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Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

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Tufts Medical Center's Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine consists of anesthesiologists with expertise in all clinical and administrative aspects of anesthestic practice, including adult and pediatric cardiothoracic anesthesia, neurosurgical anesthesia, obstetric anesthesia, pediatric anesthesia, pre-operative evaluation and risk assessment, post-operative and critical care management, trauma care and emergency airway interventions and acute, chronic and cancer-related pain management. Learn more about our physicians' training and expertise below. 

Our Department is also home to Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs), who are advanced practice nurses who provide anesthetics to patients in almost every practice setting throughout the Medical Center, and for every type of surgery or procedure. Meet our CRNAs >

Doctors

Ruben J. Azocar, MD

Ruben J. Azocar, MD

Title(s): Anesthesiologist-in-Chief; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6044
Fax #: 617-636-8384

Anesthesiology, critical care, geriatric anesthesiology

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Lori Abrahamian, MD

Lori Abrahamian, MD

Title(s): Anesthesiologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6044
Fax #: 617-636-8384

Anesthesiology

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Arnel Almeda, MD

Arnel Almeda, MD

Title(s): Anesthesiologist; Medical Director, Post Anesthesia Care Unit; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6044
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Regional anesthesiology, acute pain

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Konstantin Balonov, MD

Konstantin Balonov, MD

Title(s): Anesthesiologist; Director of Perioperative Services; Chair, Competency Committee; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6044
Fax #: 617-636-8384

Trauma and critical care

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Elena  Brasoveanu, MD

Elena Brasoveanu, MD

Title(s): Pediatric Anesthesiologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Anesthesiology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6044
Fax #: 617-636-8384

Pediatric anesthesiology

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Lauren Carlson, MD

Lauren Carlson, MD

Title(s): Anesthesiologist
Department(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6044
Fax #: 617-636-8384

Anesthesiology

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Jennifer A. Chatburn, MD

Jennifer A. Chatburn, MD

Title(s): Anesthesiologist
Department(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6044
Fax #: 617-636-8384

General anesthesiology, critical care medicine

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Frederick C. Cobey, MD, MPH

Frederick C. Cobey, MD, MPH

Title(s): Division Chief, Cardiac Anesthesiology; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6044
Fax #: 617-636-8384

Cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesiology, transesophageal echocardiography

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Bhawana Dave, MD

Bhawana Dave, MD

Title(s): Cardiac Anesthesiologist; Cardiac Anesthesia Fellowship Director; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6044
Fax #: 617-636-8384

Cardiac anesthesiology

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Adriana Desillier, MD

Adriana Desillier, MD

Title(s): Anesthesiologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6044
Fax #: 617-636-8384

Anesthesiology, interventional pain management, regional anesthesiology, obstetric anesthesiology, thoracic anesthesiology

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Dan Drzymalski, MD

Dan Drzymalski, MD

Title(s): Anesthesiologist
Department(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6044
Fax #: 617-636-8384

Anesthesiology

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Michael R. England, MD

Michael R. England, MD

Title(s): Cardiac Anesthesiologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6044
Fax #: 617-636-8384

Adult cardiac anesthesiology, critical care

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George  Gordon, MD

George Gordon, MD

Title(s): Cardiac Anesthesiologist
Department(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6044
Fax #: 617-636-8384

Cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesiology

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Josephine M. Hernandez, MD

Josephine M. Hernandez, MD

Title(s): Anesthesiologist; Vice Chair for Resident and Medical Student Education; Residency Program Director; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6044
Fax #: 617-636-8384

Obstetric anesthesiology, regional anesthesiology

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Wilfred L. Hynes, MD

Wilfred L. Hynes, MD

Title(s): Director, Pain Clinic; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6208
Fax #: 617-636-8384

Anesthesiology, pain management

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Stefan A. Ianchulev, MD

Stefan A. Ianchulev, MD

Title(s): Anesthesiologist; Clinical Associate Professor, Tufts Univeristy School of Medicine
Department(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6044
Fax #: 617-636-8384

Cardiac anesthesiology, perioperative echocardiography

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Aman Kalra, MD

Aman Kalra, MD

Title(s): Anesthesiologist; Division Chief, Pediatric Anesthesiology; Director, Pediatric Anesthesia Fellowship Program; Clinical Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6044
Fax #: 617-636-8384

Pediatric anesthesiology, liver transplant anesthesiology, adult critical care, pediatric airway reconstruction, difficult airway management, AIMS

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Robert M. Knapp, DO

Robert M. Knapp, DO

Title(s): Anesthesiologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6044
Fax #: 617-636-8384

