Anna M. Varughese, MD, MPH

Associate Director, Department of Anesthesia

Associate Professor, UC Department of Anesthesiology

Phone 513-636-4408

Fax 513-636-7337



Pain management; anesthesia for spine surgery; neonatal anesthesia


Postoperative pain management; clinical effectiveness in anesthesia care 

MD: Madras University, Vellore, India, 1989.

Residency: Anesthesiology, Christian Medical College Hospital, Vellore, India, 1989; Anesthesiology, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, England, 1994; Anesthesiology, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1995.

Fellowship: Pediatric Anesthesiology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1996.

Certification: American Board of Anesthesiology, 1996.

DA: Anesthesia, Madras, India, 1988.

FRCA: Fellowship of the Royal College of Anesthetists, United Kingdom, 1993.

MPH: Master in Public Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, 2003-2005.

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Varughese AM, Hagerman NS, Kurth CD. Quality in pediatric anesthesia. Paediatr Anaesth. 2010 Aug;20(8):684-96.

Sadhasivam S, Cohen LL, Hosu L, Gorman KL, Wang Y, Nick TG, Jou JF, Samol N, Szabova A, Hagerman N, Hein E, Boat A, Varughese A, Kurth CD, Willging JP, Gunter JB. Real-time assessment of perioperative behaviors in children and parents: development and validation of the perioperative adult child behavioral interaction scale. Anesth Analg. 2010 Apr 1;110(4):1109-15.

König MW, Varughese AM, Brennen KA, Barclay S, Shackleford TM, Samuels PJ, Gorman K, Ellis J, Wang Y, Nick TG. Quality of recovery from two types of general anesthesia for ambulatory dental surgery in children: a double-blind, randomized trial. Paediatr Anaesth. 2009 Aug;19(8):748-55.

Sadhasivam S, Cohen LL, Szabova A, Varughese A, Kurth CD, Willging P, Wang Y, Nick TG, Gunter J. Real-time assessment of perioperative behaviors and prediction of perioperative outcomes. Anesth Analg. 2009 Mar;108(3):822-6.

Varughese AM, Nick TG, Gunter J, Wang Y, Kurth CD. Factors predictive of poor behavioral compliance during inhaled induction in children. Anesth Analg. 2008 Aug;107(2):413-21.

Gunter JB, McAuliffe JJ, Beckman EC, Wittkugel EP, Spaeth JP, Varughese AM. A factorial study of ondansetron, metoclopramide, and dexamethasone for emesis prophylaxis after adenotonsillectomy in children. Paediatr Anaesth. 2006 Nov;16(11):1153-65.

Varughese AM, Byczkowski TL, Wittkugel EP, Kotagal U, Dean Kurth C. Impact of a nurse practitioner-assisted preoperative assessment program on quality. Paediatr Anaesth. 2006 Jul;16(7):723-33.

Wittkugel EP, Varughese AM. Pediatric preoperative evaluation--a new paradigm. Int Anesthesiol Clin. 2006 Winter;44(1):141-58.

Varughese AM, Morillo-Delerme J, Kurth CD. Quality management in the delivery of pediatric anesthesia care. Int Anesthesiol Clin. 2006 Winter;44(1):119-39.