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Zenaide Maria Quezado, MD

The Joseph E. Robert, Jr. Center for Surgical Care

Anesthesiology, Sedation, and Perioperative Medicine

Pain Medicine Care Complex

Board CertificationsAmerican Board of Anesthesiology
American Board of IM/Critical Care Medicine
Foreign LanguagesPortuguese, Spanish
National Provider Identifier1093805764

Service LocationsChildren's National Medical Center - Sheikh Zayed Campus for Advanced Children's Medicine
111 Michigan Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20010
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Phone: 202-476-5000

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.

TypeSchoolLocationDegreeField of StudyYears
Medical School Universidade Federal do Ceara BrazilDoctor of Medicine 1983
National & International Recognitions
National Institutes Clinical Center Director's Award, for Excellence in Patient CareNational Institutes of Health2004
Award for Special Services in Pediatric Anesthesia National Institutes of Health2001
Neuro-anesthesia AwardMassachusetts General Hospital1996

Affiliations and Memberships
TitleInstitutionCommittee / SectionYears
MemberAmerican Society of Anesthesiology1996 - 2009
MemberMassachusetts Medical Society1997
TitleStudy NameInstitutionYears
Principal Investigator
Journal Article, Labovsky, J.K., Lonser, R.R., Oldfield, E.H., Kammerer, W., Quezado, Z. (2006), Anesthetic Concerns of Convection-enhanced Delivery of Therapeutic Agents to the Brain in Children, Anesthesiology, 105, 702.

Journal Article, Finkel, C.F., Besch, V., Melzer, J., Kakareka, J., Quezado, Z. (2006), Role of NOS 1 in Nociception, Anesthesiology, 105, 702.

Journal Article, Melzer, J., Besch, V., Finkel, C.F., Quezado, Z. (2006), Neuronal Nitric Oxide Synthase Does Not Impact on Sex Differences in Nociception, Anesthesiology, 105, 708.

Journal Article, Finkel, J.C., Hergen, A., Karareka, J., Phida, J., Quezado, Z.M.N. (2005), Development of Non-injurious Neuro-specific Nociceptive Assay in Mice, Anesthesiology, 103, 1100.

Journal Article, Besch, V., Hergen, A., Melzer, J., Koziol, D., Quezado, Z. (2005), The Effect of Aging on Nociception in Mice, Anesthesiology, 103, 1099.

Journal Article, Finkle, J.C., Johnson, Y., Quezado, Z.M.N. (2005), The Use of Dexmedetomidine to Facilitate of Opiods After Cardia Transplantation in Children, Critical Care Medicine, 33, 9, 2110-2112.

Other, Caruso, R.C., Quezado, Z., Levin, S.W., Fischbeck, K.H., Gropman, A.L., Hofmann, S., Patronas, N., Wisniewski, K., Zhang, Z., Mukherjee, A.B. (2004), Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, Serial Electrophysiological Measurements of Visual Function in Infantile Neuronal Lipofuscinosis, 45, 5141.

Journal Article, Quezado, Z.M.N., Veihmeyer, J., Schwartz, L., Nwokoro, N.A., Porter, F.D. (2002), Anesthesia and Airway Management of Pediatric Patients with Smith-Lemi-Optiz Syndrome, Anesthesiology, 97, 1015-1019.

Journal Article, Cui, X., Quezado, Z.M.N., Eichacker, P.Q. (2002), Inhaled Nitric Oxide Becomes Less and Less Selective, Critical Care Medicine, 30, 945-946.

Journal Article, Kiringoda, R., Hirschtritt, M.E., Thurm, A.E., Schmidt, M., Quezado, Z.M., Anesthesia for Imaging Studies in Children Enrolled in Clinical Research: Seven Years of Experience, Anesthesiology, 105, 1163.

For a more comprehensive list of publications for Zenaide Quezado, MD view the National Library of Medicine’s PubMed online database

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