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President's Message

Letter from the Editor


New Member Benefit Coming: Education Section on the CCAS website

CCAS 2010 Meeting Review

STS Database Update

An Interesting Case:
Resection of an RV Mass

An Introduction the Congenital Cardiac Anaesthetic Network (UK)

LITERATURE REVIEWS

  1. Mortality Rate Is Not A Valid Indicator of Quality Differences Between Pediatric Cardiac Surgical Programs
  2. Brain immaturity is associated with brain injury before and after neonatal cardiac surgery with high flow bypass and cerebral oxygenation monitoring

 

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OFFICERS

PRESIDENT - James A. DiNardo, MD

Dr. DiNardoFull Name
James A. DiNardo, M.D., FAAP

Name and City/State of the Institution for which you currently work
Children’s Hospital Boston, Boston MA

Hospital/University Titles
Senior Associate in Cardiac Anesthesia, Children’s Hospital Boston

Assistant in Cardiology, Children’s Hospital Boston
Program Director, Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia Fellowship, Children’s Hospital Boston
Associate Professor of Anaesthesia, Harvard Medical School

Name and City/State of College attended; degree and year obtained
Dartmouth College, A.B., 1978

Name and City/State of Medical School attended, degree and year obtained
Dartmouth Medical School, M.D. with Honors, 1981

Name and City/State of Hospital where Internship was completed; type and dates of Internship
Beth Israel Hospital, Boston MA, Surgery Internship 1981-82

Name and City/State of Hospital where Anesthesiology Residency was completed; dates of training
Beth Israel Hospital, Boston MA, Anesthesia Residency 1982-85, Chief Resident 1985

Name and City/State of Hospital where Fellowship training was completed (if applicable); type and dates of Fellowship
Beth Israel Hospital, Boston MA, Cardiac Anesthesia Fellowship 1984-85

Name and City/State of Hospital/University where additional training was completed (if applicable); type and dates of training
None

Prior involvement with CCAS (if applicable); describe briefly
I was a member of the CCAS Organizing Committee in 2005-06, I then served as Treasurer and subsequently as Vice President.

What I have done for the CCAS (i.e. meeting attended, newsletter articles submitted, volunteered time to…., etc.)
I was the CCAS Annual Meeting Program Chairman in 2008 and have been a member of the Program Committee for each of the annual CCAS Programs at the SPA Meeting. I chaired the Working Committee that established training guidelines for Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia Fellowships which where subsequently published in A&A. In 2010 I organized the CCAS Task Force to develop a Consensus Statement for use rFVIIa in pediatric cardiac surgery.

Involvement with other national/international (pediatric/cardiac) anesthesia organizations (if applicable); describe briefly
I serve as a SPA and SCA representative to A&A as a member of the A&A Editorial Board. I have served 2 terms on the SCA Program Committee and have consistently been involved with advocating for and presenting pediatric cardiac anesthesia didactic material at the SCA Annual Meeting and the International Congress of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia.

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VICE PRESIDENT - Helen Holtby, MBBS, FRCP(C)

Dr. HoltbyFull Name
Helen M. Holtby

Name and City/State of the Institution for which you currently work
Hospital for Sick Children
Toronto, Ontario
Canada

Hospital/University Titles
Staff Anesthesiologist, Director of Cardiac Anesthesia

Assistant Professor, University of Toronto

Name and City/State of College attended; degree and year obtained
N/A

Name and City/State of Medical School attended, degree and year obtained
St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical School, University of London UK
MB, BS 1979

Name and City/State of Hospital where Internship was completed; type and dates of Internship
Whipps Cross Hospital, London UK Surgery 1980

Name and City/State of Hospital where Anesthesiology Residency was completed; dates of training
University of Toronto 1980-1984

Name and City/State of Hospital where Fellowship training was completed (if applicable); type and dates of Fellowship
Hospital for Sick Children Toronto 1985 Anesthesia

Name and City/State of Hospital/University where additional training was completed (if applicable); type and dates of training
N/A

Prior involvement with CCAS (if applicable); describe briefly
Board Member, Charter institution, Secretary and now Treasurer

