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Thomas J. Papadimos, M.D.

Thomas J. Papadimos, M.D.Professor of Anesthesiology


  • M.D., Medical University of Ohio, 1978
  • M.P.H., Johns Hopkins University, 1984


  • Internship, Naval Regional Medical Center, Portsmouth, VA 07/78-06/79
  • Pathology Resident, National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD 07/81-06/82
  • General Preventive Medicine Residency, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 07/83-06/85
  • Anesthesiology Residency, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 07/92-12/94
  • Critical Care Fellowship, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL/Rochester, MN 12/96-12/97

Board Certified

  • Diplomate, American Board of Anesthesiology
  • Diplomate, Critical Care Medicine (Anesthesiology)


Publications for Thomas J. Papadimos, M.D.


Evans DC, Forbes R, Jones C, Cotterman R, Njoku C, Thongrong C, Tulman D, Bergese SD, Thomas S, Papadimos TJ, Stawicki SP.  Continuous versus bolus tube feeds: Does the modality affect glycemic variability, tube feeding volume, caloric intake, or insulin utilization? International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science 2016;6:9-15.

 Sikka V, Chattu VK, Popli RK, Galwankar SC, Kelkar D, Sawicki SG, Stawicki SP, Papadimos TJ. The emergence of Zika virus as a global health threat: A review and consensus statement of the INDO-US Working Group (JWG). Journal of Global Infectious Diseases 2016;8:3-15.

Saranteas T, Panou F, Manikis D, Mavrogenis A, Kostopanagiotou G, Panou F, Papadimos T.  Intraoperative pocket-sized echocardiography for haemodynamic instability during spinal anaesthesia in elderly orthopaedic patients. British Journal of Anesthesia 2016;116(4):556-557.

Papadimos TJ, Sipes AC, Lyaker MR, Murphy CV, Tsavoussis A, Pappada SM.  The importance of emotional intelligence to leadership in an academic health center. The International Journal of Academic Medicine 2016 January-June;2(1):57-67.

Papadimos TJ. The bent twig of humanity and the physician as a serious man: How the thoughts of Isaiah Berlin and Simone de Beauvoir may explain the fracture of medical independence and practice. International Journal of Academic Medicine 2016 January-June;2(1):89-94. 

Styskel B, Wernick B, Mubang RN, Papadimos TJ, Stawicki SP. Retained Surgical Instruments: A review.  The International Journal of Academic Medicine 2016 January-June; 2(1):5-21.

Pappada SM, Papadimos TJ, Lipps J, Feeney JJ, Durkee KT, Galster SM, Winfield S, Pfeil S, Castellon-Larios K, Bhandary SB, Stoicea N, Moffat-Bruce SM.  Establishing an instrumented environment for simulation-based training of healthcare providers: an initial proof of concept. International Journal of Academic Medicine 2016 January-June; 2(1); 32-40.

Wernick B, Wojda TR, Wallner A, Yanagawa F, Firstenberg MS, Papadimos TJ, Stawicki SP. Brain Drain in Academic Medicine: Dealing with Personnel Departures and Loss of Talent. International Journal of Academic Medicine January-June 2016;2(1);68-77. 

Stawicki SP, Styskel B, Mubang RN, Wernick B, Papadimos TJ. Retained surgical items: Building on cumulative experience. International Journal of Academic Medicine 2016;2(1);5-21.

Tang W, Wang Q, Shi K, Dong J, Lin S, Zhao S, Wu C, Xia Y, Papadimos TJ, Xu X.  The effect of lipid emulsion on pharmacokinetics of bupivacaine in rates: Long-chain triglyceride vs. long- and medium-chain triglyceride. Anesthesia & Analgesia 2016;23(5):1116-1122. 

Elefritz JL, Murphy C, Papadimos TJ, Lyaker MR. The role of methadone for analgesia in the critically ill. Journal of Intensive Care 2016;34:84-88.

Papadimos T and Stroud J: F1000Prime Recommendation of Evaluation [Silverberg MJ et al., Crit Care Med 2015, 43(3):636-41]. In F1000Prime, 10 Jun 2016; DOI: 10.3410/f.725264474.793519253.

Luo M, Xia Y, Jin Z, Chen C, Bao M, Feng X, Pan L, Wang X, Papadimos TJ, Xu X. Giving priority to lipid administration can reduce lung injury caused by epinephrine in bupivacaine-induced cardiac arrest. Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine 2016;41(4):46-476. 

[Republication] Otey AJ, Houser JS, Jones C, Evans DC, Dalai PP, Whitmill ML, Levine EJ, McKimmie RL, Papadimos TJ, Steinberg SM, Bergese SD, Stawicki SP. Examination of financial charges associated with intentional foreign body ingestion by prisoners: A pattern of escalation. International Journal of Academic Medicine 2016;2(Suppl S1):6-9.

Evans DC, Firstenberg MS, Galwankar SC, Moffatt-Bruce SD, Nanda S, O’Mara MS, Papadimos TJ, Stawicki SP. What’s new in academic medicine? Celebrating the decade-long journey from OPUS 12 Scientist to International Journal of Academic Medicine. International Journal of Academic Medicine 2016;2, Suppl S1:1.

[Republication] Prabhav P, Kelley N, Papadimos TJ, Bahner DP, Stawicki SP. Correlations between venous collapsibility and common hemodynamic and ventilatory parameters: A multivariable assessment. International Journal of Academic Medicine 2016;2(Suppl S1):25-33. 

