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Mihaela Visoiu, MD

Mihaela Visoiu, MD
Job Title Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology
4401 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
412-692-5260 Phone
412-692-8658 Fax

Education and Training

Medical School:

1997 Carol Davila University for Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania


2008 Anesthesiology, State University New York, Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
2002 Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, University Hospital, Bucharest, Romania


2010 Ultrasound Mini Fellowship, Harmar Outpatient Center of UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA
2009 Pediatric Anesthesia, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA


  • American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • Society for Pediatric Anesthesia
  • International Association for the Study of Pain

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Anesthesiology


  • 2009 Joseph H. Marcy, MD, Memorial Fellow Award for   Clinical Excellence, Department of Pediatric Anesthesiology, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA
  • 2008 The Gerald L. Wolf, MD, Research Excellence Award,  State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center
  • 2008 Outstanding Resident of the Year, Department of Anesthesiology, State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center 
  • 2008 First place at Anesthesia Jeopardy Contest, 2nd Annual  New York State Conference for Residents and Fellows Syracuse, NY


  • Visoiu M, Yang C. Ultrasound-guided bilateral paravertebral continuous nerve blocks for a mildly coagulopathic patient undergoing exploratory laparotomy for bowel resection. Paediatr Anaesth. 2011 Apr;21(4):459-62. doi: 10.1111/j.1460-9592.2010.03511.x. Epub 2011 Jan 18.

    View Dr. Visoiu's full list of publications from PubMed.

Research Interests

  • Anesthetic Management of Children with Moyamoya Disease Undergoing Revascularization
  • Bilateral Paravertebral Blockade (T7-10) vs. Incisional Local Anesthetic Administration for Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: a Prospective, Randomized Clinical Study

Active Research Projects / Grants

  •  Oxymorphone Hcl Immediate-Release Oral Liquid EN3319-302 An Open-Label, Non-Randomized, Multicenter, Ascending Dose By Age, Single- And Multiple-Dose Evaluation Of The Effectiveness, Safety, And Tolerability Of Oral Liquid Oxymorphone Hcl Immediate-Release Oral Liquid For Acute Postoperative Pain In Pediatric Subjects
  • An Open-Label, Ascending, Two-Part, Single- and Multiple-Dose Evaluation of the Safety, Pharmacokinetics, and Effectiveness of Oxymorphone for Acute Postoperative Pain in Pediatric Subjects
  • An Open Label Study to Characterize the Pharmacokinetics and Safety of Oxycodone Hydrochloride q 12hours, Controlled Release (ORF), Tablets in pediatric Patients, Age 6-16 inclusive, who require Opioid Analgesic
  • An Open-label, Sequential-designed, Multicenter, Dose-finding of LUSEDRA Injections in Adolescent Subjects Undergoing Upper Gastrointestinal ( GI) Endoscopy-not started
  • A phase III, Randomized, Double Blind, Dose-Controlled Multicenter Study Evaluating the Safety and Eficacy of Dexmedetomidine in Ventilated and Mechanically Ventilated Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Subjects
Last Update
May 25, 2011
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Last Update
May 25, 2011