Doralina Anghelescu, MD

Doralina Anghelescu, MD

Member, St. Jude Faculty
Director, Pain Management Service


Pediatric Medicine



Contact Information

Doralina Anghelescu, MD
MS 130, Room C2002I
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place
Memphis, TN 38105-3678
Phone: (901) 595-4034
FAX: (901) 595-4061


MD - Bucharest University School of Medicine, Romania
Certificate in Business Administration - American Society of Anesthesiologists
Certification in Palliative Care Education and Practice - Harvard Medical School Center for Palliative Care

Research Interests

Selected Publications

Burgoyne LL, Pereiras LA, Bertani LA, Kaddoum RN, Neel M, Faughnan LG, Anghelescu DL. Long-term use of nerve block catheters in paediatric patients with cancer related pathologic fractures. Anaesth Intensive Care 40(4):710-713, 2012.

Kaddoum RN, Anghelescu DL, Parish ME, Wright BB, Trujillo L, Wu J, Wu Y, Burgoyne LL. A randomized controlled trial comparing the AccuVein AV300 device to standard insertion technique for intravenous cannulation of anesthetized children. Paediatr Anaesth June 14, 2012.

Anghelescu DL, Kaddoum RN, Oakes LL, Windsor KB, Faughnan LG, Burgoyne LL. An update: the safety of patient-controlled analgesia by proxy for pain management in pediatric oncology: 2004 to 2010. Anesth Analg 113(6):1525-6, 2011.

Anghelescu DL, Faughnan LG, Hankins GM, Ward DA, Oakes LL. Methadone use in children and young adults at a cancer center: a retrospective study. J Opioid Manag 7(5):353-61, 2011.

Trujillo L, Anghelescu D, Bikhazi G. Unilateral hypoglossal nerve injury caused by a laryngeal mask airway in an infant. Paediatr Anaesth 21(6):708-9, 2011.

Anghelescu DL, Rakes LC, Shearer JR, Bikhazi GB. Prevention of emergence agitation in seven children receiving low dose ketamine and propofol total intravenous anesthesia. AANA Journal 79(3):238-42, 2011.

Oakes LL, Anghelescu DL, Windsor KB, Barnhill PD, Faughnan LG. An update: institutional quality improvement initiative for pain management for pediatric cancer inpatients, 2007-2010. J Pain Symptom Manage February 26, 2011.

Anghelescu DL, Faughnan LG, Jeha S, Relling MV, Hinds PS, Sandlund JT, Cheng C, Pei D, Hankins G, Pauley JL, Pui CH. Neuropathic pain during treatment for childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Pediatr Blood Cancer 57(7):(1147-53), 2011.

Anghelescu DL, Oakes LL, Hankins GM. Treatment of Pain in Children after Limb-Sparing Surgery: An Institution's 26-year Experience. Pain Management Nursing 12(2):82-94, 2011.

Oakes LL, Faughnan LG, Anghelescu DL. Development of an Evidence-based Pediatric Pain Practice at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital: A 20 Year Process. 2010.

Anghelescu DL, Faughnan LG, Baker JN, Yang J, Kane JR. Use of epidural and peripheral nerve blocks at the end of life in children and young adults with cancer: the collaboration between a pain service and a palliative care service. Paediatr Anaesth 20(12):1070-7, 2010.

Swarm R, Abernethy AP, Anghelescu DL, Benedetti C, Blinderman CD, Boston B, Cleeland C, Coyle N, Deleon-Casasola OA, Eilers JG, Ferrell B, Janjan NA, Karver SB, Levy MH, Lynch M, Moryl N, Murphy BA, Nesbit SA, Oakes L, Obbens EA, Paice JA, Rabow MW, Syrjala KL, Urba S, Weinstein SM. Adult Cancer Pain. J Natl Compr Canc Netw 8(9):1046-86, 2010.

Hoffer FA, Daw NC, Xiong X, Anghelescu D, Krasin M, Yan X, Davidoff AM, Furman WF, Rodriguez-Galindo C, Spunt SL A phase I pilot study of radiofrequency ablation for the treatment of recurrent pediatric solid tumors. Cancer 115(6):1328-37, 2009.

