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.
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.
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.
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
American Board of Anesthesiology,
American Board of Anesthesiology - Pediatric Anesthesiology,
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.