Philosophy of Care

If you don't have true love for your patients, you are in the wrong profession and should leave now" - those words were spoken to my medical school class on our very first day and I believe them now more than ever.

I am humbled and grateful each and every time a parent entrusts the wellbeing of their child to me - it is a sacred trust and one I never take lightly. I entered into Pediatric Anesthesia by way of Pediatrics and then Anesthesia, so I have seen the care of children from many different angles and I can say that the team approach to care at Boston Children's Hospital is truly inspiring.

At the heart of Boston Children's Hospital are the people. It is critical to remember that all of these people, patients AND staff, hold dear rich lives beyond the walls of the hospital - from a million different angles that inspires all of us.

CERTIFICATIONS

  • American Board of Anesthesiology, Pediatric Anesthesiology
  • Anesthesiology_ Quality Assurance _ Utilization Review

PUBLICATIONS

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  1. Vinson AE, Randel G. Peer support in anesthesia: turning war stories into wellness. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2018 Mar 14. View abstract
  2. Houck CS, Vinson AE. Anaesthetic considerations for surgery in newborns. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2017 Jul; 102(4):F359-F363. View abstract
  3. Vinson AE, Zurakowski D, Randel GI, Schlecht KD. National Survey of US academic anesthesiology chairs on clinician wellness. J Clin Anesth. 2016 Nov; 34:623-31. View abstract
  4. Sparks JW, Landrigan-Ossar M, Vinson A, Dearden J, Navedo AT, Waisel DB, Holzman RS. Individualized remediation during fellowship training. J Clin Anesth. 2016 Nov; 34:452-8. View abstract
  5. Vinson AE, Wang J. Is Mindful Practice Our Ethical Responsibility as Anesthesiologists? Int Anesthesiol Clin. 2015; 53(3):1-11. View abstract
  6. Vinson AE, Mitchell JD. Assessing levels of support for residents following adverse outcomes: a national survey of anesthesia residency programs in the United States. Med Teach. 2014 Oct; 36(10):858-66. View abstract
  7. Guglielmi CL, Healy GB, Lema MJ, Vinson A, Craig C, Cuming RG, Duffy W, Groah L. Creating a culture of civility takes a team. AORN J. 2011 Jan; 93(1):106-14. View abstract
  8. Vinson AE, Dufort EM, Willis MD, Eberson CP, Harwell JI. Drug rash, eosinophilia, and systemic symptoms syndrome: Two pediatric cases demonstrating the range of severity in presentation--A case of vancomycin-induced drug hypersensitivity mimicking toxic shock syndrome and a milder case induced by minocycline. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2010 Jul; 11(4):e38-43. View abstract
  9. Vinson AE, Solis V, Williams HT, Bell B. F-18-FDG-PET/CT leads to diagnosis of cryptococcal pneumonia where recurrent metastatic rhabdomyosarcoma was suspected. Clin Nucl Med. 2007 May; 32(5):401-3. View abstract
  10. Vinson AE, Walker A, Elam D, Glendenning M, Kutlar F, Clair B, Harbin J, Kutlar A. A novel approach to rapid determination of betaS-globin haplotypes: sequencing of the Agamma-IVS-II region. Hemoglobin. 2004; 28(4):317-23. View abstract
  11. Peyser LA, Vinson AE, Bartko AP, Dickson RM. Photoactivated fluorescence from individual silver nanoclusters. Science. 2001 Jan 05; 291(5501):103-6. View abstract