Katharina Busl

Katharina Busl, MD, MS

Associate Professor Of Neurology And Neurosurgery; Chief, Division Of Neurocritical Care; Director, UF Health Shands Neurointensive Care Unit; Associate Program Director, Neurocritical Care Fellowship

Department: MD-NEURO-NEUROCRITICAL CARE
Business Phone: (352) 294-5000

About Katharina Busl

Katharina M. Busl, MD, is the division chief of neurocritical care at University of Florida Health and co-director of the UF Health Shands Hospital Neuro Intensive Care Unit. She is a neurointensivist with faculty appointments in the departments of neurology and neurosurgery.

Dr. Busl received her medical degree with high honors from the Technical University of Munich in Germany. She moved to Boston to complete her neurology residency in the Harvard Neurology Residency Program at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where she also served as chief resident. She subsequently completed a fellowship in neurological critical care at the Harvard Partners program (MGH and BWH). Before coming to UF, Dr. Busl was an assistant professor of neurology and attending neurointensivist at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. In addition to her formal medical education, Dr. Busl holds a master’s degree in science from Rush University.

Dr. Busl is board certified in neurology as a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and neurocritical care-certified by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties. She is a member of various professional societies, including the American Academy of Neurology, the Neurocritical Care Society, the American Heart Association and the Society of Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Busl has been invited to numerous regional, national and international meetings and conferences to present and participate.

In addition to conducting her own research, Dr. Busl also serves as a reviewer for several journals, including JAMA Neurology, Critical Care Medicine, Neurocritical Care, the Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease and the Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery. She also has contributed to several book chapters.

As the recipient of numerous awards, including the Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award from Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Busl is a sought out speaker and experienced teacher. Dr. Busl is fluent in German and English.

Accomplishments

Presidential Citation
2018 · Neurocritical Care Society
Department Service Award
2017 · Department of Neurology, University of Florida, College of Medicine
Emerging Leaders Forum
2016 · American Academy of Neurology
Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award
2013 · Rush University Medical Center, Department of Neurology

Board Certifications

  • Neurocritical Care
    United Counsil of Neurologic Subspecialties
  • Neurology
    American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Neurology
Subspecialties
  • Neurocritical Care
Areas of Interest
  • Acute Ischemic Stroke
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage
  • Transient ischemic attack
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Research Profile

My research interests include characterization of systemic complications in neurocritical illness, neuroICU organization, and quality in the neuroICU and in neurology.

