Matthew F. Pearsall, MD

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Matthew F. Pearsall, MD, is an attending anesthesiologist in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine and Medical Director of the CHOP Voorhees Ambulatory Surgical Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Peri-operative operations management, Congenital heart disease, Pulmonary hypertension anesthetic management, Conjoined twin anesthesia, Ambulatory anesthesia
Locations: Specialty Care & Surgery Center, Voorhees; Specialty Care & Surgery Center, Brandywine Valley; Specialty Care & Surgery Center, Bucks County; Main Hospital; Specialty Care, King of Prussia
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Thomas Jefferson University Medical College, Philadelphia, PA


Medicine, Preliminary Year - Christiana Care Health System, Newark, DE


Anesthesiology and Critical Care - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA


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

Board Certification

Pediatric Anesthesiology

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Anesthesiologist

Medical Director, CHOP Voorhees Ambulatory Surgical Center

Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology and Critical Care, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine 

Departments and Services

Research Interests

Peri-operative operations management
Conjoined twin anesthesia
Ambulatory anesthesia




Isserman R, Simpao A, Schwartz A, Pearsall M: T-wave Alternans and Long QT Syndrome.  Anesthesiology V 127 No 3, Sept 2017


Pearsall M, Feldman J: When does apparatus dead space matter for the pediatric patient? Anesthesia and Analgesia. Maxime Cannesson, M.D., PhD. (eds.). International Anesthesia Research Society, 118(4): 776-780, April 2014.


Pearsall M, Feldman J: When does apparatus dead space matter? Society of Pediatric Anesthesia Annual Meeting Poster presentation (eds.). March 2013.


Pearsall, M.  : Makeshift jet ventilator setup. Journal of Clinical Anesthesia 24 : 168-169, March 2012.

Awards and Honors

2013, Teacher of the Year - Department of Anesthesia, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial Positions

2015-present, Anesthesia & Analgesia, journal manuscript editor

Academic and Institutional Committees

Lead General Anesthesia Board Runner, Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care

Ambulatory Surgery Center Steering Committee

Peri-Operative Steering Committee

2015-present, Operating Room Communications Assessment Committee

2014-present, General Surgery Liaison, Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care

2014-present, General Anesthesia Board Runner, Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care

2014-present, Member of Division Operations Committee, Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2011-present, Congenital Cardiac Anesthesia Society 

2010-present, Society of Pediatric Anesthesia 

2007-present, American Society of Anesthesiologists