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Joseph Cravero, MD

Boston Children’s Hospital

Dr. Joseph P. Cravero is Anesthesiologist-in-Chief at Boston Children’s Hospital and Professor of Anesthesia at Harvard Medical School. He is the Milton H. Alper Chair in Pediatric Anesthesia Outcomes Research, founder of the Society for Pediatric Sedation and the Pediatric Sedation Research Consortium.  He has served as a section editor for the Journal Pediatric Anesthesia for 15 years and is on the editorial board of Anesthesia and Analgesia.  He and a Senior Examiner for the American Board of Anesthesiology. 
Dr. Cravero received his Doctor of Medicine degree from University of Virginia.  He completed residency in pediatrics at the Fitzsimons Army Medical Center in Denver, Colorado and residency in Anesthesiology at Hartford Hospital in Connecticut. His research has been focused on outcomes analysis in both pediatrics and anesthesia.   His work has yielded data comparing various models of providing pediatric anesthesia/sedation. He has explored the impact of these techniques with respect to parental satisfaction, patient personality, postoperative agitation and other outcomes. He has recently created the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia Improvement Network—a national data-sharing group that evaluates analgesia techniques and outcomes after major surgical interventions in children and adolescents.

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