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

Episode 206: CRRT in the ICU with Derek Fine

In this 206th episode I welcome Dr. Derek Fine to the show to discuss the use of CRRT (Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy) in the ICU.


Karkar and Ronco Ann. Prescription of CRRT: a pathway to optimize therapy. Intensive Care (2020) 10:32

Srijan Tandukar, MD; and Paul M. Palevsky, MD. Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy Who, When, Why, and How. CHEST 2019; 155(3):626-638.

The VA/NIH Acute Renal Failure Trial Network. Intensity of Renal Support in Critically Ill Patients with Acute Kidney Injury. N Engl J Med 2008;359:7-20.

The RENAL Replacement Therapy Study Investigators. Intensity of Continuous Renal-Replacement Therapy in Critically Ill Patients. N Engl J Med 2009;361:1627-38.

Episode 205: ECMO update with Drs. Essandoh, Cody and Graul

In this 205th episode I welcome Drs. Essandoh, Cody and Graul back to the show to discuss ECMO including significant new technology and devices that have come into play since I last covered ECMO.

Random Recs:

Cancer Code: Link

The China Study: Link

Cautionary Tales Number Fever Episode: Link

Netflix Formula 1: Link

Mallorca Island: Link

Star Trek Picard: Link

Episode 204: Management of Patients with LVADs for Non-cardiac Surgery with Kia Sedghi

In this 204th episode I welcome Dr. Kia Sedghi to the show to discuss the perioperative management of patients with LVADs coming in for non-cardiac surgery.

Random Recs:

Ted Lasso: Link

You’re Wrong About: Link

Episode 203: Writing a Novel and Anesthesiologists in Popular Fiction with Tammy Euliano

In this 203rd episode I welcome Dr. Tammy Euliano to the show to discuss how she got involved in writing fiction, how she took her idea all the way to a published novel called Fatal Intent, and how anesthesiologists are portrayed in popular fiction.

Dr. Euliano is on Twitter @teuliano

WEBSITE: www.teuliano.com 

LINK TO SOCIAL MEDIA:  https://www.facebook.com/teuliano 

BUY LINK for her novel: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08BZXYZ6M/ 

Brief summary of the novel: Malpractice or serial killer, and why doesn’t anyone care that frail, elderly patients are dying at home days after minor surgery? Their anesthesiologist, Dr. Kate Downey, wants to know why, but her investigation threatens her job, her family, and her very life.


“Medical suspense as sharp as it gets.  Euliano is off to a good, no, a brilliant start.” — Kathy Reichs 

“This is terrific – delicious suspense, done-that authenticity, and a great main character in Dr. Kate Downey … we want to see more of her.” — Lee Child 

“FATAL INTENT rings with thrilling authenticity. Tammy Euliano writes with convincing authority, immersing us in a world only a doctor truly knows.” — Tess Gerritsen

Random Recs:

Ask the Experts Episode with Amy Pearson: https://www.anesthesiologynews.com/Multimedia/Article/01-19/Amy-Pearson-MD-Women-Anesthesiology/63054

The Ultimate Gift: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ultimate_Gift

Man’s Search for Meaning: Link

Think Again: Link

Episode 202: RADAR and Anti-racism in Anesthesiology with Matt Wixson

In this 202nd episode I welcome Dr. Matt Wixson, co-founder of RADAR (Raising Anesthesiology Diversity and Anti-Racism) to the show to discuss anti-racism in Anesthesiology.

RADAR’s website: https://radaranesthesia.org

Dr. Wixson’s email: mwixson@med.umich.edu

Dr. Wixson is on Twitter @WixsonMatt

Random Recs:

The Handmaid’s Tale: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Handmaid%27s_Tale_(TV_series)

Tiger Documentary: Link