faculty

Gracie Almeida-Chen, MD: Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology. Member Division of Pediatric Anesthesia.

Zirka Anastasian, MD: Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology. Member Division of Neuro Anesthesia.

Jeffrey M. Baird, MD: Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology. Member, Division  of General Anesthesia.

David Bandola, MD: Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology. Member, Division of Pain Medicine

Mitchell F. Berman, MD: Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology. Member of Division of Neuroanesthesia. Research interests: The computerization of intraoperative data, automated anesthesia recordkeepers, outcome studies, population science.

Craig Blinderman, MD, MA: Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology and Clinical Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine and Medical Director of Adult Palliative Care Medicine.

Tricia Brentjens, MD: Associate Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology. Director of Liver Transplant Anesthesia and Associate Anesthesia OR Director. Special interests: Critical care anesthesia, vascular/liver anesthesia.

Anthony Robin Brown MBChB, FFA(SA): Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology. Associate Vice-Chairman - OR Management and Director, Regional Anesthesia Division. Special interest: orthopedic and regional anesthesia.

Charles F. Cain, MD, MBA: Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology and Vice Chair for Compliance and Regulatory Affairs.

Martin Chen, MD: Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology.  Specialty Area: Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine

Connie Chung, MD: Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology. Member Division of Regional Anesthesia/Acute Perioperative Pain.

Anthony Clapcich, MD: Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology. Member Division of Pediatric Anesthesia. Special Interest: Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia.

Saundra Curry, MD: Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology. Director, Medical Student Education. Past President, Society for Education in Anesthesia. ABA Board Examiner

Jeanine D'Armiento, MD, PhD: Associate Professor of Medicine and Anesthesiology, Director of the Center for Molecular Pulmonary Disease in Anesthesiology and Physiology and Cellular Biophysics, Director, Center for LAM and Rare Lung Disease.

Daniela Darrah, MD:  Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology.  Member Division of General Anesthesia and Critical Care Anesthesia.

Marc Dickstein, MD: Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology. Member Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia. Research interest: Right ventricular function. Medical Student Teaching. Education.

Charles J. DiMaggio, PhD, MPH: Associate Clinical Professor of Anesthesiological Sciences (in Anesthesiology and Epidemiology).

Anis Dizdarevic, MD: Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology. Member, Division of Pain Medicine. Special interest: regional anesthesia.

Brian Egan, MD, MPH: Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology. Member Division of General Anesthesia. Co-Director, PGY-1 Program.

Charles Emala, MD: Henrik H. Bendixen Professor of Anesthesiology and Vice Chair for Research. Clinical Interests: Regional anesthesia. Research interests: signal transduction in smooth muscle, asthma, muscle relaxants. PI of the T32 NIH Training Grant.

A. Donald Finck, MD: Associate Professor of Anesthesiology. Member Division of Neuroanesthesia. ABA Board Examiner.

Brigid C. Flynn, MD: Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology. Member, Division of Critical Care Anesthesia. Assistant Program Director. Co-Director, PGY-1 Program.

Alan Gaffney, MD, PhD: Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology.  Member, Division of Critical Care and OB Anesthesia.

George Gallos, MD: Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology. Member, Division of Obstetric Anesthesia. Research interest: GABA receptors and smooth muscle.

John Gaudet Van Driest, MD:   Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology.  Member, Division of  Neuroanesthesia. 

Stephanie Goodman, MD: Associate Professor of Anesthesiology. Member Division of Obstetric Anesthesia. Research Interest: Labor and postpartum analgesia. ABA Examination Question Senior Editor.

Sumeet Goswami, MD, MPH: Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology. Cardiothoracic and Critical Care Anesthesiologist. Special interests: Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography, Self-Education & Evaluation (SEE) Program of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Epidemiology of cardiac arrest/cardiac risk.

Manon Hache, MD: Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology. Member Division of Pediatric Anesthesia.

Neil Harrison, PhD: Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and the Department of Pharmacology & Vice Chair for Molecular Neurobiology in Anesthesiology. Research interest: Central mechanisms of anesthetic action. Alcohol effects on CNS function and gene expression. Synaptic and non-synaptic actions of GABA.

Jonathan Hastie, MD: Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology. Member, Divisions of Cardiothoracic and Critical Care Anesthesia/Assistant Program Director for the residency program.

Mark J. S. Heath, MD: Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology. Member Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia.

Eric J. Heyer, MD, PhD: Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology and Clinical Neurology. Director Division of Neuroanesthesia. Research interest: Assessing cerebral dysfunction and evaluating cerebral protective agents.

Philip Houck, MD: Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology. Member Division of Pediatric Anesthesia.

May Hua, MD: Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology. Member Division of General Anesthesia and Critical Care Anesthesia. Special research interest: Population science/epidemiology, End of life care in the ICU.

Caleb Ing, MD: Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology. Member Division of Pediatric Anesthesia. Research interest: patient safety and outcome related to anesthesia in children. Special interest: Pediatric epidemiology.

