Our success is intimately linked to the accomplishments of each and every member of our department. Each month, four members are nominated and featured to celebrate their commitment to patient care, education, and research.


Featured Anesthesiology Department Members

Avi Dobrusin, MD
Chief Resident

Bethany Pennington, PharmD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology

Joshua Spiro, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology

Ally Tacony, MBA
Director of Business Operations-Finance


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Andrea Bigogno,  RN, MSN, AGACNP-BC

Andrea Bigogno,  RN, MSN, AGACNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner — Surgical Critical Care

Andrea Bigogno is a board-certified Adult Geriatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner who has worked in Surgical Critical Care within the Department of Anesthesiology since 2015. Andrea immigrated to St. Louis with her family from Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1994. She started her nursing education at the University of Missouri-Columbia and received her Bachelor of Nursing from Goldfarb School of Nursing in 2009. Andrea worked in the Surgical/Trauma/Burn ICU at BJH as a nurse and graduated from her alma mater with her Master of Science in Nursing in 2015. As a provider, she loves being able to build connections with her patients and their family members.

Outside of work, Andrea spends the majority of her time with her awesome husband, Tony, as they juggle their busy schedule with their three wonderful children, Johnny (7), Dominic (5), and Mila (4). Andrea is a self-proclaimed gym rat and bookworm, and in her free time spends her time at the gym or with her nose buried in a book.

Bryan Kidd, MD

Bryan Kidd, MD

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology

Bryan Kidd is a cardiothoracic anesthesiologist and intensivist, spending his clinical time in the cardiothoracic intensive care unit and operating rooms. He grew up in St. Joseph, Illinois, and graduated from medical school at Southern Illinois University. He completed his residency training at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and then came to St. Louis to complete dual fellowships in cardiothoracic anesthesiology and critical care medicine.  He loves working with residents and fellows, and particularly enjoys demystifying the mechanical circulatory support devices so prevalent in his patients’ care.

Naturally, he fell in love with a surgeon, Allie, whom he married this spring. Together they are raising a sweet and disobedient bernedoodle named Lucy. In his free time, Bryan enjoys traveling, cooking, and making cocktails for his friends and family.

Abigail Petersen, MD

Abigail Petersen, MD

Resident Physician

Abigail is a current CA-2 resident physician in the Department of Anesthesiology. She is most often referred to by her friends and family as Abby. Abby was born and raised in Humboldt County, an area in the Redwood Coastal region of Northern California, located several hundred miles north of the California Bay Area. For her undergraduate studies, Abby attended California State Polytechnic University, Humboldt, where she studied Cellular Biology and Chemistry. She went on to earn her medical degree at Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, Maryland. Abby is a commissioned officer in the United States Air Force, where she currently serves at the rank of Captain. Following residency, she plans to continue her career in the Air Force and is excited about the unique opportunity Air Force Anesthesia offers for general practice, academics, and field critical care.

When not working, Abby enjoys spending time with her husband and fellow Air Force Captain and physician, Caleb, and their doodle pup, Mickey. They appreciate opportunities for long walks, running, traveling, and any time they can spend near the water. They can also be found partaking in their guilty pleasure- watching the Bachelor franchise!

Gigi Winchester

Gigi Winchester

Senior Accounts Payable Specialist

After a decade working in the Graduate School at the University of the Philippines, Gigi moved to the US and landed a job in the Department of Anesthesiology in April 2012. Her current role is Senior Accounts Payable Specialist. She’s been with the department for almost 12 years. Her previous roles in the Chairman’s Office, Credentialing and HR/Payroll, gave her a unique “big picture” view of the department. She won the coveted Financial and Administrative Staff Employee of the Quarter twice and has been nominated three times.

In her spare time, she likes spending time with her family, cooking, gardening, and binge-watching K-dramas.