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Arissa M. Torrie, MD, MHS

Academic Title:

Research Associate

Primary Appointment:


Secondary Appointment(s):



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

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

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).

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.

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).

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.

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

Research Interests

Regional Anesthesiology, Trauma Anesthesiology, 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