Dr. Uppington

Clinical/Research Interests

Dr. Uppington's clinical support involves working in the operating room two-to-three days/week providing cardiothoracic anesthesia, transesophageal echocardiograms (TEE) and general anesthesia. His research includes new anesthetic agents and servo control of anesthetic infusions.


Clinical Professor
Vice Chair, Clinical Affairs
Chief of Staff


Cardiovascular and Thoracic Anesthesiology


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


(916) 734-5031


The London Hospital Medical School
London, England
United Kingdom
M.B.B.S. 1971


The London Hospital Medical School
United Kingdom


United Bath Hospitals
United Kingdom
Obstetrics and Gynecology, Psychiatry and General Medicine

United Bath Hospitals
United Kingdom

Board Certifications:

National Board of Echocardiography, 2002
American Board of Anesthesiology , 1988

Professional Memberships:

American Society of Anesthesiologists
Association of Anesthetics of Great Britain and Ireland
Society for Education in Anesthesia
Society of Anesthetists of the South Western Region, Great Britain
Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists
Society of Obstetric Anesthetists, Great Britain

Select Recent Publications:

2008 Konia M, Uppington J, Moore P, Liu H. Ascending aortic pseudoaneurysm: a late complication of coronary artery bypass. Anesth Analg, 106(3):767-8.

2008 Konia MR, Uppington J. Diastolic regurgitation through a bi-Ieaflet mechanical valve in the mitral position. Anesth Analg, 107(4):1166-7.

2006 Uppington J: Guidelines, recommendations, protocols and practice, Shorten G, Brown J, Carr 0, Puig M, Harmon 0, (ed), Postoperative Pain Management--A Guide to Evidence Based Practice (Chapter 3), Elsevier.

2006 Uppington J: Opioids, Ballantyne JC, (ed), The Massachusetts General Hospital Handbook of Pain Management, 3rd edition, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 104-26.

2002 Uppington J: Opioids (Chapter 9), SM Fishman, Abdi S, (ed), The Massachusetts General Hospital of Pain Management, 2nd edition, Lippincott Williams &Wilkins, Philadelphia. 103-124.

2000 Sutcliffe DG, Murphy CM, Maslow A, Uppington J, Shorten GO. A comparison of antagonism of rocuronium-induced neuromuscular blockade during sevoflurane and isoflurane anaesthesia. Anaesthesia, 55(10):960-4.

2000 Uppington J: Miscellaneous Issues (Chapter 15), BJ Sweitzer, (ed), Handbook of Preoperative Assessment and Management, Lippincott Williams &Wilkins, Philadelphia. 331-366.