An anesthesiologist is trained to provide pain relief and maintenance, or restoration, of a stable condition during and immediately following an operation or an obstetric or diagnostic procedure. The anesthesiologist assesses the risk of the patient undergoing surgery and optimizes the patient's condition prior to, during and after surgery. In addition to these management responsibilities, the anesthesiologist provides medical management and consultation in pain management and critical care medicine. Anesthesiologists diagnose and treat acute, long-standing and cancer pain problems; diagnose and treat patients with critical illnesses or severe injuries; direct resuscitation in the care of patients with cardiac or respiratory emergencies, including the need for artificial ventilation; and supervise post-anesthesia recovery. *

Specialization: Hospice and Palliative Medicine

An anesthesiologist with special knowledge and skills to prevent and relieve the suffering experienced by patients with life-limiting illnesses. This specialist works with an interdisciplinary hospice or palliative care team to maximize quality of life while addressing physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs of both patient and family throughout the course of the disease, through the dying process, and beyond for the family. This specialist has expertise in the assessment of patients with advanced disease; the relief of distressing symptoms; the coordination of interdisciplinary patient and family-centered care in diverse venues; the use of specialized care systems including hospice; the management of the imminently dying patient; and legal and ethical decision making in end-of-life care. **

Mohamed Amr Ahmed Hosny MD
Dr. Angela Baumann DO
Helen Bedder MD
George Chalhoub MD
Judith Chiger MD
Dr. Donald Cochran MD
Dr. Donnamaria Cortezzo MD
Dr. Kristin Forner MD
Dr. Tong Hua Di MD
Dr. Milos Jiricko MD
Gareth Kantor MD
Dr. Marie Kuffner MD
Dr. David Marshak MD
Peter Nelson MD
Dr. Janeva Pankey MD
Nicole Pelly
Dr. Catherine Powers MD
George Prince MD
Dr. Jason Ramirez MD
Michael Reynolds MD
Dr. Margaret Ruttenberg
Yashodhara Satchidanand MD
Dr. Sanjay Shah MD
Dr. Jennifer Shen MD
Ginger Simmons FNP-C
Dr. Mary Thomas MD
Dr. Rakhi Yadav MD

* Source: American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine [1/1/2007: new]

** Source: American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine [1/1/2007: new]