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Scholarly Activity

The department considers academic investigation an important part of education and encourages resident participation in clinical research and scientific presentations. We employ a full-time research coordinator, Janelle Richard to facilitate research projects on many levels, including literature searches and navigating the IRB approval process.

  • All residents are required to complete a quality improvement project during their residency
  • All PGY1 residents participate in a Patient Safety week
  • All residents learn the basics of research 
  • Senior residents are scheduled to present at Grand Rounds towards the end of their CA3 year. 

Residents have time during their didactic day to work on projects and receive support to take part in scholarly activity such as: research, national presentations, chapter writing, quality improvement projects, and Grand Rounds presentations.

Anesthesiology Resident Presenting
Anesthesiology Residents at the ASA Conference

Recent Activity From Our Department

Current Prospective Research/QI Projects

  • A Prospective, Randomized Trial of the Effect of Buprenorphine Continuation on Pain Control and Post-Operative Opioid Use - PI-Aurora Quaye MD; Silva; Talitha Budi MD, Meredith Peck DO *actively recruiting
  • A Prospective, Randomized Trial of Liposomal Bupivacaine Compared to Continuous Nerve Catheters on Pain Control and Post-Operative Opioid Use in Receiving Popliteal Nerve Blocks for Below the Knee Amputation -PI—Ryan Mountjoy, MD, Co-PI—Aurora Quaye, MD*recruiting
  • Evaluation of Medical Cannabis and Prescription Opioid Taper Support for Reduction of Pain and Opioid Dose in Patients with Chronic Non-Cancer Pain—in collaboration with Massachusetts General Hospital, local PI-Aurora Quaye, MD, PI-Jodi Gilman *actively recruiting
  • Quality Improvement Initiative to Improve the Detection and Treatment of Hyperglycemia in Diabetics and non-diabetics undergoing Neurosurgery, Vascular Surgery or ERAS protocols at Maine Medical Center PI- Rob Hubbs MD/Patrick Hackett MD

Current Retrospective Projects

  • Investigating the use of sedation in colonoscopy to optimize colorectal cancer prevention—in collaboration with Dartmouth- Aurora Quaye, MD
  • The implication of frailty for the surgical patient- Nicolais, Rob Hubbs MD, Aurora Quaye, MD
  • Predicting Persistent Opioid Use After Total Joint Arthroplasty—in collaboration with OHDSI-Aurora Quaye, MD
  • Buprenorphine Utilization and Outpatient Opioid Dispensing in Patients Requiring Critical Care- Aurora Quaye, MD
  • Institutional Experience with Liposomal Versus Conventional Bupivacaine for Transversus Abdominis Plane Blocks in Abdominal Surgeries- Aurora Quaye, MD, Jim Gagnon MD, Obiyo Osuchukwu, MD
  • Postoperative Pain Control in Patients on Buprenorphine, Methadone or Naltrexone Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder- Aurora Quaye, MD
  • Post-Operative Pain Following Cesarean Section in Patients on Opioid Agonist Pharmacotherapy receiving postoperative ketamine infusions- Aurora Quaye, MD, Talitha Budi, MD
  • Evaluation of Current STOP-BANG Screening Tool PoliciesTalitha Budi MD
  • True Learn Question Use and Resident Performance on In-Training Exam- James Flowerdew MD, Travis Barker MD

Projects in Development

  • Prospective pilot trial investigating Exparel vs conventional bupivacaine for c-section patients Galina Korsunsky MD, Ryan Mountjoy MD, Aurora Quaye MD

Invited Lectures

  • Ryan Mountjoy MD, Invited Guest Speaker, August 2021, Department of Anesthesiology at Kaiser in San Francisco, The Case for Regional Anesthesia in the Era of Multimodal Analgesia: Is Liposomal Bupivacaine the Icing on the Cake or an Expensive Trojan Horse?
  • Ryan Mountjoy MD, MMC Department of Surgery, Grand Rounds, 10/21/21, Opioid-Induced Hyperalgesia and the Case for Multimodal Analgesia in the Perioperative Setting
  • Adam O’Brien DO, Intubation Clinic at UNE, 11/6/21 for UNE Anesthesia and Emergency Medicine Clubs
  • Adam O’Brien DO, Ultrasound for Regional Blocks for nurses at Goodall Hospital, 9/2/21
  • Isaac Chemmanam MD, Harvard Beth Israel Pain Fellowship Program, 10/14/21, A Career in Pain Medicine and Anesthesiology
  • Isaac Chemmanam MD, American Society of Anesthesiology Annual Scientific Meeting, 10/11/21, Invited Lecture, Predictors of Chronic Post-Surgical Pain
  • Patrick Hackett MD, Venlafaxine overdose, presented to ECMO department Portland, ME 8/2021

