Philosophy of Care
I believe every patient should be treated with courtesy, respect, and compassion.
Dr. Vadi is a pediatric anesthesiologist specializing in the care of infants and children with a variety of complex medical conditions.
Dr. Vadi's professional interests include pediatric anesthesiology, non-operating room anesthesia, and resident/ fellow education. She also has interest in the use of medical simulation for quality improvement.
M.D., UC San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco CA 2007
M.P.H., UC Berkeley School of Public Health, Berkeley CA 2006
B.A., UC Berkeley, Berkeley CA 2001
Anesthesiology (Categorical), UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles CA 2007-2011
Pediatric Anesthesiology, Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda CA 2011-2012
American Board of Anesthesiology,
American Board of Anesthesiology - Pediatric Anesthesiology,
CA Medical Board, License,
American Society of Anesthesiologists
California Society of Anesthesiologists
Society for Pediatric Anesthesia
Honors and Awards
Pediatric Anesthesiology Outstanding Teaching Award, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, 2019
�Simply the Best� Award, UC Davis Medical Center Perioperative Services, 2018
Healing Hands Award, Loma Linda University Medical Center, 2017
Teaching Award, Department of Anesthesiology, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, 2014
Acute Pain Service Award, Department of Anesthesiology, UCLA Medical Center, 2010
Critical Care Medicine Award, Department of Anesthesiology, UCLA Medical Center, 2009
Commendation for Excellence in Medical Student Teaching, UCLA Medical Center, 2008
Select Recent Publications
Lee LK, Burns RA, Dhamrait RS, Carter HF, Vadi MG, Grogan TR, Elashoff DA, Applegate RL 2nd, Iravani M. Retrospective cohort study on the optimal timing of orogastric tube/nasogastric tube insertion in infants with pyloric stenosis. Anesth Analg. 2019;129(4):1079-86.
Lee LK, Woodfin MY, Vadi MG, Grogan TR, Ross PJ, Applegate RL 2nd, Iravani M. A comparison of postoperative outcomes with PDA ligation in the OR versus the NICU: a retrospective cohort study on the risks of transport. BMC Anesthesiol. 2018; 18(1):199.
Vadi M, Roddy K, Ghazal E, Um M, Neiheisel A, Applegate R. Comparison of the GlideScope Cobalt® and Storz DCI® video laryngoscopes in children younger than two years of age during manual in-line stabilization: a randomized trainee evaluation study. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2017;33(7):467-73.
Vadi MG, Ghazal EA, Malkin MR, Ayodeji A, Applegate RL 2nd. Continuous non-invasive hemodynamic monitoring in an infant with tetra-amelia. A A Case Rep. 2016;7(6):123-4.
Vadi M, Malkin M, Lenart J, Stier G, Gatling J, Applegate R. Comparison of web-based and face-to-face interviews for application to an anesthesiology training program: a pilot study. Int J Med Educ. 2016;3(7):102-108.
Vadi M, Ghazal E, Halverson B, Applegate R. Comparison of indirect video laryngoscopes in children younger than two years of age: a randomized trainee evaluation study. Middle East J Anaesthesiol. 2016;23(4):401-410.
Malkin M, Lenart J, Walsh CA, Woodfin M, Vadi M. Transfusion ethics in a pediatric Jehovah's Witness trauma patient: simulation case. MedEdPORTAL Publications. 2016;12:10450.
Vadi M, Malkin M, Lauer R. Bronchopulmonary dysplasia. Available at: http://orphananesthesia.eu. Jan 2016.
Halverson B, Malkin M, Lenart J, Vadi M. Simulation case: cardiac arrest after carbon dioxide (CO2) embolism. MedEdPORTAL Publications. 2016;12:10327.
Vadi M, Chang E, Malkin M, Applegate R. Simulation case: cardiac arrest during pediatric posterior spinal fusion. MedEdPORTAL Publications. 2015;11:10082.