Cincinnati Children’s Names Anesthesiologist-in-Chief

Cincinnati Children’s Names Anesthesiologist-in-Chief

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center has appointed John. J. McAuliffe III, MD, MBA, to the position of anesthesiologist-in-chief effective immediately. McAuliffe has been serving as interim chief since last March. He will report to Michael Fisher, president and CEO. 

“We chose Dr. McAuliffe after an extensive national search,” said Fisher. “Dr. McAuliffe is highly respected among peers with a long record of accomplishment. He embodies Cincinnati Children’s culture of discovery, innovation, collaboration and improvement.”

McAuliffe succeeds Dean Kurth, MD, who spent 13 years at Cincinnati Children’s. Kurth returned last year to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where he began his career as a medical practitioner.

McAuliffe began his career at Cincinnati Children’s in 1985 in the Department of Anesthesia. Over the years he has taken on increasing responsibilities in the department. By 1994 he was named associate director. From 2002-2014 he served as research director. From 2008-2016, he added the role of director of the Division of Neurobiology. Then from 2010 to the present, he has been section chief of Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring.

A native of Phoenix, Arizona, McAuliffe received his bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University in 1971; his medical degree from McGill University in Montreal in 1977; and his master’s in business administration from UC’s College of Business Administration in 1997.

“I would not be where I am today without the help, guidance, and support of many colleagues, collaborators, mentors, and most importantly, my family,” said McAuliffe.

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