SleepTalker December 2023

Volume 39 Number 6 Stony Brook, NY  <       December 2023     
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Welcome Dr. Mathews Dr. Pentyala: Champion Black Men in White Coats Pediatric Trauma Level 1
PGA Abstracts AHA Abstract New Publications Déjà Vu
Weddings Bells! Rock the Vines Benefit Where on Campus is That? Monthly Muscle Chillaxant
Welcome Dr. Ashley Mathew

   Dr. Ashley Mathew has joined our faculty. As most of you know, it wasn't long ago that she was in our Residency Program; she graduated in June 2022. We welcome her back to the Department of Anesthesiology!

   Dr. Mathew graduated summa cum laude with a BS in Biology and minor in Psychology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She then matriculated into the 7 year BS/MD program with Albany Medical College. Among other activities, she was participated in Project SOAR (Successfully Overcoming Adversity with the help of Role Models), a program that mentored inner city youth. Following graduation with an MD from Albany, she came to Stony Brook as a Resident. In her final year, she served as Chief Resident for Medical Student Education. During her residency, she helped develop and implement a quality improvement project to study airway management preparedness during urgent and emergent floor intubations. She presented nine case reports at national meetings.

   This past year, Dr. Mathew did a Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship at Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC. There, she developed and implemented a quality improvement project to study and improve intraoperative hand-offs.

   We are delighted to have Dr. Mathew return to Stony Brook. Welcome back!
Dr. Pentyala: Stony Brook Champion!

James P. Dilger, PhD

   Dr. Srinivas Pentyala, who has been a faculty member in our Department since 1992, received not one, but two awards at the Inaugural Stony Awards Celebration! I was honored to nominate Srini for the SB YOU Award . This award honors Stony Brook employees who "exemplify SBU’s five pillars: Innovation, Community, Equity, Excellence and Collaboration". They should also "inspire the positive behaviors and beliefs that embody the mission and values of Stony Brook" and give their "time and abilities to go above and beyond general job requirements". Srini fits these criteria to the utmost. His research accomplishments have been mainly focused on exploring ways to translate lab bench findings into assays and devices that aid patients. He is well known his nationally successful SARAS program that introduces high school students and undergraduates to basic and clinical science through lectures and workshops. And, Srini's collaborative efforts can be seen by this multiple joint appointments at Stony Brook (Physiology and Biophysics, Orthopedic Surgery and Rehabilitation, Urology, Health Sciences).

Dr. Pentyala and the awardees in other categories, photo courtesy of Stony Brook University

SB University President Maurie McInnes and Dr. Pentyala
   Dr. Pentyala also won the "President’s Stony Brook Champion Award"! He was chosen from among the winners of the other individual awards. President McInnes noted that he has "received several honors and awards for his role as a researcher, educator and mentor, as well as for his involvement in community service. He serves on the advisory boards of several journals, national and international biotech and healthcare companies, and research institutes".

   Congratulations Champion (aka my friend and co-worker)!!
Black Men in White Coats Youth Summit

Joy Schabel, MD

   The Department of Anesthesiology and Stony Brook Medical Center partnered with the American Medical Association in their shared commitment to dismantling structural racism and increasing diversity in the physician workforce. Members of the Department of Anesthesiology participated in the inaugural Stony Brook “Black Men in White Coats” Youth Summit. Over 500 youth from backgrounds underrepresented in medicine attended the event. Black Men in White Coats is an AMA-created documentary that inspires to increase the number of Black men in the field of medicine. During the summit, participants examined the structural barriers to increasing diversity in medicine from the perspectives of Black men who are both physicians and leaders in medicine.
Left: Resident Dr. Sadiq Rahman with Dr. Getu Teressa, Associate Prof of Clinical Medicine
Right: Dr. Rahman with Dr. Schabel
Pediatric Trauma Level I ACS Reverification

Ron Jasiewicz, MD

   After a two-day visit by the American College of Surgeons verification review team, we have successfully achieved (pending formal sign-off) another 3-year status as a Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center. At the summation meeting, the reviewers presented that there were no deficiencies, although some areas of opportunity as we move forward in providing care to the residents of Suffolk County and others. The team stated they were impressed with our process improvement program, and clinical care guidelines since we commenced our Level I status six years ago.

