James A. Dolak, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology

Emory University School of Medicine


Obstetric Anesthesiology (EUHM) and Obstetric Anesthesia Fellowship

Emory University Hospital Midtown

550 Peachtree St NE
2nd Floor MOT Bldg

Atlanta, Georgia 30308

Phone: 404-686-2747

Email: jdolak@emory.edu

Dr. James A. Dolak is the director of Obstetric Anesthesia at EUHM, as well as being the fellowship director of Obstetric Anesthesia at EUSOM. He is a member of the L&D Quality Enhancement Committee at EUHM. His clinical expertise and research interests include:  cardiac disease in pregnancy, coagulation disorders in pregnancy, multimodality post-cesarean pain relief and its maternal/neonatal impact, pharmacology of uterotonic agents, embolic disorders of pregnancy and musculoskeletal disorders in pregnancy (scoliosis, short stature).

Medical School: Case Western Reserve University SOM, Cleveland, OH

Internship: Transitional, Emory University SOM, Atlanta, GA

Residency: Anesthesiology, Emory University SOM, Atlanta, GA

Fellowship: Obstetric Anesthesiology, Emory University SOM, Atlanta, GA

Board Certification: American Board of Anesthesiology
  • Neuraxial anesthesia (CSE/epidural/SAB) in obstetric and non-obstetric cases
  • Non-obstetric surgery in the pregnant patient
  • Peripheral venous pressure measurement as an alternative to central venous pressure
  • Point-of-care testing for coagulation issues
  • Pharmacology of centrally- and peripherally-administered narcotics
  • Multimodality therapy for PDPHA
  • Anesthetic management of the morbidly obese patient
  • Anesthesia for gynecologic and breast cancer