MEDICAL SERVICES

EDUCATION

Medical School

  • Baylor College of Medicine , 1976 , Houston , TX

Residency

Anesthesiology
  • Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center , 1979 , New York , NY

Fellowship

Pediatric Anesthesiology -Critical Care
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia , 1981 , Philadelphia , PA

CERTIFICATIONS

  • American Board of Anesthesiology

PUBLICATIONS

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  1. Leahy IC, Lavoie M, Zurakowski D, Baier AW, Brustowicz RM. Medication errors in a pediatric anesthesia setting: Incidence, etiologies, and error reduction strategies. J Clin Anesth. 2018 Sep; 49:107-111. View abstract
  2. Baier AW, Snyder DJ, Leahy IC, Patak LS, Brustowicz RM. A Shared Opportunity for Improving Electronic Medical Record Data. Anesth Analg. 2017 09; 125(3):952-957. View abstract
  3. Zgleszewski SE, Graham DA, Hickey PR, Brustowicz RM, Odegard KC, Koka R, Seefelder C, Navedo AT, Randolph AG. Anesthesiologist- and System-Related Risk Factors for Risk-Adjusted Pediatric Anesthesia-Related Cardiac Arrest. Anesth Analg. 2016 Feb; 122(2):482-9. View abstract
  4. Samnaliev M, Tran CM, Sloan SR, Gasior I, Lightdale JR, Brustowicz RM. Economic evaluation of cell salvage in pediatric surgery. Paediatr Anaesth. 2013 Nov; 23(11):1027-34. View abstract
  5. Sethna NF, Zurakowski D, Brustowicz RM, Bacsik J, Sullivan LJ, Shapiro F. Tranexamic acid reduces intraoperative blood loss in pediatric patients undergoing scoliosis surgery. Anesthesiology. 2005 Apr; 102(4):727-32. View abstract
  6. Deardon J, Brustowicz R, Jennings, R. Challenges for the Anesthesiologist During Thorascopic Resection of RLL Bronchopulmonary Sequestration and Ipsilateral CCAM. Poster Presentation, Society for Pediatric Anesthesia, Winter Meeting, Miami Beach, FL, February. 2005. View abstract
  7. Brustowicz RM. Postoperative Management Following Orthopedic Procedures. Anand K.J.S., ed. Handbook of Pediatric Critical Care, Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Company (In Press). 2005. View abstract
  8. Brustowicz, R.M., inventor; Children's Hospital Boston. . On- Demand Needle Retaining and Locking Mechanism for use in intravenous catheter assemblies. US patent –pending. June 26. 2003. View abstract
  9. Eltzschig HK, Palmer G, Brustowicz R. Colobronchial fistula in a pediatric patient: diagnostic value of isolated single-lung ventilation and intraoperative use of high frequency oscillatory ventilation. Anesth Analg. 2002 Sep; 95(3):621-3, table of contents. View abstract
  10. McCann ME, Brustowicz RM, Bacsik J, Sullivan L, Auble SG, Laussen PC. The bispectral index and explicit recall during the intraoperative wake-up test for scoliosis surgery. Anesth Analg. 2002 Jun; 94(6):1474-8, table of contents. View abstract
  11. Brustowicz RM, Jacobson MS, Kevy SW. Preparation of autologous platelet gel in pediatrics. Anesthesiology 2002; 96:A1235. Preparation of autologous platelet gel in pediatrics. Anesthesiology. 2002; 96:A1235. View abstract
  12. Sethna NF, Zurakowski D, Sullivan LJ, Bacsik J, Brustowicz RM. Tranexamic acid reduces blood loss during posterior spinal fusion in children. A randomized, placebo-controlled study. Anesthesiology. 2002; 96:A1232. View abstract
  13. Eltzschig HK, Palmer G, Brustowicz RM. . Colobronchial fistula in a pediatric patient: diagnostic value of isolated single lung ventilation and intraoperative use of high frequency oscillatory ventilation. Anesthesia & Analgesia. 2002; 95:621-623. View abstract
  14. Homer CJ, Marino B, Cleary PD, Alpert HR, Smith B, Crowley Ganser CM, Brustowicz RM, Goldmann DA. Quality of care at a children's hospital: the parent's perspective. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1999 Nov; 153(11):1123-9. View abstract
