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Tara Hata, MD

Tara Hata, MD
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Department Pediatric Anesthesiology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Children & Adolescents Only
Languages English
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About Tara Hata, MD

Tara Hata, MD is a Staff Physician in the Department of Pediatric Anesthesiology within the Anesthesia Institute at Cleveland Clinic’s Main Campus.Dr. Hata’s specialty area is Pediatric Anesthesia.

Dr. Hata is a Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology, and is also board certified in Pediatric Anesthesia.She earned her medical degree at the University of Iowa where she also completed a residency in anesthesiology.She completed her Pediatric Anesthesia Fellowship at the University of Missouri-Columbia.Prior to coming to the Cleveland Clinic in 2011, she held faculty positions at the University of Missouri-Columbia and then at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

She has a special interest in medical education, with a long history of involvement with medical student, resident, and fellowship education programs.

Dr. Hata’s clinical interests include anesthesia for fetal surgery during pregnancy.She is currently the Pediatric Anesthesia Head for the new Fetal Surgery Program, which performed their first surgery in February 2019.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Missouri Hospitals & Clinics
Pediatric Anesthesia
Columbia, MO

Residency - University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Iowa City, IA

Medical Education - University of Iowa College of Medicine
Iowa City, Iowa

Undergraduate - University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa

Professional Highlights

  • Publications:

    1. Hata T:Preparation and Intraoperative Management of the Pediatric Patient. Pediatric Annals, August, No 8, pp 471-481, 1997.

    2. Hata T, Todd M: Cervical Spine Considerations when Anesthetizing Patients with Down Syndrome. Anesthesiology, V 102, No 3, Mar 2005

    3. Parsons DS, Hata T:Pediatric Airway Anesthesia and Endoscopy. Chapter 5. Pediatric Otolaryngology for the General Otolaryngologist. Editor Andrew J. Hatlling, M.D. and James Stankicwicz, M.D. Publisher Igak Shoin Medical Publishing, Inc. 1996.

    4. Hata T, Moyers J: Preoperative Evaluation and Management. Chapter for Clinical Anesthesia, 5th , 6th, 7th, 8th Editions.Editor Paul Barash, Bruce Cullen, Robert Stoelting. Lippincott Williams & Wilkens, Philadelphia 2017


  • Anesthesiology
  • Anesthesiology - Pediatric Anesthesiology

Awards & Honors

  • University of Iowa Anesthesia Residency Teacher of the Year Award, 1997
  • University of Iowa Anesthesia Faculty Advisor, Educator, Mentor Award, 2009
  • Cleveland Clinic Pediatric Anesthesiology Teacher of the Year Award, 2019
  • Best Doctors Award, 2009 - Present


  • American Society of Anesthesiology
  • International Anesthesia Research Society
  • Society of Pediatric Anesthesia
  • Ohio Society of Anesthesia
  • American Medical Society
Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 7/8/2024, Dr. Hata has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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