What I have done for the CCAS (i.e. meeting attended, newsletter articles submitted, volunteered time to…., etc.)
attended Board Meetings both in person and teleconference, attended STS database meeting, SPA meeting content development, speaker

Involvement with other national/international (pediatric/cardiac) anesthesia organizations (if applicable); describe briefly
Presenter and moderator at SPA, SCVA, World Congress in Pediatric Cardiology PCICS, APA

 

SECRETARY/TREASURER - Emad B. Mossad, MD

Dr. MossadFull name
Emad B Mossad, MD

Name and City/State of the Institution for which you currently work
Texas Children’s Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Hospital/University Titles
Director of Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia, Texas Children’s Hospital, Professor of Anesthesia and Pediatrics Baylor College of Medicine

Name and City/State of College attended; degree and year obtained
Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt, Bachelor of Chemistry 1978

Name and City/State of Medical School attended; degree and year obtained
Cairo University School of Medicine, Cairo Egypt, MBBCH 1984

Name and City/State of Hospital where Internship was completed; type and dates of Internship
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, Rotating Internship 12/1987-12/1988

Name and City/State of Hospital where Anesthesia Residency was completed; dates of training
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio 1/1988-6/1991

Name and City/State of Hospital where Fellowship training completed (if applicable); type and dates of Fellowship
Pediatric Anesthesia Fellowship, Children’s National Medical Center, George Washington University, Washington D.C., 7/1991-6/1992

Name and City/State of Hospital/University where any additional training was completed (if applicable); type and dates of training
Adult Echocardiography Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio 7/1994-6/1995

Prior involvement with CCAS (if applicable); describe briefly
Founding Board member 2005-2007. Served as Treasurer (2007-08) and Secretary (2009-2010). Served as Program Chair for the annual meeting in 2009 and 2010.

What I have done for the CCAS (i.e. meetings attended, newsletter articles written, volunteered for…, etc.)
Attended annual winter meetings 2006-2010. Contributed to Newsletters in spring 2009 and fall 2009.

Involvement with other National/International (pediatric/cardiac) anesthesia organizations (if applicable); describe briefly
Served on the Education committee of the SCA in 2002. Served as moderator and speaker for the SCA on the Congenital Heart Disease Workshop in 2005, 2008, 2010. Served at the ASA on the Clinical Forum committee in 1999-2001.

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DIRECTORS - Three (3) Positions

Suanne M. Daves, MD

Dr. DavesFull name
Suanne M. Daves

Name and City/State of the Institution for which you currently work
Monroe Carell, Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

Hospital/University Titles
Division Director, Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesiology
Medical Director, Perioperative Services, The Pediatric Heart Institute at Vanderbilt
Associate Professor, Anesthesia and Pediatrics

Name and City/State of College attended; degree and year obtained
Cameron University, Lawton Oklahoma, Bachelor of Science  1981

Name and City/State of Medical School attended; degree and year obtained
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, MD 1987

Name and City/State of Hospital where Internship was completed; type and dates of Internship
Transitional Internship Baptist Medical Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 1988

Name and City/State of Hospital where Anesthesia Residency was completed; dates of training
University of California, Irvine, Orange, California, 1991
Board Certification  in Anesthesiology  1992

Name and City/State of Hospital where Fellowship training completed (if applicable); type and dates of Fellowship
University of Chicago in conjunction with The Children’s Hospital/Harvard School of Medicine Critical Care Fellowship  7/2002-8/2003
Board Certification in Critical Care  2003

Name and City/State of Hospital/University where any additional training was completed (if applicable); type and dates of training
Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Fellowship – Allegheny University, 1997

Advance Improvement Methods – Center for Health Care Quality, Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center, 2010

Prior involvement with CCAS (if applicable); describe briefly
Invited speaker/program participant 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
Program co-director 2011 annual meeting
Program director 2012 annual meeting
Spear-heading Vanderbilt’s involvement in the new CCAS/STS database

What I have done for the CCAS (i.e. meetings attended, newsletter articles written, volunteered for…, etc.)
See above

Involvement with other National/International (pediatric/cardiac) anesthesia organizations (if applicable); describe briefly
Invited speaker on congenital cardiac disease at Society for Pediatric Anesthesia

SPA/AAP Annual meeting, Orlando, 2008

Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesia

24th Annual meeting New York City  2002
25th Annual meeting Miami  2003
26th Annual meeting Honolulu  2004
32nd Annual meeting New Orleans  (2 sessions) 2010

American Society of Anesthesiologists

2008 Annual meeting Orlando
2009 Annual meeting New Orleans  (2 sessions)

Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society

Active member since 2001

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Jeremy Geiduschek, MD

Dr. GeiduschekFull name
Jeremy Mark Geiduschek M.D.

