Scholarly Achievements


Goins EC, Bajic D. Astrocytic hypertrophy in the rat ventral tegmental area following chronic morphine differs with age. J Neurol Neurorehabilit Res. 2018; 3(1):14-21. PMID: 29782623.

Yuki K, Koutsogiannaki S, Lee S, DiNardo JA. Unanticipated hospital admission in pediatric patients with congenital heart disease undergoing ambulatory noncardiac surgical procedures. Paediatr Anaesth. 2018 07; 28(7):607-611. PMID: 29777565.

Yuki K, Lee S, Staffa SJ, DiNardo JA. Induction techniques for pediatric patients with congenital heart disease undergoing noncardiac procedures are influenced by cardiac functional status and residual lesion burden. J Clin Anesth. 2018 Nov; 50:14-17. PMID: 29936283.

Lee S, Reddington E, Koutsogiannaki S, Hernandez MR, Odegard KCDiNardo JAYuki K. Incidence and Risk Factors for Perioperative Cardiovascular and Respiratory Adverse Events in Pediatric Patients With Congenital Heart Disease Undergoing Noncardiac Procedures. Anesth Analg. 2018 Sep; 127(3):724-729. PMID: 29734243.

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.

Zona EE, Morris AJ, Briggs SM, Rockoff MA. Responding to a medical crisis: Lessons from the Halifax disaster 100 years ago. Am J Disaster Med. 2018;13(1):45-56.

Leahy IC, Borczuk R, Ferrari LR. Making the pediatric perioperative surgical home come to life by leveraging existing health information technology. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2017 Jun; 30(3):383-389. PMID: 28291130.

Baier AW, Snyder DJ, Leahy IC, Patak LS, Brustowicz RM. A shared opportunity for improving electronic medical record data. Anesth Analg. 2017 Sep;125(3):952-957.

Faraoni D,Gardella KMOdegard KCEmani SMDiNardo JA. Incidence and Predictors for Postoperative Thrombotic Complications in Children With Surgical and Nonsurgical Heart Disease. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Oct; 102(4):1360-7. PMID: 27234574.

Greenwald E, Yuki K. A translational consideration of intercellular adhesion molecule-1 biology in the perioperative setting. Transl Perioper Pain Med. 2016;1(2):17-23..

Lee J, Faraoni DLee S, Brown MOdegard KRandolph ADiNardo JAYuki K. Incidence and risk factors for postoperative vomiting following atrial septal defect repair in children. Paediatr Anaesth. 2016 Jun; 26(6):644-8. PMID: 27091811.


Abstracts and Poster Presentations:


Principles of Pediatric Anesthesia and Critical Care

Lynne R. Ferrari, MD, Izabela Leahy, MSN, Steven J. Staffa, MS, Connor Johnson, BS, Charis Crofton, BA, Craig Methot, BS, Jay G. Berry, MD. One Size Does Not Fit All: A Perspective on the ASA Physical Status Classification for Pediatric Patients

SPA-AAP Pediatric Anesthesiology

Izabela Leahy, MSN, Michael Romano, BA, Amanda Baier, MPH, Steven Staffa, MS, Robert Brustowicz, MDBorn too soon: The mortality rate of premature infants


SPA-AAP Pediatric Anesthesiology

Izabela Leahy, MSNKelly K. Barry, BS, Amanda W. Baier, MPH, Steven J. Staffa, MS, Robert Brustowicz, MDThe impact of trainees on efficiency and Patient Outcomes for Pediatric Circumcisions


Post-Graduate Assembly

Izabela Leahy, MSN, Jillian Shapiro, Amanda Baier, MPH, David Zurakowski, PhD, Robert Brustowicz, MDSafety, Outcomes and Cost Effectiveness: Comparison of Circumcisions Procedure

Izabela Leahy, MSN, Vineesha Kollipara, BS, Amanda Baier, MPH, Steven Staffa, MS, Nathaniel Houston, Heather MacEwen, Robert Brustowicz, MD.

 Is Voluntary Reporting of Adverse Events Accurate?



Principles of Pediatric Anesthesia and Critical Care

Bell E, Leahy IC, Baier A, Brustowicz, R. Comparing the Anesthetic Management of ACL Repairs at Boston Children's Main Campus versus Satellite Campus


Pediatric Academic Societies

Jay Berry, Tyler Glaspy, Margaret O'Neill, Lynne Ferrari, Izabela Leahy, Sara Singer General Pediatrician Involvement in Pre-Operative Clearance for Children with Medical Complexity



Post-Graduate Assembly

Izabela Leahy, MS, BSN, RNBrianna Shores,Amanda Baier, MPH The Increasing Cost of Pharmaceutical Expenses: A Five Year Analysis

Izabela Leahy, MS, BSN, RNRachel Borczuk, Lynne Ferrari, MD Integrating Efforts, Improving Outcomes: Pediatric Perioperative Surgical Home Dashboard Expands Thinking and Design Using Health Information Technology

Izabela Leahy, MS, BSN, RNMegan Lavoie, Matthew Callahan, BS, David Zurakowski, PhDRobert Brustowicz, MD Medication Error in a Pediatric Anesthesia Setting: Incidence, Etiologies, and Error Reduction Strategies


Annual Meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiology

Avirath Purohit, MPH, Daniel Snyder, Amanda Whipple, MPHPaul R. Hickey, MDIzabela Leahy, MS, BSN, RNThe Effectiveness of an Internal Adverse Event Report System vs. a Hospital-Wide Report System

