Debnath Chatterjee, MD
Associate Professor, Anesthesiology-Pediatric Anesthesiology

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Medical School:
  • MBBS, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research, India (1996)
Internship:
  • New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens/Cornell University Medical College Program (2000)
Residency:
  • SUNY Upstate Medical University Program, Chief Resident, Anesthesiology (2003)
Fellowships:
  • Children's Hospital (Boston) Program, Pediatric Anesthesiology (2004)
Languages: English, Bengali, Tamil, Hindi
Department: Anesthesiology-Pediatric Anesthesiology

Professional Titles

  • Director of Fetal Anesthesia, Colorado Fetal Care Center
  • Program Director, Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship, University of Colorado

Teaching

  • Associate Professor of Anesthesiology (2014)
    School of Medicine, Anesthesiology

Publications

  • Norton ME, Cassidy A, Ralston SJ, Chatterjee D, Farmer D, Beasley AD, Dragoman M. Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) Consult Series #59: The use of analgesia and anesthesia for maternal-fetal procedures. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2021 Aug 27. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 34461076
  • Houska N, Ing RJ, Chatterjee D. Difficult Endotracheal Intubation in Adult Congenital Heart Disease Patients. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2021 Aug 26. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 34521581
  • Rusy DA, Honkanen A, Landrigan-Ossar MF, Chatterjee D, Schwartz LI, Lalwani K, Dollar JR, Clark R, Diaz CD, Deutsch N, Warner DO, Soriano SG. Vaping and E-Cigarette Use in Children and Adolescents: Implications on Perioperative Care From the American Society of Anesthesiologists Committee on Pediatric Anesthesia, Society for Pediatric Anesthesia, and American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. Anesth Analg. 2021 Sep 1;133(3):562-568. PubMed PMID: 33780391
  • Wood CL, Zuk J, Rollins MD, Silveira LJ, Feiner JR, Zaretsky M, Chatterjee D. Anesthesia for Maternal-Fetal Interventions: A Survey of Fetal Therapy Centers in the North American Fetal Therapy Network. Fetal Diagn Ther. 2021;48(5):361-371. PubMed PMID: 33827094
  • Chatterjee D, Houska N, Barrett C, Ing RJ. Standardizing Outcomes for Survivors of Pediatric Cardiac Arrests. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2021 Jul;35(7):1927-1929. PubMed PMID: 33618963
  • Whitney GM, Chatterjee D. Error traps and culture of safety in pediatric anesthesiology. Paediatr Anaesth. 2021 Mar;31(3):258-259. PubMed PMID: 33631037
  • Ferschl MB, Rollins MD, Chatterjee D. Error traps in anesthesia for fetal interventions. Paediatr Anaesth. 2021 Mar;31(3):275-281. PubMed PMID: 33394561
  • Chatterjee D, Arendt KW, Moldenhauer JS, Olutoye OA, Parikh JM, Tran KM, Zaretsky MV, Zhou J, Rollins MD. Anesthesia for Maternal-Fetal Interventions: A Consensus Statement From the American Society of Anesthesiologists Committees on Obstetric and Pediatric Anesthesiology and the North American Fetal Therapy Network. Anesth Analg. 2021 Apr 1;132(4):1164-1173. PubMed PMID: 33048913
  • Templeton TW, Piccioni F, Chatterjee D. An Update on One-Lung Ventilation in Children. Anesth Analg. 2021 May 1;132(5):1389-1399. PubMed PMID: 33215885
  • Hoagland MA, Chatterjee D. Anesthesia for fetal interventions: An Update. Advances in Anesthesia 2021.
  • Lee AJ, Huffmyer JL, Thiele E, Zeitlin P, Chatterjee D. The Changing Face of Cystic Fibrosis: An Update for Anesthesiologists. Anesthesia and Analgesia 2021. Accpeted for publication
  • Perralta FM, Chatterjee D, Boat A. Anesthesia for fetal interventions. In Fetal and Neonatal Surgery: Diagnosis and Management of the Fetal and Neonatal Patient. 1st edition. 2021. Crombleholme TM, Lim FY, Peiro JL, Simpson L (eds). McGraw Hill publishers (in press)
  • Hoagland MA, Dean K, Chatterjee D. Anesthesia for Fetal Surgery. In Smith's Anesthesia for Infants and Children. 10th edition. David P, Cladis FP (eds). Elsevier
  • Pediatric tracheal extubation. Pediatric Anesthesia Podcast of the month for Open Anesthesia. October 2021.
  • E-cigarette and Anesthetic Considerations. Part 1. Pediatric Anesthesia Podcast of the month for Open Anesthesia. May 2021.
  • E-cigarette and Anesthetic Considerations. Part 2. Pediatric Anesthesia Podcast of the month for Open Anesthesia. June 2021.
