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. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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 Oct; 129(4):721-732. View abstract
  4. Boretsky KR. Images in Anesthesiology: Point-of-care Ultrasound to Diagnose Esophageal Intubation: "The Double Trachea". Anesthesiology. 2018 Jul; 129(1):190. View abstract
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Kelleher S, Boretsky K, Alrayashi W. Use of Ultrasound to Facilitate Neonatal Spinal Anesthesia. Anesthesiology. 2016 Dec 02. View abstract
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. Waisel DB, Mancuso TJ, Boretsky KR. Pediatric Research, Risk, and Paravertebral Blocks. Anesth Analg. 2015 May; 120(5):987-9. View abstract
  22. Boretsky KR, DiNardo JA. "Kiddie" caudal: safe but more to learn. Anesth Analg. 2015 Jan; 120(1):12-3. View abstract
  23. Boretsky KR. Regional anesthesia in pediatrics: marching forward. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2014 Oct; 27(5):556-60. View abstract
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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