Johns Hopkins All Children's Heart Institute

Meet Our Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia Team

Vyas Kartha, M.D. Anesthesiology

Dr. Kartha specializes in pediatric cardiac anesthesiologist at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. He joined hospital staff in 2005. Dr. Kartha earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Ohio.  He completed a transitional residency at Ravenswood Hospital Medical Center and an anesthesiology residency at Loyola University Medical Center, both in Chicago. Dr. Kartha completed a clinical fellowship in pediatric anesthesiology at The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto.
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Esteban Lugo, M.D. Anesthesiology

Dr. Lugo specializes in pediatric cardiac anesthesiology at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. He joined hospital staff in 2009. Dr. Lugo earned his medical degree from Universidad Central de Venezuela, Luis Razetti Medical School. He completed an internship and anesthesiology residency at Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Dr. Lugo then completed a pediatric anesthesia and pediatric cardiothoracic anesthesia fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Additionally, he was a cardiothoracic anesthesiology fellow at Emory University Hospital.
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Gerson Rodriguez-Fazzi, M.D. Anesthesiology

Dr. Rodriguez-Fazzi specializes in pediatric anesthesiology at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. He joined the hospital staff in 2009. He also is dedicated to providing anesthesia in complex cardiac procedures. Dr. Rodriguez-Fazzi earned his medical degree from the Ponce School of Medicine in Ponce, Puerto Rico. He interned at Louisiana State University Medical Center and trained in anesthesiology at the University of South Florida. Dr. Rodriguez-Fazzi completed a pediatric anesthesiology fellowship at the Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, through Northwestern University. He is fluent in Spanish.
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Scott Watkins, M.D. Anesthesiology

Dr. Watkins specializes in pediatric anesthesiology for Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. He joined hospital staff in 2018. Dr. Watkins earned his medical degree from Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. He completed an internship, anesthesiology residency and pediatric anesthesiology fellowship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Watkins also trained in medical simulation through Harvard University and in quality improvement through Cincinnati Children’s Intermediate Improvement Science Series.
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Lauren Freedman, CRNA



Katherine Khokhar, CRNA



Kimberly Rowland, CRNA



Kristen Yoqulet, CRNA