  15. Quillen K, Cooke E, Brustowicz R. Usage of pre-deposit autologous blood and intraoperative cell salvage in pediatric elective surgery. American Association of Blood Banks, Transfusion. 1999; 39:35S. View abstract
  16. Krauss B, Brustowicz RM. Eds. Pediatric Procedural Sedation and Analgesia. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins. 1999. View abstract
  17. Kevy SV, Brustowicz RM. Atraumatic Blood Salvage and Autotransfusion in Trauma Surgery. International Trauma Anesthesia and Critical Care Society ed. Massive Transfusion and Control of Hemorrhage in the Trauma Patient, October. 1999; 17-18. View abstract
  18. Laussen PC, Brustowicz R, Seefelder C, McGowan FX. Hemodynamic changes associated with the prone position in Fontan patients during anesthesia for scoliosis surgery. Poster Presentation, Society for Pediatric Anesthesia, Winter Meeting, Phoenix AR, February. 1998; 133. View abstract
  19. Nadol GS, Brustowicz R, Emans JB, Helmers SL. Is SSEP monitoring for scoliosis surgery sufficient? No! Poster Presentation, Society for Pediatric Anesthesia, February. 1998; 127. View abstract
  20. Wilder R, Bitzer S, Foss J, Brustowicz R, Berde C. Methylnaltrexone does not decrease opioid side-effects after posterior spine fusion. Anesthesiology. 1998; 87(3A):A768. View abstract
  21. Brustowicz RM, Koka BV, Jacobson MS, Kevy . Efficacy of the bloodstream recovery system to clear particulate material: A simulated bench study. Anesthesiology. 1998; 87(3A):A466. View abstract
  22. Migueles E, Brustowicz R. Interdisciplinary quality improvement in the perioperative program. A collaborative model. Nurs Clin North Am. 1997 Mar; 32(1):215-30. View abstract
  23. Kevy SV, Brustowicz RM. Atraumatic blood salvage and autotransfusion in trauma and surgery. 10th Annual Trauma Anesthesia and Critical Care Symposium and World Exposition, May. 1997. View abstract
  24. Chaves-Vischer V, Brustowicz R, Helmers SL. . Effect of intravenous lidocaine on somatosensory evoked potentials recorded during scoliosis surgery: a report of two cases. Anesthesia and Analgesia. 1997; 83:1122-5. View abstract
  25. Migueles E, Brustowicz RM. Interdisciplinary Quality Improvement in the Perioperative Programs: A Collaborative Model. Micheli AJ ed. Nursing Clinics of North America, March. 1997. View abstract
  26. Helmers SL, Brustowicz RM. The effect of intravenous lidocaine on somatosensory evoked potentials during scoliosis surgery. (Letter). Anesth Analg. 1997; 85:228. View abstract
  27. Chaves-Vischer V, Brustowicz R, Helmers SL. The effect of intravenous lidocaine on intraoperative somatosensory evoked potentials during scoliosis surgery. Anesth Analg. 1996 Nov; 83(5):1122-5. View abstract
  28. Homer CJ, Marino BL, Cleary P, Brustowicz R, Smith B, Ganser CC, Goldmann DA. . Predicting satisfaction with inpatient care in a children’s hospital. Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine. Supplement April. Abstract 63. 1996. View abstract
  29. Kevy SV, Brustowicz RM, Jacobson, MS. Evaluation of a new atraumatic surgical suction and blood recovery system. Poster Presentation, PGA, New York State Society of Anesthesiologists, December . 1996. View abstract
  30. Kevy SV, Brustowicz RM, Jacobson, M, Campbell L, O’Grady L. Is partial bowl processing worthwhile during intraoperative blood salvage? Poster Presentation, PGA, New York State Society of Anesthesiologist, December. 1996. View abstract
  31. Jacobson MS, Brustowicz R, Kevy SV. Evaluation of continuous hollow-fiber technology for intra-operative and post-operative blood salvage. Journal of Clinical Apheresis. 1995; 10:A36. View abstract
  32. Homer CJ, Marino BL, Ganser CC, Brustowicz R, Smith B, Cleary P, Goldmann D. Determinants of patient report of quality in a pediatric teaching hospital. International Scientific Symposium on Improving Quality and Value in Health Care, December , Orlando, Florida. 1995. View abstract
