Clinical Focus

  • Anesthesia

Academic Appointments

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine

Professional Education

  • Board Certification: National Board of Echocardiography, Advanced Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography (2022)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Anesthesiology, Anesthesia (2022)
  • Fellowship: Stanford University Anesthesiology Fellowships (2021) CA
  • Residency: Stanford University Anesthesiology Residency (2020) CA
  • Medical Education: University of Illinois College of Medicine Office of the Registrar (2015) IL

All Publications

  • Preparing for the Adult Cardiac Anesthesiology Subspecialty Certification: Recognition of Expertise in Cardiac Anesthesiology. Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia Tsai, A., Faloye, A., Bodmer, N., Madhok, J., Nunes, S., Shook, D., Linganna, R. 2023

    View details for DOI 10.1053/j.jvca.2023.08.152

    View details for PubMedID 37805336

  • Participant Perceptions of Augmented Reality Simulation for Cardiac Anesthesiology Training: A Prospective, Mixed-Methods Study. The journal of education in perioperative medicine : JEPM Tsai, A., Bodmer, N., Hong, T., Frackman, A., Hess, O., Khoury, M., Jackson, C., Caruso, T. J. 2023; 25 (3): E712


    Background: Simulations are a critical component of anesthesia education, and ways to broaden their delivery and accessibility should be studied. The primary aim was to characterize anesthesiology resident, fellow, and faculty experience with augmented reality (AR) simulations. The secondary aim was to explore the feasibility of quantifying performance using integrated eye-tracking technology.Methods: This was a prospective, mixed-methods study using qualitative thematic analysis of user feedback and quantitative analysis of gaze patterns. The study was conducted at a large academic medical center in Northern California. Participants included 7 anesthesiology residents, 6 cardiac anesthesiology fellows, and 5 cardiac anesthesiology attendings. Each subject participated in an AR simulation involving resuscitation of a patient with pericardial tamponade. Postsimulation interviews elicited user feedback, and eye-tracking data were analyzed for gaze duration and latency.Results: Thematic analysis revealed 5 domains of user experience: global assessment, spectrum of immersion, comparative assessment, operational potential, and human-technology interface. Participants reported a positive learning experience and cited AR technology's portability, flexibility, and cost-efficiency as qualities that may expand access to simulation training. Exploratory analyses of gaze patterns suggested that trainees had increased gaze duration of vital signs and gaze latency of malignant arrythmias compared with attendings. Limitations of the study include lack of a control group and underpowered statistical analyses of gaze data.Conclusions: This study suggests positive user perception of AR as a novel modality for medical simulation training. AR technology may increase exposure to simulation education and offer eye-tracking analyses of learner performance.

    View details for DOI 10.46374/volxxv_issue3_Tsai

    View details for PubMedID 37720369

  • Highlights and Perioperative Implications from the 2022 American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association Guidelines for Diagnosis and Management of Aortic Disease. Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia Kothari, P., Bodmer, N. J., Ellis, S., Kiwakyou, L. M., Choi, C. 2023


    As the understanding of aortic diseases and their complications grow, increasing importance of uniformity in diagnosis and management is crucial for optimal care of this patient population. The 2022 American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association Guidelines for Diagnosis and Management of Aortic Disease discusses these considerations in detail. The purpose of this review is to highlight essential recommendations that are of relevance to the perioperative physician who manages these patients. A few notable points include, shared decision-making with patients, creation of multidisciplinary aortic teams, lower diameter thresholds for surgery in certain situations, and increased testing for patients with heritable aortic diseases. In addition to briefly reviewing basics of aortic diseases, the authors discuss changes to guidelines that are especially relevant to perioperative care.

