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Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

Pediatric Anesthesiology

Pediatric Anesthesiology in the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine comprises nine specifically-trained anesthesiologists and we specialize in the care of all children who are undergoing scheduled and emergent care at UC Davis Children's Hospital, located at the UC Davis Medical Center.  We provide the latest perioperative care to pediatric patients suffering from a wide range of medical conditions including congenital and acquired heart disease, burns, birth defects, trauma, and spinal and orthopedic conditions. We are available 24 hours, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, including holidays.

UC Davis Children’s Hospital is a 118-bed hospital with more than 120 specialists in more than 33 areas of pediatric medicine.  It is the region's only level one trauma center with a separate and fully accredited pediatric emergency room, and includes a new, state-of-the-art, 49-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and a new 24-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)/Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (PCICU).

Surgical cases are scheduled in the Children's Surgery Center, at the University Surgery Center located on the first floor.  Emergent and trauma cases are scheduled in the third floor Pavilion Operating Rooms.  We also support procedural sedation services in the pediatric cardiology labs, Interventional Radiology, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Suite, Cancer Center, and other hospital sites. Additionally, we provide preoperative consultative and counseling services including pain management services for children and their parents to prepare and ease the passage of their child through surgery and recovery.

At UC Davis Children’s Hospital, you and your child will be met by a friendly team of doctors, nurses, technicians, assistants and administrative staff who will help you and your child through the day of surgery.  A Child Life specialist is also present to help allay fears.  Our team is multi-national, highly trained and very motivated to make your visit as painless as possible. Please ask your physician for a referral.

Contact us
Phone: (916) 734-5028

Pediatric Anesthesiology Team

  • Rajvinder S. Dhamrait, M.D., F.R.C.A., Director
  • Charles Cauldwell, M.D.
  • Ken Furukawa, M.D.
  • Robert S. Kriss, M.D.
  • Cathy Lammers, M.D.
  • Sungeun Lee, M.D.
  • Sarah Maclean, MBChB
  • Bradley Randel, M.D.
  • Niroop Ravula, M.D., F.R.C.A.