2022 Highlights

Montefiore Einstein Anesthesiology

Montefiore Einstein Anesthesiology is a hub for integrated perioperative and periprocedural care across Montefiore Health System. In 2022, we made significant strides in research and digital health and implemented new, evidence-based approaches to perioperative medicine. Through these innovations, we continued to provide the highest level of care to our patients and made a significant impact on the lives of nearly 100,000 people.

Matthias Eikermann, MD, PhD, Chair, Department Of Anesthesiology

Note from the Chair

2022 was a year of transformative change for the Montefiore Einstein Department of Anesthesiology. Throughout the last year, we were able to see the impact of investments we made in 2021 on the value of care we provide to our patients. These investments include the commencement of two new service lines — Anesthesia Services at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital in Newburgh, New York, as well as Surgical Critical Care in collaboration with the Montefiore Einstein Department of Surgery.  

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2022 by the numbers


procedures conducted under anesthesia


surgeries and procedures with general anesthesia administered across MMC


patient visits at the Montefiore Multidisciplinary Pain Program


surgeries at our state-of-the-art ambulatory surgery center

Clinical Trials

Clinical Trials to Advance Surgical Outcomes

Evaluating the Use of Sublingual Sufentanil in Patients With Suboxone Treatment

  • Principal Investigator: Dr. Shaparin 

  • Sponsor: Accel Pharma 

Nutrition and Exercise in Critical Illness Trial (NEXIS Trial): A protocol of a multicentered, randomized controlled trial of combined cycle ergometry and amino acid supplementation commenced early during critical illness

  • Principal Investigator: Dr. Eikermann 

  • Sponsor: Clinical Evaluation Research Unit at Kingston General Hospital 

An Anesthesia-Centered Bundle to Reduce Postoperative Pulmonary Complications: The PRIME-AIR Study (PRIME-AIR)

  • Principal Investigator: Dr. Eikermann 

  • Sponsor: NIH

PANDORA: Delirium Prevention After Cardiac Surgery Using IV Acetaminophen to Prevent Postoperative Delirium in Older Cardiac Surgical Patients

  • Principal Investigator: Dr. Eikermann 

  • Sponsor: NIH 

Suvorexant and Sleep/Delirium in ICU Patients

  • Principal Investigator: Dr. Eikermann 

  • Sponsor: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. 

Optimizing the Use of Ketamine to Reduce Chronic Postsurgical Pain (KALPAS)

  • Principal Investigator: Dr. Reddy 

  • Sponsor: National Cancer Institute 

Comparison of Qutenza (8% Capsaicin) With a Low-dose Capsaicin for Treatment of Nerve Pain After Surgery

  • Principal Investigator: Dr. Shaparin 

  • Sponsor: Averitas Pharma 

A 24-week study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of CNTX-6970 in subjects with moderate to severe knee osteoarhtritis pain

  • Principal Investigator: Dr. Gitkind 

  • Co-Investigator: Dr. Shaparin 

  • Sponsor: NIH 

Team News

New roles & leaders in our department

Adam S. Yedlin, MD

Associate Site Chief, Hutchinson Campus

Carina Himes, MD

Director of Preoperative Evaluation

Jinu Kim, MD

Neuroanesthesia Division Director

Irene P. Osborn, MD

Non-OR Anesthesia Division Director

William M. Jackson, MD, MS

Pediatric Anesthesia Division Director

Elilary Montilla Medrano, MD

Regional Anesthesia Division Director

William J. Sauer, MD

Medical Director, SICU

Preeti Anand

Hutchinson Campus Anesthesia Site Director

Ling Zhang, PhD

Director of IT Innovation

Philipp J. Fassbender, MD

Vice Chair of Perioperative Medicine

Jason Hallick, MHS

Unified Administrator

Patient referrals

At Montefiore Einstein Anesthesiology, we know providing patients with the best possible care includes teamwork and trust. We work closely with our valued referring physicians to ensure open communication and reliable expertise. 

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