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Education & Training

  • Fellowship, 2004
    Boston Children's Hospital
  • Residency, 2003
    New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell
  • Residency, 2000
    St. John Hospital And Medical Center-Detroit
  • MD, 1999
    Michigan State University-College of Human Medicine
  • BA, 1994
    Occidental College

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Anesthesiology
  • American Board of Anesthesiology/Pediatric Anesthesiology

National Provider ID: 1750375218


Biography

Robert Scott Dingeman, M.D., F.A.A.P., is an assistant professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine and Pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. His areas of clinical expertise are pediatric anesthesiology, pediatric regional anesthesiology and pediatric pain management.

Dr. Dingeman received his undergraduate degree in psychobiology from Occidental College in Los Angeles. He returned to his home state of Michigan where he earned his M.D. from the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in East Lansing and Grand Rapids. He completed his residency in anesthesiology at New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center in Manhattan, and subsequently finished his pediatric anesthesiology fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Dingeman has a strong interest in medical education and is the former program director of the Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is currently finishing his Master of Education in the Health Professions at the Johns Hopkins University School of Education.

Dr. Dingeman’s clinical research has focused on the use of regional anesthesiology techniques to reduce opioid consumption in children undergoing surgery. His recent research interests focus on using these same techniques to improve the quality of life in children living with life-threatening illnesses. 

Among his many professional activities, Dr. Dingeman serves on the board of directors for the Society for Pediatric Pain Medicine, and he was the program chair for the society’s 2018 annual meeting. He is an active member of a number of professional organizations including the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia, the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, and the International Association for the Study of Pain’s Special Interest Group on Pain in Childhood. Dr. Dingeman also serves on an international multidisciplinary consortium of experts who are creating global guidelines for supportive care in childhood oncology.