Marissa Gomez Vadi, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.S.A. for UC Davis Health

Marissa Gomez Vadi, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.S.A.

Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

To see if Marissa Gomez Vadi is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).



Pediatric Anesthesiology

Locations and Contact

Patient Support Services Building

Patient Support Services Building
4150 V St.
Sacramento, CA 95817

Get Directions

Phone: 916-734-5031

Additional Numbers

Clinic Phone


Clinic Fax


Physician Referrals

800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

I believe patients and their families should be treated with courtesy, respect, and compassion.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Vadi is a pediatric anesthesiologist specializing in the care of infants and children with a variety of complex medical conditions.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Vadi's professional interests include pediatric anesthesiology, non-operating room anesthesia, and resident/fellow education. She also has interest in the use of medical simulation for quality improvement.


Pediatric Anesthesiology

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Children's Hospital

Undergraduate School

B.A., Molecular and Cell Biology, UC Berkeley, Berkeley CA 2001

Medical School

M.D., UC San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco CA 2007

Other School

M.P.H., Epidemiology, UC Berkeley School of Public Health, Berkeley CA 2006


Anesthesiology (Categorical), UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles CA 2007-2011


Pediatric Anesthesiology, Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda CA 2011-2012

Fellow of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, 2021

Good Catch Recognition, UC Davis Medical Center Quality and Safety Department, 2021

Pediatric Anesthesiology Outstanding Teaching Award, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, 2019

“Simply the Best” Award, UC Davis Medical Center Perioperative Services, 2018

Healing Hands Award, Loma Linda University Medical Center, 2017

Ghazal E, Vadi MG, Mason L, Cote C. Preoperative evaluation, premedication, and induction of anesthesia. Cote CJ, Lerman J (eds). A Practice of Anesthesia for Infants and Children, 6th Ed., Elsevier. 2019:35-68.

Lee LK, Burns RA, Dhamrait RS, Carter HF, Vadi MG, Grogan TR, Elashoff DA, Applegate RL 2nd, Iravani M. Retrospective cohort study on the optimal timing of orogastric tube/nasogastric tube insertion in infants with pyloric stenosis. Anesth Analg. 2019;129(4):1079-86.

Lee LK, Woodfin MY, Vadi MG, Grogan TR, Ross PJ, Applegate RL 2nd, Iravani M. A comparison of postoperative outcomes with PDA ligation in the OR versus the NICU: a retrospective cohort study on the risks of transport. BMC Anesthesiol. 2018; 18(1):199.

Vadi M, Roddy K, Ghazal E, Um M, Neiheisel A, Applegate R. Comparison of the GlideScope Cobalt® and Storz DCI® video laryngoscopes in children younger than two years of age during manual in-line stabilization: a randomized trainee evaluation study. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2017;33(7):467-73.

Vadi MG, Ghazal EA, Malkin MR, Ayodeji A, Applegate RL 2nd. Continuous non-invasive hemodynamic monitoring in an infant with tetra-amelia. A A Case Rep. 2016;7(6):123-4.

Vadi M, Malkin M, Lenart J, Stier G, Gatling J, Applegate R. Comparison of web-based and face-to-face interviews for application to an anesthesiology training program: a pilot study. Int J Med Educ. 2016;3(7):102-108.

Vadi M, Ghazal E, Halverson B, Applegate R. Comparison of indirect video laryngoscopes in children younger than two years of age: a randomized trainee evaluation study. Middle East J Anaesthesiol. 2016;23(4):401-410.

Malkin M, Lenart J, Walsh CA, Woodfin M, Vadi M. Transfusion ethics in a pediatric Jehovah's Witness trauma patient: simulation case. MedEdPORTAL Publications. 2016;12:10450.

Vadi MG, Patel N, Stiegler MP. Case scenario: Local anesthetic systemic toxicity (LAST) after combined psoas compartment-sciatic nerve block – consequences of delay in diagnosis. Anesthesiol. 2014;120(4):987-96. doi:10.1097/ALN.0000000000000154. PMID:24694849.

Lauer R, Vadi M, Mason L. Anaesthetic management of the child with co-existing pulmonary disease. Br J Anaesth. 2012;109 Suppl 1:i48-59. doi:10.1093/bja/aes392. PMID:23242751.