David M. Polaner

David M. Polaner

David M. Polaner, MD, FAAP
Professor of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics
University of Colorado School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital Colorado

Dr. Polaner is Professor of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and Attending Pediatric Anesthesiologist and Director of Pediatric Transplant Anesthesia at Children’s Hospital Colorado. He attended Yeshiva University and Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, both in New York. Dr. Polaner completed residencies in Pediatrics at Seattle Children’s Hospital and in Anesthesiology at the University of Washington, and two fellowships, the first in Pediatric Anesthesiology and Critical Care at Seattle Children’s, and the second in anesthesia research (pulmonary physiology) at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School under the mentorship of Warren Zapol, MD. His clinical interests include regional anesthesia and acute pain management in pediatrics, liver transplantation, the difficult pediatric airway, anesthesia for spine surgery, propofol infusion syndrome, clinical informatics in anesthesiology, and high altitude physiology, and he is actively pursuing clinical and translational research in several of those areas. He is an investigator in the GAS Study consortium, an international group of investigators studying the effects of anesthetics in infancy on subsequent neurodevelopment.

Dr. Polaner is a Diplomate of American Board of Anesthesiology with subspecialty Certification in Pediatric Anesthesiology, the American Board of Pediatrics and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is co-chair of the Planning Committee for the International Symposium on the Pediatric Airway, co-founder and steering committee chair of the Pediatric Regional Anesthesia Network, and Editor for correspondence and case reports for the journal Pediatric Anesthesia.