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Lori A. Aronson, MD

  • Staff Anesthesiologist, Department of Anesthesia
  • Director Liver Transplant Anesthesia, Department of Anesthesia
  • Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia
I strive to be compassionate to the needs of my patients and families while providing safe care. I listen to and feel their concerns and desires.



As a pediatric anesthesiologist at Cincinnati Children’s, I provide safe, pain-free care for children undergoing surgery and other procedures. I specialize in anesthesia for cardiac procedures, liver transplants and pediatric anesthesia. I also offer pediatric airway management.

I strive to be compassionate to the needs of my patients and families while providing safe care. I listen to and feel their concerns and desires. My diverse background in cardiac and liver anesthesia care gives me a well-rounded perspective on medically challenging children

My love for children inspired my career choice. In my last year of medical school, I met two amazing pediatric anesthesiologists and discovered I could combine my passion for children with my interest in anesthesia. I completed a pediatrics residency, an anesthesia residency and a pediatric anesthesia fellowship.

In my research work, I study clinical issues related to:

  • Renal failure during surgery
  • Temperature during liver transplant
  • Total pancreatectomy with islet autotransplantation (TPIAT) blood flow issues during surgery

In 2017, I was honored to receive a Letter of Recognition for Outstanding Clinical Care from my hospital peers.

During my free time, I stay active as a yoga instructor. I also like to run, hike, travel, play guitar, and especially spend time with my family, friends and dog. I go on mission trips and have been an exchange student twice.


Transplant Surgery: Liver Transplantation. Aronson, L; Soler, X; Abbasian, N. In: Furstein J, Ed. Pediatric Anesthesia A Comprehensive Approach to Safe and Effective Care. New York: Springer Publishing Company; 2022.

Anesthetic considerations for pediatric abdominal solid organ transplantation. Allphin, CA; Lynch, TP; Aronson, LA. Seminars in Pediatric Surgery. 2022; 31.

Transplant surgery. Sinton, JW; Fang, ZA; Aronson, LA; Abbasian, N; Soler, X; Ford, A; Ashline, J; Barclay, S; Powell, C. Pediatric Anesthesia: A Comprehensive Approach to Safe and Effective Care. 2022.

Pericardial Effusion. Landa, AB; Careskey, M; Aronson, LA. Congenital Cardiac Anesthesia. 2021.

Tension pneumothorax during esophagogastroduodensoscopy in a toddler with a caustic ingestion: a case report. Aronson, L; Cuko, E; Ghimire, A. 2021; 3:1-4.

Anesthesia for Conjoined Twins-Basic Principles. Atteri, M; Patino, M; Aronson, LA. Anaesthesia for Uncommon and Emerging Procedures. 2021.

Hypothermia during pediatric liver transplantation with intraoperative continuous renal replacement therapy: A retrospective study. Gomez, VW; Buell, ER; Yang, G; Ding, L; Aronson, LA. Journal of Clinical Anesthesia. 2020; 66.

In-hospital and 90-day outcomes after total pancreatectomy with islet autotransplantation for pediatric chronic and acute recurrent pancreatitis. Kotagal, M; Slusher, J; Ahmad, S; Aronson, LA; Brunner, J; Chima, R; Elder, DA; Goldschneider, KR; Hornung, L; Lin, TK; et al. American Journal of Transplantation. 2019; 19:1187-1194.

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