Director’s Welcome

Thank you for visiting the Howard County General Hospital’s Anesthesiology and Critical Care (ACCM) website. As part of Johns Hopkins Medicine, our local family of Anesthesiologists and Nurse Anesthetists takes pride in delivering the most up to date and safest anesthetic care to Columbia and the broader Howard County community. In addition to supporting our hospital’s operating rooms, administering 12,000 anesthetic cases per year, our services encompass the care of laboring women on Labor and Delivery. Our clinical footprint reaches all parts of the hospital including the Emergency Room, Cath Lab, Interventional Radiology, Intensive Care Units, NICU, and beyond. We are always in-house and available 24/7, 365 days a year.

While providing excellent clinical care is at the heart of our mission, our department is also committed to supporting the resident education and scholarship goals of Johns Hopkins Medicine. Our providers are actively engaged in multiple quality and safety initiatives locally and system-wide to ensure that we continue to advance the healthcare that we deliver.

If you are planning to have surgery with us and have any questions or wish to request a consult, feel free to reach out to our main office. We look forward to hearing from you.

Clarita Dawson, MD
Division Chief
Department of Anesthesiology
Howard County General Hospital
A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine 

Division Faculty and Clinical Associates

Clarita Frazier Dawson, MD
Division Chief

Lori Ann Suffredini, DO
Assistant Division Chief

Nick Asemani, MD
Cheryl Burruss, MD
Cheryl Johnson-Bracey, MD
Shirley Duarte, MD
Mason Dunham, MD
Marcus Mitchell, MD
Athir Morad, MD
Allyson Morman, MD
Falin Patel, MD
Omolola Salaam, MD
Maurice Sheppard, MD
Leanne Summers, MD
Stephen Villanyi, MD
Emnet Walelu, MD
Daniela Wiggins, MD

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists

Erica Burns, MSN, CRNA
Lead CRNA

Israel Akpadiaha, CRNA
Kristin Bloomfield, CRNA
Kathleen Cox-Miller, CRNA
Carole Gardiner, CRNA
Joy Gonzalez, CRNA
Megan Kerwin, CRNA
Sue Kim, CRNA
Victoria Ladele, CRNA
June Middaugh, CRNA
Kira Plagge, CRNA
Vivian Richburg, CRNA
Verna Roman, CRNA
Jennifer Slade, CRNA
Joseph Udeh, CRNA

Contact Information

Howard County General Hospital
Department of Anesthesiology
11085 Little Patuxent Parkway
Medical Arts Building Suite 004
Columbia, MD 21044
Phone: 410-730-0099
Fax: 410-964-1345