Anesthesiology
Anesthesiology

Anesthesiology

Children's Mercy Kansas City's board-certified pediatric anesthesiologists are experienced in monitoring and measuring levels of anesthesia, dependent upon each child's age, size and condition.

Often the little things they do – carrying a child to surgery, wearing a Mickey Mouse hat – help alleviate a child's fear and ensure patient satisfaction.

No other hospital in the Kansas City area has a pediatric anesthesiologist attending every child's surgery.

Services Offered

  • Pre-anesthetic evaluation & preparation
  • Pre-op tours and instruction:
    • For children and caregivers, including same-day surgery patients
  • Anesthesia
    • Diagnostic & therapeutic & procedures
  • Surgery:
    • Intra-operative anesthesia
    • Monitoring and life support
  • Peri-operative management:
    • Newborn to young adult
  • Post-anesthesia care:
    • Including airway management
  • Acute and chronic pain management:
    • Continuous epidural analgesia
    • Epidural or caudal analgesia
    • Patient controlled analgesia (PCA)
    • Peripheral nerve blocks
  • Consultations available:
    • Chronic pain management
    • Vascular access
    • Airway management

Our Team

William B. Daniels
Assistant Professor of Pediatric Anesthesiology; Past President of the Medical Staff; Past Chair of Professional Behavior Committee; Medical Staff Peer Review Committee; Assistant Professor of Pediatric Anesthesiology, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Susan J. Whitney
Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology; Anesthesiologist-in-Chief; Assistant Professor of Pediatric Anesthesiology, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Joseph F. Banks
Pediatric Anesthesiologist; Assistant Professor of Pediatric Anesthesiology, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Melinda K. Brown
Assistant Professor of Pediatric Anesthesiology, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Sarah K. Cassias
Pediatric Anesthesiologist; Assistant Professor of Pediatric Anesthesiology, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Carrie M. Clarke
Director, Transplant Anesthesia; Assistant Professor of Pediatric Anesthesiology, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Lisa S. Conley
Assistant Professor of Pediatric Anesthesiology, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Margaret A. Conover
Assistant Professor of Pediatric Anesthesiology, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Nichole M. Doyle
Assistant Professor of Pediatric Anesthesiology, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
John J. Erkmann
Assistant Professor of Pediatric Anesthesiology, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Lesley A. Friskel
Assistant Professor of Pediatric Anesthesiology, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Barbara A. Furgason
Assistant Professor of Pediatric Anesthesiology, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
James A. Glenski
Associate Professor of Pediatric Anesthesiology, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Daniel L. Millspaugh
Director, Comprehensive Pain Management Program; Assistant Professor of Pediatric Anesthesiology, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine; Clinical Instructor of Anesthesiology, University of Kansas School of Medicine
Kathy M. Perryman
Secretary/Treasurer of Medical Staff; Associate Professor of Pediatric Anesthesiology, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Benjamin J. Pieters
Assistant Professor of Pediatric Anesthesiology, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Courtnay B. Scarborough
Anesthesiologist; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Paul W. Sheeran
Associate Professor of Pediatric Anesthesiology, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Adam B. Striker
Pediatric Anesthesiologist; Assistant Professor of Pediatric Anesthesiology, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Murari  Vasudevan
Pediatric Anesthesiologist; Assistant Professor of Pediatric Anesthesiology, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Kathryn A. Weesner
Assistant Professor of Pediatric Anesthesiology, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Jennifer L. Weiford
Pediatric Anesthesiologist; Assistant Professor of Pediatric Anesthesiology, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Emily L. Weisberg
Pediatric Anesthesiologist; Assistant Professor of Pediatric Anesthesiology, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Eric E. Weissend
Assistant Professor of Pediatric Anesthesiology, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine

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