Conference Presentations

  • Aurora Quaye MD, Obi Osuchukwu MD, Jim Gagnon MD, and Orion Nohr MD Liposomal bupivacaine compared to conventional bupivacaine in transversus abdominis plane blocks for elective lower abdominal surgery, accepted to the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine annual meeting, the American Society of Anesthesiologists Meeting and to the International Anesthesia Research Society Annual Meeting
  • Aurora Quaye MD, Billy Sauer MD, Yussr Ibrahim MD, Buprenorphine Ordering Patterns During and After Critical Illness, accepted to International Anesthesia Research Society Annual Meeting.
  • Gui Holck MD Anesthetic management of the pregnant patient with pulmonary hypertension Monthly Academic virtual meeting, Society of Anesthesia of the estate of Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, October 25, 2022
  • Travis Barker, MD/Anne Hicks MD A Case of Mistaken Identity? Constrictive Pericarditis, Cardiac Tamponade, or Both? SCA-5/14/22 Palm Springs CA
  • Travis Barker, MD, Analysis of Transfusion Practices in Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting at a Large Tertiary Care Center as it Relates to Preoperative Hemoglobin and Patient Outcomes, SCA 5/16/22 Palm Springs CA
  • Paul Lennon, MD/David Hales MD, Echocardiographic Guided Removal of an Embolic Tricuspid Valve Vegetation SCA-5/14/22 Palm Springs CA
  • Paul Lennon, MD Another Option for Treating a Patient with Decompensated Aortic Valve Stenosis and Cardiogenic Shock SCA, 5/17/22 SCA Palm Springs CA
  • Meredith Peck, DO Treatment of Chronic Shoulder Pain Using the Facial Distortion ModelMaine Osteopathic Association, 6/10/22, Rockport ME
  • Rob Hubbs MD, Pat Hackett MD, and Aurora Quaye MD, Improving Perioperative Hyperglycemic Control accepted for the ASA meeting in October!
  • Meredith T Peck, D.O., Ruslan Abdukalikov, D.O., Obiyo Osuchukwu, MD Trigger point injection of local anesthetic agents in the treatment of myofascial pain syndrome, ASRA Fall 2021, Orlando, FL
  • Isaac Chemmanam MD, Identifying people at risk for chronic pain ASA meeting San Diego, CA October 11, 2021
  • Galina Korsunsky MD Ambulatory Arthroplasties ASA meeting San Diego, CA October 11, 2021
  • Jim Pisini DO, Derek Bunch DO, Meredith Peck DO, Anesthesia for Hip Fractures, PBLD presentation MeSA meeting, February 2022
  • Jim Gagnon MD, Obi Osuchukwu MD, General Anesthesia in Covid-19 Lung, PBLD presentation MeSA meeting, February 2022
  • Chris Abruzzese DO, Talitha Budi MD, Gasper Gasperlin DO, Perioperative Anaphylaxis in Children, PBLD presentation MeSA meeting, February 2022
  • Adam O’Brien DO, Travis Barker MD, Jay Kellegrew MD, Perioperative Management of Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices, PBLD presentation MeSA meeting, February 2022
  • Senior Grand Rounds- Fascial Plane Blocks, Derek Bunch DO, Portland ME, May 2022
  • Senior Grand Rounds- Updates on Management of Cancer Pain, Yussr Ibrahim MD, Portland ME May 2022
  • Senior Grand Rounds- Global Health – Pitfalls & Ethical Considerations, Maryn Kanter MD, Portland ME June 2022
  • Senior Grand Rounds- Distraction in the Operating Room, Heather Turcotte, DO, Portland ME May 2022
  • Cardiac Conference Presentation, Gui Holck MD, Portland, ME February 2022
  • Cardiac Conference Presentation, Travis Barker MD, Portland, ME March 2022
  • Cardiac Conference Presentation, Talitha Budi MD, Portland, ME April 2022

Challenging Case Conferences

  • Challenging Case Conference- Epidural Hematomas- Eric Brown MD- July 1, 2021
  • Challenging Case Conference- Bob Ascanio, MD- November 11, 2021

Leadership Positions

  • Chris Beeler, MD - Medical student clerkship director, Member, EVAC committee
  • Jonathan Meserve MD -Maine Medical Association Board of Directors, healthcare reform and bylaws subcommittee
  • Maryn Kanter MD - Maine Med board liaison
  • Jessica Hathaway MD - MMC Executive Committee
  • Adam O’Brien DO - Treasurer MeSA

