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Rafael Ortega, MD, is the Chief of Anesthesiology at Boston Medical Center (BMC) and the Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology at Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine. A native of the Dominican Republic, Dr. Ortega received his medical degree from Universidad Nacional Pedro Henriquez Urena in Santo Domingo, and has been practicing as an anesthesiologist for more than 30 years. Dr. Ortega has served on various committees with the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the Massachusetts Society of Anesthesiologists and the Wood Library Museum. He has published a variety of papers, book chapters, and multimedia programs on a broad range of topics including airway management, operating room hazards, and the history of his specialty. Dr. Ortega is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, promoting relations among all groups, and inspiring students and faculty to learn from each other while appreciating their differences.

  • Especialidades

    Cardiac and thoracic anesthesia, education in anesthesiology, health equity, diversity, equity & inclusion

  • Idiomas

  • Título Administrativo

    Professor and Chief of Anesthesiology, Boston University Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine. Assistant Dean, Diversity and Inclusion, Boston University Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine.

  • Residencia

    Anesthesiology, Boston University Medical Center, 1982-1985
  • Certificaciones de la Junta

    Anesthesiology, American Board of Anesthesiology