Academic Role: Assistant Professor
Faculty Appointment(s) and Affiliations:
My exposure to clinical medicine began when I was a surgery resident in Iran. During my five years of residency the value of a good anesthesiologist soon became clear to me! After coming to the United States, I had the choice of training as a surgery resident for five more years or trying other side of the curtain, after another year of internship in surgery I chose to join the anesthesia side!
I joined the Anesthesiology Department At UMass Memorial Medical Center after graduating from the Anesthesia Residency at UMass Medical School in 2005. I worked for three years as an attending anesthesiologist before starting my fellowship in cardiothoracic anesthesia in 2008. As general anesthesiologist I worked in different areas of patient care ranging from trauma and vascular cases to regional anesthesia and acute pain patient population. As time passed I developed more passion for cardiothoracic anesthesia and TEE and was accepted for a fellowship at MGH. After finishing my fellowship, I came back to UMass Memorial as a cardiothoracic anesthesiologist in 2009.
I enjoy teaching and for the past year, I have been working on a web-based curriculum for cardiac anesthesia for our department. I enjoy working with residents and consider it a continuous learning experience for me as well. I am also interested in difficult airway management and have been involved as an instructor in several airway workshops.
In my spare time I enjoy reading, music and cooking.
1. Physiology and anesthesia for general surgical procedures and bariatric surgery in “Anesthesia, a Student Survival Guide,” Urman R, Segal S and Ehrenfeld J, (eds) Springer publication, 2010
2. Administration of general anesthesia (chapter 48) in “Essential Clinical Anesthesia,” Vacanti CA. et al 2011.
Original Peer Reviewed Articles
1. Leissner KB, Srinivasa V, Beutler S, Matayal R, Badr R, Haime M, Mahmood FU, Left atrial dissection and intramural hematoma after aortic valve replacement J Cardiothoracic Vasc Anesthesia 2010 June 26
2. Shteinlukht TP, Berth U, Badr R: Propofol and Methohexital as Anesthetic Agents for ECT in Older Adults. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 2009; 17(3):S1:A92
M.D., Tabriz University of Medical Science, Tabriz, Iran, 1993
National (Beheshti) University of Medical Science, Teheran, Iran, Residency in General
UMass Memorial Medical Center, Residency in Anesthesiology, 2003-2005
Massachusetts General Hospital, Fellowship in Cardiac Anesthesiology, 2008-2009