CCAS 2023 Annual Meeting
March 30, 2023

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Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesia
Riley Hospital for Children
Indianapolis, IN

Bio

Rania K. Abbasi, MD is an Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesia at Indiana University and Anesthesiologist-in-Chief at Riley Hospital for Children. She practices pediatric cardiac anesthesia at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, Indiana. She completed her medical degree, anesthesia residency, and pediatric anesthesia fellowship at Indiana University, and her pediatric cardiac anesthesia fellowship at Stanford University. She is an active member of the Congenital Cardiac Anesthesia Society (CCAS), for which she serves on the Board of Directors and Annual Program Planning Committee.

Thursday, March 30, 2023

3:35 PM - 3:55 PM
Important Articles of the Past Year in Congenital Heart Care: What Have We Learned?
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Session VIII: Professor Poster Rounds
Location: Grand Salon 6 - 4th Floor

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Clinical Instructor
Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Bio

Dr. Alrayashi is an associate in perioperative anesthesia and pain medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital. He completed his medical school at Northwestern University in Chicago and then residency at NYU. He later went on to complete his pediatric anesthesiology fellowship at Boston Children’s, and completed an additional year in regional anesthesiology at the same institution. He has a special interest in the use of ultrasound in the perioperative care of pediatric and young adult patients. This includes the use of ultrasound for the therapeutic treatment of acute pain as well as the diagnosis for acute pathologies. He has published on clinical outcomes in various regional anesthesia outcomes and reported on the use of ultrasound in clinical care. He has lectured at various national and international conferences and taught workshops in regional anesthesia and point of care ultrasonography. He founded the home analgesia program at Boston Children’s Hospital, the only of its kind in the northeastern United States. At present he is developing a comprehensive POCUS training program for clinicians at his institution and is the director of Regional Anesthesiology at Boston Children's Hospital of the Harvard Medical School.

Thursday, March 30, 2023

3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
WORKSHOP: Regional Anesthesia for Congenital Cardiac Surgery
Location: Meeting Room 201 - 202: 2nd Floor

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Associate Professor
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC

Bio

Director of Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesiology at Duke University. Clinical interests in hemostasis and regional anesthesia in children with congenital heart disease.

Thursday, March 30, 2023

3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
WORKSHOP: Patient Blood Management: When One Size Doesn't Fit All - What's New in Hemostasis and Coagulation Management for Congenital Cardiac Surgery Patients
Location: Meeting Room 211 - 212: 2nd Floor

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Assistant Professor
Mayo Medical Center
Rochester, MN

Bio

Graduated from medical school in Moscow, Russia in 2001. Moved to USA in 2007 after receiving Fulbright fellowship. Worked as a postdoc in the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at the Mayo Clinic. Completed anesthesia residency and adult cardiothoracic fellowship at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Completed pediatric cardiac fellowship in Boston Children's Hospital. Faculty at the Mayo Clinic Rochester since 2015. Director of the Congenital Cardiac anesthesia since 2021. Providing anesthesia for both adult and pediatric cardiac cases.

Thursday, March 30, 2023

5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Session VIII: Professor Poster Rounds
Location: Grand Salon 6 - 4th Floor

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Associate in Cardiac Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Instructor in Anesthesia
Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Bio

Dr. Atkinson is an Associate in Cardiac Anesthesia at Boston Children’s Hospital and an Instructor in Anesthesia at the Harvard Medical School. After training in Pediatrics, Pediatric Critical Care, and Anesthesiology, Dr. Atkinson divides his clinical commitment between pediatric cardiac anesthesia and cardiac intensive care. His research focuses on post-bypass acute kidney injury and noninvasive respiratory monitoring in children.

Thursday, March 30, 2023

1:45 PM - 2:10 PM
PCICS Lecture - Too Much of a Good Thing: Oxygen Therapy in the Cardiac OR and ICU

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Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Stanford University
Stanford, California

Thursday, March 30, 2023

6:15 AM - 7:15 AM
RDT 3: Management of Patients Undergoing Pulmonary Artery Reconstruction

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Assistant Professor
Texas Childrens Hospital/ Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

Bio

Dr. Bacigalupo received his M.D. degree from Universidad de San Martin de Porres in Lima, Peru. After three years of General surgery training, he completed his Anesthesiology residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He then pursued a Pediatric Anesthesiology fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, after which he completed a Pediatric Cardiovascular Anesthesiology fellowship at Texas Children’s Hospital/ Baylor College of Medicine. Now, as an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at Baylor College of Medicine, he is part of the Division of Pediatric Cardiovascular Anesthesiology at Texas Children’s Hospital. Dr. Bacigalupo’s main interests reside in anesthetic neurotoxicity and neuroprotection, mechanical circulatory support, and global health. His goal is to continue to improve and expand the perioperative care of pediatric and adult patients with congenital heart disease both locally and overseas, especially in countries with limited resources.

Thursday, March 30, 2023

3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
WORKSHOP: Extracorporeal Life Support: VAD Options, Decisions, and Management
Location: Meeting Room 205 - 2nd Floor

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Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Michigan Medicine
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Bio

Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Michigan Medicine Associate Director, Congenital Cardiac Anesthesiology Fellowship

Thursday, March 30, 2023

3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
WORKSHOP: Toward Safe Transport for Children with Complex Critical Illness and /or CHD Requiring Ventilatory Support
Location: Meeting Room 203 - 204: 2nd Floor

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Certified Leadership Coach
Berenstain Coaching & Consulting
Ambler PA

Bio

After 30 years as a pediatric cardiac anesthesiologist, Laura Berenstain is now an International Coaching Federation certified Coach, coaching physicians for personal and professional development and well-being. She is an Advisory Board member and Coach for the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia's Women's Empowerment and Leadership Initiative. Laura has traveled worldwide on mission trips teaching physicians how to care for children with complex congenital heart disease and has recently edited and published Congenital Cardiac Anesthesia: A Case-Based Approach. She has three amazing daughters who inspire her daily.

Thursday, March 30, 2023

3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
WORKSHOP: Staying Alive: Professional Development and Well-being for Career Sustainability
Location: Meeting Room 208 - 2nd Floor

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Clinical Professor
Stanford University
Palo Alto, CA

Thursday, March 30, 2023

6:15 AM - 7:15 AM
RDT 3: Management of Patients Undergoing Pulmonary Artery Reconstruction

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Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Boston Children's Hospital
Boston, MA

Bio

My clinical expertise is in the subspecialty of congenital cardiac anesthesia with a specific focus on quality improvement and risk assessment. I am the clinical director for the Division of Cardiac Anesthesia at Boston Children's Hospital. I have a longstanding interest in safety and in designing systems to improve the overall clinical care for our patients. I am the chair of the STS database committee and I am the past chair of the Quality and Safety committee for the CCAS.

