Pediatric Anesthesia for the Practicing Anesthesiologist (PAPA)

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    Faculty

    Elena Adler, MD in the Anesthesia Department at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

    Elena Adler, MD
    Staff Anesthesiologist

    513-636-4408

    elena.adler@cchmc.org

    Elena Adler, MD

    Staff Anesthesiologist

    Adjunct Associate Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia

    Phone: 513-636-4408

    Fax: 513-636-7337

    Email: elena.adler@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Neuroanesthesia; neonatal anesthesia; anesthesia supply chain; improvement services

    Education and Training

    MD: Louisiana State University, New Orleans, LA, 1976.

    Residency:
    Pediatric, Louisiana State University Medical Center, New Orleans, LA, 1978; Anesthesia, Tulane Medical Center Hospital, New Orleans, LA , 1984.

    Fellowship: Neonatology, Louisiana State University Medical Center, New Orleans, LA, 1980; Pediatric Anesthesia, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1985.

    Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, 1981; Sub-Board Pediatrics, Neonatology, 1981; American Board of Anesthesiology, 1985.

    Nancy P. Andersen, MD, is a member of the faculty and staff of Cincionnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center, involved in Anesthesia.

    Nancy P. Andersen, MD
    Staff Anesthesiologist

    513-636-4408

    nancy.andersen@cchmc.org

    Nancy P. Andersen, MD

    Staff Anesthesiologist

    Medical Director, Post-Anesthesia Care Unit

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia

    Phone: 513-636-4408

    Fax: 513-636-7337

    Email: nancy.andersen@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    ENT anesthesia; cardiac anesthesia

    Education and Training

    MD: Boston University, Boston, MA, 1981.

    Residency: Anesthesiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, 1984

    Fellowship: Pediatric Anesthesia, Chief Anesthesia Fellow, The Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, 1985.

    Certification: Anesthesiology, 1978, 1986; PALS, 2007; ACLS, 2008.


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    Lori A. Aronson, MD
    Staff Anesthesiologist

    513-636-4408

    lori.aronson@cchmc.org

    Lori Aronson, MD

    Staff Anesthesiologist

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia

    Phone: 513-636-4408

    Fax: 513-636-7337

    Email: lori.aronson@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Cardiac anesthesia; regional anesthesia; anesthesia for airway surgery

    Biography

    Dr. Aronson's practice interests include pediatric cardiac and regional anesthesia. She is also interested in the role of antifibrinolytics for large blood loss cases.

    Dr. Aronson is Cincinnati Children's Anesthesia Resident Education Coordinator and is actively involved in resident and fellow education.

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Illinois, Chicago, IL, 1994.

    Residency: Anesthesiology, University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill, NC, 2000.

    Residency: Pediatrics, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1997.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Anesthesiology, University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill, NC.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 1997; Anesthesiology, 2001; Cardiac Anesthesia.

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    Steve C. Danzer, PhD

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia

    Division of Neurobiology

    Phone: 513-636-4526

    Email: steve.danzer@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Epilepsy; autism; neurodevelopmental disease

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    Education and Training

    PhD: University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona.

    Postdoctoral Research: Duke University, Durham, NC.

    Publications

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    Grants

    Contributions of aberrant granule cell integration to the development of epilepsy. Principal Investigator. National Institute of Health. 2009-14. 1R01-NS-062806.    

    Selective disruption of hippocampal dentate granule cells in autism: impact of PTEN deletion. Principal Investigator. National Institute of Health. 2009-14. #1R01-NS-065020-01.


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    Kenneth R. Goldschneider, MD, FAAP
    Director, Pain Management Center

    513-636-7768

    kenneth.goldschneider@cchmc.org

    Kenneth R. Goldschneider, MD, FAAP

    Director, Pain Management Center

    Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia

    Phone: 513-636-7768

    Fax: 513-636-2920

    Email: kenneth.goldschneider@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Complex chronic pain conditions in infants, children and young adults, including those related to vascular malformations, epidermolysis bullosa and cancer.

    Research Interests

    Outcomes of pain treatment, with a focus on outpatient, chronic pain management.

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Connecticut Health Center School of Medicine, Farmington, CT, 1991. 

    Residency: Pediatrics, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, 1991 - 1994; Anesthesiology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, 1994-1997. 

