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Pediatric Anesthesiology

The Pediatric Anesthesiology fellowship is sponsored by the Children’s Hospital of Michigan within the Detroit Medical Center. The Children’s Hospital of Michigan (CHM), founded in 1886, is a 228-bed hospital and the only freestanding hospital in Michigan dedicated exclusively to caring for children. The Children's Hospital of Michigan in Detroit and the Children's Hospital of Michigan Specialty Center Troy cares for approximately 100,000 patients per year.

Our fellowship has been accredited since 1962. Anesthesia is provided for over 14,000 surgeries each year. With several operating rooms, an Acute Pain service, a 39-bed NICU, and a 48-bed PICU, fellows are provided with a well-rounded and clinically excellent pediatric anesthesiology experience. This program offers broad exposure to anesthesia for pediatric surgery, including congenital heart disease, neurosurgery, organ transplantation, craniofacial, scoliosis repair, and trauma.

Teaching Faculty:

The teaching faculty comprises various training backgrounds, including both osteopathic & allopathic disciplines. All faculty members are board certified pediatric anesthesiologists with faculty appointments at the Wayne State University (WSU) School of Medicine and the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Please visit WSU website for more information regarding current and past academic work by these faculty members.


Maria Zestos, MD
Chief of Pediatric Anesthesiology


Edward Kaminski, MD
Fellowship Program Director; Director, Resident Education


Dominik Choromanski, MD
Fellowship Associate Program Director


Christopher Smith, MD
Advanced Cardiac Fellowship Program Director

Core Faculty Members:

  • Debashish Bhattacharya, MD
  • Amy Brummer, MD
  • Julie Buch, MD
  • Dominik Choromanski, MD
  • Nasser Durgham, MD
  • Margaret Gall, MD
  • Sharon Kemper, DO
  • Dana McKeon, MD
  • Sankar Rajan, MD
  • Jaspreet Sangha, MD
  • Jamey Snell, MD, Director of Sedation Services
  • Lori Stricker, MD
  • Suresh Thomas, MD, Director of Pain Management

Additional Faculty:

  • Vivian Onyewuche, MD
  • Beata Skrzypek, MD
  • Monica Talpesh, MD

Pediatric Anesthesiology