Dr. Panei has been working at Morris Anesthesia Group since 1997 and has and has served as a site director for hospitals and surgical centers, as well as a managing partner of MAG. She is Board Certified in Anesthesiology and has a special interest in pediatrics, ambulatory, regional, ophthalmologic and obstetric Anesthesia. She enjoys learning new techniques and therapies and implementing them in her practice to improve patient satisfaction and outcomes.
GEORGE OLECHOWSKI, M.D.
Completed his Anesthesia and Internal Medicine training at SUNY Stony Brook. Dr. Pikus served as Chief Resident while at Stony Brook. He is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Anesthesiology. Dr. Pikus assists the Vice Chairperson in daily operations, including scheduling of our physicians in multiple locations. His clinical areas of interest are pediatric, regional, and ambulatory Anesthesia. Dr. Pikus serves on the Operations Committee at a large New Jersey hospital.
IGOR PIKUS, M.D.
Is the director of MAG’s regional anesthesia and acute pain management teams. Dr. Daras oversees MAG’s current practice as it relates to ultrasound-guided nerve blocks and ambulatory peripheral nerve catheters. He has recruited a strong group of physicians for the Acute Pain Team, and he has implemented protocol-driven care resulting in high patient and surgeon satisfaction. He is board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology. Most recently, Dr. Daras was an invited speaker at Becker’s Panel on the effects of regional anesthesia in Chicago.
JASON DARAS, D.O.
Received his medical degree from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He then did a transitional internship at St. Barnabas Medical Center in New Jersey and completed his Anesthesiology Residency at Columbia University-New York Presbyterian Hospital. He is board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology, and his clinical interests include pediatric Anesthesia, ambulatory Anesthesia, and ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia techniques.
Is director of Morris Anesthesia Group’s nurse anesthetists. She is graduate of the University of Delaware BSN program and attended the UMDNJ Nurse Anesthesia program. Jodie has been practicing anesthesia since 2007. She has a special interest in multimodal analgesia and pediatric anesthesia. Jodie loves being able to give patients and their families comfort prior to their surgical procedures.
JODIE BERRIAN, MSN, CRNA, APN-ANESTHESIA
He is board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology. He trained at Mount Sinai hospital in New York City, where he stayed on as an attending for nine years. While there, he helped develop a very active regional-anesthesia program and implemented anesthesia techniques aimed at early discharge of ambulatory surgery patients. He was director of Pre-Operative Services, and oversaw the design and construction of a new unit for pre-testing and ambulatory surgery admission, recovery, and discharge. Since joining private practice, Dr. Specthrie has continued to promote regional Anesthesia, including peripheral-nerve catheters in ambulatory patients. He has served in various clinical leadership positions and is director of Morris Anesthesia Group’s quality measurement and regulatory compliance divisions.
LEON SPECTHRIE, M.D.
Is a graduate of Cornell University and went on to receive her medical degree through the New York School of Osteopathic Medicine. She then went on to complete her Anesthesiology training at the Stony Brook University Hospital in Stony Brook, New York. She is board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology. She has been a practicing Anesthesiologist for 18 years, and the last 14 years have been with Morris Anesthesia Group. She is a managing partner and Vice Chairperson of the group. Her Vice Chairperson duties include daily scheduling and coordinating of pre-operative assessments and OR management, with both hospital and surgical staff. She is also a leader of MAG’s Peer Review team. Dr. Ho specializes in complicated general anesthetics as well as pediatric Anesthesia, regional Anesthesia, and office-based anesthesia.
MAGGIE HO, D.O.
Received his bachelor’s degree in biology from Seton Hall University and went on to receive his Medical Degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed his Anesthesiology residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania / Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He is board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology, and his clinical interests include major vascular and complex general Anesthesia. Dr. Grasso also enjoys regional Anesthesia, pediatric anesthesia, and ambulatory Anesthesia.
MARIO GRASSO, M.D.
Received his B.S. in electrical engineering from Rutgers University. He obtained his medical degree from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and completed his residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. Dr. DeSimone’s professional interests include pediatric and regional Anesthesia, and Anesthesia for Plastic Surgery. Dr. DeSimone is also a leader in acute pain management of post-operative patients.
ROBERT DESIMONE, M.D.
Has been providing Anesthesia services for pediatric, orthopedic, ENT, gyn, GI and pain patients in both the hospital and ASC setting for over 20 years. Dr. Shore is the Director of the Ambulatory Care Division of Morris Anesthesia Group and works closely with the administrators of ASCs to help formulate policies and procedures that comply with federal and state standards of care. He also serves on the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee at a large hospital. His primary focus has always been to provide General and Regional Anesthesia along with IV Sedation with an emphasis on patient safety, comfort and satisfaction. Dr. Shore is also a specialist in management of difficult airways and often serves as a consultant to other Anesthesiologists in complex hospital surgical cases.
RONALD SHORE, D.O.
Is a diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology. She completed her residency at the Harper Hospital and Detroit Receiving Hospital at Wayne State University. She has worked as a researcher in nuclear cardiology at The Brigham and Women’s Hospital of Harvard Medical School. Dr. Zabrodina’s clinical interests include critical care and ambulatory anesthesia, as well as anesthesia practice management. She is currently serving as an Anesthesia Director at a MAG facility.
YANINA ZABRODINA, M.D.
Director of Regional Anesthesia & Clinical Director
Managing Partner & Clinical Director
Clinical Director, IT Director, & Scheduler
Managing Partner, Clinical Director & Director of Pediatric Anesthesia
Managing Partner, Clinical Director & Daily Scheduler
Managing Partner & Clinical Director for Ambulatory Anesthesia
Managing Partner & Compliance Officer