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Past Visiting Professor Grand Rounds Lectures

Visiting Professor Grand Rounds Lectures, Academic Years 2018-2024

Lecture Date Visiting Professor Lecture Title
5/30/2024 Rodney A. Gabriel, MD, MAS, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, University of California, San Diego Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Anesthesiology
5/23/2024 James H. Philip, MD, Professor of Anaesthesia, Harvard Medical School; Anesthesiologist and Director of Anesthesia Clinical Bioengineering, Brigham and Women’s Hospital Improving Clinical Care Using Inhalation Anesthesia Kinetics
5/16/2024 Ibrahim Sultan, MD, Professor and Chief, Division of Cardiac Surgery, UPMC; Executive Vice Chair, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh; Co-Director, UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute Acute Aortic Dissection: The Pittsburgh Paradigm
4/18/2024 Britany L. Raymond, MD, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology Department of Anesthesiology; Fellowship Director, OB Anesthesiology Division of Obstetric Anesthesiology; Director of in-Utero Fetal Surgery, Department of Anesthesiology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Perioperative Ketamine – Helpful, Harmful, or Hogwash?
3/28/2024 Justin McCray, MD, Department of Family Medicine, Independence Health System, Westmoreland County A Personal Perspective on Physician Impairment
3/21/2024 Joanna Fong-Isariyawongse, MD, FAES, FAAN, Associate Professor, Department of Neurology; Director, Critical Care Continuous EEG Monitoring; Chair, Neurology Wellness Committee; Consultant, UPMC Sleep Medicine Center; Consultant, Pittsburgh Steelers, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine & UPMC Harnessing the Power of Sleep for Physician Excellence
2/2/2024 McKenzie Hollon, MD, FASE, Vice Chair, Education; Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Emory University School of Medicine CBME and the Future of Technology in Education
1/25/2024 Maria Munoz-Allen, MD, Associate Professor, Clinical Anesthesia; Assistant Director, Regional Anesthesia, Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University Hospital Regional Anesthesia: Its Role in the Opioid Crisis
1/18/2024 Chang Park, MD, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine; Associate Program Director, Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine Fellowship, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Quantity Over Quality: One Institution’s Navigation of the Recent Updates in Monitoring and Antagonism of Neuromuscular Blockade
11/30/2023 Alena Rady, DO, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology in the Clinical Track, Yale University; Director of Anesthesia Services for the Electrophysiology and Structural Heart Programs, York Street and Bridgeport Campuses Unfamiliar Treatment of a Familiar Problem: Watchman and Convergent Procedures for Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation
11/16/2023 Brian A. Williams, MD, MBA, Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - Acute Pain Medicine At Long Last, Meaningful Prophylaxis Against the PONV "Big Little Problem"
9/28/2023 Kristin M. Ondecko Ligda, MD, FASA, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; Staff Anesthesiologist, UPMC Mercy; Residency Site Director, UPMC Mercy Women in Anesthesiology: Paving the Path Forward
5/25/2023 Uchenna O. Umeh, MD, FASA, Clinical Assistant Professor; Assistant Attending Anesthesiologist, Hospital for Special Surgery, Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care, and Pain Management, Weill Cornell Medicine From Clinical Care to Clinical Trials and Beyond: Examining Disparities in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
4/20/2023 Emily L. Sturgill, MD, Lt Col, USAF, Anesthesiology Flight Commander; Deputy Surgical Operations Squadron Commander, 99th Medical Group, Mike O’Callaghan Military Medical Center Military Medicine: Air Force Anesthesiology
3/30/2023 Kristin Krauss, MD, Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; Associate Vice Chair for QA/PI, Department of Anesthesiology, Temple University What Your Cancer Patient Wants You to Know
3/23/2023 Naudia L. Jonassaint MD, MHS, MBA, MHS, Interim Chief, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition; Associate Professor of Medicine and Surgery; Vice Chair for Diversity and Inclusion, Department of Medicine; Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine  The Bias of Metrics: What are We Measuring?
