Parviz David Soomekh, MD is a board-certified anesthesiologist with experience in providing anesthesia solutions to a wide range of surgical specialties since 2006, including Interventional Radiology, Obstetrics and Gynecology. He has extensive experience in administering anesthesia for ambulatory procedures, such as UFE, which requires moderate sedation and pain management.
Dr. Soomekh currently serves as Director of Anesthesia at the New York Eye Surgery Centers, Anesthesiologist-in-Chief at Posh Anesthesia Group and Attending Anesthesiologist at both the Brooklyn Endoscopy & Ambulatory Surgery Center and the New York Presbyterian Cornell Lower Manhattan Hospital. He received his medical degree and completed his residency in anesthesiology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. He has co-authored numerous scientific publications on anesthesia-related topics.
WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO PURSUE A CAREER IN MEDICINE?
I have always had a passion for the sciences (biology especially) and for helping others. It seemed that medicine was the natural and only choice for not just a career, but a meaningful life.
WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT BEING AN ANESTHESIOLOGIST?
Specializing in anesthesia, which combines critical care, general medicine, surgery, cardiology and pulmonology, allows me to help alleviate pain and anxiety of my patients at their most critical and vulnerable moments in their lives.
WHAT’S A WORK-RELATED ACCOMPLISHMENT THAT YOU’RE REALLY PROUD OF?
Being recognized with multiple awards over the years for excellence in anesthesia, not only by colleagues but most importantly, by patients I have had the privilege to serve.