   It's a department team effort for where we are today. On behalf of the Pediatric Trauma program, thank you.
PGA 2023 Presentations

   Faculty and Residents from the department are headed to the Big Apple this weekend to present their research, case studies and clinical expertise at the annual PGA (Post Graduate Assembly) meeting of the NYSSA. 3 Scientific Abstracts, 4 Case Based Learning Discussions, 15 Medically Challenging Cases, 1 Panel Session, 4 Spotlight Sessions and 1 Workshop. To make sure you don't miss a single one, check out our departmental PGA itinerary!

  • Rakhamimova E, Jin Z, Lin J. Comparison of liposomal bupivacaine to conventional local anesthetics in adductor canal block for knee surgery, a meta-analysis
  • Murphy J, Razak A, Jin Z, Wang M. Efficacy Of Liposomal Bupivacaine Versus Local Anesthetics In Transversus Abdominis Plane Blocks: A Meta-analysis
  • Ballacchino M, Gajdos C, Giuca M, McQuestion C, Schuler C. The Use of Frailty Scores for Screening the Surgical Risk Benefits: A Multidisciplinary Approach
Case Based Learning Discussions
  • Aravera C, Angelo TE. The Lasting Effects of COVID on a Parturient Requiring ECMO for Cesarean Delivery
  • Daoud BE. Maternal Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  • Factor MG. Pain Management Strategies For The Opioid Dependent Parturient
  • Richman DC, Jin Z. You Did What!? You Placed a Drug Eluting Stent Prior to This Time Sensitive Surgery!? And It Is Safe to Hold Clopidogrel at 30 Days?
Medically Challenging Cases
  • Muncan B, Bell J, Daoud B, Elias M, Factor M, Angelo T. Neuraxial Anesthesia in an Obstetric Patient with Transverse Myelitis
  • Garry E, Elias M, Angelo T, Daoud B, Factor M. Anesthetic Considerations for a Parturient with Congenital Long QT Syndrome and an Implantable Cardioverter-defibrillator
  • Elias M, Rakhamimova E, Factor M, Angelo T, Daoud B. Anesthetic Management of a Parturient with a Symptomatic Pericardial Effusion.
  • Bargnes V, Fiola S, Nguyen V. Patient with Alpha-Gal Syndrome Is Allergic to Heparin Having Living Donor Renal Transplant
  • Shibly Y, Hum B, Lee C, Zhang K. Anesthetic Management and Considerations for Transcarotid TAVR
  • Rupert D, Fardos Y, Parikh S, Oleszak S. Intraoperative pulseless electrical arrest, Pneumomediastinum, and Bilateral pneumothorax at time of emergence after total thyroidectomy
  • Hum B, Fischl A, Lee C, Shibly Y, Zhang K. Management of Severe Pulmonary Hypertension During Open Inguinal Hernia Repair Under Epidural
  • Chernoff D, Jin Z, Tsivitis A, Al-Bizri E. Single Shot Fascia Iliaca Plane Block for Femur Fracture in a Pediatric Trauma Patient
  • Oliver B, Jacob S, Winter G, Epstein R, Oleszak SP. Airway Management of an Adult Patient with Pierre-Robin Sequence Presenting for Closure of Gastro-cutaneous Fistula
  • Ghaly L, Zimmerman A. Use of Stellate Ganglion Block for Post COVID-19 Pleuritic Chest Pain
  • Curran L, Kim EK, Richman D. The Thirteenth Lead on the Twelve Lead ECG
  • Curran L, Kim EK, Richman D. Between a Stone and a Hard Place
  • Doudnikoff A, Mangano N, Patel S, Razak A, Nada E. Assessing pain in the setting of dementia in an elderly patient with rib fractures
  • Chen S, Balaguer J, Izrailtyan I, Mattimore D. A Case of Suspected Left Ventricular Wall Perforation after Intraoperative IMPELLA® Insertion
  • Rahman S, Desai A, Moore R. Erector spinae block for NORA to treat selective brachial plexus pain in patient with metastatic lung cancer
  • Beg T. Expanding NORA to ICU
Spotlight Sessions
  • Moller DH. Anatomy of an Error
  • Costa AC. Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting: Practice Guideline Update
  • Richman DC. ACLS/PALS Update 2020
  • Nada EM. Postoperative Pain Management for Spine Surgery
  • Oleszak SP. Difficult Airway Management
AHA Meeting Abstract

Jonathon Schwartz, MD

   An abstract was presented at the AHA Scientific Sessions 2023 in Philadelphia. Resident Dr. Daniel Mattimore and I were the authors from our department. Dr. AlSadawi was a cardiology fellow here at the time and has since moved to the University of Michigan for further fellowship training. Drs. Singh and Kalogeropoulos are faculty in the SBU cardiology department.

