Affiliation: Anesthesiology THE ICAHN SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AT MOUNT SINAI HOSPITAL NY, NY, New York, United States;
Award / titles received: Jahnigan awardee, Beeson Scholar
Statement of expertise for the sub-committee: Expert in postoperative outcomes for geriatric surgical patients with emphasis on cognition and fraitly.
Biography: I am a neurosurgical anesthesiologist with research interests that have focused on postoperative outcomes in geriatric surgical patients. In specific, my research has focused on ways in which anesthesiologists tailor their anesthetic to decrease the burden of postoperative cognitive decline and improve recovery in the elderly. I am a current Beeson scholar; my project focuses on the use of intraoperative EEG and the relationship to postoperative cognitive dysfunction. I was previously a GEMMSTAR/Jahnigen scholar (2011-2013) and completed a project entitled: “The geriatric patient; anesthetics, stress, and functional outcomes”. I have also served as a co-investigator on an R01 funded randomized trial of the use of Dexmedetomidine to prevent postoperative delirium, and an R01 funded cohort study examining emergence from general anesthesia using functional MRI and cognitive testing in healthy volunteers. I am an active member several national and international groups which have provided opportunities for my students to present their research. These include: the American Society of Anesthesiology (chair of the abstract review committee for geriatrics), Society for Neuroanesthesia (scientific planning committee), and the International Neurotoxicity Group.
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