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Peter J. Davis, MD

Job Title Anesthesiologist-in-Chief, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Job Title Professor of Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine, and Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
4401 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
412-692-5260 Phone
412-692-8658 Fax

Education and Training

Medical School:

1977 Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY


1980 Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, CA
1981 Chief Resident, Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, CA
1983 Anesthesia, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA


1984 Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA


  • American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Fellow
  • International Anesthesia Research Society
  • Pennsylvania Society of Anesthesiologists
  • Western Pennsylvania Society of Anesthesiologist
  • Society of Pediatric Anesthesia
  • Association of University Anesthesiologists
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists, Committee on Pediatric Anesthesia, Adjunct Member
  • Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation, Committee on Scientific Evaluation

Board Certifications

  • National Board of Examiners
  • American Board of Pediatrics, Diplomate
  • American Board of Anesthesiology, Diplomate
  • PALS


  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Phi Beta Kappa, University of Massachusetts
  • Magna Cum Laude, University of Massachusetts
  • Pittsburgh Magazine Top Doctor’s in Western Pennsylvania
  • The Best Doctors in America, Woodward/White
  • 1994-Present Reviewer:  Anesthesiology, Anesthesia & Analgesia, Paediatric Anaesthesia
  • 1994-2000 Editorial Advisory Board:  Paediatric Anaesthesia
  • 2000-2004 Editorial Board:  Paediatric Anaesthesia
  • 2001-2004 Guest Editor:  Anesthesia and Analgesia
  • Top Doctors in Western Pennsylvania, Pitt Magazine
  • Reviewer:  Critical Care Medicine
  • 2004-Present Section Editor:  Pediatric Anesthesia, Anesthesia & Analgesia
  • 2005-2006 Best Doctors in America
  • 2006-Present Anesthesiology News Advisory Board
  • 2007-2008 Best Doctors in America


  • Gan TJ, Meyer T, Apfel CC, Chung F, Davis PJ, Habib AS, Hooper V, Kovac A, Kranke P, Myles P, Philip B, Samsa G, Sessler DI, Temo J, Tramer MR, Vander Kolk C, Watcha M. Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia guidelines for the management of postoperative nausea and vomiting:  Revised 2006. Anesth Analg 2007;105(6):1615-28.
  • Davis PJ, Fertal KM, Boretsky KR, Fedel GM, Ingram MD, Woelfel SK, Hoffmann PC, Gurnaney H, Young MC. The effects of oral ondansetron disintegrating tablets for prevention of at-home emesis in pediatric patients after ear-nose-throat surgery. Anesth Analg 2008;106:1117-21.
  • McGowan FX Jr, Davis PJ. Anesthetic-related neurotoxicity in the developing infant:  of mice, rats, monkeys, and possibly humans.  Anesth Analg 2008;106(6):1599-602.

    View Dr. Davis' full list of publications from PubMed.
Last Update
October 4, 2012
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