Robert Brustowicz

Robert Brustowicz, MD

Senior Associate in Perioperative Anesthesia

Assistant Professor of Anaesthesia, Harvard Medical School

  • Contact: 617-355-7737

  • Fax: 617-730-0894

Medical Services

Specialties

  • Anesthesia
  • Autotransfusion Services
  • Anesthesia

Departments

  • Anesthesiology Perioperative and Pain Medicine
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Experience and Education

Education

Baylor College of Medicine, 1976

Houston, TX

Anesthesiology

Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, 10/77 to 12/79

New York, New York

Pediatric Anesthesiology/Critical Care

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 01/80 to 01/81

Philadelphia, PA

Certifications

  • Anesthesiology, Quality Assurance & Utilization Review

Publications

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
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  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. Krauss B, Brustowicz RM. Eds. Pediatric Procedural Sedation and Analgesia. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins. 1999.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. Migueles E, Brustowicz R. Interdisciplinary quality improvement in the perioperative program. A collaborative model. Nurs Clin North Am. 1997 Mar; 32(1):215-30.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. Migueles E, Brustowicz RM. Interdisciplinary Quality Improvement in the Perioperative Programs: A Collaborative Model. Micheli AJ ed. Nursing Clinics of North America, March. 1997.
  25. Helmers SL, Brustowicz RM. The effect of intravenous lidocaine on somatosensory evoked potentials during scoliosis surgery. (Letter). Anesth Analg. 1997; 85:228.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. Brustowicz RM. OSHA Regulations Pertaining to Bloodborne Pathogens. Current Reviews for Post Anesthesia Care Nurses, Lesson 1. 1994; 16.
  33. Brustowicz RM. OSHA Regulations Pertaining to Bloodborne Pathogens. Current Reviews in Clinical Anesthesia, Lesson 8. 1993; 14.
  34. Brustowicz RM. OSHA Regulations Pertaining to Bloodborne Pathogens. Current Reviews for Nurse Anesthetists, Lesson 15. 1993; 16.
  35. Truog RD, Rockoff MA, Brustowicz RM. DNR in the OR. JAMA. 1992 Mar 18; 267(11):1466-7.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. Brustowicz RM, Hall JE. In defense of the wake-up test. Anesth Analg. 1988 Oct; 67(10):1019.
  39. Brustowicz RM. More on long-arm CVP catheters. Anesth Analg. 1988 Jun; 67(6):597.
  40. Brustowicz RM, Caceres A. Hemodynamic changes during positioning on the Relton-Hall Frame. Fifth International Congress on Cotrel-Dubousset Instrumentation, Paris, France. 1988.
  41. 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.
  42. Voss S, Rockoff M, Brzustowicz R, Caceras A. Oxygen saturation in children following administration of rectal methohexital. Anesth Analg. 1988; 67:S247.
  43. Brustowicz RM, Moncorge C, Koka BV. Metabolic responses to tourniquet release in children. Anesthesiology. 1987 Nov; 67(5):792-4.
  44. Brustowicz RM . Autologous blood banking. Cotrel Y, ed. Proceeding of the International Congress on Cotrel-Dubousset Instrumentation. Montpellier, France: Sauramps Medical. 1987; 85-6.
  45. Brustowicz RM. Anesthetic management. Cotrel Y, ed. Proceeding of the International Congress on Cotrel-Dubousset Instrumentation. Montpellier, France: Sauramps Medical. 1987; 53-5.
  46. Brustowicz RM, Rockoff MA. Neuropsychological changes in a young healthy population after controlled hypotension anesthesia (Commentary). Survey of Anesthesiology. 1987; 31:158.
  47. 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.
  48. Brustowicz RM, Nelson DA, Betts EK, Rosenberry KR, Swedlow DB. Efficacy of pediatric oral premedication for outpatient surgery. Anesthesiology. 1984; 60:475-7.
  49. Moncorge CV, Brzustowicz RM, Koka BV. Systemic and metabolic responses to tourniquet ischemia in children. Anesthesiology. 1982; 57:A420.
  50. Brustowicz RM. Harrington instrumentation for scoliosis. Stehling L, ed. Common problems in pediatric anesthesiaChicago, Illinois: Year Book Medical Publishers, Inc. 1982; 342-7.
  51. 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.
  52. Herrin TJ, Brustowicz RM, Hendrickson M . Anesthetic management of neck trauma. South Med J. 1979; 72:1102-6.
  53. Bettelheim FA, Wang TJY, Brustowicz RM. Dynamic light scattering of bovine cornea. J Colloid Interface Sci. 1976; 56:76-82.
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