Scholarly Achievements

Publications

Sullivan CA, Egbuta C, Park RS, Lukovits K, Cavanaugh D, Mason KP. The Use of Bispectral Index Monitoring Does Not Change Intraoperative Exposure to Volatile Anesthetics in Children. J Clin Med. 2020 Jul 30; 9(8). PMID: 32751514.

Donado C, Spagnuolo GM, Lobo K, Berde C, Dinakar P. Effect of lumbar medial branch blocks on extension-related axial chronic low back pain in a pediatric population: a retrospective chart review and prospective follow-up. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2020 May 10. PMID: 32393524.

Rudisill SS, Wang JT, Jaimes C, Mongerson CRL, Hansen AR, Jennings RW, Bajic D. Neurologic Injury and Brain Growth in the Setting of Long-Gap Esophageal Atresia Perioperative Critical Care: A Pilot Study. Brain Sci. 2019 Dec 17; 9(12). PMID: 31861169.

Mongerson CRL, Wilcox SL, Goins SM, Pier DB, Zurakowski D, Jennings RW, Bajic D. Infant Brain Structural MRI Analysis in the Context of Thoracic Non-cardiac Surgery and Critical Care. Front Pediatr. 2019; 7:315.

Kwon R, Koutsogiannaki S, Staffa SJ, Yuki K. The Outcomes of Pediatric Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Recipients Requiring Intensive Care Unit Admission- A Single Center Experience. Transl Perioper Pain Med. 2019;6(3):75-80. Epub 2019 Jun 11. PMID: 31304194; PMCID: PMC6625789.

Berry JG, Glaspy T, Eagan B, Singer S, Glader L, Emara N, Cox J, Glotzbecker M, Crofton C, Ward E, Leahy I, Salem J, Troy M, O'Neill M, Johnson C, Ferrari L. Pediatric complex care and surgery comanagement: Preparation for spinal fusion. J Child Health Care. 2019 Jul 30; 1367493519864741. PMID: 31359785.

Ferrari LR, Leahy I, Staffa SJ, Johnson C, Crofton C, Methot C, Berry JG. One Size Does Not Fit All: A Perspective on the American Society of Anesthesiologists Physical Status Classification for Pediatric Patients. Anesth Analg. 2019 Jun 17. PMID: 31219919.

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.Kwon R, Koutsogiannaki S, Staffa SJ, Yuki K. The Outcomes of Pediatric Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Recipients Requiring Intensive Care Unit Admission- A Single Center Experience. Transl Perioper Pain Med. 2019;6(3):75-80. Epub 2019 Jun 11. PMID: 31304194; PMCID: PMC6625789.

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 KC, DiNardo JA, Yuki 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 KM, Odegard KC, Emani SM, DiNardo 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 D, Lee S, Brown M, Odegard K, Randolph A, DiNardo JA, Yuki 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

2021

Principles of Pediatric Anesthesia and Critical Care

Morgan Brown, MD, PhD, Michael Cradeur, MS. Noncardiac surgery in patients with Fontan physiology.

SPA-AAP Pediatric Anesthesiology

Dusica Bajic, MD, PhD, Devon Evanovich. Retrospective Analysis of Disesase Severity Satisfaction in Esophofeal Atresia at a Single Institution.

2020

SPA-AAP Pediatric Anesthesiology

Lynne Ferrari, MD, Izabela Leahy, RN, MS, Steven Staffa, MS, Oscar Dominguez, BS, Troy Yang, BS, Jay Berry, MD, MPH. The Pediatric Specific American Society of Anesthesiologists Physical Status Score: A Multi- Center Study.

Izabela C. Leahy, MS, RN, BSN. Joseph Feichtmeier, BS, Steven J. Staffa, MS, Alicia Yang, Amanda W. Baier, MPH, Robert M. Brustowicz, MD. Development of a Risk Index for Postoperative Mortality or Intensive Care in Preterm and Early Term Neonates Undergoing Surgery.

Izabela Leahy, MS, RN, BSN, Amanda Baier, MPH, Steven Staffa, MS, Caroline Trinh, BS, Heather MacEwen, Claire Greydanus, William Knapp, Robert Brustowicz, MD. Documentation of Adverse Events in the Department of Anesthesiology: A Single Institution Experience.

2019

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, MD. Born too soon: The mortality rate of premature infants

2018

SPA-AAP Pediatric Anesthesiology

Izabela Leahy, MSN, Kelly K. Barry, BS, Amanda W. Baier, MPH, Steven J. Staffa, MS, Robert Brustowicz, MD. The 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, MD. Safety, 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?

2017

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

2016

Post-Graduate Assembly

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

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

Izabela C. Leahy MS, BSN, RN, Megan Lavoie, Matthew Callahan, BS, David Zurakowski, PhD, Robert 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 (Baier), MPH, Paul R. Hickey, MD, Izabela C. Leahy MS, BSN, RN. The Effectiveness of an Internal Adverse Event Report System vs. a Hospital-Wide Report System

Daniel Snyder, Avirath Purohit, MPH, Amanda Whipple (Baier), MPH, Paul R. Hickey, MD, Izabela C. Leahy MS, BSN, RN. The Accuracy of Self-Reporting: An Independent Manual Evaluation of Anesthesia-Related Adverse Events

Izabela C. Leahy MS, BSN, RN, Avirath Purohit, MPH, Amanda Whipple (Baier), MPH, Antony Gruness, Paul R. Hickey, MD. Integrated 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, RN, David Zurakowski, PhD, Robert Brustowicz, MD. 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, PhD, Robert Brustowicz, MD. 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, BS, David Zurakowski, PhD. Surgical 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 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, MD, James 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, BS, Joseph P. Cravero, MD, Sean Sinnott, BA, PhD, 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, BS, Izabela C. Leahy MS, BSN, RN, David Zurakowski, PhD, Robert Brustowicz, MD. 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 Aubrey, BS, Koichi Yuki, MD, PhD. Assessment of Perioperative Complications in Pediatric ICU Patients

Elise Reddington, BS, Koichi 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, MD. Retrospective 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, MD. Variable costs in neonates and children supported with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.

2015

Society for Pediatric Anesthesia, Phoenix, AZ

Sandra Lee, MS, Koichi 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, MD. Incidence 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?