Courtney Kowalczyk Derderian, MD $$

Pediatric Anesthesiologist

Assistant Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center

Languages Spoken:
English,

Locations

UT Southwestern Pediatric Group

Biography

Courtney Derderian, M.D., is an anesthesiologist at Children’s Health℠, a member of Anesthesiologists for Children and an Associate Professor at UT Southwestern. She specializes in anesthesia for plastic and craniofacial surgery, sedation, pain management and airway management.  

She earned her medical degree from The University of Virginia School of Medicine. Dr. Derderian completed residency training in anesthesiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and her fellowship training in pediatric anesthesiology at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. 

“I enjoy working with a multidisciplinary team to provide evidence-based care for patients in a manner I would want my own children and family to be cared for.”

I enjoy working with a multidisciplinary team to provide evidence-based care for patients in a manner I would want my own children and family to be cared for.
Dr. Courtney Derderian

Dr. Derderian is the President-Elect of the Pediatric Craniofacial Collaborative Group and the primary investigator for the Pediatric Craniofacial Collaborative Group. Children with craniofacial abnormalities face unique risks during surgery and while under anesthesia. As part of these groups, Dr. Derderian works with hospitals across the country to improve care for these children.

Dr. Derderian is the Medical Director of Institutional Procedural Sedation at Children’s Health. She participates in research to uncover new approaches that improve the outcomes of children undergoing anesthesia. Her research also studies ways to lower risks associated with sedation and general anesthesia. 

Dr. Derderian lives in Dallas with her husband, Dr. Christopher Derderian, a plastic surgeon at Children’s Health, her two young daughters and her golden retriever puppy named Blue. Her hobbies include party planning, room mom duties, fundraising for the American Cancer Society, Women’s Auxiliary and the Ronald McDonald House. 

Education and Training

Medical School
University of Virginia School of Medicine (2007)
Internship
University of Virginia Hospitals (2008), Surgery, General
Residency
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (2011), Anesthesiology
Fellowship
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (2012), Pediatric Anesthesiology
Board Certification
American Board of Anesthesiology(Pediatric Anesthesiology),
American Board of Anesthesiology

Departments and Programs

  • Research Interests

    • Lowering risks associated with sedation and general anesthesia