Dr. Richard Marn


I didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life.

I had finished medical school. I was in a surgery internship and was on track to be a surgeon. Specifically, a urologist.

I had dreamt of being a surgeon since I was in 5th grade. It was something I had written in my middle-school journal, my bio for a 6th-grade class project, and would tell everyone I was going to be as such. I told my family and friends I would be one. I told my grandmother I would be one.

But, once in surgery internship….I didn’t like surgery. Once I was living it, it just didn’t resonate with me. I didn’t like the lifestyle, the attitudes, and brazenness.

I then started questioning my role in medicine, and if medicine was even right for me.

Richard Marn as a Kid

The Young Dr. Richard Marn

All those years of planning, strategizing, studying, test-taking, and interviewing…

...was it all for naught?

Hanging out in the Operating Room at John Hopkins

I was really lost. I felt I let everyone down. I felt I let myself down. But I also felt I duped myself, that I was being an imposter.

This was 2001.

A friend recommended anesthesiology residency. So, I took that first step.

As an anesthesiology resident, I excelled.

During my pediatric anesthesia rotation, I felt the tug.

As a pediatric anesthesiology fellow, I blossomed.

As a Board-Certified Pediatric Anesthesiologist in a major NYC academic hospital, I taught, lectured, earned awards, and led.

As a pediatric anesthesiologist, I was able to hone my expertise to excel at performing in-office dental and oral surgery sedations for children.

But, there was something more that was tugging at me. I knew I could impact people on an even more meaningful level.

I have found it.

I feel called to educate and train, especially in how to avert medical emergencies in dental and oral surgery offices. It's why I founded Blue Pacific Medical Simulation with my wife. 

My aspiration is Blue Pacific Medical Simulation not only saves lives, but also transforms the profession.

Teaching Pediatric Dentists


Positions & Hospital Appointments

Chief Executive Officer/ Chief Education Officer, Blue Pacific Medical Simulation (New York, NY)

  • Keeping patients safe in pediatric dental and oral surgery offices by significantly increasingdental and oral surgery team’s confidence and competence during a medical emergency viaState-of-the-Art medical simulation training. References available upon request. 
  • Co-created with wife, Jessica Marn, a pediatric dentist


Private Practice, New York Medical Anesthesia (New York, NY)

  • Focused on working only with high-excellence and impactful pediatric dental, oral surgery,and plastic surgery practices. References available upon request.


Co-Founder and Director, Division of Radiologic Anesthesiology, Department ofAnesthesiology, The Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai Medical Center (New York, NY)

  • Lead efficient and rapid 95% growth of new division from 110 cases/mo to 215 cases/mo over7 months while collaborating with surgeons/radiologists to meet their needs. 
  • Successfully recruited and onboarded anesthesiologists to new division, while testing,upgrading, and tailoring equipment to demands of each location.

2005 – 2016

Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics, The Icahn School ofMedicine at Mt. Sinai Medical Center (New York, NY)

  • Safely performed over 11,000 anesthetics (often high acuity) while teaching residents andmedical students

2005 – 2016

Notable Certifications & Training


ACLS (recertification)


PALS (recertification)


American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF) Surveyor


PALS Instructor

Board Certifications


American Board of Anesthesiology, Re-Certification


American Board of Anesthesiology, Pediatric Anesthesiology


American Board of Anesthesiology, Original Certification

Residencies & Fellowship


Fellow, Pediatric Anesthesiology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (Baltimore, MD)


Resident, Anesthesiology,
New York University (NYU) School of Medicine (New York, NY)


Intern, Surgery,
 University of Colorado School of Medicine (Denver, CO)



M.D., John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii School of Medicine (Honolulu, HI)


B.A., Magna Cum Laude, Chemistry, Washington University (St. Louis, MO)

Dr Richard Marn Resume
Speaker Engagements

January 2023

Speaker, ““Doctor, come quick!” Preparing your team to respond to life-threatening
medical complications”, CE-accredited virtual presentation, Institute for Continuing Dental
Education (ICDE), NY (Chad Gehani, DDS)

December 2022

Speaker, ““Doctor, come quick!” Preparing your team to respond to life-threatening
medical complications”, CE-accredited in-person presentation, Steinway Dental Study
Group, Queens, NY (Howard Kirchner, DDS)

November 2022

Speaker, “Protect your practice! Properly aligning your team for medical emergencies
during sedation & non-sedation pediatric cases”, CE-accredited in-person presentation,
Greater New York Dental Meeting (GNYDM)

February 2022

Speaker, “Medical Emergencies in your pediatric dental office + select topics”, CEaccredited virtual presentation, Sponsored by Pediatric Dentistry Study Club, NY Academy
of Pediatric Dentistry, Northeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry, & NY County Dental
Society, NY (Lois Jackson, DDS)