3/16/2023 Jason Loflen, MD, UPMC Hamot Department of Emergency Medicine "The Face of Addiction” Physician Wellness Event
2/23/2023 Loren Smith, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center High-Density Lipoproteins and Acute Kidney Injury
2/16/2023 Yamaan Saadeh, MD, Clinical Instructor, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Michigan Intraoperative Positioning Injuries: Anatomic and Practical Considerations
1/26/2023 Joshua Knight, MD, FASE, Medical Director of Quality; Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Prehabilitation for Cardiac Surgery: Current State and Future Opportunities
1/19/2023 Garrett Burnett, MD, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine; Program Director, ASA Endorsed Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Course; Director of Operations for Mount Sinai HELPS Simulation Center; Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai  Going Green: Environmental Impact of Anesthesiology 
12/15/2022 Ian Molyneaux, MD, D.ABA, Anesthesiology Residency Program Director; Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, University of Tennessee Health Science Center Critical Care of the Obstetric Patient: An Overview
11/17/2022 Lee Goeddel MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Cardiothoracic/Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology/CCM, Johns Hopkins School of Engineering, Department of Biomedical Engineering; Program Director, Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Can Preoperative Echocardiography Advance Precision Perioperative Care?
10/20/2022 Ryan Ball, MD, MBA, FASE, Chief Anesthesiologist, UPMC Passavant; Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, University of Pittsburgh My Patient has an ICD?...I’m Shocked! Identification and Management of Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices
9/22/2022 Zhongcong Xie, MD. PhD, FASA, Henry Knowles Beecher Professor of Anesthesia, Harvard University; Director, Geriatric Anesthesia Research Unit; Director, Basic Science Research, Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital Perioperative Neurocognitive Disorders - The Mechanistic Insights
9/15/2022 Kimberly Cantees, MD, MBA, Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, University of Pittsburgh; Clinical Director, UPMC Presbyterian Operating Rooms The Great Resignation and Surgical Volume - Where Have We Been, Where Are We Going?
5/26/2022 Samhati Mondal (she/her), MBBS, MD, Assistant Professor, Division of Cardiothoracic and Transplant Anesthesia, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Maryland School of Medicine Right Ventricle in Transplant Anesthesia –  Why It Matters?
5/19/2022 David  W. Healy MD, FASA, University of Michigan Medical School at Michigan Medicine Head and Neck Anesthesia and Advanced Airway Management 
4/21/2022 Olubukola (Bukky) Nafiu, MD, FRCA, MS, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio Racial Disparity in Pediatric Surgical Health: Why We Must All Be Health Disparity Researchers
3/31/2022 Katherine Barefoot, MD, UVA Department of Anesthesiology, Brody School of Medicine Peace in Practice: A Guide to Finding Resiliency in the Workplace
3/24/2022 Sudhakar Subramani, MBBS, FASE, University of Iowa, Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, Department of Anesthesia Updates on Regional Anesthesia in Cardiac Surgery
3/17/2022 Nicholas J. Schott, MD, University of Pittsburgh Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine Evolution of Pain Services and Management in ERAS
2/24/2022 Trent Emerick, MD, MBA, University of Pittsburgh Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine Entrepreneurship for Anesthesiologists
2/17/2022 Ben Alter, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor; Director, Translational Pain Research, Division of Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine Power of Placebo - The Translational Opportunities of Endogenous Analgesia
1/27/2022 Kimberly Rengel, MD, Anesthesiology, Critical Care Division, Vanderbilt University Medical Center; Critical Illness, Brain Dysfunction, and Survivorship (CIBS) Center Thriving, Not Just Surviving - A Vision for Recovery after Critical Illness and Major Surgery
1/20/2022 Juan P Cata, MD, Associate Professor; Vice-Chair of Clinical Research; Program Director, Cancer Anesthesia Fellowship, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Division of Anesthesiology, Critical Care, and Pain Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Influence of Anesthetics on Cancer Recurrence
12/16/2021 Jacob T. Gutsche, MD, FASE, FCCM, University of Pennsylvania Health System Penn Lung Rescue Mobile ECMO Service
11/18/2021 Paige McLaughlin, MD, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University Dealing with Difficult Interactions: A Wellness-Oriented Approach
10/28/2021 Frank A. Kunkel, MD, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, UPMC Passavant Opioid Awareness Event - Opioids, Addiction: Review and Update
10/21/2021 Jonathan Gal, MD, MBA, MS, FASA, System Medical Director, Facility Revenue Integrity & Optimization, Mid-Revenue Cycle & Clinical Business Intelligence; System Medical Director, Offsite Ambulatory Surgery Center Anesthesia, Mount Sinai Health System; Associate Professor, Anesthesiology; Director, Governmental & Reimbursement Affairs, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai  The Effects of Economic-Related Legislation on Anesthesiologists
9/28/2021 K. Karisa Walker, MD, MEd, University of Pittsburgh Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine Milestones 2.0 and the Next Generation of Resident Assessment
9/16/2021 Shravani Durbhakula, MD, Johns Hopkins University Curriculum Innovation & Design in Pain Medicine
5/27/2021 Konstantinos Alfaras-Melainis, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, UPMC Mercy Resuscitation in Burn Patients: Can We Do Better?