Publications

  • Ryan Mountjoy MD, Anesthesiology News, part of an ongoing case series, “From the Bench to the Bedside", "Nonopioid Strategies for Postsurgical Pain Management, Outpatient Shoulder Surgery"
  • Cobb J, Craig W, Richard J, Snow E, Turcotte H, Warters R, Quaye A. Low-dose ketamine infusion for post-cesarean delivery analgesia in patients with opioid use disorder. Int J Obstet Anesth. 2021 Aug;47:103170. doi: 10.1016/j.ijoa.2021.103170. Epub 2021 May 2. PubMed PMID: 34090769.
  • Smith K, Wang M, Abdukalikov R, McAullife A, Whitesell D, Richard J, Sauer W, Quaye A. Pain Management Considerations in Patients With Opioid Use Disorder Requiring Critical Care. J Clin Pharmacol. 2022 Apr;62(4):449-462. doi: 10.1002/jcph.1999. Epub 2022 Jan 5. Review. PubMed PMID: 34775634.
  • Holck G, Quaye AN. Alternating bilateral Horner's syndrome during continuous thoracic epidural analgesia. Anaesth Rep. 2022 Jan-Jun;10(1):e12147. doi: 10.1002/anr3.12147. eCollection 2022
  • Douin DJ, Krause M, Williams C, Tanabe K, Fernandez-Bustamante A, Quaye AN, Ginde AA, Bartels K. Corticosteroid Administration and Impaired Glycemic Control in Mechanically Ventilated COVID-19 Patients. Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2022 Mar;26(1):32-40. doi: 10.1177/10892532211043313. Epub 2021 Sep 2.
  • Jashinski J, Grossman E, Quaye A, et al. Randomised, pragmatic, waitlist controlled trial of cannabis added to prescription opioid support on opioid dose reduction and pain in adults with chronic non-cancer pain: study protocol. BMJ Open. 2022;12(6):e064457.
  • Cobb J, Craig W, Richard J, Snow E, Turcotte H, Warters R, Quaye A, A Retrospective Study of Acute Postoperative Pain After Cesarean Delivery in Patients With Opioid Use Disorder Treated With Opioid Agonist Pharmacotherapy. J Addict Med. 2022.
  • Levin B, Ortoleva J, Tagliavia A, et al. One-Year Survival for Adult Venoarterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Patients Requiring Renal-Replacement Therapy. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2021.
  • Chang MG, Sakano T, Levin BS, Convissar D, Bittner EA. Reduced Effective Oxygen Delivery and Ventilation with a Surgical Facemask Placed under Compared to over an Oxygen Mask: A Comparative Study. Anesthesiol Res Pract. 2022;2022:4798993.
  • Levin BS, Chang MG, Bittner EA Teleguidance Technology for Endotracheal Intubation: A Scoping Review. Crit Care Explor. 2021 Dec 9;3(12):e0582. doi: 10.1097/CCE.0000000000000582. eCollection 2021 Dec.
  • Poltak J, Connors C, Wungwattana M, Nicolau D, Mercuro NJ, Liu J. Pharmacokinetics of Cefazolin in Patients With Obesity Undergoing Surgery Requiring Cardiopulmonary Bypass. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2022;36(8 Pt B):2942-2947.
  • Nwanna-Nzewunwa OC, Lennon P, Gebhardt BR, Couper G, Robich MP. Facial Plethora and Markedly Elevated Central Venous Pressure After Mitral Valve Repair, Maze, and Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion Procedures. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2022;36(6):1804-1806.
  • Lennon P. Typical Dose of Intravenous Norepinephrine Administered Peripherally. Anesth Analg. 2022;134(1):e5.
  • Hackett P. Rescue venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in venlafaxine overdose: a case report. Journal of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine. (In Press) https://jeccm.amegroups.com/article/view/7417/html
  • Kwock J, Patient Transport in the Time of COVID-19: Using Health Care Failure Mode and Effect Analysis with Simulation to Test and Modify a Protocol JMMC > Vol. 3 (2021) > Iss. 2
  • Allyn, John W. MDa,b,; Curry, Craig S. MDa,b; Hubbs, P. Robert MDa,b; Hicks, Anne MDa,b; Craig, Wendy PhDc; Muns, Emily MDd; Susser, Philip BSe; Richard, Janelle M. BA, CCRPa; Atkins, Joshua H. MD, PhD, Variability in the criteria for a difficult intubation alert in the age of videolaryngoscopy: a scenario-based, multidisciplinary, multi-institutional provider survey. Journal of Head & Neck Anesthesia: December 2021 - Volume 5 - Issue 2 - p e37
  • ED 90 of Intrathecal Chloroprocaine With Fentanyl for Prophylactic Cervical Cerclage: A Sequential Allocation Biased-Coin Design. Sharawi N, Tan HS, Taylor C, Fuller ME, Landreth RA, Diomede OI, Williams M, Martinello C, Mhyre JM, Habib AS.Anesth Analg. 2022 Apr 1;134(4):834-842.
  • Quality of Labor Analgesia with Dural Puncture Epidural versus Standard Epidural Technique in Obese Parturients: A Double-blind Randomized Controlled Study. Tan HS, Reed SE, Mehdiratta JE, Diomede OI, Landreth R, Gatta LA, Weikel D, Habib AS.Anesthesiology. 2022 May 1;136(5):678-687.

