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Dr. Raphael Cartagena, MD

Dr. Raphael Cartagena, MD
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Dr. Rafael Cartagena is an anesthesiologist in Richmond, Virginia and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Henrico Doctors' Hospital and Southside Regional Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and has been in practice between 11-20 years. He is one of 17 doctors at Henrico Doctors' Hospital and one of 13 at Southside Regional Medical Center who specialize in Anesthesiology. Rafael Cartagena, MD, serves as a Regional Director and Chief of Anesthesia for NAPA. Prior to joining NAPA, Dr. Cartagena was the Vice Chairman at Total Anesthesia/Anesthesia Associates of Richmond. Dr. Cartagena a Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology. He received his medical degree from Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Cartagena fulfilled his residency at the Hospital of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. His professional affiliations include membership in the American Society of Anesthesiologists and Virginia Society of Anesthesiologists.
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