Thomas M. Austin, MD

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology

Emory University School of Medicine

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

1405 Clifton Rd

Atlanta, Georgia 30322

Phone: 404-785-6670

Email: thomas.austin@emory.edu

Dr. Thomas M. Austin is a pediatric anesthesiologist at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, a tertiary care facility with a very high acuity, Level-1 trauma and transplant services. His clinical expertise includes the perioperative care of patients from the neonatal period through adulthood. His academic and research interests include medical literature education, study design and replicability, multivariate variable selection, and prediction models.

Medical School: Vanderbilt Medical School of Medicine, Nashville, TN

Internship: Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, TN

Residency: Anesthesiology, Vanderbilt Medical School of Medicine, Nashville, TN

Fellowship: Pediatric Anesthesiology, Vanderbilt Medical School of Medicine, Nashville, TN

Board Certification: American Board of Anesthesiology

Board Certification: American Board of Anesthesiology, Subspecialty Certification in Pediatrics

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pediatric Anesthesiology
  • Pediatric transplant anesthesiology
  • Pediatric trauma anesthesiology

Obremskey WT, Austin T, Crosby C, Driver R, Kurtz W, Shuler F, Kregor P. Detection of Orthopaedic Implants by Airport Metal Detectors. J Orthop Trauma 2007 Feb;21(2):129-132.

Cannada LK et al. A Retrospective Review of High-energy Femoral Neck-shaft Fractures. J Orthop Trauma 2009 Apr;23(4):254-260.

Delpire E; Austin TM. Kinase Regulation of Na+-K+-2Cl- Cotransport in Primary Afferent Neurons. J Physiol 2010 Sep;588:3365-3378.

Austin TM; Delpire EJ. Inhibition of KCC2 in Mouse Spinal Cord Neurons Leads to Hypersensitivity to Thermal Stimulation. Anes Anal 2011 Dec;113(2011):1509-1515.

Franklin A; Austin T. The Use of a Continuous Brachial Plexus Catheter to Facilitate Inpatient Rehabilitation in a Pediatric Patient with Refractory Upper Extremity Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. Pain Practice 2012 May;(2012 May 2).

Austin TM, Botta E, Sripada R. Monoplegia Following Vascular Transposition. J Clin Anesth 2013 Jan;25(2):162-164.

Austin T, Franklin A. Outpatient Rehabilitation of Pediatric Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. J Clin Anesth 2013 Sep;25(6):514-515.

Ponce-Coria J, Markadieu N, Austin TM, Flammang L, Rios K, Welling PA, Delpire E. A novel Ste20-related proline/alanine-rich kinase (SPAK)-independent pathway involving calcium binding protein 39 (Cab39) and serine threonine kinase with no lysine member 4 (WNK4) in the activation of Na-K-Cl cotransporters. The Journal of biological chemistry 2014 Jun;289(25):17680-8. PMID: 24811174 PMCID: PMC4067202.

Austin TM, Nannemann DP, Deluca SL, Meiler J, Delpire E. In silico analysis and experimental verification of OSR1 kinase - Peptide interaction. Journal of structural biology 2014 Jul;187(1):58-65. PMID: 24821279 PMCID: PMC4082687.

Austin TM, Lam HV, Shin NS, Daily BJ, Dunn PF, Sandberg WS. Elective change of surgeon during the OR day has an operationally negligible impact on turnover time. Journal of clinical anesthesia 2014 Aug;26(5):343-349. PMID: 25074630.

Lam H, Nguyen T, Austin T. Recurrent cardiomyopathy from recurrent pheochromocytoma in a pediatric patient. Paediatric anaesthesia 2014 Aug;24(8):888-889. PMID: 25039877.

Shisler D, Austin TM, Delpire E, Sawyer DB, Pandey AK. Syndrome of severe pain associated with a continuous bumetanide infusion. International journal of cardiology 2014 Oct; 177(2): e61 PMID: 25304072.

Lam H, Kiberenge R, Nguyen T, Sobey JH, Austin T. Anesthetic management of a patient with isovaleric acidemia. A & A case reports 2015 Feb;4(3):37-38. PMID: 25642957.