Submitted for Publication

  • Osuchukwu O, Gagnon J, Richard J, Craig W, Quaye A. Liposomal bupivacaine in transversus abdominis plane blocks for lower abdominal surgery. Pain Practice
  • Quaye A, Mardmomen N, Mogren G, Ibrahim Y, Richard J, Zhang Y. Current State of Perioperative Buprenorphine Management—A National Provider Survey. Journal of Addiction Medicine
  • Peck, M, co-author "LGBQ+ Health" to be published in The International Encyclopedia for Health Communication

Faculty & Resident: Conferences Attended 2021-2022

American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM)
American Society Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine (ASRA)
ASA Legislative Meeting
ASA Annual Meeting
ABA Board Examiners (Lennon, Hathaway, Allyn)
ACGME
MITE Faculty Development Conference
Maine Society of Anesthesiologists (MeSA)
Society Pediatric Anesthesia
Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care (SNACC)
Society Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists (SCA)
International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS)
International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare
Society of Academic Anesthesiology Association (SAAA)
Society for Education in Anesthesia (SEA)
Principles of Medical Education, Maximizing Your Teaching Skills

Current Research Projects

  • A Prospective, Randomized Trial of the Effect of Buprenorphine Continuation on Pain Control and Post-Operative Opioid Use - PI-Aurora Quaye MD; Yussr Ibrahim MD
  • Institutional Experience with Liposomal Versus Conventional Bupivacaine for Transversus Abdominis Plane Blocks in Abdominal Surgeries PI- Aurora Quaye MD; Obiyo Osuchukwu MD; Jim Gagnon MD
  • Post-Operative Pain Following Cesarean Section in Patients on Opioid Agonist Pharmacotherapy receiving postoperative ketamine infusions - PI- Aurora Quaye MD; Heather Turcotte DO; Talitha Budi MD
  • Postoperative Pain Control in Patients on Buprenorphine, Methadone or Naltrexone Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder PI- Aurora Quaye MD; Yussr Ibrahim MD
  • Quality Improvement Initiative to Improve the Detection and Treatment of Hyperglycemia in Diabetics and non-diabetics undergoing Neurosurgery, Vascular Surgery or ERAS protocols at Maine Medical Center PI- Rob Hubbs MD/Patrick Hackett MD
  • Perioperative Buprenorphine Management- A National Provider’s Survey PI - Aurora Quaye MD;

Other In-Progress Scholarly Activity

  • Images in Anesthesiology- Alternating bilateral Horner’s syndrome during continuous thoracic epiduralGui Holck MD: Aurora Quaye MD
  • Case Report-Heart dysfunction caused by venlafaxine overdose treated with ECMOPatrick Hackett MD; Douglas Campbell MD; Bryan Carter MD; Gui Holck MD
  •  3 Case Reports-various issues – Paul Lennon MD
  • Approaches for Managing Pain in ICU patients with Opioid Use Disorder- a Narrative Review PI: Aurora Quaye MD; Smith, Wang, McAuliffe
  • Saddle Pulmonary Embolism Complicated by Large Clot Traversing a Patent Foramen Ovale Requiring Surgical ExtractionWilliam Sauer MD, Travis Barker MD

Projects in Development

  • Prospective pilot trial investigating Exparel vs conventional bupivacaine for c-section patientsOrion Nohr MD; Ryan Mountjoy MD; Aurora Quaye MD; Gui Holck MD
  • Prospective pilot trial investigating Exparel for BKAsOrion Nohr MD; Ryan Mountjoy MD; Aurora Quaye MD; Obiyo Osuchukwu MD
  • Pilot prospective trial investigating use of Exparel for treatment of VT storm (potential industry sponsor from Pacira and collaboration with UCLA)Isaac Chemmanam MD, Justin Poltak MD: Aurora Quaye MD

Recently Completed Projects (and their associated publications)

