Roxanne Kirsch, MD, FRCPC, FAAP

Roxanne Kirsch, MD, is an attending physician with the Cardiac Center and Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at CHOP.

Locations: Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    MD - University of Saskatchewan. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada


    Pediatrics - Alberta Children's Hospital, Calgary, Canada
    Chief Resident, 2004-05


    Pediatric Critical Care - Stollery Children's Hospital, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

    Board Certification

    Pediatric Specialist - The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

    Undergraduate Degree

    BA in History - University of Saskatchewan. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Attending Physician

    Instructor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

  • Centers and Programs
  • Research Interests

    Ethics of implementing new innovation
    Institutional learning curves
    Ethical challenges surrounding medical futility
    Perioperative outcomes in tetralogy of Fallot
    Simulation instruction

  • Publications



    Kirsch R, Joffe AR, Robertson CMT, Alton G, Sauve R, Ross D, Rebeyka I. Outcomes after neonatal cardiac surgery. Presented at the 16th Annual Western Perinatal Research Meeting 2008; 41:A10

    2007, 2008

    Kirsch R, Burns P, Duff JP, Joffe AR. Communication to families of babies having surgery for congenital heart disease. Poster Presentation at Pediatric Resident Research Days, November 2007, and Oral presentation at Critical Care Research Day, University of Alberta, May 2008, Edmonton, AB.

    Posters and Presentations

    Invited Presentations


    Simulation Resuscitation (“Mock Codes”) in Children with CHD. Invited Instructor. Cardiology 2009, 12th Annual Update on Pediatric Cardiovascular Disease: New and Evolving Practices, Nassau, Bahamas.


    Outcomes after Neonatal Cardiac Surgery. 16th Annual Western Perinatal Research Meeting, Banff, AB

    Bad Brainwaves: An Update on Status Epilepticus. Pediatric Resident Academic Half Day, Alberta Children’s Hospital, University of Calgary.

    Mentorship. Neonatology Fellowship Academic Half Day, Stollery Children’s Hospital, University of Alberta.

    Traumatic Brain Injury: A Review. Pediatric Resident Academic Half Day, Stollery Children’s Hospital, University of Alberta


    Traumatic Brain Injury Update. Grand Rounds, Pediatrics, Stollery Childrens Hospital, Edmonton, AB

  • Editorial and Academic Positions

    Editorial Positions

    Reviewer, Congenital Heart Disease