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Leadership

Marc Popvich, MD

Marc Popovich, MD

Chairman, Anesthesiology
Residency: Internal Medicine – Riverside Methodist Hospitals (1985 – 1988)
Residency: Anesthesiology – Cleveland Clinic (1988 – 1990)
Fellowship: Critical Care Medicine – Cleveland Clinic (1991 – 1991)

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Mada Helou, MD

Mada Helou, MD

Program Director, Anesthesia Residency, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Assistant Professor, CWRU School of Medicine
Residency: Anesthesiology – Cleveland Clinic (2010 – 2014)
Fellowship: Critical Care Anesthesiology – Cleveland Clinic (2014 – 2015)

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Nick Pesa, MD

Nick Pesa, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, CWRU School of Medicine
Associate Program Director, Anesthesia Residency, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Chief, Division of Transplant Anesthesiology
Assistant Professor, CWRU School of Medicine
Residency: Anesthesiology, University Hospitals, Cleveland OH
Fellowship: Critical Care Medicine, University Hospitals, Cleveland OH

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Soozan Abouhassan

Soozan Abouhassan, MD

Assistant Professor, CWRU School of Medicine
Residency: Anesthesiology – UH Case Medical Center (2004 – 2008)
Fellowship: Critical Care Anesthesiology – UH Case Medical Center (2008 – 2009)

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Peter Michael Adamek, MD, FASA

Peter Michael Adamek, MD, FASA

Assistant Professor, CWRU School of Medicine
Residency: Anesthesiology – Huron Hospital (1989 – 1992)

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Michael Altose

Michael Altose, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, CWRU School of Medicine
Section Head, Neuroanesthesia, UH Cleveland Medical Center
Medical Director, Anesthesia Simulation Lab, UH Cleveland Medical Center
Residency: Anesthesiology – UH Case Medical Center (2005 – 2008)

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Gregory Applegate, DO

Gregory Applegate, DO

Assistant Professor, CWRU School of Medicine
Residency: Anesthesiology – University Hospitals of Cleveland (2003 – 2006)
Fellowhip: Acute Pain and Regional Anesthesia – Walter Reed Army Medical Center (2009 – 2010)

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Daniel I. Asher, MD

Daniel Asher, MD

Assistant Professor, CWRU School of Medicine
Medical Director, Mather PACU, UH Cleveland Medical Center
Residency: Anesthesiology – UH Case Medical Center (2011 – 2015)
Fellowship: Cardiothoracic Anesthesia – Mount Sinai Hospital (2015 – 2016)

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Edwin Avery

Edwin Avery, MD

Chairman, Patient Blood Management Committee
Division Chief, Cardiac Anesthesia
Residency: Anesthesiology – Massachusetts General Hospital (1997 – 2000)
Fellowship: Cardiothoracic Anesthesia – Massachusetts General Hospital (2000 – 2001)

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Kathy Cho, MD

Kathleen Cho, MD

Assistant Professor, CWRU School of Medicine
Division Chief, Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, UH Ahuja Medical Center
Residency: Anesthesiology – McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University (2001 – 2004)

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Dane Coyne

Dane Coyne, MD

Clinical Instructor, CWRU School of Medicine
Residency: Anesthesiology – UH Case Medical Center (2011 – 2015)
Fellowship: Critical Care Medicine – Uh Case Medical Center (2015 – 2016)

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Ahmed Darwish

Ahmed Darwish, MD

Clinical Professor, CWRU School of Medicine
Division Chief, Critical Care, UH Cleveland Medical Center
Vice Chair for Education, University Hospitals
Residency: Anesthesiology – Cleveland Clinic (2001 – 2005)
Fellowship: Critical Care Anesthesiology – Cleveland Clinic (2005 – 2006)

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Xueqin Ding

Xueqin Ding, MD

Assistant Professor, CWRU School of Medicine
Residency: Anesthesiology – UH Case Medical Center (2009 – 2012)
Research Fellowship: Anesthesiology – Cleveland Clinic (2002 – 2006)
Research Fellowship: Anesthesiology – Cleveland Clinic (2007 – 2008)

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David R. Dininny, MD

David R. Dininny, MD

Assistant Professor, CWRU School of Medicine
Residency: Anesthesiology – University Hospitals of Cleveland (1989 – 1992)
Fellowship: Critical Care Anesthesiology – University Hospitals of Cleveland (1992 – 1992)

