Thomas M Austin

Thomas M Austin, MD, MS

Professor Of Anesthesiology; Associate Chief, Division Of Pediatric Anesthesia

Department: MD-ANESTHESIOLOGY-GENERAL
Business Email: taustin@anest.ufl.edu

About Thomas M Austin

My name is Thomas Austin, MD, MS, and I joined the department of anesthesiology in 2022 with a focus on pediatric anesthesia. I received my bachelor’s degree in chemistry/physics at the University of West Florida, my medical degree at Vanderbilt University and finally a master’s degree in statistics at Texas A&M University. I did my residency in anesthesiology and me fellowship in pediatric anesthesiology at Vanderbilt University.

I am now a professor of anesthesiology and the associate chief in the division of pediatric anesthesia. My research interests include determining limitations in statistical modeling with regards to study reproducibility and study design and statistical analysis education. On the clinical side, I have expertise in pediatric spine cases, pediatric liver and renal transplant, craniosynostosis repair, and pediatric airway.

In my free time, I enjoy working around my house and on my yard as well as spending time with my family.

Research Profile

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0002-9259-869X

Publications

2022
BMI‐ and age‐related associations with mortality from COVID‐19
Anaesthesia. 77(1):107-107 [DOI] 10.1111/anae.15478. [PMID] 33840089.
2022
Gastric ultrasound to assess gastric volume for 1-h NPO times.
Paediatric anaesthesia. [DOI] 10.1111/pan.14409.
2022
Generalizability of results to nonimmediate postoperative patients.
Paediatric anaesthesia. [DOI] 10.1111/pan.14586. [PMID] 36343618.
2022
Post-operative steroids in patients with patients with severe cerebral palsy undergoing posterior spinal fusion.
Spine deformity. [DOI] 10.1007/s43390-022-00603-8. [PMID] 36260207.
2022
The Development of an Enhanced Recovery Protocol for Kasai Portoenterostomy.
Children (Basel, Switzerland). 9(11) [DOI] 10.3390/children9111675. [PMID] 36360403.
2021
A cross-sectional survey of anxiety levels of oral and maxillofacial surgery residents during the early COVID-19 pandemic.
Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology and oral radiology. 132(2):137-144 [DOI] 10.1016/j.oooo.2021.01.024. [PMID] 34020914.
2021
A Protocol for Resection and Immediate Reconstruction of Pediatric Mandibles Using Microvascular Free Fibula Flaps.
Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. 79(2):475-482 [DOI] 10.1016/j.joms.2020.08.020. [PMID] 32950472.
2021
A Survey of the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia on the Use, Monitoring, and Antagonism of Neuromuscular Blockade.
Anesthesia and analgesia. 132(6):1518-1526 [DOI] 10.1213/ANE.0000000000005386. [PMID] 33543867.
2021
Are pediatric patients with PHACE association at high risk for anesthetic complications?
Pediatric Anesthesia. 31(2):239-241 [DOI] 10.1111/pan.14043.
2021
Does Burnout Exist in Academic Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in the United States?
Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 79(8):1602-1610 [DOI] 10.1016/j.joms.2021.03.017.
2021
In Response.
Anesthesia and analgesia. 132(1):e13-e14 [DOI] 10.1213/ANE.0000000000005271. [PMID] 33405408.
2021
Intraoperative dextrose rate during exploratory laparotomies in neonates and the incidence of postoperative hyperglycemia: A retrospective observational study
Pediatric Anesthesia. 31(2):197-204 [DOI] 10.1111/pan.14078.
2021
Management of pediatric facial fractures during COVID-19 pandemic
Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology. 132(5):e169-e174 [DOI] 10.1016/j.oooo.2021.05.004. [PMID] 34511346.
2021
Parental Policy in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Programs Is Necessary but Not Available: A Cross-Sectional Survey of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residents’ Attitudes Toward Parental Leave
Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 79(12):2404-2410 [DOI] 10.1016/j.joms.2021.08.150.
2021
Prolonged neuromuscular block after rocuronium administration in laparoscopic pyloromyotomy patients: A retrospective bayesian regression analysis
Pediatric Anesthesia. 31(3):290-297 [DOI] 10.1111/pan.14118.
2021
Response to Dr Visoiu concerning ‘ultrasound-guided bilateral rectus sheath block with and without dexmedetomidine in pediatric umbilical hernia repairs: a retrospective interrupted time series analysis’.
