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Anesthesia Services at Cancer Hospital Research Institute (CHRI)

Provides comprehensive anesthesia services for all oncologic procedures, as well as most postoperative pain management techniques as requested by the operative surgeon.

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Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia

Michael J. Andritsos, MD Michael J. Andritsos, MD
Director, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Services
Galina T. Dimitrova, MD Galina T. Dimitrova, MD
Director, Cardiothoracic Anesthesia Fellowship

Hamdy Elsayed-Awad, MD
Sujatha Bhandary, MD
Victor Davila, MD
Michael Essandoh, MD
Kasey Fiorini, MD
Antolin Flores, MD
Leonid Gorelik, MD
Manoj Iyer, MD
William Perez, MD
Erica Stein, MD
Ravi Tripathi, MD
Katja Turner, MD

Cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesiologists manage the anesthesia for patients who are undergoing heart surgery involving coronary artery bypass, valve replacements or repairs, mechanical assist devices and heart transplant; thoracic surgery involving lung resection and esophageal surgery; and vascular surgery involving repair of the aorta and major blood vessels.

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Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs)

Charles E. Martin, CRNA
Chief CRNA
Nurse anesthesia is an advanced clinical nursing specialty. CRNAs work in a number of settings and provide anesthesia throughout the patient care services of Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State University.









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Critical Care Medicine


Ravi Tripathi, MD

Director, Critical Care Fellowship Program
Director, Critical Care Services          

S. Veena Satyapriya, MD

Asspciate Program Director, Critical Care Fellowship


The Department of Anesthesiology initiated the Surgical Intensive Care Service at Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center in 1979 and has been an integral part since then. The recruitment of 2 new anesthesia faculty allows for the reopening of a fellowship program that is currently approved for 4 surgery critical care Fellows. There are 1 to 2 Level I traumas and 4 to 6 Level II traumas per day. There are 2 services, Scarlet and Gray, which provide every modality for the care of 44 surgical critically ill patients. There are currently 7 surgical and 3 anesthesia intensive care faculty. Ohio State's Medical Center was approved in July 2009 as one of the best trauma programs nationwide by the American College of Surgeons.

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Dental/Maxillofacial Anesthesiology

 Click here to learn more about dental/maxillofacial anesthesiology.

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Liver Transplant Anesthesia

W. Daniel Traetow, MD W. Daniel Traetow, MD
Director, Liver Transplant Anesthesia
Anesthesiologists provide anesthesia during an increasing number of kidney, pancreas, liver, and combined transplant procedures at Ohio State's Medical Center.


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Sergio D. Bergese, MD

Sergio D. Bergese, MD 
Director, Neurosurgical Services

Director, Neuroanesthesia Fellowship Program Director

Neurosurgical anesthesia deals with the perioperative management of patients with neurological diseases, or those at risk for neurological injury as a result of surgery. The neuroanesthesiologist is also involved in the management techniques for raised intracranial pressure, barbiturate-induced coma, and cerebral vasospasm.

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Obstetrical Anesthesia

John Coffman, MD

Director, Obstetrical Anesthesiology Fellowship Program
Section Director, High Risk Obstetrical Anesthesia

At Ohio State's Medical Center, our obstetrical anesthesiologists are involved in the care of patients during vaginal and cesarean deliveries. Other anesthetics are performed for tubal ligations, removal of retained placenta, and cerclage for incompetent cervix. We also have expertise in intrauterine fetal surgeries, such as extrauterine intrapartum (EXIT) procedures and twin to twin transfusion syndrome.

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Off Site Anesthesia Services

Qian Fleming, MD
Director, Off Site Anesthesia
Providing anesthesia care for off site (out of operating room) locations is an increasingly important part of the healthcare delivery system.

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Ohio State University Hospital East

Peter DeSocio, DO
Director, Clinical Operations OSU East
Click here to learn more about anesthesiology services at OSU East.

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Pain Medicine Services

Steven A. Severyn, MD, MBA Steven A. Severyn, MD, MBA
Director, Pain Management

Pain Medicine Services provides care for patients with pain due to cancer or chronic non-cancer conditions. It also manages spasticity of central nervous system etiology. 

The OSU Comprehensive Spine Center at CarePoint East provides evaluation and management, invasive procedural, and operative surgical services for patients who are experiencing pain due to spinal and non-spinal conditions or who are experiencing muscle spasticity due to central nervous system injury or diseases.


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Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU)

Thomas J. Smith, MD Thomas J. Smith, MD
Director, PACU
Section Director, Regional Anesthesia, University Hospital
Patients who are recovering from anesthesia after surgery receive care in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU), or recovery room.

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Regional Anesthesiology


Michael Kushelev, MD
Director, Regional Anesthesiology Fellowship Program


The Division of Regional Anesthesiology plays an integral role in the management of acute pain related to surgery. Our regional anesthesiologists work at multiple sites within the health system and perform numerous nerve-blocking procedures to help with pain control.


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