Elizabeth Drum, MD
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Elizabeth T. Drum, MD, FAAP, FCPP, FASA

Associate Chief for Clinical Operations, General Anesthesia Division

Medical Director, Radiology Anesthesia Sedation Services 

Medical Director, Anesthesiology Global Health Initiatives

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology and Critical Care

Perelman School of Medicine

University of Pennsylvania



Dr. Drum joined the faculty of the General Anesthesiology Division at The Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia in 2015 where she is the Medical Director of Radiology Anesthesia Sedation Services and Associate Division Chief for Clinical Operations.  She also serves as the department’s Medical Director of Global Health Initiatives.  Dr. Drum has sub-specialty certification in Pediatric Anesthesiology by the American Board of Anesthesiology.  She is credentialed by the National Disaster Medical System of the Department of Health and Human Services and served as a Major in the US Army Medical Corp from 1991-1994.  She has extensive experience in surgical mission work around the world including participating in more than 30 medical mission trips to 8 countries.  She was selected as the 2015 International Physician of the Year by medicalmissions.org for her work.  She is an advocate for improving the safety and capacity of anesthesia care around the world in conjunction with increasing surgical capacity.  Many of her trips to other countries have focused on building educational systems and collaborating with local providers to create infrastructure that supports educational initiatives.  As a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists Global Humanitarian Outreach Committee, she founded a scholarship program to send US Anesthesiology residents to low-income countries, and she serves as its US Program Director.  She is a member of the Pediatric Anaesthesia committee of the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists, a member of the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia Committee on Global Health and a member of the Board of Directors of the Alliance for Surgery and Anesthesia Presence.  She is an Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.  Prior to joining the faculty at CHOP, she was a Professor of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics at Temple University School of Medicine where she still holds an Adjunct Clinical Appointment.