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

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


Pediatric Anesthesiology


  • Assistant Clinical Professor


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Patient Support Services Building

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

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

Philosophy of Care

I am privileged to work with such a rich variety of patients, together with their families, in Children's Surgery Center. I truly enjoy developing individualized care plans that meet the myriad needs of our most delicate (and yet resilient) patients. Our team is remarkable, and it's an honor to be part of it.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Anderson is a Pediatric Anesthesiologist offering dedicated care to children of all ages. She has a special clinical interest in neonatal procedures, congenital conditions, peri-operative pain control, and fetal interventions.

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


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

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

B.A., UC Berkeley, Berkeley CA 1999

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


Anesthesiology, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2009-2013


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

Board Certifications

American Board of Anesthesiology,

American Board of Anesthesiology - Pediatric Anesthesiology,

Professional Memberships

American Society of Anesthesiologists

California Society of Anesthesiologists

Society for Pediatric Anesthesia

Honors and Awards

UC Davis Dean�s Team Award, for participation and leadership in the Fetal Surgery Team, 2017

American Academy of Pediatrics John J. Downes Resident Research Award, Society for Pediatric Anesthesia, First Prize; SPA/AAP Pediatric Anesthesiology, San Diego, CA, 2011

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

Select Recent Publications

Trappey III AF, Thompson KM, Kuppermann N, Stephenson JT, Nuno MA, Hewes HA, Meyers SR, Stanley RM, Galante JM, Nishijima DK, Traumatic Injury Clinical Trial Evaluating Tranexamic Acid in Children (TIC-TOC) Collaborators of the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN). Development of Transfusion Guidelines for Injured Children Using a Modified Delphi Consensus Process. 2018. PMID:31299040.  DOI:10.1097/TA.0000000000002432.

Lee S, Anderson DM. Otolaryngology. Essentials of Pediatric Anesthesiology. Ed. Alan D. Kaye. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 2014:230-237. Print.

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.