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Michael Mazzeffi, MD, MPH

My research program focuses on the care of cardiac surgery and other critically ill patients.  I have formal training in epidemiology and advanced statistical analysis.  I also have experience working with large data sets including NSQIP and the STS database.  I have participated in the observational research, translational research, and clinical trials, in work supported by both the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists and the -Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation.  Several particular areas of interest include: health-care-associated infections and their impact on patient outcome; blood transfusion and coagulation; and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, cardiogenic shock, and mechanisms of bleeding during mechanical circulatory support.  I am the principal investigator for an ongoing clinical trial, which investigates whether high flow nasal cannula oxygen can reduce hypoxemia during anesthesia for upper gastrointestinal endoscopy.   Much of my work is collaborative and is done with Dr. Kenichi Tanaka, other cardiothoracic anesthesiologists and intensivists, and the cardiac surgeons at the University of Maryland.