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Assistant Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia


Board Certified

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

My Biography & Research


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.

Clinical Interests

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

Research Interests

Pain management; malignant hyperthermia

Academic Affiliation

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia

Clinical Divisions

Anesthesia, Perioperative Pain Management

Research Divisions


My Education

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.

My Publications

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.

Surgical site infection related to use of elastomeric pumps in pectus excavatum repair. Lessons learned from root cause analysis. Apelt, N; Schaffzin, J; Bates, C; Brown, RL; Mecoli, M; Sadhasivam, S; Garcia, V. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2017; 52:1292-1295.

Pediatric Obesity: Anesthetic Implications and Perioperative Considerations for Weight Loss Surgery. Mecoli, M; Kandil, A; Campion, M; Samuels, P. Current Anesthesiology Reports. 2017; 7:125-134.

Response to multimodal anesthesia with the addition of methadone is superior to epidural analgesia. Moore, DL; Mavi, R; Mecoli, M; Sadhasivam, S. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2017; 52.

CYP2D6 pharmacogenetic and oxycodone pharmacokinetic association study in pediatric surgical patients. Balyan, R; Mecoli, M; Venkatasubramanian, R; Chidambaran, V; Kamos, N; Clay, S; Moore, DL; Mavi, J; Glover, CD; Szmuk, P; et al. Pharmacogenomics. 2017; 18:337-348.