EDUCATION

Undergraduate Degree

  • University of Texas , 1991 , Austin , TX

Medical School

  • University of Texas Medical Branch , 1999 , Galveston , TX

Internship

Medicine
  • Lyndon Baines Johnson Hospital , 2000 , Houston , TX

Residency

Anesthesiology
  • University of Virginia , 2003 , Charlottesville , VA

Fellowship

Pediatric Anesthesia
  • Boston Children's Hospital , 2004 , Boston , MA

Graduate Degree

MPH
  • Harvard School of Public Health , 2009 , Boston , MA

CERTIFICATIONS

  • American Board of Anesthesiology
  • American Board of Anesthesiology, Pediatric Anesthesiology

PUBLICATIONS

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  1. Empowering Surgeons, Anesthesiologists, and Obstetricians to Incorporate Environmental Sustainability in the Operating Room. Ann Surg. 2021 06 01; 273(6):1108-1114. View abstract
  2. The Missing Chapter: The Education of Surgery and Anesthesiology Trainees as Civic Advocates. Ann Surg. 2021 04 01; 273(4):e125-e126. View abstract
  3. Epidural analgesia for reduction of postoperative systemic opioid use following selective dorsal rhizotomy in children. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2021 Mar 12; 1-6. View abstract
  4. Letter: The Withdrawal of the United States From the World Health Organization and Its Impact on Global Neurosurgery. Neurosurgery. 2021 02 16; 88(3):E281-E282. View abstract
  5. World Health Assembly 73: A Step Forward for Global Surgery. Ann Glob Health. 2021 02 15; 87(1):17. View abstract
  6. Aerosol barriers in pediatric anesthesiology: Clinical data supports FDA caution. Paediatr Anaesth. 2021 04; 31(4):461-464. View abstract
  7. Anesthetic management and outcomes for MRI-guided laser interstitial thermal therapy (LITT) for seizure focus in pediatrics: A single-centre experience with 10 consecutive patients. Paediatr Anaesth. 2021 02; 31(2):234-236. View abstract
  8. Climate change: challenges and opportunities to scale up surgical, obstetric, and anaesthesia care globally. Lancet Planet Health. 2020 11; 4(11):e538-e543. View abstract
  9. Towards high-quality peri-operative care: a global perspective. Anaesthesia. 2020 01; 75 Suppl 1:e18-e27. View abstract
  10. Indirect bypass for maternal symptomatic moyamoya in the first trimester of pregnancy: case report. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2019 Nov 22; 1-6. View abstract
  11. Health Professional Training and Capacity Strengthening Through International Academic Partnerships: The First Five Years of the Human Resources for Health Program in Rwanda. Int J Health Policy Manag. 2018 11 01; 7(11):1024-1039. View abstract
  12. Guidelines and checklists for short-term missions in global pediatric surgery: Recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics Delivery of Surgical Care Global Health Subcommittee, American Pediatric Surgical Association Global Pediatric Surgery Committee, Society for Pediatric Anesthesia Committee on International Education and Service, and American Pediatric Surgical Nurses Association, Inc. Global Health Special Interest Group. Paediatr Anaesth. 2018 05; 28(5):392-410. View abstract
  13. Guidelines and checklists for short-term missions in global pediatric surgery: Recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics Delivery of Surgical Care Global Health Subcommittee, American Pediatric Surgical Association Global Pediatric Surgery Committee, Society for Pediatric Anesthesia Committee on International Education and Service, and American Pediatric Surgical Nurses Association, Inc. Global Health Special Interest Group. J Pediatr Surg. 2018 Apr; 53(4):828-836. View abstract
  14. Building Workforce Capacity Abroad While Strengthening Global Health Programs at Home: Participation of Seven Harvard-Affiliated Institutions in a Health Professional Training Initiative in Rwanda. Acad Med. 2017 05; 92(5):649-658. View abstract
  15. Anesthesia Review: Blasting the Boards. Anesth Analg. 2017 Mar 22. View abstract
  16. Primum Non Nocere: Advocating for a Better Model in Global Surgery and Anesthesia. J Anesth Hist. 2017 Jan; 3(1):1-2. View abstract
  17. Factors Influencing the Choice of Anesthesia as a Career by Undergraduates of the University of Rwanda. Anesth Analg. 2016 08; 123(2):481-7. View abstract
