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Kha M Tran, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology and Critical Care
Attending Anesthesiologist, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Director, Fetal Anesthesia Team, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Medical Director, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Surgery Center in Bucks County, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Anesthesiology and Critical Care

Contact information
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-590-1858
Fax: 215-590-1415
Education:
BA (Biology)
Johns Hopkins University, 1995.
MD
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2000.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Department of Medicine, 2000-2001.
Resident, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine, 2001-2004.
Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellow, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, 2004-2005.
Certifications
American Board of Anesthesiology, 2005.
American Board of Anesthesiology - Pediatric Anesthesiology , 2013.
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Description of Research Expertise

I am interested in anesthesia for fetal surgery. Some fetuses have developmental problems which can cause death in the middle of gestation unless corrected. Other disease processes will not cause death in utero but will interfere with successful transition to extrauterine life. This is a relatively new field, and much of anesthesia practice is based on translation of knowlege from other fields and similar (but not identical) patient populations. Much remains to be studied, characterized, and optimized to ensure optimal results for both the fetus and the mother.
I take a collaborative role in projects examining biomarkers of neurotocixity in the developing brain. I have some retrospective case series of fetal surgical patients in progress also.

Selected Publications

Tran KM: Fetal surgery: General considerations. Handbook of Essential Topics and Critical Incidents in Pediatric Anesthesiology. Cambridge University Press, 2015.

Tran KM: Urologic surgery: General considerations. Handbook of Essential Topics and Critical Incidents in Pediatric Anesthesiology. Young DA, Olutoye, O (eds.). Cambridge University Press, 2015.

Tran KM: Pediatric critical care medicine: ECMO. Handbook of Essential Topics and Critical Incidents in Pediatric Anesthesiology. Young DA, Olutoye, O (eds.). 2015 Notes: Cambridge University Press.

Tran KM: Pharmacology: Hypnotics and anxiolytics. Handbook of Essential Topics and Critical Incidents in Pediatric Anesthesiology. Young DA, Olutoye O (eds.). Cambridge University Press, 2015.

Tran KM: Cardiac: Anaphylaxis. Handbook of Essential Topics and Critical Incidents in Pediatric Anesthesiology. Young DA, Olutoye, O (eds.). Cambridge University Press, 2015.

Tran KM: Thoracic surgery: General considerations / lung Isolation techniques. Handbook of Essential Topics and Critical Incidents in Pediatric Anesthesiology. Young DA, Olutoye, O (eds.). Cambridge University Press, 2015.

Tran KM: Metabolic: Hypocalcemia. Handbook of Essential Topics and Critical Incidents in Pediatric Anesthesiology. Young DA, Olutoye, O (eds.). Cambridge University Press, 2015.

Tran KM: Cardiac: Ventricular fibrillation. Handbook of Essential Topics and Critical Incidents in Pediatric Anesthesiology. Young DA, Olutoye, O (eds.). Cambridge University Press, 2015.

Tran KM: Airway and pulmonary: Laryngospasm. Handbook of Essential Topics and Critical Incidents in Pediatric Anesthesiology. Young DA, Olutoye, O (eds.). Cambridge University Press, 2015.

Tran KM: Fetal surgery: EXIT procedure. Handbook of Essential Topics and Critical Incidents in Pediatric Anesthesiology. Young DA, Olutoye, O (eds.). Cambridge University Press, 2015.

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Last updated: 05/03/2015
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