Marek Brzezinski, MD, PhD

Professor of Clinical Anesthesia
Publications: 
Bromberger B, Brzezinski M, Kukreja J. Outcomes of Lung Transplantation for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: Glass Half Full or Still Half Empty? Ann Thorac Surg. 2023 Oct 08.
Bromberger B, Brzezinski M, Kukreja J. Prone Positioning After Lung Transplantation Remains Prone to Debate. Ann Thorac Surg. 2023 Jul 20.
Luu HY, Santos J, Isaza E, Brzezinski M, Kukreja J. Management of primary graft dysfunction after lung transplantation with extracorporeal life support: an evidence-based review. J Thorac Dis. 2023 Jul 31; 15(7):4090-4100.
Nguyen A, Chen J, Isaza E, Panchal N, Deiter F, Hoover J, Trinh B, Hays SR, Golden JA, Singer JP, Brzezinski M, Greenland JR, Kukreja J. Biofire pneumonia panel in lung donors: faster detection but limited pathogens. Transpl Infect Dis. 2023 Aug; 25(4):e14091.
Banerjee G, Mitchell JD, Brzezinski M, DePorre A, Ballard HA. Burnout in Academic Physicians. Perm J. 2023 06 15; 27(2):142-149.
DePorre A, Banerjee G, Mitchell JD, Brzezinski M, Ballard HA. Burnout in Medicine: Are We Asking the Right Questions? Perm J. 2023 06 15; 27(2):123-129.
Mladinov D, Isaza E, Gosling AF, Clark AL, Kukreja J, Brzezinski M. Perioperative Fluid Management. Anesthesiol Clin. 2023 Sep; 41(3):613-629.
Bromberger B, Calabrese DR, Brzezinski M, Kukreja J. Regadenoson is all the RAGE: Targeting the inflammatory cascade in Primary Graft Dysfunction. Ann Thorac Surg. 2023 Apr 14.
Bromberger B, Brzezinski M, Kukreja J. Lung preservation: from perfusion to temperature. Curr Opin Organ Transplant. 2023 06 01; 28(3):168-173.
Isaza E, Santos J, Haro GJ, Chen J, Weber DJ, Deuse T, Singer JP, Golden JA, Hays S, Trinh BN, Brzezinski M, Kukreja J. Intercostal Nerve Cryoanalgesia Versus Thoracic Epidural Analgesia in Lung Transplantation: A Retrospective Single-Center Study. Pain Ther. 2023 Feb; 12(1):201-211.
Moront MG, Woodward MK, Essandoh MK, Avery EG, Reece TB, Brzezinski M, Spiess B, Shore-Lesserson L, Chen J, Henriquez W, Barceló M, Despotis G, Karkouti K, Levy JH, Ranucci M, Mondou E, Clinical Thrombate Study Group. A Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial of Preoperative Antithrombin Supplementation in Patients at Risk for Antithrombin Deficiency After Cardiac Surgery. Anesth Analg. 2022 10 01; 135(4):757-768.
Brzezinski M, Mladinov D, Neyrinck A. Anesthetic Management During Lung Transplantation - What's New in 2021? Thorac Surg Clin. 2022 May; 32(2):175-184.
Trinh BN, Brzezinski M, Kukreja J. Early Postoperative Management of Lung Transplant Recipients. Thorac Surg Clin. 2022 May; 32(2):185-195.
Tsou S, Chen J, Brzezinski M, Hays S, Leard L, Singer JP, Trinh B, Kukreja J. Lung transplantation from swimming pool drowning victims: A case series. Am J Transplant. 2021 06; 21(6):2273-2278.
Brzezinski M, Hammer GB, Candiotti KA, Bergese SD, Pan PH, Bourne MH, Michalsky C, Wase L, Demitrack MA, Habib AS. Low Incidence of Opioid-Induced Respiratory Depression Observed with Oliceridine Regardless of Age or Body Mass Index: Exploratory Analysis from a Phase 3 Open-Label Trial in Postsurgical Pain. Pain Ther. 2021 Jun; 10(1):457-473.
Brzezinski M, Sawatzki R, Tran HN, Price K, Gregersen M, Wong C, Feng CM, Kimatian S, Mizuguchi KA, Kukreja J, Mitchell JD, Schlecht KD. An Analysis of Successful Features of Anesthesiology Journal Clubs. J Educ Perioper Med. 2020 Oct-Dec; 22(4):E648.
