Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
My research team focuses on understanding the cause of postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) and delirium, and whether these disorders are caused by perioperative changes in Alzheimer's disease pathways. We are also interested in whether delirium or POCD are associated with an increased long term risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. Towards these ends, we use a combination of methods including cognitive testing, CSF and blood sampling, functional neuroimaging, and rigorous biochemical assays. This work has the potential to improve long term outcomes for the more than 16 million Americans over age 60 who undergo anesthesia and surgery each year.
Pathogenesis of Neuroinflammation and Neurocognitive Impairment In HIV-infected Young Adult Cannabis Users awarded by National Institutes of Health (Collaborator). 2019 to 2024
The Role of MCP1 and monocyte activation within the Central Nervous System in Human Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction and Delirium awarded by (Principal Investigator). 2016 to 2022
Physical Resiliencies: Indicators and Mechanisms in the Elderly Collaborative awarded by National Institutes of Health (Investigator). 2017 to 2022
Neurovascular dysfunction in delirium superimposed on dementia awarded by National Institutes of Health (Collaborator). 2017 to 2022
Neuro-inflammation in Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction: CSF and fMRI Studies awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2017 to 2022
A Systems Biology Approach to HIV-associated Neurocognitive Impairment: Role of Drug Abuse and Neuroinflammation awarded by National Institutes of Health (Collaborator). 2016 to 2021
A Phase II Study of an ApoE mimetic peptide to reduce Postoperative Delirium, Cognitive Dysfunction after Non-Cardiac Surgery in Older Adults awarded by Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2018 to 2021
2015 Dennis W. Jahnigen Career Development/GEMSSTAR Program awarded by (Principal Investigator). 2015 to 2020
Physical Resiliencies: Indicators and Mechanisms in the Elderly Collaborative awarded by National Institutes of Health (Collaborator). 2017 to 2020
The Role of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Neuroinflammation and Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction awarded by Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (Mentor). 2019
Doshi, A., et al. “Geriatric anesthesia: Age-dependent changes in the central and peripheral nervous systems.” Geriatric Anesthesiology: Third Edition, 2017, pp. 145–60. Scopus, doi:10.1007/978-3-319-66878-9_10. Full Text
Berger, M., and B. Roth. “Pharmacology of serotonergic and central adrenergic neurotransmission.” Principles of Pharmacology: The Pathophysiologic Basis of Drug Therapy: Third Edition, 2012, pp. 481–519.
Mahanna-Gabrielli, Elizabeth, et al. “State of the clinical science of perioperative brain health: report from the American Society of Anesthesiologists Brain Health Initiative Summit 2018..” Br J Anaesth, vol. 123, no. 4, Oct. 2019, pp. 464–78. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.bja.2019.07.004. Full Text Open Access Copy
Ni, Katherine, et al. “Paradox of age: older patients receive higher age-adjusted minimum alveolar concentration fractions of volatile anaesthetics yet display higher bispectral index values..” Br J Anaesth, vol. 123, no. 3, Sept. 2019, pp. 288–97. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.bja.2019.05.040. Full Text
Carpenter, Christopher R., et al. “Impact of Cognitive Impairment Across Specialties: Summary of a Report From the U13 Conference Series..” J Am Geriatr Soc, Aug. 2019. Pubmed, doi:10.1111/jgs.16093. Full Text
Klinger, Rebecca Y., et al. “Intravenous Lidocaine Does Not Improve Neurologic Outcomes after Cardiac Surgery: A Randomized Controlled Trial..” Anesthesiology, vol. 130, no. 6, June 2019, pp. 958–70. Pubmed, doi:10.1097/ALN.0000000000002668. Full Text
Berger, Miles, et al. “Flow Cytometry Characterization of Cerebrospinal Fluid Monocytes in Patients With Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction: A Pilot Study..” Anesth Analg, May 2019. Pubmed, doi:10.1213/ANE.0000000000004179. Full Text Open Access Copy
Berger, Miles, et al. “The INTUIT Study: Investigating Neuroinflammation Underlying Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction..” J Am Geriatr Soc, vol. 67, no. 4, Apr. 2019, pp. 794–98. Pubmed, doi:10.1111/jgs.15770. Full Text Open Access Copy
Yang, T., et al. “Maresin 1 attenuates neuroinflammation in a mouse model of perioperative neurocognitive disorders..” Br J Anaesth, vol. 122, no. 3, Mar. 2019, pp. 350–60. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.bja.2018.10.062. Full Text
Brinkley, Tina E., et al. “Corrigendum to: Workshop on Synergies Between Alzheimer's Research and Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics: Current Status and Future Directions..” J Gerontol a Biol Sci Med Sci, vol. 74, no. 3, Feb. 2019. Pubmed, doi:10.1093/gerona/gly156. Full Text
Devinney, M. J., et al. “The Association of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Risk with Postoperative Cognitive Decline.” Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, vol. 67, WILEY, 2019, pp. S178–S178.
Oyeyemi, D., et al. “Depression, Anxiety and Postoperative Cognition in Older Adults.” Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, vol. 67, WILEY, 2019, pp. S338–S338.
Devinney, Michael, et al. “IS OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA ASSOCIATED WITH POSTOPERATIVE DELIRIUM AND COGNITIVE DECLINE?.” Anesthesia and Analgesia, vol. 126, no. 4, LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS, 2018, pp. 704–05.
Cheong, Yee Ching Vanessa, et al. “PERIOPERATIVE TRAJECTORY OF ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE BIOMARKERS IN SURGICAL PATIENTS AND MATCHED NON-SURGICAL CONTROLS.” Anesthesia and Analgesia, vol. 126, no. 4, LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS, 2018, pp. 353–56.
Berger, M., et al. “Postoperative Changes in CSF AD Markers, Cognition, and fMRI activity.” Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, vol. 66, WILEY, 2018, pp. S5–S5.
Bottiger, B., et al. “Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome After Lung Transplant: Clinical Characteristics and Outcomes.” Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, vol. 37, no. 4, ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC, 2018, pp. S252–S252.
Devinney, M. J., et al. “Comparing CAM-ICU and 3D-CAM as early postoperative delirium screening tools.” Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, vol. 66, WILEY, 2018, pp. S172–73.
Berger, M., et al. “INTRAVENOUS IMMUNOGLOBULIN ADMINISTRATION IS ASSOCIATED WITH REDUCED DELIRIUM RATE AND DECREASED DELIRIUM DURATION IN LUNG TRANSPLANT RECIPIENTS- A SINGLE CENTER RETROSPECTIVE STUDY.” Anesthesia and Analgesia, vol. 122, LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS, 2016.
Raghunathan, K., et al. “ACUTE KIDNEY INJURY AFTER CARDIAC SURGERY AMONG PATIENTS WITH AND WITHOUT PREEXISTING CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE: EFFECTS OF PERIOPERATIVE CRYSTALLOID CHOICE.” Anesthesia and Analgesia, vol. 122, LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS, 2016.
Berger, M., et al. “AGE DEPENDENT TRENDS IN ANESTHETIC ADMINISTRATION, AND THE AGE DEPENDENT DECREASE IN MAC: A SINGLE CENTER RETROSPECTIVE STUDY AND REGRESSION ANALYSIS OF PUBLISHED STUDIES.” Anesthesia and Analgesia, vol. 122, LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS, 2016.