Anghelescu DL, Burgoyne LL, Liu W, Hankins GM, Cheng C, Beckham PA, Shearer J, Norris AL, Kun LE, Bikhazi GB. Safe anesthesia for radiotherapy in pediatric oncology: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital experience, 2004-2006. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 71(2):491-7, 2008.

Baker JN, Anghelescu DL, Kane JR. Pain still lords over children. J Pediatr 152(1):6-8, 2008.

Burgoyne LL, Anghelescu DL. Intervention steps for treating laryngospasm in pediatric patients. Pediatr Anaesthesth 18(4):297-302, 2008.

Anghelescu DL, Burgoyne LL, Khun RB. Multiple mechanisms of postoperative brachial plexus injury. Anaesth Intensive Care 36(2):276-8, 2008.

Anghelescu DL, Burgoyne LL., Liu W, Hankins GM, Cheng C, Beckham PA, Shearer J, Norris AL, Kun LE, Bikhazi GB. Safe Anesthesia for Radiatiotherapy in Pediatric Oncology: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Experience, 2004-2006. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys Jan 17, 2008.

Oakes LL, Anghelescu DL, Windsor KB, Barnhill D. An Institutional Quality Improvement Initiative for Pain Management for Pediatric Cancer Inpatients. J Pain Symptom Manage 35(6):569-656, 2008.

Anghelescu DL, Ross CE, Oakes LL, Burgoyne LL. The Safety of Concurrent Administration of Opioids via Epidural and Intravenous Routes for Postoperative Pain in Pediatric Oncology Patients. J Pain Symptom Manage 35(4):412-19, 2008.

Swarm R, Anghelescu DL, Benedetti C, Boston B, Cleeland C, Coyle N, Deleon-Casasola OA, Eidelman A, Eilers JG, Ferrell B, Grossman SA, Janjan NA, Levy MH, Lynch M, Montana GS, Nesbit S, Oakes L, Obbens EA, Paice J, Syrjala KL, Urba S, Weinstein SM. Adult cancer pain. J Natl Compr Canc Netw Sep;5(8):726-51, 2007.

Anghelescu D, Burgoyne L, Li C-H, Liu T, Pui C-H, Hudson M, Furman W, Sandlund JT. Clinical and Diagnostic Imaging Factors Predict Anesthetic Complications in Children With Malignant Mediastinal Masses. Pediatr Anaesth 17(11):1090-8, 2007.

Pershad J, Wan J, Anghelescu DL. Comparison of propofol with pentobarbital/midazolam/fentanyl for magnetic resonance imaging of the brain in children. Pediatrics 120(3):629-36, 2007.

Anghelescu DL, Oakes L, Hinds PS. Palliative care and pediatrics. Anesthesiol Clin 24(1):145-61, 2006.

Anghelescu DL, Burgoyne LL, Oakes LL, Wallace DA. The safety of patient-controlled analgesia by proxy in pediatric oncology patients. Anesth Analg 101(6):1623-7, 2005.

Hinds PS, Oakes LL, Hicks J, Anghelescu DL. End-of-life care for children and adolescents. Semin Oncol Nurs 21(1):53-62, 2005.

Burgoyne LL, Anghelescu DL, Tamburro RF, de Armendi AJ. A pediatric patient with a mediastinal mass and pulmonary embolus. Paediatr Anaesth 16(4):487-91, 2006.

Anghelescu DL, Oakes LL. Ketamine use for reduction of opioid tolerance in a 5-year old girl with end-stage abdominal neuroblastoma. J Pain Symptom Manage 30(1):1-3, 2005.

Anghelescu D, Oakes L. Working toward better cancer pain management for children. Cancer Pract 10(Suppl 1):S52-7, 2002.

Anghelescu DL, de Armendi AJ, Thompson JW, Sillos EM, Pui CH, Sandlund JT. Vincristine-induced vocal cord paralysis in an infant. Paediatr Anaesth 12(2):168-70, 2002.

Anghelescu D, Kaplan RF. Defining levels of sedation in pediatric patients. Anesth Analg 87(6):1454-5, 1998.

Anghelescu D. A clinical study of temporal epilepsy: an extensive report on temporal epilepsy. IMF Press, Bucharest, Romania 1985.

Last update: April 2013