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Episode 83: Hot Topics - Normothermic Regional Perfusion

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Join Alex Reynolds, Matt Jaffa, and Rich Choi as they discuss Normothermic Regional Perfusion.

The Hot Topics episodes will be covering what is new and now in neurocritical care.

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  • Alexandra Reynolds, MD

    Alexandra Reynolds, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and Neurology and a board-certified neurointensivist in the Neurocritical Care Unit at The Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Reynolds also serves as the Director of TeleNeurocritical Care for the Mount Sinai Health System.

    A native New Yorker, she was educated at Princeton University and the Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons before completing a neurology residency at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center and a Neurocritical Care fellowship at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medical Center.

    Dr. Reynolds is an expert in the treatment of neurological emergencies such as subarachnoid hemorrhage, intracerebral hemorrhage, status epilepticus, and neurotrauma. Her research centers on assessment, treatment and neurological prognostication of survivors of cardiac arrest and the neurological management of patients in fulminant hepatic failure.

  • Matthew Jaffa, DO

    Dr. Matthew Jaffa is a neurologist who specializes in caring for critically ill patients hospitalized with acute brain injuries, such as ischemic stroke, subarachnoid hemorrhage, epilepsy, and traumatic brain injury. In addition to providing care in the neurocritical care unit at Hartford Hospital he serves as the co-founder and associate director of the NeuroRecovery Clinic. The development of the NeuroRecovery Clinic at Hartford Healthcare’s Ayer Neuroscience Institute stems from the recognition that many severely brain injured patients require continued comprehensive and multidisciplinary care even after discharge from the intensive care unit (ICU). Through collaboration between our medical team, patients, and their families we hope to help guide individuals through the complexities of physical, emotional, and psychological recovery on the road to their fullest potential and well-being.
    Dr. Jaffa’s research interests focus on quality of life (QoL) following acute brain injury, specifically exploring pain, sleep disturbance, and psychosocial recovery following subarachnoid hemorrhage. Additionally, he is interested in communication and shared decision making (SDM) and has published a textbook on the topic with Dr. David Hwang.
    His research can be reviewed here:
    Mathew Jaffa Google Scholar Page
    Dr. Jaffa earned his ScB from Brown University before obtaining his medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Philadelphia. He completed training in general neurology at the University of Maryland Medical Center as well as additional specialty training in neurologic critical care at the University of Maryland and R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center.

  • Richard Choi, DO

    Richard K. Choi, D.O., received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania and earned a Master of Science from Drexel University’s College of Medicine. He then earned his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed a neurology residency at Rhode Island Hospital, Alpert Medical School of Brown University, where he also served as chief resident his final year. He completed a fellowship in neurocritical care at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

    Dr. Choi is a member of numerous medical societies, including the Society of Critical Care Medicine, Neurocritical Care Society, American Academy of Neurology, American Medical Association, American College of Physicians, and American Osteopathic Association.

    In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Choi has co-authored scholarly papers that have appeared in Neurologist and Annals of Behavioral Science and Medical Education, and he has contributed posters and conference abstracts at national conferences.