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About Dr. Dean B. Andropoulos, Anesthesiologist-in-Chief

I am the Anesthesiologist-in-Chief at Texas Children’s Hospital, and professor and vice chair of the Department of Anesthesiology at Baylor College of Medicine. I have authored over 70 publications and 30 book chapters, and I am the editor of two major textbooks on pediatric anesthesiology. I have held a number of national leadership positions, including as founding president of the Congenital Cardiac Anesthesia Society. My research is partly funded by the National Institutes of Health, and focuses on the effects of anesthesia and surgery on the developing central nervous system. I am proud to lead a department at the cutting edge of pediatric anesthesiology where patients are our focus.

Anesthesia and your child

“Will going under anesthesia hurt my child?” Every anesthesiologist and surgeon has been asked this question. Even though anesthesia is much safer today than ever before, every anesthesia exposure and … Full Entry »

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What do pediatric anesthesiologists do?

From anesthesia for surgery to pain management treatment, our team of expert pediatric anesthesiologists work to provide patients with the best care possible. Our practice is built around this goal … Full Entry »

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By The Numbers: Texas Children’s Pediatric Anesthesiology

Texas Children’s Pediatric Anesthesiology Department’s mission is to provide your child with the highest quality anesthesia care that is both safe, and the best possible experience for both child and … Full Entry »

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Anesthesia Research: Impact On Children And The Developing Brain

In December 2012 a group of experts in pediatric anesthesiology, surgery, pediatrics and research wrote a statement about what parents should do if their young child needs anesthesia and surgery. … Full Entry »

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Major Consensus Statement On Safety Of Anesthesia In Children

In my blog posts over the past 2 years, I addressed the issue of safety of anesthetic and sedative drugs in young children, specifically whether they have effects on long-term … Full Entry »

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