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Dr. Avila-Calles, PhD

José G. Avila-Calles, MD, PhD

    Board Certifications

    • American Board of Anesthesiology
    • Advanced Cardiovascular-Life Support Certification
    • Advanced Trauma-Life Support Certification

    Education

    • Universidad del Zulia, School of Medicine, 1989-1997
    • Ambulatory Hospital “El Mojan”, Venezuela, Post-graduate Internship, 1997-1998
    • Imperial College, London, United Kingdom, Masters Degree, 1998-1999
    • University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, Research Fellow, Clinical Islet Laboratory, PhD, 2001-2003
    • Emory University, Atlanta, GA, General Surgical Residency, 2009-2011
    • Emory University, Atlanta, GA, Residency, Department of Anesthesiology, 2011-2014
    • Emory University, Atlanta, GA, Pain Medicine Fellow, 2014-2015
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Lawrence M. Berman, MD

    Board Certifications

    • American Board of Anesthesiology

    Education

    • Emory University, Department of Anesthesiology, Atlanta, GA, Residency in Anesthesia, 2000-2003
    • Penn State University, Department of Internal Medicine, Hershey, PA, Internship in Internal Medicine, 1999-2000
    • Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN, Doctor of Medicine, 1999
    • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, Bachelor of Arts, 1993.
Dr. Biggerstaff

Michael A. Biggerstaff, MD

    Board Certifications

    • American Board of Anesthesiology

    Education

    • Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C., Residency/Fellowship in Anesthesiology, 1985-1988
    • Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C., Internship, Anesthesiology, Categorical/Diversified, 1983-1984
    • Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, S.C., Doctor of Medicine, 1983
    • College of Charleston, Charleston, S.C., Bachelor of Science, 1979
Dr. Clark

D. Clark Bright, MD

    Board Certifications

    • American Board of Anesthesiology

    Education

    • University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC, Residency, 1972-1974
    • University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington, KY, Internship, Internal Medicine, Anesthesiology, 1971-1972
    • University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC, Doctor of Medicine, 1967-1971
    • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, 1963-1967
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William F. Brown, MD

    Board Certifications

    • American Board of Anesthesiology

    Education

    • Mercy Hospital of Pittburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, Cardiothoracic Anesthesia and Intensive Care, 1992
    • Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, Pediatric Anesthesia, 1992
    • The Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, Anesthesiology Residency, 1992
    • York Hospital, York, PA, Internship, 1989
    • The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, PA, Doctor of Medicine, 1988
    • Haverford College, Haverford, PA, Bachelors of Science in Biology; Bachelors of Arts in Music, 1981
Dr. Carter

Aaron Carter, MD, ABAPM

    Board Certifications

    • American Board of Anesthesiology

    Education

    • Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, Fellowship in Pain Medicine, 2010
    • Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC, Residency in Anesthesia, 2009
    • Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC, Transition Year Internship, 2006
    • Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC, Doctor of Medicine, 2005
    • Auburn University Montgomery, Montgomery, AL, Bachelors of Science in Biology, 2000
Dr. D'Alonzo

Richard C. D'Alonzo, MD, PhD, FASE

    • Vidant Medical Center Chief of Staff
    • Chief of Staff Elect

    Board Certifications

    • American Board of Anesthesiology
    • National Board of Echocardiography

    Education

    • Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, Cardiothoracic Fellowship, 2008
    • Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, Residency in Anesthesia, 2007
    • Saint Louis University Medical School, St. Louis, MO, Doctor of Medicine, 2003
    • Saint Louis University Medical School, St. Louis, MO, Ph.D., Department Pharmacological and Physiological Science, 2001
    • Duke University, Durham, NC Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry, 1994
Dr. Davis

Gregory B. Davis, MD

    Board Certifications

    • American Board of Anesthesiology

    Education

    • Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
    • Residency, Anesthesiology, Perioperative Medicine and Pain Management, 1999-2002
    • Harvard Medical School, Faulkner Hospital, New England
      Medical Center, Boston, MA, Internal Medicine, 1998-1999
    • Emory University, Atlanta, GA, Doctor of Medicine, 1998
    • Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
      Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, 1991
Dr. Dong

Yuanxu Jerry Dong, MD

    Board Certifications

    • American Board of Anesthesiology

    Education

    • Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Little Rock, AR, Pediatric Anesthetic Fellowship, 2016-2017
    • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, Anesthesiology Residency, 2013-2016
    • Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA, Surgical Internship, 2012-2013
    • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, School of Medicine, 2008-2012
    • Baylor University, Waco, TX, B.S. Biochemistry, 2003-2006
Dr. Duncan

Robert A. Duncan, MD, PhD

    Board Certifications

    • American Board of Anesthesiology
    • National Board of Echocardiography

    Education

    • Emory University Affiliated Hospitals, Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship, 1996-1997
    • Emory University Affiliated Hospitals, Anesthesiology Residency, 1992-1996
    • Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, Doctor of Medicine 1988-1992
    • University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, FL, Ph.D., Pharmacology, 1982-1988
    • University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, Bachelor of Arts, with Honors, 1978-1982
Dr. Eppihimer

Lindsay E. Eppihimer, MD

    Board Certifications

    • American Board of Anesthesiology (certification in process)

    Education

    • Emory University, Atlanta, GA, Residency in Anesthesia,
      2010-2013
    • Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, LA, Residency in Anesthesiology, 2010
    • University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN, Fellowship in Surgical Critical Care, 2010
    • University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN, Residency in General Surgery, 2006-2010
    • University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL, Doctor of Medicine, 2002-2006
    • University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, Bachelor of Arts, Spanish, 1999-2002
Dr. Firnhaber

Juan B. Firnhaber, MD, ABAPM

    Board Certifications

    • American Board of Anesthesiology
    • American Board of Anesthesiology / Pain Medicine Subspecialty Certification
    • ABA Pain Management Board

    Education

    • University of Arkansas for Medical Science Fellowship in Neuroanesthesia, 2003-2004
    • Weill Medical College of Cornell, New York Hospital Quad Institution Fellowship in Pain Management, 2002-2003
    • Columbia University, New York Presbyterian Hospital Residency in Anesthesia, 1999-2002
    • Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA Residency in Internal Medicine, 1998-1999
    • Pontifical Xavierian University, Bogota, Colombia Physician and Surgeon (Medical School), 1992-1996
    • University of Zulia, Maracaibo, Venezuela Physician and Surgeon (Medical School), 1989-1992
Dr. Furimsky

Melany Furimsky, DO, ABAPM

    Board Certifications

    • American Board of Anesthesiology
    • American Board of Anesthesiology / Pain Medicine Subspecialty Certification

    Education

    • The University of Chicago Fellowship, Pain Management, 1998-1999
    • The University of Chicago Residency, Anesthesia and Critical Care, 1995-1998
    • Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Midwestern University
    • Transitional Rotating Internship, 1994-1995
    • Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Midwestern University, 1990-1994
    • University of San Francisco Bachelor of Science, Biology, 1983-1987
Dr. Gettinger

