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profileLisa Rae Leffert, M.D.

TitleAssociate Professor of Anaesthesia
InstitutionMassachusetts General Hospital
DepartmentAnaesthesia
AddressMassachusetts General Hospital
Gray/Jackson 444
55 Fruit St
Boston MA 02114
Phone617/724-9484
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  1. Bateman BT, Cole NM, Maeda A, Burns SM, Houle TT, Huybrechts KF, Clancy CR, Hopp SB, Ecker JL, Ende H, Grewe K, Raposo Corradini B, Schoenfeld RE, Sankar K, Day LJ, Harris L, Booth JL, Flood P, Bauer ME, Tsen LC, Landau R, Leffert LR. Patterns of Opioid Prescription and Use After Cesarean Delivery. Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Jul; 130(1):29-35. PMID: 28594763.
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  2. Prabhu M, McQuaid-Hanson E, Hopp S, Burns SM, Leffert LR, Landau R, Lauffenburger JC, Choudhry NK, Kaimal A, Bateman BT. A Shared Decision-Making Intervention to Guide Opioid Prescribing After Cesarean Delivery. Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Jul; 130(1):42-46. PMID: 28594762.
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  3. Leffert LR, Dubois HM, Butwick AJ, Carvalho B, Houle TT, Landau R. Neuraxial Anesthesia in Obstetric Patients Receiving Thromboprophylaxis With Unfractionated or Low-Molecular-Weight Heparin: A Systematic Review of Spinal Epidural Hematoma. Anesth Analg. 2017 Jul; 125(1):223-231. PMID: 28628578.
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  4. Miller EC, Gatollari HJ, Too G, Boehme AK, Leffert L, Marshall RS, Elkind MSV, Willey JZ. Risk Factors for Pregnancy-Associated Stroke in Women With Preeclampsia. Stroke. 2017 Jul; 48(7):1752-1759. PMID: 28546324.
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  5. Miller EC, Gatollari HJ, Too G, Boehme AK, Leffert L, Elkind MS, Willey JZ. Risk of Pregnancy-Associated Stroke Across Age Groups in New York State. JAMA Neurol. 2016 Dec 01; 73(12):1461-1467. PMID: 27775757.
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  6. Leffert L, Landau R. Integrating the New Thromboprophylaxis Guidelines Into Obstetric Anesthesia Practice. Anesth Analg. 2016 Oct; 123(4):809-11. PMID: 27636568.
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  7. Sigakis MJ, Leffert LR, Mirzakhani H, Sharawi N, Rajala B, Callaghan WM, Kuklina EV, Creanga AA, Mhyre JM, Bateman BT. The Validity of Discharge Billing Codes Reflecting Severe Maternal Morbidity. Anesth Analg. 2016 Sep; 123(3):731-8. PMID: 27387839.
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  8. McQuaid-Hanson E, Leffert LR, Bateman BT. Oral intake during labor: an alternative interpretation of recent data. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Nov; 215(5):672. PMID: 27349292.
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  9. Leffert LR, Clancy CR, Bateman BT, Cox M, Schulte PJ, Smith EE, Fonarow GC, Kuklina EV, George MG, Schwamm LH. Treatment patterns and short-term outcomes in ischemic stroke in pregnancy or postpartum period. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Jun; 214(6):723.e1-723.e11. PMID: 26709084.
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  10. Zaremba S, Mueller N, Heisig AM, Shin CH, Jung S, Leffert LR, Bateman BT, Pugsley LJ, Nagasaka Y, Duarte IM, Ecker JL, Eikermann M. Elevated upper body position improves pregnancy-related OSA without impairing sleep quality or sleep architecture early after delivery. Chest. 2015 Oct; 148(4):936-944. PMID: 25905714.
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  11. Leffert LR, Clancy CR, Bateman BT, Cox M, Schulte PJ, Smith EE, Fonarow GC, Schwamm LH, Kuklina EV, George MG. Patient Characteristics and Outcomes After Hemorrhagic Stroke in Pregnancy. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2015 Oct; 8(6 Suppl 3):S170-8. PMID: 26515206.
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  12. Leung Y, Fikry K, Shah B, Madapu M, Gaz RD, Leffert LR, Jiang Y. Continuous positive airway pressure with pressure support ventilation is effective in treating acute-onset bilateral recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy. A A Case Rep. 2015 Jun 01; 4(11):155-7. PMID: 26035222.
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  13. Leffert L. What's New in Obstetric Anesthesia: The 2014 Gerard W. Ostheimer Lecture. Anesth Analg. 2015 May; 120(5):1065-73. PMID: 25811260.
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  14. Leffert LR. What's new in obstetric anesthesia? Focus on preeclampsia. Int J Obstet Anesth. 2015 Aug; 24(3):264-71. PMID: 25936785.
