Educational Scholarship

I have received extramural grant funding from the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research, American Geriatrics Society, Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation, and World Bank Group supporting medical education innovation, implementation and research. I have published and presented my work at various meetings including the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, American Society of Anesthesiologists, Brazilian Society of Anesthesiologists, and Canada's Simulation Summit. I have also authored book chapters focused on crisis resource management and simulation-based education.

Grants

Stanford Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain; Stanford, CA | Co-PI; $5,100 | Mentors: Drs. Pedro Tanaka and Alex Macario

A randomized, controlled study to determine if adding simulation-based deliberate practice to a standardized written and video curriculum improves technical and non-technical performance of a subarachnoid block

YouTube: Block Placement (36,000+ views), Informed Consent (11,000+ views)

Stanford Society of Physician Scholars; Stanford, CA | PI; $2,000 | Mentors: Drs. Steve Howard and Kyle Harrison

Impact of an anesthesia simulated experience on pre-clinical medical student perception of the specialty

Research Fellowship Grant, Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research; Rochester, MN | PI; $75,000 | Mentors: Drs. Steve Howard, David Gaba, Kelley Skeff, Clarence Braddock, and Ed Mariano

A randomized, controlled study comparing the effectiveness of simulation-based deliberate practice versus a standard didactic curriculum on learning regional anesthesia

Press: CISL, VA Palo Alto, FAER

Stanford Society of Physician Scholars; Stanford, CA | PI; $4,900 | Mentors: Drs. Steve Howard and James Lau

Multidisciplinary simulation-based crisis resource management for inter-professional education

 

Duke AHEAD Planting the Seeds of Mentorship (DAPSEM); Durham, NC | PI; $1,100 

Bridging innovation, entrepreneurship, and medical education

Geriatrics for Specialists, American Society of Geriatrics; New York, NY | Co-PI; $30,000 

Educating anesthesia providers to improve perioperative care for the elderly

Press: Duke

Safety Scientist Career Development Award, Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation; Indianapolis, IN | PI; $150,000 | Mentors: Dr. Jeff Taekman, Steve Howard, Hayden Bosworth

A comparison of two learning theories on emergency manual use: Classroom-based experiential learning versus electronic-based learning self-directed learning

Press: APSF, Duke

Global Health Fellowship in Education Research and Quality Improvement, ChatrHealth and TechEmerge a World Bank Group Initiative | Consultant; $15,000 |

Psychological safety and workplace safety changes after implementation of safety modules in the operating rooms of India's Narayana Health System: A qualitative study

 

Peer reviewed papers, abstracts, and conference proceedings

  1. Udani A, Goldhaber-Fiebert, S. Simulation for anesthesia resident education: where are we and where would we like to be? International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, San Diego, CA 2012.

  2. Udani AD, Harrison TK, Howard SK, Kim TE, Brock-Utne JG, Gaba DM, Mariano ER. Preliminary study of ergonomic behavior during simulated ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia using head-mounted display. J Ultrasound Med 2012 Aug;31(8):1277-80.     

  3. Udani A, Tanaka P. Implementation and evaluation of spinal anesthesia simulation-based learning module. Innovations in Medical Education, Pasadena, CA 2012.

  4. Udani A, Macario A, Tanaka M, Tanaka P. Does adding simulation-based deliberate practice teaching of informed consent and spinal anesthesia to a baseline curriculum improve resident learning and retention? Post Graduate Assembly in Anesthesiology, New York, NY 2012.

  5. Fretwell D, Yerkes N, Harrison T, Udani A. Impact of an anesthesia simulated experience on pre-clinical medical student perception of the specialty. Post Graduate Assembly in Anesthesiology, New York, NY 2012.

  6. Udani A, Clemenson A, Harrison T, Garbin M, Chu L. ImPRINT: A blended-learning online and simulation-based curriculum to promote intern wellness and increase medical knowledge during the CB-1 year. Anes Analg 2013 Oct;117(Suppl):1-77.

  7. Udani A, Clemenson A, Harrison T, Garbin M, Chu L. ImPRINT: A flipped classroom curriculum to increase medical knowledge during the CB-1 year. American Society of Anesthesiologists’ Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA 2013.

  8. Wen L, Ratner E, Harrison T, Chu L, Mariano E, Roberts S, Wang T, Udani A. A pilot study to measure the impact of blended learning on intern wellness and burnout. Anes Analg 2014 Dec;119(Suppl): 122.

  9. Udani A, Macario A, Nandagopal K, Tanaka M, Tanaka P. A randomized, controlled study to determine if adding simulation-based deliberate practice to a curriculum improves technical performance of a subarachnoid block. Anesthesiol Res Pract 2014 Jul Supplemental Video 1 and Video 2.

  10. Wen L, Ratner E, Harrison T, Chu L, Mariano E, Roberts S, Udani A. The impact of a flipped classroom on intern wellness and burnout. International Anes Analg 2014 May;118(Suppl): 101.

  11. Madhok J, Perez F, Liebert C, Lau J, Udani A. Simulation-based crisis resource management training between anesthesiology and general surgery is efficacious in team building and communication development. American Society of Anesthesiologists’ Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA 2014.

  12. Udani A, Wang T, Hilton G, Harrison T. Physiology of pregnancy and post-partum hemorrhage: An innovative, interactive teaching approach. MedEdPORTAL Publications; 2014.

  13. Udani AD,  Kim TE, Howard SK, Mariano ER. Simulation in teaching regional anesthesia: Current perspectives. Local Reg Anesth, 2015 (8):33-43, Aug 2015.