Thursday, March 30, 2023

3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
WORKSHOP: Toward Safe Transport for Children with Complex Critical Illness and /or CHD Requiring Ventilatory Support
Location: Meeting Room 203 - 204: 2nd Floor

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Assistant Professor
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

Thursday, March 30, 2023

3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
WORKSHOP: Toward Safe Transport for Children with Complex Critical Illness and /or CHD Requiring Ventilatory Support
Location: Meeting Room 203 - 204: 2nd Floor

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Assistant Professor of Anesthesia
Cincinnati Childrens Hospital
Cincinnati, OH

Bio

I am an assistant professor of anesthesia working for the Joint Pediatric and Congenital Heart Program at Cincinnati Children's Hospital and University of Kentucky Children's Hospital. I completed fellowships in both pediatric anesthesia and pediatric cardiac anesthesia at Texas Children's Hospital where I developed an interest in regional anesthesia for patients undergoing cardiac surgery. I have continued to explore this passion in an attempt to provide multimodal analgesia to my patients to aid in early extubation when appropriate.

Thursday, March 30, 2023

3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
WORKSHOP: Regional Anesthesia for Congenital Cardiac Surgery
Location: Meeting Room 201 - 202: 2nd Floor

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Senior Faculty
Texas Children's Hospital
Houson, TX

Bio

I am a clinician, educator and scientist dedicated to advancing cardiac critical care medicine (CCM). My training in both adult and pediatric CCM provided an excellent synergy to serve as Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Director for the Texas Children’s Hospital’s Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) ICU where I was recruited in Summer 2020. This followed nearly a decade at the University of Pittsburgh and 2 years at the University of Miami. I now care for adults in the ACHD ICU and children in the pediatric cardiac ICU as well as adults in the St. Luke's cardiothoracic ICU. In the past, I have attended in adult and peds ICUs focused on cardiac, medical, surgical, neurological, trauma/burn and obstetric disease. My prior translational research has focused on understanding the pathophysiology of cardiac and brain injury after global ischemia (cardiac arrest) with the goal of translating drug therapies into clinical use. I have developed multiple rodent and pig models of cardiac arrest and benchtop assays of ischemic heart, brain, mitochondrial injury which I used to test my hypotheses. My expertise was in free radical signaling/damage and nitric oxide biology. I have received funding from NIH K08, R21 and R01 mechanisms as well as industry awards. I have conducted two clinical trials in cardiac arrest using INDs under exception from informed consent. I have over 100 peer reviewed journal articles, several textbook chapters and 2 patents. With the AHA, I have served within 3CPR as past Early Career chair, on the leadership council and SCILL committees. I serve on the Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) Science subcommittee for the past 5 years and presently act as co-chair of the 2023 AHA/AAP drowning guidelines focused update and 2025 ECC systems of care CPR guideline writing groups. I routinely moderate or present sessions at the annual meetings of AHA, the Resuscitation Sciences Symposium, the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the Christian Medical Dental Association.

Thursday, March 30, 2023

11:20 AM - 11:40 AM
Optimizing Outcomes for Adults with Congenital Heart Disease within a Children's Hospital

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Assistant Professor
Duke
BALTIMORE

Bio

Natalia Diaz-Rodriguez, M.D./M.H.S., is an Assistant Professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She specializes in pediatric cardiac anesthesia. Dr. Diaz-Rodriguez earned her degree from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She completed residencies in Pediatrics and Anesthesia at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. She then received advanced training through a fellowship in pediatric anesthesiology as well as pediatric cardiac anesthesiology at Hopkins. Certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology in both anesthesiology and pediatric anesthesiology, and by the American Board of Pediatrics on Pediatrics, Dr. Diaz-Rodriguez joined the Hopkins faculty in 2018. Her research interests include pulmonary hypertension (PH) and the perioperative management of patients with PH presenting for surgery.

Thursday, March 30, 2023

6:15 AM - 7:15 AM
PBLD 2: Anesthetic Considerations in an Infant with Alagille Syndrome and Pulmonary Valve and Branch Pulmonary Artery Stenosis Undergoing Cardiac Repair

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Professor
UTSW, Dallas Children's Medical Center
Dallas, TX

Bio

Dr. Divekar is professor of Pediatrics at University of Texas Southwest Medical Center in Dallas Texas. He is trained in and practices pediatric and adult congenital heart catheterization. He currently co-leads the pulmonary vein stenosis program at UTSW, Children's Medical Center, Dallas. His research interests include developing large animal models for studying cardiovascular physiology. He holds a US patent for developing method to deliver vectors with selective catheterization.

Thursday, March 30, 2023

10:20 AM - 10:40 AM
Optimizing for Success in the Congenital Catheterization Laboratory

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Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Emory University
Atlanta, GA

Bio

Laura Downey, MD is an Associate Professor at Emory University in the Department of Anesthesiology and a pediatric cardiac anesthesiologist at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. She completed residency at Stanford University and pediatric and pediatric cardiac anesthesia fellowships at Boston Children’s Hospital. Her research focuses on understanding the role of fibrinogen and platelets in hemostasis in children after cardiopulmonary bypass surgery. She was awarded the 2019 Society for Pediatric Anesthesiology Young Investigators Grant to complete a clinical trial comparing fibrinogen concentrate to cryoprecipitate in neonates undergoing cardiac surgery. She was awarded the 2021 International Anesthesia Research Society Mentored Research Award to study platelet function in neonates. She is currently on the CCAS Board of Directors, a member of the CCAS Research Committee, Chair of the CCAS Hemostasis Interest Group, and a member of the ASA Patient Blood Management Committee. She enjoys traveling, triathlons, and hiking with her dog and husband.

Thursday, March 30, 2023

12:50 PM - 1:45 PM
Session IV: Best Posters and Research Award Update
Location: Lone Star D - 3rd Floor
2:10 PM - 2:30 PM
Update on Coagulation: Blood, Drugs and Monitors
3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
WORKSHOP: Patient Blood Management: When One Size Doesn't Fit All - What's New in Hemostasis and Coagulation Management for Congenital Cardiac Surgery Patients
Location: Meeting Room 211 - 212: 2nd Floor
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Session VIII: Professor Poster Rounds
Location: Grand Salon 6 - 4th Floor

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Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesiologist
Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL

Bio

Dr. Evans attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston in Houston, Texas, before matriculating to anesthesiology residency at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. After completion of his residency, he completed fellowships in both Pediatric Anesthesia and Congenital Cardiac Anesthesia at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine/Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. He remained on faculty as a pediatric cardiac anesthesiologist. His research interests include fast-tracking and regional anesthesia in congenital cardiac surgery, and medical education.

