Faculty, residents and fellows represent UF anesthesiology at ASA 2021

Thousands of anesthesiology professionals from around the world attended the 2021 American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Annual Meeting held Oct. 9-12 in San Diego, CA.

Group of our anesthesiologists at A-S-A

The meeting is the world’s largest anesthesia-educational event focused on the science and practice of anesthesiology. It allows anesthesiology professionals to connect and learn about the latest advances and technologies. For many, it was the first in-person meeting in nearly two years. A virtual track was also offered.

Our department was well represented at the meeting, with numerous faculty, fellows and residents attending, presenting and giving lectures or workshops.

For residents, ASA provided a valuable way to collaborate with various experts.

“ASA was a wonderful event that allowed the gathering and collaboration of many different providers from across the country to share recent thoughts, research, and discoveries,” said Lida Esfandiary, M.D., a third-year resident who presented two medically challenging cases. “It’s truthfully a unique perspective seeing so many pioneers in the field of anesthesia helping to advance the field while also very passionate for their line of work. “

The 2022 Annual Meeting will be held Oct. 22-26 in New Orleans, LA.

Great job and congratulations to all who participated!

Our Participants

  • Hayden Dohnalek, M.D., Peggy A. White, M.D.
    • Tracheobronchial Compression as a Cause of Failure to Wean from Mechanical Ventilation
  • Anastasia Jones, M.D., Joseph R. AbuRahma, M.D., Yong G. Peng, M.D., Ph.D., FASE, FASA
    • Sailing Into the Night – Challenging Bilateral Lung Transplant in COVIC-19 patient Requiring         Massive Transfusion due to Extensive Scarring and Adhesions
  • Erin Locey, B.S., Patrick J. Tighe, M.D., M.S., Catherine Price, Ph.D., Precious C. Ichite, B.S., Maria Juliana Pena, B.S.
    • Geospatial Analysis of Pre-operative General Cognition as Measured by Clock Drawing in Adults Aged 65 and Older and Its Relationship to Pain-Related Outcomes
  • Samsun Lampotang, Ph.D., FSSH, FAIMBE, David Lizdas, B.S., John Tumino, M Med, Nikolaus Gravenstein, M.D.
    • Panoramic, Screen-based Simulator of Neuromuscular Blockade Administration, Monitoring and             Reversal
  • Ruba Sajdeya, M.D., Ron L. Ison, M.S., Patrick J. Tighe, M.D., M.S.
    • The Anesthetic Implications of Cannabis Use: A Propensity-Matched Retrospective Cohort Study
  • Kyle Chan, B.A., Joshua Sappenfield, M.D., Michael A. Cometa, M.D., Meghan M. Brennan, M.D., Giuliano De Portu, M.D., Patrick J. Tighe, M.D., M.S., Ronald L. Ison, MS, Julia Eidelman, D.O., Chris R. Giordano, M.D.
    • United States Academic Centers: A Comparison Study of Airway Management in Trauma and      Emergency Medicine Bays
  • Precious Ichite, B.S., Patrick J. Tighe, M.D., Erin Locey, B.S., Maria Juliana Pena, B.S.
    • A Geospatial Analysis of Post-orthopedic Surgery Opioid Prescriptions for Older Adults and         Associations with Education Level
  • Nikolaus Gravenstein, M.D., Anthony Destephens, M.Eng., Melody Eckert, Meghan M. Brennan, M.D., John Peterson, M.D., Ferenc Rabai, M.D.
    • Transthoracic Doppler Frequency Shift Discerned Following Microbubble Test
  • Natalie Koons, B.S., Abigail Schirmer, B.S., Anastasia Jones, M.D., Daniel Orlovich, M.D.
    • Working on Wellness: What’s Working, What’s Wanted
  • Lakshmi Ram, M.D., Govindaraj Ranganathan, M.D., Amir Jafari, M.D., Partha Krishnamurthy, Ph.D., Michelle Simon, M.D., Rakesh Vadhera, M.D., Mohamed A. Ibrahim, M.D., Rovnat Babazade, M.D.
    • Impact of Post Anesthesia Position on Post Spinal Hemodynamic Variables in Elective Cesarean   Sections
  • Yury Zasimovich, M.D., Barys Ihnatsenka, M.D., FACA, Linda Le-Wendling, M.D.
    • Interfascial Plane Blocks and Advanced Blocks: Blocks and Advanced Simulation Workshop
  • Rene Przkora, M.D., Ph.D.
    • Pharmacology of Buprenorphine
    • Opioids Do Not Promote Cancer Metastasis
    • Neuraxial Anesthesia and Analgesia in Patients with Implanted Pain Devices (Pumps and SCS)
  • Tatsiana Kryvitskaya, M.D., Edward K. McGough, M.D.
