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Sonia Saini, MD

Sonia Saini, MD
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Title Staff Anesthesiologist and Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at CCLCM
Department Anesthesiology
Primary Location Avon Hospital
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Avon Hospital
Primary Location

Avon Hospital

Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Acute Postoperative Pain Management
  • Anesthesia
  • Anesthesia Recovery
  • Anesthesiology
  • General Anesthesia
  • Geriatric Anesthesia
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Orthopedic Surgery Anesthesia
  • Pain Management
  • Pain Medicine
  • Regional Anesthesia
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About Sonia Saini, MD

Dr. Sonia Saini is a Staff Anesthesiologist at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Saini is Board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) and is a Diplomate of the ABA. She is also a Fellow of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (FASA).
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Acute Pain Management
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Management
Cleveland, OH USA

Fellowship - Dayanand Medical College and Hospital
Ludhiana, Punjab, India

Residency - Dayanand Medical College and Hospital
Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
Ludhiana, Punjab, India

Medical Education - Dayanand Medical College and Hospital
Ludhiana, Punjab, India

Additional Training

  • Anesthesiology Residency, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH. 2008-2011
  • Anesthesiology Internship, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH. 2007-2008
  • Anesthesiology Pre-Internship, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH. 2006-2007
  • Clinical Externship, Harry S Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital, Columbia, MO. 2005
  • Clinical Anesthesiology Fellowship, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, India. 2001- 2003
  • Residency in Anesthesiology and Critical Care (M.D.), Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, India. 1998-2000
  • Medical Internship, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, India. 1/1996-12/1996
  • Medical School (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery - M.B.B.S.), Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, India. 1991-1995
  • Undergraduate - Medical - HMV College, Jalandhar, India. 1988-1990

Professional Highlights

  • Diplomat of the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA Diplomat)
  • Diplomat of the National Board of Examinations of India  (D.N.B. Anesthesiology)
  • Life Member of the National Academy of Medical Sciences, India, (MNAMS) Anesthesiology 
  • Doctor of Medicine, Anesthesiology (MD). B.F. University of Health Sciences, India
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.S.). Punjab University, India


  • Anesthesiology

Specialty Interests

Acute Pain Management and Regional Anesthesiology, Acute Post-operative Pain management, Anesthesia for orthopedic procedures, Central Neuraxial and Peripheral Nerve Blocks, Ultrasound guided nerve blocks, Acute Pain Management, General Anesthesia, Anesthesia for abdominal procedures, Anesthesia for major Renal and Urologic procedures, Total Intravenous Anesthesia, Geriatric Anesthesia, Same Day Surgery, Outpatient Surgery, Ambulatory Anesthesia, Innovative ideas in healthcare, Innovative ideas in cost effectiveness/efficiencies/cost reduction, Healthcare management and Information systems, Continuous improvement of EHR/EMR, Peri-Operative Consultation, Pre-Anesthesia Consultation Clinic (PACC), Clinical excellence in Anesthesiology, Patient Safety and Quality Initiatives, Continuous Quality improvement initiatives.

Awards & Honors

  • Diplomat of the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA Diplomate)
  • Diplomat of the National Board of Examinations of India (D.N.B. Anesthesiology).
  • Diplomat presented by the Honorable Former President of India, Dr APJ .A. Kalam. 
  • Life Member of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of India, MNAMS (Anesthesiology) 


  • American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • Ohio Society of Anesthesiologists
  • American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
  • Society for Education in Anesthesia
  • Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists
  • American Medical Association
  • Indian Society of Anesthesiologists
  • Research Society of Anesthesiology and Clinical Pharmacology
  • International Society for the Study of Pain
  • International Anesthesia Research Society
  • Society of Anesthesia and Sleep Medicine
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 2/5/2021, Dr. Saini has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. 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.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

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