Glen S. Gettinger, MD

    Board Certifications

    • American Board of Anesthesiology

    Education

    • University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville, VA, Residency, Anesthesiology 1984-1986
    • Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, Residency, Internal Medicine, 1982-1984
    • Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, Internship, Internal Medicine, 1981-1982
    • Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, Medical Degree, 1977-1981
Dr. Gorrin-Rivas

Manuel J. Gorrin-Rivas, MD, PhD, FASE

    Board Certifications

    • American Board of Anesthesiology
    • National Board of Echocardiography

    Education

    • Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, Fellowship, Cardiothoracic Anesthesia, Department of Anesthesiology, 2006-2007
    • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, Residency, Department of Anesthesiology, 2003-2006
    • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, Internship, Department of Anesthesiology, 2002-2003
    • Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, PhD, Department of Surgery and Surgical Basic Science, 1997-2001
    • Central University of Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela, Doctor of Medicine, 1985-1992

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Dr. Grubb

Christopher T. Grubb, MD, ABPM

    Board Certifications

    • American Board of Anesthesiology
    • American Board of Pain Medicine

    Education

    • University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA,Residency, Department of Anesthesiology, 2001-2004
    • University Health System of Eastern North Carolina, Greenville, NC, Residency, Department of Family Medicine, 2000-2001
    • Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY, Research Fellow, Department of Anesthesiology, 1997-1998
    • Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, Doctor of Medicine, 1996-2000
    • Davidson College, Davidson, NC, Bachelor of Science, Chemistry, 1992-1996
Dr. Holdeman

Michael L. Holdeman, MD

    Board Certifications

    • American Board of Anesthesiology
    • American Board of Internal Medicine
    • American Board of Pediatrics

    Education

    • Department of Pediatric Anesthesiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, Mott Children's Hospital 2005-2006
    • The University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA, Department of Anesthesiology Residency Training Program, 2000-2003
    • The New York Hospital, Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY Internship in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, 1988-1992
    • University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX, Doctor of Medicine, 1988
    • Columbia University, New York, NY, Bachelor of Arts, English, 1982

    Specialties

    • Pediatric Anesthesiology
Dr. Johnson

Lynn R. Johnson, MD, ABAPM, MS

    Board Certifications

    • American Board of Anesthesiology
    • American Board of Anesthesiology / Pain Medicine Subspecialty Certification
    • American Board of Pain Management
    • American Board of Addiction Medicine

    Education

    • Harvard Medical School Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, Fellowship, Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine/Regional Anesthesia, 1987-1988
    • Harvard Medical School Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, Residency, Anesthesiology, 1985-1987
    • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, Internship, Medicine, 1984-1985
    • University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, Doctor of Medicine, 1984
    • Georgetown University, Washington, DC, Master of Science, Physiology, 1980
    • University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, Bachelor of Arts, Psychology/Biology, 1976
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Perrin W. Jones, MD

    Board Certifications

    • American Board of Anesthesiology

    Education

    • Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH, Residency, Anesthesiology, 1999-2003
    • Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC, Doctor of Medicine, 1995-1999
    • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, Bachelor of Arts with Honors in English, 1990-1994
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Graham G. Lashley, MD

    Board Certifications

    • American Board of Anesthesiology

    Education

    • Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, Fellowship, Cardiac Anesthesia, 2001 to present
    • Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, Residency, Anesthesiology, 1998-2001
    • Moses Cone Hospital, Greensboro, NC, Internship, Internal Medicine, 1997-1998
    • University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT, Doctor of Medicine, 1997
    • Guilford College, Greensboro, NC, Bachelor of Science, Business Management and Economics, 1988
Dr. LaValley

Daniel J. LaValley, MD

    Board Certifications

    • American Board of Anesthesiology

    Education

    • Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, Resident, Department of Anesthesiology, 2006-2009
    • Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, Internship, Department of Anesthesiology, 2005-2006
    • University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI, Doctor of Medicine, 2001-2005
    • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, Bachelor of Science, Biology, 1996-2000
Dr. McLane

James McLane, MD

    Board Certifications

    • American Board of Anesthesiologists
    • American Board of Pediatrics

    Education

    • University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, Fellowship in Pediatric Anesthesiology, 2004-2005
    • Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, TX Residency in Anesthesiology, 2001-2004
    • North Carolina Baptist Hospital, Wake Forest, NC, Residency in Pediatrics, 1993-1995
    • North Carolina Baptist Hospital, Wake Forest, NC, Internship, 1992-1993
    • The Bowman Gray School of Medicine of Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, Doctor of Medicine, 1992
    • East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, Master of Science, 1989
    • East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, Bachelor of Science, 1985
Dr. Minard

Raymond B. Minard, MD, ABPM

    Board Certifications

    • American Board of Anesthesiology
    • American Board of Pain Medicine

    Education

    • Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, Residency, Anesthesia, 1981-1984
    • East Carolina University School of Medicine, Greenville, NC, Doctor of Medicine, 1981
    • North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, Bachelor of Science, Pre-med/Zoology, 1977
Dr. Mullen

Gary J. Mullen, MD, MBA

    Board Certifications

    • American Board of Anesthesiology

    Education

    • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, Masters of Business Administration, Sloan School of Management, 2008-2009
    • Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital Residency, Boston, MA, Department of Anesthesia, Pain & Perioperative Medicine, 2005-2008
    • East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, Internship, Obstetrics & Gynecology, 1998-1999
    • University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, Doctor of Medicine, 1994-1998
    • Miami University at Oxford, Oxford, OH, Bachelor of Arts, Chemistry, 1990-1994

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Dr. Narron

John A. Narron, III, MD

    Board Certifications

    • American Board of Anesthesiology

    Education

    • University of Michigan, CS Mott Children’s Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI, General Pediatric and Pediatric Cardiothoracic Anesthesia Fellowship, 2015
    • Penn State University, Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA, Residency in Anesthesia, 2013
    • University of Southern California, LAC+USC, Los Angeles, CA, General Surgery Internship, 2010
    • Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, Doctor of Medicine, 2009
    • East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, Bachelor of Science Chemistry, 2003
Dr. O'Rourke

Peter J. O'Rourke, III, MD

    Board Certifications

    • American Board of Anesthesiology

    Education

    • Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA, Chief Resident, Anesthesia, 1990-1994
    • University of Connecticut, Farmington, CT, Doctor of Medicine, 1986-1990
    • University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, Bachelor of Science, Finance, 1977-1979
    • United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD, 1975-1977
Dr. Pilato

Marc A. Pilato, MD

    Board Certifications

    • American Board of Anesthesiology

    Education

    • The Hospital of Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Fellowship, Pediatric Anesthesia, 1988
    • Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC, Fellowship, Cardiac Anesthesia, 1987
    • Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC, Chief Resident, Anesthesia, 1987
    • Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC, Residency, Anesthesia, 1985-1987
    • Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC, Internship, Medicine, 1984-1985
    • UMDNJ, Rutgers Medical School, Piscataway, NJ, Doctor of Medicine, 1984
    • University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, Bachelor of Science, Biology, 1978
Dr. Robb

