Cincinnati Children’s names Anne Boat, MD, as chief of anesthesiology

Cincinnati Children’s names Anne Boat, MD, as chief of anesthesiology

She is first female to hold the position at the health system

Wednesday, November 08, 2023

Anne Boat, MD, has been named Anesthesiologist-in-Chief at Cincinnati Children’s.

Boat will return to Cincinnati Children’s from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, where she has served as Associate Chief Medical Officer and Director of Fetal Anesthesia since 2018. She is also an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

Prior to this, Boat served as Patient Experience Officer in the Center for Patient/Family Experience, Director of Fetal Anesthesia, and Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesia and Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s. She joined Cincinnati Children’s in 2006 as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesia and Pediatrics.

“I’m thrilled to return to Cincinnati Children’s,” said Dr. Boat. “I look forward to working with the team to continue to advance the strong research, best in class education, and incredible clinical care that occurs in the Department of Anesthesia. Additionally, the collaboration with partner departments and support services is a hallmark of Cincinnati Children’s and is something I am pleased to continue to build upon.”

“Dr. Boat is a master anesthesiologist and leader, and is well-poised to lead our department into the future,” said Evaline Alessandrini, MD, chief operating officer of Cincinnati Children’s. “I know that our faculty – clinicians, researchers and educators alike – will benefit from her leadership as we continue to work together to change the outcome for children in Cincinnati and around the world.”

Boat received a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from Bowdoin College and a medical degree from the University of North Carolina. She completed a residency in anesthesiology at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center and a fellowship in pediatrics anesthesiology at Cincinnati Children’s. She is board certified in anesthesiology and pediatric anesthesiology.

She is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists’ Committee on Physician Wellbeing and serves as a mentor for the Women’s Empowerment and Leadership Initiative/Society of Pediatric Anesthesia.

Boat’s appointment begins Jan. 22, 2024. She will succeed Dr. John McAuliffe, who announced his retirement earlier this year.

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