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Joshua Quick

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology; Cardiothoracic Anesthesiologist

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Joshua Quick, MD, FASA, FASE



Originally from Upstate New York, Dr. Quick completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at Siena College and his Doctorate in Medicine at New York Medical College, both in New York. Joining the US Navy while in medical school, he completed a Transitional Year Internship at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, CA and then completed US Navy Flight Surgeon training at the Naval Aerospace Medical Institute in Pensacola, FL. He performed the remainder of his active military service as a Flight Surgeon with the US Marine Corps based in North Carolina, during which time he deployed to the Persian Gulf aboard the USS Iwo Jima as part of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit.

Following completion of his active duty service, Dr. Quick transferred to the US Navy Reserve. He mobilized in 2018 for a 6 month deployment as the sole Anesthesiologist for the Expeditionary Medical Facility at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Africa. In 2019 he served 2 months aboard the hospital ship USNS Mercy during the Navy's response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. He is currently a drilling Commander in the Navy Reserve's Medical Corps and is the Officer in Charge of Naval Reserve New England Medical’s Detachment NLC based out of Groton, CT.

Completing his Anesthesiology Residency at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School and then his Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship at Tufts Medical Center/Tufts University School of Medicine, both in Boston, he is now a Cardiothoracic Anesthesiologist at VA Connecticut Health Care System and serves as the Head of Process Improvement for the Department of Anesthesiology and the Chair of the Blood Usage Committee. He is also an Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology at Yale School of Medicine and is the current Treasurer for the Association of Veterans Affairs Anesthesiologists.

He is board certified in Anesthesiology, Adult Cardiac Anesthesiology, and Advanced Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography, and is a Fellow of both the American Society of Anesthesiologists and the American Society of Echocardiography. Dr. Quick is also a certified instructor in the American College of Surgeons' Advanced Trauma Life Support program.

Education & Training

  • Fellow
    Tufts Medical Center (2015)
  • Resident
    Massachusetts General Hospital (2014)
  • Intern
    Naval Medical Center San Diego (2007)
  • MD
    New York Medical College, Medicine (2006)
  • BS
    Siena College, Biology (2002)


  • Board Certification
    AB of Anesthesiology, Adult Cardiac Anesthesiology (2023)
  • Board Certification
    National Board of Echocardiography, Advanced Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography (2016)
  • Board Certification
    AB of Anesthesiology, Anesthesiology (2015)


  • Clinical Care
    West Haven, CT, United States 2015
    Cardiothoracic Anesthesiologist

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Fellow of the American Society of AnesthesiologistsAmerican Society of Anesthesiologists2021
Navy and Marine Corps Commendation MedalUnited States Navy2019
Fellow of the American Society of EchocardiographyAmerican Society of Echocardiography2017
Navy and Marine Corps Commendation MedalUnited States Marine Corps2011
Navy and Marine Corps Achievement MedalUnited States Marine Corps2009
Fox FlagNaval Aerospace Medical Institute2008
Apha Omega AlphaAlpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society2005

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