Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital

Meet Our Team

Giovanni Cucchiaro, M.D. Anesthesiology

Dr. Cucchiaro is the director of Pain Services in the Department of Anesthesia at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. He joined the hospital staff in 2018. Dr. Cucchiaro’s expertise includes pediatric anesthesia, pain management and palliative care. His clinical research interests include the safety of short and long term use of opioids, addiction prevention and use of complementary intervention to assist children with acute and chronic pain. After earning his medical degree from the University of Milan in Milan, Italy, Dr. Cucchiaro completed an internship at Wilson Memorial Regional Medical Center in Johnson City, New York. Dr. Cucchiaro completed a residency in general surgery at the University of Milan and an anesthesia residency at Health Science Center SUNY in Syracuse, New York. He then completed a pediatric anesthesia fellowship at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Cucchiaro also holds a masters in international public policy and management from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles.
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Richard Elliott, M.D. Anesthesiology

Dr. Elliott specializes in pediatric anesthesiology, acute and chronic pain management, regional anesthesia and is a medical acupuncturist at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. He joined the hospital staff in 2013. Dr. Elliott earned his medical degree at Northeast Ohio Medical University.  He completed his residency in anesthesiology and fellowship in pediatric anesthesiology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.  He earned a post-master’s certificate in evidence-based teaching in the health professions at Johns Hopkins University School of Education. He also completed his medical acupuncture training at the Helms Medical Institute. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
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Allison Fernandez, M.D. Anesthesiology

Dr. Fernandez specializes in pediatric anesthesiologist and serves as director of pediatric pain service at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. She joined the hospital staff in 2012. Dr. Fernandez earned her medical degree from SUNY Stony Brook University School of Medicine in New York. She completed an internal medicine internship at North Shore University Hospital in New York and an anesthesiology residency at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C. She also completed a pediatric anesthesia fellowship and advanced training in pediatric cardiac anesthesia at Johns Hopkins Children's Center in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Fernandez holds a M.B.A. with a concentration in health care management from Boston University Graduate School of Management.
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William Frye, Ph.D. Psychiatry / Psychology

Dr. Frye is a pediatric psychologist in the Chronic Pain Clinic at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. He specializes in non-pharmacological treatment for patients with acute and chronic pain conditions and provides skill-based interventions for simultaneous psychosocial concerns. He joined the hospital staff in 2018. Dr. Frye earned his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Auburn University. He completed a pre-doctoral internship in pediatric psychology at Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics and a postdoctoral fellowship in chronic pain at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Dr. Frye’s research interests include pain coping and catastrophizing and parental impact on youth outcomes.
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Dennis Hart, M.D. Physical Medicine / Rehab

Dr. Hart is the senior director of rehabilitation services at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital and is an assistant professor of pediatrics for the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His clinical interests include functional outcomes in pediatric and adolescents with chronic pain and evaluating the relationship between mental health and chronic pain. After graduating from the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio, Dr. Hart completed a residency at the University of Kentucky Medical Center and a fellowship at the University of California Davis Medical Center. He is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation and pediatric rehabilitation medicine.
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Jibin Samuel, M.D. Anesthesiology

Dr. Samuel is a pediatric anesthesiologist in pain management at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. His clinical focus is on pediatric anesthesiology and a multimodal approach to pediatric pain management that includes but isn’t limited to medication weaning, nerve blocks, patient-controlled analgesia and chronic pain medication management. He joined the hospital staff in 2015. Dr. Samuel earned his medical degree at Kasturba Medical School in India and completed an internship at the Jewish Hospital of Cincinnati, Ohio. He completed his anesthesiology residency and his pediatric anesthesiology fellowship at Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami with half of his fellowship work also at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami.
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