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Episode 35: PONS - Substance Withdrawal in Neurocritical Care

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The NCS Podcast Series is partnering with the highly successful Pharmacotherapy of Neurocritical Care Series (PONS) in a limited release to cover pertinent pharmacological topics presented by experts in the field of neurocritical care.

Dr. Mehrnaz Pajoumand, Co-Chair of PONS, is joined by Dr. Jessica Traeger to discuss her presentation in the Pharmacotherapy of Neurocritical Care Series (PONS), "Substance Withdrawal in Neurocritical Care."

The NCS Podcast is the official podcast of the Neurocritical Care Society. Our senior producer is Bonnie Rossow. Our host is Fawaz Almufti, and our production staff includes Ramani Balu, Michael Brogan, Joshua Levine, Sarah Stern-Nezer, Benjamin Miller, Starane Shepherd, and Chris Zammit. Our administrative staff includes Bonnie Rossow and Angel Gindele. Music by Mohan Kottapally.


  • Jessica Traeger, PharmD, BCCCP

    Jessica Traeger, PharmD, BCCCP, is a clinical pharmacist specialist for the Neuroscience ICU at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center. Dr. Traeger obtained a bachelor of science degree in pharmaceutical sciences followed by her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from The Ohio State University in 2012. She completed her PGY-1 pharmacy residency at the University of Virginia Health-System in Charlottesville, Virginia, and her PGY-2 critical care residency at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. Following residency graduation, she began her career as a clinical specialist in Internal Medicine before transitioning to neurocritical care. In addition, Dr. Traeger serves as the assistant program director for the PGY-1 residency program and as a primary preceptor for pharmacy students, PGY-1 and PGY-2 critical care residents.