Amrik Singh, M.D.
- Associate Chief, Division of Perioperative Medicine
Philosophy of Care
Dr. Singh's philosophy of care incorporates evidence-based practice blended with common sense and compassion.
Dr. Singh's area of interests include cardiovascular and thoracic anesthesiology and transesophageal echocardiography.
Dr. Singh's research focuses on improving oxygenation monitoring techniques and outcomes in patients undergoing cardiac surgery.
Cardiovascular and Thoracic Anesthesia
M.B.B.S., Medicine, Government Medical College, Patiala, India 1991
Pre Med, SGGS Khalsa College, Mahilpur, Punjab, India 1986
Internship: Rotating Internship, Government Medical College, Patiala, India 1991-1992
Internship: Surgery, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 1997-1998
Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 1998-2001
Cardiovascular and Thoracic Anesthesia, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2001-2002
American Board of Anesthesiology, 2012
Educational Commission For Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG),
National Board of Echocardiography, Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography, 2013
American Medical Association
American Society of Anesthesiologists
California Society of Anesthesiologists
Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists
Honors and Awards
Outstanding Teacher of the Year, Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine, UC Davis School of Medicine 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007
Outstanding Senior Resident, Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine, UC Davis School of Medicine, 2001
Chief Resident, Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine, UC Davis School of Medicine, 2000, 2001
Select Recent Publications
Fleming N, Singh A, Lee L, Applegate R. Oxygen Reserve Index: Utility as an early warning for desaturation in high risk surgical patients. Anesth Analg. 2020 Aug 12. doi:10.1213/ANE.0000000000005109. Online ahead of print. PMID:32815872.
Tsymbal E, Ayala S, Singh A, Applegate R, Fleming N. Study of early warning for desaturation provided by Oxygen Reserve Index in obese patients. J Clin Monit Comput. 2020 May 18. doi:10.1007/s10877-020-00531-w. Online ahead of print. PMID:32424516.
Singh A. Cardiac Output Methods to Measure. The 5-Minute Anesthesia Consult. Wolters Kluwer-LWW. 2013:170-1.
Singh A. Ejection Fraction. The 5-Minute Anesthesia Consult. Wolters Kluwer-LWW. 2013:350-1.
Singh A, Antognini JF. Perioperative pharmacology in elderly patients. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2010;23(4):449-54.
Singh A, Antognini JF. Perioperative hypotension and myocardial ischemia: Diagnostic and therapeutic approaches. Ann Card Anaesth. 2011;14(2):127-32.
Muilenburg OJ, Singh A, Torzilli G, Khatri VP: Surgery in the patient with liver disease. Medical Clinics of North America. 2009;93(5):1065-81.
Singh A, Fleming N. Right heart embolism and acute right atrial dilation during total knee athroplasty. Anesth Anal. 2007 Nov;105(5):1224-7.
Grow MP, Singh A, Fleming NW, Young N, Watnik M. Cardiac output monitoring during off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting. J Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia. 2004;18(1):43-6.
Singh A, Ayyalapu A, Keochekian A: Anesthetic management in fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP): a case report. J Clinical Anesthesia. 2003;15:211-213.