Jeffrey W. Robb, MD, ACLS, BCLS

    Board Certifications

    • American Board of Anesthesiology

    Education

    • Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, Residency, 1982-1983
    • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, Internship, 1981
    • Forsyth Memorial Hospital, Winston-Salem, NC, Internship, 1980
    • Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, Doctor of Medicine, 1980
    • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, Bachelor of Science, Zoology, 1975
Dr. Robinson

Stefanie M. Robinson, MD

    Board Certifications

    • American Board of Anesthesiology

    Education

    • Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, Anesthesiology Residency, 2014-2017
    • Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, Department of Anesthesia and Preoperative Medicine, Integrated Internship, 2013-2014
    • Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, College of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine, 2009-2013
    • Clemson University, Clemson, SC, Calhoun Honors College, B.S. Health Science, 2005-2009
Dr. Ryan

Jason W. Ryan, MD

    Board Certifications

    • American Board of Anesthesiology
    • Board Certification in Perioperative TEE

    Education

    • Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, Fellow in Cardiothoracic Anesthesia, 2002-2003
    • Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, Resident in Anesthesiology, 1999-2002
    • Northwestern Medical School, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL, Resident in Internal Medicine, 1998-1999
    • University of Illinois at Chicago School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, Doctor of Medicine, 1994-1998
    • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL, Bachelor of Science, Physiology 1990-1994
Dr. Schwartz

Joshua D. Schwartz, MD

    • Vidant Medical Center Chief of Staff
    • Past Chief of Staff
    • Chairman

    Board Certifications

    • American Board of Anesthesiology
    • American Board of Internal Medicine

    Education

    • Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA,Residency, Fellowship, Cardiac Anesthesia, 1990-1991
    • Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA,Residency, Anesthesia, 1988-1990
    • Tufts-New England Medical Center, Boston, MA, Residency, Internal Medicine, 1984-1986
    • Tufts-New England Medical Center Internship, Boston, MA, 1983-1984
    • University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, Doctor of Medicine, 1983
    • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, Bachelor of Arts, 1978
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Rod S. Silverman, MD

    Board Certifications

    • American Board of Anesthesiology

    Education

    • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, Residency in Anesthesiology, 1991-1994
    • Roanoke Memorial Hospitals, Roanoke, VA, Transitional Residency, 1990-1991
    • University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tuscon, AZ, Doctor of Medicine, 1986-1990
    • University of Arizona, Tuscon, AZ, Bachelor of Science, Microbiology. 1983-1985
    • University of Utah National Outdoor Leadership School, Nairobi, Kenya, 1982
Dr. Singleton

Adrienne H. Singleton, MD, MPH

    Board Certifications

    • American Board of Anesthesiology

    Education

    • Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC, Fellowship in Pediatric Anesthesia, 2005 – 2006
    • George Washington University, Washington, DC, Residency in Anesthesiology, 2002 – 2005
    • Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville, NC, Internship in Internal Medicine, 2001 - 2002
    • University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, Medical Degree, 1997 – 2001
    • University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, TX, Master of Public Health, 1997
    • Rice University, Houston, TX, Bachelor of Arts, Medical Ethics and Human Sciences, 1993

    Specialties

    • Pediatric Anesthesiology
Dr. Speicher

Rachel L. Speicher, DO

    Board Certifications

    • American Board of Anesthesiology
    • Basic Life Support
    • Advanced Cardiac Life Support

    Education

    • Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA
      Regional Fellowship, 2015
    • University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
      Residency, 2013
    • Des Moines University, Des Moines, IA
      Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, 2009
    • St. Ambrose University, Davenport, IA
      Bachelor of Science, 2005

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Dr. Tewari

Andy Tewari, MD

    • Vidant Medical Center Chief of Staff
    • Past Chief of Staff

    Board Certifications

    • American Board of Anesthesiology
    • National Board of Echocardiography

    Education

    • The Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, Fellowship, Cardiac Anesthesiology, 1995-1996
    • Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, Residency, Anesthesiology, 1992-1995
    • Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA, Residency/Fellowship, Surgical, 1986-1992
    • Highland General Hospital, Oakland, CA, Internship, Surgical, 1985-1986
    • University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Rotating Internship, Medical Education, 1979-1985
Ms. Dillon

Margaret A. Dillon, RN, MSN, ANP-BC

    Board Certifications

    • ANCC Certified

    Education

    • East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
      MSN, 2008
    • East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
      BSN Alternate Entry Program, 2005
    • North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
      B.S. Bachelors of Sociology, 2001
Ms. Williams

Jill S. Williams, RN, MSN, ANP-C

    Board Certifications

    • Adult Nurse Practitioner
    • Registered Nurse
    • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
    • Basic Cardiac Life Support

    Education

    • University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC
      MSN, Adult Nurse Practitioner /
      Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, 2010
    • East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
      BSN, 2006
Ms. Thomas

Allison Thomas, ANP

    Board Certifications

    • Adult Nurse Practitioner
    • Registered Nurse
    • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
    • Basic Cardiac Life Support

    Education

    • University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, MSN, Adult Nurse Practitioners, 2008
    • University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, BSN, 2004
Ms. Midgette

Kimberley Midgette, WHNP, AGNP-C

    Board Certifications

    • American Association of Nurse Practitioners
    • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
    • Basic Life Support
    • Women's Health Nurse Practitioner

    Education

    • University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, Masters in Nursing WHNP/AGNP, 2014
    • East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, Bachelors in Nursing, 2005
    • Beaufort County Community College, Washington, NC, Bachelors in Nursing, 1998
Ms. Etheridge

Angelica "Angel" F. Etheridge, WHNP/NP

    Board Certifications

    • American Association of Nurse Practitioners
    • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
    • Basic Life Support
    • Women's Health Nurse Practitioner

    Education

    • University of Alabama at Birmingham,
      Birmingham, AL, Masters in Nursing WHNP/AGNP, 2013
    • East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, Bachelors in Nursing, 2004
    • University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Wilmington, NC, Undergraduate Studies, 2001
Ms. Jackson

Tamiqua Jackson, RN, MSN, FNP-C

    Board Certifications

    • AANP certified
    • Registered Nurse
    • Family Nurse Practitioner

    Education

    • University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
      Master of Science in Nursing-Family Nurse Practitioner, 2010-2013
    • Winston Salem State University, Winston-Salem, NC
      Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 2009 - 2010
    • Wake Technical Community College
      Raleigh, NC,
      Associate in Nursing, 2000 - 2004
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Steven J. Schwam, MD

