The physicians at Emory Specialty Associates are all board certified or board eligible by the American Board of Anesthesiologists. Our Anesthesiologist’s have a unique skill set and the extensive knowledge required to deliver anesthesia in a safe and compassionate manner that our patient’s expect and deserve.

Anesthesiologists are physicians that specialize in the perioperative care of the surgical patient. This includes evaluating the patient prior to surgery, customizing an anesthetic plan that meets the needs of the patient, and managing the patient in the post operative care unit. To become an Anesthesiologist, one must attend college, medical school, and complete a four year residency in Anesthesiology. Many anesthesiologists will also pursue additional subspecialty training in a fellowship program. After beginning practice an anesthesiologist is eligible to take the written and oral examinations offered by the American Board of Anesthesiology, to become board certified.

Physicians at Emory Specialty Assocaites Anesthesiology Group

Diana Alizadeh, MD
Medical School: Instituto de Ciencias de la Salud, Medellin, Columbia 2001
Internship: Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI 2002
Residency: Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI 2006

Tyrone R. Baines II, MD
Medical School: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 1995
Internship: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA Surgery 1996
Residency:Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, D.C. 1999

Timothy W. Boozer, MD
Medical School: University of South Alabama College of Medicine, Mobile, Alabama 1987
Internship: University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Chattanooga, TN, Surgery 1988
Residency: Marshall University School of Medicine, Huntington, WV, Surgery 1990; Emory University Hospitals, Atlanta, GA Anesthesiology 1993

Nadine M. Callahan, MD
Medical School: Chicago Medical School, North Chicago, IL
Internship: Emory University Affiliated Hospitals, Atlanta, GA
Residency: Emory University Affiliated Hospitals, Atlanta, GA

Avner Dagan, MD
Medical School: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 2011
Internship: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 2012
Residency: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 2015

Niloofer F. Dalal, MD
Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 1991
Internship: Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA 1992
Residency: Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA Anesthesiology 1995

Andrea Dillard, MD
Medical School: University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Oklahoma City, OK 2009
Internship: University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK 2010
Residency: Emory University Affiliated Hospitals, Atlanta, GA 2013
Fellowship: Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA 2014

Lindsay E. Eppihimer MD
Medical School: University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL 2006
Residency: General Surgery, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, TN 2010
Fellowship: Surgical Critical Care, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, TN 2010
Residency: Anesthesiology, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, LA 2011
Residency: Anesthesiology, Emory University Affiliated Hospitals, Atlanta,GA 2013

Michael T. Garrett, MD
Medical School: Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA 1991
Residency: Erlanger Medical Center, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, TN, Surgery 1993; Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, Anesthesiology 1996

Keith L. Harlan, MD
Medical School: University of Illinois School of Medicine, Chicago, IL 1988
Internship: University of Illinois Hospitals, Chicago, Il 1989
Residency: University of Illinois Hospitals, Chicago, IL 1992

Lyndsay W. Head MD
Medical School: Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA 2009
Internship: Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA 2010
Residency: Emory University Affiliated Hospitals, Atlanta, GA 2013
Fellowship: Critical Care Medicine, Emory University Affiliated Hospitals, Atlanta, GA 2015

James E. Hinkle, MD
Medical School: Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA 1967
Internship: Bryn Mawr Hospital, Bryn Mawr, PA 1968
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 1971

Justin M. Jackson MD
Medical School: University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL 2012
Internship: Baptist Health System, Birmingham, AL 2013
Residency: UT Southwestern, Dallas, TX 2016

Daniel M. Joseph, MD
Medical School: University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 1986
Internship: Emory University Hospitals, Atlanta, GA Internal Medicine 1987
Residency: Emory University Hospitals, Atlanta, GA Internal Medicine 1989; Emory University Hospitals, Atlanta, GA Anesthesiology 1992

Jessica A. McCabe, MD
Medical School: University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, TX 1998
Internship: University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 1999
Residency: University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 2002

Sekethia S. McDonald, MD
Medical School: George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Science, Washington, D.C., 1992
Internship: Washington Hospital Center, Washington, D.C. Internal Medicine 1993
Residency: George Washington University, Washington, D.C. Anesthesiology 1996

Richard Dale Meyer, MD
Medical School: Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, CA 1985
Internship: Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, CA 1986
Residency: Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, CA 1989

Alfreda Miller-Coleman, MD
Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 1999
Internship: Carraway Methodist Medical Center, Birmingham, AL 2000
Residency: University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL 2003

Randall I. Newman, MD
Medical School: Wake Forest School of Medicine 1989
Internship: Carraway Methodist Medical Center, Birmingham, AL 1990
Residency: Emory University Hospitals, Atlanta, GA 1993

David A. Reeder, MD
Medical School: Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 1982
Internship: Emory University Hospitals, Atlanta, GA 1983
Residency: Emory University Hospitals, Atlanta, GA 1985
Fellowship: Emory University Hospitals, Atlanta, GA 1986

Natalie M. Reisman, MD
Medical School: University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN 2005
Internship: Emory University Hospitals, Atlanta, GA 2006
Residency: Emory University Hospitals, Atlanta, GA Surgery 2010; Emory University Hospitals, Atlanta, GA Anesthesiology 2013

