Jerrold Lerman, M.D.

Jerrold Lerman, M.D.

Contact Information

Children's Hospital of Buffalo
219 Bryant Street
Buffalo, NY 14222

Professional Bio

Jerrold Lerman MD, FRCPC, FANZCA

Jerrold Lerman was educated at the University of Waterloo, Ontario (B.A. Sc. Hons. Chemical Engineering 1974) and at the University of Toronto, Ontario (M.D., FRCPC 1982) in Anesthesia. After graduating, he completed a research fellowship in Pediatric Anesthesia at the University of San Francisco and Cardiovascular Research Institute, San Francisco, CA (1982-1983). In 1983, Dr. Lerman returned to Toronto to join the faculty at the University of Toronto at the Hospital for Sick Children as an attending anesthesiologist. He was Anesthetist-in-Chief at the Hospital for Sick Children from 1991-1994. In 1996, he was promoted to Professor of Anesthesia, University of Toronto. In 1997, he received an Honorary FANZCA degree from the Australia and New Zealand College of Anesthetists at their annual meeting in Christchurch, New Zealand. In 2000, he was awarded the Siemens Chair in Pediatric Anesthesia, Hospital for Sick Children. In 2002, he left the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto and assumed the positions of Clinical Professor of Anesthesia at the State University of New York, at Buffalo and staff anesthesiologist at the Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo, Buffalo, New York where he is currently employed. In 2003, he was also appointed Clinical Professor of Anesthesia at the University of Rochester, Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, New York, a position that he continues to this date. In 2005, he was appointed acting Chief of Anesthesia at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA while working in that institution until 2007. He has published over 110 peer-reviewed manuscripts, received more than 30 peer-reviewed and non-peer-reviewed grants, is the editor of two textbooks on pediatric anesthesia and has lectured at more than 275 National and International meetings and Universities in 26 countries. He is the recipient of numerous awards most recently, The Mike Adragna Mentorship Award, University of Buffalo 2012, The Pierre Limoges Lecture at the Canadian Anesthesiologists Society Montreal, Que, 2010 and Gary Johnson Research Day Keynote Speaker, Ottawa, ON 2010.

Research interests
Dr. Lerman's clinical research interests have focused in pediatric pharmacology with new drug development, inhalational anesthetics and neonatal anesthesia. Other interests have included study design and statistics, aspiration and malignant hyperthermia. H-index is 35 in Web of science.

Boards and committees
Dr Lerman is currently on the Editorial Board of Pediatric Anesthesia and is an associate board member of Anesthesia and Analgesia and the Journal of Anesthesia. He is a former editor in Anesthesiology.


Abbott Pharmaceutical Inc. Canada

Research support

Awards & Honors (Local)

First recipient of the Mike Adragna Mentorship Award | Department of Anesthesia, SUNY at Buffalo, NY 2012
Pierre Limoges Lecture | Canadian Pediatric Anesthesia Association, Montreal 2010
The Arthur and Peter Sheridan Lecture | McGill University, Montreal, Quebec 2009
The M. Mendelson lecture | University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA 2005
The Mendelson Lecture | University of Toronto, Toronto, CA 2005
Digby Leigh Lecture | 42nd Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, Anaheim, CA 2004
The Pandit Lecture | University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MICHIGAN 2004
The A.W. Conn Lecture in Paediatric Anaesthesia | Toronto, Ontario, CANADA 2003
Canadian Anesthesiologists Society's Research Recognition Award | Victoria, BC 2002
The David W. Fear Lecture | Toronto, Ontario, CANADA 2001
Siemens Chair in Pediatric Anaesthesia | University of Toronto, Hospital for Sick Children 2000 - 2002
Ellis Gillespie Lecture | Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, 1997
Honorary Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (FANZCA) 1997 - Present
Weinbren Memorial Lecture | South African Society of Anaesthesiologists | Port Elizabeth, South Africa 1996
Canadian Anaesthesia Research Award | Burroughs Wellcome Inc. 1993
Digby Leigh Memorial Lecturer | Vancouver, BC 1990
Best Clinical Instructor in the Operating Room | Department of Anesthesia | Hospital for Sick Children 1984
Best Clinical Instructor in the Operating Room | Department of Anaesthesia | Hospital for Sick Children 1983
Duncan Gordon Fellowship | The Hospital for Sick Children Foundation 1982 - 1983
Phi Delta Epsilon | University of Toronto 1980 - 1981
Medical Society Honourarium | University of Toronto 1978
J. P. Bickell Scholarship, Chemical Engineering | University of Waterloo 1974
Chemical Institute of Canada Award 1974
Undergraduate Research Assistantship, Chemical Engineering | University of Waterloo 1973 - 1974
Cominco Scholarship, Chemical Engineering | University of Waterloo 1972 - 1974
Undergraduate Research Assistantship, Chemical Engineering | University of Waterloo 1971
J. P. Bickell Scholarship, Chemical Engineering | University of Waterloo 1971
Ontario Scholarship (Secondary School) 1969

Recent Journal Articles

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LERMAN J, HOULE TT, MATHEWS BT, HOUCK J, BURROWS FA. "Propofol for tracheal intubation in children anesthetized with sevoflurane: a dose-response study." Pediatr Anesth. 2009; 19: 218-24 (WITH EDITORIAL).
RAMSDELL, R; ERMAN ,J; ICKHART, D; ELDMAN; D, FOSTER, J; HOULE, T. "Subspecialty impact factor: the contribution of pediatric anesthesia and pain articles." Anesth Analg. 2009; 108: 105-110.
KAIN, ZN; MACLAREN, J; HERMAN, L; MAYES, LC; LERMAN, J. "Preoperative melatonin and its effects on induction and emergence in children undergoing anesthesia and surgery." Anesthesiology. 2009; .
HEARD, C; SMITH, J; CREIGHTON ,P; JOSHI, P; FELDMAN, D; LERMAN, J. "A comparison of four sedation techniques for pediatric dental surgery." Pediatr Anesth. 2009; .
POTTS, AL; ANDERSON, BJ; WARMAN, GR; LERMAN, J; DIAZ ,S; VILO, S. "Dexmedetomidine pharmacokinetics in paediatric intensive care - a pooled analysis." Crit Care Med. 2009; .


Anesthesiology - American Board of Anesthesiology


MD | Medicine | Canada-U Toronto Med1978
Honours Bachelor of Applied Science in Chemical Engineering | University of WaterlooAttended 1969 - 1974
Honours Arts and Sciences | William Lyon MacKenzie Collegiate Institute Tilplain RoadAttended 0 - 1969

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Research at University of California, San Francisco Medical Center07/01/1982 - 06/30/1983
Residency in Anesthesiology at St. Michael s Hospital07/01/1979 - 06/30/1982
Internship in Internal Medicine at Toronto General Hospitals-University of Toronto07/01/1978 - 06/30/1979