Department Updates – January 2023

February 3, 2023

Recent Features:

Maria Matuszczak, MDDr. Maria Matuszczak was featured on KRPC-2 Houston for a special challenging procedure she performed which can be found here.



Dr. Barbara OrlandoDr. Barbara Orlando was featured on The Etherist Podcast from Anesthesiology News. Season 4: Burnout During Residency and Culture, which can be found here.



Omonele Nwokolo, MD  Dr. Stephanie BradleyDrs. Omonele Nwokolo and Stephanie Bradley were featured in the 2023 Winter Newsletter for SEA (Society for Education in Anesthesia).  They served on a panel for the organization society and discussed their different backgrounds and where their experiences have led them to where they are now.


Recent Publications:

Jennifer Bailey, PhD, MA Erika Faraoni, PhD Dr. Holger Eltzschig Victoria Mota Xuebo "Frank" Chen








Drs. Jennifer Bailey-Lundberg, Erika Faraoni, Holger Eltzschig, and Baylee O’Brien, Lincoln Strickland, Victoria Mota and Xuebo Chen: CD73-generated extracellular adenosine promotes resolution of neutrophil-mediated tissue injury and restrains metaplasia in pancreatitis

Jennifer Bailey, PhD, MA Kyle Poulsen, PhD Erika Faraoni, PhD Dr. Holger Eltzschig Lincoln Strickland









Drs. Jennifer Bailey-Lundberg, Kyle Poulsen, Erika Faraoni, Holger Eltzschig, and Baylee O’Brien, and Lincoln Strickland: CD73-dependent adenosine signaling through Adora2b Drives Immunosuppression in Ductal Pancreatic Cancer


Dr. Barbara OrlandoDr. Barbara Orlando: Dwyer Instrumentation for Scoliosis, a Challenge for Neuraxial Anesthesia: A Case Report and Advanced Anesthesia Review



Omonele Nwokolo, MD Dennis O'Brien, CRNADr. Omonele Nwokolo and Dennis O’Brien, CRNA: Patient Population Diversity: Culturally Competent Care and the Importance of Adjusting Practice to Promote Inclusivity



Recent News:

The Faith in Practice Fundraiser for 2023 is taking place.  If you’d like to make a donation to help support medical mission trips to Guatemala by purchasing a mug, you can do so here.

Dr. George Williams Dr. Stacy NorrellDrs. George Williams and Stacy Norrell are formally elected 2023 officers of the HCMS Delegation to the TMA House of Delegates.  Dr. Norrell was elected chair, and Dr. Williams was elected secretary.


Dr. Srikanth Sridhar Dr. Rishi Kumar Dr. Akshay ChakuDrs. Srikanth Sridhar, Rishi Kumar and Akshay Chaku were both nominated for the 2022 Physician of the Year Award for the Memorial Hermann Hospital Systems.  Drs. Sridhar and Kumar were nominated for the Texas Medical Center location, while Dr. Chaku was nominated for the Southwest location.


Dr. Stacy NorrellDr. Stacy Norrell was elected as the Vice Speaker of the House of Delegates for the Texas Society of Anesthesiologists for 2023.  More information can be found here.