Patrick M. Callahan, MD

Dr. Patrick Callahan is an Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.  He received his MD from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2004.  He continued his post-graduate studies at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, both located in New York, New York.  From 2008-2010, Dr. Callahan was a Pediatric Anesthesia Fellow and a Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia Fellow at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

Dr. Callahan is a member of these professional organizations and scientific societies:

  • American Medical Association (2004-present)
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists (2008-present)
  • Society for Pediatric Anesthesia         (2010-present)
  • Congenital Cardiac Anesthesia Society (2013-present)

Dr. Callahan’s research interests include assisting in a Department of Defense-funded study focused on assessing post surgical respiratory outcomes in congenital heart disease patients from the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Callahan’s publications include:

  • Jooste EH, Muhly WT, Ibinson JW, Suresh T, Damian D, Phadke A, Callahan P, Miller S, Feingold B, Lichtenstein SE, Cain JG, Chrysostomou C, Davis PJ. Acute hemodynamic changes after rapid intravenous bolus dosing of dexmedetomidine in pediatric heart transplant patients undergoing routine cardiac catheterization. Anesth Analg. 2010 Dec;111(6):1490-6.
  • Brandom BW, Callahan P, Micalizzi DA. What Happens When Things Go Wrong? Paediatric Anaesthsia. 2011 Jul; 21(7):730-736.
  • Chrysostomou C, Sanchez-de-Toledo J, Wearden P, Jooste EH, Lichtenstein SE, Callahan P, et al. Perioperative use of dexmedetomidine is associated with decreased incidence of ventricular and supraventricular tachyarrhythmias after congenital cardiac operations. Ann Thorac Surg. 2011 Sep;92(3):964-72; discussion 72.
  • Maul T, Kocyildirim E, Marks J, Bengston S, Olia S, Callahan P, Kameneva M, Franklin S, Borovetz H, Dasse K, and Wearden P.  Pre-clinical implants of the Levitronix PediVAS pediatric ventricular assist device: strategy for regulatory approval.   Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology. 2011 Dec;2(4):263–275.
  • Chrysostomou C, Maul T, Morell VO, Callahan PM, Nguyen K, Lichtenstein S, Coate EG and Wearden P. Neurodevelopmental Outcomes after Pediatric Cardiac ECMO. Frontiers in Pediatrics. 2013 1:47.
  • Callahan PM, Pinto S, Kurland G, Cain J, Motoyama E and Weiner D. Dexmedetomedine for Infant Pulmonary Function Testing. Pediatric Pulmonology. 2015 Feb;50(2):150-4.