Bio

Clinical Focus


  • Anesthesia

Academic Appointments


Honors & Awards


  • Stanford Senior Resident Teaching Scholar, Stanford University Department of Anesthesia (2012-2013)
  • Fellow in Anesthesia Research and Medicine (FARM Scholar), Stanford University Department of Anesthesia (2010-2014)
  • Resident of the Year, American Society of Regional Anesthesia (2012)

Professional Education


  • Medical Education:St George's University School of Medicine (2009) West Indies
  • Residency:Stanford University (2013) CA
  • Internship:Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital (2010) PA
  • Doctor of Medicine, St George's University (2009)
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Pennsylvania (2005)

Stanford Advisors


Research & Scholarship

Current Research and Scholarly Interests


I am currently studying the impact of deliberate practice of regional anesthesia on skill performance. Additionally, I am studying the use of the 'flipped classroom' in anesthesia education.

Publications

Journal Articles


  • Preliminary Study of Ergonomic Behavior During Simulated Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia Using a Head-Mounted Display JOURNAL OF ULTRASOUND IN MEDICINE Udani, A. D., Harrison, T. K., Howard, S. K., Kim, T. E., Brock-Utne, J. G., Gaba, D. M., Mariano, E. R. 2012; 31 (8): 1277-1280

    Abstract

    A head-mounted display provides continuous real-time imaging within the practitioner's visual field. We evaluated the feasibility of using head-mounted display technology to improve ergonomics in ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia in a simulated environment. Two anesthesiologists performed an equal number of ultrasound-guided popliteal-sciatic nerve blocks using the head-mounted display on a porcine hindquarter, and an independent observer assessed each practitioner's ergonomics (eg, head turning, arching, eye movements, and needle manipulation) and the overall block quality based on the injectate spread around the target nerve for each procedure. Both practitioners performed their procedures without directly viewing the ultrasound monitor, and neither practitioner showed poor ergonomic behavior. Head-mounted display technology may offer potential advantages during ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia.

    View details for Web of Science ID 000306985100017

    View details for PubMedID 22837293

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