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Jason W Custer
 

Jason W Custer M.D.

Academic Title: Assistant Professor
Primary Appointment: Pediatrics
Administrative Title: Picu Medical Director
Additional Title(s): Medical Director on the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit; Assistant Pediatric Resident Program Director; Leader, Department of Pediatric Morbidity and Mortality Conference.
jcuster@peds.umaryland.edu
Location: 110 S. Paca St., 8th Floor, Ste. 820
Phone: (410) 328-6957
Fax: 410-328-0680

Personal History:

Education

1995-1999: Duke University, Durham, NC, Bachelor of Science in Engineering - Biomedical and Electrical Engineering
1999-2003: University of Maryland, School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, Doctor of Medicine

Post-Graduate Training

2003-2006:  Resident of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
2007-2008:  Chief Resident of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
2006-2010: Fellow of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

Board Ceritification

2006-present: American Board of Pediatrics

Research Interests:

  • Expert and team cognition in complex patients
  • Medical communication and data utilization
  • Medical education related to Practice-Based Learning, Quality improvement, and Systems-based practice

Clinical Speciality:

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine


Current Projects:

  • Qualitative analysis of expert and team cognitive in the pediatric intensive care unit utilizing techniques of cognitive task analysis
  • Real-time forecasting of patient length-of-stay using computerized provider orders
  • Utilization of novel information display systems and effects of daily rounds in the PICU

Publications:

Peer-Reviewed Journals

Easley RB, Lancaster CT, Fuld MK, Custer JW, Hager DN, Kaczka DW, Simon BA. Total and regional lung volume changes during high-frequency oscillatory ventilation (HFOV) of the normal lung. Respir Physiol Neurobiol. 2008 Oct 18.

Easley RB, Mulreany DG, Lancaster CT, Custer JW, Fernandez-Bustamante A, Simon BA. The effect of pulmonary blood flow distribution on thermodilution extravascular lung water measurements in a model of acute lung injury.  Anesthesiology 2009 Nov; 111 (5); 1065-74.

Custer JW, Andaleeb A, Kaczka DW, Mulreany DG, Simon BA, Easley RB. In Vitro performance characteristics of the Sensormedics 3100A and B high frequency oscillatory ventilators. In press – Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. Publication Date: 2011.

Custer JW, Watson CM, Dwyer J, Kacska DW, Simon BA, Easley RB. Critical evaluation of emergency stockpile ventilators in an in vitro model of pediatric lung injury. In press: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. Publication Date: 2011.

Book Editing

Custer JW; Rau R; Lee C. The Harriet Lane Handbook, 19th Edition. August 2008, Mosby.

Book Chapters

Custer JW. Chapter 3: Procedures. Custer JW; Rau R; Lee C. The Harriet Lane Handbook, 19th Edition. August 2008, Mosby.

Custer JW. Chapter 27: Blood Chemistries and Body Fluids. Custer JW; Rau R; Lee C. The Harriet Lane Handbook, 19th Edition. August 2008, Mosby.

Lee C; Custer JW; Rau R. Chapter 29: Drug Doses. Custer JW; Rau R; Lee C. The Harriet Lane Handbook, 19th Edition. August 2008, Mosby.

Custer JW. Chapter 30: Formulary Adjunct. Custer JW; Rau R; Lee C. The Harriet Lane Handbook, 19th Edition. August 2008, Mosby.

Custer JW, Rapan K, Easley RB. Chapter 13: Pediatric Therapeutics. Viessman SS, Lorins M, eds. Pediatric Board Review, Appleton and Lange, 2008

Abstracts

Custer JW, Easley RB, Mulreany DG, Hager DN, Kazcka DW, Simon BA. In vitro performance comparison of the Sensormedics 3100A and B high-frequency oscillatory ventilators (HFOV). Proc Am Thorac Soc 2008; A957

Easley RB, Lancaster CL, Custer JW, Fernandez-Bustamante A, Mulreany DG, Simon BA. Inactivation of Hypoxic Pulmonary Vasoconstriction Results in Acute Increase in Extravascular Lung Water Measurement by PiCCO in Canine Acute Lung Injury. Proc Am Thorac Soc 2008; A213.

Custer JW, Dwyer J, Watson CM, Kaczka DW, Simon BA, Easley RB. Emergency Ventilator Performance Characteristics under Conditions of Adult and Pediatric Respiratory Failure. Proc Am Thorac Soc 2009; A3071

Ahmed A, Custer JW, Mulreany DG, Kaczka DW, Simon BA, Easley RB. The Effect of Piston Position on Tidal Volume Delivery During High-Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation. Proc Am Thorac Soc 2009; A5814

Custer JW, McMillan K, Berkowitz I, Easley RB. Administration of volatile anesthesia via a conventional ventilator in critically ill children – clinical experience and in vitro assessment of impact on ventilator performance. Proc Am Thorac Soc 2010; B106.

Custer JW, Winters B, Goode V, Robinson K, BS, Pronovost PJ, Newman-Toker DE. Diagnostic error in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU): A systematic review of autopsy studies. Diagnostic Error in Medicine, International Conference, 2010.

Winters B, Custer JW, Goode V, Robinson K, BS, Pronovost PJ, Newman-Toker DE. Diagnostic error in the Intensive care unit (ICU): A systematic review of autopsy studies. Diagnostic Error in Medicine, International Conference, 2010.