Andrew T. Costarino Jr., MD, MSCE

Andrew T. Costarino Jr., MD, MSCE

Andrew T. Costarino Jr., MD, MSCE, is Chief of the Division of Cardiac Critical Care Medicine at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Outpatient Appointments: 215-590-4040
Second Opinions, Referrals and Information About Our Services: 267-426-9600

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York


Anesthesiology - The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Pediatrics - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA


Pediatric Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Neonatology - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

Critical Care Medicine
Pediatric Anesthesiology
Pediatrics Critical Care Medicine
Pediatrics Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Graduate Degree

Masters in Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (MSCE) - University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Division Chief, Cardiac Critical Care Medicine

Senior Pediatric Intensivist

Departments and Services



Costarino AT. Pediatric Anesthesiology. Anesthesiology Clinics of North America. In Brenn BR (eds.). W.B. Saunders, Philadelphia, PA. 23(4), 2005.



Slamon N, Theroux MT, Costarino AT: Neuromuscular blockade   Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Basic Science and Clinical Evidence  Wheeler DS, Wong HR, Shanley TP, eds. (eds.). Springer, New York, NY, Page: 1674-1684, 2009.


Boyd CD, Costarino AT: Edema.  Polin R: Nephrology and Fluid/Electrolyte Physiology - Neonatal Questions and Controversies. Oh, Guignard, Baumgart (eds.). Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA  12: 196-207, 2008.


Costarino AT, Brenn BR: Preoperative management. Pediatrics On Call  Pohl CA, Callahan CA, Gartner JC, Bradford KK (eds.). Lange Medical Books/McGraw Hill, Philadelphia, PA  Page: 567-579, 2006.


Costarino AT, Downes JJ: Pediatric anesthesia historical perspective.  Anesthesiology Clin of North America   (eds.). W.B. Saunders, Philadelphia, PA, 23(4): 573-595, 2005.

Costarino AT, Deshpande JK: Pediatric anesthesiology: Thoughts on the future.  Anesthesiology Clin of North America  W. B. Saunders, Philadelphia, PA, 23(4): 861, 2005.

Boyd CD, Costarino AT : Acute respiratory distress syndrome.  Gellis and Kagan's Current Pediatric Therapy, 18th edition  Burg FD, Jingelfinger MD, Polin RA, Gershon A, eds. (eds.). W.B. Saunders, Philadelphia, PA, Page: 465-469, 2005.


Schultz SE, Costarino AT: Assessment for successful extubation. Clinical Guidelines for Mechanical Ventilation; 1st Edition, Chapter 26. Handbooks in Health Care Co., Newtown, PA, Page: 346-353, 2002.


Lin RJ, Costarino AT: Neonatal pain management. Fetal and Neonatal Secrets. Polin RA, Spitzer AR, eds. (eds.). Hanley-Belfus Publishing Company, Philadelphia, PA, Page: 341-348, 2001.


Baumgart S, Costarino AT: Water and electrolyte metabolism of the micropremie. Clinics in Perinatology. Cowett F, ed. (eds.). W.B. Saunders, Philadelphia, PA, 27(1): 45, 2000.


Lavelle JM, Costarino AT: Care of the pediatric patient.  Pediatric Otolaryngology: Principles and Practice Pathways. Wetmore R, Muntz H, McGill T, eds. (eds.). Thieme, NY, 1999.

Costarino AT, Brans YW: Fetal and neonatal body fluid composition with reference to growth and development. Fetal and Neonatal Physiology - Chapter 162, Second Edition. Polin RA, and Fox W (eds.). W.B. Saunders, Philadelphia, PA, 1999.


Kasemsri T, Costarino AT: Acute respiratory distress syndrome.  Current Pediatric Therapy - Chapter 6. Burg F, Ingelfinger J, Wald E, Polin R, eds.,  (eds.). W.B. Saunders, Philadelphia, PA  Page: 557-564, 1998.

