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Department Chairs--The Early Years

Biographical and bibliographical information on the university's department chairs from the historical past.

Valentino D.B. Mazzia, MD, Founding Chair, Department of Anesthesiology, 1972-1973

Valentino D.B. Mazzia, MD (February 17, 1922 – March 10, 1999)

Dr. Mazzia's tenure at Charles R. Drew Postgraduate Medical School was short-lived by intent. He was brought on board to establish the new Department of Anesthesiology. Context for his position can be found in the Board of Directors 1971 record below. The archivist was unable to find any photo of Dr. Mazzia in the archives.

 

Bibliography


1: Mazzia VD. Kidney failure due to methoxyflurane. Leg Med. 1982:59-71. PubMed
PMID: 7121187.


2: Aldrete JA, Romo-Salas F, Mazzia VD, Tan SL. Phenytoin for brain resuscitation
after cardiac arrest: an uncontrolled clinical trial. Crit Care Med. 1981
Jun;9(6):474-7. PubMed PMID: 7014099.


3: Mazzia VD, Simon AH. Another look at malignant hyperthermia. Leg Med Annu.
1978:167-73. PubMed PMID: 756935.


4: Mazzia VD, Simon AH. Liver failure associated with halothane. Leg Med Annu.
1977:49-62. PubMed PMID: 593045.


5: Mazzia VD. Comments on forensic anesthesiology. Leg Med Annu.
1974;0(0):175-87. PubMed PMID: 4461864.


6: Kaur R, Asper E, Mazzia VD, Bergofsky EH. Effect of anesthesia (halothane) and
neuromuscular blockade (succinyldicholine chloride) on pulmonary vascular
responses to hypoxia and hypercapnia. Anesth Analg. 1972 May-Jun;51(3):402-12.
PubMed PMID: 5064023.


7: Wald AS, Mazzia VD, Spencer FC. Accidental burns associated with
electrocautery. JAMA. 1971 Aug 16;217(7):916-21. PubMed PMID: 5109356.


8: Spielberger L, Mazzia VD. Anesthesia and Bell's palsy. Anesth Analg. 1971
Jan-Feb;50(1):77-82. PubMed PMID: 5100247.


9: Bartels J, Mazzia VD. Familial dysautonomia. JAMA. 1970 Apr 13;212(2):318-9.
PubMed PMID: 5467238.


10: Wang BC, Mazzia VD. Ventimeter for inclusion in head of anesthesia machine.
Anesth Analg. 1970 Mar-Apr;49(2):290-1. PubMed PMID: 5534633.


11: Wang BC, Mazzia VD. Arsenic poisoning as anesthetic risk. N Y State J Med.
1969 Nov 15;69(22):2911-2. PubMed PMID: 5260119.


12: Wald A, Jason D, Murphy TW, Mazzia VD. A computers system for respiratory
parameters. Comput Biomed Res. 1969 Oct;2(5):411-29. PubMed PMID: 5361202.


13: Ransohoff J, Guy HH, Mazzia VD, Battista A. Deliberate hypotension in surgery
of cerebral aneurysm and correlative animal studies. N Y State J Med. 1969 Apr
1;69(7):913-8. PubMed PMID: 5254066.


14: Murphy TW, Mazzia VD. Bioengineering and anesthesia. Bull N Y Acad Med. 1969
Mar;45(3):301-7. PubMed PMID: 5251251; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC1750268.


15: Wald AA, Murphy TW, Mazzia VD. A theoretical study of controlled ventilation.
IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 1968 Oct;15(4):237-48. PubMed PMID: 5247084.


16: Mazzia VD, Dell'Aria SL. Infarction and coronary insufficiency during
electroconvulsive therapy. JAMA. 1968 Sep 30;206(1):134-5. PubMed PMID: 5695440.


17: Tice DA, Grosfeld JL, Mazzia VD, Spencer FC. Monitoring of blood gas tensions
and pH during surgical operations. Arch Surg. 1968 Feb;96(2):247-51. PubMed PMID:
5212455.


18: Murphy TW, Mazzia VD. A hybrid computing system for monitoring in anesthesia.
Trans N Y Acad Sci. 1967 Feb;29(4):414-9. PubMed PMID: 5233740.


19: Mazzia VD. Clinical management of status asthmaticus. N Y State J Med. 1966
Dec 15;66(24):3134-42. PubMed PMID: 5232735.


20: Wald A, Mazzia VD. Fire hazard in the operating room. Anesthesiology. 1966
Nov-Dec;27(6):858. PubMed PMID: 5926860.


21: Mazzia VD, Ellis CH, Siegel H, Hershey SG. The electrocardiograph as a
monitor of cardiac function in the operating room. JAMA. 1966 Oct
10;198(2):103-7. PubMed PMID: 4958226.


22: Mazzia VD, Randt C. Amnesia and eye movements in first stage anesthesia. Arch
Neurol. 1966 May;14(5):522-5. PubMed PMID: 5911251.


