Daniel King-Wai Low, MD

Daniel King-Wai Low, MD


On staff since April 2010

Children's Title: Attending Anesthesiologist

Academic Title: Associate Professor

Research Center: Center for Clinical and Translational Research

  • Biography
  • Patient Testimonials
    • Hillary Kirkland, WA 06.02.23

      Dan made everything better. My daughter had her first experience with anesthesia today and while I was very anxious, I felt so much better after meeting Dan. He was kind, personable and confident. He took time to get to know my daughter, answer questions and he made sure I was okay with everything too. He even took the time to read a few jokes out of the knock knock book my daughter brought. He let us know exactly what to expect and even though my daughter panicked when the time came to put on the mask, everything was okay. I was able to hold her close and the procedure was a success. When my daughter woke up she gave me a big hug and I felt so much better the whole time knowing Dan was looking out for her. If any of my kids have to have anesthesia again in the future I will be requesting him. And Dan, if you're reading this: thank you so much for what you do, you truly make the experience better for so many families. Our community is so lucky you are in this field.

  • Awards and Honors
    Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
    Pediatric Anesthesia Fellowship Instructor of the Year 2014-15 For excellence in teaching pediatric anesthesiology fellows 2015
    Golden Apple Seed Award 2014 For excellence in teaching residents at Seattle Childrens 2013-14 2014
    Pediatric Anesthesia Fellow Instructor of the Year 2012-13, Seattle Childrens, Seattle (Teaching) Voted as best instructor by 2012-13 cohort of fellows 2013
    Golden Seed award for excellence in teaching at Seattle Children's Hospital for 2010-11. University of Washington 2011
    Anaesthesia - Top 10 cited paper 2008-10 award The Use of the BERCI DCI Video Laryngoscope for teaching novices direct laryngoscopy and tracheal intubation Anaesthesia, 2008, Feb; 63(2): 195-201 Low D, Healy D, Rasburn N 2011
  • Publications

    Manuscripts in Refereed Journals

    • Franz, A., Martin, L., Liston, D., Latham, G., Richards, M., Low, D.
      In Pursuit of an Opioid-Free Pediatric Ambulatory Surgery Center: A Quality Improvement Initiative.
      Anesthesia and analgesia , 2020
    • Low, D., Walker, I., Heitmiller, G.
      Implementing Checklists in the Operating Room
      Pediatric Anesthesia, 2012 : 22(10)1025-1031
    • Hunyady A, Low D, Robbins L
      Preparing Fellows to learn: An advanced paediatric airway management workshop
      Medical Education, 2011 Sept.
    • Low D, Clark N, Soar J, Padkin A, Stoneham A, Perkins G, Nolan J
      A randomized control trial to determine if use of the iResus application on a smart phone improves the performance of an advanced life support provider in a simulated emergency
      Anaesthesia, 2011 April : 66255-262
    • Low D, Healy D, Rasburn N
      The Use of the BERCI DCI Video Laryngoscope for teaching novices direct laryngoscopy and tracheal intubation
      Anaesthesia, 2008 Feb. : 63(2)195-201
    • Chinonyerem, O., Shannon, C., Daniel, L., Thomas, L.
      The Pudendal Nerve Block For Ambulatory Urology: The Old is New Again
      Journal of Urology , 203(Supplement)e990-e991
    • Lundberg, S., Nair, B., Vavilala, M., Horibe, M., Eisses, M., Adams, T., Liston, D., Low, D., Newman, S., Kim, J., Lee, S.
      Explainable machine-learning predictions for the prevention of hypoxaemia during surgery
      Nature Biomedical Engineering, 2(10)749-760
    • Grigg, E., Martin, L., Ross, F., Roesler, A., Rampersad, S., Haberkern, C., Low, D., Carlin, K., Martin, L.
      Assessing the Impact of the Anesthesia Medication Template on Medication Errors During Anesthesia: A Prospective Study.
      Anesthesia and Analgesia , 124(5)1617-1625.
    • Holland, E., Low, D., Saper, M.
      Analgesic Effectiveness of Continuous Interscalene Catheter use for Ambulatory Shoulder Surgery in Pediatrics and Adolescent Patients.
      Orthopedic Journal of Sports Medicine , 7(3)
    • Low, D., Martin, L., Richards, M., Provost, L.
      Reducing peri-operative opioids in ambulatory surgery – a quality improvement project using real-world data
      BMJ Open Quality, 8(2)
    • Sawyer, T., Strandjord, T., Johnson, K., Low, D.
      Neonatal airway simulators, how good are they? A comparative study of physical and functional fidelity
      Journal of perinatology : official journal of the California Perinatal Association, 36(2)151-6
    • Franz, A., Dahl, J., Huang, H., Verma, S., Martin, L., Martin, L., Low, D.
      The Development of an Opioid Sparing Anesthesia Protocol for Pediatric Ambulatory Tonsillectomy and Adenotonsillectomy Surgery - A Quality Improvement Project.
      Paediatric anaesthesia , 29(7)682-689
    • Hau, V., Bonilla‐Velez, J. and Low, D.
      Anesthesia Management for ENT surgery in a Child with X‐linked Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency.
      Pediatric Anesthesia. , 2021
    • Martin, L., Rampersad, S., Low, D., Reed, M.
      Process improvement in the operating room using Toyota (Lean) methods
      Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology , 42(3)220-228
    • Low, D.
      Shining a Light on Health Inequities and Racial Disparities – Closing the Gap with Real-world Data & SPC Methodology.
      BMJ Open Quality
    • Low D, Milne M
      Crystalloids, colloids, blood, blood products and blood substitutes
      Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, 8(2)56-59

