Senior Associate in Perioperative Anesthesia
Boston Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Dr. Houck is a Senior Associate in Perioperative Anesthesia at Boston Children’s Hospital and an Associate Professor of Anaesthesia at Harvard Medical School. She completed training in Pediatrics, Anesthesiology and Pediatric Critical Care Medicine and currently serves as the Clinical Director of the Hospitalist program at Boston Children’s Hospital at Waltham. As a pediatric anesthesiologist and surgical hospitalist, Dr. Houck provides care to children throughout the perioperative period – providing preoperative evaluation and preparation, intraoperative anesthesia and postoperative hospital-based care. She recently was awarded a Masters of Public Health degree from the Harvard Chan School of Public Health with an emphasis on Quality and Safety research.
For the past 25 years, Dr. Houck has focused both her clinical and research activities on reducing the burden of pain for children undergoing painful procedures and surgery. She has been involved in a number of initiatives to improve acute and perioperative pain management at both the local and national level through her work with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). She currently serves as a Section Voting Member of the AAP, Committee on Drugs and is the Chair of the AAP, Surgical Advisory Panel. For the last 5 years, her work has expanded to include a focus at the national level on the development of standards for optimal perioperative care of children. She was a key member of the Task Force on Children’s Surgical Care that led to the development of the standards for the American College of Surgeons Children’s Surgery Verification and Quality Improvement program (ACS CSV). She represents the entire pediatric anesthesiology community as one of just 2 pediatric anesthesiologists on the ACS CSV Verification Committee and is actively involved in efforts to improve perioperative quality and safety at Boston Children’s Hospital and throughout the country.
Disclosure: Nothing to disclose
Thursday, April 25
2:30 PM – 3:00 PM