  • Congenital adrenal hyperplasia. Pediatric Anesthesia Podcast of the month for Open Anesthesia. Jan 2021.
  • Tran KM, Chatterjee D. New Trends in Fetal Anesthesia. Anesthesiol Clin. 2020 Sep;38(3):605-619. PubMed PMID: 32792187
  • Chatterjee D, Ing RJ, Gien J. Update on Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. Anesth Analg. 2020 Sep;131(3):808-821. PubMed PMID: 31335403
  • Hoagland MA, Ing RJ, Jatana KR, Jacobs IN, Chatterjee D. Anesthetic Implications of the New Guidelines for Button Battery Ingestion in Children. Anesth Analg. 2020 Mar;130(3):665-672. PubMed PMID: 30829672
  • Tran KM, Chatterjee D. New Trends in Fetal Anesthesia. Anesthesiol Clin. 2020 Sep;38(3):605-619. PubMed PMID: 32792187
  • Ing RJ, Barrett C, Chatterjee D, Twite M, Whitney GM. Perioperative Preparations for COVID-19: The Pediatric Cardiac Team Perspective. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2020 Sep;34(9):2307-2311. PubMed PMID: 32451272
  • Ing RJ, Chatterjee D, Twite MD. Resuscitating Children with COVID-19: What the Pediatric Anesthesiologist Needs to Know. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2020 Jun 16. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32624434
  • Conover ZR, Talai A, Klockau KS, Ing RJ, Chatterjee D. Perioperative Management of Children on Ketogenic Dietary Therapies. Anesth Analg. 2020 Aug 5. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32769381
  • Rico Mora DA, Perez KM, Parikh JM, Chatterjee D, George P, O'Reilly-Shah V, Rollins M, Sinskey JL, Patak L. Improvement in perioperative anesthesia documentation for fetal interventions. Paediatr Anaesth. 2020 Jun 27. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32594611
  • Wang KS, Cummings J, Stark A, Houck C, Oldham K, Grant C, Fallat M. Optimizing Resources in Children's Surgical Care: An Update on the American College of Surgeons' Verification Program. Pediatrics. 2020 May;145(5). PubMed PMID: 32312909
  • Chatterjee D, Arendt KW, Moldenhauer JS, Olutoye OA, Parikh JM, Tran KM, Zaretsky MV, Zhou J, Rollins MD. Anesthesia for Maternal-Fetal Interventions: A Consensus Statement From the American Society of Anesthesiologists Committees on Obstetric and Pediatric Anesthesiology and the North American Fetal Therapy Network. Anesth Analg. 2020 Oct 12. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33048913
  • Ferschl MB, Lee JK, Lockman JL, Black S, Chatterjee D, Agarwal R, Schwartz LI, Fiadjoe J, Heitmiller E, Mershon BH, Deutsch N, McCloskey J, Infosino A. East/West Visiting Scholars in Pediatric Anesthesia Program (ViSiPAP): Developing tomorrow's pediatric anesthesia leaders. Paediatr Anaesth. 2020 Jul;30(7):743-748. PubMed PMID: 32267048
  • Update on Cystic Fibrosis. Published October 2020. https://www.openanesthesia.org/cystic-fibrosis-update/
  • Ketogenic Dietary Therapies. Published July 2020. https://www.openanesthesia.org/ketogenic-diet/
  • Anesthesia for Adolescent Bariatric Surgery. Published January 2020. https://www.openanesthesia.org/bariatric-surgery/
  • Interview with Dr. Pamela Zeitlin- Cystic Fibrosis – Published October 2020 https://www.openanesthesia.org/cystic-fibrosis/
  • Interview with Dr. Kirk Lalwani- Update on SPA-Published July 2020 https://www.openanesthesia.org/update-on-the-spa/
  • SPA Question of the Week Project https://pedsanesthesia.org/questions-of-the-week/ Chatterjee D. Oculocardiac reflex. Published August 2020.
  • SPA Question of the Week Project https://pedsanesthesia.org/questions-of-the-week/ Raza SA, Chatterjee D. Dexamethasone: Anti-emetic dosing. Published August 2020
  • SPA Question of the Week Project https://pedsanesthesia.org/questions-of-the-week/ Raza SA, Chatterjee D. Infant airway anatomy. Published October 2020
  • SPA Question of the Week Project https://pedsanesthesia.org/questions-of-the-week/ Cha YM, Chatterjee D. Surfactant. Published December 2020
  • Peer-Reviewed Educational Resources for Society for Pediatric Anesthesia websiteChatterjee D, Lockman JL, Yaster M, Glass NL, Schreiner MS, Fiadjoe JE. How to Give a Great Scientific Presentation. www.pedsanesthesia.org. Published 2020
  • Peer-Reviewed Educational Resources for Society for Pediatric Anesthesia website Chatterjee D, Deutsch N, Lalwani K. How to Design and Lead an Effective Problem Based Learning Discussion. www.pedsanesthesia.org. Published 2020
