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Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia

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Relief and Comfort Wherever and Whenever Your Child Needs It

Keeping your child comfortable and pain-free with anesthesia is essential when a heart problem requires testing or therapy. Your care team may use anesthesia to prepare your child for surgery, a procedure or an imaging test when it is important for your child to stay still and relaxed.



Meet Our Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia Experts


World-Class Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia

Our pediatric cardiac anesthesia team delivers care right alongside your family and child at Johns Hopkins Children's Center. Our anesthesia team collaborates with you to develop personalized treatment plans for your child. In the operating room, the pediatric cardiac anesthesiologist’s primary focus is to keep your child safe and pain free, supporting them through their surgery.

In addition to continuous monitoring and emphasis on safety, we offer:

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Extra training

Our doctors undergo additional training, longer than most practitioners who provide anesthesiology for children with heart problems.

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Vast experience

The large number of children we treat, and the range of conditions we care for mean that even the most unusual anesthesia challenges are familiar to us.

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Continuity of care

Working seamlessly with the pediatric cardiac intensive care unit (PCICU), our team supports your child through each stage of his or her treatment, regardless of where it happens within the hospital.

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Familiar faces

The same people who provide anesthesia in the operating room provide sedation during diagnostic procedures so your child sees the same faces throughout their care, including the PCICU during recovery. 

    US News & World Report: Best Children's Hospitals, Cardiology & Heart Surgery, 2021-22

    Nationally Ranked

    Named a Best Children’s Hospital 2022–23 
    by U.S. News & World Report.

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