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James G. Cain, MD

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Job Title Director, Trauma Anesthesiology, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Job Title Visiting Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
4401 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
412-692-5260 Phone
412-692-8658 Fax

Education and Training

Medical School:

1992 University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA
 

Residency:

1993 Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT
1993 Internal Medicine, Yale Primary Care, Yale University School of Internal Medicine
1996 Anesthesia, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
 

Fellowship:

1996 Adult and Pediatric Cardiac, Massachusetts General Hospital
1996 Anesthesia, Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
1997 Critical Care, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University School of Medicine, Boston, MA

Memberships

  • International Trauma Anesthesia and Critical Care Society (ITACCS), International Trauma Care, Trauma Care International, President, Director, Board of Directors
  • West Virginia State Society of Anesthesiologists, President
  • Trauma and Resuscitation International Group for Experimentation and Research (TRIGER), Director
  • World Society for Bariatric Anesthesia, Founding Member
  • Education and Training Committee, International Trauma Anesthesia and Critical Care Society, International Trauma Care, Trauma Care International, Chair
  • TraumaCare, OR and Intensive Care, Editorial Board
  • International Committee for the Study and Development of Anesthesia in Morbid Obesity
  • Speaker’s Bureau, Hospira, Precedex Education
  • ReSS Program Planning Committee, Resuscitation Science Symposium, American Heart Association
  • Critical Care Committee, International Trauma Anesthesia and Critical Care Society, International Trauma Care, Trauma Care International
  • Disaster and Mass Casualty Committee, International Trauma Anesthesia and Critical Care Society, International Trauma Care, Trauma Care International
  • International Trauma Anesthesia and Critical Care Society
  • Pennsylvania Society of Anesthesiologists
  • Pennsylvania Medical Association
  • Allegheny County Medical Society
  • West Virginia Society of Anesthesiologists, Honorary Member
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • World Bariatric Anesthesia Society
  • Southern Medical Association
  • Massachusetts Medical Society

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Anesthesiology, Oral Board Examiner
  • American Board of Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine

Awards

  • 2005-2007 Selected one of “America’s Top Anesthesiologists”, Guide to America’s Top Anesthesiologists, Consumers Research Council of America
  • Honorary Member, West Virginia State Society of Anesthesiology
  • 2006-2007 Department of Anesthesiology Faculty Teaching Ranking, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Written Board Question Writer,  American Board of Anesthesiology
  • Oral Board Examiner, American Board of Anesthesiology
  • 2003-2004 Department of Anesthesiology Faculty Teaching Ranking, Western Pennsylvania Anesthesia
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists’ Leadership Spokesperson Training Program
  • 1998-1999, 2000, 2002-2003 Department of Anesthesiology Faculty Teaching Ranking, West Virginia University School of Medicine
  • Pain and Anesthesiology Review, West Virginia State Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting
  • Highest Ranked Speaker Year 2000, State of the Art in Anesthesiology, Clinical Update on Anesthesiology, Pain Management, and Critical Care, West Virginia State Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting
  • Highest Ranked Speaker, Fundamental Critical Care Support Course, Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Coursework Honors, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • United States Navy Scholarship: award declined
  • BS, Cum Laude, University of Scranton
  • Presidential and Redington Scholarships (full tuition support), University of Scranton
  • Phi Alpha Theta (International Honor Society in History), University of Scranton
  • Dean’s List, University of Scranton
  • 1983-1986 Varsity Wrestling Letterman, University of Scranton

Research Interests

  • Traumatology
  • Bariatric Anesthesia
  • Electroconvulsive therapy
  • Narcotics
  • Cardiac electrophysiology and cardioprotection

Active Research Projects / Grants

  • Prospective trial of the incidence of tachyarrhythmias associated with the use of Dexmedetomidine after cardiac surgery in children
  • Blood loss in craniofacial surgery: assessment of strategies to decrease transfusion
  • Peri-operative adverse events in trisomy 21 patients
  • A hospital survey of obstetric practices in West Virginia
  • Evaluating correlation with SNAP bispectral EEG index score to Glasgow Coma score, Glasgow outcome scores and Ramsay sedation scores in Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Is hypothermia in trauma patients still an ominous predictor of outcomes? 
  • Precedex in the Patient with Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Remifentanil for electroconvulsive therapy
Last Update
October 4, 2012
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