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  15. Terry AR, Merker VL, Barker FG, Leffert L, Bateman BT, Souter I, Plotkin SR. Pregnancy complications in women with rare tumor suppressor syndromes affecting central and peripheral nervous system. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Jul; 213(1):108-9. PMID: 25687565.
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  16. Leffert LR, Clancy CR, Bateman BT, Bryant AS, Kuklina EV. Hypertensive disorders and pregnancy-related stroke: frequency, trends, risk factors, and outcomes. Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Jan; 125(1):124-31. PMID: 25560114; PMCID: PMC4445352.
  17. Liu Y, Pian-Smith MC, Leffert LR, Minehart RD, Torri A, Coté C, Kacmarek RM, Jiang Y. Continuous measurement of cardiac output with the electrical velocimetry method in patients under spinal anesthesia for cesarean delivery. J Clin Monit Comput. 2015 Oct; 29(5):627-34. PMID: 25510959.
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  18. Maeda A, Bateman BT, Clancy CR, Creanga AA, Leffert LR. Opioid abuse and dependence during pregnancy: temporal trends and obstetrical outcomes. Anesthesiology. 2014 Dec; 121(6):1158-65. PMID: 25405293.
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  19. Leffert LR, Schwamm LH. In reply. Anesthesiology. 2014 May; 120(5):1278. PMID: 24755789.
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  20. Mhyre JM, Tsen LC, Einav S, Kuklina EV, Leffert LR, Bateman BT. Cardiac arrest during hospitalization for delivery in the United States, 1998-2011. Anesthesiology. 2014 Apr; 120(4):810-8. PMID: 24694844; PMCID: PMC4445354.
  21. Jones HE, Deppen K, Hudak ML, Leffert L, McClelland C, Sahin L, Starer J, Terplan M, Thorp JM, Walsh J, Creanga AA. Clinical care for opioid-using pregnant and postpartum women: the role of obstetric providers. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2014 Apr; 210(4):302-310. PMID: 24120973.
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  22. Leffert LR, Schwamm LH. Neuraxial anesthesia in parturients with intracranial pathology: a comprehensive review and reassessment of risk. Anesthesiology. 2013 Sep; 119(3):703-18. PMID: 24137689.
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  23. Leffert LR, Schwamm LH. Neuraxial anesthesia in parturients with intracranial pathology: a comprehensive review and reassessment of risk. Anesthesiology. 2013 Sep; 119(3):703-18. PMID: 23584382.
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  24. Wanderer JP, Leffert LR, Mhyre JM, Kuklina EV, Callaghan WM, Bateman BT. Epidemiology of obstetric-related ICU admissions in Maryland: 1999-2008*. Crit Care Med. 2013 Aug; 41(8):1844-52. PMID: 23648568; PMCID: PMC3716838.
  25. Henke VG, Bateman BT, Leffert LR. Focused review: spinal anesthesia in severe preeclampsia. Anesth Analg. 2013 Sep; 117(3):686-93. PMID: 23868886.
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  26. Terry AR, Barker FG, Leffert L, Bateman BT, Souter I, Plotkin SR. Neurofibromatosis type 1 and pregnancy complications: a population-based study. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2013 Jul; 209(1):46.e1-8. PMID: 23535241.
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  27. Bryant A, Mhyre JM, Leffert LR, Hoban RA, Yakoob MY, Bateman BT. The association of maternal race and ethnicity and the risk of postpartum hemorrhage. Anesth Analg. 2012 Nov; 115(5):1127-36. PMID: 22886840.
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  28. Terry AR, Barker FG, Leffert L, Bateman BT, Souter I, Plotkin SR. Outcomes of hospitalization in pregnant women with CNS neoplasms: a population-based study. Neuro Oncol. 2012 Jun; 14(6):768-76. PMID: 22513749; PMCID: PMC3367848.
  29. Bateman BT, Olbrecht VA, Berman MF, Minehart RD, Schwamm LH, Leffert LR. Peripartum subarachnoid hemorrhage: nationwide data and institutional experience. Anesthesiology. 2012 Feb; 116(2):324-33. PMID: 22166951.
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  30. Mhyre JM, Bateman BT, Leffert LR. Influence of patient comorbidities on the risk of near-miss maternal morbidity or mortality. Anesthesiology. 2011 Nov; 115(5):963-72. PMID: 21934482.
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  31. Riley LE, Celi AC, Onderdonk AB, Roberts DJ, Johnson LC, Tsen LC, Leffert L, Pian-Smith MC, Heffner LJ, Haas ST, Lieberman ES. Association of epidural-related fever and noninfectious inflammation in term labor. Obstet Gynecol. 2011 Mar; 117(3):588-95. PMID: 21343762.
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  32. Tracy EE, Leffert LR, Clark VL, Ecker J. Regulatory and electronic alphabet soup: practice improvements and implications for providers. Technol Health Care. 2011; 19(5):341-7. PMID: 22027153.
