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Administering anesthesia is a highly precise science where safety is top priority. The pediatric anesthesiologists at St. Christopher’s combine their unique skills, judgment and compassion to meet the physical and emotional needs of children. Anesthesia is routinely administered for neonatal surgeries including open- and closed-heart procedures, major burns, spinal fusion, direct laryngoscopy and bronchoscopy, intracranial procedures and renal transplantation.

In the operating room, healthy children receive the same standard of care provided to critically ill children. As the Department of Anesthesia staff members help prepare and protect delicate infants and children undergoing surgical and diagnostic procedures, they also devote their attention and skills to comforting both patients and family members.

The Department's pediatric anesthesia fellows, visiting anesthesia residents, pediatric residents on elective at St. Christopher's and nurse anesthesia students are closely supervised by board-certified anesthesiologists who specialize in pediatric anesthesia.

Our Team

St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia has highly qualified experts who are specially trained to work with the individual and unique needs of infants and pediatric patients.  The team is led by Roy Schwartz, MD, Chief, Section of Anesthesiology.  To view a list of our specialists, click here.


For more information, please call (215) 427-5220.


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