  • Peer-Reviewed Educational Resources for Society for Pediatric Anesthesia website Chatterjee D, Corral J. How to Write Well-Defined Learning Objectives. www.pedsanesthesia.org. Published 2020.
  • Peer-Reviewed Educational Resources for Society for Pediatric Anesthesia website4. Svoboda E, Chatterjee D. How to Find Copyright-Free Images for Your Next Presentation. www.pedsanesthesia.org. Published 2020.
  • Diaz C, Chatterjee D. Vaping increases perioperative risk in teens, young adults. American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) News: Focus on Subspecialties. 2020.
  • Albertz M, Hoagland M, Masaracchia M, LeRiger M, Dachsangvorn O, Chatterjee D. Society for Pediatric Anesthesia Question of the Week Project. Society for Education in Anesthesia Newsletter. Fall 2020.
  • Chatterjee D, Diaz C, Rusy D. E-cigarettes, vaping and anesthetic complications. Anesthesiology 2020: Online Self-Study Module for American Society of Anesthesiologists. April 2020
  • Chatterjee D, Yaster M, Lockman JL, Glass NL, Schreiner MS, Sinskey JL, Fiadjoe JE. Challenging the status quo of scientific presentations. Paediatr Anaesth. 2020 Nov 5. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33151606
  • Chatterjee D, Ing RJ, Gien J. Update on Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. Anesth Analg. 2019 Jul 17. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31335403
  • Cladis FP, Lockman JL, Lupa MC, Chatterjee D, Lim D, Hernandez M, Yanofsky S, Waldrop WB. Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship Positions: Is There a Mismatch?. Anesth Analg. 2019 Sep 24. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31567474
  • Hoagland MA, Ing RJ, Jatana KR, Jacobs IN, Chatterjee D. Anesthetic Implications of the New Guidelines for Button Battery Ingestion in Children. Anesth Analg. 2019 Feb 27. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30829672
  • Howley LW, Chatterjee D, Patel SS, Cuneo BF, Crombleholme TM, Behrendt N, Zaretsky MV, Marwan AI, Zuk J, Galan HL, Wood C. Indomethacin Dosing and Constriction of the Ductus Arteriosus During Open Fetal Surgery for Myelomeningocele Repair. Fetal Diagn Ther. 2018 Aug 29;:1-6. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30157479
  • Carry PM, Nguyen AK, Merritt GR, Ciarallo C, Chatterjee D, Park J, Miller NH, Scott FA. Prevalence of Persistent Median Arteries in the Pediatric Population on Ultrasonography. J Ultrasound Med. 2018 Sep;37(9):2235-2242. PubMed PMID: 29480530
  • Hoagland MA, Chatterjee D. Anesthesia for fetal surgery. Paediatr Anaesth. 2017 Apr;27(4):346-357. PubMed PMID: 28211140
  • Chatterjee D, Corral J. How to Write Well-Defined Learning Objectives. J Educ Perioper Med. 2017 Oct-Dec;19(4):E610. PubMed PMID: 29766034
  • Chatterjee D, Agarwal R, Bajaj L, Teng S, Prager J. Airway Management in Laryngotracheal Injuries from Blunt Neck Trauma in Children. Paediatr Anaesth 2016; 26(2): 132-8.
  • Chatterjee D, Friedman N, Shott S, Mahmoud M. Anesthetic dilemmas for dynamic evaluation of the pediatric upper airway. Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2014 Dec;18(4):371-8. PubMed PMID: 25172630
  • Chatterjee D, Hawkins JL, Somme S, Galan HL, Prager JD, Crombleholme TM. Ex utero intrapartum treatment to resection of a bronchogenic cyst causing airway compression. Fetal Diagn Ther. 2014;35(2):137-40. PubMed PMID: 24281263
  • Perralta FM, Chatterjee D, Boat A. Anesthesia for Fetal Interventions. In Fetal and Neonatal Surgery: Diagnosis and Management of the Fetal and Neonatal Patient. 1st edition. 2020. Crombleholme TM, Lim FY, Peiro JL, Simpson L, Rintoul NE (eds). McGraw Hill publishers (in press).
  • Hoagland MA, Dean K, Chatterjee D. Anesthesia for Fetal Surgery. In Smith’s Anesthesia for Infants and Children 10th edition 2020. Davis P, Cladis FP ed. Elsevier publishers (in press)
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Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Anesthesiology, Member
  • Society for Pediatric Anesthesia, Member
  • International Anesthesia Research Society, Member
  • Society for Education in Anesthesia, Member
  • Colorado Society of Anesthesiology, Member
  • Pediatric Anesthesiology Program Directors Association, Member
  • American Board of Anesthesiology, Oral Board Examiner
  • OpenAnesthesia, Pediatric Anesthesia Section Editor

Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-777-1234

Children's Hospital Colorado North Campus
469 State Highway 7
Broomfield, CO 80023
720-478-5000

Children's Hospital Colorado - Colorado Fetal Care Center
13123 E 16th Ave, B735
Aurora, CO 80045
720-777-4463

Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado
Center Affiliations

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Anesthesiology, Board Certification (2004, 2014)
  • Pediatric Anesthesiology, Board Certification (2015)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Surgery - Fetal
  • Surgery
Clinical Interests
My clinical interests include anesthesia for fetal interventions, including minimally invasive procedures, open mid-gestation fetal surgeries and EXIT procedures. I also practice as a pediatric anesthesiologist providing perioperative anesthesia care for children undergoing a wide variety of surgical and medical procedures.

Care Philosophy
I strive to provide the safest and highest quality of care for all my patients.

Personal Interests
In my spare time, I enjoy being outdoors-hiking, biking and skiing with my wife and two children

Public Speaking
Yes
Anesthesia for Fetal Interventions

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MBBS, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research, India (1996)
Internships:
  • New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens/Cornell University Medical College Program (2000)
Residency Programs:
  • SUNY Upstate Medical University Program, Chief Resident, Anesthesiology (2003)
Fellowships:
  • Children's Hospital (Boston) Program, Pediatric Anesthesiology (2004)
Languages: English, Bengali, Tamil, Hindi
Department: Anesthesiology-Pediatric Anesthesiology
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