Elaina E. Lin, MD

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Elaina E. Lin, MD, is an anesthesiologist with the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Anesthesia for fetal surgery, Point of care ultrasound applications in the perioperative period
Locations: Main Hospital
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD


Internal Medicine - Johns Hopkins University Sinai Program, Baltimore, MD


Anesthesiology - Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD


Research Fellow in the Clinical Research Training Program (CRTP) - National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
Pediatric Anesthesia - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

Anesthesiology – American Board of Anesthesiology
Pediatric Anesthesiology – American Board of Anesthesiology

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Anesthesiologist

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Departments and Services

Research Interests

Fetal surgery and anesthesia
Point of care ultrasound applications in the perioperative period




Lin EE, Nelson O, Isserman RS, Henderson AA, Rintoul NE, Lioy J, Javia LR, Tran KM, Fiadjoe JE. Management of neonatal difficult airway emergencies in the delivery room. Paediatr Anaesth. 2020;30(5):544-551. doi:10.1111/pan.13859


Conlon Thomas W, Lin Elaina E, Bruins Benjamin B, Manrique Espinel Ana M, Muhly Wallis T, Elliott Elizabeth, Glau Christie, Himebauch Adam S, Johnson Gregory, Fiadjoe John E, Lockman Justin L, Nishisaki Akira, Schwartz Alan J: Getting to Know a Familiar Face: Current and Emerging Focused Ultrasound Applications for the Perioperative Setting. Pediatric Anesthesia March 2019 Notes: epub ahead of print.


Isserman Rebecca S, Nelson Olivia, Tran Kha M, Cai Lingyu, Polansky Marcia, Rosenbloom Julia M, Goebel Theodora K, Lin Elaina E.: Risk Factors for Perioperative Mortality and Transfusion in Sacrococcygeal Teratoma Resections. Pediatric Anesthesia 27(7): 726-732, Jul 2017.


Lin Elaina E, Moldenhauer Julie S, Tran Kha M, Cohen David E, Adzick N. Scott: Anesthetic Management of Sixty-Five Cases of Ex Utero Intrapartum Therapy (EXIT): 13 Year Single Center Experience. Anesthesia & Analgesia 123(2): 411-7, August 2016.

Gálvez Jorge A, Lin Elaina E, Schwartz Alan Jay, Simpao Allan F: Ultrasound-guided Vascular Access: Visualizing the Tip of the Needle. Anesthesiology 125(2): 396, August 2016.

Lin Elaina E, Chen Aaron E, Panebianco Nova, Conlon Thomas, Ju Na Rae, Carlson Dustin, Kopenitz Jason, Nishisaki Akira: Effect of Inhalational Anesthetics and Positive-pressure Ventilation on Ultrasound Assessment of the Great Vessels: A Prospective Study at a Children's Hospital. Anesthesiology 124(4): 870-7, Apr 2016.


Gálvez JA, Ahumada L, Simpao AF, Lin EE, Bonafide CP, Choudhry D, England WR, Jawad AF, Friedman D, Sesok-Pizzini DA, Rehman MA: Visual Analytical Tool for Evaluation of 10-year Perioperative Transfusion Practice at a Children's Hospital. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association 21(3): 529-34, May-June 2014.


Chidambaran Vidya, Gentry Carol, Ajuba-Iwuji Chinwe, Sponsellar Paul D, Ain Michael, Lin Elaina E, Zhang Xue, Klaus Sybil Ann, Njoku Dolores B : Retrospective Identification of Gastro-esophageal Reflux Disease as a New Risk Factor for Surgical Site Infection in Cerebral Palsy Patients Following Spine Surgery. Anesthesia and Analgesia 117(1): 162-8, July 2013.

Stricker Paul A, Lin Elaina E, Fiadjoe John E, Sussman Emily M, Pruitt Eric Y, Zhao Huaqing, Jobes David R: An Evaluation of Central Venous Pressure Monitoring in Children Undergoing Craniofacial Reconstruction Surgery. Anesthesia and Analgesia 116(2): 411-9, Feb 2013.

Lin Elaina E, Tran Kha M.: Anesthesia for Fetal Surgery. Seminars in Pediatric Surgery 22(1), Feb 2013.

