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Anne M. Lynn, MD

Anne M. Lynn, MD


On staff since October 1981

Research Center: Center for Clinical and Translational Research

"Anesthesia administration can seem fairly anonymous, but helping a family and child through the procedures of anesthesia and surgery with the least amount of distress is very satisfying. There aren’t many specialties that tolerate singing as part of the job, either! I’ve spent part of my time studying safe perioperative pain relief with morphine or ketorolac, especially in infants. More recently, I’ve begun using acupuncture, which has the advantage of avoiding drug interactions. It’s very rewarding when infants or children respond to these treatments. I’ve also reached an age where I find personal satisfaction in teaching future anesthesiologists the clinical pearls of pediatric anesthesia."


Board Certification(s)
Pediatric Anesthesiology
Medical/Professional School
Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford
Pediatrics, University of Washington, Seattle
Anesthesiology, University of Washington, Seattle
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto
Research Description

Morphine handling and its respiratory effects in infants were initial studies looking at patients having cardiac surgery and then infants having other major surgeries.

More recently, I've studied ketorolac a non-steriodal anti-inflammatory agent, in infants following major surgery. Now I'm beginning to study the use of acupuncture both for pain relief and more broadly its use for wellness following surgery or significant illness. Identifying which patients are most able to benefit from the use of acupuncture would be very useful since acupuncture treatments are quite labor intensive.

Research Focus Area


Awards and Honors

Award NameAward DescriptionAwarded ByAward Date
SEATTLE MAGAZINE TOP DOCTOR - 2014Seattle Magazine 2014
The Best Doctors in AmericaListed in The Best Doctors in America 2011
University of Washington Medicine Award for Excellence in Mentoring Women and MinoritiesUniversity of Washington 2011


Commentary on Khalil study "Effect of IV ibuprofen in febrile pediatric patients"
Anesthesiology News , 2014
Acute unilateral enlargement of the parotid gland immediately post craniotomy in a pediatric patient: a case report.
Child's nervous system : ChNS : official journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery , 2010 Sep: 1239-42
Perioperative analgesic treatment in Latino and non-Latino pediatric patients.
Journal of health care for the poor and underserved , 2010 Feb: 229-36
Optimizing pediatric dosing: a developmental pharmacologic approach.
Pharmacotherapy , 2009 Jun: 680-90
Postoperative ketorolac tromethamine use in infants aged 6-18 months: the effect on morphine usage, safety assessment, and stereo-specific pharmacokinetics.
Anesthesia and analgesia , 2007 May: 1040-51, tables of contents
Epidural analgesia in a patient with an intrathecal catheter and subcutaneous pump to deliver baclofen.
Paediatric anaesthesia , 2006 Sep: 989-92
Summary proceedings from the neonatal pain-control group.
Pediatrics , 2006 Mar: S9-S22
A comparison of a needle-free injection system for local anesthesia versus EMLA for intravenous catheter insertion in the pediatric patient.
Anesthesia and analgesia , 2006 Feb: 411-4
Anesthesia and analgesia during and after surgery in neonates.
Clinical therapeutics , 2005 Jun: 900-21
Analgesia and anesthesia for neonates: study design and ethical issues.
Clinical therapeutics , 2005 Jun: 814-43
Ventilatory effects of morphine infusions in cyanotic versus acyanotic infants after thoracotomy.
Paediatric anaesthesia , 2003 Jan: 12-7
Is ethnicity associated with opioids side effects in children? A study on morphine pharmacokinetics and clinical response among surgical patients
Pediatric Anesthesia ,
Author's reply
Pediatric Anesth , : 7707


Presentations TitleEventLocationDate
Evidence-based Management of Acute Intraoperative Emergencies in ChildrenSPALas Vegas, NVMarch 16, 2013
Intensive Review of Pediatric AnesthesiaSociety for Pediatric AnesthesiaChicago, Il

Research Funding

Grant TitleGrantorAmountAward Date
GAS study participating centerNIH $32858 2010 - 2016

Primary Office

Seattle Children's
MB.11.500.3 - Anesthesia Administration
4800 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

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