5/20/2021 James E. Baumgardner, MD, PhD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, UPMC Presbyterian Effect of Global Ventilation to Perfusion Ratio, for Normal Lungs, on Desflurane and Sevoflurane Elimination Kinetics
4/29/2021 Matthew D. McEvoy, MD, Professor of Anesthesiology and Surgery; Vice-Chair for Educational Affairs; Program Director, Perioperative Medicine Fellowship, Department of Anesthesiology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center Preoperative Optimization: Should I Jump on the Bandwagon?
4/15/2021 Ryan W. Logan, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, Boston University School of Medicine Sleep, Circadian Rhythms, and Health: Disruptions to Sleep and Rhythms as Risk Factors for Substance Use Vulnerability
3/25/2021 Catherine L. Chen, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, University of California, San Francisco, Department of Anesthesia & Perioperative Care Perioperative Resource Utilization for Medicare Beneficiaries Undergoing Cataract Surgery
3/18/2021 Abiona Berkeley, MD, JD, Professor, Clinical Anesthesiology; Residency Program Director, Anesthesiology, Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University Gossip and Fake News
2/25/2021 Aymen Alian, MD, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology; Chief of OB/Gyn Anesthesia, Yale School of Medicine Waveform Analysis and Noninvasive Intravascular Volume Assessment
2/18/2021 Ebony Jade Hilton, MD, Associate Professor, Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Univ. of Virginia Women in Anesthesiology on Intersectionality of Pandemic & Protest: Shared Vein of Racism
1/28/2021 Amaresh Vydyanathan, MBBS, MS, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Montefiore Multidisciplinary Pain Program Perioperative Challenges in Special Populations of Chronic Patients
12/17/2020 Natalie K. Smith, MD, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology; Associate Director, Division of Liver Transplantation; Fellowship Director, Division of Liver Transplantation; Departmental Wellbeing Champion, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai at Mount Sinai Hospital Transfusion-Related Acute Lung Injury: A Focused Review and the Role of the Anesthesiologist
10/29/2020 Christina J. Hayhurst, MD, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Critical Care Division; Associate Program Director, Anesthesia Critical Care Medicine Fellowship; Director of Clinical Operations, Anesthesiology CCM, Vanderbilt University Medical Center Perioperative Opioid-Induced Hyperalgesia - Is it Real? Is it Important?
