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Daniela Damian, MD

Daniela Damian, MD
Job Title Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
4401 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
412-692-5260 Phone
412-692-8658 Fax

Education and Training

Medical School:

1996 University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara, Romania


2014 Anesthesiology, UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh, Pa.
2002 Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, University County Hospital, Timisoara, Romania 


2007 Hepatic Transplantation Anesthesiology, UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh, Pa.
2006 Pediatric Anesthesiology, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, Pa.


  • European Society for Paediatric Anaesthesiology
  • International Liver Transplantation Society
  • Pennsylvania Society of Anesthesiologist
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • European Society of Anesthesiologists (ESA)
  • International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS)

Board Certifications

  • Clinical Research, University of Pittsburgh Institute for Clinical Research Education
  • Romanian Ministry of Health and Family, Anesthesia and Intensive Care
  • ACLS
  • PALS


  • Third Place for original research, The effect of protamine and hemodilution on the thrombus formation under flow condition, 9th Annual Pennsylvania Anesthesiology Resident Research Conference, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pa.


  • Damian, Daniela MD; Esquenazi, Jacob; MD Duvvuri, Umamaheswar MD; Johnson, Jonas MD; Sakai, Tetsuro MD PhD. Incidence, Outcome, and Risk Factors for Postoperative Pulmonary Complications in Head and Neck Cancer Surgery Patients with Free Flap Reconstructions. Head and Neck. Under review.
  • Ibtesam Hilmi, MBCHB, FRCA, Daniela Damian, MD, Ali Al-Khafaji, MD, MPH, Raymond Planinsic MD, Charles Boucek, MD, Tetsuro Sakai, MD, PhD, Chung-Chou H. Chang, PhD, John A. Kellum, MD. Acute kidney injury following orthotopic liver transplantation; Incidence, risk factors, and effects on patient and graft outcomes. Liver Transplantation. Under review.
  • Ibtesam A Hilmi, Raymond M Planinsic, Ramona Nicolau-Raducu, Daniela Damian, Ali Al-Khafaji, Testuro Sakai, Kareem Abu-Elmagd. Isolated small bowel transplantation outcomes and the impact of immunosuppressants: Experience of a single transplant center. World Journal of Transplantation. 2013 December.

Active Research Projects / Grants

  • Anesthetic Management of Children with Moyamoya Disease undergoing Elective Revascularization
  • The incidence and risk factors for acute kidney injury in children after cadaveric liver transplantation. A retrospective chart review
  • A Comparison of Outcome Measurements in Pediatric Patients Undergoing Ostomy Closure with and without Postoperative Epidural Analgesia: a Retrospective Look
  • Plasma clotting time
  • Development of an ectopic liver swine lymph node
  • Extracorporeal machine perfusion in liver transplantation
Last Update
July 28, 2014
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Last Update
July 28, 2014