Pediatrics

Welcome to our division of pediatric anesthesia at Georgetown University Hospital. Our rotation will give you the opportunity to manage patients ranging from premature neonates through adolescents undergoing various types of surgical or diagnostic procedures. Our division cares for approximately 200 pediatric patients per month, including about 80-100 under age three and 4-5 from the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Pediatric surgical care includes the subspecialties of urology, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, orthopedics, neurosurgery, general pediatric surgery and solid organ transplantation. Off site anesthesia is provided for some surgical procedures in the NICU and for non surgical procedures in radiology and radiation oncology.  

The pediatric rotation starts during the CA-1 year at Georgetown University Hospital follwed by a second rotation during the CA-2 year at Children's National Medical Center (CNMC). Additional elective months at CNMC are available during the CA-3 year. Residents become proficient in the airway management of infants and children. They learn essential skills including intravenous placement and regional techniques. As residents progress through training, they will develop an understanding of pediatric physiology and pathophysiology, including congenital heart disease.  They will develop the skills and experience to safely care for a wide range of pediatric patients.

Core Faculty at GUH:

Sudha Ved, M.D. Professor and Pediatric Division Chief
Bideshwar Kataria, MD. Professor
Kuntal Jivan, M.D. Assistant Professor
Vinh Nguyen, D.O. Assistant Professor
Mohebat Taheripour, M.D. Assistant Professor

Core Faculty at CNMC:

Ira T Cohen, M.D. Professor and Program Director.
Nina Deutsch, M.D. Associate Professor and Assistant Director of Education.
Sri Reddy, M.D. Assistant Professor and Assistant Director of Education.