Khodadad Namiranian, MD

Assistant Professor
Department of Anesthesiology
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Baltimore VA Medical Center
VA Maryland Health Care System
10 North Greene St, Baltimore, MD 21201-1524, USA


Dr. Namiranian completed his residency in anesthesiology at Baylor College of Medicine and his fellowship in Pain Medicine in the Cleveland Clinic. He is an anesthesiologist/pain specialist at the Baltimore VAMC and assistant professor of Anesthesiology at University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Namiranian completed his PhD on the novel two-pore potassium channel TREK-1 in Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Namiranian completed his MD in Tehran University of Medical Sciences, the number one medical school in Iran. During his MD thesis, he studied the opioid system in cholestasis.

Research Interest

Improving peri-operative care , spine care, substance use disorder, cardiovascular pathophysiology and neurophysiology

Scientific Activities

Honors/ Services

Dean’s Award for Excellence, Baylor College of Medicine 2008
Baylor Student Association, Treasurer 2007
Baylor Graduate Student Council, Representative 2006
Teaching Assistant, Baylor College of Medicine 2006 Reviewer for Brain Research 2012
Pre-doctoral Fellowship, American Heart Association 2008
Annual direct costs: 25,000$/year to support the PhD Thesis
Establishing Spine Board in Baltimore VA Medical Center 2016


Peer-reviewed Publications (selected)

Namiranian K, Rathi N, Banchs J, Price KJ, Nates JL, Haque S. Does thrombolysis have a place in the cardiopulmonary resuscitation of patients with acute pulmonary embolism in cancer patients? A case of successful thrombolysis during pulmonary embolism induced cardiopulmonary arrest. Critical Care Medicine 2016 May; 44(5):e300-3.
Namiranian K, Brink CD, Goodman JC, Robertson CS, Bryan RM Jr. Traumatic brain injury in mice lacking the K channel, TREK-1. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2011 Mar; 31(3):e1-6. doi:10.1038/jcbfm.2010.223.
Namiranian K, Lloyd EE, Crossland RF, Marrelli SP, Taffet GE, Reddy AK, Hartley CJ, Bryan RM Jr. Cerebrovascular responses in mice deficient in the potassium channel, TREK-1. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2010 Aug; 299(2): R461-9.
Namiranian K, Mittermayer F, Artwohl M, Pleiner J, Schaller G, Mayer BX, Bayerle-Eder M, Roden M, Baumgartner-Parzer S, Wolzt M. Free fatty acids do not acutely increase asymmetrical dimethyl arginine concentrations. Horm Metab Res. 2005 Dec;37(12):768-72.
Namiranian K, Koehler RC, Sapirstein A, Doré S. Stroke outcomes in mice lacking the genes for neuronal heme oxygenase-2 and nitric oxide synthase. Curr Neurovasc Res. 2005 Jan;2(1):23-7.
Namiranian K, Samini M, Mehr SE, Gaskari SA, Rastegar H, Homayoun H, Dehpour AR. Mesenteric vascular bed responsiveness in bile duct-ligated rats: roles ofopioid and nitric oxide systems. Eur J Pharmacol. 2001 Jul 6;423(2-3):185-93.

Book Chapters

Namiranian K, Samuels SW. Management of the Patients with Spinal Cord Stimulators and Intrathecal Pumps. In Roesnquist R and Souzdalnitski D. Management of Chronic Pain in Hospital Settings. 2016.