Kelly Grogan, MD

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Kelly Grogan, MD, is an attending anesthesiologist in the Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Locations: Main Hospital
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD


Internal Medicine - Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, MD


Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine - Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD (Chief Resident)


Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesiology - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

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

Adult Cardiac Anesthesiology - Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

Adult Critical Care Medicine - Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

Board Certification

Clinical Electroencephalography, German Section of International Federation of Clinical Electrophysiology
Pediatric Anesthesiology

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Anesthesiologist

Departments and Services




Finley A, Abernathy J, Heinke T, Nelson E, Guldan G, Grogan K. An abnormal EXTEM in the setting of high heparin concentration. J Cardiothorac Vase Anesth 2015;Aug 29(4):1021-4.


Martinez E, Chavez-Valdez R, Hold NF, Grogan KL, Khalifeh KW, Slater T, Winner LE, Moyer J, Lehmann C. Successful implementation of a perioperative glycemic control protocol in cardiac surgery: barrier analysis and intervention using Lean Six Sigma. Anesthesiol Res Pract 2011;2011:565069.


Rodriguez-Paz JM, Mark LJ, Herzer KR, Michelson JD, Grogan KL, Herman J, Hunt D, Wardlow L, Armour EP, Pronovost, PJ. A novel process for introducing a new intraoperative program: a multidisciplinary paradigm for mitigating hazards and improving patient safety. Anesth Analg 2009; 108:202-210.

Stearns JD, Davila-Roma VG, Barzilai B, Thompson RE, Grogan, KL, Thomas B, Hogue CW Jr. Prognostic value of troponin I levels for predicting adverse cardiovascular outcomes in postmenopausal women undergoing cardiac surgery. Anes Analg 2009;108:719-26.




Grogan K, Martinez E : Perioperative glucose control: Review of the literature, current recommendations, and protocol implementation. . IN: Practice Guidelines in Cardiovascular Anesthesia: Update and Controversies, Chapter 11. London M (eds.). Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Baltimore, MD, 2012.


Grogan K, Stearns J: Cardiovascular and Thoracic Anesthesia. IN: Johns Hopkins Anesthesiology Handbook, Chapter 9. Heitmiller E, Schwengel D (eds.). Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA, Page: 165-232, 2010.


Grogan K: Perioperative glycemic control.  IN: Case-Based Anesthesia: Clinical Learning Guide, Chapter 3. Shorten G, Diergorf S, Iohom G, O'Connor C, Hogue C (eds.). Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkens, Philadelphia, PA, Page: 9-13, 2009.


Grogan K: Postoperative Pulmonary Management. IN: The Johns Hopkins Manual of Cardiac Surgical Care (2nd edition), Chapter 13. Conte J, Baumgartner W, Owens S, Dorman T (eds.). Mosby Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA 2008.

Berkowitz D, Grogan K, Nyhan D: Pharmacology of anesthetic drugs. IN: Essentials of Cardiac Anesthesia, Chapter 7   Kaplan JA  (eds.). Saunders Elsevier, New York, NY, Page: 100-117, 2008.


Grogan K: Do not use benzocaine spray to avoid risk of methemoglobinemia. IN: Avoiding Common Errors in the ICU, Chapter 49. Marcucci L, Martinez E, Haut E, Slonim A, Suarez J (eds.). Wolters Kluwer/ Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia,PA, Page: 111-115, 2007.

Grogan K: Remember that argatroban increases INR but does not affect coagulation in extrinsic system.  IN: Avoiding Common Errors in the ICU, Chapter 221. Marcucci L, Martinez E, Haut E, Slonim A, Suarez J  (eds.). Wolters Kluwer/ Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA, Page: 542-545, 2007.


Berkowitz D, Grogan K, Nyhan D: Pharmacology of anesthetic drugs.  IN: Cardiac Anesthesia (5th and 6th Editions), Chapter 9. Kaplan J, Konstade S, Lake C, Reich D (eds.). Elsevier, New York, NY, 2005.

Posters and Presentations

Lectures by Invitation


Grogan K. Beyond the Cocktail Personality: Anesthetic Considerations for the Child with Williams Syndrome. Congenital Cardiac Anesthesiology Society; 2017 May; Austin, TX.

Awards and Honors

2002, Resident Scholar, Foundation of Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER)

2001, Fellow Reporter, Society of Critical Care Medicinepubli

1994-present, Phi Beta Kappa, Gettysburg College

1994, Summa Cum Laude, Biology, Gettysburg College

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial Positions

2016-present, Reviewer, Anesthesia and Analgesia

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2016-present,  Society of Pediatric Anesthesiology

2009-present, American Board of Anesthesiology

- 2012-present, Oral Board Examiner, Associate Examiner

2006-present, Society of Cardiac Anesthesiology

1999-present, American Society of Anesthesiology