Ambulatory Anesthesiologists of Chicago

Jay Kiokemeister, DO

As a leader in outpatient anesthesia, Ambulatory Anesthesiologists of Chicago, LLC ("AAOC") has 16 years of experience partnering with outpatient surgery centers to provide the highest quality and most efficient anesthesia services available. 

The group is presently comprised of both board-certified and board-eligible physicians and qualified CRNAs. We presently provide services to nine ambulatory surgery centers as well as providing pain management services at several locations.By focusing exclusively on the outpatient surgery environment, we have developed the expertise to provide outstanding,  

With over two decades of practice experience, Dr. Kiokemeister oversees clinical operations for AAOC and evaluates its clinical efficacy and quality of care. In his leadership role, Dr. Kiokemeister is also involved in monitoring and managing of performance-related initiatives within the organization. On daily basis, he manages AAOC's operations and scheduling, and directs a team of physicians and nurse anesthetists.     

1. Experience You Can Trust 

We will fulfill your need for effective and knowledgeable staff with clinical proficiency required to excel in an outpatient setting. All of AAOC physicians are are either board-certified or board-eligible with extensive experience in the ASC environment. 


2. Consistency 

We understand your need for consistency. A cohesive operating room team consisting of nurses and anesthesiologists is critical to the comfort and efficiency of the surgeons and the rest of the surgical team. As a result, we are dedicated to always provide a consistent core group of providers to the centers we work with.   


3. Safety and Quality  

We know that that safety and quality are the top priorities to our centers. To meet the highest quality of service we regard our quality improvement as an on-going process in partnership with the staff of our centers. Our efforts in quality control and improvement involve, but are not limited to, leading routine in-services on topics such as malignant hyperthermia, code blue drills, and care of obstructive sleep apnea patients.   

Our Mission

AAOC is contracted with Advocate/Humana, Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Medicare, and United Healthcare.  In its commitment to serve its centers, AAOC works to contract with payors identified as important to the centers' patients. 

COntracted Payers 

About Us

Dr. Kiokemeister has been the President of AAOC since 1999. He graduated from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1991. He completed his residency from Northwestern University Medical Center in Chicago, IL in 1995. He is board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology. 

Dr. Kiokemeister is currently the Medical Director of 900 N Michigan Surgical Center in Chicago and serves as the anesthesia representative on all medical executive committees of the surgery centers where AAOC provides services.   


Comprehensive anesthesia support you can trust.

efficient care tailored to the unique needs of outpatient surgery centers. 

All of our providers are BLS, ACLS, PALS certified. Many of our anesthesiologists are well trained in regional anesthesia to provide the orthopedic specialty with a variety of specific nerve blocks. 

The group is adept at managing the anesthesia needs of a dynamic surgical schedule and can make the necessary adaptations required to efficiently complete the surgical schedule for the day at your center.