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Brad Taicher, D.O., appointed chief of Anesthesiology, Pain and Perioperative Medicine

Brad TaicherChildren’s National Hospital is pleased to welcome Brad Taicher, D.O., M.B.A., as the new chief of the Division of Anesthesiology, Pain and Perioperative Medicine, effective March 25, 2024.

As chief, Dr. Taicher will ensure that patient and parent comfort stay at the forefront of care. The Children’s National team makes sure that before a child undergoes any surgery, diagnostic test or therapy, that both the patient and family know what to expect with anesthesia. 

"I’m excited to embark on this journey with Children’s National Hospital and am committed to ensuring every patient's experience is characterized by compassion, expertise and comfort,” Dr. Taicher said. "Together, we will continue to push for excellence in pain management, surgical care and perioperative medicine, setting new standards for patient-centered care."

Dr. Taicher comes from Duke Children's Hospital and Health Center in Durham, NC, where he held several critical positions, including medical director for Quality and Safety in children’s anesthesia, director of Anesthesia Patient Safety and Quality, assistant director of Anesthesia Perioperative Services and medical director of Pediatric Perioperative Services. 

"Dr. Taicher stood out for his exceptional leadership and clinical expertise. I know he will channel his passion and dedication into every facet of his role within the division,” said Anthony Sandler, M.D., senior vice president and surgeon-in-chief of the Joseph E. Robert Jr., Center for Surgical Care at Children’s National. “Under Dr. Taicher’s guidance, we will elevate our department's mission, fostering innovation and progress to continually provide the best possible care for children and families." 

Dr. Taicher earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his internship and residency at Delaware County Memorial Hospital and Thomas Jefferson University, followed by a pediatric anesthesiology fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

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