Thursday, March 30, 2023

3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
WORKSHOP: Regional Anesthesia for Congenital Cardiac Surgery
Location: Meeting Room 201 - 202: 2nd Floor

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Professor of Surgery, Director Center for Fetal Research
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

Bio

Alan Flake is an attending surgeon in the Division of General Thoracic & Fetal Surgery at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia where he holds the Ruth and Tristram C. Colket, Jr. Endowed Chair in Pediatric Surgery, is Vice Chair of Surgical Research, and acts as Director of the Center for Fetal Research. He is also Professor of Surgery tenured track at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Flake has led a National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded research laboratory directed toward surgical correction of fetal anomalies and fetal stem cell and gene therapy for over 20 years. Under Dr. Flake's leadership, the Center for Fetal Research is exploring innovations in prenatal treatment, particularly in the areas of gene and stem cell therapy, and for life-threatening anatomic malformations and diseases. Recently, the Center has developed new technology for physiologic support of the extreme premature infant, a development that could have major implications for the treatment of prematurity. Dr. Flake has published extensively with authorship of over 450 peer-reviewed publications and over 150 review articles and book chapters. Among other awards, he is the recipient of the 2021 March of Dimes Richard B. Johnson, Jr., MD Prize in Developmental Biology. Clinically, Dr. Flake actively participates as a Fetal Surgeon in the Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment Program at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia with interests in fetal diagnosis and therapy, in utero stem cell and gene therapy, extracorporeal support of the extreme premature infant (the artificial placenta/uterus), and minimally invasive neonatal and pediatric surgery.

Thursday, March 30, 2023

8:20 AM - 8:50 AM
Arthur Keats Lecture: The Artificial Womb and New Approaches to Extreme Prematurity

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Assistant in Perioperative Anesthesia, Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Medicine
Boston Children's Hospital
Boston, MA

Bio

Assistant in Perioperative Anesthesia, Instructor of Clinical Anesthesia Boston Children's Hospital Harvard Medical School

Thursday, March 30, 2023

3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
WORKSHOP: Regional Anesthesia for Congenital Cardiac Surgery
Location: Meeting Room 201 - 202: 2nd Floor

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Professor
University of Texas Health Science Center Houston
Houston, TX

Bio

Division Chief, Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesiology, McGovern Medical School, UT Houston, Texas

Thursday, March 30, 2023

7:35 AM - 9:10 AM
Session I: Prematurity and Congenital Heart Disease
Location: Lone Star D - 3rd Floor
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Session VIII: Professor Poster Rounds
Location: Grand Salon 6 - 4th Floor

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Associate Professor of Anesthesiology & Pediatrics
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

Bio

Dr. Stephen Gleich is a Consultant in Pediatric Anesthesiology, Congenital Cardiac Anesthesiology and Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He completed medical school at Mayo Clinic, followed by residencies in Pediatrics and Anesthesiology and fellowships in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine and Pediatric Anesthesiology. He is currently Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics within the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine.

Thursday, March 30, 2023

5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Session VIII: Professor Poster Rounds
Location: Grand Salon 6 - 4th Floor

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Assistant Professor
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, MD

Bio

Dheeraj Goswami is an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He completed his pediatric residency at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio and his pediatric intensive care fellowship and anesthesia residency at Johns Hopkins. He finished his training at Texas Children’s Hospital in Pediatric Anesthesia and Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia while doing extra clinical training in their pediatric cardiac intensive care unit. He is currently the Director of Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. He is also the Associate Medical Director of the ECMO program. His research and clinical interests include blood utilization and anti-coagulation for patients undergoing cardiac surgery as well as anesthesia for patients with connective tissue disease.

Thursday, March 30, 2023

6:15 AM - 7:15 AM
PBLD 2: Anesthetic Considerations in an Infant with Alagille Syndrome and Pulmonary Valve and Branch Pulmonary Artery Stenosis Undergoing Cardiac Repair
3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
WORKSHOP: Patient Blood Management: When One Size Doesn't Fit All - What's New in Hemostasis and Coagulation Management for Congenital Cardiac Surgery Patients
Location: Meeting Room 211 - 212: 2nd Floor
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Session VIII: Professor Poster Rounds
Location: Grand Salon 6 - 4th Floor

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Assistant Professor
Emory University
Atlanta, GA

Bio

Dr. Stephanie Grant is an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics at Emory University and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. She is the Program Director of the Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesiology Fellowship at Emory. Her research interests include studying thrombin generation in patients with congenital heart disease and during cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass.

Thursday, March 30, 2023

1:20 PM - 1:30 PM
Research Award Updates
3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
WORKSHOP: Patient Blood Management: When One Size Doesn't Fit All - What's New in Hemostasis and Coagulation Management for Congenital Cardiac Surgery Patients
Location: Meeting Room 211 - 212: 2nd Floor

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Professor of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine; Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Atlanta, GA

Bio

Professor of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine; Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesiologist, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Thursday, March 30, 2023

3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
WORKSHOP: Staying Alive: Professional Development and Well-being for Career Sustainability
Location: Meeting Room 208 - 2nd Floor
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Session VIII: Professor Poster Rounds
Location: Grand Salon 6 - 4th Floor

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Chief of Pediatric Anesthesiology
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY

Bio

Dr. Hagen completed his residency at Mount Sinai in NY, followed by a pediatric fellowship at U of M with a special focus on congenital cardiac anesthesia. He is currently the Chief of Pediatric Anesthesiology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, as well as the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of baby-blocks.com, a vanguard of pediatric perioperative ultrasound & regional anesthesia.

Thursday, March 30, 2023

3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
WORKSHOP: Regional Anesthesia for Congenital Cardiac Surgery
Location: Meeting Room 201 - 202: 2nd Floor

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Assistant Professor
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Atlanta, GA

Bio

I am a pediatric cardiac anesthesiologist at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta/Emory University.