    Board Certifications

    • American Board of Anesthesiology

    Education

    • University of Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL, Residency in Anesthesiology, 1980-1983
    • University of Miami Veterans Administration Hospital, Miami, FL, Fellowship, Clinical Research in Anesthesiology Cardiac Anesthesia, 1981-1982
    • Brown University, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI, Residency in Pediatrics, 1979-1980
    • University of Miami, School of Medicine, Miami, FL, 1975-1979
    • Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 1970-1975

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Scott E. Thomas, MD, MBA

    Board Certifications

    • American Board of Anesthesiology

    Education

    • The Andrews Institute, Gulf Breeze, FL, Fellowship, Regional Anesthesia, 2012-2013
    • Case Western Reserve University, MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, OH, Residency in Anesthesiology, 2009-2012
    • Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver, CO, Internship, General Surgery, 2008-2009
    • University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, CO, Doctor of Medicine, 2008
    • University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO, Master of Business Administration, 2007
    • University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO, Bachelor of Science, Chemistry; Biology Minor, 2003

    Additional Information

Dr. Chance

Kathryn C. Chance, MD

    Board Certifications

    • American Board of Anesthesiology

    Education

    • University of Alabama at Birmingham,
      Birmingham, AL, Residency in Anesthesiology, 2006-2009
    • Baptist Health System, Birmingham, AL, Internship, 2005-2006
    • Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon, GA, 2001-2005
    • University of Georgia, Athens, GA,
      Bachelor of Science, Biology, 1996-2000

    Additional Information

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C. David Hord, MD, ABPM

    Board Certifications

    • American Board of Anesthesiology
    • American Board of Pain Medicine

    Education

    • Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR, Fellowship in Pain Management, 1999
    • University of Florida, Alachua, FL, Residency in Anesthesiology, 1985
    • University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI, Internship, 1983
    • University of California, San Francisco, CA, 1982
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David A. Kovach, II, MD

    Board Certifications

    • American Board of Anesthesiology

    Education

    • University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA, Doctor of Medicine, 1992-1996
    • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, Bachelor of Science, Accounting, 1988-1992

    Additional Information

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Mark G. Zukaitis, MD

    Board Certifications

    • American Board of Anesthesiology

    Education

    • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, Anesthesiology and Pediatrics, 1975-1978
    • University of Nebraska College of Medicine, Omaha, NE, Doctor of Medicine, 1972-1975
    • University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, Bachelor of Science, Pre-professional Studies, 1968-1972
Dr. Babb

Jeffrey D. Babb, MD

    • Chief of Anesthesia, CaroMont Regional
      Medical Center

    Education

    • Bowman Gray School of
      Medicine, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, Residency in
      Anesthesiology, 1997
    • Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital, Greensboro, NC
      Internship in Internal Medicine, 1994
    • Duke University, Durham, NC
      Bachelor of Science in Engineering, 1989
Dr. Cotter

Daniel T. Cotter, MD

    Board Certifications

    • American Board of Anesthesiology

    Education

    • University of Kentucky College of Medicine,
      Lexington, KY, Residency in Anesthesiology, 1985
    • Wright State University School of Medicine,
      Dayton, OH, Residency in Anesthesiology, 1985
    • Wright State University School of Medicine,
      Dayton, OH, Internship, 1994
    • University of Kentucky College of Medicine,
      Lexington, KY, Doctor of Medicine, 1983
    • University of Kentucky College of Medicine,
      Lexington, KY, Bachelor of Science in Biology, 1979
Dr. Davis

Todd R. Davis, MD

    Board Certifications

    • American Board of Anesthesiology
    • Critical Care Medicine Board
    • IHI Executive Safety Officer

    Education

    • Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
      Master of Medical Management, 2014
    • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh
      PA, Fellowship in Critical Care Medicine, 1998
    • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh,
      PA, Residency in Anesthesiology, 1997
    • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh,
      PA, Internship in Transitional Medicine, 1994
    • Medical College of Richmond, Richmond, VA
      Doctor of Medicine, 1993
    • University of Richmond, Richmond, VA
      Bachelors of Arts in Philosophy, 1987
    • Shady Side Academy, Pittsburgh, PA
      1983

    Additional Information

Dr. Dover

Stanley F. Dover, MD

    Education

    • Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center,
      Winston-Salem, NC, Fellowship in Pain Management, 2004
    • Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center,
      Winston-Salem, NC, Residency in
      Anesthesiology, 2003
    • Carilion Medical Center, Roanoke, VA
      Transitional Year, 2000
    • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
      School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC,
      Doctor of Medicine, 1999
    • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,
      Chapel Hill, NC, Bachelor of Science,
      Environmental Science and Engineering, 1995
Dr. Evans

Ronald L. Evans, MD

    Education

    • University of Kentucky Medical Center,
      Lexington, KY, Residency in Anesthesiology, 1987
    • Roanoke Memorial Hospital, University of Virginia,
      Roanoke, VA, Internship, 1982
    • Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
      Doctor of Medicine, 1981
    • Presbyterian College, Clinton, SC
      Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, 1977
Dr. Longbine

Timothy W. Longbine, MD

    Education

    • Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC
      Resident in Anesthesiology, 1999
    • Marshall University School of Medicine, Huntington,
      WV, Doctor of Medicine, 1995
    • Marshall University, Huntington, WV
      Bachelor of Science, Major in Zoology, 1991
    • Christ Church College, Oxford University, Oxford,
      England, Study in British Government and Nineteenth-Century Novelists, 1989
Dr. Matthew

Matthew T. Matthew, MD

    Board Certifications

    • American Board of Anesthesiology
    • ABA Board Certified in Pain Management

    Education

    • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
      Fellowship in Pain Management, 1999
    • Tufts University Baystate Medical Center,
      Springfield, MA, Residency in Anesthesiology, 1998
    • Tufts University Baystate Medical Center,
      Springfield, MA, Internship, 1995
    • University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada
      Doctor of Medicine, 1994
    • Brandon University, Manitoba, Canada
      Bachelor of Science, 1990

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Dr. McNiff

Thomas E. McNiff, MD

    Education

    • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh,
      PA, Fellowship in Multidisciplinary Critical Care Training Program, 1997
    • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh,
      PA, Residency in Anesthesiology, 1996
    • Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA
      Doctor of Medicine, 1992
    • College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA
      Bachelor of Science, Biology, 1988
Dr. Nijher

Harpreet K. Nijher, MD

    Postdoctoral

    • New York University, New York, NY
      Residency in Anesthesiology, 2002

    Education

    • SUNY Health Sciences Center at Syracuse,
      Syracuse, NY, Internship in Surgery, 1999
    • University of Rochester School of Medicine and
      Dentistry, Rochester, NY, Doctor of Medicine, 1998
    • University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
      Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience, Minor in English Literature, 1994
Dr. Salameh

Nabil P. Salameh, MD

    Education

    • Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA
      Specialty: Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, 2012
    • Wake Forest School of Medicine,
      Winston-Salem, NC, Residency in Anesthesiology, 2011
    • Wake Forest School of Medicine,
      Winston-Salem, NC, Doctor of Medicine, 2007
    • East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
      Master of Science in Biology, 2002
    • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,
      Chapel Hill, NC, Bachelor of Science in Biology, Minor in Chemistry, 2000
dr. Smith