    View details for DOI 10.1053/j.jvca.2023.05.037

    View details for PubMedID 37353422

  • The Year in Graduate Medical Education: Selected Highlights From 2022. Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia Patel, S. J., Notarianni, A. P., Martin, A. K., Tsai, A., Pulton, D. A., Linganna, R., Patel, P. A., Waldron, N. H., Nimma, S. R., Bodmer, N. J., Kothari, P., Jackson, E., Gupta, R. G., Roberts, M. L., Feinman, J. W. 2023

    View details for DOI 10.1053/j.jvca.2023.04.040

    View details for PubMedID 37210326

  • The Year in Electrophysiology: Selected Highlights From 2022. Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia Poorsattar, S. P., Kumar, N., Jelly, C. A., Bodmer, N. J., Tang, J. E., Lefevre, R., Essandoh, M. K., Dalia, A., Vanneman, M. W., Bardia, A. 2023


    This special article is the fifth in an annual series for the Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia. The authors would like to thank the Editor-in-Chief, Dr Kaplan, the Associate Editor-in-Chief, Dr Augoustides, and the editorial board for the opportunity to author this series, which summarizes the key research papers in the electrophysiology (EP) field relevant to cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesiologists. These articles are shaping perioperative EP procedures and practices, such as pulsed-field ablation, cryoablation for first-line treatment for atrial fibrillation, advancements in conduction system pacing, safety issues related to smartphones and cardiac implantable electronic devices, and alterations in EP workflow as the world emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic. Special emphasis is placed on the implications of these advancements for the anesthetic care of patients undergoing EP procedures.

    View details for DOI 10.1053/j.jvca.2023.03.025

    View details for PubMedID 37080842

  • Erector spinae plane blocks for cardiac surgery: Are we comparing apples to oranges? Journal of cardiac surgery Bodmer, N. J., Brodt, J. L., Neuburger, P. J. 2022

    View details for DOI 10.1111/jocs.17015

    View details for PubMedID 36218007

  • It Takes a Village: A Narrative Review of Anesthesiology Mentorship. Anesthesiology clinics Tsai, A. H., Bodmer, N. J., Gupta, K., Caruso, T. J. 2022; 40 (2): 301-313


    Mentorships play a critical role in the development of physician careers and should be tailored within a structured, evidence-based mentoring program to ensure mutual benefit and avoidance of pitfalls. We offer a narrative review of the current literature and commentary on mentoring at the medical student, GME trainee, and early career faculty levels within anesthesiology, and propose a framework on which an effective mentoring program can be implemented.

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.anclin.2022.01.005

    View details for PubMedID 35659402

  • The Year in Graduate Medical Education: Selected Highlights From 2021. Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia Patel, S. J., Patel, P. A., Martin, A. K., Tsai, A., Linganna, R. E., Ghofaily, L. A., Notarianni, A. P., Allen, W. L., Buric, D. M., Bodmer, N. J., Kothari, P., Jackson, E., Feinman, J. W. 2022


    This special article is the first in a planned annual series for the Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia that will highlight significant literature from the world of graduate medical education (GME) that was published over the past year. The major themes selected for this inaugural review are the educational value of simulation and training workshops, the expanding role of social media and other information technologies in GME and recruitment, the state of residency and fellowship training before the COVID-19 pandemic, and the inevitable effects COVID-19 has had on graduate medical education. The authors would like to thank the editorial board for allowing us to shine a light on a small subset of the writing and research produced in this field, so that educators may understand how best to educate and train the next generation of anesthesiologists.

    View details for DOI 10.1053/j.jvca.2022.05.013

    View details for PubMedID 35662516

  • The Year in Electrophysiology: Selected Highlights from 2021. Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia Vanneman, M., Kothari, P., Bodmer, N. J., Convissar, D., Desai, G. A., Kumar, N., Iyer, M. H., Neuburger, P. J., Essandoh, M. K., Cronin, B., Dalia, A. A. 2022

    View details for DOI 10.1053/j.jvca.2022.01.045

    View details for PubMedID 35248433

  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Dissemination: The More the Merrier or Too Much of a Good Thing? Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia Bodmer, N. J., Fielding-Singh, V., Vanneman, M. W. 1800

    View details for DOI 10.1053/j.jvca.2021.11.023

    View details for PubMedID 34974961