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  33. Quaye AA, Raskin KA, Ecker JL, Leffert LR. Management of a parturient with high-grade osteosarcoma of the proximal femur: a multidisciplinary approach. Int J Obstet Anesth. 2010 Jul; 19(3):340-2. PMID: 20627530.
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  34. Bateman BT, Berman MF, Riley LE, Leffert LR. The epidemiology of postpartum hemorrhage in a large, nationwide sample of deliveries. Anesth Analg. 2010 May 01; 110(5):1368-73. PMID: 20237047.
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  35. Ko JY, Leffert LR. Clinical implications of neuraxial anesthesia in the parturient with scoliosis. Anesth Analg. 2009 Dec; 109(6):1930-4. PMID: 19923523.
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  36. Crimi E, Baggish A, Leffert L, Pian-Smith MC, Januzzi JL, Jiang Y. Images in cardiovascular medicine. Acute reversible stress-induced cardiomyopathy associated with cesarean delivery under spinal anesthesia. Circulation. 2008 Jun 10; 117(23):3052-3. PMID: 18541755.
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  37. Mashour GA, Schwamm LH, Leffert L. Intracranial subdural hematomas and cerebral herniation after labor epidural with no evidence of dural puncture. Anesthesiology. 2006 Mar; 104(3):610-2. PMID: 16508410.
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  38. Stoney M, Leffert L. Fetal Circulation and Placental Transfer of Drugs. Pian-Smith MCM, Leffert L, editors. Obstetric Anesthesia. 2005; in press.
  39. Dobbs C, Leffert L, Field J, Pian-Smith M. Uterine Rupture. Pian-Smith MCM, Leffert L, editors. Obstetric Anesthesia. 2005; in press.
  40. Meltzer J, Leffert L. Risk Management. Pian-Smith MCM, Leffert L, editors. Obstetric Anesthesia. 2005; in press.
  41. Albrecht M, Leffert L, Szabo M. Management of the Parturient with Neurologic Disease: Peripheral Nervous System. Pian-Smith MCM, Leffert L, editors. Obstetric Anesthesia. 2005; in press.
  42. Curriculum for Obstetric Anesthesia Residency. 2005.
  43. Hamburger A, Leffert L, Chao W. Local Anesthetic Pharmacology. Pian-Smith MCM, Leffert L, editors. Obstetric Anesthesia. 2005; in press.
  44. Stadlander K, Pian-Smith M, Leffert L. Relief of Labor Pain with Regional Anesthesia. Pian-Smith MCM, Leffert L, editors. Obstetric Anesthesia. 2005; in press.
  45. Pian-Smith MCM Leffert L, editors. Obstetric Anesthesia. 2005; in press.
  46. Dobbs C, Field J, Leffert L, Pian-Smith M. Management of TOLAC or VBAC. Pian-Smith MCM, Leffert L, editors. Obstetric Anesthesia. 2005; in press.
  47. Hapgood A, Field J, Koichi Y, Levine W, Jen T, Hamburger A, Leffert L, Xie Z, Pian-Smith M, Spiegel J. Drugs Commonly Used in Obstetrics. Pian-Smith MCM, Leffert L, editors. Obstetric Anesthesia. 2005; in press.
  48. Obstetric Anesthesia Goals and Objectives. 2005.
  49. Parekh SG, Leffert L, Raemer DB, Gardner R, Walzer TB, Pian-Smith M. Simulator Training for Obstetrical Crisis Management: An Effective Means of Promoting Teamwork. Anesthesiology. 2004; 100(Suppl 1).
  50. Maratea A, Ecker, J, Leffert, L, Pian-Smith, MCM . Altered vasoactivity as a Marker for Pre-eclampsia. Anesthesiology. 2003; (98 Suppl).
  51. Protocol for Outpatient Anesthesia Consults. 2003.
  52. Guidelines, BWH/MGH Joint Fellowship in Obstetric Anesthesia. 2003.
  53. Compensation Plan for Obstetric Anesthesia Division, DAAC. 2002.
  54. Pian-Smith MCM, Ecker J, Hsu K, Leffert LA. Endothelial Dysfunction in Pre-eclampsia: A Pilot Study with Non-Invasive Blood Pressure Waveform Analysis. Anesthesiology. 2002; 96(Suppl. 1).
  55. Guidelines, Senior Elective, Obstetric Anesthesia. 2002.
  56. Protocol for Care of the Parturient in the ICU. 2001.
  57. Leffert LR (co-author). Obstetric Anesthesia. 2001.
  58. Pham LH, Crowley M, Pian-Smith MCM, Leffert L, Datta S. . Mini-Dose intrathecal morphine: evaluation of post-cesarean section analgesia. SOAP Meeting Abstracts. 1997.
  59. Altering Performance Expectations: the persistence of status interventions. 1984.
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