Gary E. Hirshberg, MD

hirshberg[1]Dr. Gary E. Hirshberg is the past anesthesiologist-in-chief of the Department of Pediatric Anesthesiology/Pain Medicine at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, professor of anesthesiology and of pediatrics, and director of the Division of Pediatric Anesthesia/Pain Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine.

He continues as anesthesiologist-in-chief of the St. Louis Shriners Hospital. His career  included training in surgery as well as pediatric anesthesia and critical care and his research centered on islet transplantation. Dr. Hirshberg has also been on the editorial board of the journal Pediatric Emergency Medicine and served on various committees in the Society of Pediatric Anesthesia, the American Society of Anesthesiologists, and the Society of Critical Care Medicine.

Present interests focus on quality, safety and student and resident education in the operating rooms. He has been a leader in the Boy Scouts of America, coached youth athletic teams in soccer and basketball and was a consultant to St. Louis Zoo veterinarians. He has authored several publications on pediatric anesthesia and critical care. His interests also include sailing, music and cooking.