At Shriners Hospitals for Children—Cincinnati, the health and safety of our patients, families, volunteers and staff is our top priority. With the rapidly evolving situation regarding coronavirus (COVID-19,) we are closely monitoring local health departments and The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC,) and are actively following their recommendations.

We are working diligently to reschedule appointments postponed during the quarantine. We also understand you may feel some anxiety about bringing your child into the hospital. Our plans to restart routine care have been thoughtfully developed and implemented to keep everyone safe. We are also scheduling some appointments for new patients. If you have any questions, please call the hospital at 855-206-2096.

Families that have appointments of any kind are asked to arrive with ONLY ONE parent or guardian and no additional family members or guests.

When you arrive for your appointment, if you and your child are not already wearing a mask, you will receive one. You will both be screened for illness and will notice new safety precautions in place to promote clean hands, a clean environment, and social distancing.

We are here for you, and look forward to seeing you soon.


Thomas James, M.D., Certified Anesthesiologist

Thomas James, M.D.

Thomas James, M.D.

Thomas James, M.D., is an anesthesiologist for Shriners Hospitals for Children — Cincinnati and is board certified by the American Board of Anesthesia. He received an undergraduate degree in biology from Dennison University and earned a medical degree from University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He completed his internship at University Hospital in internal medicine and completed a residency in anesthesia at University Hospital.

Areas of special interest to Dr. James include obstetrical anesthesia and pediatric burn critical care.

Dr. James is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Society of Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology, Ohio Society of Anesthesiologists, and the American Burn Association.



  • Internship, University of Cincinnati University Hospital, Internal Medicine
  • Residency, University of Cincinnati University Hospital, Anesthesia
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