Profile Photo Not Available

Ali I. Kandil, DO, MPH

  • Anesthesiologist, Department of Anesthesiology
  • Intra-operative Neuromonitoring Physician, Intraoperative Neurophysiology
  • Assistant Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia
I believe in being an approachable resource for children and their families. I hope that I am seen as an expert in my field and that patients feel safe in my care.



As a pediatric anesthesiologist, I help children when they need imaging services and surgery. I’m the director of Anesthesia Imaging Services at Cincinnati Children’s and an associate professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

My residency mentor, the late Dr. Bob Dorian, inspired my career path. He was a pediatric anesthesiologist who loved his job. His energetic, enthusiastic and compassionate approach to the care of children inspired me to want to be just like him.

I believe in being an approachable resource for children and their families. I hope that I am seen as an expert in my field and that patients feel safe in my care.

My clinical and research work focus is on anesthesia for sleep apnea patients, neuroanesthesia and radiology anesthesia. I study how anesthesia affects airway anatomy during surgery or radiology procedures. I also research how anesthesia impacts different neurophysiological changes during surgery and hearing tests.

When I’m not working, I take part in medical mission trips. I love this work and have completed 10 missions. I am also an avid golfer and consider myself a “foodie.” And, I enjoy spending time with my fiancé and my two cats.

Additional Languages

Arabic, Spanish


Sleep Endoscopy and Cine Magnetic Resonance Imaging Evaluation of Children With Persistent Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Li, C; Kou, YF; DeMarcantonio, MA; Heubi, CH; Fleck, R; Kandil, A; Smith, DF; Ishman, SL. Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. 2022.

Why a Propofol Infusion Should Be the Anesthetic of Choice for Auditory Brainstem Response Testing in Children. Kandil, AI; Ok, MS; Baroch, KA; Subramanyam, R; Mahmoud, MA; McAuliffe, JJ. Anesthesia and Analgesia. 2022; 134:802-809.

Introduction of precordial Doppler ultrasound to confirm correct peripheral venous access during general anesthesia in children: A preliminary study. Kojima, T; Kitamura, K; Ichiyanagi, S; Watanabe, F; Yamaguchi, Y; Sato, E; Tani, D; Kako, H; Kandil, AI; Ohde, S; et al. PLoS ONE. 2021; 16.

Effects on the Upper Airway Morphology with Intravenous Addition of Ketamine after Dexmedetomidine Administration in Normal Children. Mylavarapu, G; Fleck, RJ; Ok, MS; Ding, L; Kandil, A; Amin, RS; Das, B; Mahmoud, M. Journal of Clinical Medicine. 2020; 9.

Safety and cost of drug-induced sleep endoscopy outside the operating room. Bergeron, M; Lee, DR; DeMarcantonio, MA; Kandil, A; Mahmoud, MA; Fleck, RJ; Ishman, SL. Laryngoscope. 2020; 130:2076-2080.

Tertiary Pediatric Academic Institution's Experience With Intraoperative Neuromonitoring for Nonspinal Surgery in Children With Mucopolysaccharidosis, Based on a Novel Evidence-Based Care Algorithm. Kandil, AI; Pettit, CS; Berry, LN; Busso, VO; Careskey, M; Chesnut, E; Buck, DW; Leslie, ND; Tamai, J; McAuliffe, JJ; et al. Anesthesia and Analgesia. 2020; 130:1678-1684.

Pulmonary Hypertensive Crisis During General Anesthesia in a 3-Year-Old Autistic Boy With Undiagnosed Scurvy, Undergoing Cardiac Catheterization: A Case Report. Ichiyanagi, S; Takeshita, I; Kandil, AI; Miyazu, M; Kojima, T. A&a Practice. 2019; 13:379-381.

Sudden Airway Collapse After Pneumoperitoneum With Undiagnosed Tracheomalacia in a Morbidly Obese 12-Year-Old Boy Undergoing Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: A Case Report. Kojima, T; Kandil, AI; Previte, JP. A&a Practice. 2019; 12:421-423.

Saber-sheath Tracheal Deformity. Kandil, A; Chutipongtanate, A; Wood, RE; Mahmoud, M. Anesthesiology. 2018; 129.

Epidural Blood Patch in Children Under Anesthesia: Is There an Indication for Neuromonitoring?. Kandil, A; Smith, G; Mahmoud, M; Abruzzo, T; Vadivelu, S; Subramanyam, R. Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology. 2018; 30:275-276.

Patient Ratings and Comments

All patient satisfaction ratings and comments are submitted by actual patients and verified by a leading independent patient satisfaction company, NRC Health. Patient identities are withheld to ensure confidentiality and privacy. Only those providers whose satisfaction surveys are administered through Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center are displayed. Click here to learn more about our survey