Additional Resident Scholarly Activity

  • Shot in the dark: three patients successfully treated with onabotulinumtoxin A injections for relief of post-traumatic chronic headaches and dystonia induced by gunshot wounds - Lauren Palitz Ferguson , Ruslan Abdukalikov DO, David Shbeeb , Terence K Gray
  • Cardiac Conference Presentation, Abdukalikov, R, February 2021, Portland, ME
  • Low-Dose Ketamine Infusion for Post-Cesarean Delivery Analgesia in Patients with Opioid Use Disorder
    • Presented at the 2021 Costas T. Lambrew Research Retreat, 5/6/21 click here to see the poster (page 15/16)
    • Presented by: Talitha Budi MD, Aurora Quaye MD
  •  Cardiac Conference Presentation, Bunch, D, March 2021, Portland, ME
  • “Delirium and Other Cognitive Disorders” Senior Grand Rounds Tayler Eldridge, DO, April 2021, Portland, ME
  • Infrapatellar Saphenous Neuralgia After TKA Improved With Peripheral Nerve Stimulator Implantation
    • Presented at ASRA - 19th Annual Pain Medicine Meeting, (11/19/20-11/22/20)
    • Presented at 2021 North American Neuromodulation Society (1/14/21-1/16/21)
    • Presented by Yussr Ibrahim MD
  • Cardiac Conference Presentation, Ibrahim, Y June 2021, Portland, ME
  • “Labor Analgesia” Senior Grand Rounds Russell Kizor MD, May 2021, Portland, ME
  • “Evolution of Knee Surgery Anesthesia” Senior Grand Rounds Gisselle Maquoit MD, May 2021, Portland, ME
  • “Same-day discharge for pediatric laparoscopic gastrostomy” Charlene Dekonenko 1, Wendy Jo Svetanoff, Obiyo O Osuchukwu, Amy L Pierce, Beth A Orrick, Kristen L Sayers, Rebecca M Rentea, Pablo Aguayo, Jason D Fraser, David Juang, Richard J Hendrickson, Charles L Snyder, Walter S Andrews, Shawn D St Peter, Tolulope A Oyetunji
  • “30 Years of Flipping the Coin-Heads or Tails?” Wendy Jo Svetanoff, Robert M Dorman, Charlene Dekonenko, Obiyo O Osuchukwu, Richard J Hendrickson, Jason D Fraser, Tolulope A Oyetunji, Shawn D St Peter
  • “Intra-abdominal Abscess After Appendectomy-Are Drains Necessary in All Patients?” Wendy Jo Svetanoff, Neal Talukdar, Charlene Dekonenko, Robert M Dorman, Obiyo Osuchukwu, Jason D Fraser, Tolulope A Oyetunji, Shawn D St Peter
  • “Institutional Experience with Primary Interventional Radiology Sclerotherapy for Lymphatic Malformation”
  • Cardiac Conference Presentation, Torner, M, April 2021, Portland, ME
  • Cardiac Conference Presentation, Turcotte, H, May 2021, Portland, ME
  • “Blockchain in Anesthesia” Senior Grand Rounds Winsor Wesson MD, May 2021, Portland, ME
  • “Surgical Site Infections: Why should we care?” Senior Grand Rounds Dylan Wingfield MD, June 2021, Portland, ME

Additional Faculty Scholarly Activity

Challenging Case Conferences

  • Cardiac Challenging Case Conference- Chris Adams MD, August 2020
  • Challenging Case Conference- Dan Kovarik MD, November 2020
  • Challenging Case Conference- Jim Gagnon MD, February 2021

Faculty & Resident: Conferences Attended 2020-2021

  • American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM)
  • American Society Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine (ASRA) (Ibrahim presented)
  • ASA Legislative Meeting (Wesson attended)
  • ASA Annual Meeting, October 2-5, 2020 (Allyn presented)
  • ABA Board Examiners (Lennon, Hathaway, Allyn)
  • North American Society Virtual Meeting (Ibrahim presented)
  • ACGME
  • MITE Faculty Development Conference
  • Maine Society of Anesthesiologists
  • Society Pediatric Anesthesia
  • Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care (SNACC) (Brown, Kizor presented)
  • Society Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists
  • PostGraduate Assembly in Anesthesiology (Quaye presented)
  • International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS) (Quaye presented)
  • International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (Kwock presented
  • Society of Academic Anesthesiology Association (SAAA)
  • Society for Education in Anesthesia (SEA)
  • Principles of Medical Education, Maximizing Your Teaching Skills

Current Research and Quality Projects

  • Poltak/Nguyen/Connors- Cefazolin Dosing for Cardiac Surgery Patients >120kg. IRB approved and funded by a MMC mentored research grant. Enrolled 100% of subjects. Write up in progress.
  • Meserve/Lord- Pediatric Difficult Intubation (PeDI) Registry. We are a participating site for this quality improvement initiative started at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia that tracks outcomes for pediatric patients with difficult airways.
  • Curry- Intraoperative Narcotics and Postoperative Pain. This is a retrospective record review looking at the relationship between narcotic doses intraoperatively and pain scores in PACU. Write up in progress.
  • Warters/Cobb- Post-operative Pain Following Cesarean Section in Patients on Opioid Agonist Pharmacotherapy. This is a retrospective review in preparation for a larger, randomized controlled trial, looking at the use of ketamine for c-sections in patients on opioid agonist medications. IRB review is complete and data collection is in progress.
  • Allyn- Difficult Intubation-Difficult Airway: Development of Definitions and Criteria for the Difficult Intubation Alert. This is a two part project that includes a retrospective record review looking at how Fiberoptic scopes have changed how frequently the “Difficult Intubation” alert is used and a survey sent to staff in the Anesthesia, Emergency, and Respiratory Therapy departments that asked providers to identify whether scenarios were difficult/not difficult. 
  • Brown-Craniotomy Anesthesias for Tumors Without Invasive Monitoring (CANT SWIM) Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Florman, MD. This is a retrospective record review. This project has been approved by the IRB and data collection is in progress.

