David Mark Polaner, MD

David Mark Polaner, MD

Anesthesiology

Children's Title: Attending Anesthesiologist

Academic Title: Professor, Anesthesiology

  • David M. Polaner, MD, FAAP is Professor of Anesthesiology at the University of Washington School of Medicine and Seattle Children’s Hospital. Dr. Polaner received his undergraduate education at Yeshiva University and his MD from Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, both in New York. He trained in pediatrics at The Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Seattle Children’s Hospital, and in anesthesiology at University of Washington. Following a fellowship in pediatric anesthesiology and critical care at Seattle Children’s, he was a research fellow in Warren Zapol’s laboratory at the Massachusetts General Hospital and a member of the Pediatric Anesthesia team at the MGH. He was appointed to the faculty of Harvard Medical School and subsequently became Director of Pediatric Critical Care at Tufts University School of Medicine and the Floating Hospital for Children in Boston, where he held joint appointments in anesthesiology and pediatrics. From 2000-2018 he was Professor of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics, Director of the Acute Pain Service and Chief of the Transplant Anesthesia service at Children’s Hospital Colorado and University of Colorado.

    Dr. Polaner has lectured at many institutions and symposia in the US, Europe, Israel and the Far East. He is the author of over 100 scientific articles and book chapters, and is co-author and editor, with Robert Holzman and Thomas Mancuso of Harvard and Boston Children’s Hospital, of the textbook “A Practical Approach to Pediatric Anesthesia”. 

     

  • Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
    Second Prize, Capstone Project, Graduation with Distinction Global Clinical Research Scholars Program Harvard Medical School 2014 - 2015
    Best Doctors in America 2003-present 2003
  • Manuscripts in Refereed Journals

    • Polaner DM, Shafer SL
      Falling Dominoes
      Anesth Analg , 2019 : 128(4)613-14
    • Szolnoki J, Polaner DM, Eckle T
      Diurnal variations in recovery times after general anaesthesia in children
      Br J Anaesth, 2018 Oct. : 121(4)776-786 PMCID:6617965
    • Thomas JJ, Albietz J, Polaner DM
      Virtual reality for lumbar puncture in a morbidly obese paient with leukemia
      Pediatr Anesth, 2018 : 281059-60 PMCID:30284748
    • Masaracchia MM, Polaner DM, Prager JD, DeBoer EM, Dewberry LC, Somme S, Wine T, Janosy NR
      Pediatric tracheomalacia and the perioperative anesthetic management of thoracoscopic posterior tracheopexy
      Pediatr Anesth, 2018 : 001-6
    • Bartels DD, McCann ME, Davidson AJ, Polaner DM, Whitlock EL, Bateman BT
      Estimating pediatric general anesthesia exposure: Quantifying duration and risk
      Pediatric Anesthesia, 2018 : 112834 PMCID:29722100

