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Dr. Maureen McCunn is a graduate of the Medical College of Pennsylvania, where she also spent two years in internal medicine, followed by residency in anesthesiology at Thomas Jefferson University In Philadelphia. Dr. McCunn completed 2 years of Critical Care/ECMO/Trauma fellowship and was a faculty member at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland for 13 years. There she served as the Medical Director of the Neurotrauma Critical Care Unit and the Physician Director of Continuous Renal Replacement Therapies. She received the "Teacher of the Year" award twice for Surgical Critical Care in Maryland, and again at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where she worked as the Trauma Liaison between the Department of Anesthesiology and the Division of Trauma Surgery for 5 years. She returned to the Shock Trauma Center in 2014.

Dr. McCunn received her master's degree in International Public Policy from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C.. She currently sits on the WHO Committee for Emergency and Essential Surgical Care, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Committee on Trauma and Emergency Preparedness, and the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST) membership committee. She is on the board of directors and a founding member of the Trauma Anesthesiology Society, and created the first Acute Care Anesthesiology fellowship in the country - all dedicated to the improvement of global trauma care.

Throughout her career, Dr. McCunn has worked to ensure that each patient receives optimal trauma care, and that resources are distributed equitably. She has collaborated with anesthesiologists, surgeons, emergency medicine physicians and nurses from countries across the world in both educational and research projects to enhance patient care and save lives. Her global experience and exposure solidifies her expertise. Dr. McCunn's vision is to influence Maryland and U.S. health care policy in order to guarantee that patients who are victims of the disease of trauma have a "medical home" and care for life.

Highlighted Publications

McCunn M, Paciotti B, Narayan M, Ziegert J, Barg FK: Leadership and Gender during Acute Trauma Resuscitation. Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma annual scientific meeting January 2014 Notes: Naples, FL.

McCunn M, Grissom T, Shere-Wolfe R, Dutton RP: Anesthesia for Trauma. Miller Textbook of Anesthesia. Miller RD (eds.). Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA, 8, 2013. In press.

Chang S, Pascarella M, Speck RM, Fleisher LA, McCunn M: Are you within the legal limit? The anesthesia consent process. American Society of Anesthesiologists annual meeting October 2013 Notes: San Francisco, CA.

McCunn M, Shinawi M, Sisley AC, Hirshon JM: An assessment of 7 years' collaboration of U.S. - Egyptian trauma care training: evaluation of a targeted program in trauma care system delivery. Alliance for Surgery and Anesthesia Presence (ASAP) annual meeting September 2013 Notes: Duke University, Durham, NC.

Hadler R, McCunn M, Kushner A: Anesthesia capacity in 17 low and middle income countries: a review. Alliance for Surgery and Anesthesia Presence (ASAP) annual meeting September 2013 Notes: Duke University, Durham, NC.


Additional Publication Citations

McCunn M: The Role of the Anesthesiologist in Management of Patients following Traumatic Injury: moving from minimum standards to achieving the role of the peri-operative physician. ASA Newsletter April 2013.

Chang S, Pascarella M, Speck RM, Fleisher LA, McCunn M: Are you within the legal limit? The anesthesia consent process. Association of University Anesthesiologists March 2013 Notes: Miami, FL.

McCunn M, Vavilala M, Sims C, Dutton RP: Anesthesiologists' management of unstable trauma patients differs from accepted trauma surgical guidelines. Society of Critical Care Medicine Jan 2013 Notes: Puerto Rico.

Tobin JM, Grabinsky A, McCunn M, Pittet JF, Smith CE, Varon A: A Checklist for Trauma and Emergency Anesthesia. Anesthesia and Analgesia 117: 1-7, 2013.

Piecynski L, Laudanski K, Speck RM, McCunn M: Analysis of Field Reports From Anesthesia Volunteers in Low-Middle Income Countries. Medical Education 47(10): 1029-1036, 2013.

McCunn M., Reynolds H.N., Cottingham C.A., Habashi N.M.: "Extracorporeal Support for Severe Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: A Case Report," Perfusion 2000;15: 169 -173.

McCunn M., Dutton R.: "Endpoints of Resuscitation: How Much is Enough?" Current Opinions in Anesthesiology 2000;13:147-153.

McCunn M., Mirvis S., Reynolds H.N., Cottingham C.A.: "Physician Utilization of a Portable CT Scanner in the ICU," Critical Care Medicine, December 2000; 28: 3808 -3813.

McCunn M.: "Interhospital Transport of the Trauma Patient," Sc and J Trauma Emerg Med 2002; 10 (3).

McCunn M.: "Mechanical Ventilation: Weapon of mass destruction or tool for liberation?" Editorial. Crit Care Med 2003;31(3).

McCunn M., Mauritz W., Dutton R.P., Alexander C., Handley C., Scalea T.M.: "Impact of Culture and Policy on Organ Donation: A Comparison of Two Urban Trauma Centers in Developed Nations," J Trauma 2003; 54:995-999.

Dutton R.P., McCunn M., Hyder M., D'Angelo M., O'Connor J., Hess J., Scalea T.M.: "Factor VIIa for Correction of Traumatic Coagulopathy." J Trauma 2004; 57:709-719.

Zimrin A.B., Dutton R.P., McCunn M., Hess J.: "Management of Postinjury Coagulopathy." Trans Alternatives in Trans Med 2005; 6: 37-41.

Como J, Greer E, McCunn M, Dutton R, Aarabi B, Scalea T: "Characterizing the Need for Mechanical Ventilation Following Spinal Cord Injury with Neurologic Deficit." J of Trauma 2005; 59: 912 - 16.

McCunn M., Reynolds H.N., Reuter J., McQuillan K., McCourt, T., Stein, D.: "Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy in Patients following Traumatic Injury." Int J Artif Org 2006; 29: 166 - 186.

Dutton R.P., McCunn M.: "Trauma Anesthesiology," Miller Textbook of Anesthesia, 3rd Edition. Miller RD (ed): Elsevier, Philadelphia, Pa, 2005.

Como, J., Greer, E., McCunn, M., Dutton, R.P., Aarabi, B., Scalea, T.: "Characterizing the Need for Mechanical Ventilation Following Spinal Cord Injury with Neurologic Deficit." J of Trauma 2000, vol. 59: 912-916.

McCunn, M., Scalea, T., Dutton, R.P., Spearman J., Cushman, J.: "Addressing the Components that Lead to Improvement in Emergency Trauma Care." Indian Emerg Journal 2007, vol. 3:8-18

Scalea, T., Bochicchio, G., Habashi, N.M., McCunn, M., Shih, D., McQuillan, K., Aarabi, B., "Increased Intra-abdominal, Intrathoracic, and Intracranial Pressure after Severe Brain Injury: Multiple Compartment Syndrome." J Trauma, March 2007, vol. 62: (3) 647-656.

Aarabi, B., Hesdorffer, D.C., Simard, M., Ahn, E.X., Eisenberg, H.M., McCunn, M., Scalea, T.M., "Decompressive Craniectomy in Addition to Hematoma Evacuation and Resective Surgery for Severe Head Injury." J Neurosurgery.

Research Interests

Her current research includes studies that investigate leadership qualities of the trauma team leader (e.g. gender), and collaboration characteristics of trauma team members. She has ongoing work on an NIH funded trauma project in Egypt, has worked with EMS development and teaches trauma courses in India, and volunteered at a trauma hospital in Vietnam. Maureen mentors undergraduates, medical school students and anesthesiology residents who have an interest in global health/trauma care.

Clinical Specialty Details

Trauma anesthesiology
Trauma critical care

Links of Interest

Global Injury Solutions

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