Dean LaochamroonvorapongseM.D., M.P.H.

  • Medical Director for Pediatric Sedation Services
  • Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, School of Medicine


  • Anesthesiology
  • Pediatrics

Special focus on

  • Anesthesia (Pediatric)

I see patients at


Dr. Lao specializes in providing anesthesia and sedation for infants, children, and adolescents that require surgery and other diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. In his spare time, Dr. Lao enjoys spending time with his wife Kathy (an ob/gyn at OHSU), reading, running, and hiking along the Columbia River Gorge.


  • B.A., 2003, Williams College
  • M.D., 2007, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • Residency:

    • Internal medicine, The Mount Sinai Medical Center, 2007- 2008
  • Fellowship:

    • Pediatric anesthesiology, Oregon Health & Science University, 2011- 2012
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Anesthesiology, 2012


  • English
  • Spanish (some)

Memberships and associations

  • American Society of Anesthesiologists Society for Pediatric Anesthesia