    Other Publications

    • Polaner DM, Gregory G
      Respiration-how did we get here?
      35045217 Paediatric anaesthesia, 2022 Feb. : 32(2)97-98
    • Bebic Z, Brooks Peterson M, Polaner DM
      Respiratory physiology at high altitude and considerations for pediatric patients.
      34919777 Paediatric anaesthesia, 2022 Feb. : 32(2)118-125
    • Masaracchia MM, Sunder RA, Polaner DM
      Error traps in pediatric regional anesthesia.
      34396637 Paediatric anaesthesia, 2021 Nov. : 31(11)1161-1169
    • Taenzer AH, Polaner D
      Truth is in the data: a response to culture and caution.
      33397645 Regional anesthesia and pain medicine, 2021 Nov. : 46(11)1015-1016
    • Peyton J, Park R, Staffa SJ, Sabato S, Templeton TW, Stein ML, Garcia-Marcinkiewicz AG, Kiss E, Fiadjoe JE, von Ungern-Sternberg B, Chiao F, Olomu P, Zurakowski D, Kovatsis PG, PeDI Collaborative Investigators.
      A comparison of videolaryngoscopy using standard blades or non-standard blades in children in the Paediatric Difficult Intubation Registry.
      32950248 British journal of anaesthesia, 2021 Jan. : 126(1)331-339
    • Taenzer AH, Herrick M, Hoyt M, Ramamurthi RJ, Walker B, Flack SH, Bosenberg A, Franklin A, Polaner DM, PRAN investigators., PRAN investigator.
      Variation in pediatric local anesthetic dosing for peripheral nerve blocks: an analysis from the Pediatric Regional Anesthesia Network (PRAN).
      33004653 Regional anesthesia and pain medicine, 2020 Dec. : 45(12)964-969
    • Brown S, Patrao F, Verma S, Lean A, Flack S, Polaner D
      Barrier System for Airway Management of COVID-19 Patients.
      33035017 Anesthesia and analgesia, 2020 July : 131(1)e34-e35 PMCID:PMC7179052
    • Matava CT, Kovatsis PG, Lee JK, Castro P, Denning S, Yu J, Park R, Lockman JL, Von Ungern-Sternberg B, Sabato S, Lee LK, Ayad I, Mireles S, Lardner D, Whyte S, Szolnoki J, Jagannathan N, Thompson N, Stein ML, Dalesio N, Greenberg R, McCloskey J, Peyton J, Evans F, Haydar B, Reynolds P, Chiao F, Taicher B, Templeton T, Bhalla T, Raman VT, Garcia-Marcinkiewicz A, Gálvez J, Tan J, Rehman M, Crockett C, Olomu P, Szmuk P, Glover C, Matuszczak M, Galvez I, Hunyady A, Polaner D, Gooden C, Hsu G, Gumaney H, Pérez-Pradilla C, Kiss EE, Theroux MC, Lau J, Asaf S, Ingelmo P, Engelhardt T, Hervías M, Greenwood E, Javia L, Disma N, Yaster M, Fiadjoe JE, PeDI-Collaborative.
      Pediatric Airway Management in COVID-19 Patients: Consensus Guidelines From the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia's Pediatric Difficult Intubation Collaborative and the Canadian Pediatric Anesthesia Society.
      32287142 Anesthesia and analgesia, 2020 July : 131(1)61-73 PMCID:PMC7173403
    • Taenzer AH, Hoyt M, Krane EJ, Walker BJ, Flack S, Bosenberg A, Sethna NF, Franklin AD, Polaner DM, PRAN investigators.
      Variation Between and Within Hospitals in Single Injection Caudal Local Anesthetic Dose: A Report From the Pediatric Regional Anesthesia Network.
      31573994 Anesthesia and analgesia, 2020 June : 130(6)1693-1701
    • Hunyady A, Polaner D
      Pediatric airway management education and training.
      31887239 Paediatric anaesthesia, 2020 March : 30(3)362-370
    • Clebone A, Strupp KM, Whitney G, Anderson MR, Hottle J, Fehr J, Yaster M, Schleelein LE, Burian BK, Galvez JA, Lockman JL, Polaner D, Barnett NR, Keane MJ, Manikappa S, Gleich S, Greenberg RS, Vincent A, Oswald SL, Starks R, Licata S, Pedi Crisis Application Working Group.
      Development and Usability Testing of the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia Pedi Crisis Mobile Application.
      31743185 Anesthesia and analgesia, 2019 Dec. : 129(6)1635-1644
    • Dewberry L, Wine T, Prager J, Masaracchia M, Janosy N, Polaner D, DeBoer E, Somme S
      Thoracoscopic Posterior Tracheopexy Is a Feasible and Effective Treatment for Tracheomalacia.
      31219396 Journal of laparoendoscopic & advanced surgical techniques. Part A, 2019 Oct. : 29(10)1228-1231
    • Polaner DM, Shafer SL
      Falling Dominoes.
      30883412 Anesthesia and analgesia, 2019 April : 128(4)613-614
    • McCann ME, de Graaff JC, Dorris L, Disma N, Withington D, Bell G, Grobler A, Stargatt R, Hunt RW, Sheppard SJ, Marmor J, Giribaldi G, Bellinger DC, Hartmann PL, Hardy P, Frawley G, Izzo F, von Ungern Sternberg BS, Lynn A, Wilton N, Mueller M, Polaner DM, Absalom AR, Szmuk P, Morton N, Berde C, Soriano S, Davidson AJ, GAS Consortium.
      Neurodevelopmental outcome at 5 years of age after general anaesthesia or awake-regional anaesthesia in infancy (GAS): an international, multicentre, randomised, controlled equivalence trial.
      30782342 Lancet (London, England), 2019 Feb. 16 : 393(10172)664-677
    • McCann ME, de Graaff JC, Dorris L, Disma N, Withington D, Bell G, Grobler A, Stargatt R, Hunt RW, Sheppard SJ, Marmor J, Giribaldi G, Bellinger DC, Hartmann PL, Hardy P, Frawley G, Izzo F, von Ungern Sternberg BS, Lynn A, Wilton N, Mueller M, Polaner DM, Absalom AR, Szmuk P, Morton N, Berde C, Soriano S, Davidson AJ, GAS Consortium.
