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Anesthesiologist, Department of Anesthesiology

Intra-operative Neuromonitoring Physician, Intraoperative Neurophysiology

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia


Board Certified

"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 Biography & Research


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

Clinical Interests

Intraoperative neurophysiology; auditory brainstem response; pediatric airway

Academic Affiliation

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia

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Research Divisions


My Education

DO: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie, PA.

MPH: Epidemiology/Biostatistics, University of South Florida College of Public Health, Tampa, FL.

Residency: Anesthesiology, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, NJ.

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

Advanced Fellowship: Intraoperative Neurophysiology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.

Certification: Anesthesiology, 2015; Pediatric Anesthesiology, 2015.

My Publications

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.

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.

Anesthesia for Spinal Surgery in Children. Kandil, A; Rao, DS; Mahmoud, M. Anesthesiology. 2018.

Anesthesia for Epidermolysis Bullosa. Wittkugel, E; Kandil, A. Anesthesiology. 2018.

Frontoethmoidal encephalocele: a pediatric airway challenge. Geddam, LM; Mahmoud, MA; Pan, BS; Stevenson, CB; Kandil, AI. Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia. 2018; 65:208-209.