    Fellowship: Pediatric Anesthesia, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 1997 - 1998; Pain Management, Longwood Combined Pain Fellowship, The Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, 1998 - 1999. 

    Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, 1994; American Board of Anesthesiology, 1998; ABA Pain Management, 2000.

    Publications

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    Joel B. Gunter, MD
    Staff Anesthesiologist, Department of Anesthesia

    513-636-4408

    joel.gunter@cchmc.org

    Joel B. Gunter, MD

    Staff Anesthesiologist, Department of Anesthesia

    Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia

    Phone: 513-636-4408

    Fax: 513-636-7337

    Email: joel.gunter@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    MD: University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK, 1982. 

    Residency: Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, MO, 1985. 

    Fellowship: Children's Hospital National Medical Center, Washington, DC, 1986. 

    Certification: Anesthesiology, 1986 (Recertified 2000)

    Publications

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    Nancy S. Hagerman, MD

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia

    Phone: 513-636-4408

    Email: nancy.hagerman@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    MD: Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, 2001.

    Internship: Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, MD, 2002.

    Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, 2005.

    Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Cincinnati, OH, 2007.

    Publications

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    Elizabeth A. Hein, MD
    Staff Anesthesiologist, Department of Anesthesia

    513-636-4408

    elizabeth.hein@cchmc.org

    Elizabeth A. Hein, MD

    Staff Anesthesiologist, Department of Anesthesia

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    UC Department of Anesthesia

    Phone: 513-636-4408

    Fax: 513-636-7337

    Email: elizabeth.hein@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Anesthesia for airway surgery; ENT anesthesia

    Education and Training

    MD: Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, OH, 1993.

    Internship: The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, 1994.

    Residency: Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, 1997.

    Fellowship: Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH, 1999; Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 1998.

    Certification: Anesthesiology, 1999; PALS, 2007; ACLS, 2008.

    Publications

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    Clifford O. Hoffmann, MD
    Staff Anesthesiologist, Department of Anesthesia

    513-636-4408

    cliff.hoffmann@cchmc.org

    Clifford O. Hoffmann, MD

    Staff Anesthesiologist, Department of Anesthesia

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia

    Phone: 513-636-4408

    Fax: 513-636-7337

    Email: cliff.hoffmann@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Outpatient anesthesia

    Education and Training

    MD: Medical College Of Ohio at Toledo, Toledo, Ohio, 1984.

    MSc: University of Cincinnati, Ohio, 1976.

    BS: University of Cincinnati, Ohio, 1972.

    Internship: Akron General Medical Center, Akron, Ohio, 1985.

    Residency: Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine Canton, Ohio, 1987.

    Fellow: Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, 1988.

    Certification: American Board of Anesthesiology, 1995; ACLS 2009; PALS 2009.

    Publications

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    Thomas J. Kabalin, MD
    Staff Anesthesiologist, Department of Anesthesia

    513-636-4408

    thomas.kabalin@cchmc.org

    Thomas J. Kabalin, MD

    Staff Anesthesiologist, Department of Anesthesia

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia

    Phone: 513-636-4408

    Fax: 513-636-7337

    Email: thomas.kabalin@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    ENT anesthesia; anesthesia for orthopedic surgery

    Education and Training

    MD: Georgetown University School of Medicine, 1989.

    Internship: University of California at Los Angeles, 1990.

    Residency: Pediatrics, University of California at Los Angeles, 1992; Anesthesiology, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1994; Pediatric Anesthesiology, University of California at Los Angeles, 1995.

    Certifications: American Board of Anesthesiology, October 1998; PALS, 2007; BLS, 2007.

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    Michael J. Kibelbek, MD
    Anesthesiologist, Department of Anesthesia

    513-636-4408

    michael.kibelbek@cchmc.org

    Michael J. Kibelbek, MD

    Anesthesiologist, Department of Anesthesia

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia

    Phone: 513-636-4408

    Fax: 513-636-7337

    Email: michael.kibelbek@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Procedural sedation outside the OR; education

    Education and Training

    MD: Thomas Jefferson University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 1979.

    Residency: Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA, 1979-1982; Mercy Hospital Pittsburgh, PA, 1982-1984.

    Fellowship: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 1984-1985.