10/22/2020 Jaime Hyman, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology; Section Chief, Ambulatory Anesthesiology, Yale School of Medicine Video Laryngoscopy: Expanding Roles and Potential Limitations
10/15/2020 Reid Simmons, PhD, Research Professor; Director, Artificial Intelligence Major Robotics Institute, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University Artificial Intelligence and Society
9/24/2020 Paul E. Bigeleisen, MD, Professor, Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine, University of Maryland Medical Center The Past, the Present, and the Future of Regional Anesthesia
5/28/2020 Erik Strauss, MD, Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology, Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD A Measuring TAPE for the Lysine Analogues
2/20/2020 Vivianne L. Tawfik, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine; Director, Fellowship in Anesthesia Research & Medicine (FARM) Program, Stanford University School of Medicine Novel Approaches to Peripheral Pain or The Trials & Tribulations of a Junior Anesthesiologist-Scientist
1/30/2020 Bala Subramaniam, MD, MPH, FASA Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Harvard Medical School; Ellison C. "Jeep" Pierce Endowed Chair of Anesthesia; Staff Anesthesiologist; Director, Center for Anesthesia Research Excellence, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA Intraoperative Blood Pressure Targets
1/26/2020 Amit Bardia, MD, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Anesthesiology, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven Reducing Postoperative Pulmonary Complications: What's New
11/21/2019 Daniel Katz, MD, Vice Chair of Education; Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY It’s Time to Get Serious About Serious Games: Utilization of Gaming and Virtual Environments in Healthcare
5/23/2019 David Goodale, DDS, PhD, Executive Clinical Director, DBG Pharma LLC, West Chester, PA

Propofol: NEW Insights - Blood Lipids Modulate Anesthetic Drug Actions / Propofol Infusion Syndrome Linked to Mitochondrial Disease

4/25/2019 Jiro Kurata, MD, PhD, Associate Professor Dept. of Anesthesiology, Jikei University, Tokyo, Japan Mechanisms of Pain Chronification: Insights from Human Multimodal Magnetic Resonance Imaging
3/21/2019 Matthew E. Melis, Aerospace Engineer , NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH  To Space and Beyond: What Space Travel Can Teach Us About Patient Safety
2/21/2019 Mark M. Goldfinger, MD, FAAP, Chair, Clinical Competency Committee, Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship Program; Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio From Genesis to 1846. The O'Regional Story of Anesthesia
1/31/2019 Nibras Bughrara, MD, Assistant Professor; Director, Division of Anesthesia Critical Care Medicine; Director, Critical Care Echocardiography Training Program; Faculty, Anesthesiology Residency, Cardiac Anesthesia Fellowship, Surgical Critical Care Fellowship, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Albany Medical College Focused Cardiac Ultrasound in ACLS: The FEEL Protocol
1/24/2019 Jed Wolpaw MD, MEd, Assistant Professor, Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine; Residency Program Director; Co-Director, Anesthesia Medical Student Education; Co-Director, ICU Clerkship, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Reimagining Residency: What Should Training Look Like for Today's Adult Learners?
9/27/2018 Tekuila Carter, MD, Assistant Professor; Director, Anesthesiology Simulation; Associate Program Director, Anesthesiology Residency, The University of Alabama at Birmingham Obesity with Obstetric Anesthesia
4/19/2018 Richard J. Levy, MD, FAAP, Vice Chair for Pediatric Laboratory Research, Department of Anesthesiology; Professor of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY The Mitochondrial Basis of Fragile X Syndrome
3/29/2018 Treven Pickett, PsyD, ABPP, Department Chief, Research, National Intrepid Center of Excellence, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Traumatic Brain Injury and Associated Psychological Health Conditions among US Military Service Members
3/22/2018 Jonathan Bloom, MD, Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer, Podimetrics, Inc. Healthcare Innovation and Entrepreneurship
3/15/2018 Christopher Gallagher, MD, Retired Professor of Anesthesiology, State University of New York Stony Brook, New York Scouting Retirement
2/15/2018 Lee Fleisher, MD, Robert Dunning Dripps Professor of Anesthesia; Chair, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, University of Pennsylvania Health System Strategies to Reduce Cardiac Risk of Noncardiac Surgery
1/18/2018 Alex S. Evers, MD, Henry E. Mallinckrodt Professor of Anesthesiology; Professor of Internal Medicine and Developmental Biology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO The Fallacy of Persistent Post-Operative Cognitive Decline
9/28/2017 Laurent Glance, MD, Vice-Chair for Research, Department of Anesthesiology; Professor of Anesthesiology; Professor of Public Health Sciences; Senior Scientist, RADN (adjunct), University of Rochester School of Medicine Can We Do Better? Can Quality Measurement Help?