      Neurodevelopmental outcome at 5 years of age after general anaesthesia or awake-regional anaesthesia in infancy (GAS): an international, multicentre, randomised, controlled equivalence trial.
      30782342 Lancet (London, England), 2019 Feb. 16 : 393(10172)664-677 PMCID:PMC6500739
    • McCann ME, de Graaff JC, Dorris L, Disma N, Withington D, Bell G, Grobler A, Stargatt R, Hunt RW, Sheppard SJ, Marmor J, Giribaldi G, Bellinger DC, Hartmann PL, Hardy P, Frawley G, Izzo F, von Ungern Sternberg BS, Lynn A, Wilton N, Mueller M, Polaner DM, Absalom AR, Szmuk P, Morton N, Berde C, Soriano S, Davidson AJ; GAS Consortium
      eurodevelopmental outcome at 5 years of age after general anaesthesia or awake-regional anaesthesia in infancy (GAS): an international, multicentre, randomised, controlled equivalence trial
      Lancet, 2019 Feb. : 393(10172)664-677 PMCID:6500739.
    • Clebone A, Strupp KM, Whitney G, Anderson MR, Hottle J, Fehr J, Yaster M, Schleelein LE, Burian BK, Galvez JA, Lockman JL, Polaner D, Barnett NR, Keane MJ, Manikappa S, Gleich S, Greenberg RS, Vincent A, Oswald SL, Starks R, Licata S; Pedi Crisis Application Working Group
      Development and Usability Testing of the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia Pedi Crisis Mobile Application
      Anesth Analg, 2018 Dec. 11
    • Clebone A, Strupp KM, Whitney G, Anderson MR, Hottle J, Fehr J, Yaster M, Schleelein LE, Burian BK, Galvez JA, Lockman JL, Polaner D, Barnett NR, Keane MJ, Manikappa S, Gleich S, Greenberg RS, Vincent A, Oswald SL, Starks R, Licata S, Pedi Crisis Application Working Group.
      Development and Usability Testing of the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia Pedi Crisis Mobile Application.
      30540613 Anesthesia and analgesia, 2018 Dec. 11
    • Thomas JJ, Albietz J, Polaner D
      Virtual reality for lumbar puncture in a morbidly obese patient with leukemia.
      30284748 Paediatric anaesthesia, 2018 Nov. : 28(11)1059-1060
    • Brockel MA, Polaner DM, Vemulakonda VM
      Anesthesia in the Pediatric Patient.
      30316310 The Urologic clinics of North America, 2018 Nov. : 45(4)551-560
    • Brockel MA, Polaner DM, Vemulakonda VM
      Anesthesia in the Pediatric Patient.
      30316310 The Urologic clinics of North America, 2018 Nov. : 45(4)551-560
    • Scholes MA, Jensen EL, Polaner DM, Gao D
      Multiple surgeries in pediatric otolaryngology patients and associated anesthesia risks.
      30173968 International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology, 2018 Oct. : 113115-118
    • Walker BJ, Long JB, Sathyamoorthy M, Birstler J, Wolf C, Bosenberg AT, Flack SH, Krane EJ, Sethna NF, Suresh S, Taenzer AH, Polaner DM, Martin L, Anderson C, Sunder R, Adams T, Martin L, Pankovich M, Sawardekar A, Birmingham P, Marcelino R, Ramarmurthi RJ, Szmuk P, Ungar GK, Lozano S, Boretsky K, Jain R, Matuszczak M, Petersen TR, Dillow J, Power R, Nguyen K, Lee BH, Chan L, Pineda J, Hutchins J, Mendoza K, Spisak K, Shah A, DelPizzo K, Dong N, Yalamanchili V, Venable C, Williams CA, Chaudahari R, Ohkawa S, Usljebrka H, Bhalla T, Vanzillotta PP, Apiliogullari S, Franklin AD, Ando A, Pestieau SR, Wright C, Rosenbloom J, Anderson T, Pediatric Regional Anesthesia Network Investigators.
      Complications in Pediatric Regional Anesthesia: An Analysis of More than 100,000 Blocks from the Pediatric Regional Anesthesia Network.
      30074928 Anesthesiology, 2018 Oct. : 129(4)721-732
    • Masaracchia MM, Polaner DM, Prager JD, DeBoer EM, Dewberry LC, Somme S, Wine T, Janosy NR
      Pediatric tracheomalacia and the perioperative anesthetic management of thoracoscopic posterior tracheopexy.
      29962064 Paediatric anaesthesia, 2018 Sept. : 28(9)768-773
    • Brockel MA, Vemulakonda VM, Polaner DM
      Anesthesia in the Pediatric Patient.
      Urologic Clinics of North America, 2018 : 45551-560 PMCID:30316310
    • Scholes MA, Jensen EL, Polaner DM, Gao G.
      Multiple surgeries in pediatric otolaryngology patients and associated anesthesia risk
      Int J Ped Otorhinolaryng, 2018
    • Walker BJ, Long JB, Sathyamoorty M, Birstoer J, Wolf C, Bosenberg AT, Flack SH, Krane EJ, Sethna NF, Suresh S, Taenzer AH, Polaner DM, for the PRAN Investigators
      Complications in Pediatric Regional Anesthesia: An Analysis of Over 100,000 Blocks from the Pediatric Regional Anesthesia Network (PRAN)
      Anesthesiology, 2018 : 129721-732 PMCID:30074928
    • Bartels DD, McCann ME, Davidson AJ, Polaner DM, Whitlock EL, Bateman BT
      Estimating pediatric general anesthesia exposure: Quantifying duration and risk.
      29722100 Paediatric anaesthesia, 2018 June : 28(6)520-527 PMCID:PMC6291204
