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Dr. Vijay Sudheendra named system-wide Chairman of Anesthesia for CharterCARE

Dr. Vijay Sudheendra has been named system-wide Chairman of Anesthesia for CharterCARE Health Partners. In this capacity, he has leadership oversight of a team of anesthesiologists and certified registered nurse anesthetists at CharterCARE’s two affiliate hospitals – Roger Williams Medical Center and Fatima Hospital.

Dr. Sudheendra has held a number of leadership roles including Chairman of Anesthesia at Saint Anne's Hospital and Medical Director of Southern New England Surgery Center. Dr. Sudheendra is a member of Narragansett Bay Anesthesia LLC, which provides services to a number of hospitals in the region.

He completed residencies in anesthesiology at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, OH, and Weill Medical College of Cornell University-New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York City, followed by training in cardiothoracic anesthesia at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. A graduate of Karnataka Medical College in Hubli, India, he also completed a residency in anesthesiology at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research in Chandigarh, India. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology and a diplomate in perioperative transesophageal echocardiography through the National Board of Echocardiology.

Dr. Sudheendra has authored numerous professional journal articles, peer-reviewed publications, and book chapters, and presented at more than 20 medical conferences in the United States and abroad.