Regional anesthesia and pain medicine. 46(8):741-742 [DOI] 10.1136/rapm-2020-102163. [PMID] 33106281.
2021
Short term outcomes of an enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) pathway versus a traditional discharge pathway after posterior spinal fusion for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.
Spine deformity. 9(4):1013-1019 [DOI] 10.1007/s43390-020-00282-3. [PMID] 33460022.
2021
The Utilization of an Opioid-Free Anesthetic for Pediatric Circumcision in an Ambulatory Surgery Center
Children. 8(8) [DOI] 10.3390/children8080678. [PMID] 34438569.
2020
Adequacy of Preoperative Resuscitation in Laparoscopic Pyloromyotomy and Anesthetic Emergence.
Anesthesia and analgesia. 131(2):570-578 [DOI] 10.1213/ANE.0000000000004446. [PMID] 31567473.
2020
Characterizing the cephalic vein as a blind cannulation target in infants
Pediatric Anesthesia. 30(7):838-839 [DOI] 10.1111/pan.13900.
2020
Postoperative Dexamethasone Following Posterior Spinal Fusion for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis.
The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume. 102(20):1807-1813 [DOI] 10.2106/JBJS.20.00259. [PMID] 33086348.
2020
Ultrasound-guided bilateral rectus sheath block with and without dexmedetomidine in pediatric umbilical hernia repairs: a retrospective interrupted time series analysis
Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine. 45(12):1021-1022 [DOI] 10.1136/rapm-2020-101463.
2019
Anesthesia for a patient with Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease.
Journal of clinical anesthesia. 58 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jclinane.2019.07.004. [PMID] 31377671.
2019
Comparison of different dosage regimes of epsilon aminocaproic acid on blood loss in children undergoing craniosynostosis surgery.
Paediatric anaesthesia. 29(8):858-864 [DOI] 10.1111/pan.13671. [PMID] 31141266.
2019
Does Intravenous versus Inhalational Induction of Anesthesia Only Decrease Perioperative Respiratory Events during the Induction Period?
Anesthesiology. 130(3) [DOI] 10.1097/ALN.0000000000002573. [PMID] 30762640.
2019
Follow-up after implementing a web-based support tool for intrathecal pump drug management.
Regional anesthesia and pain medicine. 44(1) [DOI] 10.1136/rapm-2018-000034. [PMID] 30640668.
2019
Follow-up after implementing a Web-based support tool for intrathecal pump drug management.
Regional anesthesia and pain medicine. 44(1) [DOI] 10.1136/rapm-2018-100034. [PMID] 30640673.
2019
Implementation of an enhanced recovery program in pediatric laparoscopic colorectal patients does not worsen analgesia despite reduced perioperative opioids: a retrospective, matched, non-inferiority study.
Regional anesthesia and pain medicine. 44(1):123-129 [DOI] 10.1136/rapm-2018-000017. [PMID] 30640664.
2019
Neonatal intensive care unit patients recovering in the post anesthesia care unit: An observational analysis of postextubation complications
Pediatric Anesthesia. 29(12):1186-1193 [DOI] 10.1111/pan.13750.
2019
Radiation Safety Perceptions and Practices Among Pediatric Anesthesiologists: A Survey of the Physician Membership of the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia.
Anesthesia and analgesia. 128(6):1242-1248 [DOI] 10.1213/ANE.0000000000003773. [PMID] 31094794.
2019
Redefining the primary dependent variable
Pediatric Anesthesia. 29(7):769-770 [DOI] 10.1111/pan.13669.
2019
Unexpected higher blood loss associated with higher dose ε-aminocaproic acid in pediatric scoliosis surgery.
Journal of pediatric orthopedics. Part B. 28(1):40-44 [DOI] 10.1097/BPB.0000000000000545. [PMID] 30199414.
2018
Correcting for repeated outcome measures
Pediatric Anesthesia. 28(10):935-935 [DOI] 10.1111/pan.13485.
2018
Dilutional coagulopathy in pediatric scoliosis surgery: A single center report
Pediatric Anesthesia. 28(11):974-981 [DOI] 10.1111/pan.13488.
2017
Accounting for Planned Postoperative Intubation.
Anesthesiology. 127(1):195-196 [DOI] 10.1097/ALN.0000000000001695. [PMID] 28632618.
2017
Intravenous Caffeine Rescue for Postoperative Hypoventilation in a 16-Year-Old With Trisomy 10: A Case Report.
A & A case reports. 9(2):50-51 [DOI] 10.1213/XAA.0000000000000523. [PMID] 28459720.
2016
Bimodal analgesia vs fentanyl in pediatric patients undergoing bilateral myringotomy and tympanostomy tube placement: a propensity matched cohort study.