Publications

2021
Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage in Patients with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): A Case Series.
World neurosurgery. 153:e259-e264 [DOI] 10.1016/j.wneu.2021.06.092. [PMID] 34242830.
2021
Apnea Testing for the Determination of Brain Death: A Systematic Scoping Review.
Neurocritical care. 34(2):608-620 [DOI] 10.1007/s12028-020-01015-0. [PMID] 32524528.
2021
Applying the Care and Communication Bundle to Promote Palliative Care in a Neuro-Intensive Care Unit: Why and How.
Journal of palliative medicine. [DOI] 10.1089/jpm.2020.0730. [PMID] 34191600.
2021
Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI) in the NeuroICU: Identification of Risk Factors and Time-to-CAUTI Using a Case-Control Design.
Neurocritical care. 34(1):271-278 [DOI] 10.1007/s12028-020-01020-3. [PMID] 32556857.
2021
Change in opioid and analgesic use for headaches after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage over time.
Neuro-Chirurgie. 67(5):427-432 [DOI] 10.1016/j.neuchi.2021.03.006. [PMID] 33771620.
2021
Early chemoprophylaxis for deep venous thrombosis does not increase the risk of hematoma expansion in patients presenting with spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage.
Surgical neurology international. 12 [DOI] 10.25259/SNI_100_2021. [PMID] 34221608.
2021
Examination of Early CNS Symptoms and Severe Coronavirus Disease 2019: A Multicenter Observational Case Series.
Critical care explorations. 3(6) [DOI] 10.1097/CCE.0000000000000456. [PMID] 34136827.
2021
Palliative Care Services in the NeuroICU: Opportunities and Persisting Barriers.
The American journal of hospice & palliative care. [DOI] 10.1177/1049909120987215. [PMID] 33433236.
2021
Pterygopalatine Fossa Blockade as Novel, Narcotic-Sparing Treatment for Headache in Patients with Spontaneous Subarachnoid Hemorrhage.
Neurocritical care. 35(1):241-248 [DOI] 10.1007/s12028-020-01157-1. [PMID] 33403584.
2021
Severe COVID-19 and Stroke-Another Piece in the Puzzle.
Critical care medicine. [DOI] 10.1097/CCM.0000000000005225. [PMID] 34325448.
2021
The Modified Early Warning Score: A Useful Marker of Neurological Worsening but Unreliable Predictor of Sepsis in the Neurocritically Ill-A Retrospective Cohort Study.
Critical care explorations. 3(5) [DOI] 10.1097/CCE.0000000000000386. [PMID] 34036267.
2021
When Is My Care Team Rounding? A Simple Signage Intervention to Increase Awareness of Rounding Times.
Journal of patient experience. 8 [DOI] 10.1177/23743735211007358. [PMID] 34179417.
2020
Electronic patient portal utilization by neurology patients and association with outcomes.
Health informatics journal. 26(4):2751-2761 [DOI] 10.1177/1460458220938533. [PMID] 32674698.
2020
Learning to Chart Courses Prior to Navigating Stormy Waters: The Urgent Need for a Standardized Roadmap in Status Epilepticus Studies.
Critical care medicine. 48(12):1904-1906 [DOI] 10.1097/CCM.0000000000004678. [PMID] 33255110.
2020
Neurologic Manifestations of Severe Respiratory Viral Contagions.
Critical care explorations. 2(4) [DOI] 10.1097/CCE.0000000000000107. [PMID] 32426749.
2020
Proceedings from the Neurotherapeutics Symposium on Neurological Emergencies: Shaping the Future of Neurocritical Care.
Neurocritical care. 33(3):636-645 [DOI] 10.1007/s12028-020-01085-0. [PMID] 32959201.
2020
Role of Dexmedetomidine in Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: A Comprehensive Scoping Review.
Journal of neurosurgical anesthesiology. [DOI] 10.1097/ANA.0000000000000728. [PMID] 33060552.
2020
Urinary dysfunction in acute brain injury: A narrative review.
Clinical neurology and neurosurgery. 189 [DOI] 10.1016/j.clineuro.2019.105614. [PMID] 31786429.
2020
What Does the Public Need to Know About Brain Death?
AMA journal of ethics. 22(12):E1047-1054 [DOI] 10.1001/amajethics.2020.1047. [PMID] 33419506.
2019
Healthcare-Associated Infections in the Neurocritical Care Unit.
Current neurology and neuroscience reports. 19(10) [DOI] 10.1007/s11910-019-0987-y. [PMID] 31456054.
2019
Meningitis and encephalitis management in the ICU.
Current opinion in critical care. 25(5):423-429 [DOI] 10.1097/MCC.0000000000000640. [PMID] 31306182.
2019
Neurocritical Care Outcomes, Research, and Technology: A Review.
JAMA neurology. 76(5):612-618 [DOI] 10.1001/jamaneurol.2018.4407. [PMID] 30667464.
2019
Patient-perceived value of a specialty-specific welcome letter: What you say and how you say it.
Neurology. Clinical practice. 9(3):228-232 [DOI] 10.1212/CPJ.0000000000000633. [PMID] 31341710.
2018
Bilateral Basal Ganglia Necrosis Secondary to Methamphetamine.
Movement disorders clinical practice. 5(5):555-556 [DOI] 10.1002/mdc3.12649. [PMID] 30515446.
2018
Letter re: Diagnosis of ventriculostomy-related infection: Is cerebrospinal fluid lactate measurement a useful tool?
Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia. 48 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jocn.2017.11.017. [PMID] 29217430.
2018
Nosocomial Infections in the Neurointensive Care Unit.
Neurosurgery clinics of North America. 29(2):299-314 [DOI] 10.1016/j.nec.2017.11.008. [PMID] 29502719.
2017
CSF lactate alone is not a reliable indicator of bacterial ventriculitis in patients with ventriculostomies.
Clinical neurology and neurosurgery. 157:95-98 [DOI] 10.1016/j.clineuro.2017.03.021. [PMID] 28458153.
2017
Nosocomial Infections in the Neurointensive Care Unit.
Neurologic clinics. 35(4):785-807 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ncl.2017.06.012. [PMID] 28962814.
2017
Seizures and Epileptiform Discharges in Patients With Acute Subdural Hematoma.
