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Myron Yaster

YasterMyronMYRON YASTER, the inaugural Richard J. Traystman Professor in Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, serves in both the departments of Anesthesiology/Critical Care Medicine and Pediatrics. He directs the Multi-Disciplinary Pain Service in the Children’s Medical and Surgical Center and is clinical director of Pediatric Anesthesiology and Pain Management, which treats approximately 3,000 patients annually and is rated among the best worldwide. Dr. Yaster is a pioneer in the development of new methods of preoperative sedation in children using new drugs, novel drug delivery techniques, and parental presence in the operating room at the induction of anesthesia. Two of Dr. Yaster’s textbooks, Pain in Infants, Children, and Adolescents and The Pediatric Pain Management and Sedation Handbook, are considered the gold standard in their field.