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Marc Mecoli, MD

  • Assistant Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia
As a pediatric anesthesiologist, my main focus each day is to provide safe, highly reliable, efficient and compassionate care to my patients.
Marc Mecoli, MD



As a pediatric anesthesiologist, my main focus each day is to provide safe, highly reliable, efficient and compassionate care to my patients.

My clinical interests include acute pain management and using regional anesthesia to help reduce pain and improve functional recovery for children following major surgery. I am interested in novel ultrasound-guided regional techniques and their application in multimodal pain regimens for procedures such as pectus deformity repair and complex urogenital surgeries.

I am also interested in the use of ultrasound to access a child’s blood vessels and other point of care applications in the operating room. Ultrasound allows direct visualization of various body systems and can give important information to the clinical team before, during and after surgery. These applications allow me, and the surgical team, to provide safe and advanced care.

In my free time, I play fiddle throughout Greater Cincinnati in a local bluegrass band called Moonshine Drive.

MD: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, 2008.

Internship: The Christ Hospital, Cincinnati, OH, 2009.

Residency: Anesthesia, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, 2012.

Fellowship: Pediatric anesthesia, Cincinnati Children's Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2014.

Certification: Anesthesiology, 2013.


Pediatric anesthesia; acute pain management; regional anesthesia; ultrasound guided vascular access

Services and Specialties

Anesthesia, Perioperative Pain Management


Pain management; malignant hyperthermia

Research Areas



Retrospective study comparing outcomes of multimodal epidural and erector spinae catheter pain protocols after pectus surgery. Walter, CM; Lee, CS; Moore, DL; Abbasian, N; Clay, SJ; Mecoli, MD; Olbrecht, VA; Batra, M; Ding, L; Yang, F; et al. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2023; 58:397-404.

Design and implementation of a novel patient-centered empowerment approach for pain optimisation in children undergoing major surgery. Chidambaran, V; Simpson, B; Brower, L; Hanke, R; Mecoli, M; Lane, B; Williams, S; McKenna, E; Bates, C; Kraemer, A; et al. BMJ Open Quality. 2022; 11:e001874.

Multimodal continuous ambulatory erector spinae catheter pain protocol for early recovery following Nuss procedure: a retrospective cohort study. Abbasian, N; Clay, SJ; Batra, M; Walter, CM; Olbrecht, VA; Mecoli, M; Lee, CS; Nair, M; Huq, A; Simpson, BE; et al. Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine. 2022; 47:421-423.

Factors associated with intraoperative intravenous catheter extravasation in children. Mecoli, MD; Ding, L; Yang, G; McSoley, JW; Doellman, DA; Rineair, SA; Subramanyam, R. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care. 2022; 50:306-311.

Pediatric pain management. Furstein, JS; Samol, NB; Moore, DL; Mecoli, M; Herrera, D; Davis-Sandfoss, TA C; Davis-Sandfoss, AK. Pediatric Anesthesia: A Comprehensive Approach to Safe and Effective Care. 2022.

Feasibility study of cumulative sum (CUSUM) analysis as a competency assessment tool for ultrasound-guided venous access procedures. Narayanasamy, S; Ding, L; Yang, F; Gunter, J; Samuels, P; Mecoli, M. Canadian Journal of Anesthesia / Journal canadien d'anesthésie. 2022; 69:256-264.

Pragmatic comparative effectiveness study of multimodal fascia iliaca nerve block and continuous lumbar epidural-based protocols for periacetabular osteotomy. Albertz, M; Whitlock, P; Yang, F; Ding, L; Uchtman, M; Mecoli, M; Olbrecht, V; Moore, D; McCarthy, J; Chidambaran, V. Journal of Hip Preservation Surgery. 2021; 7:728-739.

Standardization of clinical care pathway leads to sustained decreased length of stay following Nuss pectus repair: A multidisciplinary quality improvement initiative. Gurria, JP; Simpson, B; Tuncel-Kara, S; Bates, C; McKenna, E; Rogers, T; Kraemer, A; Platt, M; Mecoli, M; Garcia, VF; et al. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2020; 55:2690-2698.

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