Resident Physician, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Michigan
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As a future anesthesiologist-researcher with a biomedical engineering and computational background, I am interested in perioperative clinical informatics and healthcare technology with the goals of improving patient safety and provider experience. I also have a long-standing fascination with the neural mechanisms of consciousness and anesthesia.
June 2009 - September 2011
- Summer Research Intern
- Developed a workflow to create patient-specific virtual models that support real-time simulation and haptic interaction in a skull base simulator.
Neural oscillations are a ubiquitous form of neural activity seen across scales and modalities. These neural rhythms correlate with diverse cognitive functions and brain states. One mechanism for changing the oscillatory dynamics of large neuronal populations is through neuromodulator activity. An intriguing phenomenon explored here is when local n...
Airway obstruction and respiratory failure are common complications of neurological emergencies. Anesthesia is often employed for airway management, surgical and endovascular interventions or in the intensive care units in patients with altered mental status or those requiring burst suppression. This article provides a summary of the unique airway...
DynaSim is an open-source MATLAB/GNU Octave toolbox for rapid prototyping of neural models and batch simulation management. It is designed to speed up and simplify the process of generating, sharing, and exploring network models of neurons with one or more compartments. Models can be specified by equations directly (similar to XPP or the Brian simu...
Abstract of poster presentation at OCNS-2017
The capacity for using external cues to guide behavior (“cue detection”) constitutes an essential aspect of attention and goal-directed behavior. The cortical cholinergic input system, via phasic increases in prefrontal acetylcholine release, plays an essential role in attention by mediating such cue detection. However, the relationship between cho...
Cortico-basal ganglia-thalamic (CBT) neural circuits are critical modulators of cognitive and motor function. When compromised, these circuits contribute to neurological and psychiatric disorders, such as Parkinson's disease (PD). In PD, motor deficits correlate with the emergence of exaggerated beta frequency (15-30 Hz) oscillations throughout the...
Importance: This work was performed to advance patient care by protecting patient anonymity. Objectives: This study aimed to analyze the current practices used in patient facial photograph deidentification and set forth standardized guidelines for improving patient autonomy that are congruent with medical ethics and Health Insurance Portability...
Brain neural network is composed of densely packed, intricately wired neurons whose activity patterns ultimately give rise to every behavior, thought, or emotion that we experience. Over the past decade, a novel neurotechnique, optogenetics that combines light and genetic methods to control or monitor neural activity patterns, has proven to be revo...
Objective: Patient-specific surgical simulation is a new fron- tier that promises great benefits for surgical planning and rehearsal. However, it requires an efficient means of generat- ing virtual anatomic models. Our objective is to develop a workflow to convert clinical imaging data into computation- al representations that support real-time sim...