    • Burjek NE, Nishisaki A, Fiadjoe JE, Adams HD, Peeples KN, Raman VT, Olomu PN, Kovatsis PG, Jagannathan N, Hunyady A, Bosenberg A, Tham S, Low D, Hopkins P, Glover C, Olutoye O, Szmuk P, McCloskey J, Dalesio N, Koka R, Greenberg R, Watkins S, Patel V, Reynolds P, Matuszczak M, Jain R, Khalil S, Polaner D, Zieg J, Szolnoki J, Sathyamoorthy K, Taicher B, Riveros Perez NR, Bhattacharya S, Bhalla T, Stricker P, Lockman J, Galvez J, Rehman M, Von Ungern-Sternberg B, Sommerfield D, Soneru C, Chiao F, Richtsfeld M, Belani K, Sarmiento L, Mireles S, Bilen Rosas G, Park R, Peyton J, PeDI Collaborative Investigators.
      Videolaryngoscopy versus Fiber-optic Intubation through a Supraglottic Airway in Children with a Difficult Airway: An Analysis from the Multicenter Pediatric Difficult Intubation Registry.
      28650415 Anesthesiology, 2017 Sept. : 127(3)432-440
    • Polaner DM, Almenrader N, Vemulakonda V
      Caudal analgesia, hypospadias, and urethrocutaneous fistula: Does association mean causality?
      28585401 Paediatric anaesthesia, 2017 July : 27(7)676-677
    • Polaner DM, Zuk J, McCann ME, Davidson A
      Warnings, uncertainty, and clinical practice.
      28589884 Lancet (London, England), 2017 June 3 : 389(10085)2174-2176
    • Clebone A, Burian BK, Polaner DM
      A Time-Out Checklist for Pediatric Regional Anesthetics.
      27831957 Regional anesthesia and pain medicine, 2017 Jan. : 42(1)105-108
    • Davidson AJ, Disma N, de Graaff JC, Withington DE, Dorris L, Bell G, Stargatt R, Bellinger DC, Schuster T, Arnup SJ, Hardy P, Hunt RW, Takagi MJ, Giribaldi G, Hartmann PL, Salvo I, Morton NS, von Ungern Sternberg BS, Locatelli BG, Wilton N, Lynn A, Thomas JJ, Polaner D, Bagshaw O, Szmuk P, Absalom AR, Frawley G, Berde C, Ormond GD, Marmor J, McCann ME, GAS consortium.
      Neurodevelopmental outcome at 2 years of age after general anaesthesia and awake-regional anaesthesia in infancy (GAS): an international multicentre, randomised controlled trial.
      26507180 Lancet (London, England), 2016 Jan. 16 : 387(10015)239-50 PMCID:PMC5023520
    • Lawley JS, Levine BD, Williams MA, Malm J, Eklund A, Polaner DM, Subudhi AW, Hackett PH, Roach RC
      Cerebral spinal fluid dynamics: effect of hypoxia and implications for high-altitude illness.
      26494441 Journal of applied physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985), 2016 Jan. 15 : 120(2)251-62
    • Fiadjoe JE, Nishisaki A, Jagannathan N, Hunyady AI, Greenberg RS, Reynolds PI, Matuszczak ME, Rehman MA, Polaner DM, Szmuk P, Nadkarni VM, McGowan FX Jr, Litman RS, Kovatsis PG
      Airway management complications in children with difficult tracheal intubation from the Pediatric Difficult Intubation (PeDI) registry: a prospective cohort analysis.
      26705976 The Lancet. Respiratory medicine, 2016 Jan. : 4(1)37-48
    • Section on Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine., Polaner DM, Houck CS, American Academy of Pediatrics.
      Critical Elements for the Pediatric Perioperative Anesthesia Environment.
      26620064 Pediatrics, 2015 Dec. : 136(6)1200-5
    • Thomas JJ, Polaner D
      Harlequin Syndrome Associated with Thoracic Epidural Analgesia.
      26039330 Anesthesiology, 2015 Nov. : 123(5)1187
    • Walker BJ, Long JB, De Oliveira GS, Szmuk P, Setiawan C, Polaner DM, Suresh S, PRAN Investigators.
      Peripheral nerve catheters in children: an analysis of safety and practice patterns from the pediatric regional anesthesia network (PRAN).
      26205902 British journal of anaesthesia, 2015 Sept. : 115(3)457-62
    • Ivani G, Suresh S, Ecoffey C, Bosenberg A, Lonnqvist PA, Krane E, Veyckemans F, Polaner DM, Van de Velde M, Neal JM
      The European Society of Regional Anaesthesia and Pain Therapy and the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine Joint Committee Practice Advisory on Controversial Topics in Pediatric Regional Anesthesia.
      26192549 Regional anesthesia and pain medicine, 2015 Sept. : 40(5)526-32
    • Davidson AJ, Morton NS, Arnup SJ, de Graaff JC, Disma N, Withington DE, Frawley G, Hunt RW, Hardy P, Khotcholava M, von Ungern Sternberg BS, Wilton N, Tuo P, Salvo I, Ormond G, Stargatt R, Locatelli BG, McCann ME, General Anesthesia compared to Spinal anesthesia (GAS) Consortium.
      Apnea after Awake Regional and General Anesthesia in Infants: The General Anesthesia Compared to Spinal Anesthesia Study--Comparing Apnea and Neurodevelopmental Outcomes, a Randomized Controlled Trial.
      26001033 Anesthesiology, 2015 July : 123(1)38-54 PMCID:PMC4626294
    • Frawley G, Bell G, Disma N, Withington DE, de Graaff JC, Morton NS, McCann ME, Arnup SJ, Bagshaw O, Wolfler A, Bellinger D, Davidson AJ, General Anesthesia compared to Spinal anesthesia (GAS) Consortium.
      Predictors of Failure of Awake Regional Anesthesia for Neonatal Hernia Repair: Data from the General Anesthesia Compared to Spinal Anesthesia Study--Comparing Apnea and Neurodevelopmental Outcomes.
      26001028 Anesthesiology, 2015 July : 123(1)55-65 PMCID:PMC4626278
    • Taenzer A, Walker BJ, Bosenberg AT, Krane EJ, Martin LD, Polaner DM, Wolf C, Suresh S
