Barry Kussman

Barry Kussman, MBBCh, FFA(SA)

Senior Associate in Cardiac Anesthesia

Associate Professor of Anaesthesia, Harvard Medical School

    Contact: 617-355-7737
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Medical Services

Specialties

  • Cardiac Anesthesiology

Departments

  • Anesthesiology Perioperative and Pain Medicine

Programs

  • Cardiac Anesthesia Services
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Experience and Education

Education

Medical School, MB BCh

University of Witwatersrand Medical School, 1979-1984

Johannesburg, South Africa

Internship, Internal Medicine

Johannesburg Hospital (now The Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital), 1985

Johannesburg, South Africa

Internship, General Surgery

Johannesburg Hospital (now The Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital), 1985

Johannesburg , South Africa

Residency, Anesthesiology

Johannesburg Hospital (now The Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital), 1/1989-4/1989

Johannesburg , South Africa

Residency, Anesthesiology

Groote Schuur Hospital, 5/1989-1/1993

Cape Town, South Africa

Fellowship, Pediatric Anesthesia

Boston Children’s Hospital, 8/1994-7/1995

Boston, MA

Fellowship, Cardiac Anesthesia

2 months at Boston Children’s Hospital) Beth Israel Hospital, 8/1995-10/1996

Boston, MA

Certifications

  • Anesthesia

  • Pediatric Anesthesia

Research

Research Focus Area
Near Infrared Spectroscopy

For more information, please visit my research profile.