    Certifications: American Board of Pediatrics, 1984; American Board of Anesthesiology, 1985; PALS, 2008; ACLS, 2007.

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    C. Dean Kurth, MD
    Anesthesiologist-in-Chief

    513-636-4408

    dean.kurth@cchmc.org

    C. Dean Kurth, MD

    Anesthesiologist-in-Chief

    Director, Department of Anesthesia

    Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia

    Phone: 513-636-4408

    Fax: 513-636-7337

    Email: dean.kurth@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Neuroanesthesia; neonatal anesthesia

    Research Interests

    Neurologic injury associated with congenital heart disease; non-invasive bedside technologies to monitor the brain

    Education and Training

    BA: Colorado College (Chemistry), Colorado Springs, CO, 1974-1978.

    MD: University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, 1978-82.

    CBA: Certificate in Business Administration, University of Houston School of Business, 2001-2002.

    Residency: Pediatrics, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 1982-1985. Anesthesiology, Shands Teaching Hospital, College of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 1985-87.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Anesthesia and Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 1987-88. NIH Physiology, University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 1988-89.

    Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, 1987; American Board of Anesthesiology, 1988.

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    Andreas W. Loepke, MD, PhD
    Staff Anesthesiologist, Division of Cardiac Anesthesia

    513-636-4408

    Andreas W. Loepke, MD, PhD

    Staff Anesthesiologist, Division of Cardiac Anesthesia

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia

    UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4408

    Fax: 513-636-7337

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    Specialties

    Anesthesia for neonates; congenital heart surgery; single-ventricle physiology

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    Biography

    Andreas W. Loepke, MD, PhD, has been practicing pediatric cardiac anesthesiology since 2000, first at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and since 2003 at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

    Dr. Loepke’s research laboratory investigates the potential use of anesthetics for neurological protection during brain ischemia as well as their possible adverse effects on brain development. His research group discovered in animals that anesthetics differentially affect brain regions, dependent on the age during exposure. Related to these findings, his lab made the discovery that neurons are susceptible to the anesthetics’ toxic effects during a specifically vulnerable stage of their development.

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Dusseldorf, Germany, 1993.

    PhD: University of Dusseldorf, Germany, 1995.

    Internship: General Surgery, Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, 1996.

    Residency: Anesthesiology, Thomas Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA, 1999.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Anesthesia and Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 2000.

    Certification: Anesthesiology, 2000.

    Maintenance of Certification: Anesthesiology, 2010.

    Publications

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    Mohamed A. Mahmoud, MD
    Staff Anesthesiologist

    513-636-4408

    mohamed.mahmoud@cchmc.org

    Mohamed A. Mahmoud, MD

    Staff Anesthesiologist

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia

    Phone: 513-636-4408

    Fax: 513-636-7337

    Email: mohamed.mahmoud@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Spinal surgery; dexmedetomidine effects on neuromonitoring

    Biography

    Mohamed A. Mahmoud, MD, became a pediatric anesthesiologist in 2005. He is interested in anesthesia for orthopedic surgery, spinal surgery, radiology screening, fetal surgery and liver transplantation.

    Education and Training

    MD: Ain Shams University Medical School, Cairo, Egypt, 1996.

    Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY, 2000-2004.

    Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2004-2005.

    Certification: Anesthesiology, 2005.

    John J. McAuliffe III, MD, MBA

    Research Director

    Staff Anesthesiologist

    Director, Institute Pediatric Anesthesia

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia

    Phone: 513-636-4408

    Fax: 513-636-7337

    Email: john.mcauliffe@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Cardiac anesthesia; neonatal anesthesia

    Research Interests

    Anesthesia on the developing brain

    Education and Training

    MD: McGill University, Montreal, Canada, 1977.

    Residency: Anesthesiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, 1982-84; Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 1981-82; Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 1978-79.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Anesthesiology, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Boston, MA, 1984-85.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 1984; Anesthesiology, 1985.

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    Mark Meyer, MD
    Anesthesiologist

    513-636-4408

    mark.meyer@cchmc.org

    Mark Meyer, MD

    Anesthesiologist

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia

    Phone: 513-636-4408

    Fax: 513-636-2920

    Email: mark.meyer@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Palliative medicine; end of life care; anesthesiology; pain management

    Research Interests

    Anesthesia; pain management

    Biography

    Mark Meyer, MD, is a board-certified anesthesiologist who completed his residency at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.

