Dr. Alina Grigore MD
Anesthesiologist1930 Village Center Circle #3-889 Las Vegas Nevada, 89134
Dr. Grigore is currently a partner with Cardiovascular Anesthesia Associates in Las Vegas. She graduated from Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Bucharest, Romania. She subsequently completed her residency in anesthesiology at St. Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Columbia University, in New York City which was followed by two years of fellowship training in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia at Duke University. During her second year at Duke, she obtained a Masters Degree in Health Sciences and Clinical Research. After completion of her fellowship, she worked for seven years at the Texas Heart Institute where she founded and lead the Cardiovascular Anesthesia Echocardiography Program. After Texas Heart Institute, she worked at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona where she served as Curriculum Director for residents on the cardiac anesthesia rotation. She provided perioperative care to the first total artificial heart patient at Mayo Clinic Arizona. Lastly, she joined the Department of Anesthesiology at University of Maryland in Baltimore as the Director of the Division of Cardiovascular Anesthesiology.
Education and Training
Universitatea De Medicina Si Farmacie Tirgu
Universitatea De Medicina Si Farmacie Tirgu-Mures MD
American Board of Anesthesiology- Anesthesiology
AnesthesiologyAmerican Board of AnesthesiologyABA
Dr. Alina Grigore MD's Expert Contributions
Is a CT scan done under anesthesia?
A CT scan could be done under mild sedation, if the patient is extremely anxious or cannot stay still for 15-30 min. However, a CT scan is an open investigation and most of the patients undergoing this procedure can tolerate it without sedation. Alina Grigore, MD READ MORE
What is procedural anesthesia?
The term "procedure" refers to all the intervention that could be both surgical and nonsurgical. There are painful nonsurgical interventions that require sedation/anesthesia. READ MORE
Sickness after anesthesia?
Postoperative nausea and vomitting are common side effects of some anesthetic agents and most of the time could be prevented by using certain medication or modified anesthetic techniques. Some people, particularly young patients, are more prone to nausea and vomitting and they experience discomfort in spite of all the techniques and medication that we use. It could last from several hours to 24 hours postoperative. READ MORE
Do I have to stop taking my vitamins before anesthesia?
You can continue to take them before general anesthesia. READ MORE
Am I really paralyzed under general anesthesia?
Muscle relaxants are being used as part of anesthetic management. It helps the surgeons to get a better exposure and helps the patient to tolerate better the breathing tube. While it is true that the patients are muscle relaxed/"paralyzed" to a certain degree during general anesthesia, this happens only during unconscious state and it is fully reversed before emergence from anesthesia. Thus they will not experienc or remember the actual feeling of being "paralyzed". READ MORE
Type 1 diabetes and general anethesia
The risk associated is minimal. I suggest to contact the anesthesiologist who will be taking care of your son the day before surgery and ask him/her what you need to do with the insulin intake for the morning of surgery. There are different ways of handling this situation and the anesthesiologist in charge with the care of your son needs to feel comfortable with the management. READ MORE
Expert PublicationsData provided by the National Library of Medicine
- Pro: epiaortic scanning is routinely necessary for cardiac surgery.
- Con: Magnesium should not be administered to all coronary artery bypass graft surgery patients undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass.
- Anesthetic management of a patient with a brain tumor for cardiac surgery.
- Pro: It is safe to proceed with thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm surgery after encountering a bloody tap during cerebrospinal fluid catheter placement.
- Contained ascending aortic rupture disguised as a right atrial mass.
- A core review of temperature regimens and neuroprotection during cardiopulmonary bypass: does rewarming rate matter?
- Ventricular assist devices today and tomorrow.
- Development, current status, and anesthetic management of the implanted artificial heart.
- Anesthetic management of patients undergoing aortic valve bypass (apicoaortic conduit) surgery.
- Pro: hypothermic cardiopulmonary bypass should be used routinely.
- Pulmonary hypertension in patients undergoing cardiac surgery: pathophysiology, perioperative management, and outcomes.
- Anesthesia for tracheal reconstruction and transplantation.
- Perioperative management of adult surgical patients on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support.
- Anesthetic management of robotically assisted totally endoscopic coronary artery bypass surgery (TECAB).
- Pro: Robotic surgery is the preferred technique for coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery.
Areas of expertise and specialization
Faculty Titles & Positions
- Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, University of Maryland School of Medicine -
- Director of the Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Program, University of Maryland Medical Center -
- American Patient's Choice Award, 2010-2011
- Consumer Research Award, Top Anesthesiologist
- Fellow of American Society of Echocardiography, 2006
- American Heart Association Postdoctoral Fellowship Award
- International Association of Anesthesiologists Top Doctor Award, Published in
- Dick Smith Award, Duke University medical Center, Department of Anesthesiology
- Patient's Choice Award, 2010-2012
- Duke University
Professional Society Memberships
- American Society of Anesthesiology, Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiology, American Heart Association
What do you attribute your success to?
Loving what I do and compassionate care for all patients.
Hobbies / Sports
- Reading, Hiking
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Patient Experience with Dr. Grigore
Dr. Grigore graduated with her Medical Degree from The Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Bucharest, Romania. Upon relocating to the United States, she completed her residency in Anesthesiology at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Columbia University, and underwent a two-year fellowship in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia at Duke University, where she obtained a Master’s Degree in Health Sciences and Clinical Research in her second year. She is a highly trained and qualified cardiac anesthesiologist with a vast expertise in all facets of her work. Dr. Grigore has extensive experience with intraoperative transesophageal echocardiographic, open heart surgery, aortic surgery, heart and lung transplant and ventricular assist devices. Dr. Grigore is certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology, National Board of Echocardiography, and has earned the coveted title of Fellow of American Heart Association, and Fellow American Society of Echocardiography. Dr. Grigore has been in practice for over 20 years and is currently serving patients in Las Vegas, Nevada. Dr. Grigore maintains professional memberships with the American Society of Anesthesiology, the Association of University Anesthesiologists, the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiology, the American Society of Echocardiography, the American Heart Association, and the American College of Physicians Executives. Anesthesiology is the practice of medicine dedicated to the relief of pain and total care of the surgical patient before, during and after surgery. It encompasses anesthesia, intensive care medicine, critical emergency medicine and pain medicine. A pain management specialist evaluates, diagnoses, and treats all different types of pain. Pain is a wide spectrum of disorders including acute pain, chronic pain and cancer pain and sometimes a combination of these. Pain can also arise for many different reasons such as surgery, injury, nerve damage, and metabolic problems such as diabetes. Occasionally, pain can even be the problem all by itself, without any obvious cause at all.
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