  14. Mariano ER, Harrison TK, Kim TE, Kan J, Shum C, Gaba DM, Ganaway T, Kou A, Udani A, Howard SK. Evaluation of a standardized program for training practicing anesthesiologists in ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia skills. J Ultrasound Med, 2015 34 (10):1883-93.

  15. Udani ADMoyse D, Peery CA, Taekman JM. Twitter-augmented journal club: Educational engagement and experience so far. A A Case Report, 2015 Nov 17.

  16. Udani ADHarrison TK, Mariano ER, Derby R, Kan J, Ganaway T, Shum C, Gaba DM, Tanaka P, Kou A, Howard SK.  Comparative-effectiveness of simulation-based deliberate practice versus self-guided practice on resident anesthesiologists’ acquisition of ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia skills. Reg Anesth Pain Med, 2016 Mar-Apr;41(2):151-7.

  17. Udani AD, Mariano ER, Howard SK.  Improving mastery learning with comparative effectiveness. Acad Med, 2016 Jun;91(6):752.

  18. Tanaka P, Park L, Tanaka M, Udani AD, Macario A. Development and testing of a curriculum for teaching informed consent for spinal anesthesia to anesthesiology residents. J Pain Relief, 2016 Aug;5:259.

  19. Bengali S, Udani AD, Berger M. Developing an EEG-guided anesthesia management curriculum for residents to improve perioperative care in the elderly: The DREAMER course.American Society of Anesthesiologists' Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL 2016.

  20. Cushman T, Malinzak EB, Grantham A, Udani AD. Development and implementation of a standardized, vascular anesthesiology curriculum. American Society of Anesthesiologists' Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL 2016.

  21. Wen LY, Gaba DM, Udani AD. Summative assessments using simulation requires safeguards. Anest Analg, 2017 Jan;124(1):369.

  22. Bronshteyn Y, Lemm J, Malinzak E, Ghadimi N, Udani AD. Sepsis in the operating room. MedEdPortal Publications; 2017.

  23. Schwenk ES, Janemko KM, Gupta RK, Udani AD, McCartney CJ, Snively A, Mariano ER. Upgrading a social media strategy to increase Twitter engagement during the Spring Annual meeting of the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine. Reg Anesth Pain Med, 2017 May-Jun;42(3):283-288.

  24. Borg LK, Harrison TK, Mariano ER, Udani AD, Kim TE, Shum C, Howard SK. Preliminary experience using eye-tracking technology to differentiate novice and expert image interpretation for ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia. J Ultrasound Med, 2017 Aug 4.

  25. Schwenk ES, Udani AD, Gupta R, Mariano ER. Social media in academic medicine and anesthesiology. Rev Esp Anesthesiol Reanim, 2017, Oct 28.

  26. Kumar AH, Howard SK, Udani AD. Tipping the scales: Prioritizing mentorship and support in simulation faculty development. Simul Heathc, 2018 Feb;13(1):72.

  27. King R, Hanhan J, Harrison TK, Kou A, Howard SK, Borg LK, Shum C, Udani AD, Mariano ER. Using eye-tracking technology to compare the effectiveness of malignant hyperthermia cognitive aid design. Korean J Anesthesiol, 2018, May 15.

  28. Cushman TE, Malinzak EB, Grantham AE, Li A, Miller TE, Colin B, Thompson A, Udani AD. Development and implementation of a standardized vascular anesthesiology curriculum at an academic medical center. J Educ Perioper Med, in review.

  29. Grantham AE, Thompson A, Udani AD. Increasing resident education research and teaching skills through an anesthesiology residents-as-teachers program: A case study. A&A Case Reports, submitted.

  30. Grantham AE, Udani AD. A mixed methods analysis of tweets generated during Anesthesiology's first Twitter journal club. Anesth Analg, Submitted.

Non-peer reviewed papers

  1. Udani A, Howard S. Are we sleepy people keeping people asleep? ASA Newsletter, July 2011;75(7):64-66
  2. Udani A, Macario A. Master’s programs in education available in U.S. for faculty interested in developing pedagogy skills. AUA Newsletter, Winter 2012;7-9.
  3. Galvez J, Simpao A, Udani AD. Social media in healthcare education. ASA Monitor, 2016 April;80(4):34.

 

Books, book chapters and courses

  1. Fanning R, Goldhaber-Fiebert S, Udani A, Gaba D: Crisis Resource Management. In: The Comprehensive Textbook of Healthcare Simulation. Edited by Levine A, DeMaria S, Schwartz A, Sim A. Springer 2013, pp 95-109.
  2. Udani A: Cardiac Anesthesia. In: Crisis Management in Anesthesiology, Second Edition. Edited by Gaba D, Fish K, Howard S, Burden A. Elsevier 2015, pp 303-322.
  3. Anesthesiology Written Board: Essential Topics, First Edition. Edited by Tanaka P. Co-edited by Udani A, Vendramin D, Valente E, Shiohara F, Carvalho F, Lopes M, Tuleski P, Silva R. Curitiba, Brazil 2014
  4. Agarwala A, Udani A, Hannenberg A. Using Cognitive Aids in Anesthesiology. American Society of Anesthesiologists Patient Safety Module. Schaumburg, IL 2016. Course link.
  5. Kumar A, Udani AD: Subspecialties of Anesthesiology: Regional Anesthesia. In: Comprehensive Textbook of Healthcare Simulation: Anesthesiology Edition. In press.