Brzezinski M, Dincheva GR, Alloo K, Wong C, Feng CM, Tom WL, Salahieh A, Wallace AW. Combined Intravenous Sildenafil and L-Arginine Administration in a Porcine Animal Model: Hemodynamic Safety Profile and Effects on Coronary Blood Flow. Drugs R D. 2020 Sep; 20(3):279-290.
Nguyen AT, Brzezinski M, Chen J, Nguyen NV, Dinh LV, Kukreja J. Lung transplant programs in developing countries: challenges, solutions, and outcomes. Curr Opin Organ Transplant. 2020 06; 25(3):299-304.
Kukreja J, Chen J, Brzezinski M. Redefining marginality: donor lung criteria. Curr Opin Organ Transplant. 2020 06; 25(3):280-284.
Kukreja J, Tsou S, Chen J, Trinh BN, Feng C, Golden JA, Hays S, Deuse T, Singer JP, Brzezinski M. Risk Factors and Outcomes of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation as a Bridge to Lung Transplantation. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Winter; 32(4):772-785.
Hamilton BCS, Dincheva GR, Matthay MA, Hays S, Singer JP, Brzezinski M, Kukreja J. Improved survival after lung transplantation for adults requiring preoperative invasive mechanical ventilation: A national cohort study. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Nov; 160(5):1385-1395.e6.
Bergese SD, Brzezinski M, Hammer GB, Beard TL, Pan PH, Mace SE, Berkowitz RD, Cochrane K, Wase L, Minkowitz HS, Habib AS. ATHENA: A Phase 3, Open-Label Study Of The Safety And Effectiveness Of Oliceridine (TRV130), A G-Protein Selective Agonist At The µ-Opioid Receptor, In Patients With Moderate To Severe Acute Pain Requiring Parenteral Opioid Therapy. J Pain Res. 2019; 12:3113-3126.
Brzezinski M. Editorial: 'May you live in interesting times': blessing or curse for an intensivist? Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2019 Apr; 32(2):121-122.
Brzezinski M, Kukreja J, Mitchell JD. Time-efficient, goal-directed, and evidence-based teaching in the ICU. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2019 Apr; 32(2):136-143.
Berger M, Schenning KJ, Brown CH, Deiner SG, Whittington RA, Eckenhoff RG, Angst MS, Avramescu S, Bekker A, Brzezinski M, Crosby G, Culley DJ, Eckenhoff M, Eriksson LI, Evered L, Ibinson J, Kline RP, Kofke A, Ma D, Mathew JP, Maze M, Orser BA, Price CC, Scott DA, Silbert B, Su D, Terrando N, Wang DS, Wei H, Xie Z, Zuo Z, Perioperative Neurotoxicity Working Group. Best Practices for Postoperative Brain Health: Recommendations From the Fifth International Perioperative Neurotoxicity Working Group. Anesth Analg. 2018 12; 127(6):1406-1413.
Brzezinski M. Intensive care practitioner: I forgot half the things I learned and the other half seems to be all wrong! Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2018 04; 31(2):127-128.
Hamilton BCS, Dincheva GR, Zhuo H, Golden JA, Brzezinski M, Singer JP, Matthay MA, Kukreja J. Elevated donor plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 levels and the risk of primary graft dysfunction. Clin Transplant. 2018 04; 32(4):e13210.
Mitchell JD, Ku C, Diachun CAB, DiLorenzo A, Lee DE, Karan S, Wong V, Schell RM, Brzezinski M, Jones SB. Enhancing Feedback on Professionalism and Communication Skills in Anesthesia Residency Programs. Anesth Analg. 2017 08; 125(2):620-631.
Brzezinski M, Gregersen M, Schuch LG, Sawatzki R, Chen JW, Gauger G, Kukreja J, Cason B. Discharge against Medical Advice in Surgical Patients with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Case Report Series Illustrating Unique Challenges. Case Rep Anesthesiol. 2017; 2017:3045907.
Schuch LG, Yip A, Nouri KF, Gregersen M, Cason B, Kukreja J, Wozniak C, Brzezinski M. Serotonin Syndrome Following an Uncomplicated Orthopedic Surgery in a Patient With Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Mil Med. 2016 09; 181(9):e1185-8.
Mitchell JD, Holak EJ, Tran HN, Muret-Wagstaff S, Jones SB, Brzezinski M. Are we closing the gap in faculty development needs for feedback training? J Clin Anesth. 2013 Nov; 25(7):560-4.
Czernicki M, Gregersen M, Kukreja J, Brzezinski M. J Anesthe Clinic Res . How Deep is Deep Enough?. J Anesthe Clinic Res. 2013; 8(4).
