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    C. Dean Kurth, MD Anesthesiologist-in-Chief

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    C. Dean Kurth, MD

    Anesthesiologist-in-Chief

    Director, Department of Anesthesia

    Academic Information

    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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    Faculty

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    Lori A. Aronson, MD Staff Anesthesiologist

    is a pediatric cardiac anesthesiologist, an educator and a mentor. She is the Director of the Advanced Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia Fellowship and a leader of anesthesia resident, fellow, and staff education throughout her career.  She currently leads and manages a pediatric anesthesia board review lecture series in the department and at national level.

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    Lori A. Aronson, MD

    Staff Anesthesiologist

    Academic Information

    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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    Anne Boat, MD Staff Anesthesiologist, Department of Anesthesia

    is a pediatric anesthesiologist and director of Fetal Anesthesia. Her academic interests include education and research in fetal anesthesia and quality improvement in pediatric anesthesia. Anne is also the patient/family experience officer for Cincinnati Children’s. She is responsible for the patient/family experience quality improvement work and patient experience survey results.

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    Anne Boat, MD

    Staff Anesthesiologist, Department of Anesthesia

    Academic Information

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia

    Phone: 513-636-4408

    Fax: 513-636-7337

    Email: anne.boat@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Fetal surgery; liver transplantation

    Education and Training

    MD: University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC.

    Residency: Anesthesia and OB-GYN, University Hospital, Cincinnati, OH.

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

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    Veronica O. Busso, MD

    is a staff pediatric anesthesiologist whose specialties include general anesthesia, radiology based anesthesia, and intra-operative neuromonitoring. She is currently working with the Craniofacial Collaboration and Deep Brain Stimulation outcomes focus groups with a desire to improve clinical outcomes in these patient populations. In addition, she is interested in the use of intra-operative neuoromonitoring to better understand epilepsy.

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    veronica.busso@cchmc.org

    Veronica O. Busso, MD

    Academic Information

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia

    Phone: 513-375-1451

    Email: veronica.busso@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Intra-operative neuromonitoring

    Education and Training

    BA: Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA.

    MD: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ.

    Internship: Jersey City Medical Center – Mount Sinai Hospital, Jersey City, NJ.

    Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD.

    Fellowship: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.

    Certification: Anesthesiology, 2012.

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    Vidya Chidambaran, MD Anesthesiologist, Department of Anesthesia

    is a pediatric anesthesiologist and acute pain physician with special interests in personalization of pediatric analgesia and opioid pharmacogenomics, optimization of drug (propofol) dosing in morbidly obese children by study of pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics, evaluation of factors leading to persistent postoperative pain and use of capnography for early detection of opioid induced respiratory depression.

    Vidya Chidambaran, MD

    Anesthesiologist, Department of Anesthesia

    Academic Information

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia

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    Education and Training

    MBBS: Medicine,Bangalore Medical College, India, 1997

    MD: Anesthesiology, Kasturba Medical College, India, 1998-2001

    Internship: Anesthesiology, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, Florida, 2003-2004

    Residency: Anesthesiology, Brookdale University Hospital, Brooklyn, New York,  2004-2007

    Fellowship: Pediatric Anesthesia, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, 2007-2008

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    Andrew J. Costandi, MD Staff Anesthesiologist, Department of Anesthesia

    is a pediatric anesthesiologist who has academic interests in improving medical education of residents and fellows. His clinical interests include regional analgesia, pediatric pain management, anesthesia for fetal and transplant surgery.

    513-264-5298
    andrew.costandi@cchmc.org

    Andrew J. Costandi, MD

    Staff Anesthesiologist, Department of Anesthesia

    Academic Information

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia

    Phone: 513-264-5298

    Email: andrew.costandi@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Regional anesthesia; acute perioperative and chronic medical pain management; residents and fellows education

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Cairo, Cairo, Egypt, 1996-1993.

    Internship: Transitional, University of Cairo Hospitals, Cairo, Egypt, 2003-2004.

    Residency: Pediatrics, National Research Center, Cairo, Egypt, 2004-2007.

