As the Director of obstetrical anesthesia in a busy teaching hospital, Dr. Toledano, has had an accomplished academic career that rivals most. After graduating from medical school from Wake Forest University and anesthesia residency from University of Virginia, she completed a fellowship in obstetrical anesthesia at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Subsequently, she became Director of Obstetric Anesthesia at Tulane Medical Center. Currently, she acts as Director Obstetric Anesthesia at NYU Lutheran Medical Center.
An expert on all things obstetric, Dr. Toledano has written, presented posters, and lectured internationally on the gamut of OB topics, including physiologic adaptations to pregnancy, labor epidurals, failed regional anesthesia in obstetrics, complications from combined spinal-epidural anesthesia, preeclampsia, thrombocytopenia in pregnancy, maternal fever, obstetric emergencies, urologic emergencies in pregnancy, maternal catastrophes, local anesthetic systemic toxicity, non-obstetric surgery, malignancy in pregnancy, myasthenia gravis, von Willebrand’s disease, and HIV in pregnancy. She has authored of numerous chapters in major textbooks, including Schider and Levinson’s Anesthesia for Obstetrics and the Oxford Textbook of Obstetric Anaesthesia.
Her favorite topic – maternal hemorrhage during pregnancy – has recently become an area of funded research. She is presently conducting clinical trials in the use of transexamic acid to reduce obstetrical blood loss and an evidenced-based protocol for oxytocin use in vaginal delivery.
In addition, Dr. Toledano has served on numerous committees, including her current positions in her hospital’s Obstetrical Safety Steering Committee, OB Fellowship Committee, Quality Assurance Committee, Transfusion Medicine Committee, and Surgical Site Infections Committee. She is also a delegate for the New York State Society of Anesthesiologists.