Thursday, March 30, 2023

3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
WORKSHOP: Staying Alive: Professional Development and Well-being for Career Sustainability
Location: Meeting Room 208 - 2nd Floor

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Medical Director CVICU Toronto General Hospital, Associate Professor University of Toronto
Toronto General Hospital
University of Toronto

Bio

Medical Director CVICU, Peter Munk Cardiac Center Staff Cardiac Anesthesiologist and Peri-operative Echocardiographer, Toronto General Hospital Associate Professor, University of Toronto

Thursday, March 30, 2023

6:15 AM - 7:15 AM
RDT 1: High Risk Sternal Reentry
9:40 AM - 10:00 AM
Assessing Risk in the Adult Cardiac Patient Prior to Anesthesia

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Associate Professor of Surgery
Texas Children's Hospital
Houston, TX

Thursday, March 30, 2023

6:15 AM - 7:15 AM
RDT 1: High Risk Sternal Reentry
10:00 AM - 10:20 AM
ACHD in the CVOR: More Than Just Conduit Replacements

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Medical Director Pediatric Pain Center, Associate Professor
Akron Children's Hospial
Akron, OH

Thursday, March 30, 2023

3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
WORKSHOP: Regional Anesthesia for Congenital Cardiac Surgery
Location: Meeting Room 201 - 202: 2nd Floor

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Assistant Professor
Children's Hospital of Colorado
Aurora, CO

Bio

Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, attended medical school at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Completed residency at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center before moving to Pittsburgh for fellowship in Pediatric Anesthesia at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Moved to Denver Colorado for advanced fellowship in Congenital Cardiac Anesthesia after which stayed on as faculty and currently practice. Research interests include pediatroc pulmonary hypertension, hemostasis, and physican wellness.

Thursday, March 30, 2023

3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
WORKSHOP: Staying Alive: Professional Development and Well-being for Career Sustainability
Location: Meeting Room 208 - 2nd Floor

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Assistant Professor
Texas Children's Hospital
Houston, Texas

Bio

I am a pediatric cardiovascular anesthesiologist working at the Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine. After completing residency at The University of Pittsburgh, I was lucky enough to do both my pediatric and pediatric cardiac anesthesia fellowships at Nationwide Children's Hospital. My particular interests are in ultrasound-guided line placement, adult congenital cardiac anesthesia, and in provision of cardiac surgery services in low-resource settings.

Thursday, March 30, 2023

6:15 AM - 7:15 AM
RDT 2: Enhanced Recovery After Cardiac Surgery (ERAS) in ACHD. Good Selection is Key for Success

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Attending, Anesthesiology and Critical Care
Boston Children's Hospital
Boston, MA

Bio

Staff Physician – Pediatric Critical Care Medicine and Pediatric Anesthesiology Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Thursday, March 30, 2023

6:15 AM - 7:15 AM
PBLD 3: Is Trisomy 18 the Next "Baby Doe?": PDA Ligation in a Neonate with Trisomy 18, Tetralogy of Fallot, and Necrotizing Enterocolitis

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Professor in Anesthesiology
Duke University
Durham, NC

Bio

Dr Edmund Jooste is a Professor of Anesthesiology at Duke University and practices as a pediatric and pediatric cardiac anesthesiologist. He is Chief of Pediatric Anesthesia at Duke Children’s Hospital and until recently was the head of the Anesthesiology Clinical Research Unit, a unit focused on facilitating excellence in research and the practical implementation of both NIH and Industry funded research. His initial bench research focus was investigating the effects of non-depolarizing muscle relaxants on smooth muscle airway. He has also done significant clinical research, investigating the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of anesthetic agents in children, and particularly the cardiovascular effects of dexmedetomidine. His current research focuses on studying the coagulation system during cardiopulmonary bypass.

Thursday, March 30, 2023

5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Session VIII: Professor Poster Rounds
Location: Grand Salon 6 - 4th Floor

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Clinical Assistant Professor
Stanford University
Palo Alto, CA

Bio

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Thursday, March 30, 2023

6:15 AM - 7:15 AM
PBLD 1: Anterior Mediastinal Mass in a 1 Kg Preterm Newborn

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Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
New York, NY

Bio

Riva R. Ko is an assistant professor of anesthesiology at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons. She completed her training at Columbia, and has been a practicing pediatric anesthesiologist since 2003. She is a member of the cardiac anesthesia team, as well as director of major pediatric orthopedic anesthesia.

Thursday, March 30, 2023

11:00 AM - 11:20 AM
Preterm Perioperative Care: Challenges and Optimization

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Assistant Professor
Michigan Medicine
Ann Arbor Michigan

Bio

Interest in congenital heart disease, acute pain, wellness and technology/equipment

Thursday, March 30, 2023

3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
WORKSHOP: Toward Safe Transport for Children with Complex Critical Illness and /or CHD Requiring Ventilatory Support
Location: Meeting Room 203 - 204: 2nd Floor

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Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesia
Cincinnati Children's Hosptial Med Ctr.
Cincinnati, OH

Bio

Renee Kreeger is an Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesia at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. A congenital cardiac anesthesiologist since 2009, she has special interests in peer support, physician wellbeing and patient safety. Dr. Kreeger serves on the SPA well-being committee and is the committee’s liaison to CCAS. She has been a peer supporter since the inception of the Peer To Peer support program at Cincinnati Children’s in February 2020 and became the program’s medical director in 2021.

Thursday, March 30, 2023

4:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Peer Support: Small Effort, Big Impact

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Associate Professor of Anaesthesia, Harvard Medical School
Boston Children's Hospital
Boston, MA

Bio

I am a pediatric cardiac anesthesiologist at Boston Children’s Hospital. I attended the University of the Witwatersrand Medical School in South Africa. I completed anesthesiology residency at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, followed by fellowships in pediatric anesthesia and cardiac anesthesia at Boston Children’s Hospital and the Beth Israel Hospital, respectively. I have an FFA(SA) from the College of Medicine of South Africa and am board certified in anesthesiology and pediatric anesthesiology. My research interests include neuromonitoring during pediatric cardiac surgery and measurement of pain in patients under general anesthesia.

Thursday, March 30, 2023

6:15 AM - 7:15 AM
PBLD 3: Is Trisomy 18 the Next "Baby Doe?": PDA Ligation in a Neonate with Trisomy 18, Tetralogy of Fallot, and Necrotizing Enterocolitis

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Professor, Anesthesiology and Pain Med
Seattle Children's Hospital
Seattle, WA

Bio

Professor, University of Washington School of Medicine Director, Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, Seattle Children's Hospital Co-Director, Heart Center, Seattle Children's Hospital

Thursday, March 30, 2023

12:50 PM - 1:45 PM
Session IV: Best Posters and Research Award Update
Location: Lone Star D - 3rd Floor
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Session VIII: Professor Poster Rounds
Location: Grand Salon 6 - 4th Floor

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Anesthesiologist
American Hospital, Montevideo, Uruguay
Uruguay

Bio

I have been working as an Anesthesiologist in the Congenital Cardiopathies Unit in the American Hospital in Uruguay for 20 years and another 4 years in the Children's Cardiology Institute. I was an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology from 1999 to 2004 at the Republic University of Uruguay. I have been a member of the Uruguayan Society of Anesthesiology since 1991 and member of the Latin American Consortium of Anesthesiologists for Congenital Cardiopathies since 2021.

