Dua Anderson, M.D., M.S.

Dua Massey Anderson, M.D., M.S.



Pediatric Anesthesiology


  • Associate Physician Diplomate


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UC Davis Medical Center

2315 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817
Driving Directions

Primary Phone:
800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284)

Additional Phone Numbers

Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

In my practice, excellence in care is the goal in every single patient encounter. It is so important to communicate well with patients, families, and colleagues to give the safest and most comfortable experience possible.

I am honored to work with members of UC Davis Medical Center and Children's Hospital to give such amazing focus to our most precious patients.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Anderson has strong interests in Pediatric Anesthesiology and Congenital Cardiac patients and procedures. She is also passionate about academic practice, both in terms of clinical teaching as well as clinical research.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Anderson's research interests include Congenital Cardiac Anesthesia, intraoperative transfusion practices, and resident education. She also contributes to Quality and Safety Initiatives within clinical practice.


Pediatric Anesthesiology

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Children's Hospital
Trauma Program


M.D., UC Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento CA 2008

M.S., Molecular Biology, California State University, Sacramento CA 2001

Clinical Research - Division of Pain Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2001-2003

B.A., UC Berkeley, Berkeley CA 1999

Internship: Internal Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2008-2009


Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2009-2013


Pediatric Anesthesiology, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2013-2014

Board Certifications

Advanced Cardiac Life Support,

American Board of Anesthesiology,

Pediatric Advanced Life Support,

Professional Memberships

American Society of Anesthesiologists

Congenital Cardiac Anesthesia Society

Society for Pediatric Anesthesia

Honors and Awards

American Academy of Pediatrics John J. Downes Resident Research Award, Society for Pediatric Anesthesia, 2011

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, California State University, Sacramento, 2001

Select Recent Publications

Lee, S and Anderson, DM. Otolaryngology In AD Kaye (Ed.), Essentials of Pediatric Anesthesiology. New York, NY: Cambridge University. 2014.

Dhamrait, RS, Anderson, DM. Postoperative hypoxemia in the neonate with stridor – a rare cardiac anomaly. PBLD, Society for Pediatric Anesthesia. 2013.

Anderson DM, James W, Moore P, Lammers C. Fresh Gas Flow Effect on Provider Volatile Gas Exposure. Society for Pediatric Anesthesia. 2011.

Anderson DM, Hall LL, Ayyalapu AR, Irion VR, Nantz MH, Hecker JG. Stability of mRNA/cationic lipid lipoplexes in human and rat cerebrospinal fluid: methods and evidence for nonviral mRNA gene delivery to the central nervous system. Hum Gene Ther. 2003 Feb 10;14(3):191-202.