Niroop Ravula, M.B.B.S., F.R.C.A.

Niroop R. Ravula, M.B.B.S., F.R.C.A.


Pediatric Anesthesiology


  • Associate Clinical Professor, Division of Pediatric Anesthesiology


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Patient Support Services Building

4150 V St., Suite 1200
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Additional Phone Numbers

Department Fax: 916-734-7980
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Ravula believes in compassionate perioperative care of children and their families.

His personal interests are spending time with family, running, biking and playing tennis.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Niroop Ravula is an Associate Clinical Professor, specializing in pediatric anesthesiology and pediatric cardiac anesthesiology. Dr Ravula treats children requiring anesthesia for cardiac surgeries, general surgeries, procedures and radiologic studies. He is also the director of the resident rotation in pediatric anesthesiology. His research interests include difficult pediatric airway, team building and Simulation training.

Dr. Ravula is a volunteer faculty member with ORBIS International, traveling worldwide to improve the safety of pediatric anesthesia through simulation training.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Ravula's research focuses on difficult pediatric airways in children, pain management in children, simulation training for fellows, residents, medical students and nurses.


Pediatric Anesthesiology

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Children's Hospital


M.B.B.S., Kakatiya Medical College, Warangal, Telangana, India 1996

Internship: Medicine and Surgery, Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Hospital, Warangal, Telangana, India 1996-1997


Anesthesiology, Epsom Hospital and University Hospital Lewisham, London, UK 2000-2003

Anesthesiology, Gandhi Hospital, Hyderabad, Telangana, India 1998-2000


Pediatric Anesthesiology, Guys and St. Thomas Hospitals, London, UK 2007-2008

Anesthesiology, Guys and St Thomas Hospitals, Queen Victoria Hospital, University Hospital Lewisham National Hospital for neurology and Neurosurgery. King's College Hospitals, London, UK 2004-2008

Anesthesiology, Medway Maritime Hospital, Gillingham, Kent, UK 2003-2004

Board Certifications

Medical Board of California,

Royal College of Anaesthetists, UK (Fellow),

Professional Memberships

American Society of Anesthesiologists

California Society of Anesthesiologists

Society for Pediatric Anesthesiology

Honors and Awards

Sac Top Doctor, Sacramento Magazine, 2019, 2020

Outstanding Teaching Award, Dept of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine, UC Davis health, 2019

Dean's Excellence Award for Education/Teaching, UC Davis Health, 2019

Visiting Instructor, Clinical Colleague of the Year, C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI, 2007

Select Recent Publications

Sankaran D, Hirose S, Null DM, Ravula NR, Lakshminrusimha S. Novel Use of a Bronchial Blocker in a Challenging Case of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia-A Case Report. Children (Basel). 2021 Dec 9;8(12):1163. doi:10.3390/children8121163. PMID:34943358.

Ferschl MB, Boscardin C, Ravula N, Infosino A. Implementation and Assessment of a Visiting Scholar Exchange Program in Pediatric Anesthesiology to Promote Junior Faculty and Fellow Professional Development. J Educ Perioper Med. 2021 Apr 1;23(2):E661. doi:10.46374/volxxiii_issue2_infosino. PMID:34104675.

Peyton J, Park R, Staffa SJ, Sabato S, Templeton TW, Stein ML, Garcia-Marcinkiewicz AG, Kiss E, Fiadjoe JE, von Ungern-Sternberg B, Chiao F, Olomu P, Zurakowski D, Kovatsis PG; PeDI Collaborative Investigators. A comparison of videolaryngoscopy using standard blades or non-standard blades in children in the Paediatric Difficult Intubation Registry. Br J Anaesth. 2021 Jan;126(1):331-339. doi:10.1016/j.bja.2020.08.010. Epub 2020 Sep 17. PMID:32950248.

Priem M, Ravula N, Nguyen L. Unexpected MRI artifact encountered under anesthesia. Paediatr Anaesth. 2020 Oct;30(10):1153-1154. doi:10.1111/pan.13998. Epub 2020 Sep 6. PMID:32794318.

Garcia-Marcinkiewicz AG; Adams HD, Gurnaney H; Patel V; Jagannathan N, Burjek N, Mensinger J, Zhang B, Peeples K, Kovatsis PG, Fiadjoe JE, von Ungern-Sternberg BS, Sommerfield D, Holmes C, Sabato S, Ravula N, Jette C, Mireles S, Matava C, Whyte S, Vega E, Yang L, Echeverry-Marin P, et al, on behalf of The PeDI Collaborative Members of The PeDI Collaborative. A Retrospective Analysis of Neuromuscular Blocking Drug Use and Ventilation Technique on Complications in the Pediatric Difficult Intubation Registry Using Propensity Score Matching. Anesth Analg. 2020 Aug;131(2):469-479. doi:10.1213/ANE.0000000000004393. PMID:31567318.

Tinsley-Bates HM, Ravula N. LMA, The forgotten airway. The use of LMA in neonates. J Neonatal Nursing. 2018;24:78-79. doi:10.1016.jnn.2017.06.004.

Quinonez ZA, Ravula NR. Anisocoria in a 10-month old girl in the immediate preoperative setting: can you proceed with surgery? J of biomedical research. 2011;25(3):224-6. doi:10.1016/S1674-8301(11)60030-4.

Ravula N, Ekbal N, D'Sa A. Peritoneal dialysis from femoral venous catheterisation. Anaesthesia. 2009;64(5):577. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2044.2009.05929.x.