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    Andrew J Cocchiarella MD

    TitleAssistant Professor
    InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
    DepartmentAnesthesiology
    AddressUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
    55 Lake Avenue North
    Worcester MA 01655
    Phone508-856-3472
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        Academic Background

        M.D., University of Massachusetts, 2005

        Postdoctoral Training

        University of Massachusetts, Residency in Anesthesiology, 2006-2009

        Photo: Andrew Cocchiarella, M.D.

        As a recent graduate of our own anesthesiology residency training program, I am thrilled to have now joined the department as a faculty member. My interest in anesthesia actually dates back to my second year of medical school here at UMass when I was enrolled in a pharmacology course being taught by our department’s academic vice-chair. My clinical rotations as a third and four year medical student not only solidified my decision to enter the field, but also left me convinced that UMass would be a wonderful place to pursue my training. In my final year of residency, I had the opportunity to serve as a chief resident. My decision to stay on and practice as an attending anesthesiologist in our department was an easy one – UMass offers a great group of people participating in the delivery of a wide variety of complex and challenging anesthetics. Furthermore, I greatly enjoy working with residents.

        My clinical interests include neuroanesthesia, vascular anesthesia, and difficult airway management. I am currently involved in a research project evaluating emergency intubations performed by members of our department.

        My free time is generally consumed with my wife and two young daughters, but I also enjoy piano, home improvement projects, hiking, and travelling.



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        1. Jones N, Cocchiarella A, Faris K, Heard SO. Pancreatitis associated with Strongyloides stercoralis infection in a patient chronically treated with corticosteroids. J Intensive Care Med. 2010 May-Jun; 25(3):172-4.
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        2. Mandell L, Moran AP, Cocchiarella A, Houghton J, Taylor N, Fox JG, Wang TC, Kurt-Jones EA. Intact gram-negative Helicobacter pylori, Helicobacter felis, and Helicobacter hepaticus bacteria activate innate immunity via toll-like receptor 2 but not toll-like receptor 4. Infect Immun. 2004 Nov; 72(11):6446-54.
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        3. Sperling R, Chua E, Cocchiarella A, Rand-Giovannetti E, Poldrack R, Schacter DL, Albert M. Putting names to faces: successful encoding of associative memories activates the anterior hippocampal formation. Neuroimage. 2003 Oct; 20(2):1400-10.
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        4. Sperling R, Greve D, Dale A, Killiany R, Holmes J, Rosas HD, Cocchiarella A, Firth P, Rosen B, Lake S, Lange N, Routledge C, Albert M. Functional MRI detection of pharmacologically induced memory impairment. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2002 Jan 8; 99(1):455-60.
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