EDUCATION

Medical School

  • Justus-Liebig-Universitat Giessen , 1988 , Giessen , Germany

Internship

  • Lenox Hill Hospital , 1991 , New York , NY

Graduate Degree

Surgery
  • Diakonhjemmet Hospital , Oslo , Norway

Graduate Degree

Internal Medicine
  • Lenox Hill Hospital , New York , NY

Graduate Degree

Anesthesiology
  • New York University Medical Center , 1996 , New York , NY

Fellowship

Cardiothoracic Anesthesia
  • New York University Medical Center , 1997 , New York , NY

PUBLICATIONS

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  1. Volatile Anesthetic Sevoflurane Attenuates Toll-Like Receptor 1/2 Activation. Anesth Analg. 2020 08; 131(2):631-639. View abstract
  2. The "Mother of pediatric cardiac anesthesia": An interview with Dr Dolly D. Hansen, a pioneering woman in medicine. Paediatr Anaesth. 2020 09; 30(9):964-969. View abstract
  3. Intubation precautions in a pediatric patient with severe COVID-19. J Pediatr Surg Case Rep. 2020 Jul; 58:101495. View abstract
  4. Intraluminal Pulmonary Vein Stenosis in Children: A "New" Lesion. Anesth Analg. 2019 07; 129(1):27-40. View abstract
  5. Volatile anesthetics affect macrophage phagocytosis. PLoS One. 2019; 14(5):e0216163. View abstract
  6. Incidence and Risk Factors for Perioperative Cardiovascular and Respiratory Adverse Events in Pediatric Patients With Congenital Heart Disease Undergoing Noncardiac Procedures. Anesth Analg. 2018 09; 127(3):724-729. View abstract
  7. Predictors of Mortality in Children with Pulmonary Atresia with Intact Ventricular Septum. Pediatr Cardiol. 2017 Dec; 38(8):1627-1632. View abstract
  8. In Response. Anesth Analg. 2017 09; 125(3):1078-1079. View abstract
  9. SCAI/CCAS/SPA Expert Consensus Statement for Anesthesia and Sedation Practice: Recommendations for Patients Undergoing Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedures in the Pediatric and Congenital Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. Anesth Analg. 2016 11; 123(5):1201-1209. View abstract
  10. SCAI/CCAS/SPA expert consensus statement for anesthesia and sedation practice: Recommendations for patients undergoing diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in the pediatric and congenital cardiac catheterization laboratory. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2016 Nov 15; 88(6):912-922. View abstract
  11. Incidence and Predictors for Postoperative Thrombotic Complications in Children With Surgical and Nonsurgical Heart Disease. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Oct; 102(4):1360-7. View abstract
  12. Incidence and risk factors for postoperative vomiting following atrial septal defect repair in children. Paediatr Anaesth. 2016 Jun; 26(6):644-8. View abstract
  13. Anesthesiologist- and System-Related Risk Factors for Risk-Adjusted Pediatric Anesthesia-Related Cardiac Arrest. Anesth Analg. 2016 Feb; 122(2):482-9. View abstract
  14. Sedation and Anesthesia in Pediatric and Congenital Cardiac Catheterization: A Prospective Multicenter Experience. Pediatr Cardiol. 2015 Oct; 36(7):1363-75. View abstract
  15. Patients with single ventricle physiology undergoing noncardiac surgery are at high risk for adverse events. Paediatr Anaesth. 2015 Aug; 25(8):846-851. View abstract
  16. Heat retention head wrap for rewarming infants undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass surgery. Am J Crit Care. 2015 Mar; 24(2):141-7. View abstract
  17. The frequency of cardiac arrests in patients with congenital heart disease undergoing cardiac catheterization. Anesth Analg. 2014 Jan; 118(1):175-82. View abstract
  18. Cardiac magnetic resonance versus routine cardiac catheterization before bidirectional Glenn anastomosis: long-term follow-up of a prospective randomized trial. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2013 Nov; 146(5):1172-8. View abstract
  19. Cardiac arrest and neuromuscular blockade reversal agents in the transplanted heart. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2013 Dec; 27(6):1374-8. View abstract