Presentations/Posters

  • “ECMO for Eosinophilic myocarditis”, Benjamin Levin, MD, William Sauer, MD, grand rounds, May Medical Center, August 2019, Portland, ME
  • “ANE 408: Anesthesia Clerkship Curriculum Changes”, Johanna Cobb, MD, Jonathan Meserve MD, Maine Medical Center Faculty Development Conference, October 2019, Portland, ME
  • “A Retrospective Study of Acute Post-Operative Pain Following Cesarean Section in Patients on Opioid Agonist Pharmacotherapy” Wendy Craig, Johanna Cobb, Elizabeth Snow, Heather Turcotte, Aurora Quaye, Robert Warters, Costas T. Lambrew Research retreat, Maine Medical Center, 5/6/2020 (Virtual), Portland, ME
  • “The State of Advanced Care Planning in Older Adults Undergoing Elective Surgery at MMC”, Brian Honeyman, Rebecca Kalman, Rebecca Hutchinson, Costas T. Lambrew Research retreat, Maine Medical Center, 5/6/2020 (Virtual), Portland, ME
  • “Addressing the Opioid Epidemic in Maine: Liposomal Bupivicaine Reduces Post-operative Opioid Consumption Following Shoulder Injury”, Wendy Craig, Ryan Mountjoy, Michael Henry, Janelle Richard, Costas T. Lambrew Research retreat, Maine Medical Center, 5/6/2020 (Virtual), Portland, ME
  • “Inadvertent Central Venous Catheter Placement In The Vertebral Artery”, Yussr Ibrahim, MD, American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting. October 2019. Orlando, FL
  • “Bronchospasm During Anesthetic Induction”, Gisselle Mani, MD, James DeCourcey, DO, American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting. October 2019. Orlando, FL
  • “Peripartum Management Of A Patient With Repaired Tetralogy Of Fallot”, Johanna Cobb, M.D.1, Anne Cuttler Hicks, M.D.1, John F. Kwock, M.D.2, William J. Sauer, M.D.2, American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting. October 2019. Orlando, FL
  • “Tongue Swelling After Posterior Fossa Surgery”, Kymberlee Royals, M.D., Craig S. Curry, M.D., Rebecca I. Kalman, M.D, American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting. October 2019. Orlando, FL“Challenges Of VV-ECMO In A Patient With Necrotizing Pneumonia Complicated By Bilateral Bronchopleural Fistulas, Pneumothoraces, And Complex Pleural Space Disease”, Olga I. Diomede, M.D.1, William J. Sauer, M.D.2, American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting. October 2019. Orlando, FL
  • "I Had a Knee Operation, so Why Does my Foot Hurt?" That is the Burning Question”, Matt Green, MD Society for Pediatric Anesthesia Conference, February 2020, Paradise Island, The Bahamas
  • "Pragmatic detection of cognitive frailty to improve postsurgical outcomes", Rob Hubbs, MD, Stacie Deiner, MD, National Institute on Aging, November 2019, Portland ME
  • "Blood Pressure Lability During Craniotomy: A Retrospective Analysis at a Single Tertiary Care Medical Center", Eric Brown, MD, Russell Kizor, MD, Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesiology & Critical Care Conference, virtual presentation, September 2020
  • “Medical Burnout; Why we should care and what can we do about it”, Kolleen Dougherty, MD, Keynote speaker MeSA annual meeting, Sugarloaf ME, February 2020
  • “Acute Pain Management in Patients On Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder”, Aurora Quaye, MD, Grand Rounds, Portland, ME, February 2020
  • “COVID-19”, Jonathan Meserve, MD, Grand Rounds, Portland, ME, March 2020
  • “Increased availability of video laryngoscopes is associated with increased use of video laryngoscopy and decreased reporting of difficult intubation”, Rob Hubbs1,3, John W Allyn1,3, Anne C Hicks2, Emily Muns1, Craig Curry1,, IARS Conference, scheduled to present, May 2020
  • “Individual Leadership Opportunity”, William Boyd MD, Daniel Hanley Center for Health Leadership Physician Executive Leadership Advanced Course, Brunswick, ME, January 2020
  • “Dysfunctional Cultures”, John Allyn, MD, Association of Anesthesia Clinical Directors, March 6-8, 2020 Newport Beach, CA
  • “Airway and Mechanical Ventilation Management for the Critically Ill Patient”, Arielle Butterly, MD, Society of Critical Care Medicine 49th Critical Care Congress, Pre-Congress Educational Sessions, February 14-15, 2020, Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL
  • Moderator for poster presentations, R. David Warters, MD, American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting, October 19-23, 2019, Orlando, FL
  • “Are Spinal Anesthetics a ‘Pain in the Butt’ in Neonates or Just the Recipe to Leave Them Comfortably Numb?”, Problem Based Learning Discussion, Moderator, Matthew Green, MD, Society for Pediatric Anesthesia, Fall Meeting, October 18, 2019, Orlando, FL
  • “Be Still My Beating Heart: A Cardiac Arrest During a Routine Tonsillectomy”, Problem Based Learning Discussion, Moderator, Matthew Green, MD, American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting, October 20, 2019, Orlando, FL
  • “Perioperative Glycemic Management”, Patrick Hackett, MD, Maine Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses, 2019 Half Day Conference, October 26, 2019, Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME
  • “Introduction to Pediatric Anesthesia: Techniques, Risks, and Complications” “The Primary Care Provider/Anesthesiologist Interface: Medical, Patient, and Family Preparation”. Ted Lord, MD, Partnerships in Pediatrics Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital, October 1, 2019, Portland, ME
  • “Advances in Perioperative Pain Management in the Setting of the Opioid Crisis”, Ryan Mountjoy, MD, Maine Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses 2019 Half Day Conference, October 26, 2019, Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME
  • “Suboxone: To Hold or Not to Hold? Evidence and Case Discussion”, Aurora Quaye, MD, New Hampshire Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting, October 5, 2019, Manchester Dartmouth Hitchcock Clinic, Manchester, NH
  • “Pain Management in Older Adults”, Craig Curry, MD, American College of Physicians 2019 Maine Chapter Annual and Scientific Meeting, September 20, 2019, Bar Harbor, ME
  • Ruslan Abdukalikov, DO, scheduled to present, ASRA Meeting, April 2020, San Francisco, CA, cancelled due to COVID
  • Yussr Ibrahim, MD, scheduled to present, ASRA Meeting, April 2020, San Francisco, CA, cancelled due to COVID

