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Nathalia Jimenez, MD, MPH

Nathalia Jimenez, MD, MPH

Anesthesia

On staff since December 2003

Academic Title: Assisstant Professor

Research Center: Center for Clinical and Translational Research

Making A Difference

  • Why Pain Meds Make Some Kids Sick

    A genetic variation in a regulatory protein may predispose children to side effects from opioids – a finding that may change how pain meds are prescribed. ... cont.

Overview

Medical/Professional School

Universidad Javeriana, Bogota
University of Washington School of Public Health , Seattle
University of Washington School of Public Health , Seattle

Residency

Anesthesiology, Hospital San Ignacio, Bogota

Fellowship

Anesthesiology, Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center, Seattle

Clinical Interests

Pain in minority populations; study of genetic and environmental factors on the assessment and treatment of pain and its consequences in health care delivery

Research Focus Area

Translational Research

Awards and Honors

Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
Center for Clinical and Translational Research Junior Investigator award June 2011
Nominee from the University of Washington for the Nickens faculty fellowship April 2011
Judy Su Research Award. Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine University of Washinghton 2010
Selected for participation at the AAMC 2009 Early Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar 2009
Award for Best Scientific Abstract for junior faculty Academy of Pediatrics Section on Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine 2005
First place Oral presentation, Section on Pediatrics. Western Anesthesia Residents Conference 2004

Publications

  • Nathalia Jimenez, MD, MPH
    Impact of parental English proficiency and interpreted care on acute postoperative pain management
    Hosp Pediatr , 2014 : 423-30
  • Nathalia Jimenez, MD, MPH
    Anesthetic considerations for patients suffering from Merosin-deficient congenital muscular dystrophy
    Orphan Anesthesia , 2013
  • Nathalia Jimenez, MD, MPH
    Hemodynamic instability during prone spine surgery in a patient with merosin deficient congenital muscular dystrophy
    Paediatr Anaesth , 2013 : 23(3)294-6
  • Short term, intermediate and long term disparities in disability after traumatic brain injury among Hispanic children and adolescents
  • Impact of parental English proficiency and interpreted care on acute postoperative pain management
  • Jimenez N, Anderson GD, Shen DD, Nielsen SS, Farin FM, Seidel K, Lynn AM
    Is ethnicity associated with morphine's side effects in children? Morphine pharmacokinetics, analgesic response, and side effects in children having tonsillectomy.
    Paediatric anaesthesia , 2012 July : 22(7)669-75
  • Jimenez N, Moreno G, Leng M, Buchwald D, Morales LS
    Patient-Reported Quality of Pain Treatment and Use of Interpreters in Spanish-Speaking Patients Hospitalized for Obstetric and Gynecological Care.
    Journal of general internal medicine , 2012 July
  • Lopez-Guisa JM, Powers C, File D, Cochrane E, Jimenez N, Debley JS
    Airway epithelial cells from asthmatic children differentially express proremodeling factors.
    The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology , 2012 Apr, : 129(4)990-7.e6
  • Rampersad S, Jimenez N, Lynn A
    Reply to Aidan Cullen Re: Two-agent analgesia versus acetaminophen in children having bilateral myringotomies and tubes surgery, letter.
    Paediatric anaesthesia , 2011 Nov. : 21(11)1164-5
  • Nathalia Jimenez, MD
    Anesthesia for muscle biopsy with undiagnosed myopathy
    In Essence of Anesthesia Practice, MF Roizen and LA Fleisher (eds), 3rd edition, WB Saunders Company , 2011
  • Nathalia Jimenez, MD
    Review of Pain and Painful Conditions among American Indians and Alaska Natives
    J Pain , 2011 : 12(5)511 - 522
  • Nathalia Jimenez, MD
    Attitudes, Patterns of Recommendation, and Communication of Pediatric Providers About Complementary and Alternative Medicine in a Large Metropolitan Childrens Hospital.
    Clinical Pediatr , 2011 : 50153
  • Jimenez N, Seidel K, Martin LD, Rivara FP, Lynn AM
    Perioperative analgesic treatment in Latino and non-Latino pediatric patients.
    Journal of health care for the poor and underserved , 2010 Feb. : 229-36
  • Nathalia Jimenez, MD
    Two Agent Analgesia Versus Acetaminophen in Children Having Bilateral Myringotomies and tubes (BM&T) surgery.
    Pediatric Anesth , 2010 : 20(11)1028-35
  • Nathalia Jimenez, MD
    Anesthetic Considerations for Patients with Mitochondrial Disorders
    Curr Rev Clin Anesth , 2009 : 29(25)301 - 316
  • Eisses MJ, Jimenez N, Permut L, Jones TK, Jonmarker C
    Absent aortocoronary connections in a neonate with pulmonary atresia and an intact ventricular septum.
    Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia , 2008 Feb. : 22(1)98-101
  • Eisses MJ, Jimenez N, Permut L, Jones TK, Jonmarker C
    Absent aortocoronary connections in a neonate with pulmonary atresia and an intact ventricular septum.
    Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia , 2008 Feb. : 98-101
  • Nathalia Jimenez, MD
    Participation of pediatric patients in clinical studies. Does enrollment differ based on ethnicity
    Anesthesiology; 109A 1004 , 2008
  • Nathalia Jimenez, MD
    Acupuncture Therapy for Prevention of Emergence Delirium in Children Undergoing General Anesthesia.
    Medical Acupuncture , 2008 : 20(3)151 - 154
  • Jimenez N, Posner KL, Cheney FW, Caplan RA, Lee LA, Domino KB
    An update on pediatric anesthesia liability: a closed claims analysis.
    Anesthesia and analgesia , 2007 Jan. : 147-53
  • Jimenez N, Bradford H, Seidel KD, Sousa M, Lynn AM
    A comparison of a needle-free injection system for local anesthesia versus EMLA for intravenous catheter insertion in the pediatric patient.
    Anesthesia and analgesia , 2006 Feb. : 411-4
  • Nathalia Jimenez, MD
    Acupuncture Therapy for prevention of emergence delirium in children undergoing general anesthesia
  • Nathalia Jimenez, MD
    Trends in pediatric anesthesia malpractice claims over three decades
    Anesthesiology 103: A1309 , 2005
  • Nathalia Jimenez, MD
    Trends in pediatric anesthesia malpractice claims over the last three decades
    ASA Newsletter , 2005 : 69(6)8-9, 12
  • Nathalia Jimenez, MD
    Cerebral Palsy
    In: Pediatric Anesthesia Practice, Litman RS (ed), Cambridge University Press , 2004 : 7 - 8
  • Nathalia Jimenez, MD
    English Proficiency, use of interpreters and Postoperative Pain Treatment in Hospitalized Children.
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med
  • Nathalia Jimenez, MD
    Is ethnicity associated with opioids side effects in children? A study on morphine pharmacokinetics and clinical response among surgical patients
    Pediatric Anesthesia
  • Nathalia Jimenez, MD
    English proficiency and postoperative pain treatment in hospitalized children
  • Nathalia Jimenez, MD
    Genetic Variation in -arrestin2 and Morphine Side Effects in Children
  • Nathalia Jimenez, MD
    English Proficiency, Interpreter Services and Patient Satisfaction with Pain Treatment
  • Nathalia Jimenez, MD
    Differences in pediatric morphine pharmacodynamics preliminary results
  • Nathalia Jimenez, MD
    Use of Simbaby To Train a Newly Formed Team in Pediatric Radiation-Oncology
  • Nathalia Jimenez, MD
    Participation of pediatric patients in clinical studies. Does enrollment differ based on ethnicity?
  • Nathalia Jimenez, MD
    Acupuncture Therapy for Prevention of Emergence Delirium in Children Undergoing General Anesthesia
  • Nathalia Jimenez, MD
    Trends in pediatric anesthesia malpractice claims over three decades
  • Nathalia Jimenez, MD
    Trends in pediatric anesthesia malpractice claims over three decades
  • Nathalia Jimenez, MD
    Anesthesia for patients with Cerebral Palsy.
    Strategies in Pediatric Anesthesia Palmbook/Software

