Pediatric Division Faculty and Staff


Jacob AuBuchon, MD

Dr. AuBuchon completed his anesthesia residency at Washington University as well as fellowships in Pain Management and Pediatric Anesthesiology. He also completed an external training rotation in chronic/acute pain and palliative care at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Dr. AuBuchon is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at Washington University School of Medicine.


Sydney Nykiel-Bailey, DO

Dr. Sydney Nykiel-Bailey completed her residency in anesthesiology at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She went on to complete a fellowship in Pediatric Anesthesia at Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Nykiel-Bailey is an Assistant Professor of Anesthesia in the Department of Anesthesiology, she joined the staff in September 2010.


Kelly Chilson, MD

Dr. Kelly Chilson is the Director of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Anesthesia. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri – Columbia where she completed her residency program. She also completed fellowships in Pediatric Anesthesia and Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia at the Children’s Hospital of Boston. Dr. Chilson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Chilson joined our division in July 2006.  


Tom Cox, MD

Dr. Tom Cox is the Vice Chair for Education in the Department of Anesthesiology at Washington University. He completed his residency at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland Oregon, before completing a Pediatric Anesthesia fellowship at Washington University. Dr. Cox is a Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and has been a member of our division since January 2000.


Julie Drobish, MD

Dr. Julie Drobish is an Assistant Professor in Pediatric Anesthesiology. Prior to joining our faculty in 2016, Dr. Drobish was a faculty member at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. She completed fellowship in Pediatric Anesthesiology at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and residency at University of Pennsylvania.


Jim Fehr, MD

Dr. Jim Fehr is the Medical Director of the Saigh Pediatric Simulation Center at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. He completed his residency, and fellowships in Pediatric Anesthesia and Pediatric Critical Care at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. Dr. Fehr is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at Washington University School of Medicine and has been a member of our division since July 1998.


Rosemary Foster, MD

Dr. Rosemary Foster is an instructor in the division of Pediatric Anesthesiology. She completed fellowship training in Pediatric Anesthesiology as well as residency in Anesthesiology at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Foster joined the faculty in 2016.
 


Preeta George , MD

Dr. Preeta George is an Assistant Professor in the division of Pediatric Anesthesiology. Dr. George completed fellowship in Pediatric Anesthesiology at Washington University in St. Louis. Prior to joining us in St. Louis, she trained in Anesthesiology and Critical Care at University of Pennsylvania. Previous to her training in the United States, she was an Associate Professor at Christian Medical College in Vellore, India. Dr. George’s clinical and research interests include Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesiology and Simulation Education.


Russell Groener, MD

Dr. Russell Groener is the Rotation Coordinator for the Pediatric Anesthesia Department. He completed his residency at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa before completing a Pediatric Anesthesia fellowship here at Washington University. Dr. Groener is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at Washington University School of Medicine; he joined our faculty in April 2002.


Courtney Hardy, MD

Dr. Hardy is a graduate of the Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago, where he also completed residency. He completed pediatric anesthesiology fellowship at the Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago followed by the completion of a pediatric cardiac anesthesiology fellowship at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City. Prior to joining our faculty, Dr. Hardy was an Associate Professor and Director of Pediatric Cardiovascular Anesthesiology at the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago. Dr. Hardy recently completed his MBA for Physicians at the Indiana Kelley School of Business. He is currently a member of the pediatric cardiac anesthesia physician team and an Associate Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at Washington University in St. Louis.


Tessa King, MD

Dr. Tessa King completed her residency at the University of Missouri – Kansas City, prior to completing a Pediatric Anesthesia fellowship at Washington University. Dr. King is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at Washington University School of Medicine; she joined our division in February 2003.


Cathy Krucylak, MD

Dr. Cathy Krucylak completed her residency at the University of Pennsylvania prior to completing a Pediatric Anesthesia fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Krucylak is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at Washington University School of Medicine; she joined our division in July 1993.


Anne LaBarge, MSN, RN, PNP

Anne LaBarge is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner for Pain Management in the Pediatric Anesthesia Division at Washington University. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Marquette University in 1996 and her Master of Science in Nursing and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner from University of Missouri-St. Louis in 2003. She joined our division in 2008.


Jenny Marsh, MSN, RN, PNP

Jenny Marsh is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner for Inpatient Anesthesia Services and the Difficult Airway Service in the Pediatric Anesthesia Division at Washington University. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from University of Missouri-Columbia in 2000 and her Master of Science in Nursing and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner from University of Missouri, Columbia in 2004. She joined our division in 2012.


John McAllister, MD

Dr. John McAllister is the Clinical Director for the division of Pediatric Anesthesiology at Washington University. Dr. McAllister completed his residency program at the University of Western Ontario-London, in Ontario, Canada. He completed a fellowship in Pediatric Anesthesia at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor before joining our division in July 1993. Dr. McAllister is a Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at Washington University School of Medicine.


