Andreas W. Loepke, MD, PhD

Staff Anesthesiologist, Division of Cardiac Anesthesia

Associate Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia

UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone: 513-636-4408

Fax: 513-636-7337

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Anesthesia for neonates; congenital heart surgery; single-ventricle physiology

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Andreas W. Loepke, MD, PhD, has been practicing pediatric cardiac anesthesiology since 2000, first at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and since 2003 at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

Dr. Loepke’s research laboratory investigates the potential use of anesthetics for neurological protection during brain ischemia as well as their possible adverse effects on brain development. His research group discovered in animals that anesthetics differentially affect brain regions, dependent on the age during exposure. Related to these findings, his lab made the discovery that neurons are susceptible to the anesthetics’ toxic effects during a specifically vulnerable stage of their development.

Education and Training

MD: University of Dusseldorf, Germany, 1993.

PhD: University of Dusseldorf, Germany, 1995.

Internship: General Surgery, Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, 1996.

Residency: Anesthesiology, Thomas Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA, 1999.

Fellowship: Pediatric Anesthesia and Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 2000.

Certification: Anesthesiology, 2000.

Maintenance of Certification: Anesthesiology, 2010.


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