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Allan Gottschalk, MD PhD

Director, Postdoctoral Research Training Program, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
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Titles

  • Director, Postdoctoral Research Training Program, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
  • Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
  • Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery

Centers & Institutes

  • Computational Medicine, Institute for

Expertise

Anesthesiology

Research Interests

Neuropathic pain; Biophysical models of general anesthetic action on the central nervous system; Informational aspects of sensory perception and the representation of sensory input; Nonlinear dynamics of respiratory pattern generation; Acute perioperative pain

Biography

Dr. Allan Gottschalk is an associate professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His areas of clinical expertise include anesthesiology. Dr. Gottschalk serves as the director of the Postdoctoral Research Training Program in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine.

Dr. Gottschalk received his undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering from Boston University and his M.S. in systems engineering and biomedical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. He earned his M.D. and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. He completed his residency at the University of Pennsylvania and performed a research fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania Department of Anesthesia. Dr. Gottschalk joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 2001.

Prior to joining Johns Hopkins, Dr. Gottschalk was an assistant professor of anesthesia at the University of Pennsylvania. There, he was also a member of the Sleep Center, the Vision Center and the Institute for Neuroscience.

Dr. Gottschalk serves on the editorial boards of several journals, including The Scientific World Journal and World Journal of Anesthesiology. He was recognized by Johns Hopkins with a Service Excellence Award in 2011. He is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Languages

  • English

Memberships

American Association for the Advancement of Science

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

American Society of Anesthesiologists

Maryland Society of Anesthesiologists

Maryland State Medical Society

International Anesthesia Research Society

Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

Association of University Anesthesiologists

Society for Neuroscience

Society of Neurosurgical Anesthesia and Critical Care

Additional Resources

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  • Education +

    Training

    • University of Pennsylvania Health System School of Medicine (Philadelphia PA) (1984)

    Residencies

    • University of Pennsylvania Health System School of Medicine / Anesthesiology (Philadelphia PA) (1987)

    Fellowships

    • University of Pennsylvania Health System School of Medicine / Anesthesiology (Philadelphia PA) (1989)

    Certifications

    • American Board of Anesthesiology / Anesthesiology (1990)
  • Research & Publications +

    Research Summary

    A research faculty member in the cerebroscience and pain programs at the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Dr. Gottschalk investigates the mechanism of chronic pain associated with nerve injury, also known as neuropathic pain.

    As an affiliated faculty member at the Institute for Computational Medicine, he is interested in biophysical models of general anesthetic action on the central nervous system; informational aspects of sensory perception and the representation of sensory input; nonlinear dynamics of respiratory pattern generation; and acute perioperative pain.

    Selected Publications

    1. Papangelou A, Radzik BR, Smith T, Gottschalk A. “A review of scalp blockade for cranial surgery.” J Clin Anesth. 2013 Mar;25(2):150-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinane.2012.06.024. Epub 2013 Jan 23. Review.
    2. Ochroch EA, Vachani A, Gottschalk A, Kanetsky PA. “Natural variation in the μ-opioid gene OPRM1 predicts increased pain on third day after thoracotomy.” Clin J Pain. 2012 Nov-Dec;28(9):747-54. doi: 10.1097/AJP.0b013e3182442b1c.
    3. Morad A, Winters B, Stevens R, White E, Weingart J, Yaster M, Gottschalk A. “The efficacy of intravenous patient-controlled analgesia after intracranial surgery of the posterior fossa: a prospective, randomized controlled trial.” Anesth Analg. 2012 Feb;114(2):416-23. doi: 10.1213/ANE.0b013e31823f0c5a. Epub 2011 Dec 9.
    4. Sieber FE, Mears S, Lee H, Gottschalk A. “Postoperative opioid consumption and its relationship to cognitive function in older adults with hip fracture.” J Am Geriatr Soc. 2011 Dec;59(12):2256-62. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2011.03729.x. Epub 2011 Nov 7.
    5. Lee HB, Mears SC, Rosenberg PB, Leoutsakos JM, Gottschalk A, Sieber FE. “Predisposing factors for postoperative delirium after hip fracture repair in individuals with and without dementia.” J Am Geriatr Soc. 2011 Dec;59(12):2306-13. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2011.03725.x.

    Clinical Trials

    Post-Operative Delirium in Elderly Surgical Patients (STRIDE)

  • Academic Affiliations & Courses +
  • Activities & Honors +

    Honors

    Service Excellence Award, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2011

    Postdoctoral Fellow, Anesthesia Research Training Grant (T32), University of Pennsylvania, 1988 - 1989

    Lewis B. Flexner Prize in Neurobiology, Institute of Neuroscience, University of Pennsylvania, 1983

    Predoctoral Fellow, Biomedical Engineering Training Grant, University of Pennsylvania, 1981 - 1984

    Graduated Summa Cum Laude, Boston University, 1978

    Member, Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honor Society), 1977

    Harold C. Case Scholar, Boston University, 1977

    Professional Activities

    Research Committee, Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2012 - present

    Editorial board: Anesthesiology, The Scientific World Journal, 2011 - present

    Editorial board, World Journal of Anesthesiology, 2010 - present

    Editorial board, Journal of Pain Research, 2008 - present

    Anesthesiology and Pain Management Evaluation Board, Faculty of 1000 Medicine, Pain Management: Acute Clinical, 2005 - present

    Member, Committee on Research, American Society of Anesthesiologists, 2008 - 2012

    Adjunct Member, Committee on Research, American Society of Anesthesiologists, 2005 - 2008

    Steering Committee, Medical Faculty Senate, University of Pennsylvania, 1998 - 2000

    Admissions Committee, Combined Degree Program, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 1995 - 1999

    Standing Committee on Academic Integrity, University of Pennsylvania, 1994 - 1996

    Delegate, ISO (International Standards Organization) TC 121 SC 2 "Standard Guide for Airway Management during Laser Operations of the Upper Airway," 1992

    Member, Laser Committee, University of Pennsylvania, 1991 - 2000

  • Videos & Media +
  • Events +

    Grand Rounds Lectures

    "Post-Craniotomy Pain Management: A Model for Clinical Research Using Six Sigma," Myron Yaster MD, Athir Morad, MD, and Allan Gottschalk, M.D., Ph.D., June 16, 2011

  • Contact & Locations +

    Locations

    The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    600 N. Wolfe Street
    Hospital Main Entrance - Sheikh Zayed Tower
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 410-955-2611
    Appointment Phone: 410-955-2611
    Fax: 410-614-7903
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    Department/Division

    • Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine - Neuro Anesthesiology

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