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Staff Anesthesiologist, Department of Anesthesia

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia



Board Certified

"I want my patients and their families to know that I provide safe, kind and personalized care."

My Biography & Research


As a pediatric anesthesiologist, I’m what some of my patients call a sleep doctor. I care for children who need surgery, to ensure they do not feel pain. I specialize in providing sedation for children receiving a transplant.

I want my patients and their families to know that I provide safe, kind and personalized care.

Experiences during my medical school rotation through pediatrics showed me I was a natural with children. They bring out the best in me — so I became a pediatrician.

I’m always honored by the letters I receive from my patients. They mean a lot more to me than awards.

In my free time, I like to read and try to play the guitar. If we lived by the ocean, I'd go sailing a lot. I love hanging out with my family.

Additional Languages

French, Spanish

Clinical Interests

Pediatric regional anesthesia; clinical and didactic teaching; international outreach

Academic Affiliation

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia

Clinical Divisions


Research Divisions


My Education

MD: Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogata, Colombia, 1997.

Internship: Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA, 2001.

Residency: Penn State University, M.S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA, 2003.

Fellowship: Pediatric Anesthesia, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2004.

Certification: Anesthesiology, 2004; ECFMG, 2004; ACLS Provider, 2007; ACLS Instructor, 2007; PALS Provider, 2007; PALS Instructor, 2008.

My Publications

Perioperative anaphylaxis to intravenous vancomycin in a pediatric patient with previous topical exposures. Xie, SS; Soler, X; Risma, KA. Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. 2021.

Anesthesia for Total Pancreatectomy with Islet Cell Autotransplantation (TPIAT). Cuadrado, FF; Abbasian, N; Soler, X. Anaesthesia for Uncommon and Emerging Procedures. 2021.

Anesthesia for Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. Das, B; Lata, N; Soler, X. Anesthesiology. 2018.

Not all mucous plugs are created equal!. Soler, X; Mahmoud, M; Smith, G; Subramanyam, R. Journal of Clinical Anesthesia. 2017; 37.