Meet Our Team

Meet Our Anesthesiology Team

Le Bonheur is the only hospital in the region with board-certified experts in pediatric anesthesiology. Our physicians have extensive training including an extra fellowship dedicated to pediatric anesthesiology: four years of medical school, one year of internship and three years of residency in anesthesiology. Our anesthesiology team works alongside surgeons and are best qualified to evaluate complex medical problems and plan a safe anesthetic for each child.

Leadership

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Dr. Head is a Cardiac Anesthesiologist. He is the Medical Director of Pediatric Anesthesiology at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital and an Assistant Professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

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Dr. Paidipalli is the Medical Director of OR Efficiency at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital. He is also an assistant professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. He is an anesthesiologist and attended medical school at Kaktiya Medical College in India.

Providers

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Dr. Bradley is a pediatric anesthesiologist with an additional Master of Public Health degree. He is also an assistant professor at University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

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Dr. Brezina is a pediatric anesthesiologist.

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Dr. Burkley is a pediatric anesthesiologist and an assistant professor at University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

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Dr. Bryan is an anesthesiologist and assistant professor at University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

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Dr. Ernst is an anesthesiologist and assistant professor at University of Tennessee Health Science Center. He attended medical school at Louisiana State University, New Orleans.

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Dr. Hamilton is a pediatric anesthesiologist.

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Dr. Jones is an anesthesiologist.

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Dr. Karkera is an anesthesiologist and assistant professor at University of Tennessee Health Science Center. He attended medical school at the University of Mumbia in India.

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Dr. Patchen is an anesthesiologist and assistant professor at University of Tennessee Health Science Center. She attended medical school at Pennsylvania State University.

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Dr. Patel is an anesthesiologist.

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Dr. Pereiras is a Cardiac Anesthesiologist., with an additional board certification in pain management. She is an assistant professor at University of Tennessee Health Science Center and attended the University of Havana School of Medicine.

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Dr. Subramaniam is an anesthesiologist and assistant professor at University of Tennessee Health Science Center. She attended the Topiwala National Medical College in India.

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Dr. Willis is a Cardiac Anesthesiologist and an assistant professor at University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). He is a graduate of UTHSC and has an additional postgraduate doctoral degree (PhD).

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M. Cathy Hall is an advanced practice nurse practitioner and certified pediatric nurse practitioner.

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Naudia James is an Anesthesia Nurse Practitioner with a doctorate in nursing from Union University. She specializes in preoperative assessment and evaluation. She is a member of the Greater Memphis Association of Advanced Practice Nurses, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and Tennessee Nurse Practitioner Association.

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Katie Mason is an Anesthesia Nurse Practitioner specialized in preoperative assessment and evaluation. She received her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and is board certified as an Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She is also a member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners.

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Cassandra Newsome is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner specializing in perioperative care. She received her Doctor of Nursing Practice from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Nursing. She is a recipient of the DAISY Award for extraordinary nursing and is a member of the Greater Mid-South Area Association of Nurse Practitioners, American Nurses Association, Tennessee Nurses Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and Greater Memphis Area Advanced Practice Nurses.

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs)

Heather Artiles, CRNA

Charlene Benz, CRNA

Kelsey Chance, CRNA

Terren Chapman, CRNA

Gordon Corder, CRNA

Kristen Davis, CRNA

Genevieve Dupuis, CRNA

Ashley Eishen, CRNA

Christina Feinstone, CRNA

Rachel Fulcher, CRNA

Nikki Gilmer, CRNA

Kimberly Graves, CRNA

Erica Grissom, CRNA

Lisa Horton, CRNA

Sarah Jones, CRNA

Margaret de Koning, CRNA

Violetta Kozlowski, CRNA

Carrie McCaghren, CRNA

Yana Paul, CRNA

Andrew Polatty, CRNA

Sarah Prudhon, CRNA

Samantha Ryan, CRNA

Margaret Vasquez, CRNA

Janet Sessums, CRNA

Jessica Smith, CRNA

Sara Wilkinson, CRNA

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