Eva S. Smith, MD

    Board Certification

    • ABA

    Education

    • Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, VA, Fellowship in Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesia, 2015
    • Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, VA, Residency in Anesthesiology, 2012-2015
    • Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, VA, Internship, 2011-2012
    • Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY, 2006-2011
    • University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA,
      Post-baccalaureate studies, 2005-2006
    • University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte,
      NC, Post-baccalaureate studies, 2004-2005
    • University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte,
      NC, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, 1997-2000

    Additional Information

Dr. Austin

Taylor G. Austin, MD

    Board Certifications

    • American Board of Anesthesiology

    Education

    • Wake Forest Baptist Health Department of Anesthesiology, Winston-Salem, NC
      Fellowship in Obstetric Anesthesiology
    • Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC Anesthesiology Residency
    • Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC
Dr. Brown

Donald H. Brown, II, MD

    Board Certifications

    • American Board of Anesthesiology

    Education

    • Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
      Anesthesiology Residency
    • Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
Dr. Brown

Michelle M. Brown, MD

    Board Certifications

    • American Board of Anesthesiology
    • Pain Medicine

    Education

    • University of Florida College of Medicine,
      Gainesville, FL
      Pain Medicine Fellowship
    • University of Florida College of Medicine,
      Gainesville, FL
      Anesthesiology Residency
    • University of Florida College of Medicine,
      Gainesville, FL
Dr. Cain

Felicia K. Cain, MD

    Board Certifications

    • American Board of Anesthesiology

    Education

    • West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
      Anesthesiology Residency
    • West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
Dr. Eichman

Dave S. Eichman, MD

    Board Certifications

    • American Board of Anesthesiology
    • Pain Medicine

    Education

    • Beth Israel Deaconess Harvard Medical School,
      Boston, MA
      Pain Medicine Fellowship
    • Wake Forest School of Medicine,
      Winston-Salem, NC
      Anesthesiology Residency
    • Wake Forest School of Medicine,
      Winston-Salem, NC
Dr. Hanson

Eric W. Hanson, MD

    Board Certifications

    • American Board of Anesthesiology

    Education

    • University of Virginia, Richmond, VA
      Cardiac Anesthesia/Echocardiography Fellowship
    • University of Virginia, Richmond, VA
      Anesthesiology Residency
    • University of Florida College of Medicine,
      Gainesville, FL
Dr. Herfurth

Thomas Herfurth, MD

    Board Certifications

    • American Board of Anesthesiology

    Education

    • North Carolina Baptist Hospital, Winston-Salem, NC
      Residency in Anesthesiology
    • Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC
Dr. Hunt

Christopher L. Hunt, MD

    Board Certifications

    • American Board of Anesthesiology

    Education

    • University of Florida College of Medicine,
      Gainesville, FL
      Anesthesiology Residency
    • University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
Dr. Johnson

Matthew R. Johnson, MD

    Board Certifications

    • American Board of Anesthesiology

    Education

    • University of Florida College of Medicine,
      Gainesville, FL
      Anesthesiology Residency
    • Marshall University, Huntington, WV
Dr. Kimball

Zachary Kimball, MD

    Board Certifications

    • American Board of Anesthesiology

    Education

    • University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
      Anesthesiology Residency
    • St. George Univeristy, Grenada, West Indies
Dr. Lafavore

Paul R. Lafavore, MD

    Board Certifications

    • American Board of Anesthesiology
    • Pain Medicine

    Education

    • Bowman Gray School of Medicine,
      Winston-Salem, NC
      Pain Medicine Fellowship
    • Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME
      Anesthesiology Residency
    • University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
Dr. Lariscy

Christopher L. Lariscy, MD

    Board Certifications

    • American Board of Anesthesiology

    Education

    • Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Bethesda, MD
      Anesthesiology Residency
    • Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
Dr. Massengill

Judy B. Massengill, MD

    Board Certifications

    • American Board of Anesthesiology

    Education

    • Washington University, St. Louis, MO
      Anesthesiology Residency
    • St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO
Dr. Moir

Ronald J. Moir, MD

    Board Certifications

    • American Board of Anesthesiology

    Education

    • Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
      Anesthesiology Residency
    • East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
Dr. Moore

Thomas R. Moore, MD

    Board Certifications

    • American Board of Anesthesiology

    Education

    • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
      Anesthesiology Residency
    • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Dr. Paige

Glenn B. Paige, MD

    Board Certifications

    • American Board of Anesthesiology
    • Pain Medicine

    Education

    • University of Florida College of Medicine,
      Gainesville, FL
      Anesthesiology Residency
    • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
Dr. Roberts

Ben D. Roberts, MD

    Board Certifications

    • American Board of Anesthesiology

    Education

    • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
      Anesthesiology Residency
    • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Dr. Robertson

Kent Robertson, MD

    Board Certifications

    • American Board of Anesthesiology

    Education

Dr. Schiebel

Alvaro J. Schiebel, MD

    Board Certifications

    • American Board of Anesthesiology

    Education

    • University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
      Anesthesiology Residency
    • West Virginia School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV
Dr. Wold

James P. Wold, MD

    Board Certifications

    • American Board of Anesthesiology

    Education

    • Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT
      Residency in Anesthesiology
    • University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Ashley Bartlette-Larsen, PA

Ashley Bartlette-Larsen, PA

    Board Certifications

    • Physicians Assistant

    Education

    • Lenoir-Rhyne College, Hickory, NC
    • Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC
Tammy Burke, NP

Tammy Burke, NP

    Board Certifications

    • American Board of Anesthesiology

    Education

    • Rowan Cabarrus Community College , Salisbury, NC
    • Winston-Salem State University, Winston-Salem, NC
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William F. Brown, MD

    Additional Information
    Honors

    • Physician of the Quarter - Roanoke-Chowan Hospital, 2013
    • Richmond Tennis Championships winner (4.0 division), 2004
    • Windsor Chair-maker's Hall of Fame - Hampton, NH, 1997
    • Internship Program Teacher of the Year Award, 1995-1998
    • MVP Varsity Sports Award (tennis), Haverford College, 1981
    • Graduate with High Honors, Haverford College, 1981

    Professional Associations

    • World Medical Missions (Samaritan's Purse)
    • American Society of Anesthesiologists
    • Virginia Medical Society
    • American Society of Physicians and Surgeons
    • Society of American Period Furniture Makers
    • Operation Smile - Medical Missions
    • Medical Group Management Association

    Publications

    • Available on request (molecular biology of DNA transcription)

