C. Dean Kurth, MD


Director, Department of Anesthesia

Academic Affiliation


Phone 513-636-4408

Fax 513-636-7337

Email dean.kurth@cchmc.org


Neuroanesthesia; neonatal anesthesia


Neurologic injury associated with congenital heart disease; non-invasive bedside technologies to monitor the brain

BA: Colorado College (Chemistry), Colorado Springs, CO, 1974-1978.

MD: University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, 1978-82.

CBA: Certificate in Business Administration, University of Houston School of Business, 2001-2002.

Residency: Pediatrics, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 1982-1985. Anesthesiology, Shands Teaching Hospital, College of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 1985-87.

Fellowship: Pediatric Anesthesia and Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 1987-88. NIH Physiology, University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 1988-89.

Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, 1987; American Board of Anesthesiology, 1988.

View PubMed Publications

Boat AC, Sadhasivam S, Loepke AW, Kurth CD. Outcome for the extremely premature neonate: how far do we push the edge? Paediatr Anaesth. 2011 Jan 10. doi: 10.1111/j.1460-9592.2010.03505.x.

Boat A, Mahmoud M, Michelfelder EC, Lin E, Ngamprasertwong P, Schnell B, Kurth CD, Crombleholme TM, Sadhasivam S. Supplementing desflurane with intravenous anesthesia reduces fetal cardiac dysfunction during open fetal surgery. Paediatr Anaesth. 2010 Aug;20(8):748-56.

Varughese AM, Hagerman NS, Kurth CD. Quality in pediatric anesthesia. Paediatr Anaesth. 2010 Aug;20(8):684-96. Review.

Sadhasivam S, Cohen LL, Hosu L, Gorman KL, Wang Y, Nick TG, Jou JF, Samol N, Szabova A, Hagerman N, Hein E, Boat A, Varughese A, Kurth CD, Willging JP, Gunter JB. Real-time assessment of perioperative behaviors in children and parents: development and validation of the perioperative adult child behavioral interaction scale. Anesth Analg. 2010 Apr 1;110(4):1109-15.

Kurth CD, McCann JC, Wu J, Miles L, Loepke AW. Cerebral oxygen saturation-time threshold for hypoxic-ischemic injury in piglets. Anesth Analg. 2009 Apr;108(4):1268-77.

Sadhasivam S, Cohen LL, Szabova A, Varughese A, Kurth CD, Willging P, Wang Y, Nick TG, Gunter J. Real-time assessment of perioperative behaviors and prediction of perioperative outcomes. Anesth Analg. 2009 Mar;108(3):822-6.

Loepke AW, Istaphanous GK, McAuliffe JJ 3rd, Miles L, Hughes EA, McCann JC, Harlow KE, Kurth CD, Williams MT, Vorhees CV, Danzer SC. The effects of neonatal isoflurane exposure in mice on brain cell viability, adult behavior, learning, and memory. Anesth Analg. 2009 Jan;108(1):90-104.

Robinson MB, Crombleholme TM, Kurth CD. Maternal pulmonary edema during fetoscopic surgery. Anesth Analg. 2008 Dec;107(6):1978-80.

Varughese AM, Nick TG, Gunter J, Wang Y, Kurth CD. Factors predictive of poor behavioral compliance during inhaled induction in children. Anesth Analg. 2008 Aug;107(2):413-21.

Nelson LA, McCann JC, Loepke AW, Wu J, Ben Dor B, Kurth CD. Development and validation of a multiwavelength spatial domain near-infrared oximeter to detect cerebral hypoxia-ischemia. J Biomed Opt. 2006 Nov-Dec;11(6):064022.