Nguyen TT, Lam H, Phillips M, Edwards C, Austin TM. Intraoperative Optimization to Decrease Postoperative PRBC Transfusion in Children Undergoing Craniofacial Reconstruction. Paediatric anaesthesia 2015 Mar;25(3):294-300.

Lam H, Dare S, Nguyen T, Austin T. Anesthesia for a pediatric patient with cardiofaciocutaneous syndrome. A & A case reports 2015 Apr;4(7):95-96. PMID: 25827862.

Whitney GM, Woods MC, France DJ, Austin TM, Deegan RJ, Paroskie A, Booth GS, Young PP, Dmochowski RR, Sandberg WS, Pilla MA. Reducing intraoperative red blood cell unit wastage in a large academic medical center. Transfusion. 2015 Nov;55(11):2752-2758.

Nguyen TT, Hill S, Austin TM, Whitney G, Wellons JC, Lam HV. Utilizing Blood Sparing Surgical Techniques and Transfusion Algorithms is Associated with Decrease Blood Administration for Children Undergoing Primary Open Craniosynostosis Repair. J Neurosurg Pediatr 2015 Nov; 16(5): 556-563.

Lam H, Nguyen TT, Austin TM. Routine Epidurography for Epidural Placement in Anesthetized Pediatric Patients.  Paediatric anaesthesia 2016 Mar;26(3):326-327.

Lam H, Kitzman J, Matthews R, Young L, Austin TM.  Symptomatic Endotracheal Tube Obstruction in Infants Intubated with Microcuff® Endotracheal Tubes.  Paediatric anaesthesia 2016 Jul;26(7):767-8.

Phillips M, Willis B, Lam HV, Nguyen TT, Austin TM. Bimodal Analgesia Versus Fentanyl in Pediatric Patients Undergoing Bilateral Myringotomy and Tympanostomy Tube Placement: A Propensity Matched Cohort Study. Journal of clinical anesthesia 2016 Aug;32:162-8.

Published Abstracts:

Austin TM, Nannemann DL, Meiler J, Delpire E. Analysis of OSR1 kinase-peptide binding substrate interaction through computational protein docking software . FASEB J 2014 Apr;28(893.37).

Austin TM, Delpire E. Computational Analysis of the PF2-like Domain of WNK4. Anesth Analg 2014 May;2014(118):S-199.

Phillps ML, Lam HV, Nguyen TT, Austin TM. The Use of Ketorolac for Postoperative Analgesia in Children Undergoing Myringotomy and Placement of Equalization Tubes. Anesth Analg 2014 May;2014(118):S-256.

 Nguyen TT, Lam HV, Austin TM. Transfusion Algorithms Decrease Blood Transfusion in Children Undergoing Craniofacial Reconstruction. Anesth Analg 2014 May;2014(118):S-268.

Austin TM, Deluca S, Meiler J, Delpire E. Computational modeling suggests a mechanism of inhibition of SPAK/OSR1 by a known RFxV pocket inhibitor. FASEB J 2015 Apr;29(845.20).

Austin TM, Jorge L, Lam H, Orihuela G, Halliday N, Stein AS, Brosius KK. Factors Associated with Post-Reperfusion Syndrome in Pediatric Patients Undergoing Liver Transplantation at Two Academic Centers. Anesth Analg 2016 May;2016(122):S-143.

Nguyen TT, Lam H, Austin TM.  Utilizing the Entire Unit of PRBCs Intraoperatively for Craniosynostosis Reconstruction to Decrease Multiple Donor Exposure. Anesth Analg 2016 May;2016(122):S-248.

Nguyen TT, Lam H, Austin TM. Determining the Effects on Different Doses of Aminocaproic Acid on Fibrinolysis for Primary Craniosynostosis Reconstruction. Anesth Analg 2016 May;2016(122):S-249.