    Internship: Surgery, Brookdale University Hospital, Brooklyn, NY, 2007-2008.

    Residency: Anesthesia, Brookdale and Staten Island University Hospitals, NY, 2008-2011.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Anesthesia, University of Pennsylvania, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, PA, 2011-2012.

    Certification: Anesthesiology, 2012.

    Certification: ACLS, PALS, ATLS, 2011-2015.

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    Steve C. Danzer, PhD

    is a developmental neurobiologist with a research program examining the role of adult-generated hippocampal granule cells in the development of epilepsy. Research on the impact of granule cells in autism is a second lab focus. Techniques used include models of epilepsy and autism, confocal microscopy, electrophysiology, immunohistochemistry, organotypic slice culture, and genetic manipulations of target genes.
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    Steve C. Danzer, PhD

    Academic Information

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia

    Associate Professor, 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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    Hilary A. Flint, DO Pediatrician, Palliative Medicine Specialist

    is a pediatrician that specializes in palliative medicine, pain and symptom management as well as the care for medically fragile children. Her primary research interest is developing palliative medicine educational interventions for pediatric residents and fellows which focus on training medical learners to communicate effectively with patients and families as well as how to care for patients with serious illness.

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    Hilary A. Flint, DO

    Pediatrician, Palliative Medicine Specialist

    Academic Information

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia

    Phone: 513-636-5479

    Email: hilary.flint@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Palliative medicine; end of life care; care of children with complex medical needs; pain management

    Biography

    Hilary Flint, DO, is a board-certified pediatrician who specializes in palliative medicine, pain and symptom management as well as care for medically fragile children. Originally from Mississippi, Dr. Flint completed a pediatric residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center-Blair Batson Children’s Hospital. After developing an interest in pediatric palliative medicine, Dr. Flint pursued a fellowship in hospice and palliative medicine at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

    Dr. Flint moved to Cincinnati after completing her fellowship and joined the Pediatric Palliative and Comfort Care Team (PACT) at Cincinnati Children’s where she focuses on enhancing the quality of life for children with life-threatening conditions. In keeping with her interest in caring for children with medically complex disease, Dr. Flint also joined the Center for Infants and Children with Special Needs, now the Complex Care Center, where she practices family-centered, comprehensive care.

    Dr. Flint is passionate about caring for children who are suffering from complex or life-threatening conditions. She, along with an interdisciplinary team, accomplishes this by assessing and treating the unique physical, psychosocial, and spiritual needs of patients and families under her care.

    Education and Training

    DO: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2006.

    Residency: University of Mississippi Medical Center, 2009.

    Fellowship: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2010.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 2009. Board-eligible-Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 2010.
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    Kenneth R. Goldschneider, MD, FAAP Director, Pain Management Center

    is interested in chronic pain in children and young adults. He is involved in several long-term studies of pain in children as well as in developing evidence-based pain care guidelines for epidermolysis bullosa. He is a founding member of the Pediatric Research Network for Pain (PRN-Pain), a collaborative organization of North American pediatric  institutions dedicated to working in coordination with  government and industry entities to improve pain research in children. 

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    Kenneth R. Goldschneider, MD, FAAP

    Director, Pain Management Center

    Academic Information

    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.

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

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    Joel B. Gunter, MD

    Staff Anesthesiologist, Department of Anesthesia

    Academic Information

    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)

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    Nancy S. Hagerman, MD

    is a pediatric anesthesiologist and medical director of Same Day Surgery and Pre-Anesthesia Consultation Clinic. Her academic interests include outcomes related to preoperative evaluation and preparation for pediatric anesthesia, preoperative pediatric anxiety and related outcomes, and quality improvement science and its role in pediatric anesthesia.

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    Nancy S. Hagerman, MD

    Academic Information

    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.

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

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    Elizabeth A. Hein, MD

    Staff Anesthesiologist, Department of Anesthesia

    Academic Information

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Associate Professor, 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.

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

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    Clifford O. Hoffmann, MD

    Staff Anesthesiologist, Department of Anesthesia

    Academic Information

    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.