Thursday, March 30, 2023

6:15 AM - 7:15 AM
PBLD 5: Child with Congenital Heart Disease and Obstructive Hydrocephalus (Offered in Spanish Only)

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Associate Professor
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Med Ctr.
Cincinnati, OH

Thursday, March 30, 2023

3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
WORKSHOP: Extracorporeal Life Support: VAD Options, Decisions, and Management
Location: Meeting Room 205 - 2nd Floor

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Associate Professor
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

Bio

Dr. Lindsey Loveland is a Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesiologist at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and is the Associate Chief for Education and Professional Development and division Well-being lead. Dr. Loveland also serves as an ABA Applied Examiner and enjoys this immensely. Throughout her career, her focus has been on pediatric cardiac anesthesia and education. While acting as the associate and then program director for the pediatric anesthesiology fellowship at The Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin she has served as a member and on the board of the Pediatric Anesthesiology Program Directors Association (PAPDA) and as a Councilor on the Association of Anesthesiology Subspecialty Program Directors (AASPD) board. She has been a member of The Congenital Cardiac Anesthesia Society (CCAS) and served on the database committee. Currently her focus is on working with her division to attain advanced pediatric cardiac anesthesiology subspecialty accreditation in the newly created track by the ACGME in pediatric cardiac anesthesiology. She currently is a member of the Well-Being Committee. She also serves as a regular contributor to the Pediatric Anesthesia Article of the Day (PAAD). Dr. Loveland completed medical school at The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and residency at The University of Chicago. Following residency, she was a pediatric anesthesiology fellow at Children’s Wisconsin and the Medical College of Wisconsin where she fell in love with pediatric cardiac anesthesia prior to joining as faculty. Following approximately ten years in Wisconsin change and challenge called and she moved to CHOP. Outside of medicine, her time is primarily spent keeping her five children from finding ways to hurt themselves, get an education, stay curious, and learn to navigate the world for themselves. She enjoys horseback riding, dressage in particular when she has a few moments to herself. Additionally, she has been married to her husband Andrew, for 20 years, who provides constant support (and reality checks), and all the free technology, code, computer, and analytical advice she could ever dream of.

Thursday, March 30, 2023

3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
WORKSHOP: Staying Alive: Professional Development and Well-being for Career Sustainability
Location: Meeting Room 208 - 2nd Floor

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Associate Professor
University of Texas Health Science Center
Houston, TX

Bio

Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories Interventional and Adult Congenital Cardiology, Children's Heart Institute, Memorial Hermann Hospital Associate Professor, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston

Thursday, March 30, 2023

7:55 AM - 8:20 AM
Palliation in Prematurity: Non-CPB Cardiac Surgery vs. Cath intervention: New Challenges and New Solutions

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Professor
Westchester Medical Center
New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY

Bio

Dr. Mittnacht is the Vice Chair and Associate Director, Department of Anesthesiology at Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY, and the Chief of Pediatric and Adult Cardiac Anesthesia. Aside from administrative responsibilities, Dr. Mittnacht is actively engaged in the clinical practice of adult and pediatric cardiac anesthesia, including transesophageal echocardiography, Enhanced Recovery After Cardiac Surgery (ERACS), regional anesthesia for cardiac surgery and related procedures, and teaching residents and fellows. Dr. Mittnacht is the Vice Chair of the National Board of Echocardiography Advanced PTEeXAM Writing Committee. His clinical and research interests include hemodynamic monitoring, pediatric and adult Enhanced Recovery after Cardiac Surgery (ERACS), transesophageal echocardiography, anesthesia-related contributions to electrophysiology procedures, and pediatric and adult congenital heart disease surgery related outcomes.

Thursday, March 30, 2023

6:15 AM - 7:15 AM
RDT 2: Enhanced Recovery After Cardiac Surgery (ERAS) in ACHD. Good Selection is Key for Success
3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
WORKSHOP: Regional Anesthesia for Congenital Cardiac Surgery
Location: Meeting Room 201 - 202: 2nd Floor

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Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics
Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children's Hospital
Houston, TX

Bio

Dr. Pablo Motta earned his MD from the UDELAR School of Medicine of Montevideo, Uruguay. He specialized in intensive care medicine in Uruguay. He pursued further adult and pediatric cardiac anesthesia training at the Cleveland Clinic, holding positions there and at the Baylor College of Medicine. Now an Associate Professor with Baylor, practicing at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston. Dr. Motta leads the section anesthesia for adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) at Texas Children's and the special interest group in ACHD at the Congenital Cardiac Anesthesia Society. He is also active in resident and & fellow education and research. Dr. Motta is the Associate Medical Director of the Heart Center International Program, directing medical mission trips and advising several congenital anesthesia groups worldwide.

Thursday, March 30, 2023

9:40 AM - 10:55 AM
Session II: Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD)
Location: Lone Star D - 3rd Floor
3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
WORKSHOP: Extracorporeal Life Support: VAD Options, Decisions, and Management
Location: Meeting Room 205 - 2nd Floor
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Session VIII: Professor Poster Rounds
Location: Grand Salon 6 - 4th Floor

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Associate Professor
Boston Children's Hospital
Boston, MA

Bio

Dr. Viviane Nasr is an Associate Professor of Anaesthesia at Harvard Medical School. She is the Chief of Cardiac Anesthesia at Boston Children’s Hospital. Her work is mostly related to patients with congenital heart disease and the perioperative risk assessment of pediatric patients. She has written more than 100 publications, textbook chapters and a handbook on pediatric cardiac anesthesia. In addition to her active academic career, she created and leads the Faculty Development Program at Boston Children’s and is the Vice President of the Congenital Cardiac Anesthesia Society (CCAS).

