Medical School

  • University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine , Pittsburgh , PA


  • Mercy Hospital , Pittsburgh , PA


  • Mercy Hospital , Pittsburgh , PA


Critical Care Medicine
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia , Philadelphia , PA


Pediatric Anesthesiology
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia , Philadelphia , PA


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  1. Kars MS, Gomez Morad A, Haskins SC, Boublik J, Boretsky K. Point-of-care ultrasound for the pediatric regional anesthesiologist and pain specialist: a technique review. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2020 Sep 14. View abstract
  2. Greco C, Boretsky KR. Continuous chloroprocaine paravertebral infusions for postoperative analgesia in infants and very young children. Paediatr Anaesth. 2020 Jul 04. View abstract
  3. Falciola V, Boretsky K. Quadratus lumborum and rectus sheath blocks in an infant with severe pulmonary hypertension undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy. J Clin Anesth. 2020 Apr 16; 64:109831. View abstract
  4. Boretsky KR, Camelo C, Waisel DB, Falciola V, Sullivan C, Brusseau E, Eastburn E, Gomez-Moraz A, Luckanavanich W. Confirmation of Success Rate of Landmark-Based Caudal Blockade in Children Using Ultrasound: A Prospective Analysis. Paediatr Anaesth. 2020 Apr 08. View abstract
  5. Boretsky KR, Perlas A. Gastric Ultrasound Imaging to Direct Perioperative Care in Pediatric Patients: A Report of 2 Cases. A A Pract. 2019 Dec 15; 13(12):443-445. View abstract
  6. Boretsky KR. A Review of Regional Anesthesia in Infants. Paediatr Drugs. 2019 Dec; 21(6):439-449. View abstract
  7. Fraga MV, Stoller JZ, Glau CL, De Luca D, Rempell RG, Wenger JL, Yek Kee C, Muhly WT, Boretsky K, Conlon TW. Seeing Is Believing: Ultrasound in Pediatric Procedural Performance. Pediatrics. 2019 11; 144(5). View abstract
  8. Boretsky KR, Kantor DB, DiNardo JA, Oren-Grinberg A. Focused Cardiac Ultrasound in the Pediatric Perioperative Setting. Anesth Analg. 2019 10; 129(4):925-932. View abstract
  9. Boretsky KR, Casta A. Pulmonary hypertension manifesting as atrial arrhythmia in an anesthetized child; Diagnosis using focused cardiac ultrasound. Paediatr Anaesth. 2019 08; 29(8):884-885. View abstract
  10. Cristiani F, Henderson R, Lauber C, Boretsky K. Success of bedside ultrasound to identify puncture site for spinal anesthesia in neonates and infants. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2019 Jul 03. View abstract
  11. Chiao F, Boretsky K. Laparoscopic Surgery in Infants Under Spinal Anesthesia Block: A Case Report of 3 Cases. A A Pract. 2019 Mar 01; 12(5):168-170. View abstract
  12. Tsui BCH, Boretsky K, Berde C. Maximum Recommended Dosage of Ropivacaine and Bupivacaine for Pediatric Regional Anesthesia. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2018 11; 43(8):895-896. View abstract
