Arnoley (Arney) S. Abcejo, M.D., studies neuroanesthesia, the concept of the perioperative vulnerable brain and perioperative patient safety for neurosurgical procedures.
- The perioperative impact of anesthesia after recent concussion and mild traumatic brain injury. Dr. Abcejo hopes to identify whether recent concussion and mild traumatic brain injury are risk factors for mild cognitive impairment after anesthesia for patients of all ages.
- Venous air embolism. Dr. Abcejo also studies the physiology and patient safety scope of venous air embolism during neurosurgical procedures.
Significance to patient care
Dr. Abcejo hopes his research will raise awareness of the physiologic changes that occur after concussion and mild traumatic brain injury and that this knowledge will lead to improved care guidelines for individuals with these conditions. He continues to promote perioperative patient safety for neurosurgical procedures with his research.
- Recipient, Ellison C. "Jeep" Pierce, Jr., M.D., Merit Award, Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation, 2019