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Arissa M. Torrie, MD, MHS

Academic Title:

Assistant Professor

Primary Appointment:



STC, T1R70

Phone (Primary):

(410) 328-0204


(410) 328-3138

Education and Training

2006-2010 B.S., Biology, Towson University

2010-2012 M.H.S., Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Johns Hopkins University, School of Public Health

2012-2016 M.D., Penn State University College of Medicine 

2016-2017 Internship, Internal Medicine, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

2017-2020 Residency, Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

2020-2021 Fellowship, Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain, Hospital for Special Surgery

2021-2021 Medical Acupuncture, Helms Medical Acupuncture Institute

2021-2022 Fellowship, Trauma Anesthesiology, R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma University of Maryland

Highlighted Publications

1) Torrie AM, Brookman JC, Samet RE. Regional Analgesia and Acute Compartment Syndrome. Curr Anes Reports. 2022.

2) Torrie AM, Brookman JC. Case Report on Apparent Reversal of a Successful Peripheral Neural Blockade by Intralipid 20% after treating patient for LAST. A&A Practice. 2020 Nov;14(13).

3) Bicket MC, Park J, Torrie AM, Allen S, Weir B, Sherman S. Factors associated with chronic pain and non-medical opioid use among people who inject drugs. Addict Behav. 2020;102.

4) Shahbazian JH, Hahn P, Ludwig S, Ferguson J, Baron P, Christ A, Spicer K, Tolomeo P, Torrie AM, Bilker WB, Cluzet VC, Hu B; Julian K, Nachamkin I, Rankin S, Morris DO, Lautenbach E, Davis MF. Multidrug and mupirocin resistance in environmental methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) collected from the homes of people diagnosed with a community-onset (CO-) MRSA infection. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2017;83(22).

5) Torrie AM, Sharma J, Mason, M. Cruz-Eng, H.  Regional Anesthesia did not delay diagnosis of Compartment Syndrome: A case report of Anterior Compartment Syndrome in the Thigh not masked by an Adductor Canal Catheter. Am J of Case Rep. 2017;18: 444-447.

6) Torrie AM, Kesler W, Elkin J, Gallo R. Osteochondral allografts. Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med. 2015;8(4):413-422.

Research Interests

Regional Anesthesiology in Trauma
Acute Pain in Trauma
Applying Personalized Medicine to Pain Patients
Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS)
Pre-hospital POCUS

Clinical Specialty Details

Anesthesiology - Board Certified

ASA Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) - Certified/Mentor

FATE Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) - Certified/Instructor

Medical Acupuncture - Certified

Transthoracic Echocardiography


Awards and Affiliations

Gold Humanism Honor Society

Delta Omega Public Health Honor Society - Alpha Chapter

Grants and Contracts

Johns Hopkins NPRI award: Precision in Medicine for opioid use during and after surgery: the role of SNPs