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Vijaya N.R. Gottumukkala, M.B., B.S., M.D.(Anes), F.R.C.A.

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Division of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Office Address

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1400 Holcombe Blvd.
Unit Number: 409
Houston, TX 77030
Room Number: FC13.2000
Email: vgottumukkala@mdanderson.org

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

1993 The Royal College of Anesthetists, London, United Kingdom, F.R.C.A., Anesthesiology
1991 All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, India, MD, Doctor of Medicine in Anesthesiology
1985 Andhra Medical College, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India, MBBS, Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery

Postgraduate Training

5/1999-10/1999 Fellow Associate, O.B. and Transplant Anesthesia, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC), Iowa City, IA
5/1996-4/1999 Resident, Anesthesia, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC), Iowa City, IA
1/1995-4/1996 Resident, Anesthesiology, St. Louis University Health Sciences Center, St. Louis, MO
11/1993-12/1994 Registrar (Post Board Certification in U.K.), Anesthesiology, Bedford Hospital and St. Mary's Hospital, Department of Anesthesiology, Bedford, United Kingdom
2/1992-10/1993 Senior House Officer, Anesthesiology, Bedford Hospital, Bedford, United Kingdom
6/1990-12/1991 Senior Resident(Post Board Certification), Anesthesiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
7/1987-6/1990 Resident, Anesthesiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, India
7/1984-8/1985 Rotating Internship, King George Hospital, Visakhapatnam (A.P.), India

Board Certifications

4/2002 Diplomate in Anesthesiology, American Board of Anesthesiology
9/1994 Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG)
10/1993 Fellowship Examination (FRCA) in Anesthesiology, Royal College of Anesthetists, London, UK
3/1991 M.D. in Anesthesiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Experience/Service

Academic Appointments

Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Division of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 1/2005-8/2011
Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA, 12/2003-1/2005
Anesthesiology Associate, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, IA, 5/1999-10/1999

Administrative Appointments/Responsibilities

Clinical Medical Director, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Division of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 12/2010-present
Department Chair ad interim, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Division of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 7/2008-11/2010
Deputy Department Chair, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Division of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 1/2008-present
Director, Cancer Anesthesia Fellowship Program, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Division of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 3/2006-present
Clinical Director, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Division of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 6/2005-8/2009
Program Director, Graduate and Departmental Medical Education, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Division of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 2/2005-3/2008
Anesthesia Resident Education & Program Director, Education & Training @ UIHC, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, 12/2003-10/2004
Director, Residency Program, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA, 12/2003-10/2004
Anesthesia Department Chief, Anesthesia, St. Martha's Regional Hospital, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada, 6/2002-12/2003
Director, Solo Family Practice, Vijaya Health Center, Visakhapatnam (A.P.), India, India, 9/1985-6/1987

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Heir JS, Gottumukkala VNR, Singh M, Syed Wamiue Yusuf, Riedel B. Coronary Stents and Noncardiac Surgery: Current Challenges and Conundrums. Cardiology 13(1):8-13, 1/2010.
2. Palavecino M, Kishi y, Chun YS, Brown DL, Gottumukkala VNR, Lichtiger B, Curley S, Abdalla E, Vauthey JN. Two-surgeon technique of parenchymal transaction contributes to reduced transfusion rate in patients undergoing major hepatectomy: Analysis of 1,557 consecutive liver resections. Surgery 147(1):40-8, 1/2010.
3. Naguib M, Gottumukkala V, Goldstein PA. Melatonin and anesthesia: a clinical perspective. Journal of Pineal Research 2(1):12-21, 2007.
4. Philip J, Sharma SK, Gottumukkala VN, Perez BJ, Slaymaker EA, Wiley J. Transient neurologic symptoms after spinal anesthesia with lidocaine in obstetric patients. Anesth Analg 92(2):405-409, 2/2001. PMID: 11159241.
5. Gottumukkala VN, Sharma SK, Philip J. Assessment platelet and fibrinogen contribution to clot strength using modified thromboelastography in pregnant women. Anesth Analg 89(6):1453-1455, 12/1999. PMID: 10589626.

Book Chapters

1. Gottumukkala, VNR. Positioning of surgical patients. In: Principles of Anesthesiology, Second. Ed(s) D Longnecker. McGraw-Hill Medical Publishing: New Your, 2010.
2. Gottumukkala VNR. Positioning of surgical patients. In: Principles of Anesthesiology, First Edition. Ed(s) D Longnecker. McGraw-Hill Medical Publishing: New York, 2008.
3. Gottumukkala VNR, Truong DT, Truong A. Evaluation of Anesthetic Risk. In: Complications in Anesthesiology (In process), Third Edition. Ed(s) L Lippincott. Williams and Wilkins, 2007.
4. Saltzman C, Boezaart A, Gottumukkala VNR. Ankle Surgery, surgical and anesthetic considerations. In: Anesthesia and Orthopedic Surgery, First Edition. Ed(s) A Boezaart. McGraw Hill Medical Publishing: New York, 2006.
5. Brown, DL, Gottumukkala VNR. Spinal, Epidural and Caudal Anesthesia: Anatomy, Physiology and Technique. In: Obstetric Anesthesia Principles and Practice, Third Edition. Ed(s) D Chestnut. Elsevier Mosby, 2004.

Letters to the Editor

1. Heir JS, Gottumukkala VNR. Beach Chair Position: Is it Really Feasible in Laparoscopic Procedures? Anesthesiology 108:1153, 2008.

Last updated: 2/19/2013