Dr Thomas Grissom's career has included 25 years serving on active duty with the U.S. Air Force where he served as program director for the Air Force's only anethesiology residency and critical care fellowship. He was also instrumental in the early development of the U.S. Air Force Critical Care Air Transport Teams (CCATTs) and served as the first director of the CCATT Training Program at the U.S. Air Force School of Aeromedicine. He also served as Director of the U.S. Air Force Center for the Sustainment of Trauma and Readiness Skills (CSTARS) at Baltimore prior to retiring at the rank of Colonel. He subsequently joined the faculty of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology in 2007 where he continues to participate in education and research activities focused on education, airway management, and simulation-based training.
- Airway management
- Critical care air transport
- Trauma anesthesiology
- Simulation-based education
- Trauma Anesthesiology
- Critical Care Medicine
Lab Techniques and Equipment:
Human-patient simulation lab with full digital audio-video recording capability
Grants & Contracts:
- Co-Investigator: TE Grissom. "Assessment of Trauma Team Performance". Funded by Patient Safety Program, Health Affairs, Department of Defense, 2005. $250,000
- PI: TE Grissom. "C-STAR Baltimore Simulation Center Modernization Project: Training for High Performance Trauma Teams". Funded by Modernization Directorate, US Air Force, Department of Defense, 2009. $800,000.
- PI: TE Grissom. "Competency-based medical education: How many intubations does it take to make the grade?" Funded by the Department of Anesthesiology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 2010. $10,000.
- PI: TE Grissom. "Potential Application of a Novel National Perioperative Outcomes Registry in Support of Active Post-Marketing Surveillance". Funded by University of Maryland Center of Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation (UMCERSI) Innovation Award, 2012. $22,500.
J Mirenda, TE Grissom. Anesthetic implications of the renin-angiotensin system and angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors. Anesth Analg 72:667-83, 1991.
J Mirenda, TE Grissom. Anesthetic concerns in the adult intensive care unit. Problems in Anesthesia 6:510-26, 1992 D Gale, TE Grissom, J Mirenda. Titration of intravenous anesthetics for cardioversion: A comparison of propofol, methohexital, and midazolam. Crit Care Med 21:1509-1503, 1993.
TE Grissom, L Bunegin, H Mitzel, MS Albin. The effect of anesthetics on neurologic outcome during the recovery period of spinal cord injury in rats. Anesth Analg 79:66-74, 1994.
TE Grissom, S Bina, J Hart, SM Muldoon. Effect of halothane on phenylephrine-induced vascular smooth muscle contractions in endotoxin-exposed rat aortic rings. Crit Care Med 24:287-293, 1996.
EJ Nelson, TE Grissom. Continuous gastric suctioning decreases measured esophageal temperature during general anesthesia. J Clin Monit 12:429-32, 1996.
TE Grissom, JR Grissom, C Farmer. Neurologic Monitoring. In: Civetta JM, Taylor RW, Kirby RR, eds. Critical Care Medicine, 3rd Ed. Philadelphia, PA:Lippincott-Raven Publishers; 1996:941-56.
TE Grissom, JC Farmer. Ongoing education of the non-CCM physician: Fundamental Critical Care Support (FCCS) Course and other methods. New Horizons 6:300-6, 1998.
TE Grissom, JR Grissom. Neurologic Monitoring in the ICU. In: Eisenkraft JB, ed. Progress in Anesthesiology. San Antonio, TX:Dannemiller Memorial Educational Foundation, 1999:111-32.
TE Grissom. Medical Capabilities in Flight. In: Hurd WW and Jernigan JG, eds. Medical Aspects of Aeromedical Evacuation. New York:Springer-Verlag New York, Inc, 2002:111-35.
TE Grissom. Conscious and Deep Sedation in the ICU. In: Farmer JC, Wall MH, eds. Pocket ICU Management. New York:PocketMedicine.com, Inc., 2003.
TE Grissom, JC Farmer. The provision of sophisticated critical care beyond the hospital: Lessons from physiology and military experiences that apply to civil disaster medical response. Crit Care Med 33:S13-21, 2005.
TE Grissom, R Dutton. Anesthesia for Trauma and Acute Care. In: Fischer, ed. Anesthesia and Uncommon Disease. Philadelphia:Saunders-Elsevier, 2005:505-34.
TE Grissom. Management of the Non-Heartbeating Organ Donor. In: Farmer JC, Wall MH, eds. Pocket ICU Management, 2nd ed. New York: PocketMedicine.com, Inc., 2009.
TE Grissom. Conscious and Deep Sedation in the ICU. In: Farmer JC, Wall MH, eds. Pocket ICU Management, 2nd ed. New York: PocketMedicine.com, Inc., 2009.
R Ball, TE Grissom. Management of the Potential Organ Donor. In: Farmer JC, Wall MH, eds. Pocket ICU Management, 2nd ed. New York: PocketMedicine.com, Inc., 2009.
TE Grissom, R Ball. Brain Death. In: Farmer JC, Wall MH, eds. Pocket ICU Management, 2nd ed. New York: PocketMedicine.com, Inc., 2009.
R Dutton, M McCunn, T Grissom. Anesthesia for Trauma. In: RD Miller, LI Eriksson, LA Fleisher, JP Wiener-Kronish, W Young, eds. Miller's Anesthesia, 7th Edition. New York:Elsevier, 2009:2277-2312.
TE Grissom, A Dukatz, HA Kordylewski, RP Dutton. Bring out your data: the evolution of the National Anesthesia Clinical Outcomes Registry (NACOR). International Journal of Computational Methods and Algorithms in Medicine, 2:51-69, 2011
TE Grissom, C Stephens, R Sikorski. Initial Evaluation and Management. In C Smith, A Varon eds. Essentials of Trauma Anesthesia, Cambridge:Cambridge University Press, 2012:16-27.
M McCunn, CJ Kucik, JM Tobin, TE Grissom, RP Dutton. Trauma and Acute Care. In LA Fleisher, ed. Anesthesia and Uncommon Diseases, 6th ed., 2012:488-525.
R Shere-Wolfe, S Galvagno, TE Grissom. Critical care considerations in the management of the trauma patient following initial resuscitation. Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation, and Emergency Management, 20:68 2012.
DJ Yeatts, RP Dutton, PF Hu, YW Chang, CH Brown, H Chen, TE Grissom, JA Kufera, TM Scalea. Effect of video laryngoscopy on trauma patient survival: a randomized controlled trial. J Trauma. 75:212-9, 2013.
TE Grissom, J Sappenfeld, S Galvagno, SV Cherrry, YC Chang, PF Hu. Performance assessment in airway management training for nonanesthesiology trainees: An analysis of 4,282 airway procedures performed at a Level 1 trauma center. Anesthesiology. 120:185-95, 2014.
M McCunn, T Grissom, R Dutton. Anesthesia for Trauma. In: RD Miller, LI Eriksson, LA Fleisher, JP Wiener-Kronish, W Young, eds. Miller's Anesthesia, 8th Edition. New York:Elsevier, (in press).
SM Galvagno, JJ Dubose, TE Grissom, R Fang, R Smith, VS Babarta, S Shackelford, TM Scalea. The epidemiology of critical care air transport team operations in contemporary warfare. Mil Med (in press).
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