Dr. Alina Grigore MD, Anesthesiologist

Dr. Alina Grigore MD


1930 Village Center Cir Suite 12 Las Vegas NV, 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.

Dr. Grigores clinical expertise includes, but not limited to perioperative care of patients undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery, valve surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, placement of ventricular assist devices, heart, lung andliver transplantation, thoracic aortic surgery and lung surgery.

She has extensive experience with intraoperative transesophageal echocardiographical examination of cardiac surgical patients.

In addition, Dr. Grigore has received numerous awards attesting to her reputation of comprehensive, personalized and compassionate care of cardiac patients.

Dr. Grigore is a Fellow of American Heart Association and a Fellow American Society of Echocardiography. She currently serves on the editorial board of Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesiology and she was the Chief Editor of the Cardiac Section of Current Opinion in Anesthesiology for 2014 and 2015. Dr. Grigore has numerous publications and book chapters. She has trained numerous fellows and residents, she has received research grants and she was the principal investigator on numerous research studies. Dr. Grigore has extensively lectured both nationally and internationally on the topics of neuroprotection during cardiac surgery, heart failure and ventricular assist devices. She has been an active member of many professional associations including American Society of Anesthesiology, Association of University Anesthesiologists, Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiology, American Society of Echocardiography, American Heart Association and American College of Physicians Executives

  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Valve Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
  • Perioperative Diagnostic TEE
  • Total Endoscopic Coronary Bypass Surgery
  • Thoracic Aortic Surgery
  • Heart Transplantation
  • Lung Transplantation
  • Liver Transplantation
  • Mechanical Assist Devices
  • Total Artificial Heart

Education and Training

Universitatea De Medicina Si Farmacie Tirgu

Universitatea De Medicina Si Farmacie Tirgu-Mures MD

Board Certification

American Board of Anesthesiology- Anesthesiology

AnesthesiologyAmerican Board of AnesthesiologyABA

Provider Details

Male English 29 years of experience
Dr. Alina Grigore MD
Dr. Alina Grigore MD's Expert Contributions
  • 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

Areas of expertise and specialization

Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology

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


  • Columbia University-St. Luke&#39,s-Roosevelt Medical Center1994


  • 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

Hospital Affiliations

  • Valley Health System
  • University Medical Center of South Nevada
  • St. Rose Dominican

Accepted Insurance

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1930 Village Center Cir -
Las Vegas, NV 89134
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