Anesthesiologists: Brent Carroll, M.D., Richard Caudell, M.D., Will Chan,M.D., Breck Finzer, M.D., Andrew Friedrich, M.D., Shuchita Garg, M.D., Harsh Sachdeva, M.D., Trevor Whitwell, M.D.
The Acute Pain Service/Inpatient Pain Service's goal is to help create a more pleasant hospital experience for patients by making pain more tolerable.We offer a full range of regional anesthesia options ranging from nerve blocks to epidurals that
aid with acute pain during and after surgery. Through the precise placement of needles and catheters, we are able to inject local anesthetic to numb the affected area in order to reduce the amount of pain perceived. This allows for a better overall
experience during and after surgery and allows patients to focus on getting better, as opposed to pain.
In addition to our role as regional anesthesiologists, we also aid with medication recommendations for acute and chronic pain. We believe through patient education and the use of a multi-modal pain medication regimen, we are able to decrease overall
reliance on opioid medications and improve each patient's ability to function.
Anesthesiologists: Michael Blust, M.D., Brent Carroll, M.D., Yvonne Cuffy, M.D., Richard Caudell, M.D., Nervane Domloj, M.D., Breck Finzer, M.D., Shuchita Garg, M.D., Lesley Gilbertson, M.D., Ahmed Khalil, M.D., Alexander Topala,
M.D., Dheer Vyas, M.D.
The Ambulatory Division provides anesthesia for patients at the West Chester Surgical Center, West Chester Hospital and the Holmes Hospital operating rooms at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. The team's focus is on regional anesthesia
and "fast track" techniques for ambulatory procedures, specializing in anesthesia for orthopedics, plastic surgery, bariatrics, and ENT surgery.
Anesthesiologists: Renee Davis, M.D., Clare Herlihy, M.D., Thomas James, M.D.
The Division of Burn Surgery provides high-quality, innovative care for the treatment of burns in children and adults. Expert care from burn and plastic/reconstructive surgeons makes the University of Cincinnati Medical Center Burn Center and the Shriners Burns Hospital Cincinnati a major referral center for burn victims in the Midwest. Residents training in the department can elect to spend a month at Shriners Burns Hospital, providing a hybrid critical care and pediatric anesthesia experience.
Anesthesiologists: Cory France, MD; Andrea Girnius, MD; Erin Grawe, MD; Kristin Horton, MD; Ahmed Khalil, MD; Benu Makkad, MD; Ryan Noska, MD; Dustin Tsitouris, MD; Ping Wang, MD; Paul Wojciechowski, MD. Respiratory Therapist: Kent Foreman, RT
The Division of Cardiac Anesthesiology provides anesthetic care for over 400 cases per year. This includes procedures in the Cardiac Cath Lab, Electrophysiology Lab and Hybrid operating room as well as minimally invasive cardiac surgery, pump-assisted beating heart CABG, endoscopic valve surgery, ECMO, ventricular assist device implantation and heart transplant. Echocardiography is an important part of our skillset and we also provide TEE evaluation in non-cardiac cases that require additional monitoring or diagnosis. Our members care for patients throughout the perioperative period, from the pre-operative evaluation through to the intensive care unit.
Residents begin their experience with cardiac anesthesiology in their CA-1 year and have an additional month in their CA-2 and CA-3 year as well as an echocardiography rotation that will include point-of-care ultrasound. The Division supports one position in the ACGME-accredited Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship program.
Anesthesiologists: Will Chan, M.D., Laura DeVita, M.D., Shuchita Garg, M.D., Karen Krone, M.D. PAs: Amy Bernhardt
The UC Health Pain Medicine Center is dedicated to providing comprehensive treatment to patients with the goal of reducing pain, improving
quality of life, and increasing activity levels. Our physicians and staff are fully-equipped to treat a variety of pain conditions and our office features modern technology and equipment that allows us to provide comprehensive treatments and the
latest technologies in one convenient location.
Our physicians are fellowship-trained in pain medicine, and, as faculty members at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, they are backed by the latest in discovery-driven care and research. We provide different approaches to pain medicine
including, but not limited to, interventional techniques, medical management, psychological therapies, and surgical techniques. In addition to pharmacological management, we perform pain management procedures ranging from basic epidural steroid
injections to more advanced techniques such as spinal cord stimulators and intrathecal devices.
Anesthesiologists: Stuart Bertsch, M.D., Brent Carroll, M.D., Yvonne Cuffy, M.D., Renee Davis, M.D., Nervane Domloj, M.D., Michael Hawryschuk, William Hurford, M.D., Thomas James, M.D., Lisa Jason, M.D., Karen Krone, M.D., Marcus
Lehman, M.D., Melanie Maughlin, M.D., Shital Patel, M.D., Alex Topala, M.D.
The Division of General Surgery offers state-of-the-art endoscopic and minimally invasive surgical approaches to gastrointestinal and endocrine disorders, including robotic-assisted procedures for general surgery.
This division focused on the surgical management of a wide variety of disorders including general surgery, benign and malignant gastric abnormalities, swallowing disorders (such as gastroesophageal reflux disease and achalasia), gallstones, abdominal
wall hernias, diseases of the endocrine glands, inflammatory bowel diseases, diverticulitis, and colon cancer.