Costarino AT, Baumgart S : Neonatal water and electrolyte metabolism.  Principles of Perinatal--Neonatal Metabolism - Chapter 46, Second Edition,  Cowett R, ed. (eds.). Springer Verlag, New York, 1998.

Baumgart S, Costarino AT: Fluid and electrolyte therapeutics.  Current Pediatric Therapy - Chapter 3. Burg F, Ingelfinger J, Wald E, Polin R, eds.,  (eds.). W.B. Saunders, Philadelphia, PA, Page: 283-289, 1998.


Baumgart S, Costarino AT: Fluid and electrolyte therapeutics.  Current Pediatric Therapy. Burg F, Wald E, Ingelfinger J, Polin R (eds.). W.B. Saunders, Philadelphia, PA, 1996.


Lavelle J, Costarino AT: Central venous access.  Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Procedures. Henretig FM, King C (eds.). Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA, 1995.


Costarino AT, Froese N: Sedation and pain relief in the ICU.   Illustrated Textbook of Pediatric Emergency and Critical Care Procedures  Dieckmann R, Fiser D, Selbst S (eds.). Mosby, Philadelphia, PA, 1994.


Baumgart S, Costarino AT: Commonly encountered fluid and electrolyte problems in the preterm newborn infant.  Workbook in Practical Neonatology ,  R.A. Polin, ed. (eds.). W.B. Saunders Company, Philadelphia, PA, 1992.


Costarino AT, Marshall B: Ventilation distribution and pulmonary gas exchange.  Manual of Thoracic Anesthesia. E. Cohen, ed. (eds.). Lippincott Company, Philadelphia, PA, 1991.

Costarino AT, Baumgart S: Water metabolism in the neonate.  Principles of  Perinatal and Neonatal Metabolism. R. Cowett, ed. (eds.). Springer Verlag, New York, 1991, 1991.


Costarino AT, Baumgart S: Controversies in fluid and electrolyte therapy for the premature infant.  In Clinics in Perinatology  R. Kliegman ed. 15: 863, 1988 Notes: W. B. Saunders, Philadelphia, PA.


Costarino AT, Polin RA : Neuromuscular relaxants in the neonate.  Clinics in Perinatology  j. Arana Ed. (eds.). W.B. Saunders, Philadelphia, PA, 14: 965-989, 1987.

Costarino AT: Review: Hatch DJ and Summer E; Neonatal anesthesia and perioperative care -second edition, vol. 5; Current topics in anesthesia. Anesth Analg 66: 287-292, 1987.


Costarino AT, Baumgart S: Modern fluid and electrolyte management of the critically ill premature infant.  Pediatric Clinics of North America. R. Polin and W. Fox eds. (eds.). W.B. Saunders, Philadelphia, PA, 33: 153-178, 1986.

Posters and Presentations

Lectures by invitations


"Outcome of premature infants," The Society of Pediatric Anesthesiology Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA. (October 2013)

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial positions


1991-present, Clinical Intensive Care: International Journal of Critical and Coronary Care Medicine
1991-present, Journal of Pediatrics
1990-present, Journal of Critical Care Medicine
1988-present, Pediatric Emergency Care

Academic committees


2012-present, Medical Executive Committee, Alfred I. duPont Hospital Surgical Center at Bryn Mawr


2011-present, Admissions Committee, Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College
2005-present, Trauma Committee, Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
2001-present, PICU Leadership Committee, Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
2001-present, OR Committee, Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
2001-present, Hospital Operations Committee, Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
2001-present,  Medical Executive Committee, Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations


1985-present, International Anesthesia Research Society, Member


1997-present, Society for Pediatric Anesthesiology, Member
1991-present American College of Chest Physicians, Fellow
1988-present, Society of Critical Care Medicine, Member
1987-present, American Medical Association, Member
1984-presentm, American Academy of Pediatrics, Fellow