Joel B. Gunter, MD

Staff Anesthesiologist, Department of Anesthesia

Academic Affiliation


Phone 513-636-4408

Fax 513-636-7337



Anesthesia for congenital cardiac disease; anesthesia equipment and monitoring


Anesthesia equipment and monitoring; regional anesthesia in children; outcomes after anesthesia in children

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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Hoffmann CO, Samuels PJ, Beckman E, Hein EA, Shackleford TM, Overbey E, Berlin RE, Wang Y, Nick TG, Gunter JB. Insufflation vs intubation during esophagogastroduodenoscopy in children. Paediatr Anaesth. 2010 Sep;20(9):821-30.

Mahmoud M, Radhakrishman R, Gunter J, Sadhasivam S, Schapiro A, McAuliffe J, Kurth D, Wang Y, Nick TG, Donnelly LF. Effect of increasing depth of dexmedetomidine anesthesia on upper airway morphology in children. Paediatr Anaesth. 2010 Jun;20(6):506-15.

Sadhasivam S, Cohen LL, Hosu L, Gorman KL, Wang Y, Nick TG, Jou JF, Samol N, Szabova A, Hagerman N, Hein E, Boat A, Varughese A, Kurth CD, Willging JP, Gunter JB. Real-time assessment of perioperative behaviors in children and parents: development and validation of the perioperative adult child behavioral interaction scale. Anesth Analg. 2010 Apr 1;110(4):1109-15.

Mahmoud M, Gunter J, Donnelly LF, Wang Y, Nick TG, Sadhasivam S. A comparison of dexmedetomidine with propofol for magnetic resonance imaging sleep studies in children. Anesth Analg. 2009 Sep;109(3):745-53.

Mahmoud M, Gunter J, Sadhasivam S. Ciné MRI airway studies in children with sleep apnea: optimal images and anesthetic challenges. Pediatr Radiol. 2009 Oct;39(10):1034-7.

Sadhasivam S, Cohen LL, Szabova A, Varughese A, Kurth CD, Willging P, Wang Y, Nick TG, Gunter J. Real-time assessment of perioperative behaviors and prediction of perioperative outcomes. Anesth Analg. 2009 Mar;108(3):822-6.

Gunter JB, Ball J, Than-Win S. Preparation of the Dräger Fabius anesthesia machine for the malignant-hyperthermia susceptible patient. Anesth Analg. 2008 Dec;107(6):1936-45.

Varughese AM, Nick TG, Gunter J, Wang Y, Kurth CD. Factors predictive of poor behavioral compliance during inhaled induction in children. Anesth Analg. 2008 Aug;107(2):413-21.

Mahmoud M, Bryan Y, Gunter J, Kreeger RN, Sadhasivam S. Anesthetic implications of undiagnosed late onset central hypoventilation syndrome in a child: from elective tonsillectomy to tracheostomy. Paediatr Anaesth. 2007 Oct;17(10):1001-5.

Cohen MB, Gunter JB. How safe is intravenous sedation with midazolam and fentanyl for pediatric gastrointestinal endoscopy? Nat Clin Pract Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2007 Oct;4(10):538-9.