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Erik R. Strauss, MD

Academic Title:

Associate Professor

Primary Appointment:



UMMC, S11C00

Phone (Primary):

(410) 328-2752

Phone (Secondary):

(410) 328-9813


(410) 328-5531

Education and Training

2004: B.S., Biology, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD
2008: M.D., University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
2008-2009: Internship, Internal Medicine, Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, MD
2009-2012: Residency, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD
2012-2013: Fellowship, Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD


2013-Present: Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Research/Clinical Keywords

Blood Conservation, Antifibrinolytic Therapy and Pharmacokinetics, Cardiac Xenotransplantation, Translational Research for Mitral Valve Repair

Highlighted Publications

1.  Morita Y, Strauss E, Tanaka KA. Low ACT After High-Dose Heparin: Is Hemodilution Best Option to Pass by Syclla and Charybdis?.                        A A Pract. 13(12), 479. PMID: 31633487. 2019

2.  Tanaka KA, Mondal S, Morita Y, Williams B, Strauss ER, Cicardi M. Perioperative Management of Patients With Hereditary Angioedema With          Special Considerations for Cardiopulmonary Bypass. Anesth Analg. 131(1), 155-169. doi: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000004710.                              PMID: 32102012. 2020

3.  Tanaka KA, Henderson RA, Strauss ER. Evolution of viscoelastic coagulation testing in the perioperative setting. Expert Rev Hematol. 1-11.          doi: 10.1080/17474086.2020.1758929. Online ahead of print. PMID: 32310702. 2020

4.  Goerlich C, Kaczorowski D, Singh AK, Abdullah M, Lewis B, Zhang T, Tatarov I, Sentz F, Hershfeld A, Odonkor P, Williams B, Strauss E,                  Ayares D, Griffith B, Mohiuddin MM. Human Thrombomodulin Transgene Expression Prevents Intracardiac Thrombus in Life Supporting Pig-to-      Baboon Cardiac Xenotransplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant. 39(4), S145. 2020

5.  Strauss ER, Dahmane E, Judd M, Guo D, Williams B, Meyer M, Gammie JS, Taylor BS, Mazzeffi MA, Gobburu JV, Tanaka KA. A Pharmacokinetic      and Pharmacodynamic Investigation of an ε-Aminocaproic Acid Regimen Designed for Cardiac Surgery With Cardiopulmonary Bypass. J                Cardiothor Vasc Anesth. S1053-0770(20)30721-7. doi: 10.1053/j.jvca.2020.07.048. Online ahead of print. PMID: 32811752. 2020

Research Interests

2002-2003        Breast Cancer Undergraduate Research Experience (BCURE) Trainee                         Donald Creighton, PhD, Department of Biochemistry University of                             Maryland, Baltimore County
2017-present     Mitral Translocation Project Team Member; PI: James Gammie M.D.;                         Role: Intraoperative management and echocardiographer for the                               swine mitral surgery model, Primary Cardiac Anesthesiologist and                             Echocardiographer for first 15 patients undergoing mitral                                         translocation surgery at University of Maryland.  Intraoperative                                 echocardiography guidance for atrial transseptal puncture device in                           development used on swine. 16-20 hrs per month.
2017-present    Xenotransplant Team Member; PI: Muhammad Mohiuddin M.D.                                Role: Cardiac Anesthesiologist and Echocardiographer for                                        Xenotransplant Surgery.                                                                                        Orthotopic Pig heart to Baboon Transplant.  8-16 hours per month

Clinical Specialty Details

Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, Transesophageal Echocardiography

Awards and Affiliations

2003    Alpha Chi Honor Society
2004    Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
2012    National Society of Collegiate Scholars

Grants and Contracts

7/01/2018-12/31/2020         (PI; PI - Erik Strauss MD)
Awarded: 5/15/2018             Assessment of Tranexamic acid and e-Aminocaproic                                                  acid Pharmacokinetics and therapeutic Effectiveness                                                during cardiopulmonary bypass (TAPE)                                                                    SCA/IARS                                                                                                            Award Total: $50,000.00

Professional Activity

2013-present    Member, American Society of Anesthesiologists
2013-present    Member, Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists