Dr. Ruchir Gupta

Dr. Ruchir Gupta finished his anesthesiology training at New York Medical College at St. Vincent’s. He is currently Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at SUNY Stony Brook Medicine. He is the author of the Anesthesiology Pocket Card, Pain Management Pocket Card, and the ICU Pocket Card. He is also co-editor of The Anesthesia Guide. His interests include primarily ambulatory anesthesia and he has served as past president of the residents section of the Society of Ambulatory Anesthesia (SAMBA). He is also an active member of the New York State Society of Anesthesiologists (NYSSA)

Dr. Neda Moaddeli

Dr. Neda Moaddeli is a Board Certified Anesthesiologist with a fellowship in Regional Anesthesia. She is a graduate of Rush University with a regional anesthesia fellowship from the University of Illinois. She has been practicing anesthesiology in private practice since 2009. She has a special interest in teaching and has taken part in many educational activities since the beginning of her career. Dr. Moaddeli has research publication in the area of gene therapy using viral vectors. She looks forward to meeting you on Skype for your mock Anesthesia Oral Board exams.


Dr. Vahid Grami

Dr. Vahid Grami is committed to providing high-quality practice sessions with effective feedback. He practices Anesthesia and Pain Medicine at Geisinger Medical Center and is Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at Temple University. He obtained his medical degree and MPH from the University of Minnesota and completed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh. His Pain Medicine fellowship was at Case Western Reserve University. He is dedicated to your education.

Dr. Sergey Pisklakov

Dr. Sergey Pisklakov is an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology at Montefiore Medical Center and a Director of Neuroanesthesia Fellowship. His bench-to-bedside research accomplishments led to the publication of 14 peer-reviewed articles, 20 abstracts and 2 reviews, 2 Problem- Based Learning Discussions and multiple presentations at National and International Meetings. His feedback focuses on specific examples of how to be an efficient and effective speaker will totally change and streamline your entire approach.


Dr. Diane Ridley

Dr. Diane Ridley is from Essex County, NJ and completed all of her secondary, graduate and post-graduate education at Columbia University. Her anesthesia training took place at Columbia-Presbyterian (before the merger with Cornell), as well as her fellowship in Obstetric anesthesia. Dr. Ridley has worked as an anesthesiologist in both academic and private-practice settings.

Dr. Erum Noon

Dr. Noon completed her resideny at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and now works as a Clinical Associate Professor of Anesthesiology at Midwestern University, AZ. Her interests include cardiac, neuro, obstetric, and ambulatory anesthesia.


Dr. Usha Saldanha

Dr. Usha Saldanha is originally from the East Coast. She completed her undergraduate studies in neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University and obtained her medical degree from Drexel University College of Medicine. Her anesthesia training took place at Rutgers University Hospital in Newark, NJ. Dr. Saldanha has worked as an anesthesiologist at UT Southwest Parkland hospital in Dallas and is now in private practice in Austin, Texas. Her interests include regional, ambulatory, and neuroanesthesia.

Dr. Ofer Burshtain

Dr. Burshtain is a pediatric Anesthesiologist in Englewood Medical Center. He graduated from Montefiore Medical Center were he did his Residency and Fellowship in Anesthesia and Peds Anesthesia. Dr. Burshtain did His Internship in Internal Medicine in Montefiore Medical Center and a Rotating Internship in the Rambam Hospital, Haifa Israel. He s also has B.Sc. Agr from the Hebrew University in Israel were he did research and Epidemiology of Leishmaniasis.


Dr. Shaji Poovathoor

Dr. Shaji Poovathoor is an Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology at Stony Brook University Hospital.with a focus in cardiothoracic critical care. He completed his internship training at Tufts, anesthesia residency at St. Louis University, and lastly a critical care fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis. He loves teaching residents and has won numerous "Teacher of the Year' Awards for many years. Dr. Poovathoor has done multiple Problem Based Learning Discussion presentations for PGA (NYSSA) conferences. His other interests include critical care anesthesia, respiratory, and cardiac physiology.

Dr. Peggy Wingard

Dr. Peggy Wingard is currently a Staff Anesthesiologist with Precision Anesthesia at Harrington Hospital in Southbridge, MA. She is board certified in adult and pediatric anesthesiology. She completed an MS in entomology from Ohio State, an MD from Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, a psychiatry residency at Mass Mental Health Center, a fellowship in Consult-Liaison Psychiatry at MGH, an anesthesia residency at Tufts New England Medical Center, and a pediatric anesthesiology fellowship at Texas Children’s Hospital. Dr. Wingard has practiced in Boston, Houston and Santa Fe, New Mexico. Well rounded, Dr. Wingard holds European patents on a prodrug formulation of Propofol. She spent Texas Children’s Hospital. She is dedicated to teaching and making learning fun.


Dr. Raina Aziz

Dr. Raina Aziz completed anesthesiology residency in 2010 at Rutgers University Hospital in Newark, NJ and a pediatric anesthesiology fellowship in 2011 at Saint Louis Children’s Hospital Washington University School of Medicine. She currently works as a pediatric anesthesiologist at Rutgers University Hospital in Newark, NJ

Dr. Marshall Lee

Dr. Marshall Lee is an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia. He is heavily involved in the anesthesia residency program as an Assistant Program Director and also spends a large portion of his time as a critical care intensivist in the cardiac and neuro-surgical ICUs. His interests include extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), cardiac critical care, regional anesthesia, and liver transplant anesthesia.


Dr. Alison Schmeck

Dr. Schmeck is an Assistant Professor of the Yale-New Haven Department of Anesthesiology. She is a board-certified Anesthesiologist specializing in Obstetric Anesthesiology with additional clinical and research interests in Cardiac Anesthesiology. A Florida native, she relocated to New York City for residency. Following successful completion of her residency at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons at St. Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital Center, she completed her fellowship in Obstetric Anesthesiology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She thoroughly enjoys teaching and looks forward to helping you achieve your board certification.

Dr. Wesam Andraous

Dr. Andraous is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at Stony Brook University Hospital. He is also the Assistant Director of the Anesthesia Technologist Program. He graduated from the University of Alexandria School of Medicine. After which, he completed his internship and anesthesiology residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Stony Brook University Hospital respectively. He is an active member of the ASA and NYSSA. With a special interest in teaching both anesthesiology residents and anesthesia technologists, he serves on the education committee for the hospital. Dr. Andraous specializes in neuro-anesthesia particularly minimally invasive procedures.


Dr. Adam Soliman

Dr. Adam Soliman completed his residency at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine University Hospitals Case Medical Center. His areas of interest include regional anesthesia, difficult airway management, cardiothoracic anesthesia, trauma and obstetric anesthesia. In his free time, he enjoys practicing a healthy lifestyle which includes biking and weightlifting. He also enjoys travelling and experiencing different cultures.

Dr. Kara Segna

Dr. Kara Segna finished her anesthesiology training at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. She is currently Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She serves as Direct of Transgender Anesthesia and Bone Marrow Transplant as well as is a member of the Division of Acute Pain and Regional Anesthesia. She is an active ASA and ASRA member. She also teaches a course in peri-operative pain management for the medical school.


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Dr. Bridget Bailey, Dr. Sheldon Bao, Dr. Michael Carter, Dr. David Cunningham, Dr. Sean Dasilva, Dr. Clay Hall, Dr. Brett Person, Dr. Brian Philip, Dr. Susan Stanley, Dr. Tara Sullivan, Dr. Mark Suojanen, Dr. Elizabeth Thomas, Dr. Bonnie White, and Dr. Ming Xiong.