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Ali I. Kandil, DO, MPH

  • Anesthesiologist, Department of Anesthesiology
  • Intra-operative Neuromonitoring Physician, Intraoperative Neurophysiology
  • Associate Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia
I am dedicated to ensuring my patients have excellent care, surrounded by empathy and compassion.
Ali I. Kandil, DO, MPH



As a pediatric anesthesiologist and intraoperative neuromonitoring physician, I specialize in complex orthopedic spine, neuro, radiology and liver transplant anesthesia.

My residency mentor, Dr. Robert Dorian, inspired me to enter pediatric anesthesia. And though he has since passed, his legacy lives on in me. I, like him, am dedicated to ensuring my patients have excellent care, surrounded by empathy and compassion.

I specialize in the anesthetic care of complex pediatric patients, especially those with difficult airways, complex spine disorders and those needing radiologic procedures. I have a special-needs child, and I treat each child as if they were my own. Perspective is such a valuable tool, and I believe my perspective helps in the quality of care I provide my patients.

My work in research aims to improve safety for patients undergoing anesthesia for radiology procedures. I’m also trying to ensure our anesthetics don’t alter hearing test outcomes in children with suspected hearing loss. I’m honored that our lab’s article on anesthesia for auditory brain stem response testing was featured for the Department of Anesthesiology in the Cincinnati Children’s Research Annual Report (2022).

When I’m not working, I enjoy golfing, traveling with my wife and cuddling with our cats.

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.


Complex neuromuscular spine surgeries; radiology anesthesia; neurosurgery; liver transplant; sleep anesthesia

Services and Specialties



Intraoperative neurophysiology; auditory brainstem response; pediatric airway

Research Areas


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. 2023; 168:848-855.

Procedures in radiology. Allphin, CA; Kandil, AI. Pediatric Anesthesia: A Comprehensive Approach to Safe and Effective Care. 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:e0248999.

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; 9:3723.

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. The 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; 129:811.

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