Philosophy of Care
In my practice, excellence in care is the goal in every single patient encounter. It is so important to communicate well with patients, families, and colleagues to give the safest and most comfortable experience possible.
I am honored to work with members of UC Davis Medical Center and Children's Hospital to give such amazing focus to our most precious patients.
Dr. Anderson has strong interests in Pediatric Anesthesiology and Congenital Cardiac patients and procedures. She is also passionate about academic practice, both in terms of clinical teaching as well as clinical research.
Dr. Anderson's research interests include Congenital Cardiac Anesthesia, intraoperative transfusion practices, and resident education. She also contributes to Quality and Safety Initiatives within clinical practice.
UC Davis Children's Hospital
M.D., UC Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento CA 2008
M.S., Molecular Biology, California State University, Sacramento CA 2001
Clinical Research - Division of Pain Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2001-2003
B.A., UC Berkeley, Berkeley CA 1999
Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2009-2013
Pediatric Anesthesiology, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2013-2014
Advanced Cardiac Life Support,
American Board of Anesthesiology,
Pediatric Advanced Life Support,
American Society of Anesthesiologists
Congenital Cardiac Anesthesia Society
Society for Pediatric Anesthesia
Honors and Awards
American Academy of Pediatrics John J. Downes Resident Research Award, Society for Pediatric Anesthesia, 2011
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, California State University, Sacramento, 2001
Select Recent Publications
Lee, S and Anderson, DM. Otolaryngology In AD Kaye (Ed.), Essentials of Pediatric Anesthesiology. New York, NY: Cambridge University. 2014.
Dhamrait, RS, Anderson, DM. Postoperative hypoxemia in the neonate with stridor – a rare cardiac anomaly. PBLD, Society for Pediatric Anesthesia. 2013.
Anderson DM, James W, Moore P, Lammers C. Fresh Gas Flow Effect on Provider Volatile Gas Exposure. Society for Pediatric Anesthesia. 2011.
Anderson DM, Hall LL, Ayyalapu AR, Irion VR, Nantz MH, Hecker JG. Stability of mRNA/cationic lipid lipoplexes in human and rat cerebrospinal fluid: methods and evidence for nonviral mRNA gene delivery to the central nervous system. Hum Gene Ther. 2003 Feb 10;14(3):191-202.