      Interscalene brachial plexus blocks under general anesthesia in children: is this safe practice?: A report from the Pediatric Regional Anesthesia Network (PRAN).
      25304482 Regional anesthesia and pain medicine, 2014 Nov. : 39(6)502-5
    • Taenzer AH, Walker BJ, Bosenberg AT, Martin L, Suresh S, Polaner DM, Wolf C, Krane EJ
      Asleep versus awake: does it matter?: Pediatric regional block complications by patient state: a report from the Pediatric Regional Anesthesia Network.
      24918334 Regional anesthesia and pain medicine, 2014 July : 39(4)279-83
    • Krane EJ, Polaner D
      The safety and effectiveness of continuous peripheral nerve blockade in children.
      24557094 Anesthesia and analgesia, 2014 March : 118(3)499-500
    • Subudhi AW, Bourdillon N, Bucher J, Davis C, Elliott JE, Eutermoster M, Evero O, Fan JL, Jameson-Van Houten S, Julian CG, Kark J, Kark S, Kayser B, Kern JP, Kim SE, Lathan C, Laurie SS, Lovering AT, Paterson R, Polaner DM, Ryan BJ, Spira JL, Tsao JW, Wachsmuth NB, Roach RC
      AltitudeOmics: the integrative physiology of human acclimatization to hypobaric hypoxia and its retention upon reascent.
      24658407 PloS one, 2014 : 9(3)e92191 PMCID:PMC3962396
    • Galinkin J, Koh JL, Committee on Drugs., Section On Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine., American Academy of Pediatrics.
      Recognition and management of iatrogenically induced opioid dependence and withdrawal in children.
      24379233 Pediatrics, 2014 Jan. : 133(1)152-5
    • Tan GM, Galinkin JL, Pan Z, Polaner DM
      Laryngeal view and temperature measurements while using the perilaryngeal airway (Cobra-PLUS™) in children.
      24383601 Paediatric anaesthesia, 2013 Dec. : 23(12)1180-6
    • Polaner DM, Taenzer AH, Walker BJ, Bosenberg A, Krane EJ, Suresh S, Wolf C, Martin LD
      Pediatric Regional Anesthesia Network (PRAN): a multi-institutional study of the use and incidence of complications of pediatric regional anesthesia.
      22696610 Anesthesia and analgesia, 2012 Dec. : 115(6)1353-64
    • Fein JA, Zempsky WT, Cravero JP, Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Section on Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine., American Academy of Pediatrics.
      Relief of pain and anxiety in pediatric patients in emergency medical systems.
      23109683 Pediatrics, 2012 Nov. : 130(5)e1391-405
    • Polaner DM
      Citations of retracted papers.
      22885671 Journal of neurosurgical anesthesiology, 2012 Oct. : 24(4)427; author reply 427
    • Polaner DM, Martin LD, PRAN Investigators.
      Quality assurance and improvement: the Pediatric Regional Anesthesia Network.
      21951324 Paediatric anaesthesia, 2012 Jan. : 22(1)115-9
    • Subudhi AW, Olin JT, Dimmen AC, Polaner DM, Kayser B, Roach RC
      Does cerebral oxygen delivery limit incremental exercise performance?
      21921244 Journal of applied physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985), 2011 Dec. : 111(6)1727-34 PMCID:PMC3233884
    • Polaner DM, Drescher J
      Pediatric regional anesthesia: what is the current safety record?
      21199134 Paediatric anaesthesia, 2011 July : 21(7)737-42
    • Guffey P, Szolnoki J, Caldwell J, Polaner D
      Design and implementation of a near-miss reporting system at a large, academic pediatric anesthesia department.
      21535298 Paediatric anaesthesia, 2011 July : 21(7)810-4
    • Malviya S, Gooden CK, Polaner DM, Ross AK
      Review of the 23rd annual meeting of the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia: practice improvement.
      20357172 Anesthesia and analgesia, 2010 April 1 : 110(4)1250-1
    • Polaner DM, Zuk J, Luong K, Pan Z
      Positive intravascular test dose criteria in children during total intravenous anesthesia with propofol and remifentanil are different than during inhaled anesthesia.
      19933529 Anesthesia and analgesia, 2010 Jan. 1 : 110(1)41-5
    • Ross AK, Ahmed Z, Wise-Faberowski L, Flack S, Gooden C, Houck CS, Malviya S, Monitto C, Olutoye OA, Polaner D, Reynolds P, Valley R
      Society for Pediatric Anesthesia/American Academy of Pediatrics/Congenital Cardiac Anesthesia Society: winter meeting review.
      20023193 Anesthesia and analgesia, 2010 Jan. 1 : 110(1)266-71
    • Polaner DM, Ahuja D, Zuk J, Pan Z
      Video assessment of supraglottic airway orientation through the perilaryngeal airway in pediatric patients.
      16717309 Anesthesia and analgesia, 2006 June : 102(6)1685-8
    • Lowery R, Zuk J, Polaner DM
      Long-term use of clonidine in a critically-ill infant.
      16029406 Paediatric anaesthesia, 2005 Aug. : 15(8)694-8
    • Polaner DM, Krupp J
      The 8th joint conference on pediatric anesthesiology of the Society of Pediatric Anesthesia and the American Academy of pediatrics section on anesthesiology and pain management, Miami Beach, Florida, March 7, 2002.
      12351307 Anesthesia and analgesia, 2002 Oct. : 95(4)1115-8

