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Director, Cardiac Anesthesia

Staff Anesthesiologist, Department of Anesthesia

Associate Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia



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My Biography & Research

Clinical Interests

Cardiac anesthesia; neurologic injury in children with congenital heart disease; improving perioperative safety

Academic Affiliation

Associate Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia

Clinical Divisions

Anesthesia, Heart

Research Divisions

Anesthesia, Cardiology, Heart

My Education

MD: University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA, 1993.

Internship: Internal Medicine, University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville, VA, 1994.

Residency: Anesthesiology, University of California, San Diego Medical Center, San Diego, CA, 1997.

Fellowship: Pediatric Anesthesiology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 1998.

Certification: Anesthesiology, 1998.

My Publications

Considerations for Pediatric Heart Programs During COVID-19: Recommendations From the Congenital Cardiac Anesthesia Society. Faraoni, D; Caplan, LA; DiNardo, JA; Guzzetta, NA; Miller-Hance, WC; Latham, G; Momeni, M; Nicolson, SC; Spaeth, JP; Taylor, K; et al. Anesthesia and Analgesia. 2020; 131:403-409.

The Extremely Premature Infant (Micropremie) and Common Neonatal Emergencies. Spaeth, JP; Lam, JE. A Practice of Anesthesia for Infants and Children. 2019.

Comparison of Intranasal Dexmedetomidine and Oral Pentobarbital Sedation for Transthoracic Echocardiography in Infants and Toddlers: A Prospective, Randomized, Double-Blind Trial. Miller, JW; Ding, L; Gunter, JB; Lam, JE; Lin, EP; Paquin, JR; Li, BL; Spaeth, JP; Kreeger, RN; Divanovic, A; et al. Anesthesia and Analgesia. 2018; 126:2009-2016.

Does intranasal dexmedetomidine provide adequate plasma concentrations for sedation in children: a pharmacokinetic study. Miller, JW; Balyan, R; Dong, M; Mahmoud, M; Lam, JE; Pratap, JN; Paquin, JR; Li, BL; Spaeth, JP; Vinks, A; et al. British Journal of Anaesthesia. 2018; 120:1056-1065.

Sedation methods for transthoracic echocardiography in children with Trisomy 21-a retrospective study. Miller, J; Ding, L; Spaeth, J; Lam, J; Paquin, J; Lin, E; Divanovic, A; Li, BL; Baskar, S; Loepke, AW. Paediatric Anaesthesia. 2017; 27:531-539.

The Development and Implementation of Cognitive Aids for Critical Events in Pediatric Anesthesia: The Society for Pediatric Anesthesia Critical Events Checklists. Clebone, A; Burian, BK; Watkins, SC; Gálvez, JA; Lockman, JL; Heitmiller, ES; Deshpande, J; Uejima, T; Brenn, R; Tyler, D; et al. Anesthesia and Analgesia. 2017; 124:900-907.