Thursday, March 30, 2023

3:55 PM - 4:15 PM
Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia Workforce: An Update
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Session VIII: Professor Poster Rounds
Location: Grand Salon 6 - 4th Floor

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Clinical Professor
Stanford Children's Hospital
Palo Alto, CA

Bio

Manchula Navaratnam is a UK trained pediatric anesthesiologist who came across the Atlantic in 2009 to gain some more experience in pediatric cardiac anesthesia and has been part of the Stanford anesthesia family ever since. She is the clinical anesthesiology lead for pediatric cardiac transplant and ventricular assist devices at Stanford Children’s Hospital. Her clinical and academic interests mainly revolve around peri-operative care of pediatric patients with heart failure, cardiac transplantation, and ventricular assist devices. She is the principal investigator for 2 current prospective clinical studies on patients with Fontan circulation. Manchula is a passionate educator and is the co-founder of the pediatric cardiac anesthesia learning network at Stanford which launches its first national bootcamp in September 2022. In her spare time, Manchula loves spending time with her two young children and enjoys re-discovering the world through their eyes

Thursday, March 30, 2023

1:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Lifetime Achievement Award - Chandra Ramamoorthy, MBBS, FRCA
3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
WORKSHOP: Patient Blood Management: When One Size Doesn't Fit All - What's New in Hemostasis and Coagulation Management for Congenital Cardiac Surgery Patients
Location: Meeting Room 211 - 212: 2nd Floor
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Session VIII: Professor Poster Rounds
Location: Grand Salon 6 - 4th Floor

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Clinical Instructor
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford
Stanford University/Palo Alto/California

Bio

I am currently a fellow in Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesiology at Stanford University and will be graduating in July 2023. I completed my anesthesiology residency at University of Florida Gainesville and my Pediatric Anesthesiology fellowship at Stanford University.

Thursday, March 30, 2023

3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
WORKSHOP: Patient Blood Management: When One Size Doesn't Fit All - What's New in Hemostasis and Coagulation Management for Congenital Cardiac Surgery Patients
Location: Meeting Room 211 - 212: 2nd Floor

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Attending Physician-Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesiology/Pediatric Cardiology
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

Bio

Dr. Asif Padiyath is an attending physician at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, practicing pediatric cardiothoracic anesthesiology and pediatric cardiology with a focus on transesophageal and transthoracic echocardiography within the Heart Center. He completed his medical school training in India and completed residencies in General Pediatrics and Anesthesiology at the Cleveland Clinic and the Johns Hopkins Hospital respectively. He completed fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology at Arkansas Children’s Hospital and fellowships in Pediatric Anesthesiology and Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesiology at CHOP.

Thursday, March 30, 2023

2:30 PM - 2:50 PM
Beyond Function and Residual Lesions: What can Echo Say Today and Tomorrow to the CV Anesthesia Team?

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Assistant Professor
Mott Children's Hosp - The University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

Bio

Pediatric cardiac anesthesiologist at Mott Children's Hospital at the University of Michigan

Thursday, March 30, 2023

9:40 AM - 10:55 AM
Session II: Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD)
Location: Lone Star D - 3rd Floor
3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
WORKSHOP: Toward Safe Transport for Children with Complex Critical Illness and /or CHD Requiring Ventilatory Support
Location: Meeting Room 203 - 204: 2nd Floor

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American Hospital, Montevideo, Uruguay
Uruguay

Bio

Anesthesiologist from de Congenital Cardiac Center in Sanatorio Americano and from the Pediatric Hospital in Centro Hospitalario Pereira Rossell in Uruguay

Thursday, March 30, 2023

6:15 AM - 7:15 AM
PBLD 5: Child with Congenital Heart Disease and Obstructive Hydrocephalus (Offered in Spanish Only)

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Assistant Clinical Professor
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Stanford University
Stanford, CA

Bio

Dr. Quiñónez is a Pediatric Cardiovascular Anesthesiologist and a clinical researcher at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and Stanford University. His research focuses on outcomes evaluation in children undergoing surgery for congenital heart disease and on the integration of patient-centered outcomes in outcome metrics. He is also interested in equity in the delivery of medical technologies and service related to the care of children with congenital heart disease. He currently uses geospatial analysis for mapping gaps in access to these services and technologies.

Thursday, March 30, 2023

7:35 AM - 9:10 AM
Session I: Prematurity and Congenital Heart Disease
Location: Lone Star D - 3rd Floor
3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
WORKSHOP: Regional Anesthesia for Congenital Cardiac Surgery
Location: Meeting Room 201 - 202: 2nd Floor

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Professor Anesthesiology
Stanford Univ Med Ctr
Stanford, CA

Bio

I am a pediatric cardiac anesthesiologist at Stanford Children's Hospital and was a past President of the CCAS. I have had a 30 year career focused on pediatrics and pediatric cardiac. I had no formal research training in medical school. During my anesthesia training in Scotland, UK I worked on epidural Bupivacaine infusion during labour, so the nurses wouldn't call for top ups every few hours. That was a fun experience. My move to the USA resulted in a pediatric and cardiac anesthesia fellowships. During these I looked up cases where I worked and despite my best efforts nothing got published. Fast forward to Children's in Seattle and finally after floundering I got myself involved in POCA registry and PK studies. I learnt the IRB and consent process and pitfalls of prospective clinical trials. After years of drought,finally a few papers began to a trickle. I also met a very motivated colleague, Dr Jumbo Williams and his focus on hemostasis got us both promoted to Assoc Professor at the Univ of Washington. Around this time NIRS technology was starting up. It seemed to me inherently counterintuitive to place hypoxemic children under sub-ambient oxygen. A 1 year sabbatical to the Children's Hospital in Philadelphia helped me get my hypothesis driven paper into leading journals which helped my career. The move to Stanford in 2001 again left a brief hiatus which fortunately changed. Working again with a multidisciplinary team I focused on PH, as the Wall Center at Stanford, led by Dr J Feinstein so a major referral center. This led to future prospective studies; spinoffs from these we continue to explore. Do you really want an academic career that includes research and publication? Think carefully.

Thursday, March 30, 2023

6:15 AM - 7:15 AM
PBLD 1: Anterior Mediastinal Mass in a 1 Kg Preterm Newborn

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Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics
Texas Children's Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

Bio

Pediatric cardiac anesthesia and pediatric cardiac critical care at Texas children's hospital

Thursday, March 30, 2023

3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
WORKSHOP: Extracorporeal Life Support: VAD Options, Decisions, and Management
Location: Meeting Room 205 - 2nd Floor

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Professor of Anesthesiology
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Bio

Professor of Anesthesiology, Chief of Pediatric Anesthesia, University of Michigan, Mott Children's Hospital, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Thursday, March 30, 2023

3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
WORKSHOP: Toward Safe Transport for Children with Complex Critical Illness and /or CHD Requiring Ventilatory Support
Location: Meeting Room 203 - 204: 2nd Floor

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Associate Professor
Seattle Children's Hospital
Seattle, WA

Bio

Dr. Ross is an associate professor and director of the pediatric cardiac anesthesia fellowship at Seattle Children's Hospital and the University of Washington.