  • Presentations Title Event Location Date
    Direct laryngoscopy in children: is it time to say goodbye? EuroAnesthesia 2021 (Congress of the European Society for Anesthesia and Intensive Care. Munich, Germany (on line) 2021
    Assessment of the normal, abnormal and syndromic pediatric airway Pediatric Difficult Airway Workshop, University Hospital Assouta in collaboration with The Peres Center for Peace and Innovation & Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Ashdod, Israel 2019 - 2019
    Cannot ventilate, cannot intubate Pediatric Difficult Airway Workshop, University Hospital Assouta in collaboration with The Peres Center for Peace and Innovation & Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Ashdod, Israel 2019 - 2019
    “Teaching pediatric airway management- what is the minimum level of expertise?” 9th International Symposium on the Pediatric Airway Geneva, Switzerland 2019
    “Anesthetics in children and neurodevelopment.” Indian Society for Pediatric Anesthesia National Meeting New Delhi, India 2019
    “Lessons and new data from the Pediatric Regional Anesthesia Network.” Indian Society for Pediatric Anesthesia National Meeting New Delhi, India 2019
    “Should we always use a videolaryngoscope on the first attempt?” 9th International Symposium on the Pediatric Airway Geneva, Switzerland 2019
    Conference co-chair 9th International Symposium on the Pediatric Airway Geneva, Switzerland 2019
    Panelist: the pediatric difficult airway algorithm 9th International Symposium on the Pediatric Airway Geneva, Switzerland 2019
    “Show me the data: outcomes research in pediatric anesthesia” American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting San Francisco, CA 2018
    “Anesthetics in infancy and neurodevelopment” 6th Annual Contemporary Management of Aerodigestive Disease in Children. Aerodigestive Society Annual Meeting Nashville, TN 2018
    “Meet the Editors” Workshop of medical writing 10th European Congress on Paediatric Anaesthesia/ 2nd International Assembly for Pediatric Anesthesia. Brussels, Belgium 2018
    “Lessons and new data from the Pediatric Regional Anesthesia Network” 10th European Congress on Paediatric Anaesthesia/ 2nd International Assembly for Pediatric Anesthesia. Brussels, Belgium 2018

