The Daily Dose Team

Our team will be breaking down each day’s sessions to give you the most important takeaways you need to know, fresh from the meetings.

2019 Team

Adaora M. Chima, MBBS, MPH
Writer for The Daily Dose 2019

Resident Physician, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York

Adaora Chima is a third-year anesthesiology resident at University of Rochester, New York. She received her medical education at University of Nigeria, Nigeria, and a Master of Public Health degree from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Maryland. She has interests in pediatric anesthesiology, simulation based training, and perioperative technology for austere settings.

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Douglas A. Colquhoun, MB ChB
Writer for The Daily Dose 2019

Clinical Lecturer and Research Fellow, Division of Critical Care Anesthesiology, Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Dr. Colquhoun works with the Multicenter Perioperative Research Group (MPOG) to understand how care decisions made in operating rooms across the country impact patient outcomes. This is his second visit to Montreal and he is excited to explore more of the old town and practice his extremely limited French.

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Amanda Decimo, MSN, MPH, CRNA
Writer for The Daily Dose 2019 and 2018

Nurse Anesthetist, Presence Resurrection Medical Center, Presence Saint Francis Hospital, Chicago, Illinois

Amanda Decimo is a nurse anesthetist with over ten years of clinical experience at a tertiary hospital in Chicago. She earned her Master of Public Health in Biostatistics and Epidemiology at The George Washington University and her Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia from Florida International University. When not working, Amanda enjoys writing and volunteering with organizations that provide care for people in underserved areas of the world.

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Christian S. Guay, MD
Writer for The Daily Dose 2019 and 2018

Resident Physician, Department of Anesthesiology, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri

His clinical interests include general anesthesiology, neuroanesthesiology and critical care medicine. His research focuses on the study of consciousness and on the development of neurotechnologies to modulate brain states during sleep, sedation and general anesthesia.

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Carla Todaro, MD
Writer for The Daily Dose 2019 and 2018

Neuroanesthesia Fellow, LHSC – Western University, London, Ontario, Canada

Her major interests are medical education, leadership and patient safety. She is an untiring critical reader, loves to travel and deeply believes in the importance of exchanging opinions with colleagues from all over the world to improve the quality of patient care.

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Michael R. Mathis, MD
Contributor for The Daily Dose 2019
Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology; Director, Cardiac Anesthesia Research, University of Michigan Anesthesiology

Dr. Michael Mathis received his B.S.E. degree at Duke University and subsequently completed medical school, residency, and cardiothoracic anesthesia/T32 fellowship training at the University of Michigan. Dr. Mathis is an Assistant Professor and Director of Cardiac Anesthesia Research at the University of Michigan. His research interests are in improving perioperative care for patients with advanced cardiovascular disease, particularly for patients with heart failure. As part of the Multicenter Perioperative Outcomes Group (MPOG), he plays a lead role in integration of data from national cardiac and thoracic surgery registries. He also has interests in leveraging novel data science methods to understand patterns within highly granular intraoperative physiologic data, studying hemodynamic responses to surgical and anesthetic stimuli as a means for early detection of cardiovascular diseases. Dr. Mathis has secured NIH funding through a K01 grant studying a perioperative data-driven approach to the diagnosis of heart failure.

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2018 Team

Michael D. McDonald, MD
Writer for The Daily Dose 2018
Resident, Anesthesiology and Critical Care, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Michael D. McDonald, MD is a resident at the University of Pennsylvania in Anesthesiology and Critical Care. He completed his medical school education at the University of Pennsylvania. His academic interests include medical education and clinical research related to cardiothoracic critical care and ECMO.

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Nawal Ragheb-Mueller, DO, PhD, MPH
Writer for The Daily Dose 2018
Attending Physician, JHS Cook County Hospital, Chicago, IL

After an early career as an NIH-supported epidemiologist, Dr Ragheb-Mueller decided to enter medical school. During her clinical rotations, she had the good fortune to spend six months in Malawi at Blantyre’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital and decided to pursue a career in anesthesiology. Today, she works at JHS Cook County Hospital in Chicago, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management, where she enjoys working at the crossroads of public health and medicine with the residents in her department who hail from across North America and around the world.

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Linda M. Trapani, MD
Writer for The Daily Dose 2018
Fellow, Pediatric Anesthesiology, Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, Case Western Reserve University Hospital, Cleveland, OH

Dr. Trapani’s clinical interests include pediatric anesthesiology, obstetric anesthesiology and patient safety. When she’s not in the OR, she enjoys yoga, painting, gardening and reading. 

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IARS YouTube Channel

Find out what your colleagues are saying about the Annual Meeting and IARS.

Who was Dr. Thomas Harry Seldon?


Dr. Thomas Harry Seldon, former editor of Anesthesia & Analgesia and former Board Chair, saw what the anesthesiology field could be and took it there. To honor Dr. Seldon and the values he championed, the IARS established the T.H. Seldon Memorial Lecture as the equivalent of our keynote address. View this video to learn more.

The Daily Dose - Sunday, May 19, 2019


Here's what you missed from Saturday, May 18! The Daily Dose writer Dr. Douglas Colquhoun breaks down the major takeaways from the T.H. Seldon Memorial Lecture: Health Research Funding in the 21st Century: Not for the Faint of Heart.

The Daily Dose - Monday, May 20, 2019


Every induction, maintenance and emergence from an anesthetic state is fundamentally an experiment in the field of consciousness. Learn more with this recap from the AUA Symposium: Anesthesia and Consciousness: How Investigations of the Anesthetized State Shape Current Concepts of Consciousness. View this video to learn more.

The Daily Dose - Tuesday, May 21, 2019


Attendees to the IARS Annual Meeting are here for a common reason. They share the hope that we will improve patient outcomes and solve tough problems. With diversity there is strength. People bring different experiences and perspectives and we all benefit from them. View this video to learn more.

Support IARS

The IARS contributes more than $1 million each year to fund important anesthesia research. Your donation will help support innovative and forward-thinking anesthesia research and education initiatives, all of which are designed to benefit patient care. You can feel good knowing that 100% of your donation is directly allocated to research.