Appointments Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Faculty & Staff News

Dr. Alex Paladino joins the Department of Anesthesiology

Dear Colleagues –

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Alex Paladino joined the Department of Anesthesiology at Washington University in St. Louis on September 1, 2023.  He will have an appointment in the Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology.

Dr. Paladino received his medical degree at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora, CO, before moving to Texas, where he completed his Internship in Internal Medicine and his Residency in Anesthesiology at San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium in Fort Sam Houston, TX.  Following residency, he completed a fellowship in Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. We have been successful in recruiting him to Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis to join our faculty. 

Dr. Paladino is a Major in the United States Air Force and fulfills the role of a Critical Care Air Transport Team physician stationed at Scott Air Force Base. His primary focus lies in the airborne transportation of military patients in dire medical conditions. He brings with him valuable deployment experience, having been involved in the evacuation of critically ill COVID-19 patients and individuals affected by the 2021 Abbey Gate bombing in Afghanistan, for which he was honored with the Aerial Achievement and Air Force Commendation medals. Additionally, Dr. Paladino has professional interests in transesophageal echocardiography and graduate medical education within the field of anesthesiology.

Please welcome Dr. Paladino as a new faculty member at the School of Medicine and Department of Anesthesiology.

Best wishes, 

Tracey and TJ

Tracey Stevens, MD
Associate Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology

Thomas J. Graetz, MD, MBA
Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology