Ronald S. Litman, DO, ML

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

Areas of Expertise: Pediatric anesthesia and sedation, Malignant hyperthermia, Medication safety, Healthcare law
Locations: Main Campus

Background

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Education and Training

Medical School

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

Internship

Pediatrics - Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY
Rotating Osteopathic Internship - Mercy Suburban Hospital, Norristown, PA

Residency

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

Fellowship

Pediatric Anesthesia - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

Anesthesiology
Pediatric Anesthesiology
Pediatrics

Graduate Degree

ML - University of Pennsylvania School of Law, Philadelphia, PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Anesthesiologist

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

Departments and Services

Research Interests

Pediatric sedation
Sedation and anesthesia for MRI
Effects of anesthetics and sedatives on upper airway patency
Malignant hyperthermia
Medication errors in the OR
Opioid regulation

Publications

Papers

2019

Donohoe, G.C., Zhang, B., Mensinger, J.L., Litman, R.S.: Trends in Postoperative Opioid Prescribing in Outpatient Pediatric Surgery. Pain Medicine Page: pny284, January 2019.

Litman, R.S., Smith, V.I., Larach, M.G., Mayes, L., Shukry, M., Theroux, M.C., Watt, S., Wong, C.A.: Consensus Statement of the Malignant Hyperthermia Association of the United States on Unresolved Clinical Questions Concerning the Management of Patients with Malignant Hyperthermia. Anesth Analg 128(4): 652-9, April 2019.

2018

Litman Ronald S, Pagán Olivia H, Cicero Theodore J: Abuse-deterrent Opioid Formulations. Anesthesiology 128(5): 1015-1026, May 2018.

Litman, R.S.: How to prevent medication errors in the operating room? Take away the human factor. British Journal of Anaesthesia 120(3): 438-440, March 2018.

Litman, R.S.: The Physician Payments Sunshine Act: Implications and Predictions. Pediatrics 141(2), Feb 2018.

Litman, R. S., Smith, V. I., Mainland, P.: New solutions to reduce wrong route medication errors. Pediatric Anesthesia 28(1): 8-12, January 2018.

Litman Ronald S, Griggs Sarah M, Dowling James J, Riazi Sheila: Malignant Hyperthermia Susceptibility and Related Diseases. Anesthesiology 128(1): 159-167, January 2018.

McCoy, M.S., Pagán, O., Donohoe, G., Kanter, G.P., Litman, R.S.: Conflicts of Interest of Public Speakers at Meetings of the Anesthetic and Analgesic Drug Products Advisory Committee. JAMA Int Med 178(7): 996-7, July 2018. PMCID: PMC6145711

2017

Smith, V.I., Cisler, S.T., Litman, R.S.: The Liability of a Glowing Reference. Anesthesia & Analgesia(124), 2074-6, June 2017.

Rosenbloom, J., Senthil, K., Fiadjoe, J.E., Peoples, K.N., Robinson, W., Litman, R.S.: A Limited Evaluation of the Association of Race and Anesthetic Medication Administration: A Single-Center Experience with Appendectomies Pediatric Anesthesia 27(11): 1142-7, November 2017.

Lobaugh, L.M.Y., Martin, L.D., Schleelein, L.E., Tyler, D.C., Litman, R.S.: Medication Errors in Pediatric Anesthesia: A Report from the Wake Up Safe Quality Improvement Initiative. Anesthesia & Analgesia 125(3): 936-42, September 2017. PMCID: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000002279

2010

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.

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial and Institutional Committees

Chair, Hospital Sedation Committee
Chair, FDA Anesthesia and Analgesia Drug Products Advisory Committee (AADPAC)
Medical Director, Institute for Safe Medication Practice (ISMP)

Academic Positions

Director of Clinical Research for the General Division