Luis E. Tollinche, MD

About Me

I am an anesthesiologist who joined the MSK faculty in 2005. I am grateful to serve as a clinician at a world-renowned cancer hospital alongside experts in medicine and academia. In addition to my clinical duties as an associate attending in the Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine, I serve myriad leadership roles and functions. I am Chair of Anesthesia Quality Assurance (QA) and serve as a co-chair on the hospital root cause analysis committee. I am the Director of Robotic Anesthesia and serve on both our Clinical Practice Committee and platform committees for two of our surgical floors in Memorial Hospital. On the state level, I serve dual roles on the New York State Society of Anesthesiologists where I am on the QA committee for the state and serve as alternate delegate for the District of Manhattan. On a national level, I am an oral board examiner for the American Board of Anesthesiology.  

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  • Clinical Expertise: Pediatric Anesthesiology; Thoracic Anesthesia; Urology; Robotic Anesthesia; General Anesthesia
  • Languages Spoken: English; Spanish
  • Education: MD, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
  • Residencies: Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School
  • Board Certifications: Anesthesiology; Pediatric Anesthesia

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Clinical Trials

As home to one of the world’s top cancer research centers, Memorial Sloan Kettering is typically involved in more than 900 clinical trials at a given time. Currently, clinical trials focused on the conditions I treat are enrolling new patients. If you’re interested in joining a clinical trial, click to learn about the trial’s purpose, eligibility criteria, and how to get more information.

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