Ronald S. Litman, DO

Ronald S. Litman, MD, is an anesthesiologist with the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Malignant hyperthermia, Sedation, Upper airway pathophysiology
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

  • Background

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  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    MD - New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY


    Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY


    Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital Case Western Reserve University , Cleveland, Ohio, 1988Anesthesiology - Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY


    The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

    Board Certification


  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Attending Anesthesiologist

    Director of Clinical Research for the General Division

    Chair, Hospital Sedation Committee

    Professor of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

  • Departments and Services
  • Publications






    Stricker PA, Gurnaney HG, Litman RS. Anesthetic management of children with an anterior mediastinal mass. J Clin Anesth. 2010 May;22(3):159-63. Read abstract

    Gencorelli FJ, Fields RG, Litman RS. Complications during rapid sequence induction of general anesthesia in children: a benchmark study. Paediatr Anaesth. 2010 May;20(5):421-4. Epub 2010 Mar 11. Read abstract

    Litman RS, Soin K, Salam A. Chloral hydrate sedation in term and preterm infants: an analysis of efficacy and complications. Anesth Analg. 2010 Mar 1;110(3):739-46. Epub 2009 Dec 23. Read abstract


    Litman RS. Anaesthesia for bronchial foreign body removal: what really matters? Eur J Anaesthesiol. 2010 Nov;27(11):928-9. No abstract available.

    Roberts K, Srinivasan V, Niles DE, Eilevstjønn J, Tyler L, Boyle L, Bishnoi R, Ferry S, Nysæther J, Stavland M, Litman RS, Helfaer M, Nadkarni V. Does change in thoracic impedance measured via defibrillator electrode pads accurately detect ventilation breaths in children? Resuscitation. 2010 Aug 25. [Epub ahead of print] Read abstract.

    Sutton RM, Niles D, Nysaether J, Stavland M, Thomas M, Ferry S, Bishnoi R, Litman R, Allen J, Srinivasan V, Berg RA, Nadkarni VM. Effect of residual leaning force on intrathoracic pressure during mechanical ventilation in children. Resuscitation. 2010 Jul;81(7):857-60. Epub 2010 Apr 20. Read abstract




    Fields RG, Gencorelli FJ, Litman RS. Anesthetic management of the pediatric bleeding tonsil. Paediatr Anaesth. 2010 Nov;20(11):982-6. Read abstract.