  13. Walker BJ, Long JB, Sathyamoorthy M, Birstler J, Wolf C, Bosenberg AT, Flack SH, Krane EJ, Sethna NF, Suresh S, Taenzer AH, Polaner DM, Martin L, Anderson C, Sunder R, Adams T, Martin L, Pankovich M, Sawardekar A, Birmingham P, Marcelino R, Ramarmurthi RJ, Szmuk P, Ungar GK, Lozano S, Boretsky K, Jain R, Matuszczak M, Petersen TR, Dillow J, Power R, Nguyen K, Lee BH, Chan L, Pineda J, Hutchins J, Mendoza K, Spisak K, Shah A, DelPizzo K, Dong N, Yalamanchili V, Venable C, Williams CA, Chaudahari R, Ohkawa S, Usljebrka H, Bhalla T, Vanzillotta PP, Apiliogullari S, Franklin AD, Ando A, Pestieau SR, Wright C, Rosenbloom J, Anderson T. Complications in Pediatric Regional Anesthesia: An Analysis of More than 100,000 Blocks from the Pediatric Regional Anesthesia Network. Anesthesiology. 2018 10; 129(4):721-732. View abstract
  14. Boretsky KR. Images in Anesthesiology: Point-of-care Ultrasound to Diagnose Esophageal Intubation: "The Double Trachea". Anesthesiology. 2018 Jul; 129(1):190. View abstract
  15. Sinskey JL, Vecchione TM, Ekstrom BG, Boretsky K. Benefits of Ultrasound Imaging for Placement of Caudal Epidural Blockade in 3 Pediatric Patients: A Case Report. A A Pract. 2018 Jun 01; 10(11):307-309. View abstract
  16. Boretsky K, Hernandez MA, Eastburn E, Sullivan C. Ultrasound-guided lumbar plexus block in children and adolescents using a transverse lumbar paravertebral sonogram: Initial experience. Paediatr Anaesth. 2018 03; 28(3):291-295. View abstract
  17. Mossetti V, Boretsky K, Astuto M, Locatelli BG, Zurakowski D, Lio R, Nicoletti R, Sonzogni V, Maffioletti M, Vicchio N, Ivani G. Persistent pain following common outpatient surgeries in children: A multicenter study in Italy. Paediatr Anaesth. 2018 03; 28(3):231-236. View abstract
  18. Hasan A, Alrayashi W, Waisel D, Boretsky K. A Case Report of Incidental Hepatic Cysts Found on Ultrasound Imaging: Implications for the Anesthesiologist. A A Pract. 2018 Jan 15; 10(2):33-35. View abstract
  19. Eastburn E, Hernandez MA, Boretsky K. Technical success of the ultrasound-guided supra-inguinal fascia iliaca compartment block in older children and adolescents for hip arthroscopy. Paediatr Anaesth. 2017 Nov; 27(11):1120-1124. View abstract
  20. Chiao F, Boretsky K. Dexmedetomidine as a Supplement to Spinal Anesthesia Block: A Case Report of Three Infants. A A Case Rep. 2017 Aug 15; 9(4):127-128. View abstract
  21. Vecchione TM, Boretsky KR. Ultrasound Images of the Epidural Space through the Acoustic Window of the Infant. Anesthesiology. 2017 Mar; 126(3):562. View abstract
  22. Kelleher S, Boretsky K, Alrayashi W. Images in Anesthesiology: Use of Ultrasound to Facilitate Neonatal Spinal Anesthesia. Anesthesiology. 2017 Mar; 126(3):561. View abstract
  23. Hernandez MA, Vecchione T, Boretsky K. Dermatomal spread following posterior transversus abdominis plane block in pediatric patients: our initial experience. Paediatr Anaesth. 2017 Mar; 27(3):300-304. View abstract
  24. Kelleher S, Boretsky K, Alrayashi W. Use of Ultrasound to Facilitate Neonatal Spinal Anesthesia. Anesthesiology. 2016 Dec 02. View abstract
  25. Vecchione T, Zurakowski D, Boretsky K. Thoracic Paravertebral Nerve Blocks in Pediatric Patients: Safety and Clinical Experience. Anesth Analg. 2016 12; 123(6):1588-1590. View abstract
  26. Hall-Burton DM, Hudson ME, Grudziak JS, Cunningham S, Boretsky K, Boretsky KR. Regional Anesthesia Is Cost-Effective in Preventing Unanticipated Hospital Admission in Pediatric Patients Having Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2016 Jul-Aug; 41(4):527-31. View abstract
  27. Hernandez MA, Boretsky K. Chloroprocaine: local anesthetic systemic toxicity in a 9-month infant with paravertebral catheter. Paediatr Anaesth. 2016 Jun; 26(6):665-666. View abstract
