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The University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital pediatric anesthesia team specializes in managing your child’s anxiety before surgery, assuring safety during surgery, and alleviating pain following procedures.

These doctors and certified registered nurse anesthetists care for children from premature newborns to adolescents. Pediatric anesthesia team members are specially trained to care for children and their specific needs during surgeries and medical procedures. Depending on the type of procedure your child is having, our anesthesiologists use different medicines to make sure your child stays comfortable, relaxed, and still. Learn more about the different types of anesthesia.

The pediatric anesthesia team also monitors, maintains, and protects the vital functions of the heart, lungs, and brain during complex procedures, and specializes in providing anesthesia and sedation to children born with congenital heart disease.

Anesthesia Pre-surgical Evaluation Clinic 

Health care professionals in the anesthesia pre-surgical evaluation clinic evaluate your child and his or her medical history to determine if it is safe for your child to undergo a procedure that includes anesthesia. Trained staff members will speak with your family regarding anesthesia options, including any possible risks and complications.

To speak with a doctor or nurse regarding questions about anesthesia, call 319-353-6684.


Locations and Contact

  • Iowa City, Iowa

    Anesthesia Pre-surgical Evaluation Clinic

    1400 John Colloton Pavilion
    In House Directions: Elevator F, Level 1
    UI Stead Family Children's Hospital
    200 Hawkins Drive
    Iowa City, IA 52242
    • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Tuesday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Phone: 319-353-6684

Care Team

Other Team Members

Anesthesia Supervised Nurse Sedation

  • Holly Club, RN
  • Heather Day, RN
  • Cindy Funk, RN
  • Jerry Horak, RN
  • Roger Roeder, BSN
  • Angela Shalla, RN, MSN, NE-BC (Director, Maternal and Neonatal Services)
  • Kathy Smith, RN
  • Wendy Thornburg, RN, BSN
  • Amanda Van Weelden, RN