Conferences/Courses

John Allyn, MD
American Society of Anesthesiologists. Annual Meeting. October 2019. Orlando, FL

Society of Academic Associations of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine. Annual Meeting. November 2019. Chicago, Illinois.

ABA Examiner

Paul Lennon, MD
ABA Examiner

Dan Campos, MD
American Society of Anesthesiologists. Annual Meeting. October 2020. Orlando Florida

American Society of Anesthesiologists. Legislative Conference. May 2020 Washington, DC (scheduled to attend)

Isaac Chemmanam, MD
Society of Academic Associations of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine. Annual Meeting. November 2019. Chicago, Illinois.

James Flowerdew, MD
Society of Academic Associations of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine. Annual Meeting. November 2019. Chicago, Illinois.

Jessica Hathaway, MD
Society of Academic Associations of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine. Annual Meeting. November 2019. Chicago, Illinois.

ACGME Conference, February 2020

ABA Examiner

Allen Hayman, MD
American Society of Anesthesiologists. Annual Meeting. October 2020. Orlando Florida

American Society of Anesthesiologists. Legislative Conference. May 2020 Washington, DC.(scheduled to attend)

Ryan Mountjoy, MD
American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine Conference, April 2020, California, scheduled to attend conference cancelled

Maine Health Clinical Quality and Safety Council January 2020, Portland ME

R. David Warters, MD
American Society of Anesthesiologists. Annual Meeting. October 2020. Orlando Florida

Society of Academic Associations of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine. Annual Meeting. November 2019. Chicago, Illinois

American Society of Anesthesiologists. Legislative Conference. May 2020 Washington, DC.(scheduled to attend)

Thomas Bolles, MD

American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, 18th Annual Meeting. November 14-16, 2019, New Orleans, LA

Eric Brown, MD

Emergency Neurological Life Support course, University of Massachusetts Medical School, September 18, 2019, Worcester, MA

James Gagnon
American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting, October 19-23, 2019, Orlando, FL

American Society of Anesthesiologists Anesthesia Quality Meeting, November 16-17, 2019 Schaumburg, IL

Winsor Wesson, MD
American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine Conference, April 2020, California, scheduled to attend conference cancelled


Tayler Eldridge, DO
Society Cardiac Anesthesia Conference, April 2020, Florida, scheduled to attend conference cancelled

