Charles Dean Kurth, MD

Charles Dean Kurth, MD

Charles Dean Kurth, MD, is Anesthesiologist-in-Chief and Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at CHOP. He holds the John J. Downes, M.D. Endowed Chair in Pediatric Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine.

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

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Residency

Anesthesiology - Shand's Teaching Hospital, Gainesville, FL
Pediatrics - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Fellowship

NIH Fellow, Physiology - Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

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

Additional Training

Quality Improvement Science Trainee, Intermediate Improvement Science Series (I2S2) - James Anderson Center, Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Cincinnati, OH

Subspecialty Trainee, Intraoperative Neuromonitoring - Shand's Teaching Hospital, Gainesville, FL

Board Certification

Anesthesiology
Pediatric Anesthesiology
Pediatrics

Titles and Academic Titles

Anesthesiologist-in-Chief

Chair, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

John J. Downes, M.D. Endowed Chair in Pediatric Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

Departments and Services

Publications

Papers

2016

Miller J, Xue B, Hossain M, Zhang MZ, Loepke A, Kurth D : Comparison of dexmedetomidine and chloral hydrate sedation for transthoracic echocardiography in infants and toddlers: A randomized clinical trial.  Paediatric  Anaesthesia 26(3): 266-272, 2016.

2014

Buck D, Kurth CD, Varughese A: Perspectives on quality and safety in pediatric anesthesia.  Anesthesiology Clinics 32(1): 281-294, 2014.

Wu J, Mahmoud M, Schmitt M, Hossain M, Kurth CD : Comparison of propofol and dexmedetomidine techniques in children undergoing magnetic resonance imaging.  Pediatric Anesthesia  24(8): 813-818, 2014.

Patino M, Schultz L, Hossain M, Moeller J, Mahmoud M, Gunter J, Kurth CD: Trending and accuracy of non-invasive hemoglobin monitoring in pediatric perioperative patients. Anesthesia Analgesia  119: 920-925, 2014.

Kurth CD, Tyler D, Heitmiller E, Tosone SR, Martin L, Desphande JK: National pediatric anesthesia safety quality improvement program in the United States.  Anesthesia Analgesia  119: 112-121, 2014.

Books

Chapters

2015

Patino M, Kurth CD, McAuliffe J. Monitoring the neonate: Basic science. In: Lerman J, editor. Neonatal Anesthesia. New York, NY: Springer Publishing; 2015. pp. 173-189.

2012

Samuels PJ, Tomasson J, Kurth CD. Training and education in pediatric anesthesia. In: Bissonnette B, editor. Pediatric Anesthesia: Basic principles, State of the Art, Future. Shelton, CT: Peoples Medical Publishing House; 2012. pp. 2119-2131.

2009

Spaeth JP, Kurth CD. The extremely premature infant (micropremie). In: Cote CJ, Lehrman The Practice of Anesthesia for Infants and Children  Cote CJ, Lehrman J , Todres, editors. St. Louis, MO: Saunders Elsevier; 2009. pp. 733-745.

2006

Kurth CD. Preface: Frontiers in pediatric anesthesiology. In: Kurth CD, editor. International Anesthesiology Clinics. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins; 2006. pp. 44(1): xvii, 2006.

2005

Hosu L, Kurth CD: Postoperative apnea in the infant. In: Atlee JL, editor. Complications in Anesthesia 2nd Edition. Philadelphia, PA: WB Saunders; 2005. pp. 611-614.

1993

Steven JM, Kurth CD. Heart and lung transplantation in children. In: Lake CL, editor. Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia. 2nd ed. Norwalk, CT: Appleton & Lange, Norwalk, CT; 199. pp. 385-414.

Kurth CD, Goodwin SR. Obstructive airway diseases in children. In: Koff, Eitzman, Neu, editors. Neonatal and Pediatric Respiratory Care. 2nd Ed. St. Louis, MO: CV Mosby; 1993. pp. 102-127.

1988

Kurth CD, Goodwin SR. Obstructive airway diseases in children. In: Koff, Eitzman, Neu, editors. Neonatal and Pediatric Respiratory Care. 2nd Ed. St. Louis, MO: CV Mosby Co.; 1988. pp. 93-113.

 

Posters and Presentations

Posters

2016

Patino M, Kalin M, Griffin A, Inhajuddin AM, Ding L, Williams T, Ishman S, Mahmoud M, Kurth CD, Szmuk P [poster presentation]. Postoperative respiratory monitoring in pediatric patients. Society for Pediatric Anesthesia; 2016; Colorado Springs, CO.

Olbrecht V, Jiang Y, Walter C, Ding L, Kurth CD. Low cerebral oxygenation and arterial pressure in young infants under general anesthesia [poster presentation]. Society for Pediatric Anesthesia; 2016; Colorado Springs CO.

2015

Olbrecht V, Jiang Y, Kurth CD: Functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) to identify pain in children [poster presentation]. Society for Pediatric Anesthesia; 2015; San Diego, CA.

Lectures by Invitation

2016

Kurth CD. Postoperative Apnea:  What is the Story? [invited lecture]. Annual Meeting Chinese Society Pediatric Anesthesia; 2016 Jun; Kunming, China.

Kurth CD. Postoperative Apnea:  What is the Story? [invited lecture]. Annual Meeting Chinese Society Pediatric Anesthesia, Fuwai Hospital Cardiovascular Institute; 2016 Jun;  Beijing, China.

Kurth CD. Postoperative Apnea:  What is the Story? [invited lecture]. Annual Meeting Chinese Society Pediatric Anesthesia, Beijing Children's Hospital; 2016 Jun; Beijing, China.