Name and City/State of the Institution for which you currently work
University of Washington School of Medicine

Hospital/University Titles
Director, Clinical Anesthesia Services and Director, Cardiovascular Anesthesiology
Seattle Children’s Hospital
Seattle Washington

Name and City/State of College attended; degree and year obtained
Stanford University, Stanford CA, B.S. (1979)

Name and City/State of Medical School attended; degree and year obtained
Vanderbilt University, Nashville TN, M.D. (1983)

Name and City/State of Hospital where Internship was completed; type and dates of Internship
University of Washington & Children’s Orthopedic Hospital, Seattle, WA, 
Pediatric Internship 1983-4

Name and City/State of Hospital where Anesthesia Residency was completed; dates of training
University of Washington & Children’s Orthopedic Hospital, Seattle, WA, 
Pediatric Residency 1984-6

University of Washington, Seattle WA
Anesthesiology Residency 1986-9

Name and City/State of Hospital where Fellowship training completed (if applicable); type and dates of Fellowship
Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center
Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship 1988-9

Name and City/State of Hospital/University where any additional training was completed (if applicable); type and dates of training
N/A

Prior involvement with CCAS (if applicable); describe briefly
Charter member of CCAS

What I have done for the CCAS (i.e. meetings attended, newsletter articles written, volunteered for…, etc.)
Attended meetings in Miami FL, San Diego CA, and San Antonio TX

Involvement with other National/International (pediatric/cardiac) anesthesia organizations (if applicable); describe briefly
Sub-Committee on Pediatric Anesthesia, American Society of Anesthesiologists (2002-4, 2007, 2009)
Manuscript Referee for Anesthesia & Analgesia (2007)

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Nina Guzzetta, MD

Dr. GuzzettaFull Name
Nina A. Guzzetta, M.D.

Current Institution
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston, Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology

Academic appointments
7/1995 – present:        
Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Emory University School of Medicine, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston,

7/1994 – 7/1995:        
Senior Associate, Department of Anesthesiology, Emory University School of Medicine

Clinical appointments
11/1998 – present:      
Active Staff, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston

7/1994 – 11/1998:      
Active Staff, Crawford W. Long Hospital and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston

Education
1985 - B.S., Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee
1989 - M.D., Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia

Postgraduate Training
7/1989-7/1990:           
Transitional Year Internship, Emory University School of Medicine, Departments of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, Atlanta, Georgia

7/1990-7/1993:
Residency in Anesthesiology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Department of Anesthesiology, Boston, Massachusetts
7/1993-7/1994:           
Fellowship in Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia, Atlanta, Georgia
7/1994-12/1994:         
Fellowship in Pediatric Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, Emory University School of Medicine, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston, Department of Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia, Atlanta, Georgia

CCAS involvement
I’ve been a practicing pediatric cardiac anesthesiologist since the completion of my fellowship at the end of 1994.  My colleagues and I were delighted when we heard about the formation of the Congenital Cardiac Anesthesia Society.  I immediately joined the CCAS in February of 2006 and have attended all three of the CCAS annual meetings.  At the 2009 annual meeting, I lectured on pediatric coagulation monitoring, a topic that is integral to my research interests.  In 2010, I served as moderator for the session entitled “Safe Sweets? Glucose Management in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery”.  Currently, I am involved in the CCAS task force regarding the use of recombinant activated factor VII in the pediatric cardiac setting.  My goal is to deepen my involvement in the CCAS and to promote excellence in the practice of pediatric cardiac anesthesia.

