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Board Certified

"I want every patient and family to receive the care they expect from my team. What matters to patients and their families is what matters to me."

My Biography & Research


Working as a hospital volunteer led me to change my career path from chemical engineering to medicine. My first residency was in pediatrics. I spent two years as a pediatrician in the U.S. Public Health Service before my residency in anesthesiology and my pediatric anesthesia fellowship.

As chief of Anesthesiology at Cincinnati Children’s, I want every patient and family to receive the care they expect from my team. What matters to patients and their families is what matters to me.

In my research, we are looking to improve patient care by developing tools that help clinicians make better and more informed decisions in real-time.

I was honored to receive the 2019 Aubrey Rose Foundation Above and Beyond Doctor of the Year award. This award was special to me because I had the privilege of caring for Aubrey Rose.

When I’m not helping patients or involved in my research, I enjoy spending time with my three granddaughters. I also love learning new things about a multitude of topics.

Clinical Interests

Cardiac anesthesia; neonatal anesthesia

Research Interests

Anesthesia on the developing brain

Clinical Divisions


Research Divisions


Blog Posts

McAuliffe Appointed Anesthesiologist-in-Chief

Surgical Science

McAuliffe Appointed Anesthesiologist-in-Chief

John J. McAuliffe III, MD, MBA6/30/2019

My Education

MD: McGill University, Montreal, Canada, 1977.

Residency: Anesthesiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, 1982-84; Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 1981-82; Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 1978-79.

Fellowship: Pediatric Anesthesiology, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Boston, MA, 1984-85.

Certification: Pediatrics, 1984; Anesthesiology, 1985.

My Publications

Selected Publication

Bayesian modeling to predict malignant hyperthermia susceptibility and pathogenicity of RYR1, CACNA1S and STAC3 variants. Sadhasivam, S; Brandom, BW; Henker, RA; McAuliffe, JJ. Pharmacogenomics. 2019; 20:989-1003.

Altered patterning of dentate granule cell mossy fiber inputs onto CA3 pyramidal cells in limbic epilepsy. McAuliffe, JJ; Bronson, SL; Hester, MS; Murphy, BL; Dahlquist-Topala, R; Richards, DA; Danzer, SC. Hippocampus. 2011; 21:93-107.

Susceptibility of transcranial electric motor-evoked potentials to varying targeted blood levels of dexmedetomidine during spine surgery. Mahmoud, M; Sadhasivam, S; Salisbury, S; Nick, TG; Schnell, B; Sestokas, AK; Wiggins, C; Samuels, P; Kabalin, T; McAuliffe, J. Anesthesiology. 2010; 112:1364-1373.

Desflurane, isoflurane, and sevoflurane provide limited neuroprotection against neonatal hypoxia-ischemia in a delayed preconditioning paradigm. McAuliffe, JJ; Loepke, AW; Miles, L; Joseph, B; Hughes, E; Vorhees, CV. Anesthesiology. 2009; 111:533-546.

Changes in myofibrillar activation and troponin C Ca2+ binding associated with troponin T isoform switching in developing rabbit heart. MCAULIFFE, JJ; GAO, LZ; SOLARO, RJ. Circulation Research. 1990; 66:1204-1216.

How Integrated Anesthesia Communication Leads to Dependable IONM Data. Busso, VO; McAuliffe, JJ. The Neurodiagnostic journal. 2021; 61:37-45.

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.

Neuroanesthesiologists as interoperative neurophysiologists: a collaborative cognitive apprenticeship model of training in a community of clinical practice. Algarra, NN; III, MJ J; Seubert, CN. Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing. 2020; 34:325-330.

Is the new ASNM intraoperative neuromonitoring supervision "guideline " a trustworthy guideline? A commentary. Skinner, SA; Aydinlar, EI; Borges, LF; Carter, BS; Currier, BL; Deletis, V; Dong, C; Dormans, JP; Drost, G; Fernandez-Conejero, I; et al. Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing. 2019; 33:185-190.

Medical Error Avoidance in Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring: The Communication Imperative. Skinner, S; Holdefer, R; McAuliffe, JJ; Sala, F. Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology. 2017; 34:477-483.