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Mary J Njoku
 

Mary J Njoku M.D.

Academic Title: Associate Professor
Primary Appointment: Anesthesiology
Administrative Title: Vice Chair
Additional Title(s): M. Jane Matjasko Professorship for Education in Anesthesiology; Vice Chair of Education
mnjoku@anes.umm.edu
Location: UMH, S8B
Phone: (410) 328-1239

Personal History:

Education

  • 1977-1981: Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry, University of Dallas, Irving, Texas
  • 1985: Doctor of Medicine, Meharry Medical College, Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1985-1986: Internship, Internal Medicine, Sinai Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1986-1988: Residency, Internal Medicine, Sinai Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1988-1991: Residency, Anesthesiology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1991-1992: Fellowship, Critical Care Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio

Current Professional Appointments

  • 2001 – present: Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • 1995 – 2005: Director, Residency Program, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Maryland Medical System
  • 1995 - present: Member, UMH Graduate Medical Education Committee
  • 1997 – present: Associate Director, Surgical Intensive Care Unit, University of Maryland Medical System
  • 1998 - present: Course Preceptor, SubInternship in SICU/Critical Care Anesthesiology (ANES 548-01)
  • 2006 - present: Vice Chair for Education, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Maryland Medical System

Past Professional Appointments

  • 1992: Instructor, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Maryland, School of Medicine
  • 1992 – 2001: Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Maryland, School of Medicine
  • 1993 – 1995: Medical Director, Ambulatory Surgery, University of Maryland Medical System
  • 1997 – 2000: Interim Director, Division of Critical Care, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Maryland Medical System
  • 1997 – 2000: Program Director, Critical Care Anesthesiology Fellowship, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Maryland Medical System
  • 2005 – 2014: Program Director, Anesthesiology Residency Program, University of Maryland Medical System

Certifications

  • 1992 - Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology
  • 1993 - Subspecialty Certification, Critical Care Medicine
  • 1995 - Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine
  • 2003 - Re-certification of Primary Certificate in Anesthesiology
  • 2005 - Re-certification of Primary Certificate in Internal Medicine,
  • 2009 - Re-certification of Primary Certificate in Critical Care Medicine

Clinical Speciality:

Anesthesiology, Critical Care, Liver Transplantation


Publications:

Book Chapters

Njoku MJ, Hoffman W: Hypovolemic Shock. In: Critical Care Medicine Perioperative Management. Murray MJ, Coursin DB, Pearl RG, Prough DS (editors). New York Raven Press. 1996

Njoku MJ, Matjasko MJ: Encephalitis. In: Essence of Anesthesia Practice. Roizen MF, Fleisher LA (editors). WB Saunders Company. 1996.

Njoku MJ, Matjasko MJ: Encephalitis. In: Essence of Anesthesia Practice. Roizen MF, Fleisher LA (editors). WB Saunders Company, Second edition, 2000.

Njoku MJ, Schreibman DL: Encephalitis. In: Essence of Anesthesia Practice. Roizen MF, Fleisher LA (editors). WB Saunders Company, Third edition, 2011.

Journal Articles (Refereed)

Fahy BG, Barnas G, Flowers JL, Nagle S, Njoku MJ: The Effects of Increased Abdominal Pressure on Lung and Chest Wall Mechanics During Laparoscopic Surgery. Anesthesia Analgesia, 1995;81:744-750.

Fahy B, Barnas G, Nagle S, Flowers J, Njoku MJ, Agarwal M. Changes in Lung and Chest Wall Properties with Abdominal Insufflation of Carbon Dioxide are Immediately Reversible. Anesthesia Analgesia, 1996;82:501-505.

Fahy BG, Barnas GM, Nagle SE, Flowers J, Njoku MJ, Agrawal M: Effects of Trendelenburg and reverse Trendelenburg Postures on Lung and Chest Wall Mechanics. Journal of Clinical Anesthesia, 1996;8:236-244.

Johnson LB, Plotkin JS, Howell CD, Njoku MJ, Kuo PC, Bartlett ST. Successful emergency transplantation of a liver allograft from a donor maintained on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Transplantation,1997;63(6):910-1.

Johnson LB, Krebs T, Wong-Cheung J, Njoku MJ, Plotkin JS, et al.: Cryosurgical debulking of unresectable liver metastases for palliation of carcinoid syndrome. Surgery, 1997;121(4):468-70.

Johnson LB, Krebs TL, Van Echo D, Plotkin JS, Njoku MJ, et al; Cytoablative therapy with combined resection and cryosurgery for limited bilobar hepatic colorectal metastases; practical applications and patient selection. American Journal of Surgery, 1997;174(6):610-613.

Plotkin JS, Ridge LA, Kuo PC, Lim J, Njoku MJ, Johnson LB: Extending the boundaries of acceptable organ donors: a means of expanding the donor pool for liver transplantation. Transplantation Proceedings, 1997;29(8):3288.

Plotkin JS, Buell JF, Njoku MJ, et al.: Methemoglobinemia associated with dapsone treatment in solid organ transplant recipients: A two cases report and review. Liver Transplantation and Surgery,1997;3(2):149-52.

Plotkin JS, Njoku MJ, Howell CD, Kuo PC, Bartlett SB, Johnson LB: The evolution of a successful liver transplant program in 1996: The clinical and administrative role of the anesthesiologist. Liver Transplantation and Surgery, 1997;3(4): 468-70.

Plotkin JS, Benitez RM, Kuo PC, Njoku MJ, Ridge LA, Lim JW, Howell CD, Laurin JM, Johnson, LB. Dobutamine stress echocardiography for preoperative cardiac risk stratification in patients undergoing orthotopic liver transplantation. Liver Transplantation and Surgery, 1998:4(4):253-257.

