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Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

Peter J. Davis, MD

Chief Anesthesiologist

The Division of Anesthesiology at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC (CHP) comprises 31 faculty members, 13 FTE CRNAs, and 8 CRNPs (4.5 FTE) who provide both anesthesia and surgical perioperative care to pediatric patients. In May 2009, CHP relocated to a new location in the Lawrenceville neighborhood of Pittsburgh. The new hospital is one of the first fully-digital hospitals in the nation and sits on a 10-acre, environmentally-sustainable campus. In FY10, the Division provided anesthesia service for 26,528 procedures. Anesthesia services are also provided at off-site outpatient surgical centers in Wexford (CHP North) and Bethel Park (CHP South). CHP North is specifically designed for family-centered care for the surgical patient and anesthesia services are provided daily in this facility. The Division also offers a perioperative pain control service; the seven attending physicians of the service provide hands-on anesthesia service for children requiring radiation therapy or undergoing thoracic or upper abdominal surgery. The perioperative pain control service has improved patient care and provides opportunities for training residents and fellows.