#ASRAWorld18 Social Media

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@drchadb Chad Brummett, MD, has been an assistant professor at the University of Michigan since 2007 where he is the director of Pain Research and more broadly the director of Clinical Anesthesia Research. He is also the associate chair for Faculty Affairs and serves on the editorial boards for Anesthesiology and Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine. His research interests include predictors of acute and chronic post-surgical pain and failure to derive benefit for interventions for interventions and surgeries done primarily for pain. In particular, Chad is interested in the impact of a fibromyalgia-like or centralized pain phenotype on analgesic outcomes. He is the co-PI of two NIH RO1 grants studying these concepts, which will provide a mechanistic rationale for appropriate patients selection for surgeries and personalized pain treatment plans. In addition, Chad and his team study chronic opioid use in the perioperative period and in the pain clinic, including the impact of preoperative opioid use on cost, morbidity, and 30-day readmission.

@MinervMaria Minerva P. Calimag, MD, MSc, PhD, is a full professor at the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery; professorial lecturer for the MHPEd and MHA programs at the graduate school; and senior associate researcher at the Research Center for Social Science and Education, and the Research Center for the Health Sciences, all at the University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines. She holds the following academic degrees: doctor of medicine, master of science in clinical epidemiology under scholarship with the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development, and doctor of philosophy in education major in educational management and leadership. She was first member of the Medical Council at the Professional Regulation Commission and is now a member of the Commission on Higher Education Technical Committee on Medical Education. She is a fellow of the Philippine Society of Anesthesiologists (PSA), past vice-chair of the Board of Examiners, and a member of the Commission on Program Accreditation of the Philippine Board of Anesthesiology. She has served two terms as president of the Society for Obstetric Anesthesia of the Philippines, PSA, the Philippine Medical Association, and the Asian and Oceanic Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine.

@nelkassabany Nabil Elkassabany, MD, MSCE, is an assistant professor in the department of anesthesiology and critical care at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the director of the section of Orthopedic and Regional Anesthesiology. Nabil completed his anesthesia residency training in Cleveland Clinic and did his regional anesthesia training in the University of Florida. He earned a master's degree in Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics in December 2012 from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. His research interest focuses on patients’ outcomes after regional anesthesia. He is currently the editor of the ASRA News.

@docroland Roland Flores, MD, is an assistant professor of anesthesiology at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Denver, CO, and was most recently faculty at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX.  He is an active member of the regional anesthesia and acute pain medicine team, and his clinical interests include the acute pain management of transplant patients, perioperative transesophageal echocardiography, and anesthesia for oncologic surgeries.  He is active in both Colorado and national political advocacy.  When he’s not rounding on the pain service or in the operating room, he’s spending time with his wife and kids, enjoying the Rocky Mountains, or cheering on the University of Denver Pioneers lacrosse team.

@galusweegie Stuart Grant, MBChB, MMCI, is a professor of anesthesiology at Duke University Medical Center. Originally from Glasgow, Scotland, he has worked with residents and fellows at Duke University teaching regional anesthesia for over 15 years. He has published over 50 papers and book chapters on regional anesthesia and authored a textbook on ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia now on its second edition. He currently is investigating new technologies for analgesia including ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve stimulation.

@dr_rajgupta Rajnish Gupta, MD, is an assistant professor of anesthesiology at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN.  In addition to clinical work in anesthesia and acute pain management, Raj spends a significant amount of time teaching trainees. His research interests include work as co-investigator on a NIH-funded study evaluating the impact of endogenous opioid activity on variable responses to morphine.  Raj has a passion for innovation and has developed several smart-phone based apps for ASRA and other medical organizations.

@Neuro_Kellie Kellie Jaremko, PhD, MD, received her PhD in neuroscience from Thomas Jefferson University and her MD from Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University. She began her anesthesiology residency program at Massachusetts General Hospital in July 2018. Kellie is pursuing an academic career with research in the field of pain, addiction, and perioperative anesthesia optimization at the basic and clinical level. She is passionate about science outreach and education, including a recurring interdisciplinary twitter chat for students and experts in neuroscience (#NeuroNewsNight). Traveling, yoga, zoos, and being an avid sports fan occupy her free time. https://kelliejaremko.com/ 