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    Michael P. Jankowski, PhD

    is a neuroscientist with expertise in molecular biology, electrophysiology and neuroanatomy.  His basic and translational research program analyzes the molecular mechanisms of musculoskeletal pain and the developmental plasticity of sensory neurons before and after peripheral injury. Specifically, the laboratory focuses on effects of inflammation and ischemia on muscle afferent sensitization, and how neonatal injuries can alter the function of sensory neurons both during development and into adulthood.

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    Michael P. Jankowski, PhD

    Academic Information

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-803-7966

    Email: michael.jankowski@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Chronic pain; neurodevelopmental diseases

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    Biography

    Dr. Jankowski joined the faculty in the Department of Anesthesia/Division of Pain Management at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in November of 2011. Previously, he had been awarded both pre-doctoral (2006) and postdoctoral National Research Service Awards (2008) prior to becoming faculty at the University of Pittsburgh. While a member of the Department of Neurobiology at the University of Pittsburgh, he presented several public presentations including one seminar titled, “Interfering with the Molecular Mechanisms of Pain” at the Center for Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh’s  Annual Retreat in 2009, and another titled, ”Preparation and Delivery of siRNAs to Sensory Neurons” at the International Association for the Study of Pain’s Satellite Symposium: “Nociceptors: New Biology” in Edinburgh, Scotland in 2008.

    Dr. Jankowski has also been the recent recipient of two NIH grants in 2013: one from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (R03HD077483) and another from the National Institute of Arthritis, and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (R01AR064551). He also is a Rita Allen Scholar and was recently named a Cincinnati Children's Trustee Scholar. In addition, Dr. Jankowski is on the training faculty in the graduate program in neuroscience, and in the Molecular and Developmental Biology Graduate Program. He is currently a member of the Society for Neuroscience, the International Association for the Study of Pain, the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia, and the American Pain Society. 

    Education and Training

    MS: Neuroscience, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 2003.

    PhD: Neurobiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 2006.

    Postdoctoral Training: University of Pittsburgh, 2006-2010.

    Publications

    Grants

    Mechanisms of muscle afferent sensitization after ischemia. Principal Investigator. NIH/NIAMS

    Mechanisms of postnatal cutaneous afferent development during inflammation. Principal Investigator. NIH/NICHD

    Developmental plasticity of cutaneous sensory neurons. Principal Investigator. Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center TAPS

    Molecular mechanisms of musculoskeletal pain. Principal Investigator. Rita Allen Foundation Award In Pain.

    Peripheral mechanisms of musculoskeletal pain after ischemic tissue injury. Principal Investigator. International Society for the Study of Pain, Early Career Grant.

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

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    Thomas J. Kabalin, MD

    Staff Anesthesiologist, Department of Anesthesia

    Academic Information

    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

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    Michael J. Kibelbek, MD

    Anesthesiologist, Department of Anesthesia

    Academic Information

    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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    Rachel A. Koll, MD

    Academic Information

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia

    Phone: 513-636-4408

    Email: rachel.koll@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Pediatric cardiac anesthesia

    Education and Training

    MD: Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE, 2007.

    Residency: Anesthesia, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, 2011.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Anesthesia, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati, OH, 2012.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati, OH, 2013.

    Certification: Anesthesiology, 2012.

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    Renee Kreeger, MD

    is a pediatric anesthesiologist who specializes in anesthesia for congenital heart disease.  Her other interests include anesthesia safety and quality improvement, as well as neurologic outcome after cardiac surgery.  She serves as the associate safety officer for the Department of Anesthesia and is currently a co-investigator in clinical research examining neurologic monitoring during congenital cardiac surgery and its effect on outcome.

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    renee.kreeger@cchmc.org

    Renee Kreeger, MD

    Academic Information

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia

    Phone: 513-636-4408

    Fax: 513-636-7337

    Email: renee.kreeger@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Anesthesia for congenital cardiac disease

    Biography

    Renee Kreeger, MD, is joining the faculty at Cincinnati Children’s after practicing as a pediatric anesthesiologist at Seattle Children’s Hospital. She has a special interest in anesthesia for congenital cardiac disease.