Anesthesiologists: Stuart Bertsch, M.D., Richard Caudell, M.D., Renee Davis, M.D., Breck Finzer, M.D., Clare Herlihy, M.D., Thomas James, M.D., Karen Krone, M.D., Gretchen Lemmink, M.D., Rajeshri Nayak, M.D., Shital Patel, M.D.,
Matt Wallace, M.D., Ping Wang, M.D., Erik Zander, M.D. CRNA: Jason Hayes, Jacques Shelton
The University of Cincinnati Medical Center is a regional referral center for all types of neurosurgical procedures, especially those required for the treatment of neurovascular disease. Residents rotate on the neuroanesthesia service for one month
during the CA-1 year and one month in the CA-2 year. During this rotation, the resident gains experience with commonly employed neuroanesthetic techniques and expand his/her knowledge base in neuroanatomy and neurophysiology. Residents are instructed
on the management of fluids, cerebral volume reduction, induced hypotension, cerebral protection, as well as the anesthetic management of intracranial, cerebrovascular and complex spinal surgery.
Anesthesiologists: Renee Davis, M.D., Andrea Girnius, M.D., Thomas James, M.D., Rajeshri Nayak, M.D., Shital Patel, M.D., Ping Wang, M.D.
The Division of Obstetrical Anesthesia provides maternal analgesia and anesthesia for 2,500 deliveries a year and for an additional 700 surgical procedures. Approximately 40 percent of these patients have maternal and/or fetal high risk complications.
Although the major emphasis is on regional anesthesia (approximately 85 percent of all deliveries are performed under epidural or spinal anesthesia), other blocks and general anesthetic techniques are taught. In addition, the division provides
anesthesia care for patients undergoing fetal surgery in conjunction with Cincinnati Children’s' Hospital Medical Center. The division supports an ACGME-accredited OB Anesthesia Fellowship program.
Anesthesiologists: Michael Blust, M.D., Brent Carroll, M.D., Richard Caudell, M.D.
Orthopaedics is the busiest service at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. The orthopedic team's focus is on developing regional anesthesia techniques, including ambulatory continuous nerve blocks.
The Thoracic Anesthesiology team members offer a full range of expertise in Anesthesia care for minor to highly complex intra-thoracic, non-cardiac procedures such as Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS), lung resection, esophageal surgery, bronchoscopy, and endobronchial ultrasound. The team is composed of Anesthesiologists from multiple training backgrounds including General Anesthesiology, Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, and Critical Care who focus on caring for patients requiring intra-thoracic procedures including those that require one-lung ventilation. Team members work closely with surgical and procedural divisions including the Division of Thoracic Surgery, Interventional Pulmonology, and the Division of Trauma Surgery.
Anesthesiologists: Suzanne Bennett, M.D., Andrew Friedrich, M.D., Courtney Jones, M.D., Maggie Mechlin, M.D.
The Division of Transplantation provides kidney, pancreas, and liver transplantation. The division is a leader in laparoscopic nephrectomy, immunosuppressive drug development, corticosteroid elimination, laparoscopic liver surgery, dialysis access
research, and the development of paired kidney donation programs. Robotic-assisted surgery and islet cell transplantation offer new hope for high-risk patients.
The UC Liver Transplant Program is the busiest program in Ohio, with an average of 50 liver transplants per year. The Division has performed over 500 laparoscopic donor nephrectomies and is one of a very small number of programs that performs 100
percent of living-donor nephrectomies laparoscopically.
Simultaneous kidney-pancreas, pancreas after kidney, and solitary pancreas transplants are performed by Division faculty. The Paired Donation Network continues
to grow, increasing access for patients to paired kidney donation programs across the United States.
The division has excelled in the area of hepatobiliary surgery for benign and malignant tumors of the pancreas, liver, and biliary tree, having performed over 1,000 advanced hepatobiliary surgical procedures.
Anesthesiologists: Andrew Friedrich, M.D., Erin Grawe, M.D., William Hurford, M.D., Sean Josephs, M.D., Maggie Mechlin, M.D., Courtney Jones, M.D., Paul Wojciechowski, M.D.
The Division of Trauma and Critical Care provides excellent care for seriously injured and critically ill patients. The University of Cincinnati Medical Center is the only verified adult Level I trauma center in the region, serving Southwestern Ohio,
Northern Kentucky, and Southeastern Indiana.
Anesthesiologists: Suzanne Bennett, M.D., Andrew Friedrich, M.D., William Hurford, M.D., Courtney Jones, M.D., Sean Josephs, M.D., Benu Makkad, M.D., Maggie Mechlin, M.D., Rajeshri Nayak, M.D., Paul Wojciechowski, M.D.
The Division of Vascular Surgery offers a full-range of minimally invasive procedures and operates as a regional center for the treatment of complex vascular problems. The division performs standard vascular procedures for abnormal enlargement of
arteries in the chest and abdomen, repair of previous aortic surgery, and bypass to bring blood flow around blocked arteries in the leg.
This division was one of the first academic vascular practices in the country to develop a formal program in endovascular surgery and remains a recognized leader in the clinical applications of this rapidly evolving field.
Department of Anesthesiology
Medical Sciences Building Room 3502
231 Albert Sabin Way PO Box 670531 Cincinnati, OH 45267-0531