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Dr. D'Alonzo

Richard C. D'Alonzo, MD, PhD, FASE

    Additional Information
    Published Journals

    • D'Alonzo RC, et al. Chapter 5 - Three Dimensional Transesophageal Echocardiographic Planning. Robotic Cardiothoracic Surgery: Atlas and Guide. WR Chitwood and K Kernstein eds. (In press)
    • D'Alonzo RC, et al. Chapter 4 – Anesthesia for Robotic Cardiac Surgery. Robotic Cardiothoracic Surgery: Atlas and Guide. WR Chitwood and K Kernstein eds. (In press)
    • D'Alonzo RC, et al. (2011) A randomized, double blind, placebo controlled clinical trial of the preoperative use of ketamine for reducing inflammation and pain after thoracic surgery. J Anesth. 25(5); 672-8.
    • D'Alonzo RC, et al. (2010) Percutaneous coronary sinus catheter placement aided by 3-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography. Anesth Analg. 110:722-4.
    • D'Alonzo RC, et al. (2009) A retrospective comparison of anesthetic management of robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy versus radical retropubic prostatectomy. J Clin Anesth. 21:322-8
    • D'Alonzo RC, et al. (2008) Ethnicity and the distance to the epidural space in parturients. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 33:24-29.
    • Steven Hill and Richard D'Alonzo. (2008) Chapter 27 - Perioperative Management of Bleeding and Transfusion. Perioperative Medicine: Managing for Outcome. Saunder, Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA. Editors – MF Newman, LA Fleisher, and MP Fink: 405-430.
    • D'Alonzo, R. C., et. al. (2002). Regulation of Collagenase-3 and Osteocalcin Gene Expression by Collagen and Osteopontin in Differentiating MC3T3-E1 Cells. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 277: 24788-98.
    • D'Alonzo, R. C., et. al. (2002). Physical Interaction of the Activator Protein-1 Factors c-Fos and c-Jun with Cbfa1 for Collagenase-3 Promoter Activation. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 277: 816-22.
    • D'Alonzo, R. C., et. al. (2002). Chapter 16: Bone Proteinases in Principles of Bone Biology. (Bilizekian, J. P., Raisz, L. G., and Rodan, G. A., eds), pp. 251-264, Academic Press Inc., San Diego, CA.
    • Swarthout, J.T., D'Alonzo, R. C., Selvamurugan, N., and Partridge, N.C. (2002). Regulation of Osteoblastic Gene Expression by Parathyroid Hormone. Gene. 272:1-17.
    • Winchester, S.K., Selvamurugan, N., D'Alonzo, R. C., and Partridge, N.C. (2000). Developmental Regulation of Collagenase-3 mRNA in Normal, Differentiating Osteoblasts Through the Activator Protein-1 and the runt Domain Binding Sites. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 275: 23310-18.
    • Ruh, M.F., Bi, Y., D'Alonzo, R.C., and Bellone (1998). Effects of Estrogens on IL-1b Promoter Activity. Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. 4: 203-10

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Dr. Mullen

Gary J. Mullen, MD, MBA

    Additional Information
    Biography

    • Gary John Mullen grew up in Southwestern Ohio, and attended Miami University at Oxford, where he received a BA in chemistry. He attended University of Cincinnati College of medicine and received the doctor of medicine degree in 1998. After completing an internship in obstetrics, Dr. Mullen was commissioned a Lieutenant in the United States navy, where he went on to serve multiple tours as a flight surgeon; first with VC-8 ("World Famous Redtails") in Ceiba, Puerto Rico, then with Carrier Training Air Wing Two (Kingsville, TX). It was during his tour in Kingsville that Dr. Mullen was hand-selected to be the 16th flight surgeon for the United States Navy Blue Angels, for the 2003-2004 Team. He went on to conclude a mishap-free tour, which included approximately 1000 Blue Angels flight demonstrations, in over 75 cities across the United States and Canada.

    • Dr. Mullen completed his residency in Anesthesia at Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital, in 2008. He was selected as a national FAER scholar by the Chair of his department. Upon graduating residency, he then attended the MIT Sloan School of Management as an Alfred P. Sloan Fellow, to obtain his MBA degree. While at MIT, Dr. Mullen led an entrepreneurship team to the semifinals of the 2009 MIT 100K Business Plan Competition with a technology application he helped develop involving rapid detection of disease proteins.

    • Dr. Mullen's current professional interests include human factors, product design, and commercializing the next-generation of innovative medical technologies. He is passionate about translating the clinical needs of new technologies into relevant commercial products.