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, 2003.

    Internship: Jewish Hospital, Cincinnati, OH, 2004.

    Residency: University Hospital, Cincinnati, OH, 2007.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Anesthesiology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2008; Pediatric Cardiovascular Anesthesiology, Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, TX (to be completed November 2009).

    Certification: Anesthesiology, 2008.

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    Jennifer E. Lam, DO Physician

    is a pediatric cardiac anesthesiologist and serves as the director of the pediatric cardiac anesthesia fellowship. She is also responsible for staff medical education and anesthesia grand rounds. She is very involved in fellow and resident education, providing formal lectures and mentorship throughout the year. In addition, Jennifer sits on the hospital’s Blood Utilization Review Committee as a representative for the department.

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    Jennifer E. Lam, DO

    Physician

    Academic Information

    Assistant Professor, N/A

    Assistant Professor, Division of Pediatric Anesthesia

    Phone: 513-636-4408

    Email: jennifer.lam@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Cardiac anesthesia

    Education and Training

    DO: Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, Glendale, AZ 2003.

    Residency: Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL 2007.

    Fellowship: Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL 2008.
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    Christopher S. Lee, MD Staff Anesthesiologist, Division of Anesthesia

    is a pediatric anesthesiologist whose primary basic science and translational research interest is exploring the protective effects of ischemic conditioning on tissue injury, sensory transduction and pain.   Secondary interests include blood product management and pediatric regional anesthesia. 

    513-636-4408
    christopher.lee@cchmc.org

    Christopher S. Lee, MD

    Staff Anesthesiologist, Division of Anesthesia

    Academic Information

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia

    Phone: 513-636-4408

    Fax: 513-636-7337

    Email: christopher.lee@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Pediatric regional anesthesia and pain medicine; anesthesia for solid organ transplantation.

    Research Interests

    Pediatric regional anesthesia and pain medicine; Perfusion/reperfusion injury.

    Education and Training

    BS: Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA, 1997.

    MD: Thomas Jefferson University- Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA, 2000.

    Residency: Pediatrics, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA, 2003; Anesthesia, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, 2006.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Anesthesia, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 2008.

    Certification: American Board of Anesthesiology, 2007.

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    Erica P. Lin, MD Attending Anesthesiologist

    is a pediatric cardiac anesthesiologist. As the departmental expert in ventricular assist devices, she coordinates care for our heart failure patients with implanted devices. She also facilitates VAD-training among the pediatric cardiac anesthesia division. Erica is also actively involved in fellow and resident education. Her basic research interests focus on hypoxia-ischemia and its effect on neurodevelopmental outcome.

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    erica.lin@cchmc.org

    Erica P. Lin, MD

    Attending Anesthesiologist

    Academic Information

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia

    Phone: 513-636-4408

    Fax: 513-636-7337

    Email: erica.lin@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Cardiac anesthesiology

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Texas Medical School at Houson, TX 2004.

    Residency: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 2008.

    Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH 2009.

    Certification: Anesthesiology 2009.

    Publications

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

    is a pediatric cardiac anesthesiologist and clinician-scientist who directs a research laboratory investigating the effects of anesthetics on the developing brain. He chairs the department’s Data Safety Monitoring Board and serves on the Editorial Advisory Board for the journal Pediatric Anesthesia as well as the SmartTots Affiliate Advisory Council for the International Anesthesia Research Society.
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    Andreas W. Loepke, MD, PhD

    Staff Anesthesiologist, Division of Cardiac Anesthesia

    Academic Information

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia

    Associate Professor, 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

    is a pediatric anesthesiologist who has clinical research programs in pediatric airway morphology and neuromonitoring. His primary research interest is examining the effect of currently available anesthetic agents on the upper airway morphology in children with history of obstructive sleep apnea. Effect of anesthesia on neuromonitoring modalities is a second clinical research focus.