Plotkin JS, Kuo PC, Rubin LJ, Gaines SG, Howell CD, Laurin J, Njoku MJ, Lim JW, Johnson LB: Successful use of chronic epoprostenol as a bridge to liver transplantation in severe portopulmonary hypertension. Transplantation, 1998;65(4):457-459.

Jones FD, Kuo PC, Johnson LB, Njoku MJ, Dixon-Ferguson M, Plotkin JS: The coexistence of portopulmonary hypertension and hepatopulmonary syndrome: Case Report. Anesthesiology, 1999;90(2):626-629.

Abstracts

Popovich M, Njoku MJ, Higgins T, Marra A.  Effects of pressure control inverse ratio ventilation on cardiac surgery patients. Anesthesiology.  77:A282, 1992

Fahy BG, Njoku MJ, Gilbert T, Agrawal M, Barnas GM.: Chest wall mechanics after aortic aneurysm surgery.  American College of Chest Physicians. Seventh Annual Symposium Cardiac Surgery: Current Issues. St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, November 1994. Proc of Seventh Annual Symposium, Cardiac Surgery, p. 27.

Fahy B, Shin B, Agrawal M, Njoku MJ, Barnas G: Lung and chest wall properties in mechanically ventilated ICU patients. Critical Care Medicine. 23:A125, 1995.

Njoku MJ, McGrath B, Christensen R, Delaney P, Mackenzie C: Biodistribution of red cells after resuscitation from hemorrhagic shock using three different hemoglobin solutions. Anesthesiology. 83:A278, 1995.

Fahy B, Barnas G, Flowers, Nagle S, Njoku MJ: Effects of increased abdominal pressure on lung and chest wall mechanics during laparoscopy. Anesthesiology 83:A1223, 1995.

Fahy B, Barnas G, Nagle S, Flowers J, Njoku MJ: Effects of Trendelenburg and reverse Trendelenburg postures on lung and chest wall mechanics. Anesthesiology 83:A1224,1995.

Fahy BG, Njoku MJ, Agrawal M, Barnas GM.: Lung and chest wall properties in mechanically ventilated patients. Society of Critical Care Medicine, 24th Educational and Scientific Symposium. San Francisco, January 1995. Critical Care Medicine 23(1):A125, 1995

Plotkin JS, Njoku MJ, Kuo PC, Ridge LA, Johnson LB: Octreotide infusion during orthotopic liver transplantation: Effects on blood loss, bowel congestion and need for venovenous bypass. The American Society of Transplant Surgeons Annual Meeting, Chicago, May 1995.

Fahy BG, Barnas G, Flowers J, Nagle S, Njoku MJ, Agrawal M. Effects of increased abdominal pressure on lung and chest wall mechanics during laparoscopy.  American Society of Anesthesiologist. Atlanta, October, 1995. Anesthesiology 83(3A):A1223.

Fahy BG, Barnas G, Nagle S, Flowers S, Njoku MJ, Agrawal M: Effect of Trendelenburg and reverse postures on lung and chest wall mechanics. American Society of Anesthesiologists. Atlanta, October, 1995. Anesthesiology 83(3A):A1224.

Kuo PC, Johnson LB, Plotkin JS, Njoku MJ, Howell CD, Bartlett ST, Rubin LJ: Chronic intravenous infusion of epoprostenol reverses portopulmonary hypertension. Hepatology 1996;24(4):A1210. The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases annual meeting. Chicago, November 1996

Plotkin JS, Kuo PC, Benitez RM, Njoku MJ, Ridge LA, Howell CD, Bartlett ST, Coretti MC, Johnson LB: Dobutamine stress echocardiography for preoperative cardiac risk stratification in patients undergoing orthotopic liver transplantation. Hepatology 1996;24(4):A699. The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases annual meeting, Chicago, November 1996.

Johnson LB, Kuo PC, Plotkin JS, Njoku MJ, Krebs T, et al.: Cytoablative therapy with combined resection and cryosurgery for limited bilobar hepatic colorectal metastases; Practical implications and patient selection. The Southwestern Surgical Conference, Rancho Mirage, California, April 1997.

Johnson LB, Plotkin JS, Njoku MJ, Udekwu O, Kuo PC, Reduced transfusion requirements during major hepatic resection with use of intraoperative isovolemic hemodilution. The Southwestern Surgical Conference, San Antonio, May 1997.

Plotkin JS, Ridge LA, Kuo PC, Lim J, Njoku MJ, Johnson LB: Extending the boundaries of acceptable organ donors: A means of expanding the donor pool for liver transplantation. Fourth International Society of Transplant Surgeons Annual Meeting, July 1997.

Schreibman DL, Njoku MJ: Board Score Correlation - A Scoring System for Predicting Trainee Success on the Certifying Examination. ACGME Annual Education Conference, March 2007.

Schreibman DL, Njoku MJ: Use of Formative Evaluations to Objectively Demonstrate Maturity and Growth during Training. Society for Education in Anesthesia 2007 Spring Annual Meeting, June 2007.

Njoku MJ, Schreibman DL: Use of Clinical Competence Committee Recommendations for the Assessment of Outcomes for Practice Based Learning and Improvement. Society for Education in Anesthesia 2007 Spring Annual Meeting, June 2007.

Schreibman DL, Njoku MJ:  Validation of 13 Years of Resident Evaluations - Experience of the Clinical Competence Committee. Society for Education in Anesthesia 2007 Spring Annual Meeting, June 2007.