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Alicia M. Kowalski, MD

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Division of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

1995 University of Texas Medical School, Houston, TX, MBBS, Medicine
1990 Rice University, Houston, TX, BA, Spanish

Postgraduate Training

8/1996-7/1999 Clinical Residency, Anesthesiology, The University of Texas Medical School, Houston, TX, Carin Hagberg, M.D., Jeffrey Katz, M.D.
7/1995-6/1996 Transitional Internship, St. Joseph Hospital, Houston, TX, Ethan Natelson, M.D.

Board Certifications

2001 American Board of Anesthesiology, Recertification Date: 2011
12/1997 NSBME: USMLE

Experience/Service

Academic Appointments

Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Division of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 9/2008-9/2015
Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Division of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, The University of Texas M.D, Houston,, TX, 2/2002-8/2008
Instructor, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Division of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 8/1999-2/2002

Administrative Appointments/Responsibilities

WFP Divison Council Member, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Division of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 9/2015-present
Team Member, TDABC Proposal: utilize existing bed space for a fast track unit for port-a-cath and other cases performed under monitored anesthesia care in the Ambulatory Care Building, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Division of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 9/2012-present
Director of Post-Operative Pain Service, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 4/2000-1/2003

Other Appointments/Responsibilities

Elected Vice President, Texas Gulf Coast Anesthesia Society, Houston, TX, 2015
Member, House Staff Council, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Texas Health Science Center Houston/Hermann Hospital, Houston, TX, 1996-1999

Institutional Committee Activities

Co-Chair, Co-Chair Women Faculty Programs Workshop Committee-Career Development, 2014
Member, Division of Anesthesiology & Critical Care - Women Faculty Programs Committee, 3/2013-present
Co-Chair, Awareness Policy Subcommittee of Policies & Procedures, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 2013
Member, Interview Committee, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston,Texas, 2013
Member, Division of Surgery Chairman Search Committee, 2013
Member, Department Policies & Procedures Committee, 2/2012-present
Member, Travel Policy Subcommittee of the Policies & Procedures Committee, 2/2012-2012
Member, Intensive Care Unit Subcommittee Medical Staff Subcommittee, 2011-2012
Member/ Department Representative, Intensive Care Unit Committee, 9/2010-2012
Member/ Department Representative, Pharmacy and Therapeutics Institutional Committee, 2008-2009
Anesthesiology Department Representative, Faculty Senate, 2002-2005
Member, Infusion Technology Subcommittee of Pharmacy and Therapeutics, 2002

Honors and Awards

2014 Excellence and Innovation Oral and Poster Presentation, Kee S, Rebello E, Goravanchi F, Kowalski A, French K, Guzman A, Hernandez M, Mitchell-Mollard N., Using Time Driven Activity Based Costing in Process Mapping Cancer Care: Fast Track Patients Undergoing Port-A-Cath Placement under Monitored Anesthesia Care in the Ambulatory Care Setting. SAMBA 29th Annual Meeting Baltimore MD April 2014
2013 Best Research Poster,French K, Andrabi T, Smith RN, Goravanchi F, Kee S, Kowalski A., Anesthesia Perioperative Assessment Clinic: Decreasing Steps in "The Process" of Seeing Patients Streamlines Flow, Increasing Efficiency & Patient Satisfaction. Perioperative Medicine Summit. University of Miami Miller School of Medicine April 2013
2013 "Perspective" American Society of Anesthesiology Calendar, American Society of Anesthesiology
1997 Resident Teaching Award, Department of Anesthesiology UT Health Science Center, Houston Texas

Professional Memberships

American Medical Association
Member, 1/2000-present
American Society of Anesthesiologists
Member, SAMBA Committee on Publications, 6/2012-present
American Society of Anesthesiologists
Member, 1/2000-present
Harris County Medical Association, Houston, TX
Member, Ad Hoc Committee on Obesity, 12/2012-present
Harris County Medical Association, Houston, TX
Chair, Membership & Communications Committee of the Physicians Organization of Women (POW), 7/2012-present
Harris County Medical Association, Houston, TX
Member, 2/2000-present
RAVA Rice Alumni Volunteers for Admission - Rice University, Houston, TX
Member, 7/2012-present
Texas Gulf Coast Anesthesia Society, TX
Vice-President, 2014-present
Texas Medical Association, Houston, TX
Member, 2/2000-present
WFP Division Council Member, Houston, TX
, Liasison to Division of Anesthesiology & Critical Care, 9/2015-present

