David Mark Polaner, MD

Anesthesia

On staff since March 2019

Academic Title: Professor of Anesthesiology

  • Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
    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

    • 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
      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
    • 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, 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

  • Presentations Title Event Location Date
    “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

Pediatrics, University of Washington, Seattle
Anesthesiology, University of Washington, Seattle

Fellowship

Pediatric Anesthesia, 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

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.