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Joanne Emily Shay, M.D.

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Director, Pediatric Remote Anesthesiology Division

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine


Languages: English, French

Expertise: Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine

Research Interests: Medical acupuncture; Remote anesthesia services for diagnostic studies and non-operative procedures in children and patients with special needs; Acupuncture for the treatment of pain in children; Peripheral nerve blocks in children; Business of medicine; Regional anesthesia and peripheral nerve blockade for acute pain in children; Pediatric pain management in the developmentally disabled population more

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)


1800 Orleans St. Sheikh Zayed Tower Baltimore, MD 21287 map

Fax: 410-502-5312

Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center


601 N. Caroline St. Baltimore, MD 21287 map

Phone: 410-955-1300 | Fax: 410-955-1003


Dr. Joanne Emily Shay is an assistant professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her areas of clinical expertise include anesthesiology.

Dr. Shay serves as the director of Pediatric Remote Anesthesiology Division at the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine.

A native New Yorker, Dr. Shay attended college and medical school at the University of Chicago. She completed her residency at the University of Chicago and returned there after a pediatric anesthesia fellowship at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. She earned her M.B.A. from the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.

Dr. Shay was on the faculty at D.C. Children’s for a number of years before entering private practice. She missed the academic environment and joined the faculty at Johns Hopkins.

Her research interests include pediatric pain management in the developmentally disabled population, medical acupuncture for pain, regional anesthesia and peripheral nerve blocks in children and remote anesthesia services. more


  • Director, Pediatric Remote Anesthesiology Division
  • Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine



  • MD, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine (1986)


  • The University of Chicago / Anesthesiology (1989)


  • Children's National Medical Center / Anesthesiology (1990)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Anesthesiology / Anesthesiology-General (1991)
  • American Board of Anesthesiology / Pediatric Anesthesiology (2014)

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