Involvement with other anesthesia organizations
Over the years I had opportunities to speak about pediatric cardiac anesthesia at several other national and regional conferences including the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologist Annual Meeting, the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia Winter Meeting and the Southeast Pediatric Cardiovascular Society Annual Meeting.  In December 2010, I will be lecturing at the International Conference of the Pediatric Intensive Care Society Meeting. 

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Courtney Hardy, MD

Dr.HardyFull Name
Courtney Alan Hardy MD

Name and City/State of the Institution for which you currently work
Children’s Memorial Hospital
Chicago, IL

Hospital/University Titles
Children’s Memorial Hospital
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Name and City/State of College attended; degree and year obtained
Rockhurst College, Kansas City, MO
1995 BS Biology

Name and City/State of Medical School attended, degree and year obtained
Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine
Chicago, IL
MD 2000

Name and City/State of Hospital where Internship was completed; type and dates of Internship
2000-2001 Internship
University of Indiana
Indianapolis, IN

Name and City/State of Hospital where Anesthesiology Residency was completed; dates of training
2001-2004 Anesthesia Residency
Loyola University Medical Center
Chicago, IL

Name and City/State of Hospital where Fellowship training was completed (if applicable); type and dates of Fellowship
2004-2005 Pediatric Anesthesia Fellowship
Children’s Memorial Hospital
Chicago, IL

Name and City/State of Hospital/University where additional training was completed (if applicable); type and dates of training
NA

Prior involvement with CCAS (if applicable); describe briefly
CCAS Newsletter Editor
CCAS Education Committee Member
CCAS Database Committee Member

What I have done for the CCAS (i.e. meeting attended, newsletter articles submitted, volunteered time to…., etc.)
I have been involved with the CCAS since its inception. I have attended every CCAS meeting to date and been actively involved in several CCAS committees. I am the current CCAS newsletter editor and member of the education and database committee.  I have also been a judge for the poster sessions of the CCAS.

Involvement with other national/international (pediatric/cardiac) anesthesia organizations (if applicable); describe briefly
SPA education committee
Instructor in the ultrasound guided vascular access workshop at the SPA for three years
Presented numerous case reports and research projects at the SPA since 2005

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Wanda Miller-Hance, MD

Dr. Miller-HanceFull name
Wanda C. Miller-Hance, MD

Name and City/State of the Institution for which you currently work
Texas Children’s Hospital
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

Hospital/University Titles
Professor of Pediatrics and Anesthesiology
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Associate Director of Pediatric Cardiovascular Anesthesia
Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, TX

Director of Intraoperative Echocardiography for Pediatrics (Anesthesiology and Cardiology)
Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston TX

Attending Pediatric Anesthesiologist
Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston TX

Attending Pediatric Cardiologist
Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston TX

Name and City/State of College attended; degree and year obtained
University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, PR
Bachelor of Science, Biology (1977)

Name and City/State of Medical School attended; degree and year obtained
University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison, WI
Medical Doctor (1981)

Name and City/State of Hospital where Internship was completed; type and dates of Internship
Pediatrics Internship, Children's Medical Center of Dallas
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX (1981-82)

Name and City/State of Hospital where Anesthesia Residency was completed; dates of training
Anesthesiology Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (1993-96)

Specialty training obtained during anesthesia residency as follows:
Pediatric Anesthesiology (4 months experience)
Massachusetts General Hospital & Children's Hospital, Boston, MA

Adult Cardiac Anesthesiology (6 months experience)
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesiology (12 months experience)
Children's Hospital, Boston, MA & Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, CAN

Name and City/State of Hospital where Fellowship training completed (if applicable); type and dates of Fellowship
NA

Name and City/State of Hospital/University where any additional training was completed (if applicable); type and dates of training
Pediatrics Residency and Chief Residency, Children's Medical Center of Dallas
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX (1982-85)

Research Fellowship - Smooth Muscle Pharmacology and Physiology
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX (1985-87)

Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship, Texas Children's Hospital
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX (1987-90)

Research Fellowship, Cellular and Molecular Biology
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX (1989-90)

Fellow, American Heart Association/Bugher Foundation Center, Molecular Biology of the Cardiovascular System
University of California, San Diego, CA (1991-93)

