Nick Pratap, MB BChir, MRCPCH, FRCA

Congenital Cardiac Anesthesiologist, Department of Anesthesia

Attending Cardiac Intensivist, Heart Institute

Academic Affiliation

Assistant Professor

Phone 513-803-0645



Congenital cardiac anesthesia; general pediatric anesthesia; pediatric liver transplant anesthesia; cardiac intensive care medicine


Improving outcomes after pediatric cardiac surgery; reducing surgical cancelations; improving safety in pediatric anesthesia using high-fidelity simulation training and checklists


Nick Pratap, MB BChir, is an assistant professor of anesthesia and pediatrics with the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

A native of England, Dr. Pratap graduated with first class honors from the University of Cambridge. He earned his medical degree from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. He undertook pediatric and anesthesia training, along with fellowships in pediatric anesthesia, pediatric critical care and congenital cardiac anesthesia in London, England.

Dr. Pratap has been an attending staff member of the Department of Anesthesia at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center within the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine since 2011. He joined the CICU in 2013.

Dr. Pratap's academic interests relate to reducing cancelation on the day of scheduled pediatric surgery and to improving outcomes after pediatric surgery through the use of novel technology.

Dr. Pratap has been active in the pediatric and cardiac anesthesia and pediatric critical care communities. He is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia, the Congenital Cardiac Anesthesia Society and the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists, as well as the Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health and the Royal College of Anaesthetists in the United Kingdom.

Dr. Pratap serves on the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia's Quality and Safety Committee and the Sedation Taskforce of the Society for Critical Care Medicine. He is on the faculty for the Master of Science program in perioperative medicine at University College London, contributing to the Quality, Safety and Leadership module.

Dr. Pratap is an instructor and provider in Basic, Advanced Cardiac and Pediatric Advanced Life Support for the American Heart Association.

MA (Cantab): University of Cambridge, UK, 1998.

MB BChir: University of Cambridge, UK, 1998.

Pediatric Residency: Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, London, UK, 2002.

Anesthesia Residency: Royal College of Anaesthetists, London, UK, 2006.

Pediatric Anesthesia Fellowship: Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, UK, 2008.

Congenital Cardiac Anesthesia Fellowship: Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK, 2009.

Pediatric Intensive Care Fellowship: Birmingham Children's and Great Ormond Street Hospitals, UK, 2010.

View PubMed Publications

Pratap JN, Varughese AM, Mercurio P, Lynch T, Lonnemann T, Ellis A, Rugg J, Stone WR, Bedinghaus C. Reducing cancelations on the day of scheduled surgery at a children’s hospital. Pediatrics. 2015;135(5):e1-8.

Pratap JN. Ventilation. In: Skone R, Reynolds F, Bagshaw O, Cray S & Berry K, eds. Managing the Critically Ill Child: A Guide for Anesthetists and Emergency Physicians. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 2013.

Pratap JN, Varughese AM, Adler E, Kurth CD. Getting started with the model for improvement: psychology and leadership issues in quality improvement. Br J Hosp Med (Lond). 2013 Feb;74(2):104-8.

Pratap JN, Varughese AM, Adler E, Kurth CD. Getting started with the model for improvement: the model in practice. Br J Hosp Med (Lond). 2013 Jan;74(1):42-6.

Pratap JN, Varughese AM, Adler E, Kurth CD. Getting started with the model for improvement: introduction and understanding variation. Br J Hosp Med (Lond). 2012 Dec;73(12):701-5.

Pratap JN, Wilmshurst S. Anaesthetic management of children with in situ Berlin Heart EXCOR. Pediatr Anesth. 2010 Sep;20(9):812-20.

Pratap JN, McEwan AI. Failure to wean from cardiopulmonary bypass due to left atrial compression by periaortic hematoma. Anesth Analg. 2009 Jul;109(1):35-7.

Pratap JN, Sekhri C, Lloyd-Thomas AR. Anaesthetic management for adenotonsillectomy of a child with severe obesity due to homozygous melanocortin-4 receptor gene mutations. Paediatr Anaesth. 2009 Feb;19(2):195-6.

Pratap JN, Shankar RK, Goroszeniuk T. Co-injection of clonidine prolongs the analgesic effect of lidocaine skin infiltration by a peripheral action. Anesth Analg. 2007 Apr;104(4):982-3.

Pratap JN, Down JF. Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome: a report of a case with atypical features. Anaesthesia. 2008 Nov;63(11):1245-8.

Targeting family support to children coming for surgery. Principal Investigator. Place Outcomes Research Award. Jul 2014-Jun 2016.