John Pullerits, M.D.

Academic Role: Associate Professor
Faculty Appointment(s) and Affiliations:

School of Medicine



Photo: John Pullerits, MD

As a more senior member of the Dept. of Anesthesiology, my focus is now the delivery of anesthesia care at the Hahnemann Surgicenter.  Many of these adults and children require regional anesthesia blocks for continued postoperative pain relief and I am proficient in many upper and lower extremity blocks in addition to subarachnoid and epidural techniques.

After becoming board certified in anesthesiology in 1981, I spent 9 years as a pediatric anesthesiologist both at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto and the Children’s Hospital in Boston before joining the staff here.  I still enjoy doing pediatric anesthesia, especially when it involves regional techniques or the management of difficult airways, including fiberoptic intubation.

I continue to be involved in resident and medical student teaching in the operating room.




Ein SH, Pullerits J, Creighton R, Balfe JW. Pediatric pheochromocytoma: a 36 year review. Ped Surg Int 1997; 12:595-598.

Pullerits J, Holzman RS. Pediatric neuraxial blockade. Surv Anesthesiol 1995; 39:152-53.

Pullerits J, Holzman R. Pediatric neuraxial blockade. J Clin Anesth 1993; 5:1001-13.

Schwartz D, Schwartz T, Cooper E, Pullerits J. V Anaesthesia and the child with HIV infection. Can J Anaesth 1991; 38:626-33.

Yemen TA, Pullerits J, Stillman R, Hershey M. Rectal methohexital causing apnea in two patients with myelomeningoceles. Anesthesiology 1991; 74:1139-41.

Pullerits J, Holzman RS. Anaesthesia for patients with mediastinal masses. Can J Anaesth 1989; 36:681-88.

Pullerits J, Ein SH, Balfe JW. Anaesthesia for phaeochromocytoma. Can J Anaesth 1988; 35:526-34.

Crysdale W, Kohli-Dang N, Mullins JC, Pullerits J, Munro I. Airway management in craniofacial surgery: experience in 542 patients. J Otolaryng 1987; 16:207-15.

Pullerits J, Burrows FA, and Roy WL. Arterial desaturation in healthy children during transfer to the recovery room. Can J Anaesth 1987; 34:470-73.

Pullerits J, Reynolds C. Pheochromocytoma: a clinical review with emphasis on pharmacologic aspects. J Clin Inv Med 1982; 5:259-65.



Academic Background

M.D. (cum laude), University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1975.



Postdoctoral Training

University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Residency in Anesthesia, 1977-1981.



Telephone:   508-334-5886

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