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.
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.
Cardiac anesthesia; neonatal anesthesia
Anesthesia on the developing brain
Bayesian modeling to predict malignant hyperthermia susceptibility and pathogenicity of RYR1, CACNA1S and STAC3 variants. Pharmacogenomics. 2019; 20:989-1003.
Altered patterning of dentate granule cell mossy fiber inputs onto CA3 pyramidal cells in limbic epilepsy. The Hippocampus. 2011; 21:93-107.
Susceptibility of transcranial electric motor-evoked potentials to varying targeted blood levels of dexmedetomidine during spine surgery. Anesthesiology. 2010; 112:1364-1373.
Changes in myofibrillar activation and troponin C Ca2+ binding associated with troponin T isoform switching in developing rabbit heart. Circulation Research. 1990; 66:1204-1216.
Intraoperative Neuromonitoring in Pediatric Surgery. Koht, Sloan, Toleikis's Monitoring the Nervous System for Anesthesiologists and Other Health Care Professionals. : Springer Nature; Springer Nature; 2023.
Why a Propofol Infusion Should Be the Anesthetic of Choice for Auditory Brainstem Response Testing in Children. Anesthesia and Analgesia. 2022; 134:802-809.
How Integrated Anesthesia Communication Leads to Dependable IONM Data. The Neurodiagnostic journal. 2021; 61:37-45.
Principles of Neurophysiological Assessment, Mapping, and Monitoring – Second Edition. Canadian Journal of Anesthesia / Journal canadien d'anesthésie. 2020; 67:1312-1313.
Tertiary Pediatric Academic Institution's Experience With Intraoperative Neuromonitoring for Nonspinal Surgery in Children With Mucopolysaccharidosis, Based on a Novel Evidence-Based Care Algorithm. Anesthesia and Analgesia. 2020; 130:1678-1684.