Program Leadership

Dr. Jeffrey Gross

Dr. Jeffrey Gross

Chairman
Former Chairman of ASA
Former Section Editor of Anesthesia & Analgesia
Former ABA Oral Board Examiner
Anesthesia Residency: University of Pennsylvania
Medical School: Jefferson Medical College
Undergraduate: University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Stephen Panaro

Dr. Stephen Panaro

Program Director
Clinical Competency Committee
Board Certificates in Anesthesiology and General Surgery
Anesthesia Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital
Surgical Residency: Case Western Reserve University
Medical School: Northwestern University School of Medicine
Undergraduate: Johns Hopkins University

Dr. Thomas Martin

Dr. Thomas Martin

Associate Program Director
Clinical Competency Committee
Active ABA Oral Board Examiner
Six-time teacher of the year award
Cardiothoracic and Liver Transplant Anesthesia Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh
Anesthesia Residency: University of Pittsburgh
Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Undergraduate: Boston College

Leah-Meisterling,-D.O.

Dr. Leah Meisterling

Director of Neuroanesthesia at Hartford Hospital
Clinical Competency Committee
Critical Care Fellowship: George Washington University
Anesthesia Residency: University of Connecticut
Masters of Business Administration: Rockhurst University
Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences
Undergraduate: Emory University and the University of Connecticut

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Dr. Pranjali Kainkaryam

Director, Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Management
Hartford Hospital Department of Anesthesia
Anesthesia Residency: Tufts University/Baystate Medical Center
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS): M.S. Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore, India
Degree in Physiology, Cell and Molecular Biology (PCMB), Mount Carmel College, Bangalore, India

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Dr. Carla Maffeo-Mitchell

Assistant Director of the Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Fellowship
Regional Anesthesia Fellowship: Hartford Hospital
Anesthesia Residency: Emory University
Medical School: University of Miami School of Medicine
Undergraduate: University of Connecticut

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Dr. Alexa Clement

Clinical Competency Committee
Regional Fellowship: Saint Francis Hospital
Anesthesia Residency: University of Connecticut
Medical School: NYIT-COM
Undergraduate: Holy Cross

Dr. Joseph Gerace

Dr. Joseph Gerace

Clinical Competence Committee Chair
Anesthesia Residency: University of Connecticut
Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences
Undergraduate: California State University

Clinical Site Directors

Dr. Sivasenthil Arumugam

Dr. Sivasenthil Arumugam

Current President of the Connecticut State Society of Anesthesiologists
Associate Clinical Professor in Anesthesiology
Clinical Competency Committee
Active ABA Oral Board Examiner
Editor for ABA Basic Exam
Saint Francis Hospital Site Director
Anesthesia Residency: University of Massachusetts
Medical School: Madras Medical College

Dr. Dhamodaran Palaniappan

Dr. Dhamodaran Palaniappan

Hartford Hospital Site Director
Clinical Competency Committee
Critical Care Anesthesia Fellowship: Brigham & Women’s Hospital
Anesthesia Residency: Jackson Memorial Hospital
Anesthesia Residency: All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
Medical School: Madras (Chennai) Medical College

Dr. Michael Archambault

Dr. Michael Archambault

Connecticut Children’s Site Director
Clinical Competency Committee
Pediatric Anesthesia Fellowship: Yale University
Anesthesiology Residency: University of Connecticut, Chief Resident
Medical School: University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Undergraduate: Georgetown University

Fellowship Directors

Dr. Kevin Finkel

Dr. Kevin Finkel

Hartford Hospital Regional Anesthesia Fellowship Program Director
Active ABA Oral Board Examiner
Regional Anesthesia Fellowship: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Anesthesia Residency: Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Medical School: University of Connecticut
Undergraduate: University of Connecticut

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Dr. Sanjay Sinha

Saint Francis Hospital Regional Anesthesia Fellowship Program Director
Pioneer of IPACK Regional Block
Anesthesia Residency: UConn John Dempsey Hospital, UConn School of Medicine
Medical School: Government Medical School