Media Release: Dayton Children’s Welcomes New Medical Director of Pediatric Anesthesiology

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Dayton Children’s Welcomes New Medical Director of Pediatric Anesthesiology

02-24-2012 (Dayton, OH) -

Del T Kirkpatrick, MD, has recently joined the pediatric anesthesiology department at The Children’s Medical Center of Dayton as medical director.  He previously was in private practice in Rockville, Maryland.

Dr. Kirkpatrick received his medical degree from University of California-San Francisco and completed a post doctoral fellowship in pediatric anesthesia at the Children’s National Medical Center, Washington D.C., after residence training at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.  He is board certified in anesthesia.

Dr. Kirkpatrick’s special interests include pediatric anesthesia in less developed nations and anesthesia for the child with special needs.

The department of anesthesiology at Dayton Children's consists of specially trained, board-certified anesthesiologists who specialize in pediatric anesthesia. Our anesthesiologists provide services to all children who experience a surgical procedure at the medical center. They are also involved in providing preoperative assessment and acute post-operative pain management as well as sedation services to the medical imaging department.  Anesthesiologists who specialize in pediatrics receive special training beyond their anesthesiology residency to provide anesthesia care for infants and children.  They are best qualified to evaluate medical problems affecting children and plan a safe anesthetic for each child.   In addition, presurgery tours are conducted weekly for children scheduled for surgery and their parents. Parents and children find this helps relieve their anxiety about the upcoming surgery by getting answers to their questions and concerns.

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About the department of pediatric anesthesology

The department of pediatric anesthesiology at Dayton Children's consists of specially trained, board-certified/board-eligible pediatric anesthesiologists. Our anesthesiologists provide services to all children who experience a surgical procedure at the medical center. They are also involved in providing preoperative assessment and acute post-operative pain management.

Pediatric anesthesiologists receive special training beyond their anesthesiology residency to provide anesthesia care for infants and children.  A pediatric anesthesiologist is best qualified to evaluate medical problems affecting children and plan a safe anesthetic for each child.  For more about pediatric anesthesiology, see "What is a Pediatric Anesthesiologist?"

For more information, contact:
Kaitlin Salley
Marketing Communications Specialist
Phone: 937-641-3666
marketing@childrensdayton.org

 

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