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Brian Fitzsimons

Brian Fitzsimons, MD

Assistant Professor, CWRU School of Medicine
Residency: Anesthesiology – Cleveland Clinic (2000 – 2003)
Fellowship: Cardiothoracic Anesthesia – Cleveland Clinic (2003 – 2004)

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Mary Ghaly

Mary Ghaly, MD

Assistant Professor, CWRU School of Medicine
Residency: Anesthesiology – Cleveland Clinic (2005 – 2010)

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Evan Goodman, MD

Evan Goodman, MD

Assistant Professor, CWRU School of Medicine
Residency: Anesthesiology – Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center (1988 – 1990)
Fellowship: Obstetrics Anesthesiology – Albert Einstein Medical Center (1990 – 1991)

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Raymond Graber, MD

Raymond Graber, MD

Assistant Professor, CWRU School of Medicine
Residency: Anesthesiology – University Hospitals of Cleveland (1985 – 1987)
Fellowship: Pediatric Anesthesiology – University Hospitals of Cleveland (1987 – 1988)

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Irving A. Hirsch, MD

Irving A. Hirsch, MD

Assistant Professor, CWRU School of Medicine
Residency: Anesthesiology – Suny Upstate Medical University (1983 – 1985)
Fellowship: Cardiovascular Anesthesiology – Texas Heart Institute (1985 – 1986)

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Jeremy Hoban, MD

Jeremy Hoban, MD

Assistant Professor, CWRU School of Medicine
Residency: Critical Care Anesthesiology – Cleveland Clinic (2003 – 2004)
Fellowship: Pediatric Anesthesiology – Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital (2018 – 2019)

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Cassie Hoffmann

Cassie Hoffmann, MD

Residency: Anesthesiology – University of Texas Health Science Center At Houston (2014 – 2018)
Fellowship: Pediatric Anesthesiology – Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital (2018 – 2019)

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Jeffrey Hopcian

Jeffrey Hopcian, MD

Assistant Professor, CWRU School of Medicine
Residency: Anesthesiology – University of Chicago Medical Center (2010 – 2013)
Fellowship: Pain Medicine – Anesthesiology – University of Chicago Medical Center (2013 – 2014)

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Angela Johnson, MD

Angela Johnson, MD

Assistant Professor, CWRU School of Medicine
Residency: General Surgery – Mayo Clinic (2010 – 2014)
Residency: Anesthesiology – UH Cleveland Medical Center (2014 – 2018)
Fellowship: Critical Care Anesthesiology – UH Cleveland Medical Center (2018 – 2019)

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Matthew Barry Jones, MD

Matthew Jones, MD

Assistant Professor, CWRU School of Medicine
Residency: Anesthesiology – Barnes-Jewish Hospital (1988 – 1991)

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Melinda Lawrence, MD

Melinda Lawrence, MD

Program Director, Anesthesiology Pain Medicine, UH Cleveland Medical Center
Associate Professor, CWRU School of Medicine
Residency: Anesthesiology – UH Case Medical Center (2009 – 2012)
Fellowship: Pain Medicine – UH Case Medical Center (2012 – 2013)

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Doris M. Leone, MD

Assistant Professor, CWRU School of Medicine
Residency: Anesthesiology – Medical College of Ohio Hospital (1984 – 1986)

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Lora Levin

Lora Levin, MD

Assistant Professor, CWRU School of Medicine
Chief, Obstetric Anesthesiology, UH Cleveland Medical Center
Residency: Anesthesiology – Massachusetts General Hospital (1996 – 1999)

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Agnes Lina, MD

Agnes Lina, MD

Assistant Professor, CWRU School of Medicine
Residency: General Surgery – Mount Sinai Medical Center of Cleveland (1975 – 1977)
Residency: Anesthesiology – University Hospitals of Cleveland (1977 – 1979)
Fellowship: Critical Care Medicine – University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Upmc (1979 – 1981)

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Nicole Luther, MD

Nicole Luther, MD

Instructor, CWRU School of Medicine
Residency: Anesthesiology – Barnes-Jewish Hospital (2012 – 2015)

