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Lynn D. Martin, MD, MBA

Lynn D. Martin, MD, MBA

Anesthesia, Cardiac Surgery

On staff since February 1995

Children's Title: Director, Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

Research Center: Center for Clinical and Translational Research


Board Certification(s)
Medical/Professional School
University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Anesthesiology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore
Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore
Anesthesiology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore
Clinical Interests

Quality Improvement

Research Focus Area

Quality Improvement, Translational Research

Awards and Honors

Award NameAward DescriptionAwarded ByAward Date
SEATTLE MAGAZINE TOP DOCTOR - 2014Seattle Magazine 2014
Honorable Mention "Who's Who in Academia"News DigestApril 2013
Best DoctorsWashington MagazineSept. 2013
Best Doctors in AmericaWashington Magazine, Summer Edition 2012
Best Doctors in America 2007 - 2008Best Doctors, Inc. 2007
Top DoctorsSeattle Magazine 2007
Top DoctorsSeattle Magazine 2006
One of the Top Members in Profession in 2006Seattle Metropolitan Magazine 2006
Best Doctors in America 2003Best Doctors Inc. 2003
Elected MemberAssoication of University Anesthesiololgists 2002
Best Doctors in America 2002Best Doctors, Inc. 2002
Family Choice AwardParent Advisory Council, Seattle Children's Hospital 1999
Elected FellowAmerican College of Critical Care Medicine 1996
Teacher of the YearDept of Anesthesiology, National Naval Medical Center 1990 - 1991
Sorenson Memorial ScholarshipUtah State University 1977 - 1978


Interscalene Brachial Plexus Blocks under General Anesthesia in Children Is this Safe Practice? A report from the Pediatric Regional Anesthesia Network (PRAN).
Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine , July 2014: 39(4)279 283
National Pediatric Anesthesia Safety-Quality Improvement Program in the United States
Anesth Analg , 2014: 119112 121
Pediatric Sedation and Magnetic Resonance Imaging: the Potential for Motion Correction
Pediatric Anesthesia , 2014: 24453-465
Utilizing Integrated Facility Design (IFD to Improve the Quality of a Pediatric Ambulatory Surgery Center
Pediatric Anesthesia , 2013: 23634-638
Modification of anesthesia practice reduces catheter associated bloodstream infections: a quality improvement initiative
Pediatric Anesthesia , 2013: 23588-596
Video observation of changes in anesthesia place; a useful and reliable tool for quality improvement initiatives
Pediatric Anesthesia , 2013: 23627-633
Enhancing quality and safety in the operating room through checklist implementation
Pediatric Anesthesia , 2013
Striving for a zero-error patient surgical journey through adoption of aviation-style challenge and response flow checklists: a quality improvment project
Pediatric Anesthesia , 2013: 23571-578
Improving Medication Safety in the Operating Room
International Assembly for Pediatric Anesthesia meeting, Washington, DC , Oct. 11, 2012 - Oct. 12, 2012
Reducing Blood Stream Infections for The Anesthetized Child Through Continuous Performance Improvement (CPI) Methodology
, Feb. 2012
Reducing blood stream infections for the anesthetized child through continuous performance improvement (CPI) methodology
Society of Pediatric Anesthesiology , Feb. 2012
The Incidence of Positive Test Doses in Pediatric Regional Blockade: Data from the Pediatric Regional Anesthesia Network (PRAN)
Society of Pediatric Anesthesiology , Feb. 2012
The PRAN Investigators: Quality assurance and improvement: the Pediatric Regional Anesthesia Network
Pediatric Anesthesia , 2012: 22115-119
Anesthesia for Thoracic Surgery
In: Gregory's Pediatric Anesthesia, 9th Edition, Gregory G and Andropoulos D (eds), Wiley Blackwell , 2012: 569 - 587
While You Were Sleeping: Medikidz explains General Anaesthestics
Drager Brochure , Jan. 2012
Pediatric Regional Anesthesia Network: a multi-institutional study of the use and incidence of complications of pediatric regional anesthesia
Anesthesia & Analgesia , 2012: 1151353-1364
Anesthesia for Thoracic Surgery
Gregorys Pediatric Anesthesia, 9th Edition , 2012: 569-587
PACU Risks
Essentials of Neurosurgical Anesthesia & Critical Care , 2012: 559-564
Society for Pediatric Anesthesia: Improving Perioperative Care for Children
American Society for Anesthesiology Newsletter , 2012: 76(11)54-55
A3 Quality Improvement Project: Perioperative Antibiotics
, Oct. 13, 2011 - Oct. 19, 2011
Asleep vs Awake: Regional Block complications by Patient State at the Time of Block
, April 1, 2011 - April 2, 2011
Neuraxial Blockade in Children: Analysis of Complications Recorded Over the First Two Years of the Pediatric Regional Anesthesia Network (PRAN)
, April 1, 2011 - April 3, 2011: Pain 72
Quality Improvement
In: Pediatric Anesthesia Basic Principles: State-of-Art Future. Bissonnette B (ed), Cambridge University , 2011: 2143 - 2154
Noninvasive Monitoring in Children.
In: Fuhrman BP and Zimmerman JJ (eds); Pediatric Critical Care 4th Edition St. Lous, Mosby-Yearbook , 2011: 550 - 560
Transportation of the Critically Ill and Injured Child
In: The Golden Hour, the Handbook of Advanced Pediatric Life Support, 3rd Edition. Nichols DG, Yaster M, Lappe DG, Haller JA (eds), Mosby Yearbook mPhiladelphia , 2011
SPA: Improving Perioperative Care for Children
American Society for Anesthesiology Newsletter , 2011: 75(3)46 - 47
Quality Improvement Initiative in Pediatric Anesthesia
American Society for Anesthesiology Newsletter , 2011: 7518 - 20
Perioperative analgesic treatment in Latino and non-Latino pediatric patients.
Journal of health care for the poor and underserved , 2010 Feb: 229-36
Blessed - not jinxed - to be SPAs 13th president.
Society for Pediatric Anesthesia Newsletter , 2010: (Fall)
Localizing techniques: Pediatric Regional Anesthesia Network (PRAN) data from 1/2007 to 10/2008
, Oct. 17, 2009 - Oct. 22, 2009
Pediatric Regional Anesthesia Network (PRAN): the First 7500 Cases
, Oct. 17, 2009 - Oct. 21, 2009
Semuron Pediatric SAS Poster
, Oct. 15, 2009 - Oct. 22, 2009
Regional Anesthesia in Children - Imaging Techniques. PRAN data from 1/2007 - 10/2008
, March 19, 2009 - March 22, 2009
Using Lean (Toyota) Methods in Creation of a Regional Block Room to Expedite Surgical Case Flow
, March 19, 2009 - March 22, 2009
Caudal block revisited: what are the risks?
SPA/AAP section on Anesthesiology and Pain Management , March 19, 2009 - March 22, 2009: Jacksonville, FL.
Quality Imrpovement/Making Decision the Toyota Way
Anesthesiology jAudio-Digest , Jan. 2009: 51
Spatial and temporal heterogeneity of regional pulmonary blood flow in piglets.
Pediatric research , 2007 Oct: 434-9
Cerebral hyperemia and impaired cerebral autoregulation associated with diabetic ketoacidosis in critically ill children.
Critical care medicine , 2006 Aug: 2217-23
Continuous pentobarbital infusion in children is associated with high rates of complications.
Journal of critical care , 2004 Sep: 174-8
Inspiratory work of breathing is not decreased by flow-triggered sensing during spontaneous breathing in children receiving mechanical ventilation: a preliminary report.
Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies , 2004 Jul: 375-8
Safety, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics of drotrecogin alfa (activated) in children with severe sepsis.
Pediatrics , 2004 Jan: 7-17
Endotracheal suctioning with or without instillation of isotonic sodium chloride solution in critically ill children.
American journal of critical care : an official publication, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses , 2003 May: 212-9
Bronchodilator premedication does not decrease respiratory adverse events in pediatric general anesthesia.
Canadian journal of anaesthesia = Journal canadien d'anesthesie , 2003 Mar: 277-84
A Practice of Anesthesia for Infants and Children.
Anesthesiology , 2003: 991035
Prospective documentation of sedative, analgesic, and neuromuscular blocking agent use in infants and children in the intensive care unit: A multicenter perspective.
Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies , 2001 Jul: 205-210
Pediatric Sedation and Magnetic Resonance Imaging: The Potential for Motion Correction
Pediatrics ,
Optimal Resources for Children's Surgical Care in The United States
J of the American College of Surgeons ,
Process Improvement in the Operating Room Using Toyota (Lean) Methods
Rev Colomb Anesthesiol ,


