Thomas Mancuso MD

Thomas Mancuso, MD

Senior Associate in Perioperative Anesthesia, Pain Medicine and Critical Care Medicine

Associate Professor of Anaesthesia, Harvard Medical School

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Medical Services


  • Anesthesia
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Pain Management Treatment
  • Pain Management Treatment


  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Anesthesiology Perioperative and Pain Medicine
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Experience and Education


Medical School

NJ Medical School, 1979

Newark, NJ

Internship, Pediatrics

University of Maryland Hospital, 1979-1980

Baltimore, MD

Residency, Pediatrics

University of Maryland Hospital, 1980-1983

Baltimore, MD

Chief Residency, Pediatrics

University of Maryland Hospital, 1982-1983

Baltimore, MD

Residency, Anesthesiology

Brigham and Women's Hospital, 1983-1985

Boston, MA

Fellowship, Medical Ethics

Harvard Medical School, 1999-2000

Boston, MA

Fellowship, Pediatric Critical Care

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 1985-1986

Philadelphia, PA


  • American Board of Anesthesiology, Pediatric Anesthesiology

  • American Board of Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine

Professional History

Professional organizations has a recent book chapter listed, not any organizations. Replace the chapter with the following. I am a member of the:
AAP: American Academy of Pediatrics, and within the AAP, I am a member of 2 sections:
critical care medicine
anesthesiology and pain medicine

