Welcome to the Division of Pediatric Anesthesia

Our pediatric anesthesiologists are specially trained to meet the anesthetic needs of children for their diagnostic, therapeutic and surgical procedures. We recognize that anesthesia can be a frightening subject for both children and their families, and we want to make the patient experience as free from stress as possible. We are above all committed to taking care of children so that they can go to sleep and wake up safely and comfortably.

James Dore, M.D.

James Dore, M.D.

Director or Pediatric Anesth. Assistant Professor

James Dore, M.D.

James Dore, M.D.

Director or Pediatric Anesth. Assistant Professor

Department of Anesthesiology

Undergraduate: B.S. Biomedical Science (Texas A&M Univ, College Station, TX)
Graduate: M.D. (Louisiana State Univ School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA)
Residency: Anesthesiology (VCU Medical Center)
Fellowship: Pediatric Anesthesia (Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA)
Interests: Pediatric Anesthesia, General Anesthesia

Email: james.dore@vcuhealth.org

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Arkadiy Dubovoy, M.D.

Arkadiy Dubovoy, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Arkadiy Dubovoy, M.D.

Arkadiy Dubovoy, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Anesthesiology

Graduate: M.D. (Crimean Medical Univ,Crimea, Ukraine)
Residency: Anesthesiology (VCU Medical Center)
Fellowship: Pediatric Anesthesia (Univ of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI)
Interests: Pediatric Anesthesia, Acupuncture

Email: arkadiy.dubovoy@vcuhealth.org

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Beata Evans, M.D.

Beata Evans, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Beata Evans, M.D.

Beata Evans, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Anesthesiology

Undergraduate: B.S. Finance (Minot State University, Minot ND)
Undergraduate: B.S. International Business (Minot State University, Minot ND)
Graduate: M.D. (Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond, VA
Residency: Anesthesiology (State University of New York, Stony Brook Medicine, Stony Brook, NY)
Fellowship: Pediatric Anesthesia (Case Western Reserve University, Rainbow Babies & Childrens Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio)
Interests: Pediatric Anesthesia

Email: beata.evans@vcuhealth.org

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Jeannette Kierce, M.D., FAAP

Jeannette Kierce, M.D., FAAP

Assistant Professor

Jeannette Kierce, M.D., FAAP

Jeannette Kierce, M.D., FAAP

Assistant Professor

Department of Anesthesiology

Assistant Professor; Director of Pediatric Anesthesiology
Undergraduate: B.S. Biology (SUNY Oneonta, NY)
Graduate: M.S. Biology (Univ of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, Connecticut); M.D. (St. Louis Univ, St. Louis, Missouri)
Residency: Anesthesiology (St. Louis Univ Hospitals, St. Louis, Missouri)
Fellowship: Pediatric and Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia (Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Interests: Pediatric Anesthesia, Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia, Ambulatory

Email: jeannette.kierce@vcuhealth.org

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Iolanda Russo-Menna, M.D., M.Ed.

Iolanda Russo-Menna, M.D., M.Ed.

Associate Professor

Iolanda Russo-Menna, M.D., M.Ed.

Iolanda Russo-Menna, M.D., M.Ed.

Associate Professor

Department of Anesthesiology

Undergraduate: B.S. (Lyceum Scientifico, Italy)
Graduate: M.D. (La Sapienza, Rome, Italy); PhD Thoracic Surgery, University of Gabriele D’Annunzio, Chieti, Italy; M.Ed. (VCU, Richmond, VA)
Residency: Anesthesiology (NYU Medical Center, New York, NY)
Fellowship: Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia (Children’s Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA)
Interests: Pediatric Anesthesia, Resident Education, Simulation

Email: iolanda.russo-menna@vcuhealth.org

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Marie Sankaran-Raval, M.D.

Marie Sankaran-Raval, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Marie Sankaran-Raval, M.D.

Marie Sankaran-Raval, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Anesthesiology

Undergraduate: B.A., International Relations, (Brown University)
Graduate: M.D., (Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University)
Internship: Internal Medicine ( Brown Medical School)
Residency: Anesthesiology (Boston University School of Medicine)
Fellowship: Pediatric Anesthesiology (Harvard University, Children’s Hospital Boston)
Interests: Pediatric Anesthesia

Email: marie.sankaranraval@vcuhealth.org

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Jay Shapiro, M.D.

Jay Shapiro, M.D.

Professor

Jay Shapiro, M.D.

Jay Shapiro, M.D.

Professor

Department of Anesthesiology

Professor; Vice Chair for Education; Associate Director, Anesthesia Residency Program; John R. Jones Professor of Anesthesia Education
Undergraduate: B.A. Philosophy (Texas A&M, College Station, TX)
Graduate: M.D. (Univ of South Alabama School of Medicine, Mobile, AL)
Residency: Anesthesiology (Univ of South Alabama School of Medicine, Mobile, AL)
Fellowship: Pediatric and Adult Cardiac Anesthesia (Univ of Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, PA)
Interests: Pediatrics

Email: jay.shapiro@vcuhealth.org

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Wissam Tobea, M.D.

Wissam Tobea, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Wissam Tobea, M.D.

Wissam Tobea, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Anesthesiology

Undergraduate: B.S., Biomedical Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Medical School: M.D., University of Tennessee, Memphis
Residency: Anesthesiology, University of Oklahoma
Fellowship: Pediatric Anesthesia, Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Interests: Pediatric anesthesia, difficult airway management, ultrasound-guided intravenous access, simulation education

Fax: 804-828-8300

Email: wissam.tobea@vcuhealth.org

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Yaqi Hu, M.D.

Yaqi Hu, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Yaqi Hu, M.D.

Yaqi Hu, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Anesthesiology

Medical School: State University of New York Upstate
Residency: Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
Fellowship: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pediatric Anesthesia
Interests: Pediatric Anesthesia, Pediatric Regional/Pain, Resident Education

Fax: 804-828-8300

Email: Yaqi.Hu@VCUHealth.org

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