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Laura Kay Diaz, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology and Critical Care
Department: Anesthesiology and Critical Care

Contact information
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
34th Street & Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-590-1877
Fax: 215-590-1415
Education:
B.S. (Biology)
Duke University , 1981.
M.D. (Medicine)
Tulane University School of Medicine, 1985.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern in Pediatrics, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, 1985-1986.
Resident in Anesthesiology, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, 1986-1988.
Fellowship in Pediatric Anesthesia and Critical Care, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 1988-1989.
Certifications
American Board of Anesthesiology, 1991.
American Board of Anesthesiology Subspecialty Certification in Pediatric Anesthesiology, 2013.
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Description of Research Expertise

Anesthetic Exposure and Neurobehavioral Outcomes in children undergoing cardiac surgery in infancy.

Anesthesia for noncardiac surgery in patients with congenital heart disease and outcomes.

Description of Clinical Expertise

Anesthesia for cardiac and noncardiac surgery in patients with congenital heart disease.

Anesthesia for patients with pulmonary hypertension.

Selected Publications

Diaz LK, Maxwell LM: Anesthetic considerations for pediatric surgical conditions. Ashcraft's Pediatric Surgery, 6th edition 2014.

Glatz AC, Nishisaki A, Niles DE, Hanna BD, Eilevstjonn J, Diaz LK, Gillespie MJ, Rome JJ, Sutton RM, Berg RA, Nadkarni VM: Sternal wall pressure comparable to leaning during CPR impacts intrathoracic pressure and haemodynamics in anaesthetized children during cardiac catheterization. Resuscitation 84: 1674-1679, 2013.

Diaz L, Maxwell L, Tobias J: Thoracic surgery. Basics of Pediatric Anesthesia for the iPad. Ronald S. Litman (eds.). 2013 Notes: ISBN 978-0-9887461-0-7.

Dhajani K, Hopkins P, Paek J, Manyang P, Capehart S, LaGrone C, Benevides S, Servier N, McWilliams V, Emerald J, Diaz L, Stayer S, Olutoye O: Prospective evaluation of pre-operative predictors of difficult intubating conditions in a pediatric population: A study of 1000 ambulatory surgery patients. Society for Pediatric Anesthesia, Las Vegas, NV 2013 Notes: poster presentation.

Buckley EM, Naim MY, Lynch JM, Goff DA, Schwab PJ, Diaz LK, Nicolson SC, Montenegro LM, Lavin NA, Durduran T, Spray TL, Gaynor JW, Putt ME, Yodh AG, Fogel MA, Licht DJ: Sodium bicarbonate causes dose-dependent increases in cerebral blood flow in infants and children with single-ventricle physiology. Pediatr Res 73: 66873, 2013.

Fogel MA, Shore D, Pawlowski T, Schwab P, Harris M, Whitehead K, Keller M, Spray T, Gaynor W, Fuller S, Nicolson S, Montenegro L, Diaz L, Vossough A, Licht D: Brain abnormalities causing surgical postponements in single ventricle patients throughout staged surgical reconstruction. American Heart Association Annual Meeting 2012 Notes: Poster Presentation.

Buckley EM, Hance D, Pawlowski T, Lynch J, Wilson FB, Masquita RC, Durduan T, Diaz LK, Putt ME, Licht DJ, Fogel MA, Yodh AG: Validation of diffuse correlation spectroscopic measurements of cerebral blood flow using phase-encoded velocity mapping MRI. J Biomed Opt 17(3), 2012.

Fogel MA, Pawlowski TW, Whitehead KK, Harris MA, Keller M, Glatz AC, Zhu W, Shore D, Diaz LK, Rome JJ: Cardiac magnetic resonance and the need for routine cardiac catheterization in single ventricle patients prior to fontan: A comparison of three groups. J Am Coll Cardiol 60: 1094-1102, 2012.

Diaz LK, Ganesh A, Grichnik K, Eck JB: Anesthesia for pediatric thoracic surgery. Thoracic Anesthesia: Ready to Practice. McGraw Hill Medical, 2012.

Buckley EM, Naim MY, Lynch JM, Goff DA, Diaz LK, Nicolson SC, Montenegro LM, Lavin NA, Durduran N, Spray TL, Gaynor JW, Putt ME, Yoch AG, Fogel MA, Licht DJ: Sodium bicarbonate causes a dose-dependent increase of cerebral blood flow in infants and children with single ventricle physiology. The Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society, Miami, FL 2012 Notes: Poster Presentation.

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Last updated: 06/25/2014
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