News and Updates

Dr. Robert White is the recipient of a Mentored Research Training Grant (MRTG) from the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) for his project titled “Health Disparities in Obstetrical Care and Delivery Outcomes Before and After Implementation of an Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Protocol.”      Obstetrical healthcare disparities have been extensively reported, with Black women experiencing disproportionate mortality and severe maternal morbidity, explained... Read More
The Department of Anesthesiology held its 14th annual Research Exposition on November 21, highlighting the work of the basic science division, Anesthesia Trials Group and Center for Perioperative Outcomes. A full house of faculty, residents, staff and guests... Read More
Drs. Eric Brumberger and Zachary Turnbull, assistant professors of anesthesiology, have been appointed associate members of the Association of University Anesthesiologists (AUA). Associate membership in the AUA is open to faculty who demonstrate excellence in scholarly research, leadership or educational activity.  Dr. Brumberger is the anesthesiology residency program director. Dr. Turnbull is... Read More
The Epidemiology and Population Health Summer Institute at Columbia University  (EPIC) has awarded Dr. Robert White a scholarship to attend the course titled Introduction to Machine Learning for Epidemiologists.   The course provides a general introduction to machine learning and its utility for epidemiologists. It will introduce algorithms and validation techniques used in various disciplines, and focus on applications of machine learning in the field of epidemiology with clear examples from... Read More

The Disparity of Care and Outcomes for Medicaid Patients Undergoing Colectomy
Colectomies are one of the most common surgical procedures in the United States. A new study by Dahniel Sastow and researchers from the Center for Perioperative Outcomes (CPO) finds that a patient’s insurance status is a predictor for worse surgical outcomes following this procedure. In the study, published in the Journal of Surgical Research, researchers reviewed State Inpatient... Read More
An estimated 700,000 patients in the United States undergo total knee arthroplasty (TKA) every year. A new study by Noelle Arroyo and researchers from the Center for Perioperative Outcomes (CPO) finds that patients who have public insurance have an increased likelihood of being readmitted to the hospital following this common procedure. In the study, published online in Population Health Management, researchers reviewed State... Read More
An abstract submitted by Matthew Perlstein, a resident in the class of 2020, was awarded Best of Meeting Oral Abstract Presentation at the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists (SCA) 40th Annual Meeting & Workshops held in Phoenix on April 28-May 2.  Co-authors are Dr. Robert White, Gulce Askin, Dr. Robert Bowen and Dr. Lisa Rong.  Dr. Perlstein presented the abstract, "Disparities of Socioeconomic Status and Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Repair Outcomes in the United States," at... Read More
CPO Activity | October-December 2017 PublicationsHarrison, S., Tangel, V., Wu, X., Christos, P., Gaber-Baylis, L., Turnbull, Z. A., Port, J., Altorki, N., & Stiles, B. (2017, December). Are minimum volume standards appropriate for lung and esophageal surgery? The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. PubMed ID: 29370917Xu, H. F., White, R. S., Sastow, D. L., Andreae, M. H., Gaber-Baylis, L. K., &... Read More
Research from the Center for Perioperative Outcomes (CPO) was honored at the Eastern Pain Association 2017 Annual Meeting (EPA), held November 11 in New York. An abstract titled “Analysis of Pain-Related Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) Free-Text Responses” was awarded first place in the poster competition. Anna Nachamie, operations administrator for the CPO, is the first author. Co-authors are Sophie Osorio, an intern with the CPO; research aide Jesse... Read More
Could your health insurance affect your medical care? A study by Dr. Hannah Xu, a resident in the class of 2019, and researchers from the Department of Anesthesiology’s Center for Perioperative Outcomes (CPO), found that among patients undergoing total hip replacement (THR), insurance status can impact healthcare outcomes and serve as a predictor for increased postoperative risks.    In the... Read More

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