SAMBA Abstract Award Winners

Congratulations to all current and past SAMBA Annual Meeting Abstract Award Winners! To learn more about submitting an abstract for presentation and award consideration at the next annual meeting, please visit the SAMBA website here. 

SAMBA 33rd Annual Meeting Award Winners (2018)

Excellence and Innovation Award Winners:

  • 1st Place: Julien Cobert, MD The Effect of Tourniquet Pressure on Tissue Oxygenation using the Oxyneurography Technique
  • 2nd Place: Jeremy Teurel, MS An Evaluation of Patient and Parent Anxiety Using a Hand-Held Video Game Device
  • 3rd Place: Somdatta Gupta, MD Financial Impact of Applying NICE/ASA Guidelines for Preoperative Testing in Everyday Practice

Resident Travel Award Winners:

  • Julien Cobert, MD The Effect of Tourniquet Pressure on Tissue Oxygenation using the Oxyneurography Technique
  • Somdatta Gupta, MD Financial Impact of Applying NICE/ASA Guidelines for Preoperative Testing in Everyday Practice
  • Mark Jones, MD Characteristics of Reported Adverse Events during Moderate Procedural Sedation

White Mountain Award Winners:

  • 1st Place: Nupur Dua, MD Safety and Feasibility of Anesthesia Provision for Pediatric Patients with X- linked Adrenoleukodystrophy in an Ambulatory Sedation Unit
  • 2nd Place:  Mark Jones, MD Characteristics of Reported Adverse Events during Moderate Procedural Sedation
  • 3rd Place: Kapil Gupta, MD Risk Factors for Opioid-Induced Respiratory Depression in Surgical Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analyses

SAMBA 32nd Annual Meeting Award Winners (2017)

Excellence and Innovation Award Winners:

  • 1st Place: Katherine Duncan, MD,  Readmission Rate After Lumbar Discectomy:  A Retrospective Propensity-Matched Cohort Study Comparing Inpatients and Ambulatory Settings
  • 2nd Place:Airat Abimbola Agbetoba, MD,  Low Dose Perineural Dexamethasone Increases Analgesia Duration in Interscalene Brachial Plexus Block Compared to IV Dexamethasone
  • 3rd Place: Katherine Dobie, MD Sterile Gloves for Single Shot Peripheral Nerve Blocks - time to re-evaluate?

Resident Travel Award Winners:

  • Katherine Duncan, MD,  Readmission Rate After Lumbar Discectomy:  A Retrospective Propensity-Matched Cohort Study Comparing Inpatients and Ambulatory Settings
  • Airat Abimbola Agbetoba, MD,  Low Dose Perineural Dexamethasone Increases Analgesia Duration in Interscalene Brachial Plexus Block Compared to IV Dexamethasone
  • Kapil Gupta, MD, Comparison of Ultrasound-Guided Paravertebral Block with Serratus Plane Block for Modified Radical Mastectomy

White Mountain Award Winners:

  • 1st Place: Matthew Hallman, MD, Optimizing Administration of Postoperative Oral Opioids in Ambulatory Surgery Patients
  • 2nd Place:  Rayhan Ahmed Tariq, MD, A Case of Non-lethal Air Embolism During Bone Marrow Harvesting
  • 3rd Place: Geoffrey Crandall, MDAnesthetic management of a patient with mitochondrial disease and severe chronic pain for ambulatory surgery

SAMBA 31st Annual Meeting Award Winners (2016)

Excellence and Innovation Award Winners:

  • 1st Place: Eugene Viscusi, MD; Lynn Webster; David Soergel; David Burt; Franck Skobieranda Sum of Pain Intensity Differences with Oliceridine (TRV130), a Novel µ Receptor G Protein Pathway Selective (µ-GPS) Modulator: Analysis From a Placebo- and Morphine-controlled Phase 2a/b Study in Patients Following Bunionectomy
  • 2nd Place:Borzoo Farhang, MD; Lydia Grondin, MD,  The Effect of Zinc Lozenges on Postoperative Sore Throat Syndrome: A Prospective Randomized, Double-blinded, Placebo-controlled Study
  • 3rd Place: Karen DiDonato; Harold Minkowitz, MD; Neil Singla, MD; Timothy Melson, MD; David Leiman, MD; Pamela Palmer, MD, PhD Safety and Efficacy of Sufentanil Sublingual 30 mcg Tablets by Surgery Type for the Treatment of Acute Pain following Outpatient Abdominal Surgery  
  • Honorable Mention: Karl Kristiansen; Jackson Matthes; Don Matthews, MD; James Vecchio, MD Ventilatory Effects of Gastroenterologist-Administered Sedation for Colonoscopy 