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    mohamed.mahmoud@cchmc.org

    Mohamed A. Mahmoud, MD

    Staff Anesthesiologist

    Academic Information

    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.
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    John J. McAuliffe III, MD, MBA

    Research Director

    Staff Anesthesiologist

    Director, Institute Pediatric Anesthesia

    Academic Information

    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.

    Publications

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    Mark Meyer, MD Anesthesiologist

    is a pediatric anesthesiologist and palliative care physician with quality improvement research interests in opioid safety and communication. He possesses special clinical expertise in pediatric cancer pain and symptom management in life-threatening illness.

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    Mark Meyer, MD

    Anesthesiologist

    Academic Information

    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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    David L. Moore, MD

    is a pediatric anesthesiologist and pain management physician, with interests in education of regional anesthesia and pain medicine. His research investigates use of simulation in education, relation of education to pain management outcomes, and role of anxiety and regional anesthesia on pain management outcomes.

    513-636-8530
    dave.moore@cchmc.org

    David L. Moore, MD

    Academic Information

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia

    Phone: 513-636-8530

    Email: dave.moore@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    MD: University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, 1992.

    Residency: Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, 1998.

    Fellowship: University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1999.

    Certification: ABA, 1999.
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    Jacquelyn Morillo-Delerme, MD Director of Anesthesia, Liberty Campus

    513-636-4408
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    Jacquelyn Morillo-Delerme, MD

    Director of Anesthesia, Liberty Campus

    Academic Information

    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.

    Publications

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    Pornswan Ngamprasertwong, MD, MSc Anesthesiologist, Department of Anesthesia

    is an anesthesiologist and physician scientist. Her research focus is in the area of fetal-neonatal anesthesia and pharmacology. Her expertise is in fetal-neonatal anesthesia and research related to pharmacokinetics-pharmacodynamics of anesthetic drugs and developmental physiology.  She has participated as principle investigator and co-investigator in many pharmacokinetics and personalized medicine research at Cincinnati Children’s, using various anesthetic agents in both human and animal model.  

    513-636-4408
    pornswan.ngamprasertwong@cchmc.org

    Pornswan Ngamprasertwong, MD, MSc

    Anesthesiologist, Department of Anesthesia

    Academic Information

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia

    Phone: 513-636-4408

    Email: pornswan.ngamprasertwong@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Fetal and neonatal anesthesia; fetal and neonatal pharmacology of anesthetic agents

    Biography

    Under mentorship of Dr. Vinks and Dr. Sadhasivam she has received extensive training, not only in applied pharmacology using PK-PD modeling and simulation, but also in research study design, critical thinking, grant and scientific writing skill. She received a scholarship from Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) to attend the summer institute in Maternal-Fetal Pharmacology in 2010. She received the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) Fellow research grant 2010 for her project: The effects of maternal anesthesia on fetal outcomes in sheep model. She also received the Young Investigator Research Awards in 2011 and 2012 from the Society of Pediatric Anesthesia.

    Education and Training

    MD: Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, 1998.

    Anesthesiology Residency: King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand, 2002.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Anesthesia, Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC, 2005.

    Fellowship: Cardiac Anesthesia, Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC, 2006.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Anesthesia (under the 4 year ABA alternative pathway program), Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, OH, 2011.

    MS: Translational Research, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2012.

    Publications

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    Vanessa A. Olbrecht, MD Anesthesiologist, Division of Anesthesia

    is a pediatric anesthesiologist and acute pain physician with interests in understanding opioid-induced effects on tumor biology, recurrence and metastasis and determining whether perioperative administration of narcotics influences long-term clinical outcomes in children having tumor resections.  She is currently working with Dr. John Perentesis’ group in the Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute.