  33. Brustowicz RM. OSHA Regulations Pertaining to Bloodborne Pathogens. Current Reviews for Post Anesthesia Care Nurses, Lesson 1. 1994; 16. View abstract
  34. Brustowicz RM. OSHA Regulations Pertaining to Bloodborne Pathogens. Current Reviews in Clinical Anesthesia, Lesson 8. 1993; 14. View abstract
  35. Brustowicz RM. OSHA Regulations Pertaining to Bloodborne Pathogens. Current Reviews for Nurse Anesthetists, Lesson 15. 1993; 16. View abstract
  36. Truog RD, Rockoff MA, Brustowicz RM. DNR in the OR. JAMA. 1992 Mar 18; 267(11):1466-7. View abstract
  37. Brustowicz RM. Cotrel-Dubousset Instrumentation for Scoliosis. Stehling L. ed. Common problems in pediatric anesthesia. 2nd ed. Chicago, Illinois: Year Book Medical Publishers, Inc. 1992; 505-12. View abstract
  38. Scuderi G, Sanders DP, Brustowicz RM, Berde CB, Colin A, Allen J, Healy GB, Hall JE. Postoperative lordoscoliosis causing extrinsic compression of the right main stem bronchus and respiratory insufficiency. A case report. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 1989 Jan; 14(1):110-4. View abstract
  39. Brustowicz RM, Hall JE. In defense of the wake-up test. Anesth Analg. 1988 Oct; 67(10):1019. View abstract
  40. Brustowicz RM. More on long-arm CVP catheters. Anesth Analg. 1988 Jun; 67(6):597. View abstract
  41. Brustowicz RM, Caceres A. Hemodynamic changes during positioning on the Relton-Hall Frame. Fifth International Congress on Cotrel-Dubousset Instrumentation, Paris, France. 1988. View abstract
  42. Berde CB, Holzman RS, Sethna NF, Dickerson RB, Brustowicz RM. A comparison of methadone and morphine for post-operative analgesia in children and adolescents. Anesthesiology. 1988; 69:A768. View abstract
  43. Voss S, Rockoff M, Brzustowicz R, Caceras A. Oxygen saturation in children following administration of rectal methohexital. Anesth Analg. 1988; 67:S247. View abstract
  44. Brustowicz RM, Moncorge C, Koka BV. Metabolic responses to tourniquet release in children. Anesthesiology. 1987 Nov; 67(5):792-4. View abstract
  45. Brustowicz RM . Autologous blood banking. Cotrel Y, ed. Proceeding of the International Congress on Cotrel-Dubousset Instrumentation. Montpellier, France: Sauramps Medical. 1987; 85-6. View abstract
  46. Brustowicz RM. Anesthetic management. Cotrel Y, ed. Proceeding of the International Congress on Cotrel-Dubousset Instrumentation. Montpellier, France: Sauramps Medical. 1987; 53-5. View abstract
  47. Brustowicz RM, Rockoff MA. Neuropsychological changes in a young healthy population after controlled hypotension anesthesia (Commentary). Survey of Anesthesiology. 1987; 31:158. View abstract
  48. Pascucci RC, Kurachek SC, Kelly DH, Shannon DC, Terrill IM, Brzustowicz RM. . Evaluation of respiratory patterns of infants in the perioperative period. Anesthesiology. 1984; 61:A420. View abstract
  49. Brustowicz RM, Nelson DA, Betts EK, Rosenberry KR, Swedlow DB. Efficacy of pediatric oral premedication for outpatient surgery. Anesthesiology. 1984; 60:475-7. View abstract
  50. Moncorge CV, Brzustowicz RM, Koka BV. Systemic and metabolic responses to tourniquet ischemia in children. Anesthesiology. 1982; 57:A420. View abstract
  51. Brustowicz RM. Harrington instrumentation for scoliosis. Stehling L, ed. Common problems in pediatric anesthesiaChicago, Illinois: Year Book Medical Publishers, Inc. 1982; 342-7. View abstract
  52. Brzustowicz RM, Nelson DA, Betts EK, Crummer SJ, Rosenberry KR, Swedlow DB. Efficacy of oral premedication in children for out-patient surgery. Anesthesiology. 1981; 55:A328. View abstract
  53. Herrin TJ, Brustowicz RM, Hendrickson M . Anesthetic management of neck trauma. South Med J. 1979; 72:1102-6. View abstract
  54. Bettelheim FA, Wang TJY, Brustowicz RM. Dynamic light scattering of bovine cornea. J Colloid Interface Sci. 1976; 56:76-82. View abstract