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Staff Anesthesiologist, Department of Anesthesia

Associate Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia


Board Certified

About Me


As a pediatric anesthesiologist, I specialize in providing care for patients who need cardiac surgery or other heart-related procedures.

I want my patients and their families to know that safety and comfort are my highest priorities when providing patient care.

I decided to pursue anesthesiology in medical school. During my anesthesiology residency, I most enjoyed my pediatric anesthesia rotations. Pediatric cardiac anesthesia is particularly interesting and challenging to me.

I believe innovation and technology can improve the patient and family experience. I’m honored that an interdisciplinary team, that I organized and led, won a “Hackathon” competition. We created an app for pediatric patients and their families that guides them through the perioperative care experience. Our creation won first-prize — beating out more than 85 participants from across the United States.

A fun fact about me is that I am a private pilot.

Clinical Interests

Pediatric and congenital cardiac anesthesia

Academic Affiliation

Associate Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia

Clinical Divisions


My Education

SB: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, 2002.

MD: New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ, 2009.

Residency: Columbia University/New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY, 2013.

Fellowship: Pediatric Anesthesiology, Columbia University/New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY, 2014.

Board Certified: Anesthesiology; Pediatric Anesthesiology.

My Publications

Images in Anesthesiology: Harlequin Phenomenon in a Newborn after Induction of General Anesthesia. Pekurovsky, A; Monteleone, MP. Anesthesiology. 2016; 124:1166-1166.