Young Investigator Award

Congratulations to the 2021 Award Winners:

Young Investigator Winner:

Peripartum ECMO for COVID-19

Kasey Grewe, MD, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA


Young Investigator – 1st Runner Up:                               

The neuroprotective effects of metformin: Insights from rodent cardiac arrest and in vitro ischemia-reperfusion of neurons and astrocytes

Santiago J Miyara, MD, Elmezzi Graduate School of Molecular Medicine, Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research, Manhasset, NY


Young Investigator – 2nd Runner Up:

Cardiac Output Estimation by Analysis of Arterial Blood Pressure Waveform versus Continuous Pulmonary Artery Thermodilution in Post Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care Unit Patients

Ashish K Khanna, MD, FCCP, FCCM, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC


The Young Investigator Award is awarded annually to the three (3) top scoring abstracts submitted to the SOCCA Annual Meeting by early-stage anesthesiologists. The awardees exemplify the Society’s mission to educate anesthesiologists in the care of critically ill patients and to foster the knowledge and practice of critical care medicine by anesthesiologists. The awardees will present orally during the Young Investigator Awards Session.


The abstract must be submitted to the SOCCA Annual Meeting.

The presenting author indicated in the abstract submission:

  • Must have an active SOCCA Membership.
  • Will receive the prize.
  • Must provide an oral presentation (10 min. oral presentation, plus 3 min. for Q&A; Max of 10 slides) during the Young Investigator Awards Session at the SOCCA Annual Meeting is required in order to receive the award.
    Note: The Young Investigator Award cannot be presented by a co-author.


Young Investigator Award – Winner

  • Plaque during the SOCCA Annual Meeting
  • $1000 after the SOCCA Annual Meeting

Young Investigator Award – 1st and 2nd Runners up

  • Certificate during the SOCCA Annual Meeting