A photo of Mohamed Mahmoud.

Staff Anesthesiologist

Associate Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia

513-636-4408

513-636-7337

Board Certified

"I practice evidence-based medicine. It gives me great pleasure to state that I enjoy working with children, especially in the academically stimulating environment of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. "

My Biography & Research

Biography

Since I completed my anesthesia residency, my professional goals have been to become an academic pediatric anesthesiologist and a clinical scientist. I practice evidence-based medicine. It gives me great pleasure to state that I enjoy working with children, especially in the academically stimulating environment of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. I felt this way since 2004 when I joined this department as pediatric anesthesia fellow.

I have pioneered sedation and anesthesia protocols to ensure safe, effective care of pediatric patients who require sedation or general anesthesia for procedures outside the operating room, and neurosurgical procedures — especially those who need continuous surveillance of their nervous system during surgery.

I was honored to receive the following awards:

  • Cincinnati Magazine Top Doctor in 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020
  • Keynote Speaker at the Sudanese-American Medical Association Annual meeting, 2018
  • Visiting Faculty Award in 2018 from the Sudanese-American Medical Association in recognition of my clinical contributions, mentoring, lecturing and workshops to alleviate the suffering of the pediatric patients of Sudan
  • Chief Resident, Department of Anesthesia SUNY, Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York July 2003 – June 2004
  • Resident of the year SUNY, Upstate Medical University Syracuse, New York June 2004
  • Best third-year presentation “Controversies in regional anesthesia” SUNY, Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York

I also presented a paper with my mentor, Dr. Michale Ok, titled “Effect of Adding Ketamine after Dexmedetomidine Administration on Upper Airway Configuration in Normal Children,” at the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia 2019 meeting. Our study received the young investigator award during the meeting.

An important topic of my research is examining the effects of anesthetic agents — including propofol, dexmedetomidine and ketamine — on the upper airway morphology in children with and without a history of obstructive sleep apnea. My contributions in the field of anesthesia and sedation have been recognized and manifested in publications, scientific presentations and leading learning discussions at national and international meetings.

In my free time, I love playing and watching soccer — especially Liverpool team games.

Additional Languages

Arabic

Clinical Interests

Spinal surgery; dexmedetomidine effects on neuromonitoring

Academic Affiliation

Associate Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia

Clinical Divisions

Anesthesia

Research Divisions

Anesthesia

My Education

MD: Ain Shams University Medical School, Cairo, Egypt, 1996.

Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY, 2000-2004.

Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2004-2005.

Certification: Anesthesiology, 2005.

My Publications

Pre-sedation Assessment. Horeczko, T; Mahmoud, M. Pediatric Sedation Outside of the Operating Room. 2021.

Optical Stylet and Light-Guided Equipment and Techniques. Subramanyam, R; Mahmoud, M. Management of the Difficult Pediatric Airway. 2021.

Effects on the Upper Airway Morphology with Intravenous Addition of Ketamine after Dexmedetomidine Administration in Normal Children. Mylavarapu, G; Fleck, RJ; Ok, MS; Ding, L; Kandil, A; Amin, RS; Das, B; Mahmoud, M. Journal of Clinical Medicine. 2020; 9.

Nonanterior mediastinal masses still pose a significant risk of perioperative complications. Bacigalupo Landa, A; Mahmoud, M; Ok, MS. Paediatric Anaesthesia. 2020; 30:1284-1285.

Dexmedetomidine: What's New for Pediatrics? A Narrative Review. Mahmoud, M; Barbi, E; Mason, KP. Journal of Clinical Medicine. 2020; 9.

Safety and cost of drug-induced sleep endoscopy outside the operating room. Bergeron, M; Lee, DR; DeMarcantonio, MA; Kandil, A; Mahmoud, MA; Fleck, RJ; Ishman, SL. Laryngoscope. 2020; 130:2076-2080.

Intravenous dexmedetomidine sedation for magnetoencephalography: A retrospective study. Tewari, A; Mahmoud, M; Rose, D; Ding, L; Tenney, J. Paediatric Anaesthesia. 2020; 30:799-805.

Bronchus Intermedius Compression from Idiopathic Thoracic Scoliosis. Atteri, M; Allphin, C; Mahmoud, M; Ok, MS. Anesthesiology. 2020; 133.

Bronchus Intermedius Compression from Idiopathic Thoracic Scoliosis. Atteri, M; Allphin, C; Mahmoud, M; Ok, MS. Anesthesiology. 2020; 133.

Anesthesia and Sedation Outside the Operating Room. Mahmoud, M; Holzman, RS; Mason, KP. Gregory's Pediatric Anesthesia. 2020.