  18. Factors influencing anesthesia residency selection: impact of global health opportunities. Can J Anaesth. 2016 Jun; 63(6):674-81. View abstract
  19. Global Surgery 2030: a roadmap for high income country actors. BMJ Glob Health. 2016; 1(1):e000011. View abstract
  20. Gut-liver axis, nutrition, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Clin Biochem. 2015 Sep; 48(13-14):923-30. View abstract
  21. Anesthesia for intracranial surgery in infants and children. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2014 Oct; 27(5):465-9. View abstract
  22. Anesthesia for interventional radiology. Paediatr Anaesth. 2014 Jul; 24(7):698-702. View abstract
  23. Shortage of doctors, shortage of data: a review of the global surgery, obstetrics, and anesthesia workforce literature. World J Surg. 2014 Feb; 38(2):269-80. View abstract
  24. Challenges in pediatric neuroanesthesia: awake craniotomy, intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging, and interventional neuroradiology. Anesthesiol Clin. 2014 Mar; 32(1):83-100. View abstract
  25. Ratio of cesarean deliveries to total operations and surgeon nationality are potential proxies for surgical capacity in central Haiti. World J Surg. 2013 Jul; 37(7):1526-9. View abstract
  26. Attenuating the perioperative stress response: a proposition of a simple solution. Minerva Anestesiol. 2013 Sep; 79(9):981-2. View abstract
  27. The impact of natural disaster on pediatric surgical delivery: a review of Haiti six months before and after the 2010 earthquake. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2012 May; 23(2):523-33. View abstract
  28. Intraoperative anaphylaxis induced by the gelatin component of thrombin-soaked gelfoam in a pediatric patient. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2012 Mar; 108(3):209-10. View abstract
  29. Anesthetic concerns for pediatric patients in an intraoperative MRI suite. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2011 Oct; 24(5):480-6. View abstract
  30. Electroencephalogram monitoring during intracranial surgery for moyamoya disease. Pediatr Neurol. 2011 Jun; 44(6):427-32. View abstract
  31. Pial synangiosis in patients with moyamoya syndrome and sickle cell anemia: perioperative management and surgical outcome. Neurosurg Focus. 2009 Apr; 26(4):E10. View abstract
  32. Complications Following Operative Interventions for Vascular Anomalies in Pediatrics. Neurosurgical Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine – Strategies for Prevention, Early Detection, and Management, edited by Brambrink A and Kirsch JR (in press). 2009. View abstract
  33. Specific ICU Risks after Pediatric Neurosurgery in Perioperative Complications. Neurosurgical Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine – Strategies for Prevention, Early Detection, and Management, edited by Brambrink A and Kirsch JR (in press). 2009. View abstract
  34. contributing author. How to Pick a Doctor, by Kyra Bobinet (in press). 2009. View abstract
  35. Neurosurgery and Neurotraumatology: Anesthetic Considerations. Pediatric Anesthesia: Principles & Practice, edited by Bissonette B and Dalens BJ (in press). 2009. View abstract
  36. Pediatric Neurosurgical Anesthesia. A Practice of Anesthesia for Infants and Children, edited by Cote CJ, Todres ID, Goudsouzian NG and Ryan JF (in press). 2008. View abstract
  37. Perioperative Pediatric Fluid Management. A Practice of Anesthesia for Infants and Children, edited by Cote CJ, Todres ID, Goudsouzian NG and Ryan JF (in press). 2008. View abstract
  38. The Central Nervous System: Pediatric Neuroanesthesia. A Practical Approach to Pediatric Anesthesia, edited by Holzman RS, Mancuso T and Polaner D. 2008. View abstract
  39. Ethical Treatment of Combatants and Noncombatants. ASA Syllabus on Ethics. 2008. View abstract
  40. Detection of unanticipated intracranial hemorrhage during intraoperative magnetic resonance image-guided neurosurgery. Report of two cases. J Neurosurg. 2007 May; 106(5 Suppl):398-400. View abstract
  41. Initial Experience with a Mobile 1.5T MRI for Intraoperative Guidance in Pediatric Neurosurgery. J Neurosurg Anesthesiol. 2007; in press. View abstract