Society for Pediatric Anesthesiology
Hastings Center


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  1. Wang JT, Mancuso TJ. How to best induce anesthesia in infants with pyloric stenosis? Paediatr Anaesth. 2015 Jul; 25(7):652-3.
  2. Waisel DB, Mancuso TJ, Boretsky KR. Pediatric Research, Risk, and Paravertebral Blocks. Anesth Analg. 2015 May; 120(5):987-9.
  3. Jenkins IA, Kelly Ugarte LR, Mancuso TJ. Where should we operate on the preterm neonate? Paediatr Anaesth. 2014 Jan; 24(1):127-36.
  4. Renella R, Stickney C, Keswani M, Mancuso T, Casavant D, Ferguson M, Narla A. Fulminant thrombotic microangiopathy in pediatrics: where diagnostic and therapeutic dilemmas meet. Am J Hematol. 2012 Aug; 87(8):816-8.
  5. Kumar P, Denson SE, Mancuso TJ. Premedication for nonemergency endotracheal intubation in the neonate. Pediatrics. 2010 Mar; 125(3):608-15.
  6. Mancuso T, Burns J. Ethical concerns in the management of pain in the neonate. Paediatr Anaesth. 2009 Oct; 19(10):953-7.
  7. Graham RJ, Wachendorf MT, Burns JP, Mancuso TJ. Successful and safe delivery of anesthesia and perioperative care for children with complex special health care needs. J Clin Anesth. 2009 May; 21(3):165-72.
  8. Mancuso TJ, Bannister CF. Sedation & analgesia. Pediatr Ann. 2005 Aug; 34(8):588, 590-2.
  9. Systemic Disorders in Pediatric Anesthesia. Smith’s Anesthesia for Infants and Children, Seventh Edition in press. 2003.
  10. How Long a Fast Before Elective Surgery. AAP Grand Rounds. 2003; 10(5).
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  12. Surgical evaluation and care. Low Grade Gliomas (WHO I-II), Black PM & Jaaskelainen, J Eds. 2003.
  13. Pediatric Anesthesia, as in Pediatrics, A wed-based, 196 question tutorial for fellows in pediatric anesthesia. Fellows will be given immediate feedback with additional information and commentary following each response in the tutorial. 2003.
  14. Point/Counterpoint; Should NPO times for formula and solids be reevaluated in pediatric anesthesia?. Society for Pediatric Anesthesia newsletter. 2003; 16(3).
  15. Point/Counterpoint: Airway management options for children with URI’s undergoing elective surgery. Society for Pediatric Newsletter. 2002; 15(2).
  16. Risk Factors for Children with URIs Undergoing Surgery. AAP Grand Rounds. 2002; 8.
  17. Polaner DM, Houck CS, Rockoff MA, Mancuso TJ, Finley GA, Maxwell LG, Cravero J, Kain ZN, Bell C, Bosenberg A, Zwass M, Valley R, Agarwal R, Savarese A, Rice LJ, Coté CJ, Davidson PJ, Ferrari LR, Davis PJ. Sedation, risk, and safety: do we really have data at last? Pediatrics. 2001 Oct; 108(4):1006-8.
  18. The Bispectral Index, a New Monitor for Anesthesiologists. AAP Grand Rounds. 2001; 6.
  19. Harvard Electronic Anesthesia Library, a comprehensive, interactive electronic textbook of the field of anesthesiology. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Associate Editor, Pediatrics Section. 2001.
  20. Mancuso TJ, Bacsik J, Overbey E. Positive test dose in a neonate with a caudally placed epidural catheter. Paediatr Anaesth. 2000; 10(5):565-6.
  21. Pediatric Anesthesia, as in Pediatrics, a 196 question tutorial I created to help the pediatric anesthesia fellows, whose training is generally in anesthesiology only, begin to develop a basic fund a anesthesia-related knowledge about children, with emphasis on the diseases which bring them into contact with an anesthesiologist or which would concern an anesthesiologist but also including general pediatric information. This tutorial is distributed to the fellows and I guide them through its completion during their year here. Annotated answers will be provided to fellows as sections of the tutorial are completed along with discussion with me. 2000.
  22. Treatment for Post Lumbar Puncture Headache. AAP Grand Rounds. 2000; 3.
  23. Adequacy of Postoperative Analgesia in Children. AAP Grand Rounds. 2000; 3.
  24. The Effect of Oral Midazolam on Memory in Children. AAP grand Rounds. 2000; 4.
  25. Pain Management in Children. Psychiatric Care of the Medical Patient. 2nd Edition 2000 A. Stoudemire, Ed. 2000.
  26. Point/Counterpoint: Should lumbar epidural catheters be placed in children who are under general anesthesia?. Society for Pediatric Newsletter. 2000; 12(1).
  27. Means LJ, Ferrari L, Mancuso TJ, Davidson P, Hackel A, Deshpande JK, Davis P, Brown R, Bailey A, Coté C. The pediatric sedation unit: a mechanism for safe pediatric sedation. Pediatrics. 1999 Jan; 103(1):199-201.
  28. Use of newer anti-emetics in children. AAP Grand Rounds. 1999; 2.
  29. TJ Mancuso. Point/Counterpoint: Regional versus general anesthesia in the ex-premature infant. Society for Pediatric Newsletter. 1999; 9(2).
  30. Point/Counterpoint:Caudal anesthesia for unilateral inguinal hernia repair in healthy ASA 1 Pediatric Outpatients. Society for Pediatric Newsletter. 1999; 11(1).
  31. Dosing Guidelines for Rectal Administration of Acetaminophen. AAP Grand Rounds. 1999; 2.
  32. Pain and it’s Management in Children. Pain, Bonica, Ed. 1999. 1999.
  33. Preoperative Fasting Guidelines for Children. AAP Grand Rounds. 1999; 2.
  34. Anesthesiology for the Pediatric Intensivist, a 50-question tutorial I created for the MICU fellows to use during their Operating Room anesthesia rotation. The tutorial guides their learning and helps direct their independent reading about aspects of anesthesiology of importance to an Intensivist. 1999.
  35. Induction and Premedication. Anesthesiology House staff Manual Children’s Hospital Department of Anesthesiology, 1998. 1998.
  36. T.J. Mancuso. The Role of Additives in Epidural Analgesia 7th Biennial meeting of the Asian & Oceanic Society of regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine Bangkok, Thailand. 1998.
  37. T. J. Mancuso, K. Kester, B. E. Miller, P. Meehan. Continuous Infusion of Morphine into the Thoracic Epidural Space Following Posterior Spinal Fusions in Children. Pediatric Anesthesiology, American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Anesthesiology and The Society for Pediatric Anesthesia. 1998.
  38. Miller BE, Bailey JM, Mancuso TJ, Weinstein MS, Holbrook GW, Silvey EM, Tosone SR, Levy JH. Functional maturity of the coagulation system in children: an evaluation using thrombelastography. Anesth Analg. 1997 Apr; 84(4):745-8.
  39. Parker LC, Mancuso TJ, Sgoutas DS. The Effect of Caudal Analgesia and Morphine on the Stress Response of Children Undergoing Inguinal Herniorraphy. Anesthesia and Analgesia. 1995; 80:S368.
  40. Rogers J, Heiss K, Mancuso TJ. The Safety and Efficacy of Continuous Epidural Analgesia in Children Under 2 Years of Age. Canadian Pediatric Surgical Association. 1995.
  41. Anesthesiology for the House Officer. Pediatric Anesthesia 1994 Berry, Ed. 1994.
  42. Coarctation of the Aorta, Common Problems in . Pediatric Anesthesia L. Stehling, Ed. 1993.
  43. Anesthesia for Pediatric and Neonatal Thoracic Surgery. Thoracic Anesthesia, Kaplan, Ed. 1991.
  44. Anesthesia for Pediatric and Neonatal Thoracic Surgery. Thoracic Anesthesia, Kaplan, Ed. 1991.
  45. TJ Mancuso. A publication of treatment algorithms, emergency drug doses and pearls of pediatric diagnosis and treatment. Contributors included the two pediatric chief residents ( one of whom was myself) and selected pediatric faculty of the Department of Pediatrics of the University of Maryland. It was written for house staff and medical students in pediatrics. University of Maryland Hospital Pediatric House staff Manual, Contributing Editor. 1984.
  46. Ringel RE, Haney PJ, Brenner JI, Mancuso TJ, Roberts GS, Moulton AL, Berman MA. Periosteal changes secondary to prostaglandin administration. J Pediatr. 1983 Aug; 103(2):251-3.
  47. TJ Mancuso, S Feldman. A quarterly publication of the Department of Pediatrics of the University of Maryland containing reviews of pertinent articles, teaching cases and reviews of pediatric topics written by the two pediatrics chief residents. Sent to current and former house staff of the department as well as pediatricians practicing in the area. University Pediatrics. 1983; 2:1-4.
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