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Anesthesiology
Licking Memorial Hospital
1320 West Main Street
Newark, Ohio 43055
Phone: (220) 564-4218
Fax: (220) 564-4217
Skilled anesthesiologists and certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) provide comprehensive medical evaluation and clinical management of patients who need anesthesia or sedation for surgery, obstetrics, and some diagnostic or therapeutic procedures. Anesthesia provides relief of pain and is an important part of your operation or procedure.
Physicians
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Valerie D. Collins, M.D., received her Doctor of Medicine degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, New York. Dr. Collins completed an internship at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, and a residency in anesthesiology at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. She also completed a fellowship in obstetric anesthesiology at Washington University in St. Louis, located in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Collins is board certified in anesthesiology. 
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Ann Govier, M.D., earned her Medical Degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska.  Dr. Govier completed both her residency and internship with the Department of Anesthesiology of University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle, Washington.  She completed a fellowship in cardiac anesthesia with the Department of Cardiovascular Anesthesiology of The University of Alabama Medical Center in Birmingham, Alabama.  Dr. Govier is board certified in anesthesiology.
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Brad R. Lewis, M.D., received his Medical Degree at the Medical University of Ohio in Toledo, Ohio.  He completed a transitional internship and anesthesiology residency at Case Western Reserve University and the University Hospitals of Cleveland in Cleveland, Ohio.  He is board certified in anesthesiology. 
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Henry Y. Lu, M.D., received his Doctor of Medicine degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus.  He completed a residency in anesthesiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri.  He is board certified in anesthesiology.
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Paul S. Mathew, M.D., received his Medical Degree at Christian Medical College in Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India.  He completed an anesthesiology internship and anesthesiology residency at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus. Dr. Mathew is board certified in anesthesiology. 
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KW Tim Park, M.D., M.B.A., received his Doctor of Medicine degree at the University of California in San Diego, California. He completed an internship in medicine at Oakland Naval Hospital in Oakland, California. He completed a residency in anesthesiology with cardiac anesthesia concentration at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. He is board certified in anesthesiology.  
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Mary J. Torchia, M.D., received her Medical Degree from the Medical College of Ohio, in Toledo, Ohio.  She completed both her internship in internal medicine and her residency in anesthesiology at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Dr. Torchia is board certified in anesthesiology and pain management. 
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Dustin E. Alspach, CRNA, received his Masters of Science in Nursing degree at St. Elizabeth Health Center School for Nurse Anesthetists at Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio. He received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. He is certified as a registered nurse anesthetist by the National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists.
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Christopher T. Brower, APRN-CRNA , received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Brigham Young University – Idaho in Rexburg, Idaho.  He received his Master of Science in Nursing degree from Wolford College in Naples, Florida.  He is certified by the National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists.
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Jason J. Bryant, APRN-CNP, received his Bachelor of Science in nursing at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio.  He earned a Master of Science in nursing at the University of Cincinnati.  He is certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
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Amanda S. John, APRN-CRNA, M.S., received her Master of Science degree in nurse anesthesia at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., in partnership with the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps Anesthesia Program at the Naval School of Health Sciences. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing at Capital University in Columbus. Amanda is certified as a registered nurse anesthetist by the Council on Certification of Nurse Anesthetists. 
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Marty E. Malloy-McCoy, APRN-CRNA, received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.  He received his Master of Science in Nursing degree from Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  He is certified by the National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists.

 
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Tabatha L. Menapace, APRN-CRNA, received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Malone College in Canton, Ohio.  She received her Master of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Akron.  She is certified by the National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists.  
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Mark E. Plaugher, APRN-CRNA, received his certificate of nurse anesthesia from the Charleston Area Medical Center School of Anesthesia in Charleston, West Virginia.  He received his Bachelor of Nursing degree from West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia.  He has special interest in management of the difficult airway, regional anesthesia and postoperative pain management.
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Andrew R. Roth, APRN-CRNA, received a certificate in nurse anesthesia at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  He earned a Master of Science degree in nursing at University of North Carolina.  He also earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing at The Ohio State University in Columbus.  He is certified by the Council on Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists.
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James (Jimi) E. Smith, APRN-CRNA, received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. He received his Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia from Gannon University/Hamot School of Anesthesia in Erie, Pennsylvania.  He is certified by the National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists.
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Kathy A. Williams, APRN-CRNA, received her Masters of Science in Nursing degree at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at Mount Carmel College of Nursing in Columbus. She is certified as a registered nurse anesthetist by the National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists.
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