Maya Jalbout Hastie, MD: Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology. Member Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia.

E. Heidi Jerome, MD: Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics. Attending physician: Pediatric Anesthesia and Pediatric Critical Care. 

Taylor Johnston, MD: Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology. Member Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia. Special interest: Cardiac anesthesia.

Desmond Jordan, MD: Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology (in Biomedical Informatics). Member Divisions of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia and Intensive Care. 

Shailendra Joshi, MD: Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology. Member Division of Neuroanesthesia. Research interest: Pharmacological manipulation of cerebrovascular resistance.

Bessie Kachulis, MD: Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology. Member, Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia.

Robert Kazim, MD: Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology and Vice-Chairman – Pediatric Clinical Affairs/Clinical Director, Pediatric Anesthesia Division. Special Interest: resident education in pediatric anesthesia.

Minjae Kim, MD: Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology. Member, Divisions of Liver and General Anesthesia. Research Interest: Epidemiology and liver surgery/kidney injury.

Riva R. Ko, MD: Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology. Member Division of Pediatric Anesthesia. Special interest: epidermolysis bullosa.

Tatiana Kubacki, MD: Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology. Member Division of Pediatric Anesthesia. Special interest: adolescent bariatric surgery.

Allison Lee, MD: Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology.   Member, Division of Obstetric Anesthesia. 

H.T. Lee, MD, PhD: Professor of Anesthesiology. Vice Chair for Laboratory Research. Director of Transplantation Anesthesiology, Research interests: pathomechanisms of acute kidney injury, hepatorenal syndrome, liver ischemia and reperfusion, Clinical interests: liver transplantation, liver surgery.

Susan Lei, MD: Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology. Member, Division of Pediatric Anesthesia.

Guohua Li, MD, DrPH: M. Finster Professor and Director of the Center for Health Policy and Outcomes in Anesthesiology and Critical Care. Special interests: injury epidemiology, innovative research methodology, clinical outcome measurement development, and complex data systems.

Sansan Lo, MD: Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology. Member Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia.

Danielle Ludwin, MD: Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology. Special interest: Orthopedic and regional anesthesia.  Education. Member, Virginia Apgar Academy of Educators.

Terezia Manczur, MD: Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology. Member Division of General Anesthesia.

Robert Maniker, MD: Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology. Member Division of Regional Anesthesia, and Pain Medicine Division.  Director of Acute Perioperative Interventional Pain.

Laurence P. Mark, MD: Associate Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology. Director, Division of Ophthalmic Anesthesia.

Leena Mathew, MD: Associate Professor of Anesthesiology. Member Division of Pain Medicine.  Program Director, Pain Fellowship Program

J. Stephen Mercer, MD: Henrik H. Bendixen Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology. Vice-Chairman Clinical Affairs/OR Management. Clinical Director Milstein OR. Special Interest: Vascular surgery, one lung ventilation, liver transplantation.

Amy Mesa-Jonassen, MD: Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology. Member of Division of Pediatric Anesthesia and Medical Director,
Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital Operating Room. Special interest: pediatric cardiac anesthesia.

Steven E. Miller, MD: Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology. Member Divisions of Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesia, Critical Care Anesthesia, and Neuroanesthesia. Special interest: Resident/Fellow education

Vivek K. Moitra, MD: Clinical Associate Professor of Anesthesiology.  Member, Division of Critical Care Anesthesia. Special interest: Critical care anesthesia. Research interest: Quality Patient Safety; resident/fellow education. Associate Program Director of Critical Care Medicine Fellowship.  Member, Virginia Apgar Academy of Educators.

Jose Moron-Concepcion, PhD: Associate Professor of Anesthesiology. Research focused on the study of molecular mechanisms underlying opiate dependence and opiate-induced hyperalgesia. Techniques used in the lab comprise behavioral pharmacology, biochemistry and electrophysiology.

Teresa A. Mulaikal, MD: Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology.  Member, Division of Critical Care and Cardiothoracic Anesthesia.

Ervant Nishanian, MD, PhD: Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology. Member Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia.

Susumu Ohkawa, MD: Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology. Member Division of Pediatric Anesthesia. Special interest: pediatric perioperative quality assurance and improvement and pediatric regional anesthesia.

Eugene Ornstein, MD, PhD: Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology. Member Division of Neuro Anesthesia. Research interest: Mathematical modeling of cerebral vascular perfusion.

Parwane Pagano, MD: Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology. Member Division of General Anesthesia. Special interest: Airway management.

Leila Mei Pang, MD: Ngai - Jubilee Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology Vice-Chair for Resident Education. Director, Anesthesiology Residency Program.

Oliver PF Panzer, MD:   Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology. Director of Perioperative Ultrasound Education. Member: Division of Critical Care and Regional Anesthesia Special interest: Perioperative Ultrasound, Ultrasound Guided Regional Anesthesia

Teeda Pinyavat, MD: Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology. Member Division of Pediatric Anesthesia. Research interest: Malignant Hyperthermia, Mitochondrial Disease.

