Michael L. Schmitz, M.D.Professor of Anesthesiology
Director of Cardiovascular Anesthesia
Vice Chief, Division of Pediatric Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


M.D.: University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Residency: Anesthesiology, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA

Fellowship: Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia/Critical Care, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Certification: American Board of Anesthesiology: Anesthesiology and Pediatric Anesthesiology

Professional Organizations

  • International Anesthesia Research Society
  • Hastings Center
  • Society for Pediatric Anesthesia
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • American Society of Regional Anesthesia
  • Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Arkansas Medical Society
  • Arkansas Society of Anesthesiologists
  • Society for Congenital Cardiac Anesthesia

Recent Publications

Schmitz ML, Rodriguez-Gil A, Hornung. Integration of stress signals by homeodomain interacting protein kinases. J. Biol Chem. 2014 Apr 1;395(4):375-86

Schmitz ML, de la Vega L. New Insights into the Role of Histone Deacetylases as Coactivators of Inflammatory Gene Expression.  Antioxid Redox Signal. 2014 Mar 13. [Epub ahead of print]

Byrnes JW, Prodhan P, Williams BA, Schmitz ML, Moss M, Dyamenahalli U, McKamie WA,
Morrow WR, Imamura M, Bhutta AT. Incremental reduction in the incidence of stroke in
children with the Berlin EXCOR ventricular assist device. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Nov; 96(5):1727-33.

Mulkey SB, Swearingen CJ, Melguizo MS, Schmitz ML, Ou X, Ramakrishnaiah RH, Glasier CM, Schaefer GB, Bhutta AT. Multi-Tiered analysis of brain injury in neonates with congenital heart disease. Pediatr Cardiol 2013 34(4): Epub 08May2013.

Pasala S, McKamie WA, Schmitz ML, Faulkner SC, Bhutta AT, Dyamenahalli U, Shinkawa T, Imamura M, Prodhan P. High-dose argatroban for heparin-induced thrombocytopenia in a child using a ventricular assist device. Ann Thorac Surg 95(3):e57-58; 2013 Mar.