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Anesthesiologist, Department of Anesthesia

513-636-4408

513-636-7337

Board Certified

"When I care for children in the hospital, I treat them as if they are my own. As a pediatric anesthesiologist, I practice evidence-based medicine. I believe this is the best way to offer clinical decisions to patients and their families."

About Me

Biography

When I care for children in the hospital, I treat them as if they are my own. As a pediatric anesthesiologist, I practice evidence-based medicine. I believe this is the best way to offer clinical decisions to patients and their families.

At Cincinnati Children’s, I provide fetal and pediatric anesthesia care for a variety of needs, including liver transplantation. I also help manage the use of ultrasound during surgery.

I feel passionate about medical knowledge in general. The depth of knowledge involved with anesthesiology attracted me to the specialty. And during my medical school rotations, I found working with children is the most rewarding and privileged experience of all.

In my research, I develop studies that improve outcomes for the perioperative care of children. I am particularly interested in creating clinical studies for patients undergoing fetal surgery.

I am honored to participate in anesthesia care during fetal interventions around the globe. I assisted in the first fetoscopic closure of a spina bifida patient in Africa.

In my free time, I like to have fun with my three children. I enjoy watching their soccer and swimming competitions. I also love jogging.

Additional Languages

Spanish

Clinical Interests

Neonatal anesthesia; liver transplantation; regional anesthesia

Research Interests

Perioperative outcomes in pediatric anesthesia

Clinical Divisions

Anesthesia

My Education

MD: Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia, South America, 1996.

Internship: Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, 2003-2004.

Residency: Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, 2004-2007.

Fellowship: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2008.

Certification: American Board of Anesthesiology, 2008; PALS, 2008; ACLS, 2008.

My Publications

Enhanced Recovery after Surgery: Benefits for the Fetal Surgery Patient. Patino, M; Tran, TD; Shittu, T; Owens-Stuberfield, M; Meador, M; Sanz Cortes, M; Shamshirsaz, AA; Espinoza, J; Nassr, AA; Hassanpour, A; et al. Fetal Therapy. 2021; 48:392-399.

Anesthesia for Conjoined Twins-Basic Principles. Atteri, M; Patino, M; Aronson, LA. Anaesthesia for Uncommon and Emerging Procedures. 2021.

Comparison of Postoperative Respiratory Monitoring by Acoustic and Transthoracic Impedance Technologies in Pediatric Patients at Risk of Respiratory Depression. Patino, M; Kalin, M; Griffin, A; Minhajuddin, A; Ding, L; Williams, T; Ishman, S; Mahmoud, M; Kurth, CD; Szmuk, P. Anesthesia and Analgesia. 2017; 124:1937-1942.