  42. Laparoscopic surgery in a patient with Fontan physiology. Anesth Analg. 2006 Oct; 103(4):856-8. View abstract
  43. Total phenytoin concentrations do not accurately predict free phenytoin concentrations in critically ill children. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2006 Sep; 7(5):434-9; quiz 440. View abstract
  44. Society of neurosurgical anesthesia and critical care scientific meeting. Anesthesiology. 2006 Apr; 104(4):898-9. View abstract
  45. Report of Scientific Meeting – SNACC 2005. Anesthesiology. 2006; 104(4):898-99. View abstract
  46. Muscular dystrophy, anesthesia and the safety of inhalational agents revisited; again. Paediatr Anaesth. 2006 Feb; 16(2):105-8. View abstract
  47. Muscular Dystrophy, Anesthesia, and the Safety of Inhalational Agents Revisited; Again. Paediatric Anesthesia. 2006; 16(2):105-8. View abstract
  48. Regional Cerebral Blood Flow Monitoring by Thermal Diffusion Probe in Children with Moyamoya Syndrome Undergoing Pial Synangiosis. J Neurosurg Anesthesiol. 2006; 18(4):277. View abstract
  49. Safe and Effective Treatment with Phenytoin Requires Measurement of Free Levels in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Pediatric Crit Care Med. 2006; 7:518. View abstract
  50. Noninvasive Cerebral Oxygenation Monitoring by Near-Infrared Spectroscopy in Children with Moyamoya Syndrome Undergoing Pial Synangiosis. J Neurosurg Anesthesiol. 2006; 18(4):277-8. View abstract
  51. Decreased prevalence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in black obese children. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2005 Oct; 41(4):426-9. View abstract
  52. Should the Results of Animal Studies Change Clinical Anesthetic Care?. Society for Pediatric Anesthesia Newsletter. 2005; Summer. View abstract
  53. Total and Unbound Phenytoin Levels in Critically Ill Children. Canadian Journal of Anesthesia. 2005; 52(Supplement 1):A166. View abstract
  54. Should the Results of Animal Studies Change Clinical Anesthetic Care? Point/Counterpoint. Society for Pediatric Anesthesia Newsletter. 2005; 3-4. View abstract
  55. Concise Anatomy for Anesthesia. Crit Care Med. 2003; 31:1892. View abstract
  56. Pulmonary Artery Catheter: Cannot Wedge, Malfunction. Critical Care on Call, edited by Alan T. Lefor. 2002. View abstract
  57. Intravenous insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) in moderate-to-severe head injury: a Phase II safety and efficacy trial. Neurosurg Focus. 1997 May 15; 2(5):ECP1; discussion 1 p following ECP1. View abstract
  58. Intravenous insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) in moderate-to-severe head injury: a phase II safety and efficacy trial. J Neurosurg. 1997 May; 86(5):779-86. View abstract
  59. p53-independent induction of WAF1/CIP1 in human leukemia cells is correlated with growth arrest accompanying monocyte/macrophage differentiation. Cancer Res. 1995 Feb 01; 55(3):668-74. View abstract
  60. The first intron of human H-ras is regulated by p53: Specific activation mediated by a p53-binding element and general repression by the N-terminus of p53. Int. J. Oncol. 1995; 7:1021-28. View abstract
  61. Hyperphosphorylation of p53 induced by okadaic acid attenuates its transcriptional activation function. Cancer Res. 1994 Aug 15; 54(16):4448-53. View abstract
  62. Altered gastric emptying in the head-injured patient: relationship to feeding intolerance. J Neurosurg. 1991 May; 74(5):738-42. View abstract
  63. Osmotic diarrhea induced by sugar-free theophylline solution in critically ill patients. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 1991 May-Jun; 15(3):332-6. View abstract
  64. Mechanisms and implications of hypoalbuminemia in head-injured patients. J Neurosurg. 1988 Sep; 69(3):386-92. View abstract
  65. The acute-phase response of the brain-injured patient. J Neurosurg. 1988 Sep; 69(3):375-80. View abstract
  66. Intolerance to enteral feeding in the brain-injured patient. J Neurosurg. 1988 Jan; 68(1):62-6. View abstract
  67. Serum and urine zinc response in head-injured patients. J Neurosurg. 1986 Feb; 64(2):224-30. View abstract
  68. The effect of severe zinc deficiency on serum levels of albumin, transferrin, and prealbumin in man. Am J Clin Nutr. 1981 Sep; 34(9):1655-60. View abstract