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Dr. Gorrin-Rivas

Manuel J. Gorrin-Rivas, MD

    Additional Information
    Book Chapters and Published Journals

    • D'Alonzo RC, Gorrin-Rivas, MJ, Mackensen, GB. Chapter 5 - Three Dimensional Transesophageal Echocardiographic Planning. Robotic Cardiothoracic Surgery: Atlas and Guide. WR Chitwood and K Kernstein eds. (In press).
    • Gorrin-Rivas MJ, Dobra A, Simsir S, Dressman H, Mathew J, Schwinn D, Mackensen B, Newman M, Podgoreanu M. “Gene Expression Signatures of Atrial Fibrillation in Human Left Atrial Myocardium.”Anesth Analg 2007; 104:SCA42 (One of eight from 150 abstracts chosen for the 2007 Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists Meeting, Montreal, Quebec “Expert Review of Best Abstracts Session).
    • Gorrin-Rivas MJ, White WD, Mathew JP, Newman MF, Podgoreanu MV. “Serum Matrix Metalloproteinase 9 Levels and Incidence of Perioperative Atrial Fibrillation in Cardiac Surgery.” Anesth Analg 2007; 104:SCA65.
    • A. Nicoara, B. G. Phillips-Bute, M. Gorrin-Rivas, N. Nikolov, M. Swaminathan. “Determinants of Change in LV Diastolic Function after CABG Surgery.” Anesthesiology 2007; 107: A1230.
    • R. J. Pietras, M. Gorrin-Rivas, H-W. Chen. “Squalamine blocks tumor-associated angiogenesis and growth of ovarian cancer.” Int J Obstet Gynecol 2003; 83(Suppl 3):59–60.
    • Y. Ding, Y. Shimada, M. J. Gorrin-Rivas, A. Itami, Z. Li, T. Hong, M. Maeda, I. Komoto, A. Kawabe, J. Kaganoi, and M. Imamura. “Human macrophage metalloelastase expression in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma: its clinical significant relation with esophageal SCC.” Oncology 2002; 63:378-384.
    • M. J. Gorrin-Rivas, H-W. Chen, D. C. Marquez, and R. J. Pietras. “Squalamine blocks tumor associated angiogenesis and promotes antitumor effects of herceptin in HER-2/neu-overexpressing human breast cancer cells.” Proc Am Assoc Cancer Res 2002; 43:521-522.
    • M. J. Gorrin-Rivas, S. Arii, A. Mori, Y. Kaneda, and M. Imamura. “Mouse macrophage metalloelastase gene delivery by HVJ-cationic liposomes in experimental antiangiogenic gene therapy for murine CT-26 colon cancer.” Int J Cancer 2001; 93:731-735.
    • M. J. Gorrin-Rivas. “Cancer y angiogenesis.” Vitae: Academia Biomedica Digital 2001; N° 7. http://caibco.ucv.ve/Vitae/VitaeSiete/homevitae.htm. (Review)
    • D. Chu, N. Kakazu, M. J. Gorrin-Rivas, H-P. Lu, M. Kawata, T. Abe, K. Ueda, and Y. Adachi. “Cloning and characterization of LUN, a novel RING-Finger Protein that is highly expressed in lung and specifically binds to a palindromic sequence.” J Biol Chem 2001; 276:14004-14013.
    • M. Minakuchi, N. Kakazu, M. J. Gorrin-Rivas, T. Abe, T. D. Copeland, K. Ueda, and Y. Adachi. “Identification and characterization of SEB, a novel protein that binds to the acute undifferentiated leukemia-associated protein SET.” Eur J Biochem 2001; 268:1340-1351.
    • W. Yang, S. Arii, M. J. Gorrin-Rivas, A. Mori, H. Onodera, and M. Imamura. “Human macrophage metalloelastase gene expression in colorectal cancer and its clinicopathological significance.” Cancer 2001; 91:1277-1283.
    • K. Furumoto, S. Arii, A. Mori, H. Furuyama, M. J. Gorrin Rivas, T. Nakao, N. Isobe, T. Murata, C. Takahashi, M. Noda, and M. Imamura. “RECK gene expression in hepatocellular carcinoma: correlation with invasion-related clinicopathological factors and its clinical significance.” Hepatology 2001; 33: 186-195
    • M. J. Gorrin-Rivas, S. Arii, A. Mori, and M. Imamura. “Macrophage metalloelastase gene associated to Hemagglutinating Virus of Japan (HVJ)-cationic liposomes: a novel antiangiogenic gene therapy for solid tumors.” Jpn J Gastroenterology 2000; 97 (suppl):A533.
    • A. Mori, S. Arii, M. Furutani, M. Mizumoto, S. Uchida, H. Furuyama, Y. Kondo, M. J. Gorrin-Rivas, K. Furumoto, Y. Kaneda, and M. Imamura. "Soluble Flt-1 gene therapy for peritoneal metastases using HVJ-cationic liposomes." Gene Ther 2000; 7: 1027-1033.
    • M. J. Gorrin-Rivas, S. Arii, M. Furutani, M. Mizumoto, A. Mori, K. Hanaki, M. Maeda, H. Furuyama, Y. Kondo, and M. Imamura. "Mouse macrophage metalloelastase gene transfer into a murine melanoma suppresses primary tumor growth by halting angiogenesis." Clin Cancer Res 2000; 6: 1647-1654.
    • M. J. Gorrin-Rivas, S. Arii, A. Mori, Y. Takeda, M. Mizumoto, M. Furutani, and M. Imamura. "Implications of human macrophage metalloelastase and vascular endothelial growth factor gene expression in angiogenesis of hepatocellular carcinoma." Ann Surg 2000; 231: 67-73.
    • Y. Takeda, S. Arii, T. Kaido, M. Niwano, T. Moriga, A. Mori, K. Hanaki, M. J. Gorrin-Rivas, T. Ishii, M. Sato, and M. Imamura. "Morphologic alteration of hepatocytes and sinusoidal endothelial cells in rat fatty liver during cold preservation and the protective effect of hepatocyte growth factor." Transplantation 1999; 67: 820-828.
    • A. Mori, S. Arii, M. Furutani, K. Hanaki, Y. Takeda, T. Moriga, Y. Kondo, M. J. Gorrin-Rivas, and M. Imamura. "Vascular endothelial growth factor-induced tumor angiogenesis and tumorigenicity in relation to metastasis in a HT1080 human fibrosarcoma cell model." Int J Cancer 1999; 80: 738-743.
    • M. J. Gorrin Rivas, S. Arii, M. Furutani, T. Harada, M. Mizumoto, H. Nishiyama, J. Fujita, and M. Imamura. "Expression of human macrophage metalloelastase gene in hepatocellular carcinoma: correlation with angiostatin generation and its clinical significance." Hepatology 1998; 28: 986-993.

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Dr. Matthew

Matthew T. Matthew, MD

    Additional Information
    Publications

    • Matthew M, Nance P. Analgesic Pharmacology. In Rehabilitation Clinics of North America. Saunders: May 1999

    Presentations

    • Acute Pain Management - Gaston Memorial Hospital, June 2012
    • Introduction to Pain Management – Gaston College School of Nursing, Feb 2004
    • Interventional Pain Management – Medical grand rounds – GMH, 2000
    • Clinical Demonstrator: Anatomic Specimen Regional Anesthesia Workshop, Changes and Challenges in Anesthesiology 1999, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, June 1999
    • Spinal Pain Modulation, Departmental Conference, UNC-Chapel Hill, March 1999
    • Spinal Drug Delivery Systems, Pain Conference, UNC-Chapel Hill, February 1999
    • Neurolysis, Pain Conference, UNC-Chapel Hill, December 1998
    • Low Back Pain, Pain Conference, UNC-Chapel Hill, September 1998

    Professional Memberships

    • American Society of Anesthesiology
    • North Carolina Society of Anesthesiologists

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Dr. Speicher

Rachel L. Speicher, DO

    Additional Information
    Professional Organizations

    • American Society of Anesthesiologists
    • Washington State Medical Association

    Book Chapters

    • Helle,R and Conlay, LA. Continuous Positive Airway Pressure. In N Singh-Radcliff et al. (ed) The 5-Minute Consult. LWW. Philidelphia, PA.

    Presentations

    • Helle, R.L. and McMurry, MB (2012, October) USE OF INHALED NITRIC OXIDE FOR ONE LUNG VENTILATION ON A PATIENT WITH SEVERE PULMONARY HYPERTENSION. Poster Presentation at ASA 2012. Washington D.C.
    • Helle, R.L. Marshall, JM. Stelzer, DC., and Younker, TD. (2012, October) STRESS-INDUCED (TAKOTSUBO) CARDIOMYOPATHY DIAGNOSED IN THE IMMEDIATE POST-OPERATIVE PERIOD. Poster Presentation at ASA 2012. Washington D.C.
    • Helle, R. and Fogel, S. (2012, March) HIGH SPINAL AFTER UNRECOGNIZED INTRATHECAL CATHETER PLACEMENT: EVERY DOSE IS A TEST DOSE. Midwest Anesthesia Resident Conference. Chicago, IL.
    • Helle, R. and Marshall, J. (2010, May) POST-OPERATIVE PVCs. Interesting Case Conference. Department of Anesthesiology, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
    • Helle, R. and McMurry, M.. (2010 November) ONE LUNG VENTILATION ON A PATIENT WITH PULMONARY HYPERTENSION. Interesting Case Conference, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
    • Helle, R.,. Legg, R., Legg, M.,. (2004, April) LEAD CONCENTRATION OF LIVER TISSUE FROM PEROMYSCUS LEUCOPUS AT NAHANT MARSH. First Annual Scientific Research Symposium at Nahant Marsh; Davenport, IA
    • Helle, R., and Bubar, M., Cunningham, K..(2004, August) ANALYSIS OF SEROTONIN 2C RECEPTIOR AND TUBBY PROTEIN LEVELS FOLLOWING REPEATED EXPOSURE TO (+)-MDMA OR THE 5-HT2CR AGONIST. Summer Undergraduate Research Program Poster Session; Galveston, TX

