The Pediatric Anesthesia team at Massachusetts General Hospital for Children specializes in caring for children before, during, and after surgery and other procedures. Our team consists of board-certified anesthesiologists who specialize in pediatric anesthesia. At times, they work in conjunction with anesthesia residents and certified registered nurse anesthetists. The staff strives to put children and their families at ease while alleviating the discomfort and pain associated with surgery and other procedures.
Description of Services
- Anesthesia for surgery, MRI, CT, invasive radiology, radiation therapy, GI endoscopy, and other diagnostic and therapeutic procedures
- Consultations and follow-up care for surgery patients
- Consultations with pediatric surgeons in airway management, pulmonary and cardiovascular assessment and patient resuscitation
- Pain management in conjunction with Mass General’s Pain Management Team
- State-of-the-art monitoring systems and anesthesia equipment specially designed for the care of pediatric patients
The Pediatric Anesthesia team provides clinical anesthesia services at Massachusetts General Hospital for Children, Shriners Burn Institute, Boston, and the Francis H. Burr Proton Therapy Center.
Pediatric anesthesia research activities cover a wide spectrum of topics. Members of the division perform basic science research focusing in two main areas:
1) the study of fundamental mechanisms of lung injury in the pediatric population and development of novel therapies for pulmonary vascular disease;
2) the study of apoptosis ("programmed cell death") in muscles following critical illness, with the goals of characterizing the mechanisms of skeletal muscle dysfunction and providing therapeutic options to improve muscle function.
Clinical studies include pharmacotherapeutics in critical illness, with specific focus on burned patients, as well as pharmacokinetics of new drugs in the pediatric population.
MassGeneral Hospital for Children Anesthesia