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Cardiac Anesthesiologist, Department of Anesthesia

Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia



Board Certified

My Biography & Research

Clinical Interests

Anesthesia for congenital cardiac disease; anesthesia equipment and monitoring

Research Interests

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

Academic Affiliation

Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia


Anesthesia, Anesthesia

My Education

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).

My Publications

Comparison of Intranasal Dexmedetomidine and Oral Pentobarbital Sedation for Transthoracic Echocardiography in Infants and Toddlers: A Prospective, Randomized, Double-Blind Trial. Miller, JW; Ding, L; Gunter, JB; Lam, JE; Lin, EP; Paquin, JR; Li, BL; Spaeth, JP; Kreeger, RN; Divanovic, A; et al. Anesthesia and Analgesia. 2018; 126:2009-2016.

Comparison of dexmedetomidine and chloral hydrate sedation for transthoracic echocardiography in infants and toddlers: a randomized clinical trial. Miller, J; Xue, B; Hossain, M; Zhang, M; Loepke, A; Kurth, D. Pediatric Anesthesia. 2016; 26:266-272.

Comparison of different anesthesia techniques during esophagogastroduedenoscopy in children: a randomized trial. Patino, M; Glynn, S; Soberano, M; Putnam, P; Hossain, MM; Hoffmann, C; Samuels, P; Kibelbek, MJ; Gunter, J. Pediatric Anesthesia. 2015; 25:1013-1019.

To Pretreat or Not to Pretreat: Prophylactic Anticholinergic Administration Before Dexmedetomidine in Pediatric Imaging. Subramanyam, R; Cudilo, EM; Hossain, MM; McAuliffe, J; Wu, J; Patino, M; Gunter, J; Mahmoud, M. Anesthesia and Analgesia. 2015; 121:479-485.