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

  • Residency Program, Anesthesiology, 1999
    Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship Program, Cardiothoracic Anesthesia, 1999
    Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship Program, Critical Care Medicine, 1994
    National Institutes of Health
  • Residency Program, Internal Medicine, 1990
    Albert Einstein Medical Center
  • Internship Program, Internal Medicine, 1988
    Albert Einstein Medical Center
  • MD, 1983
    Universidade Federal do Ceara


Research & Publications

Research & Publications

Anesthesia and Airway Management of Pediatric Patients with SmithLemiOptiz Syndrome

(2002) Anesthesiology

Anesthesia for Imaging Studies in Children Enrolled in Clinical Research Seven Years of Experience

(0001) Anesthesiology

Anesthetic Concerns of Convectionenhanced Delivery of Therapeutic Agents to the Brain in Children

(2006) Anesthesiology

Development of Noninjurious Neurospecific Nociceptive Assay in Mice

(2005) Anesthesiology

Inhaled Nitric Oxide Becomes Less and Less Selective

(2002) Critical Care Medicine

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

The Effect of Aging on Nociception in Mice

(2005) Anesthesiology

The Use of Dexmedetomidine to Facilitate of Opioids After Cardiac Transplantation in Children

(2005) Critical Care Medicine

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