Medical Director of the Lung Rescue Unit (LRU)
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Program in Trauma University of Maryland School of Medicine Director of Physician Education R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center
Education and Training
1996 – 2000 Bachelor of Science in Cell and Molecular Biology and Genetics
University of Maryland at College Park
Departmental Honors in Cell and Molecular Biology and Genetics
2000 – 2004 Doctor Medicine
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Post Graduate Education and Training:
2004 – 2007 Residency in Internal Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
University of Maryland Medical Center
2008 – 2009 Trauma and Critical Care Fellowship
University of Maryland Medical Center / R Adams Cowley Shock
Dr. Tabatabai has clinical interest in surgical critical care, trauma critical care , cardiac surgery critical care, medical critical care, and ECMO support. His research interests include simulation education research and clinical outcomes research.
ARDS outcome research, focusing on VV ECMO rescue therapy
Reynolds HN, Sheinfeld G, Chang J, Tabatabai A, Simmons D. The Tele-ICU during a "Disaster": Seamless Transition from Routine Operations to Disaster Mode. Telemedicine and e-Health, 2011 Nov;17(9):746-9. doi: 10.1089/tmj.2011.0046. Epub 2011 Sep 23.
Rabinowitz RP, Tabatabai A, Stein DM, Scalea TM. Infectious Complications in the GSW’s through the gastrointestinal tract into the spine. Injury, 2012 Jul;43(7):1058-60. doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2012.01.014. Epub 2012 Feb 4.
Sorensen EN, Carla Williams P, Tabatabai A. Use of tissue plasminogen activator to resolve high purge system pressure in a catheter-based ventricular-assist device. J Heart Lung Transplant, 2014 Apr;33(4): 457-8. doi: 10.1016/j.healun.2014.01.005. Epub 2014 Jan 19.
Menaker J, Tabatabai A, Rector R, Dolly K, Kufera J, Lee E, Kon Z, Sanchez P, Pham S, Herr DL, Mazzeffi M, Rabinowitz RP, OʼConnor JV, Stein DM, Scalea TM. Incidence of cannula associated deep vein thrombosis after veno-venous ECMO. ASAIO J. 2017 Sep/Oct;63(5):588-591. doi: 10.1097/MAT.0000000000000539.
Menaker J, Dolly K, Rector R, Kufera J, Lee EE, Tabatabai A, Rabinowitz RP, Kon Z, Sanchez P, Pham S, Herr DL, O'Connor JV, Stein DM, Scalea TM. The Lung Rescue Unit (LRU) - Does a dedicated intensive care unit for veno-venous extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation (VV ECMO) improve survival to discharge? J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 Sep;83(3):438-442. doi: 10.1097/TA.0000000000001524.
Timofte I, Terrin M, Barr E, Kim J, Rinaldi J, Ladikos N, Menaker J, Tabatabai A, Kon Z, Griffith B, Pierson R, Pham S, Iacono A, Herr D. Adaptive periodic paralysis allows weaning deep sedation overcoming the drowning syndrome in ECMO patients bridged for lung transplantation: A case series. J Crit Care. 2017 Jul 17;42:157-161. doi: 10.1016/j.jcrc.2017.07.033. [Epub ahead of print]
Wells CL, Forrester J, Vogel J, Rector R, Tabatabai A, Herr D. Safety and Feasibility of Early Physical Therapy for Patients on Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenator: University of Maryland Medical Center Experience. Crit Care Med. 2017 Oct 19. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000002770. [Epub ahead of print]