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faculty

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

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

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

Mitchell F. Berman, MD: Professor of Anesthesiology at CUMC. Member, Division of Neuroanesthesia. Research interests: The computerization of intraoperative data, automated anesthesia record-keepers, outcome studies, population science.

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

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

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

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

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

Felicia Y. Chiu, MD: Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at CUMC.  Member, Division of Regional.             

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

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

Jennifer Danielsson, MD: Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology.   Member, Divisions of General and Regional Anesthesia. Special interest: Regional Anesthesia

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 at CUMC.  Member, Division of General Anesthesia and Critical Care Anesthesia.

Nicholas Davis, MD: Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at CUMC. Member, Division of Pediatric Anesthesiology.  Special interest: Pediatric Anesthesiology

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

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

Brian Egan, MD, MPH: Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at CUMC. 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.

Mieczyslaw Finster, MD: Professor Emeritus of Anesthesiology.

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

John Gaudet, MD: Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at CUMC.  Member, Division of Neuroanesthesia. 

Monica Goldklang, MD: Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at CUMC. Special interest: Critical Care/Research.

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

Carolyn Greenberg, MD: Professor Emerita of Anesthesiology.

Manon Hache, MD: Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at CUMC. 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 Anesthesiology at CUMC. Member, Divisions of Cardiothoracic and Critical Care Anesthesia/Assistant Program Director for the residency program.

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

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

Carol Hirshman, MD: Henrik H. Bendixen Professor Emerita of Anesthesiology and Professor of Pharmacology Emerita.

Philipp Houck, MD: Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at CUMC. Member, Division of Pediatric Anesthesia.

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

Allen I. Hyman MD, FCCM: Professor Emeritus of Anesthesiology.  

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

Maya Jalbout Hastie, MD: Associate Professor of Anesthesiology at CUMC. Member, Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia.

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

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

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

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

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

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

David Kiamanesh, MD: Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at CUMC. Member, Divisions of General and Critical Care Anesthesia.  Special interest: Critical Care Medicine

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 at CUMC. Member, Division of Pediatric Anesthesia. Special interest: epidermolysis bullosa.

Vibhuti Kowluru, MD: Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at CUMC. Member, Divisions of   Regional and General Anesthesia.    

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

Ruth Landau, MD: Professor of Anesthesiology at CUMC.   Director of the Center for Precision Medicine, within the Department of Anesthesiology. Member, Division of Obstetric Anesthesia. 

Allison Lee, MD: Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at CUMC.   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.

Ka-Eun Melissa Lee, MD:  Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at CUMC. Member, Division of Pediatric Anesthesia.  

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

Richard J. Levy, MD, F.A.A.P.: Professor of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics at CUMC. Vice Chair for Pediatric Laboratory Research, Department of Anesthesiology. 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. Interim Chair, Mailman School of Public Health. Special interests: injury epidemiology, innovative research methodology, clinical outcome measurement development, and complex data systems.

Albert Lin, MD: Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at CUMC.  Member, Division of Pediatric Anesthesia.

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

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

Lisa Lynch, MD: Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at CUMC.  Member, Division of Pediatric Anesthesia.  

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

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

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

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

Richard Matteo, MD: Professor Emeritus of Anesthesiology.

J. Stephen Mercer, MD: Henrik H. Bendixen Professor of Anesthesiology at CUMC. 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 at CUMC. Member, 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 at CUMC. Member, Divisions of Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesia, Critical Care Anesthesia, and Neuroanesthesia. Special interest: Resident/Fellow education

Andrea Miltiades, MD: Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at CUMC.  Member, Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia.

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

Matthew Monteleone, MD: Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at CUMC.  Member, Division of Pediatric Anesthesia.

June Morishima, MD: Professor Emerita of Anesthesiology.       

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

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

Eugene Ornstein, MD, PhD: Associate Professor of Anesthesiology at CUMC.  Interim Chief, Division of Neuro Anesthesia. Research interest: Mathematical modeling of cerebral vascular perfusion.

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

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

Eugene Pantuck, MD: Professor Emeritus of Anesthesiology.

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

Hilda Pedersen, MD: Professor Emerita of Anesthesiology.

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

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

Elena Reitman-Ivashkov, MD: Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at CUMC. 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

Peter Rothstein, MD: Professor Emeritus of Anesthesiology.

Alexander Rusanov, MD:  Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology. Member, Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia.              

Cortessa Russell, MD: Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at CUMC. Member, Divisions of General and Critical Care Anesthesia.

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

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

Vikram Saxena, MD: Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at CUMC. Member, Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia

William S. Schechter, MD, MS, FAAP:  Professor of Anesthesiology & Pediatrics at CUMC. 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 Anesthesiology at CUMC. 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: Allen I. Hyman, M.D. Professor Emeritus of Critical Care Anesthesiology. Research interest: Critical Care. Program  Member, Virginia Apgar Academy of Educators.

Arthur J. Smerling, MD: Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics at CUMC. Member, Division of Pediatric Anesthesia. Research interest: Nitric oxide and pulmonary hypertension.

Richard Smiley, MD, PhD: Professor of Anesthesiology (in OB-GYN) at CUMC 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 at CUMC. Member, Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia.

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

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

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

J Gilbert Stone, MD: Professor Emeritus of Anesthesiology.

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.         

Daniel Thys, MD: Professor Emeritus of Anesthesiology.

Lubos Triner, MD: Professor Emeritus of Anesthesiology.

Emily Vail, MD: Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at CUMC.  Member, Divisions of General Anesthesia and Critical Care Anesthesia.

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

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

Christopher A.J. Webb, MD: Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at CUMC. Member, Divisions of   General and Regional Anesthesia/Pain

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

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

Paul D. Weyker, MD: Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at CUMC. Member, Divisions of   Critical Care, General and Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine                 
Robert A. Whittington, MD:   Professor of Anesthesiology at CUMC. 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.  

Isaac Wu, MD: Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at CUMC. Member, Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia           

Hannah Wunsch, MD: Visiting Assistant Professor Special interest: Critical Care; Epidemiology; Population Science.

G. Thomas Yocum, MD: Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology. Member, Division of Neuroanesthesia                    

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

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