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Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

Rajvinder S. Dhamrait, B.M., F.C.A.R.C.S.I., F.R.C.A.


 Dr. Dhamrait 

Clinical/Research Interests

Dr. Dhamrait is the Director of Pediatric Anesthesiology in the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine and is the Medical Director of the Children's Surgery Center. He completed 7 years of anesthesia training in the UK, including a fellowship in pediatric anesthesia, and joined the department in 2006.  He administers anesthesia to neonatal and pediatric patients scheduled to undergo a wide variety of surgical and radiological procedures at UC Davis Children's Hospital, including complex congenital cardiac surgery.  Dr. Dhamrait is active in the training of pediatric anesthesia fellows, anesthesiology and pediatric residents, and medical students, and is active in clinical research.  Dr Dhamrait also provides anesthesia services for adult patients.


Associate Clinical Professor
Director, Pediatric Anesthesiology
Medical Director, Children's Surgery Center


Pediatric Anesthesiology
Cardiovascular and Thoracic Anesthesiology


UC Davis Medical Center
2315 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA  95817


(916) 734-5031


University of Southampton School of Medicine
Southampton, Hampshire, UK
Bachelor of Medicine (B.M.) 1994

University of Southampton
Southampton, Hampshire, UK
Biomedical Sciences (B.Sc.) 1993


Portsmouth Hospitals and Poole Hospital NHS Trusts
Wessex Deanery, UK
General Surgery and General Medicine


Wessex School of Anaesthesia, Wessex Deanery, UK
Anesthesia (Specialist Registrar)

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust
Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK
Pediatrics and Neonatology

Wessex School of Anaesthesia, Wessex Deanery, UK
Anesthesia (Senior House Officer)

Portsmouth Hospitals and Poole Hospital NHS Trusts
England, UK
Emergency Medicine and Trauma Surgery


Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children
London, England, UK
Pediatric Anesthesia

Board Certifications:

Diploma of Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, UK, 2003
Diploma of Fellowship of the College of Anaesthetists of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland , 2003
Diploma in Child Health, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, UK, 2001

Professional Memberships:

American Society of Anesthesiologists
California Society of Anesthesiologists
Royal College of Anaesthetists, UK
Society of Pediatric Anesthesiologists
Congenital Cardiac Anesthesia Society

Select Recent Publications:

Way C, Dhamrait R, Wade A, Walker I. “Perioperative fluid therapy in children: A survey of current prescribing practice.” British Journal of Anaesthesia, 97(3):371-9, 2006.

Dhamrait RS. “Fasciotomy following intravenous fluid infiltration.” Pediatric Anesthesia, 16(10):1097, 2006.

Dhamrait RS. “Anaesthetic equipment - Familiarity is comforting, but check it.” Anaesthesia, 58:482, 2003.

Dhamrait RS. “Airway obstruction following potassium permanganate ingestion.” Anaesthesia, 58:606, 2003.

Dhamrait RS. “Christmas trachys.” Anaesthesia, 57:508, 2002.