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University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital

Stead Family Children's Hospital


Thomas Long, MD, FAAP

Message from the Division Chief

The Division of Pediatric Anesthesia provides world-class care through our specialty-trained pediatric general, cardiac, regional and acute pain faculty.


Pediatric Anesthesia offers:

  • An ACGME accredited pediatric anesthesia fellowship
  • Advanced pediatric simulation laboratory
  • Worldwide opportunities for pediatric anesthesia surgical mission trips
  • Ability to participate in medical education and medical leadership programs through the Carver College of Medicine


The Pediatric Anesthesia Division has varied clinical research activities, including:

  • Anesthetic neurotoxicity
  • Pediatric anesthesia pharmacology
  • Pediatric enhanced recovery after surgery
Sarah Titler, MD

Message from the Medical Director

Our pediatric anesthesia team specializes in managing your child's anxiety before surgery, assuring safety during surgery, and alleviating pain following procedures.


  • Over 8,000 annual pediatric anesthetics performed
  • Specialized programs for congenital cardiac surgery, neonatal surgery, and complex pediatric neurosurgery
  • A separate pediatric procedural sedation and imaging center

Our Facility

  • A new, state-of-the-art children's hospital
  • 8 pediatric operating rooms
  • A pediatric sedation unit with 10 additional sites
  • 2 pediatric cardiac catheterization labs
  • A pediatric robotic surgery operating room
  • A pediatric interventional neuroradiology suite
  • All of these units are internally interconnected

Specialties Served

  • Burn Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Dentistry
  • General Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Otolaryngology
  • Orthopedics
  • Pediatric Urology
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Transplant Surgery