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Assistant Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia



Board Certified

About Me


Growing up, I loved my pediatrician. She was warm, funny and a total straight talker. I decided I wanted to be that kind of clinician.

I am a pediatric anesthesiologist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. I help children sleep before their surgery, so they don’t feel any pain.

As an anesthesiologist, I don’t have the luxury of office visits to get to know a patient. I have to make a quick connection with the patient and family. Typically, I use humor to build that relationship.

I have three children at home, so I understand how surgery can cause anxiety. I want families to know that when children are in the operating room, our entire team cares for them as if they were their own.

In my free time, I love to snow ski and read. I'm addicted to yoga. I love watching my kids play sports. And, I am quite good at the yo-yo.

Academic Affiliation

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia

Clinical Divisions


My Education

BS: Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 1997.

MD: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, 2002.

Internship: Internal Medicine, Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati, OH, 2003.

Residency: Anesthesiology, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2006.

Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, Present.

My Publications

Femoral Nerve Block for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: Letter to the Editor. Furstein, JS; Samol, NB; Sadhasivam, S. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2015; 43:NP28-NP29.