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Valerie Armstead, MD, FAAP, DABA

Professor, Clinical Anesthesiology

Valerie Armstead
For Patients
About Me

Clinical Interests

  • Airway management
  • Regional anesthesia (especially plane blocks)
  • Vascular biology
  • Anesthesia effects on eukaryotic cells
  • Alternative methods of anesthetic delivery
  • Disparities in healthcare, education & nutrition
Education, Training & Credentials

Educational Background

  • Fellowship, Pediatric Cardio-thoracic Anesthesiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children's Hospital at the Houston Medical Center, Houston, TX, 2010
  • Fellowship, Liver Transplant Anesthesiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 1989
  • Fellowship, Pediatric Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Washington Children's Hospital and Medical Center, Seattle, WA, 1987
  • Residency, Anesthesiology, Barnes & Affiliated Hospitals, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 1986
  • MD, Washington University at St. Louis School of  Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 1981
  • BA, Biological Sciences, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 1977


  • Anesthesiology
    • Sub-specialty of Pediatric Anesthesiology


  • Pennsylvania Society of Anesthesiologists
  • Philadelphia Society of Anesthesiologists
  • New Jersey Society of Anesthesiologists
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • Association of University Anesthesiologists
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Anesthesiology subsection
  • American Medical Association
  • American Heart Association
  • American Society of Echocardiography
  • National Medical Association
  • American Medical Women's Association
  • American Psychological Society
  • National Physician's Alliance
  • Doctors for America
  • Physicians for a National Healthcare Program
  • Society for Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine
  • Nitric Oxide Society

Digital Bibliography

View PubMed Publications

Additional Publications

D'Souza, G, Armstead, VE: Chapter 11: Sickle Cell Disease Chronic Pain Issues, in Pediatric Chronic Pain: Current Science and Integrative Practice, Editors: Surresh S and McClain B, Publisher: Springer, 2011

Armstead, VE: Society for Pediatric Anesthesia Newsletter: Pro Con, Endotracheal Tubes vs. Supraglottic Airways, Summers, 2011.

Armstead, VE. Master An Uncooperative Child with a Difficult Airway, in Master Techniques in Upper and Lower Airway Management, First Edition, Editor: Rosenblatt W, Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Health, Philadelphia, 2015: 154.

Armstead, VE. Master Pediatric Airway Foreign Bodies, in Master Techniques in Upper and Lower Airway Management, First Edition, Editor: Rosenblatt W, Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Health, Philadelphia, 2015:158.

Armstead, VE: Pediatric sedative methods: An update. Anesthesia and Analgesia 86(Supplement):1-5, 1998.

ASTM F2560-06, Standard Specification for Supralaryngeal Airways and Connectors, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2006, (Committee member).