Pediatric anesthesiology


Pediatric Anesthesiology

Infants and very young children show an increased vulnerability to the challenges of the perioperative period when compared to older children and adults, because of developmental immaturity, reduced physiological reserve, and differing pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics. Additionally, organ development influences the patterns of disease that occur in childhood and affects drug treatments and responses to them. The Department of Pediatric Anesthesia at BC Children’s Hospital provides excellence in patient-centred care and innovation through research in pain management, critical care, and anesthesia for a wide range of surgical and diagnostic procedures.


  • Catrina Loucks