Presentations

Presentations Title Event Location Date
Total intravenous anesthesia and spinal neuromonitoring, Post-operative pain management in children 10th Course in Pediatric Anesthesia Fundacion Valle de Lili, Cali-Colombia May 23, 2014
Total intravenous anesthesia for airway surgery; Total intravenous anesthesia and spinal neuromonitoring 4th Mexican Pediatric Anesthesia National Meeting Mexico City, Mexico March 2014
Morphine pharmacogenetics in Hispanic children-practical and ethical Public Health Genetics seminar, University of Washington-School of Public Health Seattle, WA Nov. 2013
Influence of race and ethnicity in pediatric pain 27th National Meeting Society for Pediatric Anesthesia, Special Interest Group Pediatric Pain Medicine Las Vegas, NV 2013

Research Funding

Grant Title Grantor Amount Award Date
Effects of polymorphisms in the ?-opioid receptor and other opioid related genes on analgesic response and side effects to morphine in Latino pediatric patients, a replication study in a cohort of South American subjects. Principal investigator University of Washington $15042 May 2012 - May 2013
Effect of Acculturation on Pain in Latinos in the US Diversity Research Supplement under 3U01DK085658-0381 $153,992 July 2010 - July 2012
Effects of Polymorphisims in the u-opiod receptor and UDP-glucuronyltransferase genes on analgesic response and sides effects to morphine in Latino and non-Latino pediatric patients ITHS Small Pilot Grants $9,620 Jan. 2010 - Jan. 2011
Differences in Morphine Pharmacokinetics between Latino and Non-Latino Caucasian pediatric patients Anesthesiology Department Research Funds $10,000 Feb. 2007 - Dec. 2008
Differences in post-operative analgesia between Hispanic and Caucasian pediatric patients Children's Hospital Steering Committee funds for statistical analysis $1,500 Sept. 2006