Dr. Alina Grigore
Dr. Grigore is currently a partner with Cardiovascular Anesthesia Associates in Las Vegas. Â 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. Grigoreâ€™s 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 andÂ liver transplantation, thoracic aortic surgery and lung surgery.
She has extensive experience with intraoperative transesophagealÂ 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
Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
Perioperative Diagnostic TEE
Total Endoscopic Coronary Bypass Surgery
Thoracic Aortic Surgery
Â Lung Transplantation
Mechanical Assist Devices
Total Artificial Heart