Airway management

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Mark S. Lewis, MD

Mark S. Lewis, MD

Title(s): Anesthesiologist
Department(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6044
Fax #: 617-636-8384

Anesthesiology

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Penny P. Liu, MD

Penny P. Liu, MD

Title(s): Anesthesiologist; Director of Neurosurgical Anesthesia; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6044
Fax #: 617-636-8384

Neuroanesthesiology

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Gustavo A. Lozada, MD

Gustavo A. Lozada, MD

Title(s): Anesthesiologist; Director, Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain; Associate Residency Program Director; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6044
Fax #: 617-636-8384

General anesthesiology

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Virgil S. Manica, MD

Virgil S. Manica, MD

Title(s): Anesthesiologist; Director, Obstetric Anesthesiology; Clinical Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6044
Fax #: 617-636-8384

Obstetric anesthesiology

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Shohreh Modanlou, MD

Shohreh Modanlou, MD

Title(s): Anesthesiologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6044
Fax #: 617-636-8384

Cardiac anesthesiology

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David R. Moss, MD

David R. Moss, MD

Title(s): Pediatric Anesthesiologist; Director of Medical Student Education; Director of Informatics; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6044
Fax #: 617-636-8384

Pediatric anesthesiology

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Mariam Nakhaie, MD

Mariam Nakhaie, MD

Title(s): Anesthesiologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6044
Fax #: 617-636-8384

Pediatric anesthesiology

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Matthew Novak, MD

Matthew Novak, MD

Title(s): Anesthesiologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6044
Fax #: 617-636-8384

Anesthesiology

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Charles P. Plant, MD, PhD

Charles P. Plant, MD, PhD

Title(s): Anesthesiologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6044
Fax #: 617-636-8384

General and obstetric anesthesiology

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Manga Radhakrishnan, MD

Manga Radhakrishnan, MD

Title(s): Anesthesiologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6044
Fax #: 617-636-8384

Ambulatory anesthesiology

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John Adam Reich, MD

John Adam Reich, MD

Title(s): Anesthesiologist; Vice Chair for Critical Care; Director, Cardiothoracic Unit; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6044
Fax #: 617-636-8384

Anesthesiology, critical care medicine

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Jose R. Rios, MD, ABIHM

Jose R. Rios, MD, ABIHM

Title(s): Anesthesiologist
Department(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6044
Fax #: 617-636-8384

Anesthesiology

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Laura  M. Santos-Pavia, MD

Laura M. Santos-Pavia, MD

Title(s): Anesthesiologist
Department(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6044
Fax #: 617-636-8384

Regional anesthesia

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Pascal Scemama de Gialluly, MD, MBA

Pascal Scemama de Gialluly, MD, MBA

Title(s): Attending Anesthesiologist; Attending Pain Physician
Department(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6208
Fax #: 617-636-8384

Chronic neck and back pain, chronic joint pain, persistent and chronic post-surgical pain, neuromodulation therapies for chronic pain, chronic headaches, chronic abdominal pain, CRPS cancer pain, pediatric chronic pain, acute pain, stellate ganglion block for ventricular tachycardia

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Roman Schumann, MD

Roman Schumann, MD

Title(s): Vice-Chair for Academic Affairs, Department of Anesthesiology; Vice-Chair, Tufts Health Sciences IRB; Medical Staff President; Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6044
Fax #: 617-636-8384

General adult and bariatric anesthesiology, transplant anesthesiology, vascular and thoracic anesthesiology, obstetric anesthesiology

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Thomas Sung, MD

Thomas Sung, MD

Title(s): Day Surgery Coordinator; Pediatric Anesthesiologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6044
Fax #: 617-636-8384

Pediatric anesthesiology, anesthesiology, AIMS

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Henna Tirmizi, MD

Henna Tirmizi, MD

Title(s): Pediatric Anesthesiologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6044
Fax #: 617-636-8384

Pediatric anesthesiology, pediatric cardiac anesthesiology

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Andrea  Lan  Tsai, MD

Andrea Lan Tsai, MD

Title(s): Anesthesiologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6044
Fax #: 617-636-8384

Anesthesiology, critical care medicine

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Eric Ursprung, MD

Eric Ursprung, MD

Title(s): Anesthesiologist
Department(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6044
Fax #: 617-636-8384

Anesthesiology

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Michael Young, MD

Michael Young, MD

Title(s): Anesthesiologist
Department(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6044
Fax #: 617-636-8384

Critical care medicine

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Pei-Shan Zhao, MD

Pei-Shan Zhao, MD

Title(s): Anesthesiologist; Associate Clinical Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6044
Fax #: 617-636-8384

General adult anesthesiology, obstetric anesthesiology

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