Anna M. Varughese, MD, MPH

Anesthesia Divisional Chief, Department of Anesthesia

Senior Medical Director, Perioperative Services

Academic Affiliation


Phone 513-636-4408

Fax 513-636-7337



Anesthesia for complex surgery, liver transplantation, fetal surgery and radiology


Quality improvement; safety and outcomes research

MD: University of Madras, 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; Subspecialty Certificate in Pediatric Anesthesia, 2013.

DA: Anesthesia, University of 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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Buck D, Varughese A, Subramanyam R, Adler E. A quality improvement project to reduce the intraoperative use of single dose fentanyl vials across multiple patients at a pediatric institution. Pediatric Anesthesia. 2015 August.

Pratap NJ, Varughese AM, Mercurio P, Lynch T, Lonnemann T, Ellis A, Rugg J, Stone R, Bedinghaus C. Reducing cancelations on the day of scheduled surgery at a Children’s Hospital. Pediatrics. 2015 May;135(5):e1292-9.

Wittkugel E, Varughese A. Development of a nurse-assisted preanesthesia evaluation program for pediatric outpatient anesthesia. Paediatr Anaesth. 2015 Jul;25(7):719-26.

Buck D, Kurth CD, Varughese AM. Perspectives on Quality and Safety in Pediatric Anesthesia. Anesthesiology Clinics. 2014 Mar;32(1):281-94.

Tjia IM, Rampersad S, Varughese AM, Heitmiller E, Tyler DC, Uejima T. Quality Improvement in Pediatric Anesthesia: Wake Up Safe and Safety Analytics. Anesthesia and Analgesia. 2014;119(1):122-36.

Varughese AM, Heitmiller E, Rampersad S, Whitney G, Flick R. Quality in Pediatric Anesthesia-A Review. Anesth Analg. 2013 Dec;117(6):1408-18.

Varughese AM, Adler E, Anneken A, Kurth CD. Improving On-Time Start of Day and End of Day for a Pediatric Surgical Service. Pediatrics. 2013 Jul;132(1):e219-28.

Pratap JN, Varughese AM, Adler E, Kurth CD. Getting started with the model for improvement: psychology and leadership in quality improvement. Br J Hosp Med (Lond). 2013;74(2):104-108.

Varughese AM, Hagerman N, Townsend ME. Using quality improvement methods to optimize resources and maximize productivity in an anesthesia screening and consultation clinic. Paediatr Anaesth. 2013;23(7):597-606

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