Jina Sinskey, MD

HS Associate Clin Professor

Dr. Jina Sinskey is an Associate Professor of Anesthesia at UCSF specializing in pediatric anesthesia. She is the Vice Chair of Well-Being for the Department of Anesthesia at UCSF and serves as Vice Chair of the American Society of Anesthesiologists Committee on Physician Well-Being. She is a Member of the Board of Directors of the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia and is Secretary/Treasurer of the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia's Women’s Empowerment and Leadership Initiative. She is an Associate Editor for the Pediatric Anesthesia Section of OpenAnesthesia and previously served as the quality improvement lead for the Pediatric Anesthesia Division at UCSF.

She received her undergraduate degree from MIT and her medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine. She completed her internship and residency in anesthesiology at UCSF and her pediatric anesthesiology fellowship at Boston Children's Hospital.

Prior to pursuing a career in medicine, she worked as a management consultant specializing in marketing strategy at the Monitor Group (now Monitor Deloitte). Her approach to clinician well-being leverages her experience in management consulting and quality improvement, where she applies concepts of change management, human-centered design, continuous process improvement, and implementation science to create systems approaches to reduce burnout and foster well-being.

Her research interests include clinician well-being, virtual/augmented reality for pediatric patients, conflict management, fetal anesthesia, and medical education.

Afonso AM, Cadwell JB, Staffa SJ, Sinskey JL, Vinson AE. U.S. Attending Anesthesiologist Burnout in the Postpandemic Era. Anesthesiology. 2023 Nov 06.
Sinskey JL, Chang JM, Lu AC, Pian-Smith MC. Patient Safety and Clinician Well-Being. Anesthesiol Clin. 2023 Dec; 41(4):739-753.
Sinskey JL, Chang JM, Nicholau D, Gropper MA. Quality of Life Improvement: A Novel Framework and Approach to Well-Being. Anesthesiol Clin. 2022 Jun; 40(2):415-432.
Sinskey JL, Margolis RD, Vinson AE. The Wicked Problem of Physician Well-Being. Anesthesiol Clin. 2022 Jun; 40(2):213-223.
Roux J, Kohn MA, Sinskey J, Nguyen H, Boor M, Rouine-Rapp K. The ulnar artery: A site suitable for arterial cannulation in pediatric patients. Paediatr Anaesth. 2021 Dec; 31(12):1357-1363.
Sinskey JL, Chang JM, Thornton KC, Boscardin CK, Sullivan KR. Conflict Management Education for Anesthesiology Residents: Bridging the Gap in Interpersonal and Communication Skills Competency. A A Pract. 2021 Oct 01; 15(10):e01524.
Margolis RD, Berenstain LK, Janosy N, Yanofsky S, Tackett S, Schwartz JM, Lee JK, Deutsch N, Sinskey JL. Grow and Advance through Intentional Networking: A pilot program to foster connections within the Women's Empowerment and Leadership Initiative in the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia. Paediatr Anaesth. 2021 09; 31(9):944-952.
Jung MJ, Libaw JS, Ma K, Whitlock EL, Feiner JR, Sinskey JL. Pediatric Distraction on Induction of Anesthesia With Virtual Reality and Perioperative Anxiolysis: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Anesth Analg. 2021 03 01; 132(3):798-806.
Thornton KC, Sinskey JL, Boscardin CK, Sullivan KR. Design and Implementation of an Innovative, Longitudinal Wellness Curriculum in an Anesthesiology Residency Program. A A Pract. 2021 Feb 05; 15(2):e01387.
Chatterjee D, Yaster M, Lockman JL, Glass NL, Schreiner MS, Sinskey JL, Fiadjoe JE. Challenging the status quo of scientific presentations. Paediatr Anaesth. 2021 02; 31(2):116-122.
Marsh BJ, Sinskey J, Whitlock EL, Ferschl MB, Rollins MD. Use of Remifentanil for Open in utero Fetal Myelomeningocele Repair Maintains Uterine Relaxation with Reduced Volatile Anesthetic Concentration. Fetal Diagn Ther. 2020; 47(11):810-816.
Schwartz R, Sinskey JL, Anand U, Margolis RD. Addressing Postpandemic Clinician Mental Health : A Narrative Review and Conceptual Framework. Ann Intern Med. 2020 12 15; 173(12):981-988.
Rico Mora DA, Perez KM, Parikh JM, Chatterjee D, George P, O'Reilly-Shah V, Rollins M, Sinskey JL, Patak L. Improvement in perioperative anesthesia documentation for fetal interventions. Paediatr Anaesth. 2020 09; 30(9):1046-1048.
Libaw JS, Sinskey JL. Use of Augmented Reality During Inhaled Induction of General Anesthesia in 3 Pediatric Patients: A Case Report. A A Pract. 2020 May; 14(7):e01219.
Jina Sinskey, Robert S. Holzman. OrphanAnesthesia: Anesthesia Recommendations for Infantile Neuroaxonal Dystrophy. 2020.
Sinskey JL, Chang JM, Shibata GS, Infosino AJ, Rouine-Rapp K. Applying Conflict Management Strategies to the Pediatric Operating Room. Anesth Analg. 2019 10; 129(4):1109-1117.
Au V, Gregory G, Sinskey J. Intraoperative surfactant administration during neonatal sacrococcygeal teratoma resection. Paediatr Anaesth. 2019 11; 29(11):1148-1150.
Forman N, Sinskey J, Shalabi A. A Review of Middle Aortic Syndromes in Pediatric Patients. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2020 Apr; 34(4):1042-1050.
Sinskey JL, Vecchione TM, Ekstrom BG, Boretsky K. Benefits of Ultrasound Imaging for Placement of Caudal Epidural Blockade in 3 Pediatric Patients: A Case Report. A A Pract. 2018 Jun 01; 10(11):307-309.
Sinskey JL, Rollins MD, Whitlock E, Moon-Grady AJ, Vu L, Feiner JR, Ferschl MB. Incidence and Management of Umbilical Artery Flow Abnormalities during Open Fetal Surgery. Fetal Diagn Ther. 2018; 43(4):274-283.
Sinskey JL, Holzman RS. Perioperative considerations in infantile neuroaxonal dystrophy. Paediatr Anaesth. 2017 Mar; 27(3):322-324.
Sung YK, Hur NW, Sinskey JL, Park D, Bae SC. Assessment of damage in Korean patients with systemic lupus erythematosus. J Rheumatol. 2007 May; 34(5):987-91.
Grishok A, Sinskey JL, Sharp PA. Transcriptional silencing of a transgene by RNAi in the soma of C. elegans. Genes Dev. 2005 Mar 15; 19(6):683-96.
Honors and Awards: 
Fellow, American Society of Anesthesiologists, 2021
Ronald D. Miller Award for Resident Mentorship, UCSF Department of Anesthesia, 2019