SleepTalker September 2022

Volume 38 Number 3 Stony Brook, NY  <       September 2022       > 
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Welcome Dr. Feit Welcome Dr. Oster Welcome Dr. Yeung Welcome Dr. Geralemou
Welcome Dr. Marghoob STARS Kudos Visiting Professor
Farewell Dr. Willoughby Anesthesiology Interest Groups New Publications Where on Campus is That?
Monthly Muscle Chillaxant
Dr. Andrew Feit joins Faculty

   We welcome Andrew Lawrence Feit, MD, FASA to our department. Dr. Feit received his MD from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He then did a residency in anesthesiology at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and a Critical Care Fellowship, ICAHN School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He was a faculty member at Columbia-Presbyterian from 1997-2001 where he was the Medical Director for the Post Anesthesia Care Unit. He subsequently joined North American Partners in Anesthesia, LLP working at Huntington Hospital. At the Department of Anesthesiology at Huntington Hospital, Dr. Feit served as Vice Chair (2011-2013), Medical Director of Peri-operative Services (2014-2022) and Chair (2013-2022).

   Dr. Feit has had appointments at both Hofstra-Northwell School of Medicine and NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine. In addition to working on multiple hospital committees, he has served on committees of the NYSSA and the ASA where he is currently an alternate delegate. Dr. Feit became a fellow of the ASA in 2017.

   Dr. Feit is working in our General Division. Welcome to Stony Brook, Dr. Feit!
Dr. Jonathan Oster joins Faculty

   We are pleased to welcome Jonathan B. Oster, MD, FASA to Stony Brook Anesthesiology! Dr. Oster earned his MD from the University of Illinois. He moved to New York for an anesthesiology residency at New York Hospital Cornell Medical Center and a Fellowship in Critical Care also at Columbia. He joined North American Partners in Anesthesia and became an attending anesthesiologist at Huntington Hospital.

   From 2013-2022, Dr. Oster served as Vice Chairman of Department of Anesthesia. He has held important positions in North American Partners in Anesthesia: as Regional Director - overseeing clinical issues in the Midwest sites, and as Department Director of Mobile Anesthesia - overseeing credentialing & QA and conducting training for certification. He had also been an Assistant Professor at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell since 2017.

   Dr. Oster is working in our General Division. Welcome to Stony Brook, Dr. Oster!
Dr. Isaac Yeung joins Faculty

   We welcome Isaac Yeung, MD back to Stony Brook! Dr. Yeung graduated from Stony Brook University, Magna Cum Laude, with a BS in Biochemistry in 2013. He then attended Stony Brook Medical School where he was an active member and co-president of the Anesthesia Interest Group. After receiving his MD in 2018, Dr. Yeung went to Columbia University for his anesthesia residency. At Columbia, he served as a mock interviewer for medical students planning to pursue an anesthesiology residency and also helped create an educational video about anesthetic preoperative assessment for Columbia's Socially Distanced Curriculum.

   Dr. Yeung is creative in other ways as well. At Columbia, he co-founded The Real AIC - Anesthesia Inventors Club. The goal was to exchange ideas, develop models, and test inventions with intent to create useful inventions for clinical applications. Innovations centered around common interest in 3D modeling and printing. He also has a YouTube Channel (@Zed4me) with 24,000+ subscribers and over 9 million views.

   Dr. Yeung is working in the General Division. Welcome back to Stony Brook, Dr. Yeung!
Dr. Sofia Geralemou rejoins Faculty

   We are delighted to welcome Dr. Sofia Geralemou back to our department. Dr. Geralemou has a long history with Stony Brook. She earned her MD from the Medical School and was did her residency here from 2007-2011; serving as Chief Resident as a CA-3. She then joined our faculty and stayed through 2019. She worked in private practice for 2 1/2 years, but has now returned to Stony Brook!

   Dr. Geralemou has co-authored several book chapters including Intravenous Anesthetics in the 8th edition of Clinical Anesthesia, Barish PG, Cahalan MK, eds. She also has several peer reviewed publications including "Assessing the value of risk indices of postoperative nausea and vomiting in ambulatory surgical patients".which appeared in Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2016 Dec;29(6):668-673. As an attending, she organized several Global Health missions.

   We are happy to have Dr. Sofia Geralemou back and working in the Neuroanesthesia Division!
Dr. Saad Margoob rejoins Faculty

   We welcome Saad Marghoob, MB, B Chir, MD back to Stony Brook! Dr. Marghoob received his MB B Chir from Cambridge University, Cambridge, England. After being House Officer in several hospitals in the UK, he traveled across the pond to do his anesthesiology residency at Stony Brook. He was Chief Resident in his CA-3 year, 1992-93. He worked as an attending at Stony Brook for six years, and then went into private practice working at Huntington Hospital. Now, he has returned!

   While at Huntington Hospital, Dr. Marghoob served on the Laboratory Committee and was a member of the Mobile Committee of the North American Partners in Anesthesia.