Faraday Nauder, Rock Peter, Lin Elaina E, Perl Trish M, Carroll Karen, Stierer Tracey, Robarts Polly, McFillin Angela, Ross Tracy, Shah Ashish S, Riley Lee H, Tamargo Rafael J, Black James H, Blasco-Colmenares Elena, Guallar Eliseo.: Past History of Skin Infection and Risk of Surgical Site Infection After Elective Surgery. Annals of Surgery 257(1): 150-4, Jan 2013.



Lin Elaina E, Glau Christie, Posada Adriana, Conlon Thomas W, Chen Aaron E, Nishisaki Akira: Carotid Flow Time Increases with Fluid Administration in Children Under General Anesthesia, but Baseline Value Does Not Predict Fluid Responsiveness. Society for Pediatric Anesthesia Annual Meeting March 2019.

Glau Christie, Lin Elaina E, Conlon Thomas W, Himebauch Adam, Nishisaki Akira: Ultrasound Assessment of Diaphragm Thickness and Contractility in Healthy Pediatric Patients. Society for Critical Care Medicine Annual Meeting February 2019.


Lin Elaina E, Simpao Allan F, Nishisaki Akira, Chen Aaron E, Conlon Thomas W, Song Bo, Tan Jonathan M, Stricker Paul A, Galvez Jorge A: Ultrasound-guided IV Placement in Infants and Children - A Retrospective Cohort Study. ASA Annual Meeting Oct 2018.

Lin Elaina E, Nelson Olivia, Tran Kha M, Isserman Rebecca S, Javia Luv R, Khalek Nahla, Rintoul Natalie E, Oliver Edward R, Hedrick Holly L: PRESTO vs. EXIT for Treatment of Prenatally Diagnosed Difficult Airway: Treatment and Outcomes. Society for Pediatric Anesthesia annual meeting March 2018.




Lin, Elaina E.: Review of Statistics for the Pediatric Anesthesiologist. Pediatric Anesthesiology Review Topics. Lockman, JL (eds.). Naerthwyn Press, 2013.

Lin, Elaina E.: Fetal Surgery for the Anesthesiologist. Pediatric Anesthesiology Review Topics. Lockman, JL (eds.). Naerthwyn Press, 2013.


Wu Christopher L, Lin Elaina E, Maine David N: Outcomes, Efficacy and Complications of Neuropathic Pain Management. Raj's Practical Management of Pain. Benzon HT (eds.). Mosby Elsevier, 2008.

Posters and Presentations

Invited lectures


Lin EE. "Advanced Techniques for Peripheral Vascular Access Workshop," Society for Pediatric Anesthesia, Houston, TX


Lin EE. "Fetal Surgery and Anesthesia: Small Patients, Big Promise", Wuhan Children's Hospital, Wuhan, China

Lin EE. "Young Brains at Risk?  Neurotoxicity Concerns in Pediatric and Fetal Anesthesia," Wuhan Central Hospital, Wuhan, China

Lin EE. "New Frontiers in Pediatric Anesthesia: An overview of pediatric anesthetic neurotoxicity, fetal surgery, and pediatric difficult airway management", Chifeng Academic Conference, Chifeng, China

Lin EE. "Fetal Surgery and Anesthesia: Current Practice and Future Horizons," Pediatric and Obstetric Anesthesia Symposium, Wuhan, Hubei Province, China

Lin EE. "Management of the Pediatric and Fetal Difficult Airway," Pediatric and Obstetric Anesthesia Symposium, Wuhan, Hubei Province, China

Lin EE. "Airway Jedi Tricks: New Modalities in Pediatric Airway Management", Innovations in Pediatric Emergency Medicine: Consensus, Controversy and the Cutting Edge, Lake Buena Vista, FL

Lin EE. "Point of Care Ultrasound Workshop", Innovations in Pediatric Emergency Medicine: Consensus, Controversy and the Cutting Edge, Lake Buena Vista, FL


Lin EE. "Management of Pediatric and Fetal Difficult Airway," Grand Rounds, Department of Anesthesiology Hahnemann University Hospital Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia PA

Awards and Honors

2014, Anesthesia Department Teaching Award
2011, AAP John J. Downes Resident Research Award Second Place
2010, Hospital for Special Surgery Resident of the Year Award
2006, Henry Strong Denison Award for excellence in medical investigation
2002, Johns Hopkins Alumni Association Community Service Grant
2001, Phi Beta Kappa

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations


2012-present, International Fetal Medicine and Surgery Society


2008-present, Society for Pediatric Anesthesia
2007-present, American Society of Anesthesiologists