Publications

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  1. Perak AM, Opotowsky AR, Walsh BK, Esch JJ, DiNardo JA, Kussman BD, Porras D, Rhodes J. Noninvasive Cardiac Output Estimation by Inert Gas Rebreathing in Mechanically Ventilated Pediatric Patients. J Pediatr. 2016 Oct; 177:184-190.e3.
  2. Kussman BD, Aasted CM, Yücel MA, Steele SC, Alexander ME, Boas DA, Borsook D, Becerra L. Capturing Pain in the Cortex during General Anesthesia: Near Infrared Spectroscopy Measures in Patients Undergoing Catheter Ablation of Arrhythmias. PLoS One. 2016; 11(7):e0158975.
  3. Becerra L, Aasted CM, Boas DA, George E, Yücel MA, Kussman BD, Kelsey P, Borsook D. Brain measures of nociception using near-infrared spectroscopy in patients undergoing routine screening colonoscopy. Pain. 2016 Apr; 157(4):840-8.
  4. Borsook D, Kussman B, George E, Becerra L, Burke D. Reply to Letter: "Surgically Induced Neuropathic Pain: Understanding the Perioperative Process". Ann Surg. 2015 Jun; 261(6):e162-3.
  5. Bertolizio G, DiNardo JA, Laussen PC, Polito A, Pigula FA, Zurakowski D, Kussman BD. Evaluation of cerebral oxygenation and perfusion with conversion from an arterial-to-systemic shunt circulation to the bidirectional Glenn circulation in patients with univentricular cardiac abnormalities. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2015 Feb; 29(1):95-100.
  6. Nasr VG, Kussman BD. Advances in the Care of Adults With Congenital Heart Disease. Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2015 Sep; 19(3):175-86.
  7. Tang YK, Flora Tsang HF, Ranjan Das S, Vance ML, Kussman BD. Case 6-2013: Perioperative management of an adult patient with tetralogy of fallot and pheochromocytoma. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2013 Dec; 27(6):1399-406.
  8. Borsook D, Kussman BD, George E, Becerra LR, Burke DW. Surgically induced neuropathic pain: understanding the perioperative process. Ann Surg. 2013 Mar; 257(3):403-12.
  9. Ross AK, Kussman B, Valley RD, Flack S, Ahmed Z, Gooden CK, Georges L, Lauro HV, Malviya S. 2010 meeting of the Congenital Cardiac Anesthesia Society (CCAS) and the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia (SPA). Anesth Analg. 2010 Nov; 111(5):1331-3.
  10. Schure AY, Kussman BD. Pediatric heart transplantation: demographics, outcomes, and anesthetic implications. Paediatr Anaesth. 2011 May; 21(5):594-603.
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  12. Borsook D, George E, Kussman B, Becerra L. Anesthesia and perioperative stress: consequences on neural networks and postoperative behaviors. Prog Neurobiol. 2010 Dec; 92(4):601-12.
  13. Burch TM, McGowan FX, Kussman BD, Powell AJ, DiNardo JA. Congenital supravalvular aortic stenosis and sudden death associated with anesthesia: what's the mystery? Anesth Analg. 2008 Dec; 107(6):1848-54.
  14. Newburger JW, Jonas RA, Soul J, Kussman BD, Bellinger DC, Laussen PC, Robertson R, Mayer JE, del Nido PJ, Bacha EA, Forbess JM, Pigula F, Roth SJ, Visconti KJ, du Plessis AJ, Farrell DM, McGrath E, Rappaport LA, Wypij D. Randomized trial of hematocrit 25% versus 35% during hypothermic cardiopulmonary bypass in infant heart surgery. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2008 Feb; 135(2):347-54, 354.e1-4.
  15. Odegard KC, DiNardo JA, Kussman BD, Shukla A, Harrington J, Casta A, McGowan FX, Hickey PR, Bacha EA, Thiagarajan RR, Laussen PC. The frequency of anesthesia-related cardiac arrests in patients with congenital heart disease undergoing cardiac surgery. Anesth Analg. 2007 Aug; 105(2):335-43.
  16. Subramaniam B, Soriano SG, Michael Scott R, Kussman BD. Anesthetic management of pial synangiosis and intracranial hemorrhage with a Fontan circulation. Paediatr Anaesth. 2006 Jan; 16(1):72-6.
  17. Kussman BD, Madril DR, Thiagarajan RR, Walsh EP, Laussen PC. Anesthetic management of the neonate with congenital complete heart block: a 16-year review. Paediatr Anaesth. 2005 Dec; 15(12):1059-66.
  18. Kussman BD, Wypij D, DiNardo JA, Newburger J, Jonas RA, Bartlett J, McGrath E, Laussen PC. An evaluation of bilateral monitoring of cerebral oxygen saturation during pediatric cardiac surgery. Anesth Analg. 2005 Nov; 101(5):1294-300.
  19. Sarkar M, Laussen PC, Zurakowski D, Shukla A, Kussman B, Odegard KC. Hemodynamic responses to etomidate on induction of anesthesia in pediatric patients. Anesth Analg. 2005 Sep; 101(3):645-50, table of contents.