  28. Lobo K, Donado C, Cornelissen L, Kim J, Ortiz R, Peake RW, Kellogg M, Alexander ME, Zurakowski D, Kurgansky KE, Peyton J, Bilge A, Boretsky K, McCann ME, Berde CB, Cravero J. A Phase 1, Dose-escalation, Double-blind, Block-randomized, Controlled Trial of Safety and Efficacy of Neosaxitoxin Alone and in Combination with 0.2% Bupivacaine, with and without Epinephrine, for Cutaneous Anesthesia. Anesthesiology. 2015 Oct; 123(4):873-85. View abstract
  29. Boretsky KR, Yen YM, Harner CD, Orebaugh SL, Williams BA. Femoral nerve block for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction--do we have the information we need? Letter to the editor. Am J Sports Med. 2015 Sep; 43(9):NP30. View abstract
  30. Bairdain S, Dodson B, Zurakowski D, Waisel DB, Jennings RW, Boretsky KR. Paravertebral nerve block catheters using chloroprocaine in infants with prolonged mechanical ventilation for treatment of long-gap esophageal atresia. Paediatr Anaesth. 2015 Nov; 25(11):1151-7. View abstract
  31. Waisel DB, Mancuso TJ, Boretsky KR. Pediatric Research, Risk, and Paravertebral Blocks. Anesth Analg. 2015 May; 120(5):987-9. View abstract
  32. Boretsky KR, DiNardo JA. "Kiddie" caudal: safe but more to learn. Anesth Analg. 2015 Jan; 120(1):12-3. View abstract
  33. Boretsky KR. Regional anesthesia in pediatrics: marching forward. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2014 Oct; 27(5):556-60. View abstract
  34. Hall-Burton DM, Boretsky KR. Re: Ultrasound guided transversus abdominis plane vs surgeon administered intraoperative regional field infiltration with bupivacaine for early postoperative pain control in children undergoing open pyeloplasty: A. J. Lorenzo, J. Lynch, C. Matava, H. El-Beheiry and J. Hayes. J Urol 2014; 192: 207-213. J Urol. 2014 Dec; 192(6):1891-2; discussion 1892-3. View abstract
  35. Kandiah N, Walker K, Boretsky K. Ultrasound-guided paravertebral block facilitated tracheal extubation in a 5-week-old infant with rib fractures and respiratory failure. A A Case Rep. 2014 May 15; 2(10):131-2. View abstract
  36. Berde CB, Boretsky KR, Cravero JP. Paravertebral block for analgesia after pediatric thoracic surgery. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2014 May-Jun; 39(3):179-80. View abstract
  37. Hall Burton DM, Boretsky KR. A comparison of paravertebral nerve block catheters and thoracic epidural catheters for postoperative analgesia following the Nuss procedure for pectus excavatum repair. Paediatr Anaesth. 2014 May; 24(5):516-20. View abstract
  38. Boretsky K, Visoiu M, Bigeleisen P. Ultrasound-guided approach to the paravertebral space for catheter insertion in infants and children. Paediatr Anaesth. 2013 Dec; 23(12):1193-8. View abstract
  39. Visoiu M, Boretsky KR, Goyal G, Cladis FP, Cassara A. Postoperative analgesia via transversus abdominis plane (TAP) catheter for small weight children-our initial experience. Paediatr Anaesth. 2012 Mar; 22(3):281-4. View abstract
  40. Davis PJ, Fertal KM, Boretsky KR, Fedel GM, Ingram MD, Woelfel SK, Hoffmann PC, Gurnaney H, Young MC. The effects of oral ondansetron disintegrating tablets for prevention of at-home emesis in pediatric patients after ear-nose-throat surgery. Anesth Analg. 2008 Apr; 106(4):1117-21, table of contents. View abstract