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Another Victorious Year at PARRC 2022

"Headshots of the four department winners of PARRC 2022"


The virtual 16th Annual Pennsylvania Anesthesiology Resident Research Conference (PARRC) was hosted by the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center on Saturday, May 7. Per tradition, our residents presented a robust volume of their scholarly work. We couldn't have been prouder, given our residents gave 12 of the 38 presentations (six original research, six case reports), second only to the hosting institution (PSU 13, UPMC 12, Temple 6, Jefferson 5, Penn 2), reflecting all the hard work by our residents and their faculty mentors. Once again, our residents nearly swept all the awards at the meeting (all presentations and winners listed below). In addition, many of our faculty members participated in the conference as judges - Tyler Smith, MD; Andrea Ibarra, MD, MS; and Harikesh Subramanian, MBBS, as abstract judges and Phillip Adams, DO, FASA; Elizabeth Ungerman, MD; and Evan E. Lebovitz, MD, MBA, as presentation judges. Congratulations to all our residents, judges, and award winners on their tremendous participation! Also, mark your calendars for May 13, 2023 - we will be hosting PARRC 2023 in-person here in Pittsburgh!


Case Reports

  • 1st Place Award - Garret Hillsdon-Smith, MD: Cor Triatriatum Dexter in an Adult Female with Noncompaction Cardiomyopathy Undergoing Heart Transplantation
  • Jacob Ludin, MD: Placement of a Pigtail Catheter in the Pulmonary Artery During Emergent Pericardiocentesis               
  • Mariusz Ligocki, MD: Novel Approach To Complex Regional Pain Syndrome with Implantable Peripheral Nerve Stimulators - Sounds Great, But What Could Go Wrong?
  • Michael Massey, MD: Anesthetic Management of Impella Ventricular Assist Device for Cardiogenic Shock after Myocardial Infarction Complicated by Ventricular Septal Rupture in a Patient Undergoing VSD Repair               
  • Daniella Ohnemus, MD: When the Sternal Saw Guard Lets its Guard Down: Tracheal Injury During Median Sternotomy       
  • 3rd Place Award - John Yin, MD: Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion Device Attempt Complicated By Embedment Of Coronary Bypass Graft            

Original Research

  • Boris Anyama, MD: Outcomes Following Suprascapular Nerve Block for Reverse Delta Shoulder Arthroplasty               
  • Samuel Atherton, MD: Comparing the Fidelity of Cadaveric versus Mannequin-Based Simulation Strategies for Fellow Education in Critical Care Medicine           
  • 2nd Place Award - Stephen Frabitore, MD: The Pittsburgh Innovation and Technology Track (PITTrack): An Integrated Innovation Curriculum Addressing Barriers to Physician-Led Innovation            
  • Christopher Lacomis, MD: Virtual Reality Preparation for the Cardiac Anesthesiology Rotation    
  • Elizabeth Pickle, MD: Liposomal Bupivacaine Interscalene Block for Rotator Cuff Repair: A Single Institution QI Project
  • 1st Place Award - Brian Reon, MD, PhD: Intraoperative Triple Low States are Associated with Post-Operative Delirium