Margaret "Peggy" Contrera CRNA, MSN

Margaret Contrera.



Phone: 216.368.4812


Cleveland Clinic Foundation/Frances Payne Bolton School of Nurse Anesthesia

Research Interests

  • Cardiovascular and Thoracic Anesthesia

Education Interests

  • Anatomy and physiology of the heart and vascular system; Valvular heart disease; Transcatheter aortic valve replacement; Coronary artery disease and perioperative myocardial Ischemia and infarction; Basic and advanced EKG; Transesophageal echo from the CRNA perspective; Practical anesthetic management of cardiac surgery; Mechanical circulatory assist devices; Anesthetic management of open and endovascular procedures on the aorta; Restrictive lung disease; Ventilator management; One- lung ventilation; antidysrhythmics drugs: Basic and advanced cardiac life support

Educational Background

  • Master of Science in Nursing: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio - Anesthesia Major
  • Certificate in Nurse Anesthesia -Cleveland Clinic School of Nurse Anesthesia, Cleveland Ohio
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, summa cum laude: The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

Recent Publications:

  • Contrera, M., Patterson, M., & Cushing, M. Anesthesia for Cardiac Surgery. In J. Nagelhout & K. Plaus (Eds.), Nurse Anesthesia. 5th ed. St. Louis: Elsevier; 2014: pp. 510-560
  • Contrera, M. & Cushing, M. Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement. AANA Journal. 2013; 81(5): pp. 309-408

Accreditations and awards

  • Cleveland Clinic/Case Western Reserve/Frances Payne Bolton School of Nurse Anesthesia
  • Del Portzer Award for Outstanding Clinical Instruction, 2012
  • Leadership and Service Award, 1996