Vanessa A. Olbrecht, MD

Vanessa Olbrecht

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Dr. Olbrecht graduated as class valedictorian and Alpha Omega Alpha from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 2007. She completed her internship in General Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital in 2008 before transitioning to her anesthesia residency at the same institution. She joined the faculty at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in 2012 after finishing her pediatric anesthesia fellowship at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. She received her MBA from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. At Cincinnati Children's, she was an Associate Professor in Anesthesiology and Pediatrics and the Director of Quality Improvement and Accreditation for Procedural Sedation for the hospital, the Associate Director of Research for the Department of Anesthesiology, and the Clinical Director of the Procedure Center. Dr. Olbrecht joined Nationwide Children's Hospital in the summer of 2021 as the Vice Chair of Quality Improvement and Development and is helping to lead the Fetal Care Center project.

See Vanessa A. Olbrecht’s Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Academic and Clinical Areas
Awards, Honors & Organizations
  • Young Investigator Award, Society for Pediatric Anesthesia, 2016
  • Young Investigator Award, Society for Pediatric Anesthesia, 2013
  • Fellow, The American Society of Anesthesiologists, 2021 - Present
  • Board of Directors, The Society for Pediatric Sedation, 2020 - Present

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital: 09/01/2021

Board Certifications
  • Anesthesiology
  • Pediatric Anesthesiology
Fellowship Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Date Completed: 09/11/2012
Residency Massachusetts General Hospital Date Completed: 09/11/2011
Internship Massachusetts General Hospital Date Completed: 06/27/2008
Medical School Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Date Completed: 05/17/2007
Undergraduate School Cornell University Date Completed: 05/30/2003
Clinical Interests
  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • Fetal Anesthesia
  • General Anesthesia
Professional Experience

2012 - 2021 Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Associate Professor

Research Funding
NIH NCCH 1R34AT011218-01A1

Feasibility and acceptability of biofeedback-based virtual reality for postoperative pain management in children and adolescents, Principal Investigator


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Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine