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Heather McClung Pasqualino

Heather McClung Pasqualino, MD

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology

Department: Pediatrics

Specialties: Anesthesiology, Pediatrics


  • MD - Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine (2003)
  • BA in Biology - LaSalle University (1998)

Awards & Honors

  • Phi Beta Kappa, Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine (2003)
  • Rotary District Gundaker Graduate Scholarship Recipient (2000-2003)

Memberships / Professional Affiliations

  • American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • Society for Pediatric Anesthesia
  • International Anesthesia Research Society

Clinical Background

Heather McClung Pasqualino provides complete perioperative care for patients undergoing surgical or radiology procedures requiring general anesthesia. She is also active in the clinical training of residents, fellows and student registered nurse anesthetists in pediatric anesthesia. Dr. Pasqualino is board certified in anesthesia.

Clinical Services

Anesthesia, Pediatrics


  • Pediatric Anesthesiology - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (2007-2008)


  • Anesthesiology - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) (2004-2007)


  • Internal Medicine - Pennsylvania Hospital (2003-2004)

Heather McClung Pasqualino, MD, has been an assistant professor of anesthesiology at Drexel University College of Medicine since 2008.


Dr. Pasqualino is a principal investigator at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children collaborative site for clinical research study titled "Predicting Perioperative Opioid Adverse Effects and Personalizing Analgesia in Children: A MultiCenter Pharmacogenetic Study." The study is sponsored by the Anesthesia Safety Foundation and led by Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.


Selected Publications

"Anesthetic Management of Tracheoesophageal Fistula repair in a newborn with Double Outlet Right Ventricle"
HA McClung and R Schwartz
Journal of Clinical Anesthesia (2011)

"Bradycardia during Induction of Anesthesia with Sevoflurane in Children with Down Syndrome"
FW Kraemer, PA Stricker, HG Gurnaney, and HA McClung
Anesthesia and Analgesia, 111 (5): 1259-63 (November 2010)

"Anesthetic Management of a Patient with Surgically Corrected D-Transposition of the Great Arteries Undergoing Laproscopic Pyloromyotomy"
HA McClung and R Schwartz
The Internet Journal of Anesthesiology, Vol 24 N 2 (July 27, 2010)

"Biosynthesis and processing of cathepsin K in cultured human osteoclasts"
DJ Rieman, HA McClung, RA Dodds, SM Hwang, MW Holmes, IE James, FH Drake, and M Gowen
Bone, 28(3):282-9 (March 2001)

"Identification and cloning of a human urea transporter HUT11, which is downregulated during adipogenesis of explant cultures of human bone"
WP Prichett, AJ Patton, JA Field, KA Brun, JG Emery, KB Tan, DJ Rieman, HA McClung, DP Nadeau, JL Mooney, LJ Suva, M Gowen, and ME Nuttall
Journal of Cellular Biochemistry, 76(4):639-50 (January 2000)

St. Christopher's Hospital for Children is a primary academic campus of Drexel University College of Medicine. Its physicians are non-compensated members of the teaching faculty of Drexel University College of Medicine and its clinical practices are independent of Drexel University.

Contact Information

Department of Anesthesiology
St. Christopher's Hospital for Children
160 East Erie Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19134
Phone: 215.427.5220