    Published Abstracts

    • Latham, G., Veneracion, M., Bosenberg, A., Joffe, D., Flack, S., Low, D.
      High frequency micro-ultrasound for vascular access in young children - a feasibility study by the High frequency UltraSound in Kids studY (HUSKY) group
      Las Vegas, NV: society for Pediatric Anesthesiology Winter Meeting 2013, 2013
    • Latham, G., Bosenberg, A., Low, D.
      Radial Artery Spasm as Documented by High Frequency Micro-ultrasound
      Las Vegas, NV: Society for Pediatric Anesthesiology Winter Meeting 2013., 2013

    Other Publications

    • Franz AM, Martin LD, Liston DE, Latham GJ, Richards MJ, Low DK
      In Pursuit of an Opioid-Free Pediatric Ambulatory Surgery Center: A Quality Improvement Initiative.
      32282383 Anesthesia and analgesia, 2021 Mar 1 : 132(3)788-797
    • Holland EL, Robbins RE, Low DK, Bosenberg AT, Bompadre V, Schmale GA
      Comparison of Continuous Adductor Canal and Femoral Nerve Blocks for Analgesia and Return of Quadriceps Function After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in Adolescent Patients.
      32368748 Arthroscopy, sports medicine, and rehabilitation, 2020 April : 2(2)e121-e128 PMCID:PMC7190540
    • Grigg EB, Martin LD, Ross FJ, Roesler A, Rampersad SE, Haberkern C, Low DKW, Carlin K, Martin LD
      Assessing the Impact of the Anesthesia Medication Template on Medication Errors During Anesthesia: A Prospective Study.
      28079581 Anesthesia and analgesia, 2017 May : 124(5)1617-1625
    • Rampersad SE, Low DK, Martin LD
      Change Management in Modern Anesthesia Practice.
      27285074 International anesthesiology clinics, 2016 : 54(3)83-93
    • Reed, M., Geiduschek, J., Martin, L.
      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
    • Rampersad, C., Low, D., Rampersad, S.
      The next frontier in patient safety: Improving outcomes through the effective use of checklists in the operating room environment
      American Academy of Pediatrics(Winter 2012), 2012
    • Low D, Eisses M, York B
      A novel use for the Apple (4th generation) iPod Touch in the operating room
      Anaesthesia, 2011 Jan. : 66(1)
    • Low D, Flack S
      One anesthesiologists use of iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch technology
      Society for Pediatric Anesthesia, 2011 : 24(1)
    • Rasburn N, Molyneux M, Low D
      Back to School
      Bulletin of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, 2009 : 5712-13
    • Low D, Pittaway A
      The iPhone Induction
      Pediatric Anesthesia, 2008 June : 18(6)573
  • Presentations
    Presentations Title Event Location Date
    Building and Improving Pediatric Anesthesia Services Using Real World Data. Society of Pediatric Anesthesia Virtual 2021
    Using Real-World Data to Address Opioid Crisis, Covid and Racial Inequity in our Healthcare Systems. University of Washington Data Science Seminar. Seattle, WA 2021
    How to Leverage Real-World Data to Address Racial Inequity. Institute of Healthcare Improvement. Faculty Mind Walk. 2020
    How to Diagnose and Treat Racial Inequity in Healthcare Systems. Institute of Healthcare Improvement. Scientific Symposium. Virtual 2020
    How to Leverage Real-World EMR Data to Improve OR Efficiency. Catalysis Virtual 2020
    Opioid Free Surgery – Learning From Real World Data To Achieve The Impossible. Institute of Healthcare Improvement, Scientific Symposium. Orlando, FL. 2019
    Using Real-World Data To Eliminate Opioids From Ambulatory Surgery. Society of Pediatric Anesthesia, Wake Up Safe. Orlando, FL. 2019
    Every Patient Making the System Smarter – Using Real World Data. Catalysis Lean Summit Washington DC 2019
    Leveraging Real-Word Data to Create an Opioid Free Surgery Center. Advancing Analytics in Children’s Hospitals. Advancing Analytics in Children’s Hospitals Lurie Children’s, Chicago. 2019
    How to Leverage Real-World Data to Improve Outcomes and Systems. Washington State Society of Anesthesiologists. Seattle, WA 2019
    Waking up to Human Factors. Presidential Lecture. American Society of Neurophysiology Monitoring. Chicago, IL. 2015
    High-Frequency Micro-Ultrasound in Pediatric Anesthesia American Institute for Ultrasound in Medicine. Orlando, FL. 2015
    How to prevent 98,000 deaths per year GME Grand Rounds UWMC Oct 30, 2013
    Crew Resource Management and Human Factors University of Washington Housestaff Quality and Safety Council (HQSC) Seattle, WA Jan. 2013
    Implementing Checklists in the OR International Assembly for Pediatric Anesthesia Washington, DC 2012


Board Certification(s)


Medical/Professional School

University of Nottingham, Nottingham


Frenchay Hospital, Bristol
Royal Derby Hospital, Derby
Walsall Manor Hospital, Walsall


Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, Bristol

Clinical Interests

Anesthesiology, Pediatrics, Human Factors, Lean, Informatics, AI and ML