Thursday, March 30, 2023

1:45 PM - 3:05 PM
Session V: Minimizing Morbidity in the CVOR and Beyond
Location: Lone Star D - 3rd Floor
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Session VIII: Professor Poster Rounds
Location: Grand Salon 6 - 4th Floor

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Clinical Associate Professor
Stanford University - Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Stanford University - School of Medicine
Stanford, CA

Bio

Dr. Alexander Schmidt graduated from Med-School at the Justus-Liebig University Giessen (Germany) in 2007 and completed Anesthesia Residency in Switzerland. After completing a Pediatric Anesthesia as well as a Cardiac Anesthesia fellowship, he received board certification for Anesthesiology in 2014. Dr. Schmidt worked as a Pediatric Anesthesia attending for 4 years at the University Children’s Hospital Zurich (Switzerland) before going to Stanford in 2019 where he specialized in Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia. Since 2020, Dr. Schmidt has been a faculty member of the Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia division at Stanford. His main research interest is in preoperative fasting in children and coagulation management.

Thursday, March 30, 2023

3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
WORKSHOP: Patient Blood Management: When One Size Doesn't Fit All - What's New in Hemostasis and Coagulation Management for Congenital Cardiac Surgery Patients
Location: Meeting Room 211 - 212: 2nd Floor

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Division Chief, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

Bio

Dr. McElrath Schwartz is an Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She is Division Chief of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine and Co-Director of the Blalock-Taussig- Thomas Pediatric and Congenital Heart Center. Her clinical practice is in pediatric cardiac anesthesiology and cardiac critical care medicine. Her academic interests are mechanical support and resuscitation, team dynamics and women's leadership.

Thursday, March 30, 2023

10:55 AM - 11:55 AM
Session III: Perioperative Care at the Extremes
Location: Lone Star D - 3rd Floor
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Session VIII: Professor Poster Rounds
Location: Grand Salon 6 - 4th Floor

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Associate Professor
University of California San Francisco
San. Francisco, CA

Bio

Dr. Sharma is a professor of anesthesiology at the University of California, San Francisco. He is also the chief of the Division of Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesiology at Benioff Children's Hospitals in San Francisco and Oakland.

Thursday, March 30, 2023

7:35 AM - 7:55 AM
Anesthesia and the Premature Patient: Challenges in the OR and Beyond

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Clinical Assistant Professor
Stanford Medicine, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
Stanford, CA

Bio

Lauren Smith is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Pediatric Anesthesia in the Stanford Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine. He attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco, and completed residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital. After completing Pediatric Anesthesia fellowship, he also completed an advanced clinical experience in Pediatric Regional Anesthesia. His interests include medical education/andragogy, cognitive psychology, faculty development, and mentoring clinical educators.

Thursday, March 30, 2023

3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
WORKSHOP: Regional Anesthesia for Congenital Cardiac Surgery
Location: Meeting Room 201 - 202: 2nd Floor

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Pediatric Anesthesiologist; Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesiologist
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Columbus, Ohio

Bio

Education/ Training: Internship/ Residency- University of Michigan 2017-2021 Pediatric Anesthesia Fellowship 2021-2022 Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia Fellowship 2022-2023 Employment: Nationwide Children's Hospital 2023- present. Interests: Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia Pharmacology Regional Anesthesia Physiology Medical Education

Thursday, March 30, 2023

3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
WORKSHOP: Regional Anesthesia for Congenital Cardiac Surgery
Location: Meeting Room 201 - 202: 2nd Floor

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Assistant Professor
Boston Children's Hospital
Boston, MA

Bio

Dr. Mary Lyn Stein grew up in Atlanta, GA and then completed her undergraduate and medical degrees at Stanford University. She stayed at Stanford for combined residency training in Pediatrics and Anesthesiology. She moved to Boston for her pediatric anesthesiology fellowship at Boston Children's Hospital. She then joined the anesthesia faculty in the main operating room division at Boston Children's Hospital for a number of years before pursuing additional training with the cardiac anesthesia group. She is an Assistant Professor of Anaesthesia at Harvard Medical School. Her research interests include difficult airway management in pediatric patients and perioperative management and risk assessment of patients with pulmonary hypertension. Outside the hospital, she enjoys spending time with her family and running by the Charles River.

Thursday, March 30, 2023

6:15 AM - 7:15 AM
PBLD 4: "Not Afraid of Dying, but Damn Well Want to Live" - Cardiovascular Disease and Emerging Interventions in Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome

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Professor
Children's Hospital Colorado
Aurora, CO

Bio

Dr. Mark Twite is Professor of Anesthesiology and Director of Congenital Cardiac Anesthesiology at the University of Colorado and Children’s Hospital Colorado. Dr. Twite is trained in pediatrics, pediatric critical care medicine, anesthesiology, pediatric anesthesiology, and congenital cardiac anesthesiology. His research is clinically focused, with areas of interest including the anesthesia machine and mechanical ventilation, perioperative care of the patient with congenital heart disease and pulmonary hypertension. He has over 70 publications in peer reviewed journals. Dr. Twite is the current President of the Congenital Cardiac Anesthesia Society.

Thursday, March 30, 2023

7:15 AM - 7:35 AM
Welcome/Board of Directors Change/Outline of Educational Program
Location: Lone Star D - 3rd Floor
3:35 PM - 5:10 PM
Session VII: Cardiac Anesthesia: The Present and the Future
Location: Lone Star D - 3rd Floor

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Associate Professor
Children's Medical Center Dallas
Dallas, TX

Bio

After completing his anesthesia training in the UK and the States, Dr. Ullah did a cardiac anesthesia fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic. He was staff cardiac anesthesiologist at Arkansas Children’s Hospital for 12 years before moving to the Children’s Medical Center in Dallas. He is Associate Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center and program director for the advanced pediatric cardiac anesthesia fellowship. He is a member of the CCAS Communication Committee.

Thursday, March 30, 2023

3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
WORKSHOP: Extracorporeal Life Support: VAD Options, Decisions, and Management
Location: Meeting Room 205 - 2nd Floor

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Professor, Dept. of Anesthesiology
Texas Children's Hospital / Baylor CoM
Houston, TX

Bio

A Professor of Anesthesiology at Baylor College of Medicine and a Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesiologist at Texas Children's Hospital since 2008, Dr. Vener has been in practice since 1994 after completing his Fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, ON. From 1994 - 2004 he was a pediatric and cardiac anesthesiologist at All Children's Hospital in St Petersburg, FL and from 2004 - 2008 at the Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital and Heart Center. Dr. Vener has been actively involved in the CCAS since its inception and been Chair of the Database Committee for over 15 years. He served two terms on the Board of Directors of the CCAS and has been nominated to be Secretary Treasurer of the Society.