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Wolf O, Clemens MW, Purugganan RV, Crosby MA, Kowalski AM, Kee SS, Liu J, Goravanchi F. A prospective, randomized, controlled trial of paravertebral block versus general anesthesia alone for prosthetic breast reconstruction: Paravertebral block in reconstruction. Breast. In Press.
2. Kowalski AM, Kee SS, Rebello E, Cerny J, Goravanchi F, French KE. Analgesic Efficacy of PVB vs IV Lidocaine Infusion in Total Mastectomy: A Retrospective Comparison. In Press.
3. Rebello E, Kee S, Kowalski A, Harun N, Guindani M, Goravanchi F. Reduction of Incorrect Record Accessing and Charting Patient Electronic Medical Records in the Perioperative Environment. Health Informatics J. e-Pub 10/14/2015. PMID: 26470715.
4. Cerny J, Kee S, Goravanchi F, Rebello E, Kowalski A. Peri-Operative Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy: A Case Series. Global Journal of Anesthesiology, 7/2015.
5. Van Meter A, Kowalski A, Goravanchi F, Kee S, Checkler-Hughes, K, Popat K. Ileostomy Takedown In The Outpatient Setting: Faciltated By The Paravertebral Block As A Perioperative Intervention. Annuals of Oncology, 6/2013.
6. Goravanchi F, Kee SS, Kowalski AM, Berger JS, French KE. A case series of thoracic paravertebral blocks using a combination of ropivacaine, clonidine, epinephrine, and dexamethasone. J Clin Anesth 24(24):664-667, 12/2012. PMID: 23228871.
7. Rebello E, Kee S, Berger J, Kowalski A, Harun N, Goravanchi F. Reducing errors in patient electronic medical records in the perioperative environment. Anesthesia Analgesia 113(S-01-S-493):S-202, 6/2012.
8. Boughey JC, Goravanchi F, Parris RN, Kee SS, Kowalski AM, Frenzel JC, Bedrosian I, Meric-Bernstam F, Hunt KK, Ames FC, Kuerer HM, Lucci A. Prospective randomized trial of paravertebral block for patients undergoing breast cancer surgery. Am J Surg 198(5):720-5, 11/2009. e-Pub 5/2009. PMID: 19427625.
9. Heller L, Kowalski AM, Wei C, Butler CE. Prospective, randomized, double-blind trial of local anesthetic infusion and intravenous narcotic patient-controlled anesthesia pump for pain management after free TRAM flap breast reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg 122(4):1010-8, 10/2008. PMID: 18827631.
10. Daley MD, Norman PH, Leak JA, Nguyen DT, Bui TP, Kowalski AM, Srejic U, Popat K, Arens JF, Gershenwald JE, Hunt KK, Kuerer HM. Adverse events associated with the intraoperative injection of isosulfan blue. J Clin Anesth 16(5):332-41, 8/2004. PMID: 15374553.
11. Popat, KU, Ngyuen N, Kowalski A, Daley MD, Arens JF, Thakar D. Postoperative Paraplegia after Nonvascular Thoracic Surgery. The Internet Journal of Anesthesiology 8(1), 2004.
12. Kowalski A, Wenker O. Epidural for Pain Control after Surgery. The Internet Journal of Health 2, 11/2001.
13. Berry JM, Kowalski A, Fletcher SA. Sudden asystole during craniotomy: unrecognized phenytoin toxicity. J Neurosurg Anesthesiol 11:42-5, 1999. PMID: 9890385.