February 2022

Speaker, “Beyond Just CPR – Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office”, ADA-sponsored/
CE-accredited virtual presentation, Queens County Dental Society, NY (Chad Gehani, DDS)

October 2021

Speaker, “Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office”, CE-accredited in-person
presentation, Puerto Rico Dental Association, Queens, NY (Ivan Vazquez, DDS)

March 2021

Guest Speaker, Career Day, Pre-Med Club, East Brunswick High School; fielded questions
about Anesthesiology profession, Via Mrs. Kinney-Stein/Ms. Emily Chu (Student)

November 2020

Guest Panelist, Career Comparison Panel, Future Healthcare Professionals, Washington


Speaker, “Seizure First Aid”, presentation about seizures and what to do to 30+ K-12
teachers & administrators followed by Q&A, Garden School, Queens, NY


Speaker, “Drugs, Medications, and You”, presentation about drugs abuse to high school
students followed by Q&A, Garden School, Queens, NY


Marn R, Sickle Cell Disease and Anesthesia, Clinical Cases in Anesthesia (4th Edition), January 2014.

Sato RL, Wong JJ, Sumida SM, Marn RY, Enoki NR, Yamamoto LG, Efficacy of superactivated charcoal administered late (3 hours) after acetaminophen overdose, Am J Emergency Medicine, 21 (3): 189-91, May 2003

Goharderakhshan RZ, Sudilovsky D, Carroll LA, Grossfeld GD, Marn R, Carroll PR, Utility of intraoperative frozen
section analysis of surgical margins in region of neurovascular bundles at radical prostatectomy
, Urology, 59 (5): 709-14, May 2002

Professional Memberships

Society for Simulation in Healthcare

American Society of Anesthesiologists

New York State Society of Anesthesiologists

International Anesthesia Research Society

Society of Pediatric Anesthesia

Society of Ambulatory Anesthesia

Scientific Exhibits Presentations

Marn, R. Drugs, Medications, and You, High School drug abuse presentation, Garden School, Jackson Heights, NY,
April 2016

Boggs S, Frost E, Feinleib J, Marn R. Anesthesiologists as Operating Room Directors: Results of a Survey, Abstract
Presentation, American Society of Anesthesiologists, San Diego, CA, Fall Meeting 2015

Boggs S, Frost E, Marn R, Feinleib J. Anesthesiologists as Operating Room Directors: What Should Our Colleagues
Scientific Exhibit, New York State Society of Anesthesiologists’ (NYSSA) 68th Annual Post Graduate
, won “Honorable Mention”, New York, NY, December 2014

Connors NJ, Marn R, Howland MA, Nelson LS, Hoffman RS, Toxicokinetics of Intravenous Paracetamol Overdose
in a 13 Kg Girl
, Abstract Presentation, European Association of Poisons Centres and Clinical Toxicologists Congress, Brussels, Belgium, May 2014

Chu I, Rashid S, Marn R. Non Compaction Cardiomyopathy in an Infant for Emergent Laparoscopic Surgery, Abstract Presentation, Society of Pediatric Anesthesia, Las Vegas, NV, Spring Meeting 2013

Gal (Jonathan), Marn R. Right Pulmonary Agenesis and the Progression of its Pathophysiology After Treatment
with Intra-Thoracic Tissue Expander Insertion
, Abstract Presentation, Society of Pediatric Anesthesia, San Diego,
CA, Spring Meeting 2011

Wang C, Marn R. Repair of Tracheoesophageal Fistula in a Neonate Managed with a Caudally Placed Thoracic
Epidural Catheter
, Abstract Presentation, American Society of Anesthesiologist, Orlando, FL, Fall Meeting 2008

Marn, R, Sponseller, P, Njoku, D. Preoperative valproate and carbamazepine therapy dose not increase blood loss during spinal reconstruction and fusion surgery, Abstract Presentation, Society of Pediatric Anesthesia, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Winter Meeting 2004


2007 – 2008

Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award in Anesthesiology


May 2020-Present

Podcast Host, Health Careers with Dr. Marn. A weekly podcast for students introducing them to the multitude of healthcare-related careers via interviews healthcare professionals
from around the world


Lean Green Belt Training Certification course, Mt. Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital


Equipment Committee Member, Department of Anesthesiology, Mt. Sinai Medical Center


Preceptor to new, incoming CA-1 Anesthesiology Residents


Mentor, High School Senior Experience Internship Program (Bergen County Academies, NJ)

I would love to have him come back! And I would certainly suggest this to anybody moving forward in a dental office, just to keep themselves on top of how to prepare and how to manage emergencies.

Ann Lambert, DDS Pediatric Dentist

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