    513-636-4408
    vanessa.olbrecht@cchmc.org

    Vanessa A. Olbrecht, MD

    Anesthesiologist, Division of Anesthesia

    Academic Information

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia

    Phone: 513-636-4408

    Email: vanessa.olbrecht@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Pediatric general anesthesia; pediatric regional anesthesia; acute pain management; clinical outcomes research

    Biography

    Vanessa Olbrecht, MD, graduated as class valedictorian and Alpha Omega Alpha from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 2007 and received the William Stewart Halsted award in surgery. She completed her internship in Surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital in 2008 before transitioning to her Anesthesia residency. She joined the staff at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center as an assistant professor in anesthesia after finishing her pediatric anesthesia fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

    Dr. Olbrecht’s achievements include multiple research publications in major journals focused on clinical outcomes in both surgery and anesthesia. She has presented her work at local and national meetings and has won several awards for these presentations, including a Gertie Marx award.

    Education and Training

    BA: Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 2003.

    MD: The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 2007.

    Internship: General Surgery, The Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University, Boston, MA, 2007-2008.

    Residency: Anesthesia, The Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University, Boston, MA, 2008-2011.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Anesthesia, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2011-2012.

    Certification: Anesthesiology, 2012.

    Publications

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    Mario Patino, MD Anesthesiologist

    is a pediatric anesthesiologist with a research interest in the evaluation of new innovative monitoring technology during the perioperative care of children, such as non-invasive continuous hemoglobin measurements with the use of pulse CO-oximetry and the use of acoustic technology to monitor the respiratory status of children. He also has research interest on children’s airway morphology, specifically in children with obstructive sleep apnea.

    513-636-4408
    mario.patino@cchmc.org

    Mario Patino, MD

    Anesthesiologist

    Academic Information

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia

    Phone: 513-636-4408

    Fax: 513-636-7337

    Email: mario.patino@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Neonatal anesthesia; liver transplantation; regional anesthesia

    Research Interest

    Perioperative outcomes in pediatric anesthesia

    Biography

    Dr. Mario Patino is an American Board Certified Anesthesiologist who completed his residency at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Patino joined as a faculty in 2008 after finishing his fellowship in Pediatric Anesthesia at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

    Education and Training

    MD: Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia, South America, 1996.

    Internship: Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, 2003-2004.

    Residency: Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, 2004-2007.

    Fellowship: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2008.

    Certification: American Board of Anesthesiology, 2008. PALS 2008. ACLS 2008.
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    Nick Pratap, MB BChir, MRCPCH, FRCA Congenital Cardiac Anesthesiologist, Department of Anesthesia

    investigates the use of monitoring in the operating room and cardiac intensive care unit. The goal of his research is to improve clinical outcomes after open heart surgery in young infants. He is also working on novel ways of partnering with families to prepare their children for surgery.

    513-803-0645
    jayant.pratap@cchmc.org

    Nick Pratap, MB BChir, MRCPCH, FRCA

    Congenital Cardiac Anesthesiologist, Department of Anesthesia

    Attending Cardiac Intensivist, Heart Institute

    Academic Information

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia

    Phone: 513-803-0645

    Email: jayant.pratap@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical

    Congenital cardiac anesthesia; general pediatric anesthesia; pediatric liver transplant anesthesia; cardiac intensive care medicine

    Research
    Improving outcomes after pediatric cardiac surgery; reducing surgical cancelations; improving safety in pediatric anesthesia using high-fidelity simulation training and checklists

    Education and Training

    MA (Cantab): University of Cambridge, UK, 1998.

    MB BChir: University of Cambridge, UK, 1998.

    Pediatric Residency: Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, London, UK, 2002.

    Anesthesia Residency: Royal College of Anaesthetists, London, UK, 2006.

    Pediatric Anesthesia Fellowship: Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, UK, 2008.

    Congenital Cardiac Anesthesia Fellowship: Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK, 2009.

    Pediatric Intensive Care Fellowship: Birmingham Children's and Great Ormond Street Hospitals, UK, 2010.

    Publications

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    Grants

    Randomized trial of near-infrared spectroscopy to guide intraoperative and intensive care management in children’s heart surgery requiring cardiopulmonary bypass. Principal Investigator. Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists/International Anesthesia Research Society. Jul 2011-Jun 2014.

    Targeting family support to children coming for surgery. Principal Investigator. Place Outcomes Research Award. Jul 2014-Jun 2016.