Anesthesia for a pediatric patient with cardiofaciocutaneous syndrome.
Lam H, Dare S, Nguyen T, Austin T.
A A Case Rep. 2015 Apr 1;4(7):95-6. doi: 10.1213/XAA.0000000000000129.
PMID: 25827862

Anesthetic management of a patient with isovaleric acidemia.
Lam H, Kiberenge R, Nguyen T, Sobey JH, Austin T.
A A Case Rep. 2015 Feb 1;4(3):37-8. doi: 10.1213/XAA.0000000000000096.
PMID: 25642957

Intraoperative optimization to decrease postoperative PRBC transfusion in children undergoing craniofacial reconstruction.
Nguyen TT, Lam HV, Phillips M, Edwards C, Austin TM.
Paediatr Anaesth. 2015 Mar;25(3):294-300. doi: 10.1111/pan.12600. Epub 2014 Dec 11.
PMID: 25495602 

Syndrome of severe pain associated with a continuous bumetanide infusion.
Shisler D, Austin TM, Delpire E, Sawyer DB, Pandey AK.
Int J Cardiol. 2014 Dec 15;177(2):e61-2. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2014.09.160. Epub 2014 Oct 5.
PMID: 25304072

Elective change of surgeon during the OR day has an operationally negligible impact on turnover time.
Austin TM, Lam HV, Shin NS, Daily BJ, Dunn PF, Sandberg WS.
J Clin Anesth. 2014 Aug;26(5):343-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinane.2014.02.008. Epub 2014 Jul 26.
PMID: 25074630 

Recurrent cardiomyopathy from recurrent pheochromocytoma in a pediatric patient.
Lam H, Nguyen T, Austin T.
Paediatr Anaesth. 2014 Aug;24(8):888-9. doi: 10.1111/pan.12455.
PMID:25039877 

In silico analysis and experimental verification of OSR1 kinase - Peptide interaction.
Austin TM, Nannemann DP, Deluca SL, Meiler J, Delpire E.
J Struct Biol. 2014 Jul;187(1):58-65. doi: 10.1016/j.jsb.2014.05.001. Epub 2014 May 9.
PMID: 24821279

A novel Ste20-related proline/alanine-rich kinase (SPAK)-independent pathway involving calcium-binding protein 39 (Cab39) and serine threonine kinase with no lysine member 4 (WNK4) in the activation of Na-K-Cl cotransporters.
Ponce-Coria J, Markadieu N, Austin TM, Flammang L, Rios K, Welling PA, Delpire E.
J Biol Chem. 2014 Jun 20;289(25):17680-8. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M113.540518. Epub 2014 May 8.
PMID: 24811174 

Outpatient rehabilitation of pediatric complex regional pain syndrome.
Austin T, Franklin A.
J Clin Anesth. 2013 Sep;25(6):514-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinane.2013.03.015. Epub 2013 Sep 2.
PMID: 24008189

The use of a continuous brachial plexus catheter to facilitate inpatient rehabilitation in a pediatric patient with refractory upper extremity complex regional pain syndrome.
Franklin A, Austin T.
Pain Pract. 2013 Feb;13(2):109-13. doi: 10.1111/j.1533-2500.2012.00561.x. Epub 2012 May 2.
PMID: 22548704

Inhibition of KCC2 in mouse spinal cord neurons leads to hypersensitivity to thermal stimulation.
Austin TM, Delpire E.
Anesth Analg. 2011 Dec;113(6):1509-15. doi: 10.1213/ANE.0b013e31822e0a5d. Epub 2011 Sep 29.
PMID: 21965363

Kinase regulation of Na+-K+-2Cl- cotransport in primary afferent neurons.
Delpire E, Austin TM.
J Physiol. 2010 Sep 15;588(Pt 18):3365-73. doi: 10.1113/jphysiol.2010.190769. Epub 2010 May 24. Review.
PMID: 20498230

Detection of orthopaedic implants by airport metal detectors.
Obremskey WT, Austin T, Crosby C, Driver R, Kurtz W, Shuler F, Kregor P.
J Orthop Trauma. 2007 Feb;21(2):129-32.
PMID: 17304069