Michael Montana, MD, PhD

Dr. Montana graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine with both his medical degree and PhD. He completed his anesthesiology residency and pediatric anesthesiology fellowship simultaneously at Washington University in St. Louis through the innovative ASAP program. Dr. Montana is an Instructor and Researcher in the Department of Anesthesiology at Washington University in St. Louis.


Robert Moore, MD

Dr. Robert Moore completed his residency training as well as a Pediatric Anesthesia fellowship at Columbia University/Presbyterian Hospital in New York, New York. Dr. Moore is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at Washington University School of Medicine; he joined our staff in July 2009.


David Murray, MD

Dr. David Murray directs the Pediatric Anesthesia division and is the Anesthesiologist-in-Chief at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. He is the Director of the Howard and Joyce Wood Clinical Simulation Center at Washington University. Dr. Murray completed his residency at University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City, Iowa. Dr. Murray is the Carol B. and Jerome T. Loeb Professor of Medicine. Dr. Murray has been with the Pediatric Anesthesia division since September 1995.


Roxy Naes, BSN, RN

 

Roxy Naes is an Anesthesia Resource Nurse in the Pediatric Anesthesia Division at Washington University. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville in 1982. She joined our division in 2011.


Joan Niehoff, MD

Dr. Joan Niehoff completed her residency at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan prior to completing a Pediatric Anesthesia fellowship at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Dr. Niehoff is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at Washington University School of Medicine; she has been a member of our division since July 1996.


Daniel Nieva, MD

Dr. Daniel Nieva completed his anesthesiology residency program at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, New York. After which he completed a fellowship in Pediatric Anesthesia at Washington University. Dr. Nieva is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at Washington University School of Medicine; he has been a member of our division since September 2008.


Dr. Eduardo Reina

Dr. Eduardo Reina is an instructor in the division of Pediatric Anesthesiology. He completed fellowship in Pediatric Anesthesiology at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago. For residency, he trained at Northwest Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Dr. Reina joined our faculty in 2016.
 


Angela Saettele, MD

Dr. Angela Saettele is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Colombia. She completed residency in anesthesiology at Barnes Jewish Hospital Hospital/ Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. She completed fellowship in pediatric anesthesiology at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Saettele is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology.


James Serot, MD

Dr. James Serot completed his residency in anesthesiology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He then completed a fellowship in Pediatric Anesthesia at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. Dr. Serot is an Assistant Professor of Anesthesia in the Department of Anesthesiology at Washington University School of Medicine. He joined the staff in August 2011.


Charles Schrock, MD

Dr. Charles Schrock is the Director of the Acute Pain Program at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. He completed his residency at Washington University in Anesthesiology, where he also completed a fellowship in Pediatric Anesthesia. Dr. Schrock is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at Washington University School of Medicine; he has been a member of our division since July 1996.


Sonia Shahrawat, MD

Dr. Sonia Shahrawat completed her residency in Anesthesiology at the University Hospital of Albert Einstein in New York, New York. She then completed a fellowship in Pediatric Anesthesiology at Washington University. Dr. Shahrawat is an Instructor in the Department of Anesthesiology at Washington University School of Medicine; she joined our division in November 2007.


Anshuman Sharma, MD

Dr. Sharma completed his residency at Columbia University and a Pediatric Anesthesia fellowship at Washington University. Dr. Sharma is a Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at Washington University School of Medicine; he has been a member of our division since January 1996. In addition, he serves as the Director of Quality Improvement for INQUIRI.


John Spitler, MD

Dr. John Spitler is the Director of Neuro Anesthesiology. He completed both his residency in Anesthesiology and his fellowship in Pediatric Anesthesiology at Washington University. Dr. Spitler is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at Washington University School of Medicine; he joined our division in August 2008.


Douglas Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a graduate of the University of California in San Diego School of Medicine. He completed anesthesia residency at University of Colorado in Denver. Dr. Thompson completed pediatric anesthesiology fellowship at Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago. Prior to joining our faculty, Dr. Thompson was Assistant Professor and Director of Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Dr. Thompson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at Washington University in St. Louis.


Bobi Toebe, MSN, RN, PNP

Bobi Toebe is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner for Pain Management in the Pediatric Anesthesia Division at Washington University. She received her Diploma in Nursing from Missouri Baptist School of Nursing in 1990, her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1992 and her Master of Science in Nursing and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner degree in 1997 from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She joined our division in 2008.


Ashley Weinhold, MD

Dr. Ashley Weinhold is an Instructor in the division of Pediatric Anesthesiology. She completed fellowship training in Pediatric Anesthesiology as well as residency in Anesthesiology at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Weinhold is a member of the pediatric pain team. Dr. Weinhold joined the faculty in 2016.


Tim Welch, MD

Dr. Timothy Welch is a graduate of University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He completed an internship and residency in pediatrics at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and residency in anesthesiology at Barnes Jewish Hospital/Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He completed fellowships in pediatric critical care medicine and pediatric anesthesiology at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He joined the Department of Anesthesiology as Assistant Professor in July 2013.


Rebecca Young, MD

Dr. Rebecca Young is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine where she completed her residency in anesthesiology. She completed fellowship training in pediatric anesthesiology at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Young is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology.