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Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Doctors + Care Team

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 >

Ruben J. Azocar, MD

Ruben J. Azocar, MD

Title(s): Anesthesiologist-in-Chief; 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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Konstantin Balonov, MD

Konstantin Balonov, MD

Title(s): Anesthesiologist; Vice Chair for Perioperative Medicine; 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; Director of Anesthesiology Operations; 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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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; 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: 617-636-6208
Fax #: 617-636-9993

Treatment of complex regional pain syndrome (RSD), neuropathic pain, work related injuries, sports related injuries, ultrasound guided nerve blocks, interventional pain procedures and perioperative pain management, rhizotomy, epidurals, opioid tapering, abdominal pain, pelvic pain, PTSD management via US guided stellate ganglion blocks, refractory VT treatment via US guided stellate ganglion block, refractory chronic plantar fasciitis

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Dan Drzymalski, MD

Dan Drzymalski, 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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Carolyn Furuya, MD

Carolyn Furuya, MD

Title(s): Anesthesiologist
Department(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-9301
Fax #: 617-636-8384

Anesthesiology

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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 #: 617-636-9993

Anesthesiology, pain management

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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; 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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Penny P. Liu, MD

Penny P. Liu, MD

Title(s): Anesthesiologist; Director of Neurosurgical Anesthesia; Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs; 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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Virgil S. Manica, MD

Virgil S. Manica, MD

Title(s): Anesthesiologist; Director, Obstetric Anesthesiology; Interim Director, Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement; 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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Monique M. Marin-Santoni, MD

Monique M. Marin-Santoni, MD

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

Pediatric anesthesiology, regional anesthesia

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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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Tariq Naseem, MD

Tariq Naseem, MD

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

Adult cardiac anesthesia, cardiac critical care, advanced heart failure, mechanical circulatory support, advanced heart failure, heart and lung transplantation

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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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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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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; Interim Director, Cardiac Anesthesia Fellowship
Department(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6044
Fax #: 617-636-8384

Anesthesiology

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Victoria Vo, MD

Victoria Vo, MD

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

Pediatric anesthesiology, regional anesthesiology

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Michael Young, MD

Michael Young, MD

Title(s): Anesthesiologist; Director, Center for Preoperative Assessment
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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