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

    513-636-4408
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    Joseph P. Previte, MD, FAAP

    Director of Anesthesia Information and Communication Services

    Academic Information

    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.

    Publications

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    John B. Rose, MD Co-Director, Inpatient Pain Rehabilitation Program

    is a pediatric anesthesiologist with clinical expertise and research interest in the management of chronic pain in children and adolescents.  His research interests also include quality improvement in chronic pediatric pain management and opiate safety in children.

    513-636-7768
    john.rose@cchmc.org

    John B. Rose, MD

    Co-Director, Inpatient Pain Rehabilitation Program

    Academic Information

    Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia

    Phone: 513-636-7768

    Email: john.rose@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    MD: University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 1980.

    Residency: Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital National Medical Center, Washington, DC; Anesthesiology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine; Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA.

    Certifications: Pediatrics, 1984; Anesthesiology, 1987.

    Publications

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    Senthilkumar Sadhasivam, MD, MPH

    is director of Perioperative Pain Service, has clinical interests in regional anesthesia, fetal anesthesia and perioperative pain management. His funded clinical research aims to improve anesthetic outcomes and personalizing pain management. He mentors junior faculty with clinical research, especially pharmacogenetic and pharmacokinetic research to improve perioperative outcomes in children.

    513-636-4408
    senthilkumar.sadhasivam@cchmc.org

    Senthilkumar Sadhasivam, MD, MPH

    Academic Information

    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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    Nancy Bard Samol, MD

    Academic Information

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia

    Phone: 513-636-4408

    Fax: 513-636-7337

    Email: nancy.samol@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    BS: Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 1997.

    MD: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2002.

    Internship: Internal Medicine, Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2003.

    Residency: Anesthesiology, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2006.

    Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, Present.
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    Paul J. Samuels, MD Director of Education, Department of Anesthesia

    is a pediatric anesthesiologist and the Director of Education in the Department of Anesthesiology. His clinical and research interests include measurement of technical skill acquisition, pediatric obesity, and medical simulation. 

    513-636-4408
    paul.samuels@cchmc.org

    Paul J. Samuels, MD

    Director of Education, Department of Anesthesia

    Academic Information

    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

    Ximena Soler, MD

    Staff Anesthesiologist

    Academic Information

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia

    Phone: 513-636-4408

    Fax: 513-636-7337

    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

    is a pediatric cardiac anesthesiologist and the Director of Cardiac Anesthesia. His clinical research interests include the effect of congenital cardiac disease and cardiac surgery on neurodevelopmental outcomes, and the use of cerebral monitoring during the perioperative period. He is also involved in Quality Improvement work focused on improving the safety of pediatric anesthesia.

    513-636-4408
    james.spaeth@cchmc.org

    James P. Spaeth, MD

    Director, Cardiac Anesthesia

    Staff Anesthesiologist

    Academic Information

    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.

    Publications

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    Rajeev Subramanyam, MD, MS

    is a health services and outcomes researcher in children undergoing surgery and anesthesia or sedation. He has a special interest in tonsillectomy and sleep apnea population. Health economics is a second research focus. 

    513-568-8994
    rajeev.subramanyam@cchmc.org

    Rajeev Subramanyam, MD, MS

    Academic Information

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia

    Phone: 513-568-8994

    Email: rajeev.subramanyam@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical

    Pediatric anesthesia

    Research

    Clinical and translational outcomes research; tonsillectomy and sleep apnea; health economics

    Education and Training

    MBBS: Bangalore Medical College, India, 1999.

    MD: Chandigarh, India, 2006.

    Residency: Anesthesia, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, India, 2006.

    Pediatric Anesthesia Fellowship: Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada, 2011.

    Advanced Fellowship in Pediatric Anesthesia: Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Cincinnati, OH, 2013.

    MS: Clinical and Translational Research, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2013.

    Certification: Anesthesiology, 2006.

    Publications

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    Alexandra Szabova, MD Director, Pain Management Fellowship

    is a pediatric anesthesiologist with interest in chronic pediatric pain medicine. She is on staff at the Pain Management Center and a program director of the Pediatric Pain Medicine Fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s. Her area of expertise includes musculoskeletal/back pain in children and young adults and related clinical outcome research.

