist-
Quantifying Activity after Cardiac Surgery Using Wireless Wearable Technology.

Dr. Robert Ackerman-
Enhanced Recovery after Surgery for Mastectomy: The Effect on Length of Stay and Analgesia.

Dr. Thomas Bagwell-
Anesthetic Management of a Patient with Noonan Syndrome.

Dr. Kate Duncan-
A Case of Mucus Plugging Falsely Diagnosed As Foreign Body Aspiration In A 2-year-old Male Leading To Acute Hypoxic Respiratory Failure.

Dr. Rachel Myers-
Chin Necrosis as a Consequence Of Prone Positioning.

Dr. Brian Kurtz-
Detection and Management of Complete Heart Block During Labor And Delivery.

Dr. Abby Brehm-
Hemorrhagic Shock in Severe Preeclampsia.

ASA Abstracts and Presentations

2016- 2018