Department of Anesthesiology - El Paso
Dr. William B. McIlvaine earned his medical degree at McGill University in Montreal Canada, graduating in 1974. After completing his residency in anesthesiology at McGill University Department of Anaesthesia, he did a fellowship in pediatric anesthesiology at Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago, IL. He is currently a diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada. During his career Dr. McIlvaine has been in both academic medicine and the private practice of pediatric anesthesiology. Dr. McIlvaine came to Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in 2009 from the position of Associate Chair for Clinical Services in the Department of Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Dr. McIlvaine is an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, the designated Residency Program Director and Director of Pediatric Anesthesiology for the department.
William B. McIlvaine, MD, CM, FRCPC, FAAP Associate Professor
Dr. Joseph G. Caero graduated from the Universidad Mayor de San Simon Medical School in Cochabamba, Bolivia. His post graduate training includes an internship at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, Illinois and an internal medicine residency at the Yale affiliated Waterbury Hospital in Connecticut. Dr. Caero completed a residency in anesthesiology at Parkland Hospital in Dallas. During his career Dr. Caero served as Vice Chief of the Department of Anesthesia at Harris Hospital in Fort Worth. He also worked as an anesthesiologist at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth. His anesthesia work at Harris Hospital and John Peter Smith Hospital was primarily in the area of obstetrics. He is currently a diplomat of the American Board of Anesthesiology. Dr. Caero currently is an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Director of Obstetrical Anesthesia for the department.
Joseph Caero, MD Assistant Professor
During this required one month initial rotation in OB anesthesia the resident will acquire knowledge of the physiology of normal pregnancy, labor and delivery, will gain technical skills in the use of regional anesthesia and will learn attitudes involved in working in a team environment.
During this required second month rotation in OB anesthesia the resident will build on and expand the experience and knowledge base of the first rotation. This process includes increasing technical skills in complex patients, expanding knowledge in the pathophysiology of pregnancy and associate medical conditions, and progressively developing more skill as a team leader.
During this elective rotation in the third clinical year, the resident will receive advanced training in all phases of anesthetic care of the more complex patient management issues in obstetric anesthesia. The foundation of this elective rotation is satisfactory completion of the CA-1 and CA-2 OB anesthesia rotations. At the end of this rotation, the residents will be able to apply obstetric anesthesia as in independent practice.