Guardian Anesthesia Services utilizes the Care Team Model to provide the highest level of anesthesia care. The Care Team Model is recognized by the American Society of Anesthesiologist and American Association of Nurse Anesthetist as a collaborative and effective model of providing safe anesthesia. GAS capitalizes on the strengths of each team member’s skill set to facilitate communication, obtain excellent clinical outcomes and enhance patient and surgeon satisfaction.
Dr. Patrick Koons
Clear Lake Regional Medical Center Chief of Anesthesia
“As managing partner, I think the greatest strength of Guardian Anesthesia is our team approach. As a team of physician anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists, we work together, respect each other and collaborate to care for patients and therefore, have excellent outcomes.”
Dr. Koons is a 1999 anesthesia residency class graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. In 2000, he completed a fellowship in critical care medicine. Dr. Koons has worked at Clear Lake Regional Medical Center since 2006 and in 2012 founded Guardian Anesthesia Services. Dr. Koons now serves as the Chief of Anesthesia at Clear Lake Regional Medical Center.
Dr. Johan Trautmann
Bay Area Surgicare Center Medical Director
“At our surgery centers, efficiency is key. We specialize in fast turnovers, expedient; patient centered; and comfortable procedures, and maintaining patients advancing through the recovery phase. Our team works tirelessly and creatively to accommodate patients who desire personalized anesthesia for same day surgery cases.”
Dr. Trautmann graduated from University of Texas Medical Branch residency program in anesthesiology in 1994. He joined the medical staff at Clear Lake Regional Medical Center in 2006, and was crucial to the foundation of Guardian Anesthesia. He is now the Medical Director of Bay Area Surgicare Center, which functions as an outpatient surgical center arm of Clear Lake Regional Medical Center, and also Gramercy Outpatient Surgery Center.
Guardian Anesthesia Services Chief CRNA
“Guardian Anesthesia Services has offered me the opportunity to advance my clinical skill set and leadership qualities. I enjoy the diversity of cases and work flow by working at both the hospital facility and surgery center.”
Mr. Domino graduated from University of Kansas nurse anesthesia program in 2000. He is particularly skilled at providing anesthesia care for neonatal and pediatric patients. Leroy enjoys the pace and team aspect of surgery center work, and also enjoys the diverse and complex care offered at our hospital facilities.
Dr. Queenie Wilkins
Pearland Medical Center Medical Director
Dr. Wilkins graduated medical school in 2010 from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX. She did her residency in anesthesiology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, and completed her training with a fellowship in pediatric anesthesiology at Texas Children's Hospital.
Dr. Wilkins joined Guardian Anesthesia Services as a pediatric anesthesiologist at Clear Lake Regional Medical Center. She was promoted to Medical Director of Pearland Medical Center in 2016.
Dr. Anjali Panjwani
Gramercy Outpatient Surgery Center Medical Director
“Gramercy Outpatient Surgery Center is a premier day surgery center in the heart of the Medical Center/West University area of Houston. Guardian Anesthesia is proud to work with some of the top ophthalmologists, retinal surgeons and oculoplastic surgeons in the city of Houston. We pride ourselves on our work ethic and our efficiency in the outpatient setting ensuring patients have a smooth experience from the start of the preoperative process to when they leave our recovery room. Our goal is to provide safe and compassionate care for every patient that we encounter.”
Dr. Panjwani graduated from Anesthesiology residency in 2008 from Northwestern University in Chicago, IL. She joined Guardian in 2015 as the Medical Director of Gramercy Outpatient Surgery Center.