Matthew Kirschen

Assistant Professor Associate Director, Pediatric Neurocritical Care Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine Departments of Pediatrics and Neurology
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Matthew Kirschen

Brief Bio

Dr. Kirschen is an Assistant Professor in Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Pediatrics, and Neurology, and the Associate Director of pediatric neurocritical care at CHOP. His research focuses on detecting and preventing brain injury in critically ill children. He is the vice-chair of the Ethics, Health, Law and Humanities Committee, a joint committee of the American Academy of Neurology, Child Neurology Society, and the American Neurological Association, and is a member of the AAN Brain Death Workgroup.

Alliance Presentations


Beyond Diagnosis: Understanding the Legal and Ethical Implications of the 2023 Brain Death Guidelines

Tuesday, March 26, 2024, at 3:00pm

Join us for the second installment of our brain death series, where we delve into the legal and ethical implications of the 2023 Brain Death Guidelines. Building upon the foundational knowledge from Part I of the series, this session will explore the intricate intersection of law, ethics, and medical practice surrounding brain death determination and donation after neurological death.

BrainDeath 2

Navigating the 2023 Brain Death Guidelines: A Comprehensive Review

Tuesday, March 12, 2024, at 3:00pm

Join us alongside experts Dr. Greer, Dr. Kirschen, and Dr. Lewis as we unpack the updates made to the Brain Death Guidelines launched in October 2023. Together, we’ll explore the practical implications of these changes compared to the old guidelines. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to stay in the loop with the latest advancements in the field!

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