Daniel SnyderAvirath Purohit, MPH, Amanda Whipple, MPH, Paul R. Hickey, MDIzabela Leahy, MS, BSN, RNThe Accuracy of Self-Reporting: An Independent Manual Evaluation of Anesthesia-Related Adverse Events

Izabela Leahy, MS, BSN, RN, Avirath Purohit, MPH, Amanda Whipple, MPH, Antony Gruness, Paul R. Hickey, MDIntegrated Systems for Adverse Event Reporting: Creating a Fair and Just Safety Culture


SPA-AAP Pediatric Anesthesiology, Colorado Springs, CO 

Eric R. Chung, BS, Izabela C. Leahy MS, BSN, RNDavid Zurakowski, Ph.D.,  Robert M. Brustowicz, M.D. A preliminary analysis of outcome indicators and demographics of patients undergoing laparoscopic appendectomy

Daniel J. Snyder, Izabela C. Leahy MS, BSN, RN, Avi N. Purohit, BS, David Zurakowski, Ph.D., Robert M. Brustowicz M.D. Identifying Factors that Influence Surgical-End-to-Transport Time in ASA Physical Status Classification 3 and 4 Pediatric Patients Undergoing Direct Laryngoscopy and/or Bronchoscopy

James Liu, BS, Izabela C. Leahy MS, BSN, RN, Avi N. Purohit, BSDavid Zurakowski, Ph.D.Robert M. Brustowicz M.DSurgical End-to-Transport (SET) Time and Anesthetic Management for ASA Classification 1 and 2 Pediatric Patients Undergoing Direct Laryngoscopy and/or Bronchoscopies

Daniel J. Snyder, Amanda C. Whipple, MPH, Izabela C. Leahy MS, BSN, RN, Robert M. Brustowicz, MD The Hazards of Electronic Data Mining: A Comparison of Data Obtained from Automated Data Abstraction vs. Manual Chart Review

Katherine M. Gardella, BA, Kirsten C. Odegard, MDJames A. DiNardo, MD, David Faraoni, MD, FCCP Incidence and Predictors for Postoperative Thrombosis in Children with Surgical and Non-Surgical Heart Disease

William N. Stevens, BSJoseph P. Cravero, MD, Sean Sinnott, BA, David Zurakowski, PhD,James A. DiNardo, MD,David Faraoni, MD, FCCP.Efficacy of Cell Salvage in Neonates and Children Undergoing Cardiac Surgery


Principles of Pediatric Anesthesia and Critical Care, Boston, MA

Amanda Whipple, MPH, Avirath Purohit, BSIzabela C. Leahy MS, BSN, RNDavid Zurakowski, Ph.D.Robert M. Brustowicz M.D. The Nature and Sources of Variability in the Surgical End-to-Transport (SET) Time of Pediatric Patients Undergoing Circumcision: Improving Clinical Performance and Enhancing Patient Outcomes

John AubreyBSKoichi Yuki, MD, PhD. Assessment of Perioperative Complications in Pediatric ICU Patients

Elise ReddingtonBSKoichi Yuki, MD, PhD. Anesthetic Management of Non-Cardiac Surgeries/Procedures For Patients With Congenital Heart Disease


New England Science Symposium, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Hazael Ajayi, Bistra Vlasskova, MDRetrospective Analysis of the Perioperative Experience of the Autistic Patient Population


SCCM 45th Critical Care Congress, Orlando, FL

Bianca Agustin, David Faraoni, MD, FCCP, Viviane Nasr, MD, Dionne Graham, PhD, Vanessa Young, RN, BA, James DiNardo, MD, Susan Bratton, MD, MPH,  Ravi Thiagarajan, MDVariable costs in neonates and children supported with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.



Society for Pediatric Anesthesia, Phoenix, AZ

Sandra Lee, MSKoichi Yuki, MD,James DiNardo, MD.Perioperative Complications and Risk Factors Associated with Anesthesia Management for Patients with Congenital Heart Disease.


Principles of Pediatric Anesthesia and Critical Care Conference, Boston, MA

Benjamin J. Miller, Izabela C. Leahy MS, BSN, RN, David Zurakowski, Ph.D., Robert M. Brustowicz M.D.,A Preliminary Analysis of Outcome Indicators and Demographics of Patients Undergoing Circumcision 

Hannah Gartner, BA, Izabela C. Leahy MS, BSN, RN, David Zurakowski, Ph.D., Robert M. Brustowicz M.D.Surgical-End-to-Transport (SET) Time and Perioperative Management Pediatric Patients Undergoing Tonsillectomies with or without Adenoidectomies

Michael Hall, MS, Izabela C. Leahy, MS, BSN, RN,Benjamin Miller,James DiNardo, MDIncidence of Intra and Postoperative Complications Associated with Transesophageal Echocardiograms (TEE) in Pediatric Patients


Boston Children's Hospital Nursing Conference, Boston, MA

Izabela C. Leahy, MS, BSN, RN, Vanessa Young, RN, BA, Hannah Gartner, BA. Growth of Anesthesia Research Internship Program.


Pediatric Medical Student Research Forum, Orlando, FL

Emily C.Goins, A.R. Basel, Dusica Bajic, MD, PhD., Quantitative Immunofluorescent Analysis of Glial Activation in a Rat Periaqueductal Gray: Do Astrocytes Play a Tole in Mediating Prolonged Morphine Effects that Differ with Age?

Principles of Pediatric Anesthesia and Critical Care, Boston, MA
Principles of Pediatric Anesthesia and Critical Care, Boston, MA