Invited Articles

1. Kowalski AM. Interviewed for this Publication:, Ultrasound-Guided Paravertebral Blocks Best General Anesthesia for Breast Cancer Resection By David Wild. Anesthesiology News Volume 40(Issue May 2014):5, 2014.
2. Kowalski. Interviewed for the following news article: Block Technique Holds Appeal for Tumor Surgery in .Pregnant Women. Anesthesiology News. 37(2):22-23, 2/2011.
3. Kowalski AM. Interviewed for the following news article: Pregnant Women with Cancer May Benefit from Block. Surgery News, 2/2011.
4. Kowalski AM. Interviewed for the following news article: Pregnant Women with Cancer May Benefit from Regional Anesthesia Technique. Oncology News, 2/2011.
5. Kowalski AM. PVBs Reduce Pain, Trim Hospital Stays for Patients Undergoing Breast Cancer Surgery. Pain Medicine News. Jan/Feb 2008. Featuring ASRA poster presentation, 2008.
6. Kowalski A. In One Case of Ophthalmologic Surgery - Combination of NSAIDs and Diuretics Leads to Kidney Failure. Anesthesiology News, 4/2001.
Other Articles
1. Kowalski AM. Father and Daughter: Rites of Passage. Anesthesiology, Mind to Mind Section 118(4):981, 4/2013.
2. Kowalski AM. Perspective. Anesthesiology 117(3):670, 9/2012. PMID: 22407284.