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Dr. Davis

Todd R. Davis, MD

    Additional Information
    Honors

    • Becker's Hospital Review, Top 500 People to Know in Healthcare, 2014
    • Becker's Hospital Review, Top 100 Health System CMOs to Know, 2014
    • Physician Recognition by Nurses, CaroMont Health, 2001
    • Critical Care Fellow of the Year, UPMC, 1998
    • Mark H. Gilliand M.D. Award for Best Clinical Resident, UPMC, 1997
    • University Scholar, University of Richmond,
      1983-1987
    • Gamma Sigma Epsilon, 1987
    • Sigma Pi Sigma, 1986
    • Phi Eta Sigma, 1984

    Board Memberships

    • Community Blood Bank of Carolinas, Past Chairman, 2010-present
    • Board of Trustees, Health Net Gaston, 2013-2014
    • Board of Trustees, CaroMont Health, 2007-2009
    • Board of Trustees, Gaston Anesthesia Associates, 2001-2010

    Professional Services

    • American College of Healthcare Executives
    • American College of Physician Executives
    • American Society of Anesthesiologists
    • Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists
    • Society of Critical Care Medicine

    Medical Mission Volunteer

    • Banso Hospital, Cameroon, 2007
    • Mukinge Hospital, Zambia, 2006
    • Kigogora Hospital, Rwanda, 2005

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Dr. Chance

Kathryn C. Chance, MD

    Additional Information
    Publications and Presentations

    • Editor, book chapter, Hoppenfeld, J.D. Epidural Catheter Analgesia. Fundamentals of Pain Medicine, Wolters Kluwer, 2014
    • Postoperative Nausea & Vomiting. Presented at CRNA conference, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, 2010.
    • Airway Wars. Presented at Ground Rounds, Anesthesiology. University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2009

    Honors & Awards

    • Quality assurance award, American Anesthesiology, formerly Southeast Anesthesiology, Charlotte, 2011
    • Spirit of Mercy Vision Wall recipient, Carolinas Medical Center – Mercy Campus, Charlotte, 2011
    • Leila D. Denmark Scholarship & Bloodworth Scholarship, Mercer University School of Medicine, 2001-2005

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Steven J. Schwam, MD

    Additional Information
    Publications and Presentations

    • “Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Respiratory Complications,” Anesthesia and Analgesia, 62:975-81, 1983
    • “An Analysis of Risk Factors Related to Postoperative Pulmonary Complications,” Anesthesiology, 59(3):A522, 1983; presented at ASA Annual Meeting, October 1983
    • “Respiratory Complications in COPD: Isoflurane or Halothane?”, Anesthesia And Analgesia, 62:263, 1983; presented at IARS Annual Meeting, March 1983
    • “The ASA Physical Status Classification: A Revision,” Anesthesiology, 57:A439, 1982; presented at ASA Annual Meeting, October 1982
    • “Pulmonary Capillary Wedge Pressure,” Anesthesia and Analgesia, 61:805, 1982
    • “ASA PS Classification Is Not Risk Classification,” Anesthesiology, 57:68, 1982
    • “Modulation of the Differentiated State of Human Neuroblastomas in Vitro,”In Vitro, March 1973

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David A. Kovach, II, MD

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    Publications

    • “Time to first urination after ropivacaine caudal in children.” Anesthesia and Analgesia, February 2000 Supplement.
    • “Magnesium potentiates ketamine-induced changes in the threshold for isoflurane anesthesia in the rat.” Anesthesia and Analgesia, February 1999 Supplement.

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Scott E. Thomas, MD, MBA

    Additional Information
    Professional Organizations

    • American Society of Anesthesiology
    • American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine

    Publications

    • Dong M, Ding X-Q, Thomas SE, Gao F, Lam PCH, Abagyan R, Miller LJ. Role of lysine187 within the second extracellular loop of the type A cholecystokinin receptor in agonist-induced activation. Use of complementary charge-reversal mutagenesis to define a functionally important interdomain interaction. Biochemistry 46:4522-4531, 2007.

    Presentations

    • “An Overview of Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia: Upper Extremity” “An Overview of Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia: Lower Extremity” American Academy of Anesthesiologist Assistants 38th Annual Meeting, Hilton Head, SC (April 2014)
    • Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia and Vascular Access Workshop Northwest Anesthesia Seminars (NWAS), Destin, FL (May 2013)
    • USRA Skills Course Workshop Institute for Advanced Medical Education (IAME), Miami, FL (November 2012)
    • “Anesthetic Management of a Orthopedic Trauma Patient with Hereditary Spherocytosis” Midwest Anesthesia Residents Conference, Chicago, IL (May 2012)
    • “The Physiology of Pain” Grand Rounds, Department of Anesthesiology (September 2011) Perioperative Staff In-service (April 2011) Grand Rounds, Department of Pain Management (March 2011) Cleveland, OH
    • “The Use of Recombinant Factor VIIa in Blunt and Penetrating Trauma Patients” Journal Club, Department of Anesthesiology, MetroHealth Medical Center Cleveland, OH (January 2011)
    • “Early Versus Late Tracheotomy: A Review of the Literature” Grand Rounds, Department of General Surgery, Saint Joseph Exempla Hospital, Denver, CO (April 2009)
    • “Antinociceptive Structure Activity Studies with Novel Opioid Glycopeptides” Experimental Biology Meeting (FASEB) Orlando, FL (April 2001)
    • “Characterization of Novel Opioid Glycolipopeptide Analgesics” Rocky Mountain Neuroscience Group Meeting University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO (May 2001)
    • “Exploration of the Role of Charged Residue in the Second Loop of the Cholecystokinin Receptor in Position 187” Molecular Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics Conference Mayo Clinic and Foundation, Rochester, MN (August 2001)

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Eva S. Smith, MD

    Additional Information
    Publications and Presentations

    • Smith, Eva; Nelson, Mark; Tang, Daniel. "Intraoperative Use of Surface Ultrasound in LVAD Exchange due to Thrombosis" - Accepted for publication in Anesthesia & Analgesia 8/7/2015
    • Smith, Eva. "Vasoplegic Syndrome." Grand Rounds, Department of Anesthesiology, VCU Health Systems, Richmond, VA, 3/6/2015

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