Resident Travel Award Winners:

  • Meghan Cook, MD,  A Retrospective Chart Review of Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea undergoing ENT Procedures that Required Hospital Admission
  • Christine Jette, MD, Incidence and Duration of PACU Holds During Summer at a Pediatric Hospital
  • Karl Kristiansen, MD, Ventilatory Effects of Gastroenterologist-adminitered Sedation for Colonoscopy

White Mountain Award Winners:

  • 1st Place: Adam Dalia, MD, Optimizing Administration of Postoperative Oral Opioids in Ambulatory Surgery Patients
  • 2nd Place:  Meghan Cook, MD, A Case of Non-lethal Air Embolism During Bone Marrow Harvesting
  • 3rd Place: Leah Winters, MDAnesthetic management of a patient with mitochondrial disease and severe chronic pain for ambulatory surgery

SAMBA 30th Annual Meeting Award Winners (2015)

Excellence and Innovation Award Winners:

  • 1st Place: Lucinda Everett, MD, Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) Cases in the SAMBA Clinical Outcomes Registry
  • 2nd Place: Karen Carlson, MD, Laryngeal Mask Airways (LMAs) decrease Operating Room (OR) time in Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • 3rd Place: Joseph Sebeo, MD Prospective randomized double-blinded study: does decreasing volume of interscalene nerve block used for surgical anesthesia in ambulatory shoulder arthroscopy offer same day patient recovery advantages?

Resident Travel Award Winners:

  • Whitney Creed, Assessment of Respiratory Sufficiency using a Non-Invasive Respiratory Volume Monitor during Upper Endoscopy  
  • Kimberly O. Onyirioha, MD, Predictive Factors for Retained Surgical Items: Perspective from a Large National Database
  • Diana Nicole Klopsis, Quality Control Review of the ASA Physical Status (ASA-PS) Classification of Patients Undergoing Moderate Sedation by Non-Anesthesiologists

White Mountain Award Winners:

  • 1st Place: Rebecca Scholl, Fentanyl Induced Chest Wall Rigidity In A Child: A Rare But Serious Complication In The Ambulatory Care Setting
  • 2nd Place:  Sam Nia, MD, Malignant Hyperthermia in a 29 year old male with no past medical history
  • 3rd Place: Jyoti Dangle, MDEvolving Practice: Adductor Canal Block for Rescue Analgesia After Arthroscopic  Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Surgery 

SAMBA 29th Annual Meeting Award Winners (2014)

Excellence and Innovation Award Winners:

  • 1st Place: Lucinda Everett, MD,  Comparison of cases in the SAMBA Clinical Outcomes Registry with AQI's National Anesthesia Clinical Outcomes Registry
  • 2nd Place:Karen T. Carlson, MD,  Analysis of Cataract Procedures in the SCOR Database
  • 3rd Place: Elizabeth Rebello, MD, Using Time Driven Activity Based Costing in Process Mapping Cancer Care: Fast Track Patients Undergoing Port-A Cath Placement under Monitored Anesthesia Care in the Ambulatory Care Setting

Resident Travel Award Winners:

  • R. Seth Baker, MD,  Case report -- Negative Pressure Pulmonary Edema During Emergence from General Anesthesia using an LMA
  • Thomas Jan, MD, M.P.H.  Can Pain from Propofol Injection be Reduced with Ice Application at the Intravenous Site
  • Jacques Lorthe Jr., M.D., A Simple and Low-Cost Nasal CPAP Mask/Circut for a Morbidly Obese Patient With Obstructive Sleep Apnea Under MAC for Hysteroscopy And D&C

White Mountain Award Winners:

  • Kevin Kelsey Bradley, M.D., Intubatable? Debatable.
  • Alberto Enrique Ardon, M.D., Opioid Consumption in Total Knee Arthroplasty Patients: A Retrospective Comparison of Adductor Canal and Femoral Nerve Continuous Infusions
  • Jolaade Adebayo, MDIncidence of Complications after Glidescope Intubation in a Teaching Institution: A Retrospective Analysis from 2011-2012