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Donald Harry Shaffner, MD

Director, Pediatric Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine Division
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
Male
Appointment Phone

410-955-6412

Main Location

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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Titles

  • Director, Pediatric Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine Division
  • Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Centers & Institutes

  • Children's Center

Expertise

Critical Care Medicine

Research Interests

Mechanisms involved in neurologic injury from global ischemia caused by cardiac arrest and resuscitation; Prevention of post-injury hyperthermia in children with head trauma; Neurologic injury from global ischemia caused by cardiac arrest and resuscitation

Biography

Dr. Donald H. Shaffner is an associate professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine and pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is an expert in critical care medicine. Dr. Shaffner serves as the director of the Pediatric Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine Division at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Dr. Shaffner earned his M.D. from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He completed a residency in pediatrics at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital and a residency in anesthesiology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Shaffner performed a fellowship in pediatric anesthesia and critical care at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

His research interests include the mechanisms involved in neurologic injury from global ischemia caused by cardiac arrest and resuscitation, the prevention of post-injury hyperthermia in children with head trauma and the neurologic outcomes of children who survive cardiac arrest.

Dr. Shaffner is a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He has published numerous articles on CPR and has been both moderator and speaker at national CPR meetings.

Languages

  • English

Memberships

Member, Society of Critical Care Medicine

Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics

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