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Colin McCloskey, MD

Colin McCloskey, MD

Assistant Professor, CWRU School of Medicine
Residency: Emergency Medicine – Northwestern Memorial Hospital (2012 – 2016)
Fellowship: Critical Care Anesthesiology – University of Michigan Medical Center/University of Michigan Health System (2016 – 2018)

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Heather McFarland

Heather McFarland, DO

Assistant Professor
Vice Chairman, Operations
Residency: Anesthesiology – UH Case Medical Center (2005 – 2009)
Fellowship: Critical Care Anesthesiology – Vanderbilt University Medical Center (2009 – 2010)

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Connor McNamara

Connor McNamara, MD

Assistant Professor, CWRU School of Medicine
Residency: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (2013 – 2017)
Fellowship: Critical Care Anesthesiology – Cleveland Clinic (2017 – 2018)

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Rita Merman

Rita Merman, MD

Clinical Associate Professor, CWRU School of Medicine
Residency: Anesthesiology – Uams Medical Center (2000 – 2002)

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Basanta Mohapatra

Basanta Mohapatra, MD

Assistant Professor, CWRU School of Medicine
Residency: Anesthesiology – Northside Medical Center (1995 – 1998)
Fellowship: Critical Care Medicine – Cleveland Clinic (1998 – 1999)
Fellowship: Cardiothoracic Anesthesia – Cleveland Clinic (1999 – 2000)

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Matthew Norcia MD, FASA

Matthew Norcia, MD

Assistant Professor, CWRU School of Medicine
Residency: Anesthesiology – University Hospitals of Cleveland (1992 – 1995)
Fellowship: Critical Care Anesthesiology – University Hospitals of Cleveland (1995 – 1996)

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Shelley Ohliger, MD

Shelley Ohliger, MD

Director, Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesiology
Assistant Professor, CWRU School of Medicine
Residency: Anesthesiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston MA
Fellowship: Pediatric Anesthesiology, Children’s National Medical Center, Washington D.C.

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Rakhi Pal, MD, MBBS

Rakhi Pal, MD, MBBS

Assistant Professor, CWRU School of Medicine
Residency: Anesthesiology – The Royal London Hospital (2006 – 2009)
Residency: Anesthesiology – Cleveland Clinic (2011 – 2015)
Fellowship: Neuro-Anesthesiology – Cleveland Clinic (2010 – 2011)

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andrew Plante

Andrew Plante, MD

Assistant Professor, CWRU School of Medicine
Residency: Anesthesiology – UH Case Medical Center (2007 – 2010)
Fellowship: Critical Care Anesthesiology – UH Case Medical Center (2010 – 2011)

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Emily Poynton, DO

Emily Poynton, DO

Assistant Professor, CWRU School of Medicine
Residency: Anesthesiology – UH Cleveland Medical Center (2014 – 2018)
Fellowship: Critical Care Anesthesiology – UH Cleveland Medical Center (2018 – 2019)

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David S. Rapkin, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor, CWRU School of Medicine
Residency: Anesthesiology – University Hospitals of Cleveland (1985 – 1987)
Fellowship: Anesthesiology – University Hospitals of Cleveland (1987 – 1988)

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Megan Rodgers McCormick, DO

Megan Rodgers McCormick, DO

Clinical Assistant Professor, CWRU School of Medicine
Residency: Anesthesiology – South Pointe Hospital (2009 – 2013)
Fellowship: Pediatric Anesthesiology – Cleveland Clinic (2013 – 2014)

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Kasia Rubin, MD, MBA

Kasia Rubin, MD, MBA

Associate Professor, CWRU School of Medicine
Residency: Anesthesiology – Metrohealth Medical Center (2004 – 2007)
Fellowship: Pediatric Anesthesiology – Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (2007 – 2008)

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Christina Stachur

Christina Stachur, MD

Instructor, CWRU School of Medicine
Residency: Anesthesiology – Stanford Hospital and Clinics (2013 – 2016)

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Matthew J. Stull, MD

Matthew J. Stull, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, CWRU School of Medicine
Residency: Emergency Medicine – University of Cincinnati Medical Center / University Hospitals (2011 – 2015)
Fellowship: Critical Care Anesthesiology – University of Michigan Medical Center/University of Michigan Health System (2015 – 2017)

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