Abstracts

1. Rebello E, Kowalski A. Implementing a mentoring program and faculty academic productivity at the American Society of Anesthesiologists' Annual Meeting: An 11 year assessment, 16th World Congress of Anaesthesiologists. Hong Kong, China. In Press.
2. Cerny J, Kowalski A, Kee S, Goravanchi F, Rebello E. Intraop accu-stimulation of P6 for prevention of PONV in craniotomies. In Press.
3. Cerny J, Kowalski A, Kee S, Goravanchi F, Rebello E. Paravertebral block in a male patient for total mastectomy. In Press.
4. Cerny J, Kowalski A, Kee S, Goravanchi F, Rebello E. Peri-operative takotsubo cardiomyopathy: A case series. In Press.
5. Rebello, MD, E, Kee, MD, S, Goravanchi, DO,F, Burke, CRNA, K, French, MD, K, Kowalski, MD, A. Pre-Anesthetic Pregnancy Screening: Is She or Isn’t She?. SAMBA, Scottsdale, AZ, 4/2015.
6. Rebello E, Kowalski A, Goravanchi F, Cerny J, French K, Hernandez M, Ruiz J, Kee S. The Effect of Dexmedetomindine on Postoperative Intravenous Opioid and Antiemetic Adminstration in Patients Undergoing Thyroidectomy. SIMPAR, 3/2015.
7. Rebello E, Kowalski A, Goravanchi F, French-Bloom K, Guzman A, Hernandez M, Mitchell-Mollard N, Kee S. Reducing Cancer Care Costs by Using Time Driven Activity Based Costing in Process Mapping and Utilizing a Fast Track Process for Patients Undergoing Port-A Cath Placement Under Monitored Anesthesia Care in the Ambulatory Care Setting. American Society of Anesthesiology 2014 Annual Meeting, 10/2014.
8. Goravanchi F, Rigby D, Rebello E, Lange G, Kowalski A, Kee S, Lucci A, Caudle A, Baumann D, French K, Kuerer H. OutPatient Breast Surgery is Safe: Recent Expierence with 10836 Patients at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. 49th International Congress of European Society for Surgical Research, Budapest, 5/2014.
9. Kee S, Rebello E, Goravanchi F, Kowlaski A, French K, Guzman A, Hernandez M, Mitchell-Mollard N. Using Time Driven Activity Based Costing in Process Mapping Cancer Care: Fast Track Patients Undergoing Port-A-Cath Placement under Monitored Anesthesia Care in the Ambulatory Care Setting. SAMBA 29th Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, 4/2014.
10. Goravanchi F, French K, Kee S, Kowalski A, Rebello E. 5 days of Postoperative Analgesia with Unique Solution. SIMPAR Rome, Italy, 3/2014.
11. French K, Kowalski A, Kee S, Rebello E, Cerny J, Goravanchi F. Paravertebral Block Versus IV Licocaine in Unilateral Total Mastectomy: Comparison of Perioperative Opioid Requirements. SIMPAR, Rome, Italy, 3/2014.
12. Berger J, Iliescu C, Kowalski A, Goravanchi F, Perrier N, Cerny J. "A Case of A Broken Heart". 67th Postgraduate Assembly in Anesthesiology, New York, NY, 12/2013.
13. Van Meter A, Kowalski A, Goravanchi F, Kee S, Clecker-Hughes K, Popat K. lleostomy Takedown In the Oupatient Setting: Facilitated by the Paravertebral Block as a Perioperative Intervention. ESMO 15th World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer in Barcelona, Spain, 7/2013.
14. French K, Balachandran D, Andrabi T, Goravanchi F, Rebello E, Kee S, Kowalski A. Does the Higher Risk of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Hypopnea Syndrome (OSAHS) Predict an Increased Length of Stay in the PACU in Patients with Bladder Cancer Undergoing Cystoscopy?. Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia 2013 Annual Meeting, Scottsdale, AZ, 4/2013.
15. Rebello E, Kowalski A, Goravanchi F, French K, Mitchell-Mollard N, Kee S. Effective Use of Technology to Overcome Language Barriers in the Perioperative Setting. Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia 2013 Annual Meeting, Scottsdale, AZ, 4/2013.
16. Kee SS, French KE, Rebello E, Goravanchi F, Kowalski AM. Paravertebral Block for Multiple Opiate Hypersensitivities. Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia 2013 Annual Meeting, Scottsdale, AZ, 4/2013.
17. Graber W, French K, Kee S, Goravanchi F, Rebello E, Smith R, Kowalski A. Pulse-oximeter as a Monitor to Prevent Ischemia. Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia 2013 Annual Meeting, Scottsdale, AZ, 4/2013.
18. French K, Andrabi T, Smith RN, Goravanchi F, Kee S, Kowalski A. Anesthesia Perioperative Assessment Clinic: Decreasing Steps in "The Process" of Seeing Patients Streamlines Flow, Increasing Efficiency & Patient Satisfaction. Perioperative Medicine Summit, Miami Fl, 3/2013.
19. Berger J, Rebello E, Kee S, Frenzel J, Goravanchi F, Kowalski A. Adoption of bar code scanning into the anesthesia information management systems. Global Conference on Perioperative Medicine: Care of the Elderly and the Cancer Patient, Houston, TX, 12/2012.
20. Goravanchi F,Nguyen L, Kowalski A, French K, Rebello E, Kee S. Anesthesia for outpatient breast surgery in patients who are not general anesthesia candidates. Global Conference on Perioperative Medicine: Care of the Elderly and the Cancer Patient, Houston, TX, 12/2012.