Jeremy Poppers, MD, PhD: Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology. Member Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia.

Richard Raker, MD: Associate Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology. Special interest: Anesthesia for urologic surgery.

Elena Reitman Ivashkov, MD: Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology. Member, Division of Obstetric Anesthesia.

Laurence Ring, MD: Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology. Member Division of Obstetric Anesthesia. Special interest: Neural control of metabolic disease; gender differences in the expression of metabolic disease; the interelationship between obesity, diabetes and infertility

Joseph Rumley, MD: Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology. Member, Division of Critical Care Anesthesia

Peter Salgo, MD: Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology and Medicine. Associate Medical Director CT-SICU. Member Division of Critical Care. Medical correspondent, WCBS-TV.

Neeta Saraiya, MD: Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Director of the College Student Internship Program. Member Division of Pediatric Anesthesia. Special Interest: pediatric solid organ transplantation.

William S. Schechter, MD, MS, FAAP: Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology & Pediatrics. Member Division of Pediatric Anesthesia. Chief, Division of Pediatric Pain Medicine, Symptom Management and Palliative Care Director, The Pediatric Pain Medicine Program and Advanced Care Team.  

Joachim Scholz, MD:  Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Pharmacology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Area of Research: peripheral neuropathy, Pain. Special Focus: Cellular and molecular mechanisms of chronic pain.

Jack Shanewise, MD: Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology. Director, Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia and Program Director, Cardiothoracic Anesthesia Fellowship Program. Research interests: Applications of echocardiography during surgery, use of TEE to measure effects of cardiovascular drugs, testing and certification in perioperative echocardiography.

Robert N. Sladen, MD: Professor and Executive Vice Chairman and Director of the ICU. Research interest: Critical Care. Program Director, Critical Care Fellowship Program. Member, Virginia Apgar Academy of Educators.

Arthur J. Smerling, MD: Associate Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics. Member Division of PediatricAnesthesia. Research interest: Nitric oxide and pulmonary hypertension.

Richard Smiley, MD, PhD: Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology (in OB-GYN) and Director of Obstetrical Anesthesia. Research interest: the effect of genetic variation on the response to anesthesia, analgesia, and pregnancy. Recent work includes studies of the beta2 adrenoceptor on preterm labor and delivery, and on the hemodynamic response to spinal anesthesia. The effect of genetic variation in the mu-opioid receptor on pain and analgesia is also under investigation. ABA Board Examiner.

Sarah Smith, MD: Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology. Member Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia.

Julia Sobol, MD: Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology. Member, Division of Critical Care Anesthesia. Research Interest: ICU triage and outcomes.

Nomita Sonty, PhD: Associate Clinical Professor of Medical Psychology. Special Interest: Pain Management.

Jessica Spellman, MD: Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology. Member Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia.

Lena S. Sun, MD: Emanuel M. Papper Professor of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics. Vice Chair. Director, Pediatric Anesthesia Division, and Fellowship Programs. Research interests: Anesthesia and neurodevelopment in children, patient safety and outcome related to pediatric anesthesia, developmental cardiovascular pharmacology.

Gebhard Wagener, MD: Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology. Director, Vascular Anesthesia Division. Member Division of Critical Care Anesthesia.

Meredith Wagner, MD Instructor of Anesthesiology.  Member, Division of   Pediatric Anesthesia.

Staffan Wahlander, MD: Associate Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology & Associate Chief of Division of Critical Care. Associate Director, Education. Member division of critical care anesthesia. Special interest: Intensive Care. Renal function and the ICU.

Suzanne Wattenmaker Mankowitz. MD: Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology. Member, Division of Obstetric Anesthesia.

Michael L. Weinberger, MD: Associate Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology. Director, Pain Medicine Service. Special interest: Pain Medicine and Palliative Care.

Mark Weller, MD: Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Director Allen Pavilion Anesthesia Division. Member Divisions of General Anesthesia and Critical Care Anesthesia

Robert A. Whittington, MD: Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology. Member Division of Neuroanesthesia. Research interests: Toxicity of cocaine and its metabolites; cocaine toxicity in parturients, drug addiction and anesthesia. Alzheimer’s and Anesthesia.  Associate Program Director, Anesthesiology Residency Program.

Margaret Wood, MD, FRCA: E. M. Papper Professor of Anesthesiology and Chair: Research interests: Pharmacokinetics and drug interactions, drug metabolism. Anesthetic cardiovascular pharmacology.  Education and Anesthesia. Past President of the Association of University Anesthesiologists; Past Editor, Anesthesiology.  Chair of the ACGME Anesthesiology RRC from July 1st, 2012.

Hannah Wunsch, MD: Herbert Irving Assistant  Professor of Anesthesiology and Epidemiology. Member, Division of Critical Care Anesthesia. Special interest: Critical Care; Epidemiology; Population Science.

Yejun Zhao, MD: Associate Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology. Member Division of General Anesthesia and liver transplant anesthesia.

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