   We welcome Dr. Marghoob back to Stony Brook!
STARS: STaff Appreciation and Recognition

   Two Star Cards from patients were recently received on labor and delivery. One recognizing Dr. Giacomo Scorsese and one recognizing Dr. Morgane Factor . Dr. Factor's Star card also recognizes one of the L&D nurses in conjunction. Congratulations!

Robert Moore, MD

   A previously well 4 year old punctured his carotid artery with a metal straw and his brain and frankly entire body was deprived of oxygen for an extended period. Thoughtful, rapid and goal directed care across several specialties within the university and Divisions within our Department led to an amazing outcome of a relative unscathed toddler! Article from "Today"

   Xiaojun Guo, MD, FASA has become a Fellow of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (FASA). Dr. Guo has been a member of our department since 2000. Congratulations!
Visiting Professor Dr. Martin Angst
James P. Dilger, PhD

    Our Visiting Professor this month is Martin S. Angst, M.D., Professor of Anesthesia, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA. Dr. Angst received his Medical Doctorate and Thesis from the Medical School at the University of Berne, Switzerland. He did a residency in Internal Medicine at the Hospital of Burgdorf, Switzerland and a residency in Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine at the University Hospital of Berne. In 1994, he came to the US to do a fellowship in Clinical Pharmacology at Stanford. At Stanford, he moved up steadily through the academic ranks and became Professor in 2011.

    Dr. Angst's research interest is the interplay between anesthesia and the immune system. in his current research, his goal is to identify immune phenotypes that predict the outcome of patients receiving anesthesia and/or analgesia. Ultimately, he would like to devise strategies that reduce the risk of postoperative complications due to the effects of anesthetic drugs on the immune system. He and his colleagues have ongoing support from the NIH and other agencies for investigations such as "B Lymphocyte-Mediated Autoimmunity in Pain after Trauma” and “Signatures of Pain Recovery in Teens (SPRINT)”. Dr. Angst is also receiving support from industry to explore how drugs being developed for neurodegenerative diseases, affect blood leukocytes.

    Dr. Angst has published 120 peer-reviewed papers and over 90 abstracts on subjects ranging from pharmacokinetics, to hyperalgesia, to bioinformatics, to microgravity. He has presented over 60 lectures internationally. He originally planned to visit in March 2020 but we all know what happened! We are delighted that can finally join us at Stony Brook!

• September 20 Resident Lecture: "Neuro-anesthesia: Anesthetic Management of Aneurysms and Vascular Malformations"

• September 20 Grand Rounds: "Biological Determinants of Postoperative Recovery"
Farewell Dr. Willoughby

We said farewell to Dr. Paul Willoughby who has retired after 27 years of service to the department! Paul received his MD from New York Medical College and did his Anesthesiology Residency at SUNY Upstate. He joined our department in 1995. Best wishes, Paul!!
Anesthesia Interest Groups

Ursula Landman, DO

   On August 30, we had a joint meeting of the Stony Brook Anesthesia Interest Group and the NYIT-COM Anesthesia Interest Group. A total of 66 students attended! Interest in anesthesiology is booming! I gave an introduction to anesthesiology talk to the group. I discussed our specialty as a career and career paths that can be taken. A lively and comprehensive question and answer period followed. We are looking forward to a fabulous year together.
New Publications

Figure from Guinn et al 2022.
  • Hankerd K, Koo H, McDonough KE, Wang J, Pariyar R, Tang SJ, Chung JM, La JH. Gonadal hormone-dependent nociceptor sensitization maintains nociplastic pain state in female mice. Pain. 2022 Jun 16
  • Guinn NR, Schwartz J, Arora RC, Morton-Bailey V, Aronson S, Brudney CS, Bennett-Guerrero E; Perioperative Quality Initiative (POQI-8) and the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery-Cardiac Society (ERAS-C) Investigators. Perioperative Quality Initiative and Enhanced Recovery After Surgery-Cardiac Society Consensus Statement on the Management of Preoperative Anemia and Iron Deficiency in Adult Cardiac Surgery Patients. Anesth Analg. 2022 Sep 1;135(3):532-544
  • Palaniappan D, Friedlander D, Desai A. Is it time to reconsider the routine blind insertion of double lumen endobronchial tubes? J Clin Anesth. 2022 Aug;79:110766
  • Gan TJ, Jin Z, Meyer TA. Rescue Treatment of Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting: A Systematic Review of Current Clinical Evidence. Anesth Analg. 2022 Aug 31
Where on Campus is That?

Tazeen Beg, MD

Visit the Where on Campus is That? webpage!
Monthly Muscle Chillaxant

Wolfie the Seawolf made a special appearance at Paul Willoughby's retirement party!
SleepTalker, the Stony Brook Anesthesiology Newsletter is published by the Department of Anesthesiology
Stony Brook Medicine, Stony Brook, NY
Sergio D. Bergese, MD, CBA, FASA, Interim Chairman
Editorial Board: James P. Dilger, PhD; Stephen A. Vitkun, MD, MBA, PhD; Marisa Barone-Citrano, MA; Murad Elias, MD