Vidya Chidambaran, MD

Anesthesiologist, Department of Anesthesia

Academic Affiliation

Associate Professor


Pediatric anesthesia


Pharmacogenetics; spine infection

MBBS: Medicine,Bangalore Medical College, India, 1997.

MD: Anesthesiology, Kasturba Medical College, India, 1998-2001.

Internship: Anesthesiology, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, Florida, 2003-2004.

Residency: Anesthesiology, Brookdale University Hospital, Brooklyn, New York, 2004-2007.

Fellowship: Pediatric Anesthesia, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, 2007-2008.

Sadhasivam S, Fukuda T, Chidambaran V, Mizuno T, Venkatasubramanian R, Ngamprasertwong P, Olbrecht V, Esslinger H,  Vinks AA. OCT1 Genetic Variants influence the pharmacokinetics of morphine in children. Pharmacogenomics. 2013 Jul;14(10):1141-51.

Chidambaran V, Sadhasivam S, Diepstraten J, Esslinger H, Cox S, Schnell BM, Samuels P, Inge T, Vinks AA, Knibbe CA. Evaluation of propofol anesthesia in morbidly obese children and adolescents. BMC Anesthesiology 2013, 13:8. 

Chidambaran V, Gentry C, Ajuba-Iwuji C, Sponsellar PD, Ain M, Lin E, Zhang X, Klaus SA, Njoku DB. A Retrospective identification of gastroesophageal reflux disease as a new risk factor for surgical site infection in cerebral palsy patients after spine surgery. Anesth Analg. 2013 117(1):162-8.

Chidambaran V, Mahmoud M, Sadhasivam S. Risk for Peroneal Nerve Injury After Femur Osteosarcoma Resection: Is regional analgesia safe? J Clin Anesth. 2013 Feb;25(1):76-8.

Sadhasivam S and Chidambaran V. Pharmacogenomics of Opioids and Perioperative Pain Management. Pharmacogenomics. 2012 Nov;13(15):1719-40.

V Chidambaran, S Sadhasivam. Pediatric Acute and Surgical Pain Management: Recent Advances and Future Perspectives.  "Contemporary Topics in Pediatric Anesthesiology" in International Anesthesiology Clinics 2012 Fall; 50(4):66-82. 

Sadhasivam S, Krekels E, Chidambaran V, Esslinger H, Zhang K, Fukuda T, Vinks AA. Morphine Clearance in Children: Does Race or Genetics Matter? J Opioid Manag. 2012 Jul-Aug;8(4):217-26.

Chidambaran V, Rosing J, Soler X, Sadhasivam S. Muscle Trauma from Tourniquet (Mis)Use. Anesthesiology. 2012 Jul;117(1):179. 

Diepstraten J, Chidambaran V, Sadhasivam S, Esslinger H, Cox S, Inge T, Knibbe CAJ, Vinks AA. Propofol Clearance in Morbidly Obese Children and Adolescents. Clin Pharmacokinet. 2012 Aug 1:51(8):543-51.

Sadhasivam S, Chidambaran V, Ngamprasertwong P, Esslinger H, Prows C, Zhang X, Martin LJ, McAuliffe J. Race and Unequal Burden of Perioperative Pain and Opioid Related Adverse Effects in African-American and Caucasian Children. Pediatrics. 2012 May;129(5):832-8.