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Donald Harry Shaffner Jr, M.D.

Donald Harry Shaffner Jr, M.D.

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  • Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
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Expertise

Anesthesiology, Critical Care

Research Interests

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

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Outside of Maryland & Washington D.C.

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Locations

The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)

Appointment Phone: 410-955-6412
1800 Orleans St.
Sheikh Zayed Tower
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Fax: 410-502-5312

Background

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 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 pediatric 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, the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the American Heart Association, 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.

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Titles

  • Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Departments / Divisions

Centers & Institutes

Education

Degrees

  • MD; University of Virginia School of Medicine (1982)

Residencies

  • Pediatrics; Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (1985)
  • Anesthesiology; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1989)

Fellowships

  • Pediatric Anesthesiology; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1990)
  • Pediatric Critical Care Medicine; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1990)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Anesthesiology (Anesthesiology) (1990)
  • American Board of Anesthesiology (Pediatric Anesthesiology) (2013)
  • American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatric Critical Care Medicine) (1990)
  • American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatrics) (1986)

Activities & Honors

Memberships

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
    Fellow
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
    Member
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