Fellowship, Pain Management, University at Buffalo (2011)
Residency, Anesthesiology, University at Buffalo, Chief Resident (2010)
MD, Upstate Medical University (2005)
BA, Biology, Columbia University, Honors Research (1997)
Residency, Neurosurgery, Temple University Hospital
Internship, Surgery, Temple University Hospital
Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology, University at Buffalo (2012-present)
Medical Director, Meditech Media (2007)
Awards and Honors:
Chief Resident (2010)
Anesthesiologist/Pain Management Physician: Provide anesthesia to patients in operating room and outside clinic areas; provide medical management and interventional pain procedures for cancer-related pain
Research Interests: Elucidating the multiple conformational changes involved in NMDA receptor activation, examining how allosteric receptor modulators affect that activation process,
and searching for novel medications that target NMDA receptor activation for use in
chronic pain and ischemic neural injury.
Retinal processing of visual information and computational strategies employed by the
visual system to decode sensory information.
Cheng JD, Hitt JM, Koczwara B, Schulman KA, Burnett CB, Gaskin DJ, Rowland JH, Meropol NJ. Impact of quality of life on patient expectations regarding phase I clinical trials. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2000; 18(2).
Dubroff JG, Stevens RT, Hitt JM, Krauss BR, Hodge CJ. Electrophysiological correlates of intrinsic signal imaging in barrel cortex. Soc. Neurosa Abs. 2004; 977.3.
Krauss BR, Stevens RT, Dubroff JG, Hitt JM, Hodge CJ. Effects of post-lesion treatment with D-Amphetamine on Functional Recovery of Barrel Cortex. Soc Neurosa Abs. 2004; 857.8.
Hitt JM, Dodge FA, Barlow RB. Computation modeling of night vision in limulus. IVOS. 2002; 43(4).
Hitt JM, Dodge FA, Barlow RB. Circadian changes in the limulus eye maintain nearly constant optic nerve activity from day to night. Soc Neurosa Abstr. 2001; 31.
Dodge FA, Passaglia CL, Hitt J, Yamamoto T, Barlow RB. Assessing limulus night vision in the ocean. IVOS. 2001; 42(4).
Hitt JM, Ruta V, Dodge FA, Barlow RB. Circadian Changes of Receptive Fields in the limulus lateral eye. Soc Neurosa Abstr. 2000; 30.
Hitt JM, Ruta V, Dodge FA, Barlow RB. Explaining night vision in Limulus. IVOS. 2000.
Hitt JM, Atherton JL, Krutky MA, Dodge FA, Barlow RB. Limulus night vision using natural scenes. IVOS. 1999; 40(4).
Dodge FA, Hitt JM, Barlow RB. Segregation of visual information processing in the limulus brain. Soc Neurosa Abstr. 1999; 29.
Books and Book Chapters:
Hitt JM and deLeon OA. Complications associated with Superior Hypogastric and Ganglion Impar Blocks. 2013.
Hitt JM, Jallo J. Fluid and electrolyte management in traumatic brain injury. 2009.
American Society of Anesthesiologists (2013–present)
New York State Society of Anesthesiologists (2013–present)
"Bupivacaine inhibits the N-Methyl-D-Apartate (NMDA) receptor with an allosteric mechanism" ASA Annual Meeting, American Society of Anesthesiologists (2010)
"An evaluation of intra-nasal sufentanil and dexmedetomidine for pediatric dental sedation" ASA Annual Meeting, American Society of Anestheisologists (2009)
"Deciphering a neural code for vision" 9th annual Meeting, Computational Neuroscience (2000)
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