    Dr. Meyer joined the Department of Anesthesia in 2003 following his Pediatric Anesthesia Fellowship at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

    Dr. Meyer is a staff anesthesiologist, as well as an attending physician in the Division of Pain Management, caring for patients with acute pain. In addition, Dr. Meyer is an attending physician for StarShine Hospice, the pediatric hospice at Cincinnati Children's.

    In 2006, Dr. Meyer received his board certification from the American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. He has been an integral part of the development and implementation of the Pediatric Palliative and Comfort Care Team / PACT at Cincinnati Children's.

    Dr. Meyer is the PACT consulting physician, partnering with families in order to offer a range of comprehensive, family-centered care for children with chronic, complex or life-threatening conditions.

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1998.

    Residency: Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, 2002.

    Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 2003.

    Certification: Anesthesiology, 2004; Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 2006.

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    Jacquelyn Morillo-Delerme, MD
    Director of Anesthesia, Liberty Campus

    513-636-4408

    jacquelyn.morillo-delerme@cchmc.org

    Jacquelyn Morillo-Delerme, MD

    Director of Anesthesia, Liberty Campus

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia

    Phone: 513-636-4408

    Fax: 513-636-7337

    Email: jacquelyn.morillo-delerme@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Pediatric cardiac anesthesiology

    Education and Training

    MD: Universidad Central Del Caribe, Cayey, Puerto Rico.

    Residency: Boston University Hospital, 1988; Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA, 1990-1991.

    Fellowship: University Health Center, Pittsburgh, PA, 1991-1992.

    Certification: Anesthesiology, 1994.

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    Joseph P. Previte, MD, FAAP
    Director of Anesthesia Information and Communication Services

    513-636-4408

    joseph.previte@cchmc.org

    Joseph P. Previte, MD, FAAP

    Director of Anesthesia Information and Communication Services

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia

    Phone: 513-636-4408

    Fax: 513-636-7337

    Email: joseph.previte@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Fetal surgery anesthesia; liver transplant anesthesia; spine and neuro-surgery; medical information system management

    Biography

    Joseph Previte, MD, FAAP, performs all types of pediatric anesthesia, except cardiac. He is also part of the Fetal Anesthesia Care Team, Spine Surgery Care Team and Bariatric Team, and he is the Neurosurgery Champion for the Anesthesia department.

    Dr. Previte is interested in information technology in the health care setting and manages and directs several IT projects in the Anesthesia department. He is currently directing the implementation of Centricity, a perioperative-wide (from the preoperative evaluation through the postoperative note) computerized documentation system tailored for the anesthetic care of the pediatric patient. This system will be integrated with a perioperative-wide documentation system.

    Education and Training

    MD: West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV, 1989.

    Internship: West Virginia University Medical Center, Morgantown, WV, 1990.

    Residency: The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1993.

    Fellowship: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 1993.

    Certification: Anesthesiology, 1995.

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    Senthilkumar Sadhasivam, MD, MPH

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia

    Phone: 513-636-4408

    Fax: 513-636-7337

    Email: senthilkumar.sadhasivam@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Pediatric pain management; regional anesthesia; clinical research on improving perioperative outcomes

    Education and Training

    MBBS: Thanjavur Medical College, India, 1993.

    MD: AIIMS, New Delhi, India, 1999.

    Residency: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard University, Boston, MA.

    Fellowship: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2004.

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    Paul J. Samuels, MD
    Director of Education, Department of Anesthesia

    513-636-4408

    paul.samuels@cchmc.org

    Paul J. Samuels, MD

    Director of Education, Department of Anesthesia

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia

    Phone: 513-636-4408

    Fax: 513-636-7337

    Email: paul.samuels@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Medical education; difficult airway; morbid obesity

    Education and Training

    MD: New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY, 1987.

    Residency: Anesthesia, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL, 1993; Pediatrics, Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL, 1990.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Anesthesia, Children's Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, 1994.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 1990; Anesthesiology, 1995.


