Jamie M. Zorn, MD

Obstetric Anesthesiology, Magee Womens Hospital of UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA

Anesthesiology, University of Connecticut, Farmington, CT

General Surgery Intern, Mayo Clinic Florida, Jacksonville, FL

Medical School
Wayne State University: School of Medicine, Detroit, MI

Bachelors of Science in Biology/Pre-Med, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Anesthesiology – American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA)
Medical Licensure in CT and MA

Professional Organizations
Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology (SOAP)
American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)
CT State Society of Anesthesiologists (CSSA)

Zorn J, Dalby PL.  Editorial review and commentary on “Repeated Simulation-based Training for Performing General Anesthesia for Emergency Cesarean Delivery: Long-term Retention and Recurring Mistake” by Ortner CM, Richebé P, Bollag LA, Ross BK, Landau R. Obstetric Anesthesia Digest. Volume 35(4), December 2015, p 224–225.

Lim G, Zorn JM, Dong YJ, DeRenzo JS, Waters JH.  “Subdural Hematoma Associated With Labor Epidural Analgesia: A Case Series.”  Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2016 Sep-Oct;41(5):628-31.

Lim G, Zorn JM, Kotsis E, Dalby P, Waters JH.  “Brief Report: Use of Cell Salvage for Postpartum Hemorrhage during Vaginal Delivery.” (Case Series).  Blood Transfus. 2018 Nov;16(6):498-501.

Kotsis E, Zorn J, Lim KG. Chapter 52: Vessels: Coronary Artery Disease in Pregnancy and Peripartum Acute Coronary Syndrome (pp. 371-377). In: Advanced Perioperative Crisis Management, M. McEvoy and R. Kacmar (editors). Oxford University Press, London, UK, 2017.

Leadership Role(s)
Dr. Zorn serves as the co-director of Obstetric Anesthesiology at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center (Hartford, CT) and as the director of Obstetric Anesthesiology at Mercy Medical Center (Springfield, CT). He is also very involved in Anesthesiology resident medical education, having been awarded a Teacher of the Year award several years in a row by the University of Connecticut Anesthesiology Residents. Dr. Zorn has been on the Women and Infants Peer Review Committee at Saint Francis Hospital for several years.

Professional Interests
Dr. Zorn has particular interest in all aspects of Obstetric Anesthesiology with particular emphasis on labor analgesia and high-risk delivery. He greatly enjoys sharing his enthusiasm for Obstetric Anesthesia with the University of Connecticut Anesthesiology Residents and the Student Nurse Anesthetists (SRNA’s) that rotate through labor and delivery at Saint Francis with him.

Personal Interests
In his spare time, he enjoys travelling with his husband Tim and spending time at their home with their two rescue cats, Truffles and Ziti. At home he enjoys spending time watching television, computer gaming, indoor cycling, and home improvement.

Why did you decide to become a physician?
Coming out of medical school, I originally thought that I wanted to go into General Surgery, but came to realize during my intern year that that specialty did not fit my personality. Luckily, I had an Anesthesiology elective during my intern year (which I had sadly not had the pleasure of experiencing in medical school) and came to realize that the specialty was a much better fit for me. Over the course of residency, the unique challenges and satisfaction provided by obstetric anesthesia spoke to me and after residency I decided to pursue a fellowship in Obstetric Anesthesiology at one of the larger labor and delivery centers in the nation.

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