The Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists

Young Investigator Award

This award is presented annually to the resident or fellow whose research exemplifies the Society’s mission to educate anesthesiologists in the care of critically ill patients and to foster the knowledge and practice of critical care medicine by anesthesiologists.

Theresa Tenge, MD

2024 - Young Investigator Winner

Early detection of palliative care need in intensive care unit patients – development and cross-validation of the PC-ICU score

Dusan Hanidziar, MD, PhD

2023 - Young Investigator Winner

Tissue-protective and immunomodulatory functions of mature B cells in a murine model of hyperoxic lung injury

Andres De Lima, MD

2023 - Young Investigator – 1st Runner Up

Outcomes with Single-Site Dual Lumen versus Multisite Cannulation for Adults with COVID-19 Respiratory Failure Receiving Venovenous Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation

George Gill, MD

2023 - Young Investigator – 2nd Runner Up

The Relationship Between Cumulative Fluid Balance on Day of ICU Discharge and Cardiac Surgery Outcomes

Marcos Lopez, MD

2022 - Young Investigator Award Winner

Impaired human resistance arteriole vascular reactivity is associated with the development of acute kidney injury and delirium in cardiac surgery

Dustin Long, MD

2022 – First Runner-Up

The Preoperative Skin Microbiome is Associated with Causes of Surgical Site Infection in Spinal Fusion Surgery and Varies by Operative Level

Jaimie Navid

2022 – Second Runner-Up

Burnout and PTSD Among ICU Registered Nurses During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Kasey Grewe, MD

2021 - Young Investigator Award Winner

Peripartum ECMO for COVID-19

Santiago Miyara, MD

2021 – First Runner-Up

The neuroprotective effects of metformin: Insights from rodent cardiac arrest and in vitro ischemia-reperfusion of neurons and astrocytes    

Ashish Khanna, MD, FCCP, FCCM

2021 – Second Runner-Up

Cardiac Output Estimation by Multi-Beat Analysis of Arterial Blood Pressure Waveform versus Continuous Pulmonary Artery Thermodilution in Post Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care Unit Patients

Domagoj Mladinov, MD, PhD

2019 - Young Investigator Award Winner

Effects of Incubated Packed Red Blood Cells with Common Infusion Crystalloids and Medications on Red Blood Cell Lysis, Aggregation and Deformability

Ming Ann Sim, MBBS

2019 - First Runner-Up

Sustaining the Gains: A 6-year Follow Through of the Impact of a Hospital-Wide Patient Safety Strategy on Global and Anesthetic Patient Safety Outcomes

Thomas Bunning, BS

2019 - Second Runner-Up

The INTUIT Study: Investigating Neuroinflammation Underlying Postoperative Neurocognitive Dysfunction and Delirium in Older Adults

Junghyun Kim, MD

2018 - Young Investigator Award Winner

Contrasting Effects of Stored Allogeneic Red Blood Cells and Their Supernatants on Permeability and Inflammatory Responses by Human Pulmonary Artery Endothelial Cells

Ashish Khanna, MD, FCCP, FCCM

2018 - First Runner-Up

Association of angiotensin II dose with all-cause mortality in patients with vasodilatory shock

Lu Che, MD

2018 - Second Runner-Up

CHA2DS2-VASc score for risk prediction of venous thromboembolic events after total joint arthroplasty

Abdullah Rasheed, MD

2017 - Young Investigator Award Winner

Multistate Perioperative Outcomes of Carotid Revascularization: Carotid Artery Stenting vs. Carotid Endarterectomy

Kelly K. Everhart, MD, MS

2017 - First Runner-Up

Night-Time Extubation Does Not Increase The Risk of Reintubation, Length of Stay, or Mortality: Experience of An Anesthesia-Based Airway Management Model in A Large Urban Teaching Hospital

William M. White, MD

2017 - Second Runner-Up

Multiple Biomarkers Improve Prediction for Infection in the SICU

Loren E. Smith, MD, PhD


A Novel Association Between High Density Lipoprotein Levels and the Risk of Acute Kidney Injury After Cardiac Surgery

Christina J. Hayhurst, M.D.


Chronic Pain Interference of Daily Life Following Critical Illness

Andrew Young, M.D.


Focused Echocardiography During Glucagon Administration To Diagnose Beta Blocker-induced Cardiomyopathy

Ryan MJ Ivie M.D.


The Generalizability of Randomized Controlled Trials in Critical Care Medicine

Nickolas Burjek, M.D.


Early BIS and Sedative Requirements During Therapeutic Hypothermia Predict Neurologic Outcome at ICU Discharge

Daniel S. Rubin, M.D.


The Frank-Starling Relationship is Absent in Patients with Pulmonary Hypertension: A 3-Dimensional Transesophageal Euchocardiographics Study in Patients Undergoing Cardiac Surgery

Marina Yamada, Ph.D.


iNOS Inhibition Prevents Muscle Wasting, Apoptosis and Decreased Akt Activity in Burned Rodents

Frederic T. Billings, M.D.


Early Postoperative Statin Therapy is Associated with a Lower Incidence of Acute Kidney Injury Following Cardiac Surgery

Rafael E. Chaparro, M.D.


Intraperitoneal Injection of a Caspase 3 Inhibitor Can Decrease Neuronal Apoptosis After NCAO

Minjae Kim, M.D.


Isoflurane Protects Against Renal Ischemia – Reperfusion Injury via Sphingosine Kinase

Nilesh M. Mehta, M.D. and Hannah Wunsch, M.D., M.Sc.


Heidrun Fink, M.D.


Systemic Inflammation Increases Immobility – Induced Neuromuscular Weakness

Martina Richtsfeld, M.D.


Chronic Administration Of Pyridostigmine Leads to a Myasthenia – Like State with Down Regulation of Acetylcholine Receptors