Jennifer M. Sanderson, MD
Medical School: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, Lewisburg, WV 1999
Internship: Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley, WV 2000
Residency: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 2003

David H. Sanusi, MD
Medical School: Louisiana State University School of Medicine, Shreveport, LA 1988
Internship: Louisiana State University School of Medicine, Shreveport, LA 1989
Residency: University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, FL 1992
Fellowship: Louisiana State University School of Medicine, Shreveport, LA 1993

Richard A. Shmerling, MD
Medical School: Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA 1984
Internship: Baptist Hospital, Memphis, TN 1986
Residency: Vanderbilt University Hospital, Memphis, TN 1987

Robert G. Silverman, MD
Medical School: Hahnemann University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 1988
Internship: Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta, GA 1989
Residency: Emory University Hospitals, Atlanta, GA 1992
Fellowship: Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital, Atlanta, GA 1993

Deborah A. Simmons, MD
Medical School: University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX, 1983
Internship: University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX, Family Medicine 1984
Residency: University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX Anesthesiology 1986

Lisa B. Snyder, MD
Medical School: Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC 1990
Internship: Framingham Union Hospital, Framingham, MA 1991
Residency: Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA 1993; Emory University Hospitals, Atlanta, GA 1994

Shawn E. Tritt, MD
Medical School: Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA 2005
Internship: Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN Surgery 2006
Residency: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA Anesthesiology 2009

Margaret Van De Water, MD
Medical School: Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 2004
Internship: Emory University Hospitals, Atlanta, GA Transitional Year 2005
Residency: Emory University Hospitals, Atlanta, GA Anesthesiology 2011

Steven W. Waronker, MD
Medical School: Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA 1983
Internship: Rush Presbyterian/St Luke’s Medical Center, Chicago, IL 1984
Residency: Emory University Hospitals, Atlanta, GA 1986

Reuben P. Wechsler, MD
Medical School: Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 1984
Internship: Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach, FL, Surgery 1986
Residency: University of Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL 1989

Robert M. Weinberg, MD
Medical School: Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv Israel, 1987
Internship: Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY 1988
Residency: Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY 1990; New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY 1991


Anesthetists at Emory Specialty Assocaites Anesthesiology Group

A Nurse Anesthetist or CRNA is a registered nurse who has satisfactorily completed an accredited nurse anesthesia training program. CRNAs must posses a bachelor’s degree and have at least one year of practice experience before entering an accredited nurse anesthesia training program. Following completion of a 2 to 3 year program they are required to pass a national certification examination.

Anesthesiologist Assistants complete a four year undergraduate college degree that includes satisfying pre-med requirements. Upon completion of an accredited AA program, a student may become certified by passing the National Commission for Certification of Anesthesiologist Assistants examination (NCCAA).

Directed by an anesthesiologist, the Anesthesia Care Team consists of anesthesiologists supervising qualified non physician anesthesia providers (CRNAs and AAs).

 CRNAs  CRNAs  CRNAs  PAAAs
 Adams, Christine  Hall, Amy J.  Norton, Melissa  Connelly, Greer
 Adams, M. Karen  Hannahan, Denise  Norton, Regina  Dawson, Morgan
 Anderson, John  Hardy, Kimberly  Parks, Tamila  Dean, Amanda
 Anselmo, Deanna M.  Hasan, Alicia  Petosa, Leslie  Ewing, Mary Clare
 Cabalza, Denise  Hicks, Joe  Polvinale, Vincent  Goldberg, Steve
 Casimir, Valentina  Hubbell, Alice  Pryce, Stacey L.  Hardbeck, Chris
 Barratt, Anne G.  Jurek, Kimberle  Rogers, Marian  Hauck, Maureen
 Blackmon, Marcy  Kobernus, Mona  Sarianides, Angelyn  Herrington, Peter M.
 Brackin, Andrew  Lee, David  Scott, Toni P.  Hickey, Michael
 Brackin, Gayle  LeGrand, Heath  Spoonhour, Erin  Houchin, Kelly J.
 Bradley, Keeli  Lucas, Julie  South, Lorri  Hunt, Cybil
 Bravick, Margaret  Marston, Jon  Staley, Kimberly  Laing, Jennifer R.
 Cole, Cristy  Marston, Sherry  Stearns, Kimberly  MacNeill, Donald
 Cole, Katie  Martin, Paula  Tatum, Kristin  Nuclo, Cheryl A.
 DeForeest, Jenny  Matthews, Linda  Ulep, Laura  Straub, Jonathan
 Degler, Diane  May, Megan  Weissgerber, Alicia  Repp, Heather
 Fitz-Gerald, Nita  McCormick, Dana  Weitzman, Harmon
 Frye, Kristen  Miller, Pamela  Womble, Michelle S.
 Goolsby, Ashley  Mills, Cyrila  Yoars, Jackie
 Gullicksen, Laura  Mumpower, Linda
 Gumbs, Juliet  Nicholas, Irene

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