Episode 216: Intralipid for AFE

In this 216th episode I discuss case reports of using Lipid Emulsion Therapy for Amniotic Fluid Embolus. Big thanks to Dr. Adam Olson for bringing this to my attention!


Eldor J and Kotlovker V. Intralipid for Amniotic Fluid Embolism (AFE)? Open Journal of Anesthesiology, 2012, 2, 127-133 

Lynch W et al. Lipid Emulsion Rescue of Amniotic Fluid Embolism-Induced Cardiac Arrest: A Case Report. A&A Case Reports. 2017;8:64–66.

Gruzman I et al. INTRALIPID Rescue of Amniotic Fluid Embolism: from Theory to Existence.  Journal of Health Science and Development. 2019: 2:1 (1-4). 

Episode 215: Transition From Training to Practice with Drs. Sedghi and Freiberg

In this 215th episode I welcome Dr. Kia Sedghi and Dr. Stephen Freiberg to the show to discuss tips and tricks for making the transition from training to practice.

Random Recs:

The Rewatchables Podcast: Link

Atul Gawande Article: Link

Episode 214: Keywords Part 17: Non-depolarizing blockers and Myesthenic Syndromes

In this 214th episode I welcome back Dr. Gillian Isaac to do another ABA Keyword episode. We review non-depolarizing neuromuscular blockers and myesthenic syndromes.

Show Notes by Dr. Brian H. Park

Random Recs:

Ted Lasso: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Lasso

Hamnet: Link

Amicus Podcast Interview with Michael Heller: Link


Barash Clinical Anesthesia 8th edition and Anesthesiahub.com

Episode 213: Live from Anesthesiology 2021 with Drs. Ambardekar and Bacon in Front of a Live Audience

In this 213th episode we take the show on the road in front of a live audience at Anesthesiology 2021 in San Diego! I interview Dr. Aditee Ambardekar about her programatic leadership roles at UT Southwestern and the ACGME and we also discuss her practice with pediatric burn anesthesia. I also interview Dr. Doug Bacon about his interest in the history of anesthesiology, anesthesiology during WWII, and his leadership role as a department chair.

Episode 212: Healthcare’s Impact on Health with Matt Meyer

In this 212th episode I welcome Dr. Matt Meyer to the show to discuss the environmental impact of modern healthcare including the downsides of Desflurane and how we can make personal and system changes to help the environment.

Matt’s email: mmeyer@virginia.edu

Random Recs:

Extraterrestrial: The First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth: Link

The Office: Link

Episode 211: Ventilatory Challenges in Obesity with Lorenzo Berra and Roberta Santiago

In this 211th episode I welcome Drs. Lorenzo Berra and Roberta Santiago to the show to discuss why traditional one size fits all ventilation approaches are not ideal in an increasingly obese population and how we can optimize our ventilation settings for our patients.

Random Recs:

Leonardo Da Vinci Biography: Link

Ted Lasso Season 2: Link

Episode 210: An overview of Pain with Steve Cohen

In this 210th episode I welcome international pain expert Dr. Steve Cohen to the show to discuss pain in general, how we categorize it, how we try to treat it, and what the future holds.


Cohen et al. Chronic Pain 1. Lancet 2021; 397: 2082–97.

Knezevic et al. Low Back Pain. Published online. June 8, 2021. TheLancet.com

Random Recs:

Queen’s Gambit: Link

Shtisel: Link

The NYTimes Morning Newsletter: https://www.nytimes.com/series/us-morning-briefing

Episode 209: Behavioral Economics in Anesthesiology with John Fiadjoe

In this 209th episode I welcome Dr. John Fiadjoe from Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School to the show to discuss what we can learn in anesthesiology from behavioral economics theory.

The AQI (Anesthesia Quality Institute) has an anonymous reporting system you can find here: https://qualityportal.aqihq.org/AIRSMain/AIRSSelectType/0

Dr. Fiadjoe is on twitter @jef042

Random Recs:

-Legends of the first empire: Link

-Destiny of the Republic: Link

Episode 208: RV Failure in COVID and Critical Care Ultrasound’s Increasing Utility

In this 208th episode I welcome Drs. Kopanczyk, Al-Qudsi and Bhatt to the show to discuss RV Failure in COVID-19. We talk about how they are using POCUS to assess R heart function, what the new NBE CCEexam is all about, and the growth of POCUS in Anesthesiology.

Twitter handles: 



Random Recs:

New River Gorge National Park: https://www.nps.gov/neri/index.htm

Mare of Easttown: https://www.hbo.com/mare-of-easttown

Can’t Hurt Me: Link

Parks and Rec: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parks_and_Recreation

Episode 207: Structural Heart with Drs. Essandoh, Graul and Cody

In this 207th episode I welcome back Drs. Essandoh, Graul and Cody to discuss anesthesia for structural heart procedures. We cover the Mitraclip, TAVR and Watchman.

Random Recs:

Alligator Show: https://everglades.com

The Ketchup Conundrum: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2004/09/06/the-ketchup-conundrum

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success: Link

The Cancer Code: Link