Pediatric Anesthesia Team

The UF Health Shands pediatric anesthesia faculty includes 11 board-certified pediatric anesthesiologists with combined teaching experience in this specialty approaching 100 years.

In addition to subspecialty certification and fellowship training, our faculty physicians have additional training and expertise in:

  • advanced pediatric cardiac anesthesia
  • pediatric pain medicine
  • pediatric critical care

Fellowship Director

Cole Dooley, MDCole Dooley, MD

Dr. Dooley is an assistant professor of anesthesiology in the divisions of Pediatric Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine. He received his medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Peoria, IL. He did a transitional year internship at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, IN, before joining the “Gator Nation” for his residency in anesthesiology. He pursued a fellowship in Pediatric Anesthesia at Arkansas Children’s Hospital/UAMS in Little Rock, AR, before coming back home to Gainesville. He is board-certified in General and Pediatric Anesthesiology.

Dr. Dooley currently serves as a question writer for the Pediatric Anesthesia MOCA minute. He is interested in simulation, process improvement, and preoperative anxiety management in the pediatric population. He is an active member in many organizations such as the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia, the Florida Society of Anesthesiologists, and the American Society of Anesthesiologists. He has completed mission trip work in Latin America for cleft lip and palate repair and is an authorized Spanish interpreter here at UF. During his free time he likes to travel, cook, and read. He is also a founder of a local non-profit, dedicating a lot of time to fundraising for pediatric cancer research in memory of his daughter.

The Team

Hatem Al-Takrouri

Hatem Al-Takrouri MD

Associate Professor Of Anesthesiology
Susana Cruz Beltran

Susana Cruz Beltran MD

Assistant Professor Of Anesthesiology
Laurie K Davies

Laurie K Davies MD

Associate Professor Of Anesthesiology; Joint Associate Professor Of Surgery; Medical Director, Shands Operating Rooms
Cole Dooley

Cole Dooley MD

Assistant Professor Of Anesthesiology
Christopher Edwards

Christopher Edwards MD

Assistant Professor Of Anesthesiology
Sandra N Gonzalez

Sandra N Gonzalez MD

Assistant Professor Of Anesthesiology; Medical Director, UF Health Children's Surgical Center
Timothy W Martin

Timothy W Martin MD, MBA, FASA

Professor Of Anesthesiology; Associate Chair For Education; Chief, Pediatric Anesthesiology Division
Sonia D Mehta

Sonia D Mehta MD

Associate Professor Of Anesthesiology
Andrew D Pitkin

Andrew D Pitkin MBBS, MRCP, FRCA

Associate Professor Of Anesthesiology
Christoph N Seubert

Christoph N Seubert MD, PhD, DABNM, FASA

Professor Of Anesthesiology And Neurosurgery
Kevin J Sullivan

Kevin J Sullivan MD

Professor Of Anesthesiology; Director, Patient Safety And Quality Research, Congenital Heart Center
Mark C Wesley

Mark C Wesley MD

Associate Professor Of Anesthesiology