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Athir Hamid Morad, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

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410-955-6353

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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Titles

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

Departments

Locations

Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center

Appointment Phone: 410-955-6353

601 N. Caroline Street
Baltimore, MD 21287 map

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Appointment Phone: 410-955-6353

600 N. Wolfe Street
Meyer Building 8-140
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-955-2611

Expertise

Anesthesiology

Biography

Dr. Athif 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 anesthesiology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and in medicine at Inova Fairfax Hospital. 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 interests include 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.

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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    Additional Information

  • Education +
    • B.S., Georgetown University (District of Columbia) (1999)
    • M.D., University of Virginia School of Medicine Charlottesville (Virginia) (2003)
  • 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: 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.
  • Academic Affiliations & Courses +
  • Activities & Honors +

    Honors

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

    Memberships

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

    Professional Activities

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