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Staff Anesthesiologist, Department of Anesthesia

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia

513-636-4408

Board Certified

"I enjoy my practice because anesthesia can calm children’s fears and provide reassurance for families. I feel privileged to help ease my patients’ suffering when they need rest and compassionate care the most."

My Biography & Research

Biography

I strive to treat all my patients as if I am caring for my own family.

As a pediatric anesthesiologist I provide sedation, general anesthesia and pain management for children. At Cincinnati Children’s, we use a team approach to care. I collaborate with other specialists to provide the best care possible. I also provide intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring to track my patients’ condition during surgery and to spot any early signs of problems.

I enjoy my practice because anesthesia can calm children’s fears and provide reassurance for families. I feel privileged to help ease my patients’ suffering when they need rest and compassionate care the most. I am also thankful to be a part of a wonderful group of people at Cincinnati Children’s that are so dedicated to working as a team to provide the best care possible.

My research interests include the utilization of neurophysiologic monitoring in order to improve outcomes in anesthesia and surgery.

I’m proud of my recent awards, including:

  • 2019 Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Cincinnati
  • 2019 Young Investigator Award, Society for Pediatric Anesthesia, second place
  • 2018 Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching, Department of Anesthesiology, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
  • 2011 Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award, Arnold Gold Foundation

In my free time, I enjoy playing the guitar, spending time with my family, and writing articles and children's story books.

Clinical Interests

Pediatric anesthesiology

Academic Affiliation

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia

Clinical Divisions

Anesthesia

Research Divisions

Anesthesia

My Education

MD: Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC, 2011.

Residency: Anesthesiology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC, 2015.

Fellowship: Pediatric Anesthesiology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Cincinnati, OH, 2016.

Certification: Anesthesiology, 2016; Pediatric Anesthesiology, 2017.

My Publications

Mid-Aortic Syndrome. Rajakaruna, R; Porter, KR; Ok, MS. Anesthesiology. 2021; 134.

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.

Principles of Neurophysiological Assessment, Mapping, and Monitoring – Second Edition. Ok, M; McAuliffe, J. Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia. 2020; 67:1312-1313.

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.

Flexible bronchoscopy complicated by pneumomediastinum and subcutaneous emphysema. Ok, M; Winograd Gomez, V; Mahmoud, M. Paediatric Anaesthesia. 2019; 29:1070-1071.

Cervical spinal cord compression in a patient with Trisomy 21. Ok, M; Nagaraj, U; Mahmoud, M. Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia. 2019; 66:1113-1114.

Foramen Magnum Stenosis and Spinal Cord Compression in Achondroplasia. Ok, MS; Nagaraj, UD; Mahmoud, M. Anesthesiology. 2019; 131.