Elliot J. Krane

Elliot J. Krane

Anesthesiologist, Pain management specialist

Bio:   Elliot Krane was born in Philadelphia, PA but from the age of 3 months grew up in Tucson, Arizona, the son of a watchmaker and a bookkeeper. He attended Reed College in Portland, Oregon where he had the Dana Scholarship for Excellence in Humanities and graduated Phi Beta Kappa, then returned to Tucson to attend medical school at the University of Arizona. He took a 13 month leave of absence during medical school to work in the Physiological Laboratory at Cambridge University under the mentorship of Peter Nathanielsz, MD, PhD, introducing the laboratory to computerized data recovery and Fourier analysis of EEG for fetal EEG measurement. After being inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha and graduation from the UA, he trained in pediatrics at the Massachusetts General Hospital, then in anesthesiology, also at the MGH, followed by a fellowship year in pediatric anesthesiology and critical care at Boston Children's Hospital.

After this medical training he moved to Seattle, WA to start an academic career at the University of Washington and the Seattle Children's Hospital (then called Children's Orthopedic Hospital). There he and his colleague Donald C. Tyler, MD started the first (or maybe it was the second) pain clinic for children in the U.S.

In 1994 he left the Northwest to continue his career as the Chief of Pediatric Anesthesiology and Professor at Stanford University. He remained the Anesthesiology Chief for the Packard Children's Hospital until 2003, at which time he stepped down to continue as the Chief of Pain Management, the position he holds today. He holds board certification in Pediatrics, Anesthesiology, Pediatric Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine, and Pain Management, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Elliot Krane has received the Physician’s Recognition Award in both Anesthesiology and Pediatric Critical from the American Medical Association, the Poster Award from the Vienna International Congress on Anesthesiology and Perioperative Care, the Jeffrey Lawson Award for Advocacy in Children’s Pain Relief from the American Pain Society, and the Ellis N. Cohen Achievement Award from the Stanford University Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine. He has also been the recipient of grants from the Mayday Fund, the NIH, the American Medical Association, the Washington State Society of Anesthesiologists, the Diabetes Research and Education Foundation, and the American Society of Anesthesiologists as well as many pharmaceutical companies to assist them in new drug development for the treatment of pediatric pain.

Elliot now lives in Menlo Park with his wife Maria Amundson, a Stanford Distinguished Careers Fellow, her daughter, and two Australian terriers. His adult sons live in the Bay Area, and his adult step-son studies at, and plays varsity baseball for UCSD.

Stanford Hospital

Professional Education

  • Board Certification: Pediatric Anesthesia, American Board of Anesthesiology (2013)
  • Board Certification: Pain Management, American Board of Pain Medicine (2012)
  • Board Certification: Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics (1985)
  • Board Certification: Anesthesia, American Board of Anesthesiology (1985)
  • Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital (1982) MA
  • Internship: Massachusetts General Hospital (1979) MA
  • Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital (1980) MA
  • Fellowship: Children's Hospital Boston (1983) MA
  • Recertification, American Board of Anesthesiology, Anesthesia (2014)
  • Recertification, American Board of Anesthesiology, Anesthesia (2009)
  • MD, University of Arizona, Medicine (1977)
  • Medical Education: University of Arizona College of Medicine (1977) AZ
  • No degree, Cambridge University, Endocrinology (1976)
  • BA, Reed College, Chemistry (1974)

Honors & Awards

  • A Phase III Study of the Safety and Efficacy of IV APAP in Pediatric Inpatients, Cadence Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (2007)
  • A Placebo- Controlled of Effectiveness and Safety of ALGRX 3268 In Pediatrics, Corgentech Corporation (2005)
  • A Study of Safety and Efficacy of Epidural MS Extended-Release Liposome Injection in Pediatrics, Skye Pharma, Inc. (2006)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, University of Arizona (1977)
  • Cerebral blood flow in an infant animal model, American Society of Anesthesiologists (1984)
  • Comparison of caudal morphine bupivacaine, and IV morphine for pain relief in children, NIH Biomedical Research Grant (1986)
  • Dana Scholarship for Excellence in Humanities, Reed College (1970)
  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Complex Regional Pain Syndromes in Childhood, Mayday Fund (2008)
  • Ellis M. Cohen Achievement Award, Stanford University School of Medicine Department of Anesthesia (2015)
  • Epidural Sufentanil in Children, NIH Biomedical Research Grant (1991)
  • Initiation of a Juvenile CRPS National Consensus Group, Mayday Fund (2007)
  • Lawson Award for advocacy in pediatric pain, American Pain Society (2012)
  • Mayday Pain & Society Fellowship, Mayday Fund (2010)
  • Pfizer Visiting Professor in Pain Medicine, University of Hawaii (2006)
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Reed College (1974)
  • Physician's Recognition Award,, American Medical Association (1997)
  • Physician's Recognition Award, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, American Medical Association (1997)
  • Poster Award, Vienna International Congress 1998 on Anesthesiology and Perioperative Care, European Society of Anesthesia (1998)
  • Prevention of brain swelling during diabetes ketoacidosis, Diabetes Research and Education Foundation Grant (1987)
  • Safety and Tolerability of Extended-Release Oxymorphone in Pediatric Subjects, Endo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (2008)
  • Safety, PK, and Effectiveness of Oxymorphone for Acute Surgical Pain in Pediatrics, Endo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (2008)

Administrative Appointments

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University of Washington (1983 - 1989)
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Pediatrics, University of Washington (1989 - 1994)
  • Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology, University of Washington (1983 - 1989)
  • Associate Professor, Anesthesiology, University of Washington (1989 - 1994)
  • Chief of Anesthesia, LPCH (1994 - 2003)
  • Chief of Pain Management Service, LPCH (1994 - Present)
  • Professor, Anesthesia, Stanford University School of Medicine (1994 - Present)
  • Professor, Pediatrics, Stanford University School of Medicine (1994 - Present)