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Mario Patino Velez, MD

  • Pediatric Anesthesiologist, Department of Anesthesia
I take care of pediatric patients as if they were my own and work tirelessly to provide excellent clinical care.



As an anesthesiologist, I specialize in pediatric and maternal-fetal anesthesia. The clinical care that I provide is guided by evidence-based medicine. I take care of pediatric patients as if they were my own and work tirelessly to provide excellent clinical care.

I am passionate about medical knowledge in general. The depth of knowledge involved with anesthesiology attracted me to the specialty. During my clinical training, I found that caring for neonates, children and adolescents is a gratifying experience. Taking care of the most vulnerable patients during critical times, like the perioperative period, has become my main area of focus.

I have provided anesthesia care for patients undergoing fetal procedures in different parts of the world. My work in research aims to improve the perioperative outcomes of neonates, infants, children, adolescents and maternal-fetal patients undergoing surgical procedures. I am also a founding member of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Anesthesia.

When I’m not at work, I enjoy running, reading and learning about different cultures around the world. I love to watch my kids compete in sports activities, specifically soccer.

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

Residency: Anesthesiology, Hospital Universitario del Valle, Cali, Colombia, 2001.

Internship: Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, 2004.

Residency: Anesthesiology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, 2007.

Fellowship: Pediatric Anesthesiology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2008.

Certification: Anesthesiology, 2008.

Certification: Pediatric Anesthesia, 2013.


Maternal fetal anesthesia; point of care ultrasound (POCUS); airway dynamics and anesthesia

Services and Specialties



Projects related to improve the perioperative outcomes of patients undergoing fetal surgery; effects of the anesthetics in the dynamics of the airway

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Outcomes of dexmedetomidine sedation for drug-induced sleep ciné magnetic resonance imaging studies in pediatric obstructive sleep apnea patients. Narayanasamy, S; Winograd-Gomez, V; Joshi, H; Yang, F; Ding, L; Ishman, SL; Fleck, RJ; Patino, M; Mahmoud, M. Paediatric Anaesthesia. 2021; 31:1241-1249.

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.

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