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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 & Civic Center Boulevard
9th floor - Main Building Suite 9336
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-590-1877
Fax: 215-590-1415
Education:
B.S. (Biology)
Duke University , 1981.
M.D.
Tulane University School of Medicine, 1985.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern in Pediatrics, Tulane University, New Orleans, 1985-1986.
Resident in Anesthesiology, Tulane University, New Orleans, 1986-1988.
Fellowship in Pediatric Anesthesia and Critical Care, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, 1988-1989.
Certifications
American Board of Anesthesiology, 1991.
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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.

Selected Publications

Buckley, E.M., Naim M.Y., Lynch J.M., Goff D.A., Schwab P.J., Diaz L.K., Nicolson S.C., Montenegro L.M., Lavin N.A., Durduran T., Spray T.L., Gaynor J.W., Putt M.E., Yodh A.G., Fogel M.A., Licht D.J.: Sodium bicarbonate causes dose-dependent increases in cerebral blood flow in infants and children with single-ventricle physiology. Pediatr Res 73: 66873, May 2013.

Diaz, L., Maxwell L., Tobias J.: Thoracic Surgery. Basics of Pediatric Anesthesia for the iPad. Ronald S. Litman (eds.). May 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 poster presentation March 2013.

Diaz L.K., Maxwell L.M.: Anesthetic Considerations for Pediatric Surgical Conditions. Ashcraft's Pediatric Surgery, 6th edition 2013 Notes: In Press.

Buckley E.M., Naim M.Y., Lynch J.M., Goff D.A., Diaz L.K., Nicolson S.C., Montenegro L.M., Lavin N.A., Durduran N., Spray T.L., Gaynor J.W., Putt M.E., Yoch A.G., Fogel M.A., Licht D.J.: 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 poster presentation December 2012.

Fogel M.A., 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 poster presentation November 2012.

Fogel, M.A., Pawlowski T.W., Whitehead K.K., Harris M.A., Keller M., Glatz A.C., Zhu W., Shore D., Diaz L.K., Rome J.J.: 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, September 2012.

Diaz L.K., Koh S., Gerdes M., Luan X., Rehman M., Gaynor J.W.: Increasing Cumulative Exposure to Volatile Anesthetic Agents and Narcotics is Associated with Poorer Neurodevelopmental Outcomes for Patients with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. International Anesthesia Research Society Meeting poster presentation May 2012.

Buckley E.M., Hance D., Pawlowski T., Lynch J., Wilson F.B., Masquita R.C., Durduan T., Diaz L.K., Putt M.E., Licht D.J., Fogel M.A., Yodh A.G.: Validation of Diffuse Correlation Spectroscopic Measurements of Cerebral Blood Flow Using Phase-Encoded Velocity Mapping MRI. J Biomed Opt 17(3), Mar 2012.

Diaz L.K., Rehman M., Luan X., Gerdes M., Bernbaum J., Nicolson S., Gaynor J.W.: Increasing Cumulative Exposure to Inhaled Volatile Anesthetic Agents is Associated with Poorer Neurodevelopmental Outcomes after Cardiac Surgery. Best Posters Oral Presentation, Congenital Cardiac Anesthesia Society Meeting Feb 2012.

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Last updated: 06/13/2013
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