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    Ximena Soler, MD
    Staff Anesthesiologist

    513-636-4408

    ximena.soler@cchmc.org

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    Ximena Soler, MD

    Staff Anesthesiologist

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia

    Phone: 513-636-4408

    Email: ximena.soler@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Pediatric regional anesthesia; clinical and didactic teaching; international outreach

    Education and Training

    MD: Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogata, Colombia, 1997.

    Internship: Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA, 2001.

    Residency: Penn State University, M.S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA, 2003.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Anesthesia, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2004.

    Certification: Anesthesiology, 2004; ECFMG, 2004; ACLS Provider, 2007; ACLS Instructor, 2007; PALS Provider, 2007; PALS Instructor, 2008.

    Publications

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    James P. Spaeth, MD
    Director, Cardiac Anesthesia

    513-636-4408

    james.spaeth@cchmc.org

    James P. Spaeth, MD

    Director, Cardiac Anesthesia

    Staff Anesthesiologist

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia

    Phone: 513-636-4408

    Fax: 513-636-7337

    Email: james.spaeth@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Cardiac anesthesia; neurologic injury in children with congenital heart disease; improving perioperative safety

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA, 1993.

    Internship: Internal Medicine, University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville, VA, 1994.

    Residency: Anesthesiology, University of California, San Diego Medical Center, San Diego, CA, 1997.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Anesthesiology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 1998.

    Certification: Anesthesiology, 1998.

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    Theodore W. Striker, MD
    Medical Director, Outpatient Mason

    513-636-4408

    theodore.striker@cchmc.org

    Theodore Striker

    Medical Director, Outpatient Mason

    Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia

    Phone: 513-636-4408

    Fax: 513-636-7337

    Email: theodore.striker@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Outpatient anesthesia

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1962.

    Residency: Anesthesia, University of Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, 1963-65.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Anesthesiology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 1965-66; Pediatric Anesthesia, The National Institute of Health, Bethesda, MD, 1966-68.

    Certification: American Board of Anesthesiology, 1967; American Academy of Pediatrics, 1968; American College of Anesthesiologists, 1977.

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    Alexandra Szabova, MD
    Director, Pain Management Fellowship

    513-636-7768

    alexandra.szabova@cchmc.org

    Alexandra Szabova, MD

    Director, Pain Management Fellowship

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia

    Phone: 513-636-7768

    Fax: 513-636-2920

    Email: alexandra.szabova@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Chronic pediatric pain management; chronic pediatric and adolescent back and musculoskeletal pain management; acute pain management; pediatric regional anesthesia techniques; interventional pain management; pediatric anesthesia

    Biography

    Alexandra Szabova, MD, joined the staff of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in 2006. She has worked as a pediatric anesthesiologist but also became a team member of the multidisciplinary chronic pediatric pain clinic.

    Dr. Szabova demonstrated strong interest in pediatric chronic pain management during her training.
    She graduated from a combined pediatric and adult chronic pain management fellowship which was a result of close collaboration between the Cincinnati Children's and Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH.

    Dr. Szabova received her medical degree from the Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia, and completed her residency in anesthesia at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH.

    Dr. Szabova completed her combined pediatric and adult chronic pain management at Cincinnati Children's and Cleveland Clinic Foundation where is served as a chief fellow. She graduated with The Pain Fellow of the Year Award. Dr. Szabova completed pediatric anesthesia fellowship at the Cincinnati Children's.

    Dr. Szabova's interests include chronic pediatric pain management, musculoskeletal pain in children and adolescents, acute pain management of surgical and non surgical pediatric patients, regional nerve blocks, and pediatric anesthesia.

    Education and Training

    MD: Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia, 1995.

    Residency: Anesthesiology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH.

    Fellowship: Pain Management, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH; Pediatric Anesthesia, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.

    Certification: Anesthesiology, 2005; ABA Pain Medicine, 2005.


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    Anna M. Varughese, MD, MPH
    Associate Director, Department of Anesthesia

    513-636-4408

    anna.varughese@cchmc.org

    Anna M. Varughese, MD, MPH

    Associate Director, Department of Anesthesia

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia

    Phone: 513-636-4408

    Fax: 513-636-7337

    Email: anna.varughese@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Pain management; anesthesia for spine surgery; neonatal anesthesia

    Research Interests

    Postoperative pain management; clinical effectiveness in anesthesia care 

    Education and Training

    MD: Madras University, Vellore, India, 1989.