Presentations TitleEventLocationDate
Enhancing auality improvement at a personal level: developing routines that promote safe anesthesia practice45th Philippine Society of Anesthesiologists Annual ConventionTelevideo ConferenceNov. 22, 2013
Continuous Performance Improvement in Quality and SafetyBC Children'sVancouver, BC, CanadaMay 23, 2013
Thomas P. Keon Grand Rounds Lecturer, "A Balanced Approach to Operative Services Performance Improvement Using Lean Methods"The Childrens Hospital of PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia, PANov. 8, 2012
Visiting Professor: "A Balanced Approach to operative Services Performance Improvement Using LEAN Methods"Massachusetts General HospitalBoston, MAJuly 26, 2012
"Toyota Lean OR Process Improvement"Western Thoracic Surgery ConferenceMaui, HIJune 28, 2012 - June 30, 2012
Invited Lecturer, Lean for the Operating Room CourseUniversity of TennesseeKnoxville, TNMay 16, 2012 - May 18, 2012
Visiting Professor: "Operative Services Quality Improvement: Our LEAN Journey"rkansas Childrens HospitalLittle Rock, ARApril 16, 2012 - April 17, 2012
"Toyota Production Methods of Quality Assurance and Process Improvement in Operative Services: Creating a Lean Operative Room15th WFSA World Congress of AnesthesiologistsBuenos Aires, ArgentinaMarch 27, 2012

Research Funding

Grant TitleGrantorAmountAward Date
Department of Anesthesiology Research FundsCo-Investor $1200 1997 - 1998
XOMA Corporation Co-Investigator $55,680 1996 - 1999
Randomized Trial of Algorithm-Driven Conventional Care and ECMO for Life-Threatening Acute Respiratory Failure in Infants and Children.Ronald McDonald Charities $$7,500 1995 - 1997
Spatial and temporal Heterogeneity of Pulmonary Blood Flow in Neonatal Pigs.Department of Anesthesiology REsearch Funds $$5,155 1995 - 1997
Oxygen and Anesthetic Modulation of Pulmonary Vascular Endothelial Cell Eicosanoid Production.NIH $$8,984 1989 - 1991

Primary Office

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

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