• Juhan Paiste, M.D., MBA, CPE has been named interim chair of the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine.

    A native of Estonia, Paiste was recruited to UAB in 2014 from Pennsylvania where he was president of a private anesthesiology practice to serve as the vice chair and division director for Multispecialty Anesthesia Services. Since joining the faculty, Paiste has also taken on the role of associate chief medical officer for perioperative and procedure areas, executive medical director of operating rooms and co-chair of the Perioperative Services Executive Committee.

    An accomplished public speaker at both the local and national level, Paiste is also active in the American Society of Anesthesiology, International Anesthesia Research Society, Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologist and Medical Group Management Association.

    Paiste earned his medical degree at the University of Tartu in Estonia in 1988 before completing internships in surgery. He continued medical training in anesthesiology residency and fellowship in advanced clinical anesthesiology, both at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He joined the University of Pittsburgh faculty as an assistant professor in 1999, before joining Penn State Hershey Medical Center as a clinical assistant professor and associate professor from 2003-2014 before being recruited to UAB in 2014.

    He earned an MBA from the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh in 2001 and a designation as a Certified Physician Executive from the American College of Physician Executives in 2010.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2018 Enhanced Recovery After Surgery: Intraoperative Fluid Management Strategies.Surgical Clinics of North America.  98:1185-1200. 2018
    2017 Enhanced Recovery After Surgery in the Setting of the Perioperative Surgical Home.International Anesthesiology Clinics.  55:135-147. 2017
    2001 Minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass surgery under high thoracic epidural.Anesthesia and Analgesia.  93:1486-1488. 2001
    2001 Minimally invasive coronary bypass without general endotracheal anesthesia.Annals of Thoracic Surgery.  72:1380-1382. 2001
    2001 Unsuccessful placement of transesophageal echocardiography probe because of esophageal pathology.Anesthesia and Analgesia.  92:870-871. 2001


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    2012 Conversion to ICD-10. Implications for Anesthesiologists and Their Practices..  Ed. 30.  2012


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    2017 The perioperative surgical home: The new frontier.  785-797. 2017

    Education And Training

  • Doctor of Medicine, Foreign University
  • Presbyterian Hospital, Internship 1994
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center CVO, Residency 1997
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center CVO, Postdoctoral Fellowship 1998
  • Full Name

  • Juhan Paiste
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