Journal of clinical neurophysiology : official publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society. 34(1):55-60 [DOI] 10.1097/WNP.0000000000000311. [PMID] 27748723.
2017
Three-Month Outcomes Are Poor in Stroke Patients with Cancer Despite Acute Stroke Treatment.
Journal of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases : the official journal of National Stroke Association. 26(4):809-815 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2016.10.021. [PMID] 27890440.
2016
Comparison of ABC/2 with the Simplified ABC/2 Formula in Calculating Intracerebral Hemorrhage Volume
. 4(1):1111-1111
2016
Hyperammonemia: What Urea-lly Need to Know: Case Report of Severe Noncirrhotic Hyperammonemic Encephalopathy and Review of the Literature.
Case reports in medicine. 2016 [PMID] 27738433.
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2015
Falcine and Tentorial Subdural Hematomas May Not Routinely Require Transfer to a Tertiary Care Center.
The Journal of emergency medicine. 49(5):679-85 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jemermed.2015.06.055. [PMID] 26279513.
2015
Neurogenic Pulmonary Edema.
Critical care medicine. 43(8):1710-5 [DOI] 10.1097/CCM.0000000000001101. [PMID] 26066018.
2015
Patient Management Problem
. 21(5):1503-1523
2015
Patient Management Problem.
Continuum (Minneapolis, Minn.). 21(5 Neurocritical Care):1503-23 [DOI] 10.1212/CON.0000000000000237. [PMID] 26426247.
2015
Prolonged mechanical ventilation is associated with pulmonary complications, increased length of stay, and unfavorable discharge destination among patients with subdural hematoma.
Journal of neurosurgical anesthesiology. 27(1):31-6 [DOI] 10.1097/ANA.0000000000000085. [PMID] 24922337.
2014
Treatment of acute subdural hematoma.
Current treatment options in neurology. 16(1) [DOI] 10.1007/s11940-013-0275-0. [PMID] 24363148.
2014
Treatment of Subdural Hemorrhage
Current Treatment Options in Neurology. 16(1):275-275
2013
Cardiac Abnormalities in patients with Acute Subdural Hemorrhage
. 19(2):176-182
2013
Bacterial infections of the central nervous system.
Current infectious disease reports. 15(6):612-30 [DOI] 10.1007/s11908-013-0384-7. [PMID] 24190736.
2013
Cardiac abnormalities in patients with acute subdural hemorrhage.
Neurocritical care. 19(2):176-82 [DOI] 10.1007/s12028-013-9864-8. [PMID] 23896814.
2013
Predictors of Mortality in non-traumatic Subdural Hematoma
. 119(5):1296-1301
2013
Predictors of mortality in nontraumatic subdural hematoma.
Journal of neurosurgery. 119(5):1296-301 [DOI] 10.3171/2013.4.JNS122236. [PMID] 23746103.
2013
Prestroke dementia is associated with poor outcomes after reperfusion therapy among elderly stroke patients.
Journal of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases : the official journal of National Stroke Association. 22(6):718-24 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2011.11.005. [PMID] 22182760.
2012
Treatment of neuroterrorism.
Neurotherapeutics : the journal of the American Society for Experimental NeuroTherapeutics. 9(1):139-57 [DOI] 10.1007/s13311-011-0097-2. [PMID] 22227729.
2011
Hospital consultation for the patient with generalized weakness
. 17(5):1040-1062
2011
Hospital consultation for the patient with generalized weakness.
Continuum (Minneapolis, Minn.). 17(5 Neurologic Consultation in the Hospital):1040-62 [DOI] 10.1212/01.CON.0000407059.40532.b3. [PMID] 22809981.
2011
Spinal dural arteriovenous fistula mimicking prostate hyperplasia.
The Journal of emergency medicine. 41(6):e137-40 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jemermed.2008.05.017. [PMID] 19022613.
2010
Aspirin and recurrent intracerebral hemorrhage in cerebral amyloid angiopathy.
Neurology. 75(8):693-8 [DOI] 10.1212/WNL.0b013e3181eee40f. [PMID] 20733144.
2010
Hypoxic-ischemic brain injury: pathophysiology, neuropathology and mechanisms
Neuropsychological Rehabilitation. 26(1):5-13
2010
Hypoxic-ischemic brain injury: pathophysiology, neuropathology and mechanisms.
NeuroRehabilitation. 26(1):5-13 [DOI] 10.3233/NRE-2010-0531. [PMID] 20130351.
2009
Neuroimaging in subclavian steal syndrome.
BMJ case reports. 2009 [DOI] 10.1136/bcr.11.2008.1198. [PMID] 21686421.
2009
Neuroimaging in Subclavian Steel Syndrome
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2009
Pitfalls in the diagnosis of brain death.
Neurocritical care. 11(2):276-87 [DOI] 10.1007/s12028-009-9231-y. [PMID] 19444652.
2008
A surprising cause of sinusitis.
Journal of neuro-oncology. 87(3):295-7 [PMID] 18094937.
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2008
Spinal dural arterio-venous fistula mimicking prostate hyperplasiaTwo case reports and review of the literature
Journal of Emergency Medicine.

Grants

Jun 2021 ACTIVE
CODE-Brain – Emergency Neurological Life Support: What to do (and not to do) in the first hour of a neurological emergency
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: FLORIDA SELF-INSURANCE PROGRAM
May 2021 ACTIVE
ADAPT: Autonomous Delirium Monitoring and Adaptive Prevention
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NINDS

Education

Master of Science
2013 · Rush University
Fellowship – Neurology
2011 · Harvard Partners Neurocritical Care
Residency – Neurology
2009 · Harvard Partners Neurology Residency Program
Internship – Internal Medicine
2006 · Caritas Saint Elizabeth's Medical Center
Clinical and Laboratory Immunology
2004-2005 · Ludwig Maximilians Universitaet
Medical Degree
2004 · Technische Universitaet Munchen

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2016
GMS6029 Brain Journal Club
2021
MDC7800 Neurology Clerkship

Contact Details

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