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Sturdy Memorial's Anesthesiology Department provides around-the-clock care for inpatient, outpatient and obstetrical procedures. Board certified anesthesiologists are available 24 hours a day, every day to ensure optimum safety and comfort for our patients. From pre-admission consultation and testing, to surgery and through recovery in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU), experienced staff is on-hand to prevent and relieve pain. Diagnostic and therapeutic pain management are also offered by anesthesiology professionals through Sturdy Memorial's Pain Clinic.

The Anesthesia Care Team at Sturdy Memorial includes physician anesthesiologists, certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs), and anesthesia techs who strive to reduce patients' pain and anxieties. Though treatment plans are tailored to the individual needs of each patient, commonly performed procedures for post-operative analgesia (pain relief) include: femoral nerve injection and/or catheter placement for lower extremity surgery, brachial plexus injection and/or catheter placement for upper extremity surgery, and epidural analgesia for abdominal and thoracic surgery.


Chief of Anesthesia

Mark S. Lebovits, MD
  • Mark S. Lebovits, MD
  • Medical School: Boston University
  • Training: Montefiore Hospital Medical Center, Beth Israel Hospital
  • Board Certified: Anesthesiology,
    Internal Medicine

Director of the Pain Clinic

Do Chan, MD
  • Do Chan, MD, MBA
  • Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Training: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Roger Williams Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Pain Management, Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center
  • Board Certified: Anesthesiology,
    Pain Medicine

Anesthesiologists - Full-time

Uttara Bhimani
  • Uttara Bhimani, MD
  • Medical School: University of Bombay
  • Training: Boston University Medical Center, Children's Hospital-Boston
  • Board Certified: Anesthesiology
Dipak Kumar, MD
  • Dipak Kumar, MD
  • Medical School: Medical University of Lublin, Poland
  • Training: Boston Medical Center, Tampa General Hospital
Shari Lurie, MD
  • Shari Lurie, MD
  • Medical School: Hahnemann Medical College, Drexel University
  • Training: Baystate Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Pain Management - Baystate Medical Center
  • Board Certified: Anesthesiology,
    Pain Medicine
Boris Shwartzman, MD
  • Boris Shwartzman, MD
  • Medical School: Latvia Medical Academy
  • Training: St. Elizabeth's Medical Center
  • Board Certified: Anesthesiology,
    Pain Management
Brandon Williams, MD
  • Brandon Williams, MD
  • Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina
  • Training: Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Saint Louis Childrenís Hospital
  • Board Certified: Anesthesiology,
    Advanced Pain Medicine


To learn more about CRNAs and how they work with Anesthesiologists, visit:

Full Time CRNAs

Ann Duggan
Lesley Glaude
Colleen Kearns
Karen Krause
Vivian McCoart
Alina Milner
Deb O'Mara

Part Time CRNAs

Debbie Bone
Marti Brady
Tom Fish
Marilyn Goff
Deirdre OíSullivan
Garrick Whitlock
Sandy Wright