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Iolanda Russo-Menna, MD, MEd, DABA

Associate professor of anesthesiology

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VCU Medical Center Main Hospital
1250 E. Marshall Street
Richmond, VA 23219
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Children's Pavilion
1000 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219
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VCU Medical Center Gateway Building
1200 E. Marshall Street
Richmond, VA 23219
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Areas of interest

Pediatric anesthesia
Cardiac pediatric anesthesiology
Adult anesthesiology


Dr. Russo-Menna joined the VCU faculty in fall 2001. She is an anesthesiologist, pediatric fellow trained at UPMC, providing anesthesia for pediatric surgical services. Research interests include anesthesia toxicity and promoting balance technique anesthetic especially for children with obstructive sleep apnea. Dr. Russo-Menna is a graduate of La Sapienza Medical School of Rome, Italy, and trained as anesthesiologist at New York University, NY, NY. She is bilingual in English and Italian. She earned a Master in Education at VCU in 2008, and her great interests are resident education, simulation and neonatal resuscitation program. Dr. Russo-Menna is a member of the American Society of Anesthesia, Society of Pediatric Anesthesia, Society of Education of Anesthesia and European Society of Anesthesia.


Education PhD: University of Chieti Gabriele D'Annunzio, ItalyMEd: Virginia Commonwealth University
Medical School La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
Residency New York University, NY, NY
Fellowship University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

Research interests

Clinical research Anesthesia toxicity Adult education Resident education Simulation


Russo-Menna I, Arancibia C. The Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome: report of a case. Minerva Anestesiologica. Feb. 2010; 76(2): 151-154.

Rice M, Russo-Menna I. Differential compartmentalization of brain ascorbate and glutathione between neurons and Glia. Neuroscience, Feb. 1998; 82(4):1213-122

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  • Specialty: Pediatric Anesthesiolog

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Clinical Interests

  • Pediatric anesthesia
  • Cardiac pediatric anesthesiology
  • PACE
  • Adult anesthesiology

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