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Pediatric Anesthesiologist, Anesthesiology and Pain Management, Department of Anesthesia

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia


Board Certified

About Me


I am a pediatric anesthesiologist who works with children to manage their pain. I provide anesthesia care during surgery and pain management after surgery.

My experiences as a high school and college volunteer at Cincinnati Children’s inspired me to become a pediatric doctor. I saw the meaningful relationships formed between doctors, patients and families.

As the director of fetal anesthesia at Cincinnati Children’s, I work with our fetal surgery program to expand pain management and safe anesthesia use for fetal and obstetric patients at Cincinnati Children's.

I invest in both the anesthesia-related care and postoperative care of children. I enjoy collaborating with other specialists to ensure the best care.

I provide a calm and confident presence when it comes to giving anesthesia to a patient. When I help a patient with their pain, I spend extra time with them. We talk about what and where it hurts and the ways we can reduce the pain. This all comes together in terms of taking care of a patient throughout their perioperative stay.

As the associate director of the pediatric anesthesiology fellowship program, I teach my students how to listen to and interact with patients and families to make them feel supported.

I have twice received first place honors for the Young Investigator Award from the Society of Pediatric Anesthesia.

When I’m not working, I enjoy baking, traveling and spending time with friends and family.

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Clinical Interests

Pediatric anesthesiology; fetal anesthesiology; pediatric acute and chronic pain management.

Academic Affiliation

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia

Clinical Divisions

Anesthesia, Pain Management, Perioperative Pain Management

My Education

MD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2008.

Residency: Anesthesia, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL.

Certification: Anesthesiology, 2013; Pediatric Anesthesiology, 2014.

My Publications

Anesthesia for fetal intervention and surgery. Mavi, J. Anesthesiology: A Practical Approach. : Springer International Publishing; Springer International Publishing; 2018.

CYP2D6 pharmacogenetic and oxycodone pharmacokinetic association study in pediatric surgical patients. Balyan, R; Mecoli, M; Venkatasubramanian, R; Chidambaran, V; Kamos, N; Clay, S; Moore, DL; Mavi, J; Glover, CD; Szmuk, P; et al. Pharmacogenomics. 2017; 18:337-348.