Semin Neurol 2008; 28(5): 599
DOI: 10.1055/s-0028-1105979
INTRODUCTION TO GUEST EDITORS

© Thieme Medical Publishers

Romergryko Geocadin and Matthew Koenig

Karen L. Roos1
  • 1John and Nancy Nelson Professor of Neurology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana
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Publication History

Publication Date:
29 December 2008 (online)

The Guest Editors of this issue of Seminars in Neurology on the Neurological Consultation in the Intensive Care Unit are Romer Geocadin, M.D. and Matt Koenig, M.D. Dr. Geocadin is Associate Professor of Neurology, Neurological Surgery and Anesthesiology-Critical Care Medicine in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is the Director of the Neurosciences Critical Care Unit at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and Associate Director of the Neurosciences Critical Care Division, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. Dr. Koenig is Assistant Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Anesthesiology-Critical Care Medicine in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

This is Dr. Geocadin's second issue of Seminars in Neurology as Guest Editor. He previously put together the outstanding issue on Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy in September 2006.

Dr. Geocadin earned a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of the Philippines and a Doctor of Medicine at the University of East-Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center College of Medicine. He trained in Neurology at the New York University Medical Center and did a Clinical and Research Fellowship in Neurosciences Critical Care at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Dr. Koenig earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at Earlham College and a Doctor of Medicine at the University of Maryland. He trained in Neurology at Johns Hopkins and did a Neurocritical Care Fellowship at Johns Hopkins.

In addition to the issue on Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy, Dr. Geocadin has been the Guest Editor of an issue of Neurologic Clinics of North America on Brain Injury and Cardiac Arrest and an issue of Neurologic Clinics of North America on Neurologic Critical Care. He has also been a Guest Editor of Critical Care Clinics of North America on Neurologic Critical Care and a Guest Editor of an issue of Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America on Neurological Emergencies. We are delighted that he has joined the Editorial Board of Seminars in Neurology. Dr. Geocadin has provided an extensive amount of scholarly work on the pathophysiology and management of global cerebral ischemia and neurological prognostication following cardiac arrest. He has done considerable work on the neuroanatomy and physiology of intracranial pressure. He has had research funding for cortical brain injury monitoring via quantitative EEG analysis and evoked potential monitoring, as well as hypothermic neuroprotection after cardiac arrest. His current research interests also include the basic mechanisms of ischemic brain injury and he is working on a novel clinical monitor for ischemic brain injury and recovery and a clinical monitor related to acute intracranial mass lesions. He and Dr. Koenig have collaborated on several occasions on topics such as the safety of induced hypertension therapy in acute ischemic stroke patients, quantitative EEG and neurological recovery with therapeutic hypothermia after asphyxial cardiac arrest in an experimental model, therapeutic hypothermia and related neuroprotective strategies for brain injury after cardiac arrest and improving neurological outcomes postcardiac arrest. Their most recent article was published in the journal Neurology on the medical reversal of transtentorial herniation.

Dr. Koenig has a very impressive resume for someone who is only a few months out of Fellowship. He has written seven book chapters that are either published or in press and presented 23 abstracts. His poster presentation at the 2007 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology was selected for the Conference Highlights section and his platform presentation at the 2007 American Heart Association Scientific Sessions was selected for the Junior Investigator Award.

The contributors to this issue have provided us with their tremendous clinical expertise on the neurological consultation in the ICU. We are terribly grateful to all of the contributors and to Drs. Geocadin and Koenig for this issue of Seminars in Neurology.

Karen L Roos, M.D. 

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