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Deborah Cahill, MD — Pediatric Anesthesiologist

Saunderstown, RI – Deborah Cahill, MD, is being recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Distinguished Healthcare Professional, acknowledging her excellence as a Pediatric Anesthesiologist at Hasbro Children’s Hospital, the pediatric division of Rhode Island Hospital.

A committed, board-certified anesthesiologist with 37 years of experience, Dr. Cahill sees patients within the Department of Anesthesiology at Rhode Island Hospital’s Hasbro Children’s Hospital and Miriam Hospital in Providence, RI. She is the director of anesthesia at the R.I. Surgery Center in Warwick and also serves as an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. The doctor has great empathy for her patients and works to keep them safe and comfortable.

Anesthesiology is the medical specialty concerned with the total perioperative care of patients before, during, and after surgery. It encompasses anesthesia, intensive care medicine, critical emergency medicine, and pain medicine. Anesthesiologists are primarily responsible for monitoring the patient’s vital signs during surgery. In addition to basic measurements such as pulse, blood pressure, and temperature, they measure the patient’s respiration and make critical adjustments to the anesthesia while closely communicating with the surgical team.

Rhode Island Hospital is the state’s largest hospital and its only Level I trauma center and verified burn center. The principal teaching hospital of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, the facility provides comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services as well as expertise in cancer treatment, cardiology, emergency medicine, neurosciences, orthopedics, and more.

Graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in microbiology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Dr. Cahill earned her Medical Degree (M.D.) at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in 1985. She completed her internship and residency in internal medicine at St. Vincent’s Hospital in 1988 and her residency in anesthesiology at the Tufts-New England Medical Center in 1995. Finally, the doctor completed her fellowship in pediatric anesthesiology at the same academic institution in 1996. After her education, Dr. Cahill attained board certification in anesthesiology through the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA).

Professionally, Dr. Cahill is an active member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the Society of Pediatric Anesthesiology, the Rhode Island Society of Anesthesiologists, the Rhode Island Medical Society and Bylaws Committee, the American Medical Association, and the Rhode Island Medical Society.

Dr. Cahill dedicates this recognition to the loving memory of her father, Mr. William Cahill. She also wishes to acknowledge her mentors, Paula Bokesch, MD, and B.B. Wunderlich, MD.

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