  20. Kussman BD, Zurakowski D, Sullivan L, McGowan FX, Davis PJ, Laussen PC. Evaluation of plasma fentanyl concentrations in infants during cardiopulmonary bypass with low-volume circuits. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2005 Jun; 19(3):316-21.
  21. Kussman BD, Mulkern RV, Holzman RS. Iatrogenic hyperthermia during cardiac magnetic resonance imaging. Anesth Analg. 2004 Oct; 99(4):1053-5, table of contents.
  22. Kussman BD, Geva T, McGowan FX. Cardiovascular causes of airway compression. Paediatr Anaesth. 2004 Jan; 14(1):60-74.
  23. Kussman BD, Devavaram P, Hansen DD, Dinardo JA, Forbess JM, Mehrota R, McGowan FX. Anesthetic implications of primary cardiac tumors in infants and children. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2002 Oct; 16(5):582-6.
  24. Kussman BD, Gruber EM, Zurakowski D, Hansen DD, Sullivan LJ, Laussen PC. Bispectral index monitoring during infant cardiac surgery: relationship of BIS to the stress response and plasma fentanyl levels. Paediatr Anaesth. 2001 Nov; 11(6):663-9.
  25. O'Connor BR, Kussman BD, Park KW. Severe hypercarbia during cardiopulmonary bypass: a complication of CO2 flooding of the surgical field. Anesth Analg. 1998 Feb; 86(2):264-6.
  26. Kussman BD, Sethna NF. Pethidine-associated seizure in a healthy adolescent receiving pethidine for postoperative pain control. Paediatr Anaesth. 1998; 8(4):349-52.
  27. Kussman B, Shorten G, Uppington J, Comunale ME. Administration of magnesium sulphate before rocuronium: effects on speed of onset and duration of neuromuscular block. Br J Anaesth. 1997 Jul; 79(1):122-4.
  28. Panieri E, Kussman BD, Michell WL, Tunnicliffe JA, Immelman EJ. Chylous ascites following abdominal aortic surgery. S Afr J Surg. 1995 Mar; 33(1):26-8.
  29. Marik PE, Kussman BD, Lipman J, Kraus P. Acetazolamide in the treatment of metabolic alkalosis in critically ill patients. Heart Lung. 1991 Sep; 20(5 Pt 1):455-9.
  30. Kussman BD, Gauvreau K, DiNardo JA, Newburger JW, Mackie AS, Booth KL, del Nido PJ, Roth SJ, Laussen PC. Cerebral perfusion and oxygenation after the Norwood procedure: comparison of right ventricle-pulmonary artery conduit with modified Blalock-Taussig shunt. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2007 Mar; 133(3):648-55.
  31. Soul JS, Robertson RL, Wypij D, Bellinger DC, Visconti KJ, du Plessis AJ, Kussman BD, Scoppettuolo LA, Pigula F, Jonas RA, Newburger JW. Subtle hemorrhagic brain injury is associated with neurodevelopmental impairment in infants with repaired congenital heart disease. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2009 Aug; 138(2):374-81.
  32. Kussman BD, Wypij D, DiNardo JA, Newburger JW, Mayer JE, del Nido PJ, Bacha EA, Pigula F, McGrath E, Laussen PC. Cerebral oximetry during infant cardiac surgery: evaluation and relationship to early postoperative outcome. Anesth Analg. 2009 Apr; 108(4):1122-31.
  33. Kussman BD, Wypij D, Laussen PC, Soul JS, Bellinger DC, DiNardo JA, Robertson R, Pigula FA, Jonas RA, Newburger JW. Relationship of intraoperative cerebral oxygen saturation to neurodevelopmental outcome and brain magnetic resonance imaging at 1 year of age in infants undergoing biventricular repair. Circulation. 2010 Jul 20; 122(3):245-54.
  34. Matte GS, Kussman BD, Wagner JW, Boyle SL, Howe RJ, Pigula FA, Emani SM. Massive air embolism in a Fontan patient. J Extra Corpor Technol. 2011 Jun; 43(2):79-83.
  35. Soriano BD, Hoch M, Ithuralde A, Geva T, Powell AJ, Kussman BD, Graham DA, Tworetzky W, Marx GR. Matrix-array 3-dimensional echocardiographic assessment of volumes, mass, and ejection fraction in young pediatric patients with a functional single ventricle: a comparison study with cardiac magnetic resonance. Circulation. 2008 Apr 8; 117(14):1842-8.
  36. Cheng HH, Wypij D, Laussen PC, Bellinger DC, Stopp CD, Soul JS, Newburger JW, Kussman BD. Cerebral blood flow velocity and neurodevelopmental outcome in infants undergoing surgery for congenital heart disease. Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 Jul; 98(1):125-32.
  37. Rollins CK, Asaro LA, Akhondi-Asl A, Kussman BD, Rivkin MJ, Bellinger DC, Warfield SK, Wypij D, Newburger JW, Soul JS. White Matter Volume Predicts Language Development in Congenital Heart Disease. J Pediatr. 2016 Nov 9.
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