Kurth CD. Perspectives on Quality & Safety [invited lecture]. Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Cardiology 2016; 2016 Feb; Orlando, FL.

Kurth CD. Five Steps to Improve Patient Safety [invited lecture]. Eighth Annual John J. Downes Lecture in Cardiac Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Cardiology 2016; 2016 Feb; Orlando, FL.

2015

Kurth CD. Recent Innovations in Pediatric Anesthesiology [invited lecture]. The Second China International Forum of Pediatric Development; 2015 Oct; Beijing, China.

Kurth CD. Postoperative Apnea: What is the Story? [invited lecture]. Yuying Children's Hospital, Wenzhou Medical University; 2015 Oct; Wenzhou, China.

Kurth CD. Postoperative Apnea: What is the Story? [invited lecture]. Guangzhou Women and Children's Hospital; 2015 Oct; Guangzhou, China.

Kurth CD. Quality Improvement in Pediatric Anesthesia [invited lecture]. Pediatric Anesthesia Group Evelina Children's Hospital; 2015 May; London, UK.

Kurth CD. Anesthesia for the Micropremie [invited lecture]. London Neonatal Group, Evelina Children's Hospital; 2015 May; London, UK.

Kurth CD. Ethical Dilemmas in Pediatric Anesthesia [invited lecture]. Association of Paediatric Anesthetists Great Britain & Ireland; 2015 May; Aberdeen, Scotland, UK.

Kurth CD. Clinical Research Organization: 6 Steps to Build It [invited lecture]. Second Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University; 2015 May; Hangzhou, China.

Kurth CD. Quality Improvement in Pediatric Anesthesia [invited lecture]. Association of Paediatric Anesthetists Great Britain & Ireland; 2015 May; Aberdeen, Scotland, UK.

Kurth CD. Five Steps to Improve Patient Safety [invited lecture]. Guangzhou Society of Anesthesia; 2015 May; Guangzhou, China.

Kurth CD. Complex Surgery in a Neonate with Congenital Heart Disease [invited lecture]. Asian Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists; 2015 May; Hangzhou, China.

Kurth CD. Postoperative Apnea: What is the Story? [invited lecture]. Vanderbilt University; 2015 Apr; Nashville, TN.

Kurth CD. How to Improve Quality in Anesthesia? [invited lecture]. Sixth Annual Domer Lecture, Pediatric Anesthesia, Vanderbilt University; 2015 Apr; Nashville, TN.

2014

Kurth CD. Quality in Pediatric Anesthesia [invited lecture]. Visiting Professor, Grand Rounds, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management, Royal Children's Hospital; 2014 Aug; Melbourne, Australia.

Kurth CD. A Journey in Quality Improvement [invited lecture]. Visiting Professor, Grand Rounds, Department of Pediatrics, Royal Children's Hospital; 2014 Aug; Melbourne, Australia.

Kurth CD. Driving Quality Improvement for Pediatric Anesthesia [invited lecture]. Visiting Professor, Fellows Lecture, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management, Royal Children's Hospital; 2014 Aug; Melbourne, Australia.

Kurth CD. Anesthesia for Latest Innovations in Pediatric Surgery [invited lecture]. Annual Meeting of Zhejiang Society of Anesthesiology;2014 Jul; Wenzhou, China.

Kurth CD. New Devices for Pediatric Anesthesiology [invited lecture]. Annual Meeting of Zhejiang Society Anesthesiology; 2014 Jul; Wenzhou, China.

Kurth CD. How to Do Quality Improvement [invited lecture]. 50th Anniversary, Pediatric Anesthesia Fellowship, Children's Hospital Philadelphia; 2014 May; Philadelphia, PA.

Kurth CD. How to Improve Quality in Anesthesiology [invited lecture]. Visiting Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Albert Einstein School of Medicine; 2014 Mar; Montefiore Medical Center, New York, NY.

Kurth CD. Neonatal Safety [invited lecture]. Patient Safety Summit; 2014 Jan; Los Angeles, C

Awards and Honors

1982, Graduation Honors, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine
1981, Alpha Omega Alpha
1978, Cum Laude, Colorado College

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial Positions

Section Editor

2015-present, Quality & Safety, Pediatric Anesthesia Journal
2012-2015, Quality Improvement, Pediatric Anesthesia Journal

Reviewer

2004-present, Pediatric Anesthesia
2000-present, Journal of Biomedical Optics
2000-present, Journal Clinical Monitoring
1992-present, Journal of Applied Physiology
1990-present, Anesthesia & Analgesia
1990-present, Anesthesiology

Academic and Institutional Committees

2016-present, Member, CHOPPA (Children's Hospital Practice Association) Executive Committee, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

2016-present, Member, Clinical and Operational Excellence Steering Committee, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

2016-present, Member, Executive Committee of the Medical Staff, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

International

1989-present, International Society of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism (Member)
1994-present, International Anesthesia Research Society (Member)
1998-present, Association of University Anesthesiologists (Member)

National

2012-present, Chinese American Medical Pediatric Society (CHAMPS) (Member)

2008-present Society of Pediatric Anesthesia
- 2008-2014, Pediatric Anesthesia Leadership Council, President
- 2014-present, Chairman
- 2010-2015, Pediatric Anesthesia Journal Board
- Patient Safety Organization: Wake Up Safe, President, 2010-2011, 2014-present

1991-present, American Medical Association (Member)

1988-present, American Physiological Society (Member)

1986-present, American Society of Anesthesiologists (Member)

1983-present, American Academy of Pediatrics (Member)