About our Anesthesiologists

To keep things run smoothly during your surgery and maintain the highest standards of safety Joseph T Cruise, MD performs his surgeries at one place: Newport Beach Center for Surgery, which is Medicare Accredited. He primarily works with Dr. Choan. His bio is provided below.

Cedric Choan MD

CEDRIC CHOAN, MD Board Certified Anesthesiologist

Dr. Cedric Choan is board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiologists. He has been providing outpatient anesthesia to his patients at various ambulatory surgery centers throughout Orange county for the past 10 years.

Dr. Choan was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii and attended the University of Hawaii where he earned the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Biology. He completed his medical education at the Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana where he was bestowed the degree of Doctor of Medicine. His training consists of 2 years of general surgery residency followed by 3 years of anesthesia residency at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, California.

In 2000, after practicing at Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center and Saddleback Memorial Medical Center for 6 years, Dr. Choan changed gears and decided to concentrate solely on outpatients and refined his anesthetic technique to greatly benefit his patients who underwent same day surgery. He has developed his TIVA (total intravenous anesthesia) technique so that his patients would have a smooth and pleasant anesthetic experience. Nausea, vomiting and the dazed feeling many associate with general anesthesia are virtually eliminated. In fact, the majority are talking and coherent within 10-15 minutes after surgery.

Dr. Choan is happily married to Michelle and they have 5 children. He enjoys working in his garden and is a second degree black belt in Kempo.


February 24, 1965


1986-1990 M.D., Tulane University School of Medicine
1982-1986 B.A. Biology, University of Hawaii


1992-1995 Anesthesiology Residency, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
1991-1992 General Surgery Residency, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
1990-1991 General Surgery Internship, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center


California Physician License
DEA Controlled Substance License
Diplomate, American Board of Anesthesiology
ACLS Certified
PALS Certified


American Society of Anesthesiologists
California Society of Anesthesiologists
Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia

MICHAEL REINES, MD Board Certified Anesthesiologist

Michael Reines, MD is board certified anesthesiologist in Newport Beach, California. He is currently practicing outpatient anesthesia and is on the medical staff at Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and multiple ambulatory surgery centers in Orange County.

Following a brief career in engineering, Dr. Reines entered medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, in Detroit, Michigan. He was awarded the degree of Medical Doctor (MD) in 1990.

Dr. Reines then did his anesthesia residency at Northwestern University, in Chicago, Illinois. Specialized training included pediatric, obstetric, neurological, and cardiac and vascular anesthesia, as well as regional anesthesia techniques and chronic pain management.

At the completion of his training, Dr Reines moved to Manistee, Michigan where he was the Medical Director of the anesthesia department at West Shore Medical Center from 1994-2006. He was elected chief of medical Staff in 1997 and 1998.

Currently, Dr. Reines specializes in providing anesthesia for ambulatory surgery, focusing on optimal post-operative pain control, with special attention on avoidance of side effects such as nausea and vomiting.

Dr. Reines' wife, Kimiko Snider, MD, is a board certified family practitioner in Newport Beach. They have two boys, Adam and Jacob.


1986-1990 Wayne State University, Medical School
Detroit, Michigan
MD, Graduated June 1990

1980-1982 Columbia University, School of Engineering
New York, New York
BS, Mechanical Engineering, Graduated May 1982

1977-1982 Hobart College
Geneva, New York
BA, Mathematics, Graduated May 1982


1991-1994 Northwestern University, The Medical School
Chicago, Illinois
Anesthesiology Residency, Graduated 1994

1990-1991 MacNeal Hospital
Berwyn, Illinois


California Physician License
DEA Controlled Substance License
ACLS Certified
PALS Certified
Michigan Physician License
Certified,Supervisor and Operator Fluoroscopy
Florida Medical Doctor License


Staff Member, Fountain Valley Regional Hospital
Diplomat, American Board of Anesthesiology
American Society of Anesthesiologists
American Society of Regional Anesthesia
and Pain Medicine
Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation
International Anesthesia Research Society
Society for Ambulatory Anesthesiologists
California Society of Anesthesiologists
Michigan Society of Anesthesiologists