  20. Bleeding and thrombotic emergencies in pediatric cardiac intensive care: unchecked balances. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2012 Oct 01; 3(4):470-91. View abstract
  21. Hemostatic consequences of a non-fresh or reconstituted whole blood small volume cardiopulmonary bypass prime in neonates and infants. Paediatr Anaesth. 2009 Sep; 19(9):854-61. View abstract
  22. Prospective longitudinal study of coagulation profiles in children with hypoplastic left heart syndrome from stage I through Fontan completion. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2009 Apr; 137(4):934-41. View abstract
  23. Distribution of ABO phenotypes in patients with congenital cardiac defects. Cardiol Young. 2008 Jun; 18(3):307-10. View abstract
  24. Cardiac magnetic resonance versus routine cardiac catheterization before bidirectional glenn anastomosis in infants with functional single ventricle: a prospective randomized trial. Circulation. 2007 Dec 04; 116(23):2718-25. View abstract
  25. The frequency of anesthesia-related cardiac arrests in patients with congenital heart disease undergoing cardiac surgery. Anesth Analg. 2007 Aug; 105(2):335-43. View abstract
  26. Trendelenburg position, simulated Valsalva maneuver, and liver compression do not alter the size of the right internal jugular vein in patients with a bidirectional Glenn shunt. Anesth Analg. 2007 Aug; 105(2):365-8. View abstract
  27. Evaluation of the coagulation system in children with two-ventricle congenital heart disease. Ann Thorac Surg. 2007 May; 83(5):1797-803. View abstract
  28. Risk factors for adverse events during cardiovascular magnetic resonance in congenital heart disease. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2007; 9(5):793-8. View abstract
  29. Endothelial catabolism of extracellular adenosine during hypoxia: the role of surface adenosine deaminase and CD26. Blood. 2006 Sep 01; 108(5):1602-10. View abstract
  30. Hemodynamic responses to etomidate on induction of anesthesia in pediatric patients. Anesth Analg. 2005 Sep; 101(3):645-50, table of contents. View abstract
  31. Clinical role, accuracy, and technical aspects of cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging in infants. Am J Cardiol. 2004 Jul 01; 94(1):69-74. View abstract
  32. Anaesthesia considerations for cardiac MRI in infants and small children. Paediatr Anaesth. 2004 Jun; 14(6):471-6. View abstract
  33. Anesthetic considerations during caval inflow occlusion in children with congenital heart disease. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2004 Apr; 18(2):144-7. View abstract
  34. Procoagulant and anticoagulant factor abnormalities following the Fontan procedure: increased factor VIII may predispose to thrombosis. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2003 Jun; 125(6):1260-7. View abstract
  35. Cardiac surgery in a child with sacral and intrasacral haemangioma. Paediatr Anaesth. 2002 Jul; 12(6):552-5. View abstract
  36. Coagulation factor abnormalities in patients with single-ventricle physiology immediately prior to the Fontan procedure. Ann Thorac Surg. 2002 Jun; 73(6):1770-7. View abstract
  37. A survey of parental satisfaction during parent present induction of anaesthesia for children undergoing cardiovascular surgery. Paediatr Anaesth. 2002 Mar; 12(3):261-6. View abstract
  38. Coagulation abnormalities in patients with single-ventricle physiology precede the Fontan procedure. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2002 Mar; 123(3):459-65. View abstract
  39. Stress response in infants undergoing cardiac surgery: a randomized study of fentanyl bolus, fentanyl infusion, and fentanyl-midazolam infusion. Anesth Analg. 2001 Apr; 92(4):882-90. View abstract
  40. Parameters associated with perioperative baffle fenestration closure in the Fontan operation. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2000 Oct; 14(5):553-6. View abstract
  41. Intraoperative recurrent laryngeal nerve monitoring during video-assisted throracoscopic surgery for patent ductus arteriosus. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2000 Oct; 14(5):562-4. View abstract