@KanupsKumar Kanupriya Kumar, MD, is a board-certified anesthesiologist at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), and Anesthesiology Site Director at the HSS Manhattan Ambulatory Surgery Center. She completed her anesthesiology residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital and a regional anesthesia fellowship at HSS. Previously, she organized and was director of the regional anesthesia program at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Dr. Kumar has taught ultrasound-guided nerve blocks to residents, fellows, and other board-certified anesthesiologists at local and national meetings. She streamlined the regional anesthesia workflow at Johns Hopkins, creating efficiencies to decrease patient waiting time and OR throughput. She also actively contributes to the Department of Anesthesiology’s Research Division, investigating multimodal analgesia techniques to decrease the need for and reliance on opioid prescriptions for postoperative pain control. In addition to regional anesthesia, opioid research, and clinical pathway creation, she is interested in women leaders and mentorship, public health, and human rights

@EMarianoMD Edward Mariano, MD, MAS, describes himself as an "anesthesiologist, husband, dad. I'm into improving patient experience & outcomes, , , , , ." Dr. Mariano is a professor of  Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine; chief of the Anesthesiology and Perioperative Care Service, associate chief of staff for Inpatient Surgical Services at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System; and director of the Stanford Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine Fellowship Program. He serves as a member of the ASRA Board of Directors.

@sgmemtsoudis Stavros Memtsoudis, MD, is a clinical professor of anesthesiology and public health at the Weill Cornell Medical College and an attending anesthesiologist and senior scientist at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, NY. He currently serves as the director of Critical Care Services at the same institution. His research interest lies in the study of perioperative outcomes of orthopedic patients. He has published widely on the topic and has recently focused on the role of regional anesthesia and its impact on perioperative outcomes.

@DrJeniMD  Jennifer Noerenberg, MD, is a board-certified anesthesiologist who completed a fellowship in regional anesthesia and perioperative pain management at Washington University in St. Louis in 2014.  She completed residency at the University of California, Davis.  She is an associate physician with the Southern California Permanente Medical Group and works for the San Diego region.  Her interests include working to develop perioperative pain protocols for several types of surgical applications and developing tools to educate both patients and physicians of resources for multimodal and regional anesthesia techniques.  

@chad_ptmd Chad Parvus-Teichmann, MD, is a resident physician and current chair of the ASRA Resident Section Committee.  Dr. Parvus-Teichmann earned a BA in journalism from Penn State University.  Following a television production career in Philadelphia and New York he relocated to Miami where he graduated summa cum laude with a BS in biological sciences from Florida International University. Dr. Parvus-Teichmann received his medical degree from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and is currently completing his final year of anesthesiology residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital & the University of Miami.  Following residency he will continue his training as a fellow in pain medicine at UT Health San Antonio.  Dr. Parvus-Teichmann's professional interests include neuromodulation, global health, and the use of technology in medicine.

@amit_pawa Amit Pawa, BSc(Hons), MBBS(Hons), FRCA, EDRA,  is a consultant anaesthetist, specialty & educational lead for regional anaesthesia at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in London, UK. He is the president-elect of Regional Anesthesia-United Kingdom and a committee member for the London Society of Regional Anaesthesia. His interests are in ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia and education, ultrasound-guided thoracic paravertebral blocks, PECS blocks, and #GAFree breast surgery. 

@CarlosPinoMD Carlos Pino, MD, is the director of the Center for Pain Medicine and an associate professor in the department of anesthesiology at the University of Vermont College of Medicine in Burlington. His favorite hashtags are       



@GarySchwartzMD Gary Schwartz, MD, is the director of acute pain management at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. He is board certified in both Pain Management and Anesthesiology. Dr. Schwartz completed an interventional pain fellowship at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, after finishing his anesthesia residency at St. Vincent's Hospital and Maimonides Medical Center. He received his doctor of medicine from SUNY Upstate College of Medicine and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Union College in Schenectady, NY. Dr. Schwartz focuses on back pain, neck pain, spinal cord stimulation, nerve pain, joint pain, and failed back surgery syndrome. At Maimonides Medical Center, Dr. Schwartz focuses on assisting hospitalized patients with postoperative pain and also educates anesthesia residents and medical school students. Dr Schwartz also serves as a committee member for ASRA and the ASA. #anesthesia #FOAMed

@ESchwenkMD Eric S. Schwenk, MD, is a regional anesthesiologist, associate professor of anesthesiology, and director of orthopedic anesthesia at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. His interests include anesthesia for total joint arthroplasty, analgesic alternatives to opioids, and ketamine for acute pain. He is currently the chair of the Website and Social Media Subcommittee of ASRA. Outside of medicine he enjoys playing the drums for a punk/ska band and rooting for the North Carolina Tar Heels.