Rajvinder Dhamrait, M.D.
- Associate Professor
- Director, Pediatric Anesthesiology
- Medical Director, Children's Surgery Center
Dr. Dhamrait is the Director of Pediatric Anesthesiology in the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine and is the Medical Director of the Children's Surgery Center. He completed 7 years of anesthesia training in the UK, including a fellowship in pediatric anesthesia, and joined the department in 2006.
He administers anesthesia to neonatal and pediatric patients scheduled to undergo a wide variety of surgical and radiological procedures at UC Davis Children's Hospital, including complex congenital cardiac surgery.
Dr. Dhamrait is active in the training of pediatric anesthesia fellows, anesthesiology and pediatric residents, and medical students, and is active in clinical research. Dr Dhamrait also provides anesthesia services for adult patients.
B.M., University of Southampton, Southampton, Hampshire, UK 1994
B.Sc., University of Southampton, Southampton, Hampshire, UK 1993
Internship: General Surgery/Medicine, University of Southampton, Southampton, Hampshire, UK 1994-1995
Emergency Medicine and Trauma Surgery, Portsmouth University Hospital, Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK 1995-1998
Pediatrics and Neonatology, Portsmouth University Hospital, Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK 2000-2001
Anaesthesia, University of Southampton, Southampton, Hampshire, UK 1998-2000
Anaesthesia, University of Southampton, Southampton, Hampshire, UK 2001-2003
Pediatric Anesthesiology, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children, London, UK 2003-2004
College of Anaethestists of the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland , 2003
Diploma in Child Health, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, UK, 2001
Royal College of Anaesthetists, UK, 2003
American Society of Anesthesiologists
California Society of Anesthesiologists
Congenital Cardiac Anesthesia Society
Royal College of Anaesthetists, UK
Society of Pediatric Anesthesiologists
Honors and Awards
Consistent Faculty Educator, Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, 2012
Spirit of Excellence Award, Quality Week Physician Recognition, UC Davis Health, 2015
Select Recent Publications
Dhamrait RS and Tumber SS: Surgery for Chest Wall Deformities, Raff G and Hirose, S, (ed), Anesthetic Considerations for Chest Wall Surgery, Springer International Publishing, Cham, Switzerland. 33-45, 2016.
Dhamrait RS: Book 32: Anesthesia for Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Lockman JL, (ed), Pediatric Anesthesiology Review Topics (PART), Naerthwyn Press, LLC, Narberth, PA, 2013.
Dhamrait RS: Book 18: Pediatric Cardiovascular Diseases for the Anesthesiologist, Lockman JL, (ed), Pediatric Anesthesiology Review Topics (PART), Naerthwyn Press, LLC, Narberth, PA, 2013.
Dhamrait RS. Fasciotomy following intravenous fluid infiltration. Pediatric Anesthesia, 16(10):1097, 2006.
Way C, Dhamrait R, Wade A, Walker I. Perioperative fluid therapy in children: A survey of current prescribing practice. British Journal of Anaesthesia, 97(3):371-9, 2006.
Dhamrait RS. Airway obstruction following potassium permanganate ingestion. Anaesthesia, 58:606, 2003.
Dhamrait RS. Anaesthetic equipment ? Familiarity is comforting, but check it. Anaesthesia, 58:482, 2003.
Dhamrait RS. Christmas trachys, Anaesthesia, 57:508, 2002.