Zenaide Quezado, MD Anesthesiologist



Zena Quezado, MD, is an internationally renowned pediatric anesthesiologist. In addition to her role as an anesthesiologist at Children’s National, she is also director of the Pain Neurobiology Lab at the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation.

Prior to Children’s, Dr. Quezado was chief of the Department of Anesthesia and Surgical Services at the Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical Center at the National Institutes of Health. An active researcher, Quezado has published more than 50 peer-reviewed manuscripts in clinical and scientific medical journals.

Dr. Quezado is the recipient of multiple NIH awards for excellence in patient care, including the 2005 Director’s Award for dedication to the Magnusons Clinical Center’s mission and her leadership of anesthesia services.

Education & Training

Education & Training

  • MD, 1983
    Universidade Federal do Ceara


Research & Publications

Research & Publications

Development of Noninjurious Neurospecific Nociceptive Assay in Mice

(2005) Anesthesiology

Neuronal Nitric Oxide Synthase Does Not Impact on Sex Differences in Nociception

(2006) Anesthesiology

Role of NOS 1 in Nociception

(2006) Anesthesiology

Serial Electrophysiological Measurements of Visual Function in Infantile Neuronal Lipofuscinosis

(2004) Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science

Inhaled Nitric Oxide Becomes Less and Less Selective

(2002) Critical Care Medicine

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