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A collection of random things I’ve learned through my training

Peak Pressures vs Plateau Pressures

An important aspect of understanding mechanical ventilation is knowing how to interpret peak inspiratory pressures (Ppeak) and plateau pressures (Pplat). What's the difference, and...

Intraoperative Hypotension and Hypertension

Intraoperative hypotension (and to a lesser degree, hypertension) are very common issues which can occur in any case, so it's important to have a...

Intravenous Induction Agents – Propofol, Etomidate, Ketamine, and Thiopental

"Induction" refers to the first major step in general anesthesia where agents are used to confer sedation and ultimately loss of consciousness. For the...

Tracheal and Subglottic Stenosis Caused By Endotracheal Tubes

Endotracheal intubation is a skill learned by many specialties - anesthesia, emergency medicine, and critical care to name a few - which can have...


I'm a cardiothoracic anesthesiology fellow and double board certified intensivist and anesthesiologist at Harvard looking to improve medical education, diagnostics, and patient safety while promoting team-based, patient-centered care.