Bhave M, Brzezinski M. . Teaching in the ICU: A Comprehensive Review. ICU Director. 2013; 6(4):270-278.
12. Hauck JN, Terrando N, Kukreja J, Brzezinski M . Does General Anesthesia Promote Alzheimer’s disease?. J Anesthe Clinic Res. 2012; 2(3).
Czernicki M., Kukreja J.,Motraghi T., Johanson C.A. . Volatile Anesthetics: Neuroprotective or Neurodamaging?. J Anesthe Clinic Res. 2012; 3(3).
Terrando N, Brzezinski M, Degos V, Eriksson LI, Kramer JH, Leung JM, Miller BL, Seeley WW, Vacas S, Weiner MW, Yaffe K, Young WL, Xie Z, Maze M. Perioperative cognitive decline in the aging population. Mayo Clin Proc. 2011 Sep; 86(9):885-93.
Wood WG, Guy TS, Arora K, Firoozabadi R, Kim H, Kukreja J, Pagel PS, Brzezinski M. Posterior glenohumeral joint dislocation: a rare complication of central venous cannulation in a patient undergoing coronary artery surgery. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2013 Feb; 27(1):101-2.
Brzezinski M, Kukreja J, Mitchell JD, Pagel PS, Tassone RF. Sudden onset of atrial flutter during continuous venovenous hemodialysis. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2012 Jun; 26(3):535-6.
Brzezinski M, Paisansathan C, Bonasera L, Klock PA Jr . Postoperative Transtentorial Herniation of Occult Meningioma after Uneventful Epidural Anesthesia. J Anesthe Clinic Res. 2010; 2(1).
Brzezinski M, Luisetti T, London MJ. Radial artery cannulation: a comprehensive review of recent anatomic and physiologic investigations. Anesth Analg. 2009 Dec; 109(6):1763-81.
Brzezinski M, Lee A, Holak EJ, Pagel PS. A simple method for obtaining a "ramped" laryngoscopy position after anesthetic induction. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2010 Jun; 24(3):537-9.
Guy TS, Brzezinski M, Stechert MM, Tseng E. Robotic mammary artery harvest and anastomotic device allows minimally invasive mitral valve repair and coronary bypass. J Card Surg. 2009 Mar-Apr; 24(2):170-2.
Brzezinski M, Mertz V, Clements FM, Glower DD, Puskas F, Grichnik KP, Swaminathan M. Transesophageal echocardiography of the quadricuspid aortic valve. Anesth Analg. 2006 Dec; 103(6):1414-5.
Brzezinski M, Schmidt U, Fitzsimons MG. Acute and massive hemorrhage due to caval perforation by an inferior vena cava filter--absolute indication for surgery? Case report and review of literature. Burns. 2006 Aug; 32(5):640-3.
Melnick AH, Brzezinski M, Mark JB. Incidental cor triatriatum sinister during coronary artery bypass surgery. Anesth Analg. 2005 Sep; 101(3):637-638.
Brzezinski M, Corkey WB, Grichnik KP, Swaminathan M. Transesophageal echocardiography of pulmonary thrombus causing complete left pulmonary artery occlusion. Anesth Analg. 2005 Sep; 101(3):639-640.
Brzezinski M, Keller R, Grichnik KP, Swaminathan M. Persistent left superior vena cava in a patient with a history of tetralogy of Fallot. Anesth Analg. 2005 May; 100(5):1269-1270.
Honors and Awards: 
Elected member, Association of University Anesthesiologists, 2012
First Place Award Winner, Excellence in educational research; International Anesthesia Research Society, Annual Meeting, San D, 2010
Honorable Mention, New York State Society of Anesthesiologists' PGA Meeting, 2010
Certificate of Merit for Distinctive Service, Commendation for exceptional service and website development; First member ever to receive this awar, 2009
First Place Award Winner, Excellence in educational research; International Anesthesia Research Society, Annual Meeting, San D, 2009
Teaching Scholar, Medical education achievement; University of California-San Francisco School of Medicine, 2009
Special Scientific Exhibit Award, New York State Society of Anesthesiologists' PGA/63 Meeting, NY, 2009
Elected member, The Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators, University of California-San Francisco School of Me, 2007
Excellence in Direct Teaching Award, The Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators, University of California-San Francisco School of Me, 2006
1st Place Award, Midwest Anesthesia Residents' Conference, Omaha, 2001
3rd Place Award, Midwest Anesthesia Residents' Conference, Chicago, 2000
Magna Cum Laude, doctoral thesis, Westfälische Wilhelms-University, Münster, Germany, 1998