Overview

Board Certification(s)

Pediatrics
Anesthesiology
Pediatric Anesthesiology

Medical/Professional School

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York
Harvard Medical School, Boston
St. George's University School of Medicine - Registrar, Bayshore

Residency

University of Washington, Seattle

Fellowship

University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle
Harvard Medical School, Boston

Clinical Interests

general pediatric anesthesia

transplant anesthesia for children

pediatric regional anesthesia

the difficult pediatric airway and respiratory physiology

anesthesia and mitochondrial disease

high altitude physiology

Research Description

REGIONAL ANESTHESIA AND OUTCOMES: I am the co-founder and chairman of the Pediatric Regional Anesthesia Network, a collaboration of pediatric anesthesiology departments seeking to learn more about and improve the practice and safety of nerve blocks and regional anesthetics in children. As an investigator in the GAS Consortium, I am studying the effects of anesthesia in infancy on neurodevelopment.

PEDIATRIC AIRWAY: I am on the steering committee of the Pediatric Difficult Intubation Registry, and participate in our research studies.

HIGH ALTITUDE MEDICINE: I am a particpating investigator at the Colorado Altitude Research Center (ARC) and involved in laboratory and field studies about the effect of high altitude and hypoxia on human physiology.

Finally, I am an editor of the journal Pediatric Anesthesia, where I get to review the research of other clinician scientists in pediatric anesthesia.