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Attending Physician; Cardiac Anesthesiologist, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit

Attending Cardiac Intensivist, Heart Institute

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia


My Biography & Research


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.

Clinical Interests

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


Research Interests

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


Academic Affiliation

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia


Anesthesia, Cardiac Intensive Care, Anesthesia, Heart

My Education

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.

My Publications

Mining patient-specific and contextual data with machine learning technologies to predict cancellation of children's surgery. Liu, L; Ni, Y; Zhang, N; Pratap, JN. International Journal of Medical Informatics. 2019; 129:234-241.

Surgical and anesthetic management for hepatectomy in two pediatric patients with trisomy 18, pulmonary hypertension, and hepatoblastoma. Lucas, DJ; Rubinstein, J; Gosain, A; Tiao, G; Heads, T; Pratap, JN; Williams, R; Helmig, S; Geller, J; Langham, M; et al. Pediatric Blood and Cancer. 2019; 66:e27678-e27678.

Reducing Exposure to Opioid and Benzodiazepine Medications for Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Patients: A Quality Improvement Project. Donnellan, A; Sawyer, J; Peach, A; Staveski, S; Nelson, DP; Pratap, JN. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. 2019; 20:340-349.

Does intranasal dexmedetomidine provide adequate plasma concentrations for sedation in children: a pharmacokinetic study. Miller, JW; Balyan, R; Dong, M; Mahmoud, M; Lam, JE; Pratap, JN; Paquin, JR; Li, BL; Spaeth, JP; Vinks, A; et al. British Journal of Anaesthesia. 2018; 120:1056-1065.

Gastric emptying for liquids of different compositions in children. Du, T; Hill, L; Ding, L; Towbin, AJ; DeJonckheere, M; Bennett, P; Hagerman, N; Varughese, AM; Pratap, JN. British Journal of Anaesthesia. 2017; 119:948-955.

Arginine-vasopressin therapy in hypotensive neonates and infants after cardiac surgery: response is unrelated to baseline ventricular function. Iliopoulos, I; Flores, S; Pratap, JN; Cooper, DS; Cassedy, A; Nelson, DP. Cardiology in the Young. 2017; 27:1031-1040.

Putting a face and context on pediatric surgery cancelations: The development of parent personas to guide equitable surgical care. Vaughn, LM; DeJonckheere, M; Pratap, JN. Journal of Child Health Care. 2017; 21:14-24.

Exercise-Induced Systemic Venous Hypertension in the Fontan Circulation. Navaratnam, D; Fitzsimmons, S; Grocott, M; Rossiter, HB; Emmanuel, Y; Diller, G; Gordon-Walker, T; Jack, S; Sheron, N; Pappachan, J; et al. American Journal of Cardiology. 2016; 117:1667-1671.

Management of a child with pulmonary arterial hypertension presenting with systemic hypertension. Flores, S; Daily, J; Pratap, JN; Cash, MC; Hirsch, R. Cardiology in the Young. 2016; 26:378-381.

Early Perioperative Management After Pediatric Cardiac Surgery: Review at PCICS 2014. Bastero, P; DiNardo, JA; Pratap, JN; Schwartz, JM; Ben Sivarajan, V. World Journal for Pediatric and Congenital Hearth Surgery. 2015; 6:565-574.