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As a Doctoral prepared Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), Dr. Aquino has clinical expertise in pediatric anesthesiology and has a broad background in Nursing, with specific training in transgender health at the World Professional Association of Transgender Health (WPATH) Global Education Institute. His research includes understanding how gender-affirming care and anesthesia management are associated with perioperative and adverse outcomes for gender-diverse youth and young adults having gender-affirming procedures.

Selected Publications

  1. Aquino, N.J.; Boskey, E.R.; Staffa, S.J.; Ganor, O.; Crest, A.W.; Gemmill, K.V.; Cravero, J.P.; Vlassakova, B. A Single Center Case Series of Gender-Affirming Surgeries and the Evolution of a Specialty Anesthesia Team. J. Clin. Med. 2022, 11, 1943. 
  2. Discepolo K, Aquino N. Considerations for Transgender Patients Requiring Dental Rehabilitation. J Dent Child (Chic). 2022 Jan 15;89(1):46-51. PMID: 35337400.
  3. Aquino, Nelson J. MS, CRNA; Ganor, Oren MD; Chrisos, Haley A. PA-C; Oles, Norah BS; Boskey, Elizabeth R. PhD, MPH, LICSW Perioperative Issues with Gender-Diverse Youth, Journal of Pediatric Surgical Nursing: 1/3 2021 - Volume 10 - Issue 1 - p 23-31 doi: 10.1097/JPS.0000000000000282
  4. Oles, Norah BS; Ganor, Oren MD; Aquino, Nelson J. MS, CRNA; Boskey, Elizabeth R. PhD, MPH, LICSW. Surgical Affirmation for Gender-Diverse Youth. Journal of Pediatric Surgical Nursing: 1/3 2021 - Volume 10 - Issue 1 - p 32-39 doi: 10.1097/JPS.0000000000000279
  5. Van Rooyen, C., Aquino, N.J., Tollinche, L.E. et al. Perioperative Considerations for Gender-Affirming Surgery. Curr Anesthesiol Rep (2023). 
  6. Aquino NJ, Goobie SM, Staffa SJ, Eastburn E, Ganor O, Jones CT. Implementation of an Enhanced Recovery after Surgery Pathway for Transgender and Gender-Diverse Individuals Undergoing Chest Reconstruction Surgery: An Observational Cohort Study. Journal of Clinical Medicine. 2023; 12(22):7083. [2]