  • AlSadawi M, Kalogeropoulos AP, Mattimore D, Singh A, Schwartz J. Reliability and Accuracy of Non-Invasive versus Invasive Blood Pressure Monitoring During Atrial Fibrillation Ablation.
Recent Publications

Bargnes et al 2023 Fig 1

  • Dammavalam V, Murphy J, Johnkutty M, Elias M, Corn R, Bergese S. Perioperative cognition in association with malnutrition and frailty: a narrative review. Front Neurosci. 2023 Nov 2;17:1275201
  • Elias M, Gombert A, Siddiqui S, Yu S, Jin Z, Bergese S. Perioperative utility of amisulpride and dopamine receptor antagonist antiemetics-a narrative review. Front Pharmacol. 2023 Oct 31;14:1274214
  • Gordon C, Trainor J, Shah RJ, Studholme K, Gelman A, Doswell F, Sadar F, Giovannetti A, Gershenson J, Khan A, Nicholson J, Huang Z, Spurgat M, Tang SJ, Wang H, Ojima I, Carlson D, Komatsu DE, Kaczocha M. Fatty acid binding protein 5 inhibition attenuates pronociceptive cytokine/chemokine expression and suppresses osteoarthritis pain: A comparative human and rat study. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2023 Nov 28:S1063-4584
  • Bargnes V 3rd, Jacob S, Schabel J, Richman DC. Preoperative Clinic: A Gateway to DEI Education in Anesthesiology Residency. ASA Monitor 2023 Dec;87:34–35
  • Wang A, Kerolus K, Garry E, Li D, Desai A, Bergese S. Novel Techniques and Local Anesthetics for Perioperative Pain Management. In: Advances in Regional Anesthesia. Rijeka: IntechOpen; 2023
  • Mustahsan VM, Cai Y, Komatsu DE, Kao I, Pentyala S. Biocompatibility of calcitonin receptor fragment peptide-treated 3D-printed bone scaffolds: a muscle pouch implantation study. J Clin Transl Res 2023; 9(6):23.00097
Déjà Vu at the SfN Meeting

Grigori Enikolopov, PhD

   Last month, I was at the Society for Neuroscience meeting in DC, with over 25,000 participants. To my surprise, I stumbled upon a banner featuring our image of neural stem cells (a strip of blue dots) that was recently featured on the cover of Journal of Neuroscience. I then saw more and more of those, until realizing that there are three or four different images that rotate all the time on the banners and posters throughout the meeting venue, so every couple of minutes I had a surreal (and slightly disconcerting) experience of being surrounded by the same neural stem cell image that we created many years ago and which we’ve sent as a journal cover this summer.
Wedding Bells!

Vincent Bargnes and Jessica Silvestri - November 11, 2023

Brian Oliver and Lisa Garibaldi - November 17, 2023
Rock the Vines Benefit

   John Fazio, CRNA and his band rocked the house with their music during a benefit for Eastern Long Island Hospital! The band included Andy Jepson (bass), and two colleagues from the Emergency Department at ELIH: Drs. Larry Schiff (drums) and Ryan Zapata (lead guitar). John sang vocals and played keyboard.

Where on Campus is That?

James P. Dilger, PhD

A tree grows .... where???
Visit the Where on Campus is That? webpage!
Monthly Muscle Chillaxant

Resident Friendsgiving!
SleepTalker, the Stony Brook Anesthesiology Newsletter is published by the Department of Anesthesiology
Stony Brook Medicine, Stony Brook, NY
Syed Shah, MD, Interim Chairman
Editorial Board: James P. Dilger, PhD; Ana Costa, MD; Murad Elias, MD; Vincent Bargnes, MD