Tanaka & Akers Selected for Annals of Thoracic Surgery Cover

Illustration by Chris Akers, selected as the cover image for the January 2020 issue of the Annals of Thoracic Surgery

Research published by integrated vascular surgery resident, Akiko Tanaka, MD along with the illustrated figure by Chris Akers were selected as the cover feature for the January 2020 issue of the Annals of Thoracic Surgery.  Tanaka’s paper, “Intraoperative Intercostal Nerve Cryonalgesia Improves Pain Control Post-Descending, TAAA Repairs”, now available online, was written with department contributors Zain Al-Rstum, MD, Samuel Leonard, MD, Bri’Ana Gardiner, MA, Ibrahim Yazij, MD, Harleen K. Sandhu, MD, MPH, Charles C. Miller III, PhD., Hazim J. Safi, MD and Anthony Estrera, MD.  Tanaka and Akers were quoted and featured on the McGovern Medical School homepage discussing their work and collaboration.  You can read the full article by Roman Petrowski on their website, and check out Tanaka’s research paper in the most recent issue of the Annals of Thoracic Surgery or on their website.