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Robert A. Nassif Jr.
DMD, MS
Bio

Dr.Nassif received his DMD from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental
Medicine, completed residency in anesthesiology at The Ohio State University
Medical Center, and recived an MS in Anesthesia from The Ohio State
University College of Dentistry. He is a diplomate of the American Dental Board
of Anesthesiology and the National Board of Dental Anesthesiology, and holds
staff appointments at Allegheny General Hospital and Westmoreland Hospital.
Anthony Montagnese
DDS
Bio

Dr. Montagnese graduated from the University of Notre Dame and received his
DDS from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. He then served in the
United States Public Health Service for 3 years where he completed a General
Practice residency. He was in private practice in the North Hills of Pittsburgh for
28 years. He completed his Anesthesiology residency at The Lutheran Medical
Center in Brooklyn, NY. He holds a staff appointment at Allegheny General Hospital.
Walter Laverick
DMD
Bio

Dr. Laverick has been a Dentist Anesthesiologist in Pittsburgh with Ambulatory Anesthesia
Associates for over 30 years. He holds a teaching position within the Anesthesia
Department at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. He earned his
pharmacy degree at Duquesne University, and his Dental degree and Anesthesia
residency at the University of Pittsburgh. He is a diplomate of the American Dental
Board of Anesthesiology and the National Board of Dental Anesthesiology.
He's authored numerous presentations for the dental community with respect to medical emergencies and anesthesia safety.
Tom Lace
MD
Bio

Dr. Lace received his MD from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and
completed anesthesiology residency at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh in 1990.
Prior, he completed pediatrics residency at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and
practiced general pediatrics for 10 years. He is a diplomate of the American Board of
Anesthesiology and the American Board of Pediatrics and holds an appointment of
Clinical Assistant Professor at Magee Womens Hospital of Pittsburgh.
Eleni Kennedy
DDS, MS
Bio

Dr. Kennedy received her DDS from West Virginia University, completed
a GPR program at Drexel University/Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh.
She then completed a residency program in anesthesiology from
The Ohio State University Medical Center, where she received an MS in anesthesia.
Dr. Kennedy held a full time staff anesthesiologist appointment at Nationwide
Children's Hospital in Columbus, OH for 5 years before returning back to Pittsburgh.
She is a diplomate of the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology.
Pat Franceschelli
DMD
Bio

Dr. Franceschelli received his DMD from The University of Pittsburgh School of Dental
Medicine, and completed his residency in Anesthesiology at the University of Pittsburgh
Medical Center.

In 1983 Dr.Franceschelli founded Ambulatory Anesthesia Associates.
Dr.Franceschelli is a diplomate of the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology,
and holds staff appointments at Allegheny General and Westmoreland Hospitals.
Richard L. Finder
DMD, MS
Bio

Dr.Finder received his DMD from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine,
completed his residency in anesthesiology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center,
and earned an MS in Clinical Research Design and Statistical Analysis from the University
of Michigan School of Public Health. He is a diplomate of the American Dental Board of
Anesthesiology and a fellow of the American College of Dentists. Dr. Finder has authored
numerous articles and lectured nationally on a variety of anesthesia topics, and has been a
member of many local, state and national committees and task forces addressing the
delivery of anesthesia in the office-based setting. He holds a staff appointment at Allegheny
General Hospital.
Mark Beicke
DDS
Bio

Dr. Beicke received his BS in Pharmacy from Ohio Northern University in 1988 and
his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from The Ohio State University in 2001. Dr. Beicke
completed his residency in Dental Anesthesia at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine in
2007. He is a Diplomate of both The American Dental Board of Anesthesiology and
The National Dental Board of Anesthesiology. COL Beicke has been a member of
The Ohio Army National Guard for over 25 years. COL Beicke served two tours of duty
in Baghdad, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He is currently the State
Dental Surgeon for the OHARNG and the Deputy Commander for Clinical Services
for the OHARNG Medical Detachment.
Lawson A. Wilkinson
DMD
Bio

Dr. Wilkinson received his DMD from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental
Medicine and then completed the anesthesia residency at the University of Pittsburgh
School of Dental Medicine. He is a Diplomate of the ADBA and the ABDA, and is a member
of the dental staff at UPMC and Allegheny General Hospital.
Ashley Catalano
DMD
Bio

Dr. Ashley Catalano received her DMD degree from University of Pittsburgh in 2011.
She then completed a Medical Track GPR program followed by her anesthesiology
residency at Stony Brook University Medical Center. Following residency she
returned to Pittsburgh to join Ambulatory Anesthesia Associates.