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Cardiac Anesthesiologist, Department of Anesthesia

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia


Board Certified

My Biography & Research


As a pediatric anesthesiologist, I enjoy working with children to improve their quality of life. I specialize in caring for patients with congenital heart defects who are undergoing surgical procedures.

With my personalized approach to care, I see every child as an individual and treat each child as if they were one of my own. I try my best to empathize with what the families are going through.

As a pediatric hospital, we enjoy a collaborative and congenial environment. Here, everyone comes together for the good of the patient. I find it greatly rewarding to form this type of partnership with the members of my patients’ care teams.

I’m honored to be recognized by The American Society of Hematology (ASH) as the 2019 Blood Utilization Champion. This award acknowledges my work within the blood utilization review committee for improving the safety and utilization of blood administration within Cincinnati Children’s.

In my free time, I enjoy reading, cooking, hiking, kayaking, yoga and meditation.

Clinical Interests

Cardiac anesthesia

Academic Affiliation

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia

Clinical Divisions


Research Divisions


My Education

DO: Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, Glendale, AZ, 2003.

Residency: Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL, 2007.

Fellowship: Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL, 2008.

My Publications

The Extremely Premature Infant (Micropremie) and Common Neonatal Emergencies. Spaeth, JP; Lam, JE. A Practice of Anesthesia for Infants and Children. : Elsevier; Elsevier; 2019.

Anesthesia for specific cardiac lesions: Right-to left shunts. Paquin, JR; Lam, JE; Lin, EP. Anesthesiology: A Practical Approach. : Springer International Publishing; Springer International Publishing; 2018.

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.

Does intranasal dexmedetomidine provide adequate plasma concentrations for sedation in children: a pharmacokinetic study. Miller, JW; Balyan, R; Dong, M; Mahmoud, M; Lam, JE; Pratap, JN; Paquin, JR; Li, BL; Spaeth, JP; Vinks, A; et al. British Journal of Anaesthesia. 2018; 120:1056-1065.

Sedation methods for transthoracic echocardiography in children with Trisomy 21a retrospective study. Miller, J; Ding, L; Spaeth, J; Lam, J; Paquin, J; Lin, E; Divanovic, A; Li, BL; Baskar, S; Loepke, AW. Pediatric Anesthesia. 2017; 27:531-539.