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Lara Ferrario, M.D.

Assistant Professor

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Education and Post-Graduate Training

  • M.D., Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University of Milan, Milan, Italy
  • Critical Care Elective Internship, Policlinic Hospital, Milan, Italy
  • Anesthesia Research Fellow, State University of New York, Syracuse, New York
  • Anesthesia and Critical Care Resident, University of Milan, Policlinic Hospital, Milan, Italy
  • Anesthesiology Rotating Internship, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Illinois
  • Anesthesiology Resident, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Illinois
  • Anesthesiology Resident, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, Texas

Professional Experience

  • Director, Neuroanesthesia, Department of Anesthesiology, he University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, Texas,7/2009 – Present
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, Texas, 2003 – Present
  • Attending Anesthesiologist, Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston, Texas, 2003 – Present

Certification

  • American Board of Anesthesiology, 2006-2016
  • European Board in Anesthesia and Intensive Care

Awards

  • 1994 Scientific Merit Award and Best Poster Presentation presented by the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine.
  • 1994/1995 Advanced Specialty Training in Foreign Countries Scholarship sponsored by the Ministry of Education, Italy

Research Experience

  • In vitro and in vivo measurements of acid-base balance.
  • Extacorporeal circulation for respiratory support in patients with the acute respiratory distress syndrome.
  • Multicenter, randomized study evaluating the complications of abdominal laparoscopic surgery.
  • Hemodynamic changes and pulmonary physiology and pathophysiology during artificial ventilation.
  • Effects of endogenous nitric oxide on segmental pulmonary vascular resistance in different physiological conditions by using the vascular occlusion technique in isolated-perfused rat lung preparations.
  • Effects of exposure to hyperbaric oxygen on blood rheology in the rat.
  • Effects of different durations of exposure to hyperbaric oxygen on plasmatic prostacyclin levels before and after treatment with oxygen radical scavengers.
  • Effects of different durations of exposure to hyperbaric oxygen on plasmatic cyclic-guanosine monophosphate (cGMP) before and after treatment with oxygen radical scavengers.
  • Direct measurement of exhaled nitric oxide concentration by using chemiluminescence technique in the isolated-perfused rabbit lung. Direct measurement of exhaled nitric oxide concentration by using chemiluminescence technique in two different preparations: isolated­perfused rat's lung vs. intact animal.
  • Effects of exposure to hyperbaric oxygen on exhaled nitric oxide in septic vs. control rats.

Selected Publications

  1. Hakim TS, Ferrario L, Freedman JC, Carlin RE, Camporesi EM. Segmental pulmonary vascular responses to ATP in rat lungs: role of nitric oxide. J Appl Physiol 82:852-8, 1997.
  2. Carlin RE, Ferrario L, Boyd JT, Camporesi EM, McGraw DJ, and Hakim TS. Determinants of nitric oxide in exhaled gas in isolated rabbit lung. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 155: 922-7, 1997.
  3. Hakim TS, Sugimori K, Ferrario L. Analysis of the double occlusion which provides four pressure gradients. Eur Respir J 9:2578-83, 1996.
  4. Ferrario L, Amin HM, Sugimori K, Camporesi EM, Hakim TS: Site of action of endogenous nitric oxide on pulmonary vasculature in rats. Pflugers Arch 432:523-7, 1996.
  5. Pelosi P, Solca M, Ravagnan I, Tubiolo D, Ferrario L, Gattinoni L: Effects of heat and moisture exchangers on minute ventilation, ventilatory drive, and work of breathing during pressure-support ventilation in acute respiratory failure. Crit Care Med 24:1184-8, 1996.
  6. Ferrario L, Amin HM, Camporesi EM, Hakim TS:  Measurement of expired nitric oxide concentration (eNO) in isolated lung preparation. Anesthesiology S85:Al140, 1996.
  7. Hakim TS, Ferrario L, Freedman JC, Carlin RE, Camporesi EM: Site of ATP-induced vascular contraction and dilation in the isolated rat lung. Anesthesiology S85:Al139, 1996.
  8. Amin HM, Ferrario L, Hakim TS, Camporesi EM:  Effect of different durations of exposure to hyperbaric oxygen on circulating prostacyclin in the rat. Undersea Hyperb Med S23:69, 1996.
  9. Ferrario L, Amin HM, Weissbrich 0, Hakim TS, and Camporesi EM:  Effects on hyperbaric oxygen exposure on exhaled nitric oxide concentration in a septic rat model. Undersea Hyperb Med S23: 68, 1996.
  10. Amin HM, Ferrario L, Sauro MD, Hakim TS, Camporesi EM: Effects of exposure to hyperbaric oxygen on nitric oxide production in the rat. FASEB 10:A1018, 1996.
  11. Amin HM, Ferrario L, Hakim TS, Camporesi EM: Effects of desferrioxamine versus PEG-superoxide dismutase on increased prostacyclin (PGI2) concentration after acute exposure to hyperbaric oxygen. FASEB 10:A356, 1996.
  12. Ferrario L, Amin HM, Camporesi EM, Hakim TS:  Exhaled nitric oxide in endotoxin-treated rats: isolated perfused lung versus intact animal. FASEB 10:A96, 1996.
  13. Carlin RE, Ferrario L, Boyd JT, McGraw DJ, Hakim TS:  Nitric oxide (NO) concentration in exhaled gas of rabbit lungs. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 153:A814, 1996.

Faculty Biography

Lara Ferrario, M.D.
  • Lara Ferrario, M.D.
    Assistant Professor
  • The University of Texas Medical School at Houston
    6431 Fannin Street, MSB 5.020
    Houston, Texas 77030
  • e-mail: Lara.Ferrario@uth.tmc.edu