[Republication] Prabhav P, Kelley N, Papadimos TJ, Bahner DP, Stawicki SP. Correlations between venous collapsibility and common hemodynamic and ventilatory parameters: A multivariable assessment. International Journal of Academic Medicine 2016;2(Suppl S1):25-33. 

Stawicki SP, Papadimos TJ, Bahner DP, Evans DC, Jones C. Correlations between pulmonary artery pressures and inferior vena cava collapsibility in critically ill surgical patients. International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science 2016;6(4):194-199.

Barry N, Wodja TR, Evans DC, Sharpe RP, Hoff WS, Thomas P, Cipolla J, Hoey BA, Galwankar SC, Stahl DL, Papadimos TJ, Stawicki SP. An exploratory, hypothesis-generating, meta-analytic study of damage control resuscitation in acute hemorrhagic shock: at what plasma-to-packed red blood ratio is the morbidity-mortality equation optimized? International Journal of Academic Medicine 2016;2(2):159-172. 

Ranjan A, Kumar R, Sinha A, Nanda S, Vaenza PL, Dave KA, Collette M, Papadimos TJ, Stawicki SP. Competing for impact and prestige:  Deciphering the ‘alphabet soup’ of academic publications and faculty productivity. The International Journal of Academic Medicine 2016; 2(2):187-202.

Bhandary SP, Otey AJ, Papadimos TJ, Crestanello JA, George BS, Turner KR. Post transcatheter aortic valve replacement shock: Value of multimodal imaging. F1000Research 2016;5;2032. DOI:10.12688/f1000research.9047.1.

Saranteas T, Manikis D, Mavrogenis A, Papadimos TJ, Kostopanagiotou G, Panou F.  Intraoperative TTE inferior vena cava monitoring in elderly orthopaedic patients with cardiac disease and spinal-induced hypotension. Journal of Clinical Monitoring 2016 DOI 10.1007/s10877-1016-992-9.

Bhandary SP, Lipps J, Winfield SR, Abdel-Rasoul M, Stoicea N, Pappada SM, Papadimos TJ. NASA task load index scale to evaluate the cognitive workload during cardiac anesthesia based simulation scenarios. International Journal of Anesthesiology & Research 2016;4(8):300-304.

Papadimos T and Stroud J: F1000Prime Recommendation of [McMullen M et al., Simul Healthc 2016, 11(3):157-63]. In F1000Prime, 05 Oct 2016; DOI: 10.3410/f.726411358.793523222.

Butryn T, Cornejo K, Wojda TR, Papadimos TJ, Gerlach AT, Lina D, Sethi A, Stawicki SP. Keys to success in clinical trials: a practical review. International Journal of Academic Medicine 2016;2(2):203-216.

Harry L. Anderson III, Bonnie Arquilla, Michael S. Firstenberg, Manish Garg, Sagar C. Galwankar, Vicente H. Gracias, Bhakti Hansoti, Donald Jeanmonod, Rebecca Jeanmonod, Susan D. Moffatt-Bruce, Sudip Nanda, Lorenzo Paladino, Thomas J. Papadimos, Joseph V. Sakran, Richard P. Sharpe, Stanislaw P. Stawicki, Mamta Swaroop. Mission statement of the American College of Academic International Medicine: Empowering individuals, nurturing wellness, promoting excellence, stimulating minds, striving for sustainability, and celebrating inclusion. International Journal of Academic Medicine 2016; 2:121-126.

Book Chapter

Satyapriya S, Lyaker M, Rozychi AJ, Papadimos TJ. Sedation, analgesia, and delirium in ECMO patients. In Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation In: Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: Advances in therapy. Firstenberg M, editor. Intech publications, September 2016. DOI: 10.5772/61536.


Pappada SM, Feeney J, Moffatt-Bruce S, Papadimos TJ.  Investigating a novel sepsis risk index for use in an intelligent antibiotic decision support system. Society of Critical Care Medicine, Orlando, FL, Feb. 2016.

Castellon-Larios K, Pappada SM, Uribe A, Papadimos TJ.  A novel decision support system for optimizing glycemic control in the hospital/critical care setting. Society of Critical Care Medicine, Orlando, FL, Feb. 2016.

Bhatt A, Tripathi R, Crestanello J, Moffatt-Bruce, SD, Kilic A, Papadimos T, Whitson B. VV-ECLS for respiratory failure. ASAIO, San Francisco, CA, June 2016.

Tolentino J, Harris R, Massa A, Foltz D, Portner M, Stolzfus JC, Deringer P, Sabol DM, Papadimos TJ, Stawicki SP. Polypharmacy-comorbidity score is an independent predictor of hospital mortality and readmissions for medical-surgical patients across all age groups. American College of Surgeons October 2016, Washington, D.C.

Butryn T, Wojda TR, Cornejo KV, Papadimos TJ, Gerlach AT, Deb L, Sethi A, Kramer C, Stawicki SP. Clinical Trials: Formula for Success. SOCRA Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada, October 2016.

Stoicea N; Aria-Morales CE; Slawski D; Gonzalez-Zacharias AA; Uribe, A; Mavarez-Martinez A; Papadimos TJ. Outcomes in transfused uncomplicated cardiac surgery patients. ESRA Congress; Maastrich, Netherlands, Sep 7-10, 2016.

Bhatt AM, Tripathi RS, Crestanello J, Kilic A, Moffat-Bruce S, Papadimos TJ, Whtison BA.  Early tracheostomy in patients undergoing veno-venous extracorporeal life support improves survival. ASAIO June 15-18, 2016, San Francisco, CA. Poster and podium presentation.

Last Updated: 2/16/18