Benjamin Levin, MD
Society Cardiac Anesthesia Conference, April 2020, Florida, scheduled to attend conference cancelled

Gisselle Mani, MD
American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine Conference, April 2020, California, scheduled to attend conference cancelled

Dylan Wingfield, MD
American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine Conference, April 2020, California, scheduled to attend conference cancelled

Michael Henry, MD
American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine Conference, April 2020, California, scheduled to attend conference cancelled

Johanna Cobb, MD
Society of Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology Conference, May 2020, Nova Scotia, scheduled to attend conference cancelled

Olga Diomede, MD
Society of Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology Conference, May 2020, Nova Scotia, scheduled to attend conference cancelled

Kristin Johnson, MS, C-TAGME
Massachusetts Society of Academic Medical Administrators Conference, April 2020 (postponed)

AHME Conference, May 2020, Fort Lauderdale, FL, scheduled to present, conference cancelled

Committees

Jonathan Meserve, MD Member Maine Medical Association Board of Directors

Russ Kizor, MD and Maryn Torner, MD, Selected as officers in Housestaff Committee

Winsor Wesson, MD, Resident delegate Legislative Committee, MeSA

Publications

1. Tayler B. Eldridge, Jay N. Shah, Justin Poltak, James B. Powers, Reed D. Quinn, Marco N. Diaz, Michael P. Robich, “ Repair of Spontaneous Left Atrial Dissection Resulting in Severe Paravalvular Native Mitral Valve Regurgitation”, JACC: Case Reports, Volume 2, Issue 8, 2020: Pages 1099-1102,
2. Quaye A, Potter K, Roth S, Acampora G, Mao J, Zhang Y. “Perioperative Continuation of Buprenorphine at Low-Moderate Doses Was Associated with Lower Postoperative Pain Scores and Decreased Outpatient Opioid Dispensing Compared with Buprenorphine Discontinuation”. Pain Med. 2020 Sep 1;21(9):1955-1960. doi: 10.1093/pm/pnaa020. PMID: 32167541.
https://iars.app.box.com/s/5gx6ig6uar3m9dx31x32ni2nezi0pc4s
3. Rob Hubbs, John Allyn, Anne Hicks, Emily Muns, Craig Curry
“Increased availability of video laryngoscopes is associated with increased use of video laryngoscopy and decreased reporting of difficult intubation” Anesthesia and Analgesia, May 2020, Vol 130, Issue 5, conference supplement, pg 29.

 

Other

Michael Henry, MD -Maine Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting. February 1, 2020, Sugarloaf ME
Problem Based Learning Discussion Facilitator

Heather Turcotte, DO -Maine Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting. February 1, 2020, Sugarloaf ME
Problem Based Learning Discussion Facilitator

Adam O’Brien, DO -Maine Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting. February 1, 2020, Sugarloaf ME
Problem Based Learning Discussion Facilitator

Maryn Torner, MD -Maine Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting. February 1, 2020, Sugarloaf ME
Problem Based Learning Discussion Facilitator

Olga Diomede, MD -Maine Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting. February 1, 2020, Sugarloaf ME
Problem Based Learning Discussion Facilitator

Derek Bunch, DO -Maine Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting. February 1, 2020, Sugarloaf ME
Problem Based Learning Discussion Facilitator

Gisselle Mani, MD -Maine Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting. February 1, 2020, Sugarloaf ME
Problem Based Learning Discussion Facilitator

Dylan Wingfield, MD -Maine Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting. February 1, 2020, Sugarloaf ME
Problem Based Learning Discussion Facilitator

Winsor Wesson, MD -Maine Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting. February 1, 2020, Sugarloaf ME
Problem Based Learning Discussion Facilitator

Senior Resident Grand Rounds Presentations

Johanna Cobb, MD – “To Use the Epidural or Not: Epidural Versus Spinal Anesthesia for the Intrapartum Cesarean Section Following Epidural Labor Analgesia”, Portland, ME, 6/4/2020

Michael Henry, MD – “Greening of the Operating Room”, Portland, ME, 6/4/2020

Kymberlee Royals, MD – “Having the Courage to Collaborate Vulnerably”, Portland, ME, 6/18/2020

Olga Diomede, MD- “Peripartum Cardiomyopathy – The Price of Motherhood”, Portland, ME, 6/18/2020

Benjamin Levin, MD - “Left ventricular assist devices in non-cardiac surgery”, Portland, ME, 6/25/2020

Challenging Case Conferences
William Sauer, MD & Ben Levin, MD - August 2019
W. Daniel Kovarik, MD - October 2019
Isaac Chemmanam, MD & Gisselle Mani, MD – December 2019
Arielle Butterly, MD – February 2020
Eric Brown, MD – June 2020