Bio

Bio


Dr. Okonski is an anesthesiologist specializing in pediatric anesthesia, regional anesthesia and acute pain management. He comes to Stanford after two decades of experience working in a tertiary care private practice where he led the pediatric anesthesia team. Additionally, he was part of the adult cardiac anesthesia, echocardiography, regional anesthesia, and acute pain management teams.

Outside the hospital, global medicine is a priority, and Dr. Okonski has travelled extensively on medical mission trips throughout the globe. Finally, he has a special interest in marine mammal medicine, and he works regularly with veterinarians at the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito providing anesthesia and research support for perioperative care of pinnipeds and cetaceans.

Clinical Focus


  • Anesthesia
  • Pediatric Anesthesia
  • Regional Anesthesia

Academic Appointments


Professional Education


  • Medical Education:University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine Registrar (1990) CA
  • Residency:Stanford University Anesthesiology Residency (1994) CA
  • Board Certification: Pediatric Anesthesia, American Board of Anesthesiology (2013)
  • Board Certification: Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography, National Board of Echocardiography (1999)
  • Board Certification: Anesthesia, American Board of Anesthesiology (1995)
  • Internship:Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Internal Medicine Residency (1991) CA

Community and International Work


  • International Medical Mission Work, Vietnam, Nepal, Bolivia,

    Topic

    Reconstructive Surgery

    Partnering Organization(s)

    RESURGE International

    Populations Served

    Underserved

    Location

    International

    Ongoing Project

    Yes

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    No

  • International Medical Mission Work, Guatemala

    Topic

    General, Pediatric and Reconstructive Surgery

    Partnering Organization(s)

    Hospital de La Familia

    Populations Served

    underserved

    Location

    International

    Ongoing Project

    Yes

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    No

  • Clinical Anesthesia and Clinical Research, Sausalito, CA

    Topic

    Marine Mammal Anesthesia

    Partnering Organization(s)

    The Marine Mammal Center

    Populations Served

    Marine Mammals

    Location

    International

    Ongoing Project

    Yes

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    Yes

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