University of Milan
Doctor of Medicine, 1986-1993
Policlinic Hospital
Elective Internship in Critical Care Medicine, 1993-1994
State University of New York
Research Fellowship - Dept. of Anesthesiology, 1994-1996
Loyola University Medical Center
Rotating Internship, 1998-1999
Loyola University Medical Center
Anesthesiology Residency Program, 1999-2001
McGovern Medical School at UT Health
Anesthesiology Residency Program, 2002-2003

Areas of Interest

Research Interests

Active Research Projects

1. Co-PI Use of oral Aprepitant in the prevention of PONV following pineal cyst resection – A single center Retrospective Study.

2. Co-Investigator IRB: HSC-MS-12-0055 – The Opioid-Sparing and Analgesic Effects of   IV Acetaminophen in Craniotomy: A Prospective, Randomized, placebo-Controlled, Double-Blind Study”. Funded by Cadence Pharmaceuticals.

3. Co-Investigator TEG Platelets Mapping in Patients Undergoing Carotid.



1. Maheshwari P, Artime C, Normand K, Ferrario L, Altamirano A, Aijazi H, Hagberg CA. Flexible Optical Intubation via the Ambu Aura-I versus Blind Intubation via the Single Use Intubation LMA – A Prospective Randomized Clinical Trial.  Society of Airway Management, 2013.

2. Ghebremicael S, Dabhade S, Ferrario L, Artime CA, Normand K, Vanga N. Incidence of postop nausea and vomiting in patients undergoing pineal cyst resection. Society of Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care, 2016

3. Lima DS, Lofton EC; Ghebremichael S, Sridhar S, Vanga N, Ramirez-Chapman AL, Ferrario L. Anesthetic Management of Moyamoya Disease Revascularization Procedures. Society of Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care, 2017

Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals

1. Cattano D, Ferrario L, Patel CB, Maddukuri V, Melnikov V, Gumbert SD, Altamirano AV, Hagberg CA. Utilization of C-MAC videolaryngoscopy for direct and indirect assisted endotracheal intubation. J. Anesth Clin Sci.  2013

2. Artime CA, Altamirano A, Normand KC, Ferrario L, Aijazi H, Cattano D, Hagberg CA. Flexible optical intubation via the Ambu Aura-i vs blind intubation via the single-use LMA Fastrach: a prospective randomized clinical trial. J Clin Anesth. 9(33):41-6, 2016