    • Antiphospholipid Syndrome and Perioperative Hemostatic Management in Patient Undergoing   Cardiac Surgery
  • Ryan Cook, D.O., Edward K. McGough, M.D., Tomas Martin, M.D.
    • The Innominate Cause of an Aortic Root Dissection
  • Lida Esfandiary, M.D., Edward K. McGough, M.D.
    • An Unusual Case of Neurological Deterioration After an Ascending Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Lauren Smajdor, M.D., Yury Zasimovich, M.D.
    • Removal of Infected Total Hip Prosthesis in Prone Position & the Flipside of Ventilation Mechanics
  • Muna Oli, M.D., M.P.H., Amanda M. Frantz, M.D.        
    • Complications of Esophageal Dilation-Esophageal Perforation, Hepatic Artery Dissection, Esophageal Pulmonary Fistula: A Case Study
  • Emily Li, M.D., Yong G. Peng, M.D., Ph.D. FASE, FASA
    • Anesthetic Approach for an Extremely High-Risk Patient Requiring Transcatheter Aortic Valve      Replacement Procedure
  • Erin Yen, D.O., Yong G. Peng, M.D., Ph.D. FASE, FASA
    • Rescue Type I Aortic Dissection Repair Following Routine TAVR Procedure
  • Lida Esfandiary, M.D., Sonia M. Mehta., M.D.
    • Lack of Ventilation After a Neonatal Tracheostomy: A Rare Complication
  • Matthew Gunst, M.D., Yong G. Peng, M.D., Ph.D. FASE, FASA
    • Transesophageal Echocardiographic Guidance for Simultaneous Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement and Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement in Mitral Annular Calcification
  • Thomas Jenkins, M.D., Oliver Schantz, M.D., Yong G. Peng, M.D., Ph.D., FASE, FASA
    • Transesophageal Echocardiogram Guides Surgical Treatment of Left Ventricular Outflow Tract Obstruction Resulting from Residual Anterior Mitral Leaflet
  • Steven Toffel, M.D., Amanda M. Frantz, M.D.
    • Management of Anticoagulation in a Patient with a Subdural Hematoma and an IVC Thrombus
  • Anastasia Groshev, M.D., Linda T. Le-Wendling, M.D., Barys V. Ihnatsenka, M.D., Cameron R. Smith, M.D., Ph.D., Olga C. Nin, M.D., Erik M. Helander, M.D., Amy M. Gunnett, R.N., Yury Zasimovich, M.D.
    • To Block or Not to Block: How Much Does the Intercostobrachial Nerve Contribute to Mitigating Tourniquet Pain?
  • Richard Epstein, M.D., FASA, Franklin Dexter, M.D., Ph.D., FASA, Brenda Fahy, M.D., MCCM, Christian Diez, M.D., M.B.A. FASA
    • Most Surgeons’ Daily Lists of Elective Cases at Most Hospitals in Florida Include Only 1 or 2 Cases
  • Barys Ihnatsenka, M.D., Yury Zasimovich, M.D., Linda Le-Wendling, M.D., Richa Wardhan, M.D., Olga Nin, M.D.
    • Peripheral Nerve Block Workshop: Ultrasound and Simulation
  • Laurie Davies, M.D.
    • “Know the plumbing”—a systematic approach to understanding the patient with CHD
  • Holden Brown, M.D., M.B.A., Sanjeev Kumar, M.D.
    • Endoscopic Decompression for L5-S1 Disc Herniation by Interventional Pain Physician
  • Jack Schneck, M.D., M.B.A., Edward K. McGough, M.D.
    • Loss of Extremity as a Complication of Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia
  • Jennifer Bromwell, D.O., Edward K. McGough, M.D.
    • Migration of IVC Valve Causing PEA Arrest
  • Holden Brown, M.D., M.B.A., Yong G. Peng, M.D., Ph.D. FASE, FASA
    • Unexpected Cardiac Arrest During Permanent Lead Extraction
  • Steven Robicsek, M.D., Ph.D.
    • Transclival Endoscopic Chordoma Resection With Emphasis on Cranial Nerve Monitoring
  • Olga Nin, M.D., Barys Ihnatsenka, M.D., Yury Zasimovich, M.D., Linda Le-Wendling, M.D.
    • Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia and Analgesia Techniques for Breast Surgery
  • Gregory M. Janelle, M.D., FASA (moderator), Melissa Anne Burger, M.D. (Hybrid Operations on the Thoracic Aorta)
    • Anesthetic Considerations for Modern Evolutions in Thoracic Aortic Surgery
  • Gregory Janelle, M.D., FASA
    • Transthoracic Echocardiography for Everyone
  • Lauren C. Berkow, M.D., FASA
    • VL versus DL: Should the Direct Laryngoscope be Retired?
    • Environmental Considerations of Inhaled Anesthetics
  • Felipe Urdaneta, M.D.
    • Will Sugammadex Rescue the Airway if You Cannot Intubate and Cannot Ventilate?
  • Linda Le-Wendling, M.D.
    • Anticoagulation Guidelines in Regional Anesthesia
  • Patrick Tighe, M.D., M.S.
    • Can’t Trust This? Evaluating Anesthesia Risk Scoring Methods in the Era of Big Data and Machine Learning