21. French K, Goravanchi F, Kowalski A, Kee S, Veira R, Smith U, Andrabi T. Increasing efficiency in the Anesthesia Assessment Center (AAC) using new, smarter, digital technology. American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting (#A361), 12/2012.
22. Goravanchi F, Wang S, Kowalski A, Rebello E, French K, Kee S. Management of breast needle localization patients with severe phobia. Global Conference on Perioperative Medicine: Care of the Elderly and the Cancer Patient, Houston, TX, 12/2012.
23. Goravanchi F, Rebello E, Kee S, Kowalski A, French K, Yang W. Pain and anxiety perception during breast needle localization. Global Conference on Perioperative Medicine: Care of the Elderly and the Cancer Patient, Houston, TX, 12/2012.
24. Kee S, Kowalski A, Goravanchi F, Berger J, Adalsteinsson S, Rebello E. QR codes in anesthesia presentations. Global Conference on Perioperative Medicine: Care of the Elderly and the Cancer Patient, Houston, TX, 12/2012.
25. Rebello E, Kee S, Kowalski A, Berger J, Harun N, Goravanchi F. Reducing errors in patients electronic medical records in the perioperative environment. Global Conference on Perioperative Medicine: Care of the Elderly and the Cancer Patient, Houston, TX, 12/2012.
26. Goravanchi F, Nguyen L, Kowalski A, French K, Rebello E, Kee S. Anesthesia for outpatient breast surgery in patients who are not general anesthesia candidates. American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, 10/2012.
27. Goravanchi F, Rebello E, Kee SS, Kowalski AM, French KE, Yang W. Pain and Anxiety Perception During Breast Needle Localization. 17th World Congress on Breast Diseases of the Senologic International Society Meeting, Salvador, Brazil, 10/2012.
28. Adalsteinsson S, Kowalski A, Kee S, Nguyen N, Burke K, Goravanchi F. Paravertebral Block (PVB): An alternative to inhaled anesthesia for pregnant patients undergoing mastectomy: A case series. Texas Association of Nurse Anesthetists (TANA) fall annual convention, 9/2012.
29. Berger J, Rebello E. Kee S, Frenzel J, Goravanchi F, Kowalski A. Adoption of Bar Code Scanning into the Anesthesia Information Management Systems. Proceedings of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Annual Meeting. San Francisco, California, 8/2012.
30. Kowalski A, Goravanchi F, Kuerer H, Milbourne A, Parris R, Kee S, Gottumukkala V, Adalsteinsson S. Outpatient breast surgery in early pregnancy-breast cancer patient is optimized using paravertebral block (PVB) anesthesia. AANA Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 8/2012.
31. Adalsteinsson S, Kowalski A, Kee S, Goravanchi F. Paravertebral Block (PVB): An alternative to inhaled anesthesia for pregnant patients undergoing mastectomy: A case series. AANA Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 8/2012.
32. Clecker-Hughes K, Kowalski A, Goravanchi F, Kee S, Popat K. Paravertebral block as an effective perioperative intervention for ventral hernia repair. AANA Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 8/2012.
33. Rebello E, Kee S, Kowalski A, Berger J, Harun N, Goravanchi F. Barcoding: A process improvement initiative to reduce errors in opening patient electronic medical records in the perioperative environment. Association of American Medical Colleges 2012 Integrating Quality Meeting: Collaborating for Care, Chicago, IL, 6/2012.
34. Kowalski A, Goravanchi F, Kuerer HM, Milbourne A, Parris R, Kee S, Adalsteinsson S. Early pregnancy breast cancer maternal-fetal care is optimized using paravertebral block (PVB) anesthesia. European Congress of Perinatal Medicine XXII. Paris, France, 6/2012.
35. Goravanchi F, Wang S, Kowalski A, Rebello E, French K, Kee S. Management of breast needle localization patients with severe phobia. Canadian Anesthesiology Society 2012 Annual Meeting. Quebec City, Canada, 6/2012.
36. Kowalski A, Veazie M, Goravanchi F, Parris R, Kee S. Breast cancer surgery with paravertebral block in malignant hyperthermia patients. Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia (SAMBA) 27th Annual Meeting, Miami Beach, FL, 5/2012.
37. French K, Rebello E, Goravanchi F, Kee S, Veazie M, Kowalski A. I-Gel associated with lingual nerve neuropraxia: A report of two cases. Proceedings of the SAMBA 27th Annual Meeting, Miami Beach, FL, 5/2012.
38. Rebello E, Kee S, Berger J, Kowalski A, Harun N, Goravanchi F. Reducing errors in patient electronic medical records in the perioperative environment. Proceedings of the International Anesthesia Research Society 2012 Annual Meeting. Boston, MA, 5/2012.
39. Kee S, Kowalski AM, Goravanchi F, Berger J, Adalsteinsson S, Rebello E. QR Codes in Anesthesia Presentations. Society for Technology in Anesthesia Meeting, Palm Beach, FL, 1/2012.
40. Kowalski, Alicia, Veazie, Mark, Goravanchi, Farzin, Parria, Ronald, Kee, Spencer. Breast Cancer Surgery With Paravertebral Block In Malignant Hyperthermia Patients. 16th World Congress of the SIS,Valencia, Spain, 10/2010.
41. Kowalski, Alicia, Veazie, Mark, Goravanchi, Farzin, Parris, Ronald, Kee, Spencer. Breast Cancer Surgery With Paravertebral Block In Malignant Hyperthermia Patients. 29th National Congress of the Spanish Society of Senology and Breast Disease,Valencia, Spain, 10/2010.
