Elizabeth E. Hansen, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor

Pediatric Anesthesiology

Pediatric Pain Medicine

Seattle Children's Hospital

About Me

Co-Director of Non-Anesthesia Trainees for airway, sedation and anesthesia rotations

Founding member and Chair of Perioperative Green Team

Founding member of Project SPRUCE (Saving our Planet by RedUcing Carbon Emissions)

Member of Seattle Children’s Hospital, Hospital Acquired Conditions (HAC) committee

Practice Goal
I am passionate about sustainability in anesthesia and efforts to green the operating room as part of my commitment to environmental justice and equity.

Medical Specialty
Pediatric Anesthesia, Pain Medicine

Sustainability, green anesthesia, quality improvement

Medical School
Washington University in St Louis, 2012

Graduate School
University of Washington 2016

Board Certification
Pediatric Anesthesiology

Groenewald C.B., Rabbitts J.A., Hansen E.E., Palermo T.M.: Racial Differences in Opioid Prescribing for Children in the United States. Pain. 2018 May 22. PMID: 29794611

Cockrell HC, Anderson JE, Hansen EE, Waldhausen JHT, Greenberg SLM. An imperative for the pediatric surgical community to prioritize climate change. J Pediatr Surg. 2021 Nov 14:S0022-3468(21)00780-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2021.11.004. PMID: 34895739 Cockrell HC, Maine RG, Hansen EE, Mehta K, Salazar DR, Stewart BT, Greenberg SLM, “Environmental Impact of Telehealth Use for Pediatric Surgery.” J Pediatr Surg. 2022 Jul 6: doi:10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2022.06.023

Martin LD, Chiem JL, Hansen EE, Low DK, Reece K, Casey C, Wingate CS, Bezzo LK, Merguerian PA, Parikh SR, Susarla SM, O’Reilly-Shah VN, “Completion of an Enhanced Recovery Program in a Pediatric Ambulatory Surgery Center: A Quality Improvement Initiative” Anesthesia and Analgesia, in press Hansen EE, Gentry K, Mohammad S, “Workshop: Greening the Operating Room: Easy Sustainability Projects that Decrease Environmental Impact and Decrease Costs, Recycling in the Operating Room.” Society for Pediatric Anesthesia Conference. February 25, 2021.

Hansen EE, Martin LD, “Low-Flow Anesthesia, Review and Reader Response,” Pediatric Anesthesia Article of the Day June 8, 2022. https://ronlitman.substack.com/p/low-flow-anesthesia?s=r