Our doctors

Michael “Mick” Austin, MD
Director

Medical school – University of Oregon
Pediatric residency – Children’s Hospital Oakland
Pediatric Intensive Care fellowship – Children’s Hospital Oakland
Anesthesiology residency – University of California, San Diego
Children’s Anesthesia Medical Group (CAMG) – joined 1985
CAMG, Dental Practice – founding member 1996
Children’s Dental Anesthesia Group – founding member 2009

“I think children get the best care when their caregivers, their Dentist, their Dental Assistant, their Anesthesiologist, can give the child that care in a setting that is relaxed and conducive to state of the art care. Also, it helps to have all the equipment and supplies with which the Dentist is accustomed to working. For the healthy child, that place is the private dental office of their Pediatric Dentist. Since its inception in 1996, Children’s Dental Anesthesia Group has cared for thousands of children in the cozy offices of their private Pediatric Dentist. I wouldn’t have it any other way.”

Mark Escajeda, MD, FAAP

Medical school – University of Illinois at Chicago
Pediatric residency – University of Texas Medical Branch
Anesthesiology residency – University of Texas Medical Branch
Pediatric anesthesiology fellowship – UCSF/Children’s Hospital Oakland
Children’s Anesthesia Medical Group (CAMG) – joined 1997
CAMG, Dental Practice – joined 1999
Children’s Dental Anesthesia Group – founding member 2009

“Bringing high-quality anesthesia to the offices of our Dentists complements the high-quality care those offices already provide. Office-based anesthesia reduces travel times for families, allows personalization of care focused on each child as an individual, and results in faster discharges home. But for our group to be able to do all this while maintaining the standards to which we hold ourselves in the hospital setting makes our dental practice special.”

Mona Goldfine, MD

Medical school – Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Pediatric residency – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Neonatology fellowship – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Anesthesiology residency – Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Pediatric anesthesiology fellowship – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Children’s Anesthesia Medical Group (CAMG) – joined 1991
CAMG, Dental Practice – joined 1997
Children’s Dental Anesthesia Group – founding member 2009

Claire M. Hargrove, MD

Medical school – University of Texas Southwestern
Anesthesiology residency – NY-Presbyterian Hospital/Cornell Med. Center
Pediatric Anesthesiology fellowship – Childrens Hospital Los Angeles
Children’s Anesthesia Medical Group (CAMG) – joined 2005
CAMG, Dental Practice – joined 2008
Children’s Dental Anesthesia Group – founding member 2009

“I enjoy the opportunity to provide a safe anesthetic in the least traumatic setting possible for children with challenging dental needs. My goal is to work with families and their dentists to make their experience as pleasant as possible while maintaining strict vigilance with utmost concern for safety.”

Maurine Heard, MD

Medical school – University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Pediatric residency – Children’s Hospital Cincinnati
Anesthesiology residency – University of Cincinnati
Pediatric Anesthesiology fellowship – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine fellowship – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Children’s Anesthesia Medical Group (CAMG) – joined 1987
CAMG, Dental Practice – joined 2000
Children’s Dental Anesthesia Group – founding member 2009

David Mead, MD

Medical school – University of Southern California
Anesthesiology residency – University of California, Davis
Pediatric Anesthesiology fellowship – Seattle Childrens Hospital
Children’s Anesthesia Medical Group (CAMG) – joined 1994
CAMG, Dental Practice – joined 1997
Children’s Dental Anesthesia Group – founding member 2009

Nancy F. Sandoval, MD

Medical school – Stanford University
Anesthesiology residency – Stanford University Hospital
Pediatric Anesthesiology fellowship – Boston Children’s Hospital
Children’s Anesthesia Medical Group (CAMG) – joined 2005
CAMG, Dental Practice – joined 1999
Children’s Dental Anesthesia Group – founding member 2009