42. Kowalski A, Goravanchi F, Kuerer H, Milbourne A, Parris R, Kee S, Gottumukkala V, Adalsteinsson S. Disease Out Patient Breast Surgery in Early Pregnancy-Breast Cancer Patient is Optimized Using Paravertebral Block (PVB) Anesthesia. 29th National Congress of the Spanish Society of Senology and Breast ,Valencia, Spain, 10/2010.
43. Kowalski A, Goravanchi F, Kuerer H, Milbourne A, Parris R, Kee S, Gottumukkala V, Adalsteinsson S. Out Patient Breast Surgery in Early Pregnancy-Breast Cancer Patient is Optimized using Paravertebral Block (PVB) Anesthesia. 16th World Congress of the SIS, Valencia, Spain, 10/2010.
44. Goravanchi, Farzin, Kowalski, Alicia, Kee, Spencer, Lucci, Anthony, Gottumukkala, Vijaya, Robb, Geoffrey, Berger, Joel, Kuerer, Henry. Out Patient Breast Surgery is Safe: Recent Experience with 2,872 Patients At MD Anderson Cancer Center. 16th Congress of the SIS,Valencia, Spain, 10/2010.
45. Goravanchi, Farzin, Kowalski, Alicia, Kee, Spencer, Lucci, Anthony, Gottumukkala, Vijaya, Robb, Geoffrey, Berger, Joel, Kuerer, Henry. Out Patient Breast Surgery Is Safe: Recent Experience with 2,872 Patients at MD Anderson Cancer Center. 29th National Congress of the Spanish Society of Senology and Breast Disease,Valencia, Spain, 10/2010.
46. Veazie M, CRNA; Kowalski A, MD. Breast Cancer Surgery with Paravertebral Block in Malignant Hyperthermia patients. 77th AANA Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington, 8/2010.
47. Kowalski AM, Goravanchi F, Kuerer H, Milbourne A, Parris RN, Adalsteinsson S. Paravertebral Block for Breast Cancer Surgery: A Case Series Report. Society of Obstetrical Anesthesia and Perinatology, Washington, DC, 4/2009.
48. Boughey JC, Goravanchi F, Parris RN, Kee SS, Kowalski AM, Frenzel JC, Hunt KK, Ames FC, Kuerer HM, Lucci A. Prospective Randomized Trial of Paravertebral Blocks for Breast Cancer Surgery. ASCO Annual Meeting, Washington DC, 9/2008.
49. Kee SS, Hopkins DJ, Frenzel JC, Goravanchi F, Parris RN, Kowalski AM, Potylchansky E, Reece GP. Transorbital Tracheal Intubation: Case Report. SAMBA 23rd Annual Meeting, Miami Beach, FL, 5/2008.
50. Boughey JC, Goravanchi F, Parris RN, Kee SS, Frenzel JC, Kowalski A, Hunt KK, Ames FC, Kuerer HM, Lucci A. A Prospective Randomized Trial of Paravertebral Block for Breast Surgery. Proceedings American Society of Breast Surgeons 9th Annual Meeting, New York City, 2008.
51. Goravanchi F, Kowalski A, Parris R, Frenzel J, Kee S, Almon N. Paravertebral Block- Case Report. Proceedings SAMBA Annual Meeting, 5/2007.
52. Kee SS, Berger J, Villars P, Parris RN, Goravanchi F, Kowalski A, Frenzel JC. Rapid Cycle Change Produces Optimum Clinical Practice: PONV Reduction used as a Paradigm for Training Techniques. SAMBA 22nd Annual Meeting, 5/2007.
53. Kee S, Berger J, Villars P, Frenzel J, Goravanchi F, Parris R, Kowalski A, Ensor J. Clinical Process Improvement in Reducing Postoperative Nausea or Vomiting (PONV). Clinical Safety & Effectiveness Conference, 10/2006.
54. Heller L, Kowalski A, Butler C. Randomized, Controlled, Double- Blind Evaluation of Local Anesthetic Infusion for Donor Site Pain Management following Free TRAM Flap Breast Reconstruction. Proceeding American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 10/2006.
55. Norman P, Daley D, Purugganan R, Thakar D, Kowalski A, Huynh L, Thall P. Rofecoxib Decreases Shoulder Pain after Thoracotomy. Proceedings Canadian Anesthesiologists Society 61st Annual Meeting, 6/2005.
56. Popat, K, Kowalski, A, Brown, D, Warneke, C, Norman, P. Does Peri-Operative Rofecoxib Decrease the Incidence of Post-Thoracotomy Pain Syndrome. Proceeding ASA 2005 Annual Meeting, 2005.
57. Popat K, Kowalski A, Brown D, Warneke C, Norman PH. Does Perioperative rofecoxib Decrease Incidence of Post-Thoracotomy Pain Syndrome. Anesthesiology 99:A947, 2005.
58. Norman, P, Daley, D, Purugganan, R, Thakar, D, Kowalski, A, Huynh, L, Thall, P. Rofecoxib Decreases Shoulder Pain After Thoracotomy. Canadian Journal of Clinical Anesthesia(Supplement A56), 2005.
59. Daley, MD, Norman PH, Leak JA, Nguyen DT, Bui T, Kowalski A, Srejic U, Popat K, Arens JF, Gershenwald JE, Hunt KK, Kuerer HM. Adverse events associated with the Intraoperative injection of isosulfan blue. Journal of Clinical Anesthesia 16(5):332-341, 8/2004.
60. Daley, MD, Norman PH, Hogervorst S, Kowalski A, Arens J, Kennamer D, Curley S, Vauthey J. Epidural Analgesia for Non-Transplant Liver Surgery. Canadian Journal of Anesthesia 50:A48, 2003.
61. Daley M, Norman P, Hogervorst S, Kowalski A, Arens J, Kennamer D, Curley S, Vauthey J. Epidural Analgesia for Non- Transplant Liver Surgery. Proceedings Canadian Anesthesiologists Society 59th Annual Meeting, 6/2002.
62. Daley, MD, Norman PH, Leak JA, Bui T, Nguyen D, Hogervorst S, Srejic U, Kowalski A, Popat K, Kuerer H. Isosulfan Blue for Intraoperative Lymph Node Mapping and Sentinnel Lymph Node Biopsy: Effects on Pulse Oximetry. Canadian Journal of Anesthesia 49:A97, 2002.