Thursday, March 30, 2023

7:15 AM - 7:35 AM
Welcome/Board of Directors Change/Outline of Educational Program
Location: Lone Star D - 3rd Floor
1:45 PM - 3:05 PM
Session V: Minimizing Morbidity in the CVOR and Beyond
Location: Lone Star D - 3rd Floor
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Session VIII: Professor Poster Rounds
Location: Grand Salon 6 - 4th Floor

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Assistant Professor
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Bio

Dr. Lisa Vitale, MD is an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at the University of Michigan. She received her B.S. in Neuroscience from the University of Michigan and her medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Vitale trained at the University of Michigan for Anesthesiology residency and completed her Pediatric Anesthesiology fellowship there as well. Dr. Vitale’s primary areas of interest are quality improvement and pediatric regional pain management. She is the director of the root cause analysis program for the Anesthesiology residency and pediatric Anesthesiology fellowship. Dr. Vitale is the University of Michigan pediatric ASPIRE Champion, representing the institution at a national level for quality improvement initiatives.

Thursday, March 30, 2023

3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
WORKSHOP: Toward Safe Transport for Children with Complex Critical Illness and /or CHD Requiring Ventilatory Support
Location: Meeting Room 203 - 204: 2nd Floor

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Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesiologist
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Atlanta, GA

Bio

Dr. Vogt is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology. She completed anesthesiology residency at New York University and both her fellowships, pediatric anesthesia and pediatric cardiac anesthesia, at Emory University. Since completion she has joined the pediatric cardiac anesthesiology faculty at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, affiliation of Emory University. Her academic pursuits include quality improvement projects at the Heart Center and she enjoys teaching the residents and fellows.

Thursday, March 30, 2023

3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
WORKSHOP: Patient Blood Management: When One Size Doesn't Fit All - What's New in Hemostasis and Coagulation Management for Congenital Cardiac Surgery Patients
Location: Meeting Room 211 - 212: 2nd Floor

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Associate Professor
UC Davis
Sacramento, CA

Bio

Rajeev Wadia is an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology at the University of California, Davis. He is a board-certified pediatric anesthesiologist and pediatric critical care physician. Prior to returning home to the west coast by joining UCDavis in 2022, he was faculty at Johns Hopkins University.

Thursday, March 30, 2023

10:55 AM - 11:55 AM
Session III: Perioperative Care at the Extremes
Location: Lone Star D - 3rd Floor

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Associate Professor
Texas Children's Hospital / Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

Bio

I believe that good medicine starts with a compassion for people and a mind to serve those in need… I began my journey into medicine as an electrical engineer. Intrigued by radiofrequency transmission systems and cartilage regeneration, I completed graduate study focusing on nanoparticles and mechanokinetic device design. I ventured into medicine with a mind geared towards research in pediatric outcomes and improving the anesthesia delivery and monitoring systems designed for smaller patients. My interests in quality improvement associated with regional anesthesiology for pediatric patients, led me to serve as the Principal Investigator for the national Pediatric regional anesthesia network (PRAN) at Texas Children’s Hospital, with a focus on improving pediatric regional anesthesia drug delivery and quality outcomes. As a pediatric regional anesthesiologist and pain management specialist it is my aim to advance the practice of regional anesthesia and pain medicine in infants and children through safe and efficacious drug delivery. The incorporation of new peripheral nerve blocks brings both excitement and responsibility among anesthesiologists. My expertise in regional anesthesiology has permit me to transcend the perioperative environment and form a collaborative network that enhances pain delivery streams for a multitude of children in the oncology and hematology realm. Equally important to the advancement of pediatric pain medicine is my role as an educator. Along the course of my anesthesiology faculty development, I have taken an active role in the teaching of medical students, residents and fellows through curriculum development, lecture series, workshops and interactive small-group teaching sessions. I am committed to advocating for student education while upholding the highest standards of medical care. I look forward to enhancing the practice of pediatric anesthesiology in continuing to learn from and with medical students, resident-physicians, and colleagues, reviewing the best practices and critically assessing the present standards with evidence-based medicine.

Thursday, March 30, 2023

3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
WORKSHOP: Regional Anesthesia for Congenital Cardiac Surgery
Location: Meeting Room 201 - 202: 2nd Floor

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Professor of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
UT-Southwestern Dallas / Children's Medical Center
Dallas, TX

Bio

Dr. Luis Zabala is Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern School of Medicine in Dallas. He is the Medical Director of the Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia program at Children’s Medical Center, Dallas and the current President of the Congenital Cardiac Anesthesia Society.

Thursday, March 30, 2023

7:15 AM - 7:35 AM
Welcome/Board of Directors Change/Outline of Educational Program
Location: Lone Star D - 3rd Floor
3:35 PM - 5:10 PM
Session VII: Cardiac Anesthesia: The Present and the Future
Location: Lone Star D - 3rd Floor
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Session VIII: Professor Poster Rounds
Location: Grand Salon 6 - 4th Floor

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Assistant Professor
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor Michigan

Bio

Raza Zaidi, MD has been a faculty member and assistant professor in the Department of Pediatric Anesthesiology at the University of Michigan since 2014. He is currently the Director of Simulation Education for the Division of Pediatric Anesthesia. He also serves as an instructor for the Maintenance of Certification for Anesthesiology (MOCA) Simulation Course at the ASA-endorsed center at the University of Michigan. He is actively involved in educational innovations related to simulation and has a grant-funded project for teaching the management of the difficult airway using immersive reality (XR) technology. He was a recipient of the 2020 RISE COVID-19 Education Innovation Award for work on an immersive extended-reality curriculum for Anesthesia education, which addressed education gaps created by the pandemic with novel education interventions and adjustments to teaching.

Thursday, March 30, 2023

3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
WORKSHOP: Toward Safe Transport for Children with Complex Critical Illness and /or CHD Requiring Ventilatory Support
Location: Meeting Room 203 - 204: 2nd Floor

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Assistant Professor of Anaesthesia - Harvard Medical School
Boston Children's Hospital
Boston

Bio

Dr. Zaleski is an Associate in Cardiac Anesthesia in the Boston Children's Hospital's Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Medicine as well as an Assistant Professor of Anaesthesia at Harvard Medical School. She is a graduate of Georgetown University and Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Zaleski completed her residency training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital followed by fellowships in Pediatric Anesthesiology and Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesiology at Boston Children’s Hospital. She is board-certified in both Anesthesiology and Pediatric Anesthesiology and currently cares exclusively for patients with congenital heart disease.

Thursday, March 30, 2023

6:15 AM - 7:15 AM
PBLD 4: "Not Afraid of Dying, but Damn Well Want to Live" - Cardiovascular Disease and Emerging Interventions in Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome

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