Luis Sequera-Ramos, MD

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Luis Sequera-Ramos, MD, is a pediatric anesthesiologist with the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Pediatric difficult airway management, Supraglottic airways in pediatric patients, Ultrasound guided peripheral nerve blocks, Caudal anesthesia, Perioperative patient experience and anxiolysis, Ultrasound guided vascular access, Anesthetic management for cleft palate repair
Locations: Main Hospital
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Universidad de Carabobo, Valencia, Venezuela


Transitional Year - John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County - Rush Medical College Affiliate, Chicago IL


Anesthesiology - John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County - Rush Medical College Affiliate, Chicago IL


Pediatric Anesthesiology - The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Anesthesiologist

Departments and Services

Research Interests

Advancement of the difficult airway management in pediatric patients
Advanced airway techniques
Perioperative management of patients with Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome




Jagannathan N, Sohn L, Ramsey M, Huang A, Sawardekar A, Sequera-Ramos L, Kromrey L, De Oliveira GS. A randomized comparison between the i-gel™ and the air-Q™ supraglottic airways when used by anesthesiology trainees as conduits for tracheal intubation in children. Can J Anaesth. 2015 Jun;62(6):587-94.PMID: 25537736

Jagannathan N, Sequera-Ramos L, Sohn L, Huang A, Sawardekar A, Wasson N, Miriyala A, De Oliveira GS. Randomized comparison of experts and trainees with nasal and oral fibreoptic intubation in children less than 2 yr of age. Br J Anaesth. 2015 Feb;114(2):290-6. PMID: 25377166


Seiden SC, McMullan S, Sequera-Ramos L, De Oliveira GS Jr, Roth A, Rosenblatt A, Jesdale BM, Suresh S. Tablet-based Interactive Distraction (TBID) vs oral midazolam to minimize perioperative anxiety in pediatric patients: a non inferiority randomized trial. Paediatr Anaesth. 2014 Dec;24(12):1217-23. PMID: 25040433

Sohn LE, Jagannathan N, Sequera-Ramos L, Sawardekar A, Schaldenbrand K, De Oliveira GS. A randomised comparison of free-handed vs air-Q assisted fibre optic-guided tracheal intubation in children < 2 years of age. Anaesthesia. 2014 Jul;69(7):723-8. PMID: 24797607

Jagannathan N, Sequera-Ramos L, Sohn L, Wallis B, Shertzer A, Schaldenbrand K. Elective use of supraglottic airway devices for primary airway management in children with difficult airways. Br J Anaesth. 2014 Apr;112(4):742-8. PMID: 24322570




Nasr N, Voronov G, Sequera-Ramos L; Laryngeal Mask Airways in Reichman EF (ed.) Emergency Medicine Procedures. 3rd Edition. New York, McGraw-Hill, September 2018.


Jagannathan N, Sohn L, Sequera-Ramos L. Management of Difficult Pediatric Airway. World Clinics Anesthesia, Critical Care, and Pain: Pediatric Anesthesia-I. Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers Ltd. July 2014, Volume 2, Number 2.

Posters and Presentations


Sequera-Ramos L, Franco CD, Jagannathan N. Infrared thermography to evaluate caudal block in pediatric patients. Midwest Anesthesia Residents Conference 2018. Cincinnati.

Awards and Honors

2018, Academic Scholarship Award, Anesthesiology and Pain Management Department at the Cook County Health Systems
2018, 2nd Place Presentation Award in Regional Anesthesia, Midwest Anesthesia Residents Conference
2016, 3rd Place Presentation Award, Midwest Anesthesia Residents Conference