Tom Poulton, M.D., is a Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) at El Paso. Dr. Poulton works in the El Paso Children’s Hospital. Dr. Poulton graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine and completed his residency in anesthesiology at Wake Forest University in North Carolina. Dr. Poulton completed fellowships in pediatric and adult critical care medicine and pediatric anesthesiology at the University of Florida. He is board certified in anesthesiology, critical care, and hospice /palliative care medicine. He served many years as an examiner for the American Board of Anesthesiology. Dr. Poulton is a U.S. Navy Medical Corps veteran, taking care of children at Naval Medical Center San Diego as well as doing field medicine with the Marine Corps. He is married to that cute little girl he met in the first grade and their son is an attorney in Phoenix.
William B. McIlvaine, MD, CM, FRCPC, FAAP
William B. McIlvaine, M.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) in El Paso. Dr. McIlvaineearned his medical degree at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, graduating in 1974. After completing his residency in anesthesiology at McGill University’s Department of Anesthesia, Dr. McIlvaine completed a fellowship in pediatric anesthesiology at Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago, IL. He is currently a diplomat 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 in 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.
Ralph Nussbaum, DO
Ralph Nussbaum, D.O., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) in El Paso. Dr. Nussbaum is the Director of Obstetrical Anesthesia for the department. He transferred to Texas Tech El Paso in April 2010 after serving as Vice Chairman for Clinical Anesthesia Services at the Texas Tech Lubbock campus. Dr. Nussbaum is a graduate of Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He did his residency in Anesthesiology at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio. He is board certified by the American Board of Pain Medicine, and the American Board of Anesthesiology. In March 2010, Dr. Nussbaum completed the training for Healthcare Mediation at Texas Tech School of Law and received certification, as Dispute Resolution Mediator for State of Texas. His medical interests include anesthesia, regional anesthesia, pain medicine, hyperbaric medicine and wound healing, simulation, perioperative medicine, trauma, resuscitation, hospice and end-of-life care, resident education, ethics, mediation, professionalism, and character development. Dr. Nussbaum is a member of ACPE and is pursuing a certification as a physician executive.
Deborah Ortega, MD
Deborah A. Ortega, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) at El Paso. Dr. Ortega is charged with supervision of the Preoperative Clinic and is the Clerkship Director for the department. She is a native El Pasoan and graduated from The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston in 1992. Dr. Ortega also received her post graduate training from Galveston where she was selected as Chief Resident in her CA-3 year. Dr. Ortega is a diplomat of the American Board of Anesthesiology. She served as a private practice anesthesiologist at Baycoast Medical Center in Baytown, Texas before joining Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) El Paso in 2002.
Hana Teissler, MD
Hana Teissler, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) in El Paso. Dr. Teissler is Director of Acute Pain for the department and has been charged with building the acute pain management service at University Medical Center. Dr. Teissler graduated from the Univerzita Karlova Medical School in Prague, Czech Republic, in 1985. She received postgraduate training in anesthesiology in Liberec, Czech Republic, and in Northern Bohemia, Czech Republic. Dr. Teissler also received training in acute and chronic pain management at the University of Texas Health Sciences center in Houston, Texas. She is certified as a diplomat by the American Board of Anesthesiology and by the Czech Republic Board of Anesthesiology. Dr. Teissler specializes in acute pain management, regional anesthesia, trauma anesthesia, and ambulatory surgery. Prior to coming to Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in El Paso, she served as the Medical Director of First Choice Same Day Surgery Center in Grand Junction, Colorado, between 2003-2006. Her hobbies include reading, theater, skiing, hiking, bicycling, and flying a small airplane.
Farzad Malekzaden, MD
Instructor of Anesthesiology
Farzad Malekzadeh, M.D., is an Instructor in the Department of Anesthesiology at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) at El Paso. Dr. Malekzadeh graduated from Ross University School of Medicine, West Indies in 2000. He received training at the University of Colorado, Denver in 2001 for a preliminary specialty in surgery. He completed his post graduate training in anesthesiology at Texas Tech University Health Science Center -School of Medicine, El Paso in 2005. During that time he was appointed Chief Resident in 2004. He is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists and the Texas Society of Anesthesiologists.
Marc Orlandi, MD
Marc Orlandi, M.D.,is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) in El Paso. Dr. Orlandi is Director of Pediatric Anesthesia for the department at the El Paso Children’s Hospital. Before joining Texas Tech in 2012, he was the Director of Pediatric Anesthesia at Sierra Providence Health Network. He is Board Certified in Anesthesiology and graduated from The Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine in 1991. He completed his residency at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Orlandi completed fellowships in Pediatric Anesthesia at Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron, Ohio and in Pediatric Pain Management and Pediatric Anesthesia at John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.
Adeel Qaisar, MD
Adeel Qaisar, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) at El Paso. Dr. Qaisar is the Critical Care Director for the department. Dr. Qaisar graduated from Dow Medical College in Karachi, Pakistan (M.B.B.S.) and received his post-graduate training in Civil Hospital, at the Taj Medical Complex and Dr. Ziauddin University Hospital in Karachi, Pakistan. He completed his clinical anesthesia residency at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, IL, and his pain fellowship in Yale University Hospital in New Haven, CT. Dr. Qaisar finished his critical care fellowship at New York University in New York, NY, in 2002.
Pablo Moujan, MD
Pablo Moujan, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) at El Paso. Dr. Moujan graduated Summa cum Laude from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina (M.D.B.A.). He received his post-graduate training as a urology resident in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Dr. Moujan completed his anesthesiology residency in Richmond, Virginia where he was Chief Resident and received both the C. Paul Boyan “Slickest Clinician” Award, and the Academic Achievement Award for his work. Dr. Moujan was Director of Medical Education for William Beaumont Army Medical Center and Chief of Anesthesia before joining the private sector as a staff anesthesiologist for El Paso Surgical Centers, Las Palmas, Del Sol Medical Center, Physicians Hospital East, and the Sierra Providence Health Care System here in El Paso, TX. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Anesthesiology and holds professional licenses in Arizona, Florida, New Mexico, and Texas. He has authored research articles involving the treatment of bladder and the efficacy and safety of Hemolink in subjects undergoing primary coronary artery bypass grafting surgery. Dr. Moujan is fluent in English, Spanish, and German. He is happily married and has two beautiful twin daughters that keep him busy outside of the operating room.
Gordon Minton, MD
Wayde Miller, MD
Lupe Dominguez, ACNP
Ms. Dominguez received her BSN and MSN from the University of Texas at El Paso, where she completed the Nurse Clinician Educator Program and served as critical care nursing faculty post-graduation. In addition, she completed post-MSN from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner obtained certification by ANCC American Nurses Credentialing Center. She is also certified in acute pain management by Schumpert Hospital/Louisiana State University. Her special interests include: Acute and chronic pain culture in Hispanics, the impact of hypertension on the neurological system in women. Professional affiliations: ASPMN, AACN, AANN, AANP
Charles P. Clark, CRNA
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