23: Daly JF, Mazzia VD, Guy HH. Hypotensive techniques in otolaryngology. Trans
Am Acad Ophthalmol Otolaryngol. 1966 Mar-Apr;70(2):193-201. PubMed PMID: 5913651.


24: Altura BM, Hershey SG, Mazzia VD. Microcirculatory approach to vasopressor
therapy in intestinal ischemic (SMA) shock. Am J Surg. 1966 Feb;111(2):186-92.
PubMed PMID: 4285656.


25: WALD A, MAZZIA VD. PRINCIPLES OF GAS ANALYSIS OF INTEREST TO
ANESTHESIOLOGISTS. N Y State J Med. 1965 Jul 15;65:1859-71. PubMed PMID:
14338453.


26: ALTURA BM, HSU R, MAZZIA VD, HERSHEY SG. INFLUENCE OF VASOPRESSORS ON
SURVIVAL AFTER TRAUMATIC, INTESTINAL ISCHEMIA AND ENDOTOXIN SHOCK IN RATS. Proc
Soc Exp Biol Med. 1965 Jun;119:389-93. PubMed PMID: 14328899.


27: HERSHEY SG, MAZZIA VD, ALTURA BM, GYURE L. EFFECTS OF VASOPRESSORS ON THE
MICROCIRCULATION AND ON SURVIVAL IN HEMORRHAGIC SHOCK. Anesthesiology. 1965
Mar-Apr;26:179-89. PubMed PMID: 14261053.


28: Randt CT, Mazzia VD. Recent memory fixation in man. Trans Am Neurol Assoc.
1965;90:141-4. PubMed PMID: 5857732.


29: MAZZIA VD, RAPAPORT FT. MANAGEMENT OF TRAUMATIC SHOCK. Int Anesthesiol Clin.
1964 Feb;2:455-62. PubMed PMID: 14125021.


30: HERSHEY SG, MAZZIA VD, GYURE L, SINGER K. INFLUENCE OF A SYNTHETIC ANALOGUE
OF VASOPRESSIN ON SURVIVAL AFTER HEMORRHAGIC SHOCK IN RATS. Proc Soc Exp Biol
Med. 1964 Feb;115:325-8. PubMed PMID: 14121600.


31: MAZZIA VD, MARK LC, BINDER LS, HENRY EL. DIGITALIS AND RESUSCITATION. N Y
State J Med. 1963 Sep 15;63:2679-80. PubMed PMID: 14054539.


32: MAZZIA VD. EVALUATION OF PREANESTHETIC MEDICATION IN CARDIAC PATIENTS. Am
Heart J. 1963 Aug;66:269-71. PubMed PMID: 14051194.


33: BURSTEIN CL, CILIBERTI BJ, CRAWFORD EJ, MAZZIA VD, MARK LC, RUBENSTEIN G.
Cardiovascular collapse during transurethral procedure. N Y State J Med. 1959 Aug
1;59(15):2934-6. PubMed PMID: 13674546.


34: BURSTEIN CL, CILIBERTI BJ, CRAWFORD EJ, MAZZIA VD, WALLACE G. Cardiovascular
collapse from respiratory obstruction. N Y State J Med. 1959 Jun
15;59(12):2408-9. PubMed PMID: 13657397.


35: BURSTEIN CL, CILIBERTI BJ, CRAWFORD E, MARIN J, MARK LC, MAZZIA VD, WALLACE
G. Hypotension of heart failure. N Y State J Med. 1958 Dec 1;58(23):3843-5.
PubMed PMID: 13600673.


36: BURSTEIN CL, CILIBERTI BJ, CRAWFORD E, MARIN J, MARK LC, MAZZIA VD. Clinical
anesthesia conference. N Y State J Med. 1958 Nov 15;58(22):3675-7. PubMed PMID:
13600651.


37: ARTUSIO JF Jr, MAZZIA VD. Physiological problems in anesthesia during surgery
of the gastrointestinal tract. Surg Clin North Am. 1958 Apr;38(2):321-30. PubMed
PMID: 13556541.


38: MAZZIA VD. An anesthesiologist's approach to prevention of operating room
deaths. J Lancet. 1958 Feb;78(2):64-8. PubMed PMID: 13514272.


39: MAZZIA VD, VAN POZNAK A, ARTUSIO JF Jr. Cortical effect of alphaprodine and
of chlorpromazine during thiopental narcosis. J Am Med Assoc. 1957 May
18;164(3):270-3. PubMed PMID: 13415975.


40: MAZZIA VD, RAY BS, ARTUSIO JF Jr. Induced hypotension as an aid to
intracranial surgery. J Am Med Assoc. 1956 Jul 28;161(13):1240-3. PubMed PMID:
13331787.


41: MAZZIA VD, RAY BS, ARTUSIO JF Jr. The use of a thiophanium derivative for
controlled hypotension in intracranial operations. Ann Surg. 1956
Jan;143(1):81-7. PubMed PMID: 13275902; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC1464942.