    Residency: Anesthesiology, Christian Medical College Hospital, Vellore, India, 1989; Anesthesiology, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, England, 1994; Anesthesiology, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1995.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Anesthesiology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1996.

    Certification: American Board of Anesthesiology, 1996.

    DA: Anesthesia, Madras, India, 1988.

    FRCA: Fellowship of the Royal College of Anesthetists, United Kingdom, 1993.

    MPH: Master in Public Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, 2003-2005.

    Publications

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    Norbert J. Weidner, MD
    Anesthesiologist

    513-636-4408

    norbert.weidner@cchmc.org

    Norbert J. Weidner, MD

    Anesthesiologist

    Medical Director, StarShine Hospice

    Medical Director, Pediatric Palliative Care / PACT

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia

    Phone: 513-636-4408

    Fax: 513-636-2920

    Email: norbert.weidner@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Palliative medicine; end of life care; anesthesiology; pain management

    Biography

    Norbert J. Weidner, MD, is a board-certified pediatrician as well as a board-certified anesthesiologist. Following training in pediatrics Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, as well as Dayton Children's Hospital, he pursued a fellowship in pediatric anesthesia/critical care/regional anesthesia in Melbourne, Australia, for one year.

    Upon completion of his fellowship in 1988, Dr. Weidner joined the Department of Anesthesia at Cincinnati Children's. In addition to his staff duties as an anesthesiologist, Dr. Weidner was an attending staff in the pediatric intensive care unit for approximately two years.

    To incorporate the fellowship training he received in Australia, Dr. Weidner began the pain management group at Cincinnati Children's. He has participated in the pain management group both in the care of acute postoperative pain as well as chronic pain management.

    In 2004, Dr. Weidner received Board Certification with the American Board for Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Dr. Weidner has been affiliated with the hospice service at Cincinnati Children's since its inception and currently serves as StarShine Hospice's Medical Director .

    Dr. Weidner is passionate about partnering with families to offer a range of comprehensive, family-centered care to children with chronic, complex or life-threatening conditions. His vision to address the needs of this patient population resulted in the development of the Pediatric Palliative and Comfort Care Team (PACT) here at Cincinnati Children's. Dr. Weidner serves as the director of this consulting service.

    Education and Training

    MD: Temple Medical School, Philadelphia, PA, 1975.

    Residency: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1975-77; Pediatrics, Dayton Children's Hospital, Dayton, OH 1981-82; Anesthesia, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, 1985-87.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Anesthesia, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia, 1988.

    Certification: American Board of Anesthesiology, 1983; American Board of Pediatrics, 1989; Diplomat, American Board Medical Acupuncture, 2001; Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 2004.

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    Eric P. Wittkugel, MD
    Staff Anesthesiologist

    513-636-4408

    eric.wittkugel@cchmc.org

    Eric P. Wittkugel, MD

    Staff Anesthesiologist

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia

    Phone: 513-636-4408

    Fax: 513-636-7337

    Email: eric.wittkugel@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Preoperative evaluation; anesthesia for airway surgery; latex allergy; epidermolysis bullosa

    Biography

    Eric Wittkugel, MD, has been a practicing pediatric anesthesiologist since 1989, when he joined the Department of Anesthesia at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

    Education and Training

    MD: State University of New York at Buffalo, NY, 1983.

    Internship: Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, State University of New York at Buffalo, NY, 1983-1984;

    Residency: Anesthesia, University of Pennsylvania Hospitals, Philadelphia, PA, 1986-1988. 
    Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, PA, 1984-1986.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, PA, 1988-1989.

    Certification: Anesthesiology, 1990; Pediatrics, 1987.

    Publications

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    Junzheng Wu, MD, ScD

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia

    Phone: 513-636-4408

    Fax: 513-636-7337

    Email: junzheng.wu@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Anesthesia for airway and ent surgery; cerebral oxygenation in neonates


    Education and Training

    MD: Xinjiang (SinKiang) Medical University, Urumqi, PRC, 1980.

    Residency: Anesthesia, University Hospital, UAMS, AK, 2002.

    Fellowship, Pediatric Anesthesia: Cincinnati Children Hospital, Cincinnati, OH, 2003.