Bio

Clinical Focus


  • Anesthesia
  • Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia

Academic Appointments


Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations


  • Member, California Society of Anesthesiologists (2017 - Present)
  • Member, American Society of Anesthesiologists (2016 - Present)
  • Member, Society for Pediatric Anesthesia (2014 - Present)

Professional Education


  • Residency:Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Dept of GastroenterologyMA
  • Advanced fellowship, Stanford/Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesiology (2015)
  • Board Certification: Pediatric Anesthesia, American Board of Anesthesiology (2014)
  • Fellowship, Texas Children's Hospital, Pediatric Anesthesiology (2014)
  • Board Certification: Anesthesia, American Board of Anesthesiology (2014)
  • Residency, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Anesthesiology (2013)
  • Internship, Mount Carmel West Medical Center (2010)
  • Medical Education:The Ohio State University College of Medicine (2009) OH

Publications

All Publications


  • Assessment of airway abnormalities in patients with tetralogy of Fallot, pulmonary atresia, and major aortopulmonary collaterals CARDIOLOGY IN THE YOUNG Wise-Faberowski, L., Irvin, M., Sidell, D. R., Rajashekara, S., Asija, R., Chan, F. P., Hanley, F. L., McElhinney, D. B., Pulm Artery Reconstruction Program 2019; 29 (5): 610–14
  • Assessment of airway abnormalities in patients with tetralogy of Fallot, pulmonary atresia, and major aortopulmonary collaterals. Cardiology in the young Wise-Faberowski, L., Irvin, M., Sidell, D. R., Rajashekara, S., Asija, R., Chan, F. P., Hanley, F. L., McElhinney, D. B. 2019: 1–5

    Abstract

    Children with tetralogy of Fallot, pulmonary atresia, and major aortopulmonary collaterals (TOF/MAPCAs) are at risk for post-operative respiratory complications after undergoing unifocalisation surgery. Thus, we assessed and further defined the incidence of airway abnormalities in our series of over 500 children with TOF/MAPCAs as determined by direct laryngoscopy, chest computed tomography (CT), and/or bronchoscopy.The medical records of all patients with TOF/MAPCAs who underwent unifocalisation or pulmonary artery reconstruction surgery from March, 2002 to June, 2018 were reviewed. Anaesthesia records, peri-operative bronchoscopy, and/or chest CT reports were reviewed to assess for diagnoses of abnormal or difficult airway. Associations between chromosomal anomalies and airway abnormalities - difficult anaesthetic airway, bronchoscopy, and/or CT findings - were defined.Of the 564 patients with TOF/MAPCAs who underwent unifocalisation or pulmonary artery reconstruction surgery at our institution, 211 (37%) had a documented chromosome 22q11 microdeletion and 28 (5%) had a difficult airway/intubation reported at the time of surgery. Chest CT and/or peri-operative bronchoscopy were performed in 234 (41%) of these patients. Abnormalities related to malacia or compression were common. In total 35 patients had both CT and bronchoscopy within 3 months of each other, with concordant findings in 32 (91%) and partially concordant findings in the other 3.This is the largest series of detailed airway findings (direct laryngoscopy, CT, and bronchoscopy) in TOF/MAPCAS patients. Although these findings are specific to an at-risk population for airway abnormalities, they support the utility of CT and /or bronchoscopy in detecting airway abnormalities in patients with TOF/MAPCAs.

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