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Tetsu Uejima, MD, MMM


Primary Office

Nemours Children's Hospital, Delaware Nemours Children's Hospital, Delaware 1600 Rockland Road Wilmington, DE 19803 Appointment: (800) 416-4441

Get to Know Me

Dr. Tetsu Uejima is a pediatric anesthesiologist and chair of the Department of Anesthesiology & Critical Care. He’s also professor of clinical anesthesiology at Thomas Jefferson University; a member of the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia; an international presenter; and an author of many peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and abstracts.

Why I Treat Children

Treating children really suits my personality. I really appreciate their openness and the way they can see everyone for who they really are. They’re different from adults — they’re not just little people. In general, they’re healthier than adults and really do their best to listen to your medical suggestions. And, after all, who doesn’t like kids?

What I'm Passionate About

I’m passionate about providing excellent clinical care — in the care I deliver personally and in the care my department and hospital as a whole delivers. In surgery, the patients can’t speak for themselves and, since anesthesiologists are so closely monitoring the children and their vital signs, we’re really their advocates and look out for their overall health.In my own practice and in my department, I have a low tolerance for mediocrity and complacency — there’s no place for either when it comes to taking care of children. I do all I can to be the best physician I can be, and expect the same from every member of the Department of Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine. I constantly remind each of the physicians in the department what they already know — that we have to go the extra mile for each and every child, and treat them just like we would our very own children. I also work to have the hospital as a whole be its very best.I love what I do!

How I Try to Make A Difference

I went into medicine to make a difference for people. And every day I leave the hospital, I feel like I did make a difference for my patients — in my own practice and by guiding the practice of the physicians in my department. I became a department chair for that very reason — so I could make a difference on a larger scale. That’s why I obtained my Master of Medical Management (MMM) degree and Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management (CPHRM) certification. They helped me further develop my leadership skills and see the big picture from a hospital-wide perspective. Prior to joining Nemours, I gained valuable experience in hospital administration and ensuring patient safety hospital-wide. I draw upon that experience to help our hospital and the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children Surgery Center, Bryn Mawr be the best they can be.

Education & Training


  • Pediatric Anesthesiology - McGaw Medical Center/Northwestern, 1985

Internship Residency

  • Anesthesiology - McGaw Medical Center/Northwestern, 1984

Medical/Dental School

  • MD - Pritzker School of Medicine, 1981

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Anesthesiology/Pediatric Anesthesiology

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Better Health PA Kids HMO
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO/EPO/POS
  • Aetna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Amerihealth Caritas Delaware
  • Amerihealth Caritas Delaware NJ
  • Cigna & Great West HMO/POS/EPO
  • Cigna & Great West PPO
  • Cigna/Great West HMO EPO POS
  • Cigna/Great West PPO
  • Delaware First Health
  • Delaware Medicaid/Diamond State
  • Delaware Medicare
  • Devon Health Services
  • Fidelis Care NJ Medicaid HMO
  • First Health/Affordable PPO
  • Geisinger Health Plan Commercial
  • Global Medical Managment DE/PA
  • Health Partners Medicaid/Kidz Partner HMO
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware Traditional
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delware HMO PPO POS EPO
  • Highmark Medicaid Health Options
  • Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield NJ HMO
  • Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield of NJ PPO
  • Independence Blue Cross/Amerihealth/Keystone HMO PPO
  • Insurance Administrators of America
  • INTEGRA Administrative Group (ClaimsBridge)
  • Interlink Transplant
  • Keystone First Medicaid HMO
  • Lifetrac Transplant
  • Maryland Medicaid
  • Multiplan PPO
  • National Transplant (Humana)
  • New Jersey Medicaid
  • Pennsylvania Medicaid
  • Plan Vista/NPPN PPO
  • Preferred Healthcare PPO
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Qualcare HMO/POS/PPO
  • Star Healthcare Network
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • Tricare/Humana Military Health Services
  • United Healthcare of the Mid-Atlantic
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Wellpoint Maryland Medcaid

Research Activities

My research work revolves around a number of specific areas of focus in pediatric anesthesiology and medical practice, including:

  • Regional anesthesia in children
  • Risk and litigation in pediatric malpractice cases
  • Patient safety systems to reduce medical risk
  • Sedation for invasive procedures
  • Ultrasound-guided vascular access and nerve blocks
  • Gated coronary CT angiography in children

Medical Interests

  • Patient safety
  • Risk management

  • English