Congenital Cardiac Anesthesia


We're a division of the Department of Anesthesia, UCSF, based at the Benioff Children's Hospital, Mission Bay. It is an exciting and growing division that involves physicians from Cardiothoracic Surgery, Interventional and Diagnostic Cardiology, Cardiac Intensive Care, and of course a dedicated bunch of Congenital Cardiac Anesthesiologists.

For those interested in a Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia Fellowship year, please see our advertisement for Clinical Instructor in Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia.

Clinical Resources
General set-up instructions
  1. Old Pediatric Cardiac Set-up doc, a new one will be uploaded in 2017, until then here is the OLD Pedicardiac Setup for reference 2014
  2. Paediatric Cardiac Cath-Lab Setup
  3. New Paediatric Cardiac OR Setup
  4. EP-Lab short notes
  5. Medications specific to Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia
Surgical Diseases and Pathways
  4. TGA (L-TGA and D-TGA)
  5. PA/IVS
  6. Truncus Arteriosus
  7. TAPVR
  8. Coarctation and LVOTO
Physiologic Concepts
  1. Foetal and Transitional Circulation
  2. Single Ventricle Physiology
  3. Cardiopulmonary Bypass and ABG management on CPB
  4. Heterotaxy Syndrome
  5. Exercise Physiology
  6. Common Arrhythmias
  7. Monitoring and Measurement notes
  8. Pulmonary Hypertension and the Right Heart


Other Practice Topics
  1. Anesthesia for non-Cardiac Surgery in CHD patients
  2. Transfusion Guidelines
  3. Cerebral Protection and other Organ Protection
  4. Sedation for Cardiac Catherisation
  5. Heart and Lung Transplantation
  6. Common Echocardiography Images
  7. Neonatal Resuscitation
  8. Perioperative Nursing Pearls of young CHD patients
Journal Articles

Vasopressin increases SVR but perhaps not PVR in Anesthesiology 2014.pdf
Trisomy 13 and 18 in JAMA 2016.pdf
HLHS Jan 2012.pdf
Glenn - classic Glenn shunt nejm 1958.pdf
Gewillig - 40 years of Fontan in Heart 2016.pdf
TOF repairs 40 years in Circulation-2014-Cuypers-1944-53.pdf
Fontan & Baudet - Thorax in 1971-240-8.pdf
Anesthesia for CHD patients for non-cardiac surgery Andropoulos in Current opinion 2013.pdf
Heterotaxy in Radiographics 1999 by Applegate.pdf
Early Extubation after Infant Heart Surgery Collaborative Model by Mahle et al. 2017 in Ped Anesthesia.pdf
Anesthesia sedation practices cath lab.pdf
Vasopressin After the Fontan Operation.pdf
Sood - NIRS in Neonates 2015.pdf
Right Ventricle in Cardiac Surgery 1 - Haddad in AA 2009.pdf
Right Ventricle in Cardiac Surgery 2 - by Haddad in AA 2009.pdf
NEJM Notable Articles 2016.pdf
NEJM Notable Articles 2015.pdf
24 Pilkington_et_al-2015-Anaesthesia PHT in non-cardiac surgery Review.pdf
Shone's Complex by Shone 1963.pdf
Pediatric cardiac fellowship 2nd year by Dinardo Andropoulos.pdf
Congenital Heart Disease review in Pediatrics 2011.pdf
Ketamine in PHT and PAH by Williams 2012.pdf
Anaesthesia - Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia Collection 2015.pdf
Intraoperative management of pulmonary arterial hypertension in infants and children by Galante 2011.pdf
Sano - Staged decompression of Right Ventricle and BiVentricular repair in PA IVS 2016.pdf
Sano - Transcoronary infusion of cardiac progenitor cells in HLHS 3 year followup 2015 .pdf


The Team

Dr. Nicholas Davis​
Dr. Jin Huang
Dr. Irfan Kathiriya
Dr. Aruna Nathan
Dr. William Ng 
Dr. Hung Nguyen
Dr. Kathryn Rouine-Rapp
Dr. Anshuman Sharma
Dr. Stephen Weston

Nurse Practitioner: Malia Comstock
CRNA Jacob Opoliner
CRNA Mary-Jane Paras

Faculty Recruitment

Faculty Recruitment - Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesiologist

UCSF - School of Medicine - Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care is actively recruiting Paediatric Cardiac Anesthesiologists.
Period End Date: July 30, 2017; if position not filled earlier.
Details: See Advertisement - Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesiologist
Please write to Dr. Scott Schulman with the required supporting documents listed in the advertisement above.

Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia Fellowship

To learn more about the Peds Cardiac Anesthesia Fellowship, please visit here.