Dr. Yezerski with his wife and 2 children.

Dr. Yezerski

Dr. Yezerski is a Dentist Anesthesiologist/General Dentist certified to provide Deep Sedation / General Anesthesia by the Tennessee Dental Board and the Kentucky Board of Dentistry.

He received his undergraduate degree in Biology from Samford University and his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry.

Dr. Yezerski completed three years of anesthesia training in the CODA approved Dental Anesthesia residency program at Stony Brook University Medical Center in New York.

As Chief Resident of the Dental Anesthesia program, Dr. Yezerski completed rotations in Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Pediatric Medicine, Post-Anesthesia Care, and Office-Based Dental Anesthesia. He provided care for adult and pediatric patients across the spectrum of medical complexity, anesthetizing patients in the main operating rooms at Stony Brook University Medical Center and private office throughout Long Island and Manhattan, NY.

Dr. Yezerski lives in middle Tennessee with his wife and sons, and provides mobile anesthesia services throughout the state.

Both Dr. Yezerski and Dr Bradford maintain certifications in Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and Pediatric Advanced Life Support.

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Dr. Bradford

Dr. Bradford is a Dentist Anesthesiologist/General Dentist licensed by the Tennessee Board of Dentistry. She is certified by the Tennessee Board of Dentistry to provide Deep Sedation/General Anesthesia.

Dr. Bradford was born and raised in Cape Girardeau, MO—just a short 3.5-hour drive from Nashville. She received her undergraduate degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with emphasis in Biology, Chemistry, and Mathematics/Physics from Southeast Missouri State University and her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Indiana University School of Dentistry. After graduation from IU, she completed a one-year General Practice Residency at The Ohio State University prior to completing three years of anesthesia training: a one-year Dental Anesthesia fellowship at Indiana University followed by a two-year CODA approved Dental Anesthesia residency program at NYU Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY.

During her Dental Anesthesia residency program, Dr. Bradford completed rotations in Internal Medicine, Pediatric Medicine, Special Needs Anesthesia, and Office-Based Dental Anesthesia. Alongside her medical anesthesia counterparts, she provided anesthesia care for a diverse mix of adult and pediatric patients with a wide range of medical backgrounds at one of the busiest Level I Trauma Centers in Brooklyn. Her training involved anesthetizing patients in the Main OR Suite and Pediatric Dental Clinic at NYU Lutheran Medical Center. Beyond the hospital, Dr. Bradford provided care in a Dental Surgery Center designed to treat the Special Needs population in the Los Angeles area and private practice dental offices throughout New York City and the central Arizona area. During her final year of training, Dr. Bradford also served as Chief Resident for her program.

After completing her training, Dr. Bradford moved with her husband to Tennessee to join Dr. Yezerski and the NOBA team to provide anesthesia services in the Nashville area.

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Meet the Nurses

Kayla Hollins RN, BSN

Kayla is the Clinical Coordinator for Nashville Office-Based Anesthesia and oversees the daily operations of patient communication and scheduling. She continues her nursing with NOBA and as a Pediatric Nurse for Vanderbilt Children’s After Hours Clinic. Originally from Manchester, Tennessee, she now resides in Nashville with her husband and two children.

Certified in: Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Basic Life Support

Megan Gardner RN, BSN

Megan shares her nursing skills with the patients of NOBA when she is not working as a nurse in Vanderbilt Children’s Emergency Department. Megan has recently moved to Nashville from Louisville, Kentucky.

Certified in: Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Basic Life Support, Trauma Nursing Core Course, Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course

Chelsea Carter RN, BSN

Chelsea lends her nursing expertise to the patients of NOBA when she is not working in the Vanderbilt Children’s Emergency Department. Chelsea was raised in Brentwood, Tennessee.

Certified in: Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Trauma Nursing Core Course, Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course

Sarah Nash RN, BSN

Sarah brings her skills as a Flight Nurse for Vanderbilt LifeFlight to the patients of NOBA. Originally from England, Sarah has called Nashville home for six years.

Certified in: Pediatric Advanced Life Support—Instructor, Basic Life Support—Instructor, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Neonatal Resuscitation Program, Certified Emergency Nurse, Critical Care Registered Nurse, Emergency Medical Technician—Advanced

Karen Birdwell RN, BSN

Born and raised in Nashville, Karen shares her six years of Critical Care experience with NOBA’s patients when she is not working as Charge Nurse in the Medical/Surgical Intensive Care Unit at Centennial Medical Center.

Certified in: Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Basic Life Support

Chelsea Cash RN, BSN

Named Emergency Nurse of the Year by March of Dimes in 2013, Chelsea brings her valuable nursing experience to the NOBA team. With six years of nursing experience, Chelsea is currently Charge Nurse in the Pediatric Emergency Room at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital. Chelsea grew up in Nashville.

Certified in: Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course, Pediatric Critical Care Registered Nurse, Neonatal Resuscitation Program

Jim Youngblood, RN, BSN

Jim brings his experience of six years in Sumner County Emergency Medical Services and five years at Vanderbilt LifeFlight to the doctors and patients of NOBA. Jim is a Tennessee native, born and raise in White House and currently living in Franklin.

Certifications: Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Neonatal Resuscitation Program, Basic Life Support, Advanced Medical Life Support, Prehospital Trauma Life Support, Flight Paramedic-Certified

Kelsie Bottiggi, RN, BSN, BA

Brentwood, Tennesee native Kelsie Bottiggi works as a Pediatric Emergency Room Nurse at Monroe Carell Jr Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Her skills help all of our patients, from the youngest to the oldest, feel at ease. 

Certified in: Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Neonatal Resuscitation Program, Trauma Nursing Core Course, Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course