(Philadelphia, PA) - Dr. Lynne Gerson Maxwell has been appointed an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

After earning her medical degree in 1973 from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD, Dr. Maxwell completed residencies in Pediatrics and Anesthesiology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD, and a fellowship in Obstetric Anesthesia at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

From 1993 to 2002, Dr. Maxwell served as Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine and Pediatrics at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Dr. Maxwell's clinical interests are sedation safety in children, management of difficult airways in infants and children, and pain management in pediatric patients. Her research interests are strategies to minimize side effects of pain management, improved analgesics for pain management in children, and anesthetic effects on the fetus/infant undergoing surgery.

In 1990, Dr. Maxwell received the Outstanding Teacher Award, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. . .

Dr. Maxwell has co-authored original research studies and abstracts in peer-reviewed journals and written or co-written editorials, reviews and chapters for print publications.

Dr. Maxwell holds memberships in a number of national professional societies, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Board of Pediatrics, and the American Society of Anesthesiologists. She is also on the boards of the Anesthesia and Pain Management Section of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Society of Pediatric Anesthesia.

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