    513-636-7768
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    Alexandra Szabova, MD

    Director, Pain Management Fellowship

    Academic Information

    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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    Rachel Thienprayoon, MD Attending Physician, Palliative Care Team

    is a clinical researcher focusing on racial/ethnic disparities in hospice enrollment in children, quality indicators in pediatric hospice care, and systems delivery of hospice care to children.

    513-803-4687
    rachel.thienprayoon@cchmc.org

    Rachel Thienprayoon, MD

    Attending Physician, Palliative Care Team

    Attending Physician, StarShine Hospice

    Academic Hospitalist, Cancer and Blood Disease Institute

    Academic Information

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-803-4687

    Email: rachel.thienprayoon@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Pediatric oncology; pediatric hospice and palliative medicine

    Biography

    Dr. Thienprayoon was a St. Baldrick's Fellows Grant recipient from 2011 to 2013. She was an ASH Clinical Research Training Institute participant in 2012. In 2014 she was part of the James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence Quality Scholars Program.

    Education and Training

    BS: Chemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, 2003.

    MD: Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA, 2007.

    Residency: General Pediatrics, Children's Medical Center Dallas, Dallas, TX, 2010.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, UT Southwestern, Dallas, TX, 2013.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2014.

    Board certification: General Pediatrics, 2012.

    Board eligible: Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, 2013; Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 2014.

    Publications

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

    is a pediatric anesthesiologist with an interest in quality improvement, outcomes and health services research. Her current work is centered on measuring perioperative quality outcomes and developing predictive models to improve outcomes as well as optimizing resources, efficiency and flow in the perioperative arena.

    513-636-4408
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    Anna M. Varughese, MD, MPH

    Associate Director, Department of Anesthesia

    Academic Information

    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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    Luigi Viola, MD Anesthesiologist

    is a pediatric anesthesiologist and acute pain physician with interests in evaluating brain cortical response to acute painful stimulation with functional-NIRS. He is also a co-investigator in pharmacogenetic studies of opioids in post - spine surgical and post-tonsillectomy patients. Surgical site infection prevention and anesthesia infection control measures is his second clinical research focus.

    513-636-4408
    luigi.viola@cchmc.org

    Luigi Viola, MD

    Anesthesiologist

    Academic Information

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia

    Phone: 513-636-4408

    Email: luigi.viola@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Pediatric regional anesthesia; acute pain management; difficult airway; intensive care medicine; sedation

    Biography

    Luigi Viola, MD, graduated in 1991 at Catholic University of Rome Medical School. After completing residency in pediatrics, Dr. Viola started as clinical instructor in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Gemelli Hospital in Rome. In 2002 he became assistant professor of the Department of Pediatrics.

    Dr. Viola's achievements include the completion of his fellowship in Neonatology and Italian certification of anesthesiologist.

    In 2006, Dr. Viola started his Anesthesia Residency Program at the University of Florida (Gainesville, FL), completed in 2010. He also completed a Pediatric Anesthesia Fellowship Program at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in 2011.

    Education and Training

    MD: Catholic University of Rome, Medical School, 1991.

    Residency: Pediatrics, Catholic University, Rome, 1995; Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Catholic University, 2006; Anesthesiology, Shands Hospital at University of Florida, Gainesville, 2010.

    Fellowship: Neonatology, Catholic University, Rome, 1998; Pediatric Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2011.

    Publications

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    Eric P. Wittkugel, MD Staff Anesthesiologist

    is a pediatric anesthesiologist and a mentor with a research and education focus on quality improvement and safety in outpatient pediatric anesthesia.  His research focuses on the use of quality improvement methods to optimize preanesthetic evaluation and clinical outcomes for children undergoing ambulatory surgery.  His clinical interests include anesthesia for airway surgery and for children with epidermolysis bullosa.

    513-636-4408
    eric.wittkugel@cchmc.org

    Eric P. Wittkugel, MD

    Staff Anesthesiologist

    Academic Information

    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.

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