Book Chapters

1. Purugganan R, Kowalski A, Arens J. Fluid Therapy in Non-cardiac Thoracic Surgery. In: Perioperative Fluid Therapy. Ed(s) RG Hahn, DS Prough, CH Svensen. Informa Healthcare USA: New York, 389, 2006.
2. Kowalski A, Dougherty T. Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy. In: Advances in Anesthesia. 23. Elsevier: Philadelphia, 2005.
3. Norman PH, Daley MD, Kowalski A. Postoperative Analgesia for Thoracotomy Patients - A Current Review. In: Advanced Therapy in Thoracic Surgery. BC Decker, 2005.
4. Kowalski A, Popat K, Daley MD, Norman PH. Peri-Operative Pain in Cancer Patients. In: Perioperative Cancer Medicine: Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Control in Cancer Patients, 2000.

Manuals, Teaching Aids, Other Teaching Publications

1. Kowalski A, Porche V. Post-Operative Pain Service Patient Education Video, narrated by Melanie Lawson, produced by University of Texas Television, 6/2002.
2. Kowalski AM. Post-Operative Pain Service Procedure Manual, 2002.
3. Kowalski A. Adult and Pediatric Pre-Printed IV PCA Orders, 2001.
4. Kowalski A. Established "AIRS" - established a systematic and consistent approach for the nurses throughout the hospital to manage a patient with an IV PCA, 2001.
5. Kowalski A. Expanded Patient Education - three new patient education pamphlets (two on epidurals and one on IV PCA), 2001.
6. Kowalski A. Pain Management Decision Trees - Patients with Epidural Chatheters, 2001.

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