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Sabine Kost-Byerly, M.D.

Associate Professor
Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine
Director, Pediatric Pain Management


Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine


The Johns Hopkins Hospital
The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children’s Center
1800 Orleans Street, Suite 6329
Baltimore, MD 21287


Medical School:   
Free University (Berlin, Germany)

University of Maryland Hospital – Pediatrics
The Johns Hopkins Hospital – Anesthesia

The Johns Hopkins Hospital – Pediatric Anesthesia

Special Interests:

Pediatric regional anesthesia
Acute and chronic pain in children
Patient safety


Dr. Sabine Kost-Byerly earned a medical degree from the Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany, completed a pediatric residency at the University of Maryland Hospital, followed by a residency in anesthesiology and fellowship training in pediatric anesthesia at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. She is board certified in pediatrics and anesthesiology and is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Pain Society, and the International Association for the Study of Pain. 

Dr Kost-Byerly is the Director of Pediatric Pain Management at Johns Hopkins as well as the Director of the interdisciplinary Pain Program at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore. Her clinical interests and research have been focused on all aspects of analgesic therapy and regional anesthesia in pediatric in- and outpatients as well as on patient safety.  She has been interested in expanding the knowledge of pediatric pain management, particularly that of chronic pain, within the wider medical community. She has published numerous articles on pediatric pain and has been a speaker and moderator at national meetings.

Selected Publications: 
Monitto C., Kost-Byerly S, Yaster M: Pediatric Pain Management. In Davis PJ, Cladis FP, Motoyama EK eds. Smith’s Pediatric Anesthesia, 8th Ed, Elsevier, 2011 

Kost-Byerly S, Jackson EV, Yaster M, Kozlowski LJ, Mathews RI, Gearhart JP:Perioperative Anesthetic and Analgesic Management of Newborn Bladder Exstrophy Repair.  J P Urol, 2008; 4:280-285 

Kost-Byerly S: Management of chronic pain in children. In McInerny TK, Adam HM, Campbell D, Kamat DK, Kelleher KJ, eds. Pediatric Primary Care, 5thed., Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics; 2008 

Yaster M, Kost- Byerly S: Acute pain management in children. In Hadzic A: Textbook of Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Management. McGraw-Hill, 2007 


Phone: 410-955-7610

Fax: 410-502-5312

Email: skostby1@jhmi.edu