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Athir Hamid Morad, M.D.

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Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

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Languages: English, Arabic, Kurdish, Spanish

Expertise: Anesthesiology

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital
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600 N. Wolfe Street
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Background

Dr. Athir Morad is an assistant professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine and neurology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Dr. Morad was a Howard Hughes undergraduate research scholar at Georgetown University and the National Institutes of Health. He earned his M.D. from the University of Virginia and completed residencies in medicine at Inova Fairfax Hospital and in anesthesiology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He performed a fellowship in neurocritical care medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Morad joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 2008.

His research focuses on the perioperative management of pain for patients undergoing neurosurgery. He has completed two randomized controlled trials on the efficacy of patient controlled analgesia (PCA) in patients following craniotomy. Current research interest includes studying the safety of opioid administration following craniotomy using end-tidal CO2 detection.

Dr. Morad also has an interest in resident education. He created the department’s current ACGME-compliant Neuroanesthesia curriculum and has earned a Teacher of the Year award as recognition for his efforts in the area of education.

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Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
  • Assistant Professor of Neurology

Education

Degrees

  • MD, University of Virginia School of Medicine (2003)

Residencies

  • Inova Fairfax Hospital / Medicine (2004)
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Anesthesiology (2007)

Fellowships

  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Critical Care Medicine (2008)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Anesthesiology / Anesthesiology (2008)
  • American Board of Anesthesiology / Critical Care Medicine (2008)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Morad’s research focuses on the perioperative management of pain for patients undergoing neurosurgery. He has completed two randomized controlled trials on the efficacy of patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) in patients following craniotomy.

Currently, he is studying the safety of opioid administration following craniotomy using end-tidal CO2 detection. He is also collaborating on a project investigating the efficacy of transcortical magnetic stimulation (TMS) on postoperative pain following spine surgery.

Technology Expertise Keywords

Anesthesiology

Clinical Trials

Safety Study of Analgesia After Craniotomy Surgery With End Tidal CO2 Monitoring

Selected Publications

  1. Maxwell LG, Buckley GM, Kudchadkar SR, Ely E, Stebbins EL, Dube C, Morad A, Justaniah EA, Sethna NF, Yaster M. "Pain management following major intracranial surgery in pediatric patients: A prospective cohort study in three academic children's hospitals." Paediatr Anaesth. 2014.
  2. Pandian V, Miller CR, Schiavi AJ, Yarmus L, Contractor A, Haut ER, Feller-Kopman DJ, Mirski MA, Morad A, Carey JP, Hillel At, Maragos CS, Bhatti NI. Laryngoscope. 2014.
  3. Shay JE, Kattail D, Morad A, Yaster M. "The postoperative management of pain from intracranial surgery in pediatric neurosurgical patients." Paediatr Anaesth. 2014.
  4. Yarmus L, Pandian V, Gilbert C, Schiavi A, Haider A, Chi A, Morad A, Miller C, Efron D, Stevens K, Gangidi S, Vaswani R, Haut E, Mirski M, Bhatti N, Feller-Kopman D. "Safety and efficiency of interventional pulmonologists performing percutaneous tracheostomy." Respiration. 2012; 84(2):123-7.
  5. Pandian V, Miller CR, Mirski MA, Schiavi AJ, Morad AH, Vaswani RS, Kalmar CL, Feller-Kopman DJ, Haut ER, Yarmus LB, Bhatti NI. "Multidisciplinary Team Approach in the Management of Tracheostomy Patients." Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2012 Jun 5.

Activities & Honors

Honors

  • CA1 Teacher of the Year for outstanding intra-operative teaching and clinical mentorship, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2010
  • Chapman Medal, Georgetown University Department of Biology , 1999
  • Howard Hughes Undergraduate Research Scholar, Georgetown University , 1995 - 1999
  • Induction into The National Scientific Research Honor Society, Sigma Xi , 1999
  • The Congressional Award (Gold Medal), Youth leadership award presented by the United States Congress, 1998

Memberships

  • American Society of Anesthesiologists, 2003
  • Society for Critical Care Medicine, 2008
  • Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care, 2007

Professional Activities

  • Society for Critical Care Medicine, 2008
  • Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care, 2007
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists, 2003

Videos & Media

Lectures and Presentations

  • The Management of Post Craniotomy Pain; Changing Culture through Ongoing Clinical Trial
    Grand Rounds , http://webcast.jhu.edu/Mediasite/Play/3b150c0c07974be4ab1fc21e5d16ff781d
  • Post Craniotomy Pain Management: A Model for Clinical Research Using Six Sigma
    Grand Rounds , http://webcast.jhu.edu/Mediasite/Play/bc1d7afe923c4637b7c5631304cfb075
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