Journal of clinical anesthesia. 32:162-8 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jclinane.2016.03.003. [PMID] 27290968.
2016
Routine epidurography for epidural placement in anesthetized pediatric patients.
Paediatric anaesthesia. 26(3):326-7 [DOI] 10.1111/pan.12808. [PMID] 26814042.
2016
Symptomatic endotracheal tube obstruction in infants intubated with Microcuff(®) endotracheal tubes.
Paediatric anaesthesia. 26(7):767-8 [DOI] 10.1111/pan.12913. [PMID] 27277651.
2015
Anesthesia for a pediatric patient with cardiofaciocutaneous syndrome.
A & A case reports. 4(7):95-6 [DOI] 10.1213/XAA.0000000000000129. [PMID] 25827862.
2015
Anesthetic management of a patient with isovaleric acidemia.
A & A case reports. 4(3):37-8 [DOI] 10.1213/XAA.0000000000000096. [PMID] 25642957.
2015
Intraoperative optimization to decrease postoperative PRBC transfusion in children undergoing craniofacial reconstruction.
Paediatric anaesthesia. 25(3):294-300 [DOI] 10.1111/pan.12600. [PMID] 25495602.
2015
Reducing intraoperative red blood cell unit wastage in a large academic medical center.
Transfusion. 55(11):2752-8 [DOI] 10.1111/trf.13214. [PMID] 26202213.
2015
Use of blood-sparing surgical techniques and transfusion algorithms: association with decreased blood administration in children undergoing primary open craniosynostosis repair.
Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics. 16(5):556-563 [DOI] 10.3171/2015.3.PEDS14663. [PMID] 26230459.
2014
A novel Ste20-related proline/alanine-rich kinase (SPAK)-independent pathway involving calcium-binding protein 39 (Cab39) and serine threonine kinase with no lysine member 4 (WNK4) in the activation of Na-K-Cl cotransporters.
The Journal of biological chemistry. 289(25):17680-8 [DOI] 10.1074/jbc.M113.540518. [PMID] 24811174.
2014
Elective change of surgeon during the OR day has an operationally negligible impact on turnover time.
Journal of clinical anesthesia. 26(5):343-9 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jclinane.2014.02.008. [PMID] 25074630.
2014
In silico analysis and experimental verification of OSR1 kinase – Peptide interaction.
Journal of structural biology. 187(1):58-65 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jsb.2014.05.001. [PMID] 24821279.
2014
Recurrent cardiomyopathy from recurrent pheochromocytoma in a pediatric patient.
Paediatric anaesthesia. 24(8):888-9 [DOI] 10.1111/pan.12455. [PMID] 25039877.
2014
Syndrome of severe pain associated with a continuous bumetanide infusion.
International journal of cardiology. 177(2):e61-2 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ijcard.2014.09.160. [PMID] 25304072.
2013
Monoplegia following vascular transposition.
Journal of clinical anesthesia. 25(2):162-4 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jclinane.2012.10.003. [PMID] 23333203.
2013
Outpatient rehabilitation of pediatric complex regional pain syndrome.
Journal of clinical anesthesia. 25(6):514-5 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jclinane.2013.03.015. [PMID] 24008189.
2013
The use of a continuous brachial plexus catheter to facilitate inpatient rehabilitation in a pediatric patient with refractory upper extremity complex regional pain syndrome.
Pain practice : the official journal of World Institute of Pain. 13(2):109-13 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1533-2500.2012.00561.x. [PMID] 22548704.
2011
Inhibition of KCC2 in mouse spinal cord neurons leads to hypersensitivity to thermal stimulation.
Anesthesia and analgesia. 113(6):1509-15 [DOI] 10.1213/ANE.0b013e31822e0a5d. [PMID] 21965363.
2010
Kinase regulation of Na+-K+-2Cl- cotransport in primary afferent neurons.
The Journal of physiology. 588(Pt 18):3365-73 [DOI] 10.1113/jphysiol.2010.190769. [PMID] 20498230.
2001
Clonogenic analysis reveals reserve stem cells in postnatal mammals: I. Pluripotent mesenchymal stem cells.
The Anatomical record. 263(4):350-60 [PMID] 11500811.
2001
Human reserve pluripotent mesenchymal stem cells are present in the connective tissues of skeletal muscle and dermis derived from fetal, adult, and geriatric donors.
The Anatomical record. 264(1):51-62 [PMID] 11505371.

Education

MS
2013-2016 · Texas A&M University
Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship
2011-2012 · Vanderbilt University
Anesthesiology Residency
2008-2011 · Vanderbilt University
MD
2003-2007 · Vanderbilt University
BS
1995-2000 · University of West Florida

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