Prior involvement with CCAS (if applicable); describe briefly
Invited speaker (workshop): Transesophageal Echocardiography in Children: An Interactive Session on Common Congenital Cardiac Defects
CCAS 2007 Meeting, Phoeniz, AZ

Invited speaker (workshop): Transesophageal Echocardiography in Children: An Interactive Session
CCAS 2008 Meeting, San Diego, CA

Invited speaker and workshop organizer:
Lecture: Overview of the Basic TEE Examination in Patients with Congenital Heart Disease
Workshop: Single Ventricle Station (Workshop on Transesophageal Echocardiography in Children)
CCAS 2009 Meeting, Jacksonville, FL

Invited session organizer and moderator: Study of a Lesion: Complete Atrioventricular Canal Defect
CCAS 2010 Meeting, San Antonio, TX

What I have done for the CCAS (i.e. meetings attended, newsletter articles written, volunteered for…, etc.)
Participation in informal discussions regarding initial organization of the society and membership

Attended all CCAS meetings since the society was established

Informal participation at CCAS planning sessions for upcoming annual meetings

Informal participation at CCAS annual meeting reviews/feedback sessions and educational activities

Informal attendance to yearly CCAS board meetings

Involvement with other National/International (pediatric/cardiac) anesthesia organizations (if applicable); describe briefly
Society for Pediatric Anesthesia
Active membership(1993-present)
Invited speaker at annual meetings
Invited member: Research Committee (2007-present)
Invited member: SPA Committee for International Anesthesia Education and Service (2007-present)

Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists
Active membership (1993-present)
Invited speaker/workshop organizer/session moderator at annual meetings
Invited member: International Committee (2005-present)
Invited member: Educational Liaison Committee (2008-present)
Invited member:  SCA Program Committee (2009-present)

Involvement in Related Organizations:
American Society of Anesthesiologists, member
International Anesthesia Research Society, member
American College of Cardiology, member
American Society of Echocardiography, member
Society of Pediatric Echocardiography, member
American Heart Association, Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young, member
American College of Cardiology, Congenital Heart Disease and Pediatric Cardiology Section, member
Society for Pediatric Research, elected member

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Mark D. Twite, MA, MB, MChir, FRCP

Dr. TwiteFull name
Mark Twite

Name and City/State of the Institution for which you currently work
The Children’s Hospital, Denver, Colorado

Hospital/University Titles
Director, Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia
The Children’s Hospital, Denver
Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology
University of Colorado

Name and City/State of College attended; degree and year obtained
Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge, England
BA(Hons) 1990

Name and City/State of Medical School attended; degree and year obtained
University of Cambridge, England
MB BChir 1994

Name and City/State of Hospital where Internship was completed; type and dates of Internship
Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh, Scotland
Pediatric Residency
1994 – 2000

The Children’s Hospital, Denver, Colorado
Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship
2000 – 2003

Name and City/State of Hospital where Anesthesia Residency was completed; dates of training
University of Colorado, Denver
Anesthesia Residency
2003-2006

Name and City/State of Hospital where Fellowship training completed (if applicable); type and dates of Fellowship
Birmingham Children’s Hospital, England
Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia
2006-2007

Name and City/State of Hospital/University where any additional training was completed (if applicable); type and dates of training
N/A

Prior AND CURRENT involvement with CCAS (if applicable); describe briefly
Co-Editor of the CCAS Newsletter
Education Section Editor of CCAS Website

What I have done for the CCAS (i.e. meetings attended, newsletter articles written, volunteered for…, etc.)

  • Regular attendance at CCAS meetings
  • Oral poster presentation at CCAS Spring Meeting 2010
  • Member of the CCAS/STS Database development group
  • Literature review article in Winter 2009 CCAS Newsletter
  • Education Section article in Spring 2010 CCAS Newsletter

Involvement with other National/International (pediatric/cardiac) anesthesia organizations (if applicable); describe briefly.

  • Invited reviewer for the journal Pediatric Anesthesia
  • Pediatric cardiac anesthesiologist for ‘Surgeons for Hope’ mission trips to Mozambique, Senegal and Nicaragua.

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