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The Department of Anesthesiology works across five campuses in more than 60 operating rooms spanning all surgical specialties. We will also be integrating anesthesia with two additional hospitals in the Montefiore network in 2022.

Moses Campus
Wakefield Campus
Jack D. Weiler Hospital
Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital
Hutchinson Ambulatory Surgery Center

Moses Campus

 

The Moses Campus serves as Montefiore’s largest tertiary care center, where our anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists work across 23 operating rooms in addition to providing services during a range of non-OR anesthesia procedures such as cardiac arrythmia, cardiac catheterization, interventional neuroradiology and vascular radiology, advanced endoscopic medicine, pulmonology, gastroenterology, and MRI.

Home to the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) and the Montefiore Einstein Center for Transplantation, the Moses Campus serves a diverse range of patients coming to us with a variety of surgical needs. Our anesthesiologists are trained in a range of sub-specialties including pediatric anesthesia, adult cardiothoracic anesthesia, neuroanesthesia, advanced airway management, and transplant anesthesia. The Montefiore Einstein Center for Transplantation is one of the most active and successful programs in the country and the transplant division has gathered an exceptional group of adult and pediatric anesthesiologists who work closely with transplant surgeons throughout the perioperative period.

At Montefiore’s Moses Campus, our team of anesthesiologists manage the Perioperative Medicine Clinic, preparing patients for surgery and providing the highest quality care during surgery and through post-operative recovery. Our anesthesiologists use the latest anesthetic techniques placing patients’ needs as the highest priority. As we are a teaching hospital, our attending physicians focus on mentoring anesthesiology residents in addition to conducting clinical research that allows us to provide effective, patient-centric care. Our physicians also work closely with Montefiore’s in-house pharmacy to utilize value-added medicine that leads to better outcomes for patients.

Site Chief

 

Dr. Curtis Choice
 

Wakefield Campus

 

Wakefield Hospital is home to the Montefiore Einstein Center for Joint Replacement Surgery, which has been twice accredited by The Joint Commission for orthopedic excellence. It also boasts a highly skilled and veteran vascular surgery service, a comprehensive general surgery team, and an active obstetric department. Our attending physicians and nurse anesthetists provide innovative regional anesthesia techniques in their care of patients undergoing complex orthopedic procedures.

Wakefield Hospital is also instrumental in our expanding Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Fellowship. Our team of anesthesiologists are invested in the education of residents, fellows, and rotating medical students and ensure they gain excellent clinical experience in the field of acute pain medicine and peripheral nerve block services. Wakefield’s anesthesiology team always puts patients first throughout the perioperative process, ensuring they have the most comfortable recovery possible, reduced pain, and an improved quality of life.

Site Chief

 

Dr. Roman Margulis, MD
 

Jack D. Weiler
Hospital

 

Located on the Albert Einstein College of Medicine campus, Weiler Hospital is a 403-bed tertiary care hospital that focuses on educational excellence. Our team of anesthesiologists perform a range of services including general anesthesia, obstetric anesthesia, and cardiothoracic anesthesia, treating approximately 500 patients each month.

We work closely with the surgical team to implement an efficient, interdepartmental approach to caring for our patients. The Anesthesiology team at Weiler has developed and implemented a unique OR management methodology and a cross-departmental educational approach that involves residents from the Department of Surgery in order to provide the most comprehensive quality of care.

Weiler Hospital is also home to a high-risk obstetric division, which is an Accreta Center of Excellence. With our focus on education, the Department of Anesthesiology’s Obstetric Anesthesia Fellowship is based at Weiler Hospital, where the fellow is exposed to a wide range of complex obstetric patients.

Site Chief

 

Vilma A. Joseph, MD
 

Montefiore St.
Luke’s
Cornwall Hospital

 

As of October 1st, Montefiore Medical Center's Department of Anesthesiology has integrated with St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital located in the Hudson Valley. St. Luke's has state-of-the-art operating rooms and GI suites as well as a world-class Cardiovascular Institute.

St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital is a level-three trauma center and has eight operating rooms, where our anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists provide care to patients undergoing a range of surgeries including orthopedics and joint replacements, bariatrics, general surgery, gynecology, plastics, urology, thoracic, ENT, colorectal, neurosurgery, and pediatrics. Our anesthesiology team also treats patients at our busy and expanding Pain Management Center, a recently-renovated labor and delivery unit, and an interventional radiology division.

St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital has received Magnet Recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center and has also been recognized by Healthgrades as being in the national top 5 percent of hospitals consistently delivering clinical quality.

Through its 242-bed Newburgh Campus and numerous outpatient services at the Cornwall Campus, St. Luke's healthcare professionals serve more than 270,000 patients from diverse backgrounds each year.

Site Chief

 

Dr. Kathryn Breidenbach
 

Hutchinson
Ambulatory
Surgery Center

 

The Hutchinson Ambulatory Surgery Center is a multispecialty outpatient center that specializes in same-day surgery for multiple surgical specialties including general surgery, head and neck, orthopedics surgery, plastics and remonstrative surgery, ophthalmology, podiatry, vascular surgery, urology, and more. We provide excellent patient care with a focus on regional anesthesia in a state-of-the-art facility.

Our facility contains 16 modern operating rooms with more than 30-bed postsurgical recovery units. Our anesthesiologists are board-certified and members of the faculty of the Albert Einstein School of Medicine. We provide anesthetic techniques utilizing multi-modal analgesia and Enhanced Recovery After Surgery protocols with the goal of efficient operating room utilization, ideal surgical conditions, and rapid recovery with minimal negative side effects so patients can recover safely at home.

The Hutchinson Campus is also home to the Montefiore Multidisciplinary Pain Program, where our anesthesiologists treat patients with chronic pain using alternative techniques to opioids. We treat patients struggling with chronic pain due to a number of conditions including arthritis, back pain, coccydynia, headaches, post-incisional pain, and post-amputation pain. Through alternative treatment modalities, we are able to reduce patients’ pain, increase their functionality, and improve their quality of life.

Site Chief

 

Elilary Montilla Medrano, MD