Marissa Vadi, M.D., M.P.H.

Marissa Gomez Vadi, M.D., M.P.H.




  • Associate Professor


Marissa Gomez Vadi is not currently accepting new patients. For assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).

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 believe every patient should be treated with courtesy, respect, and compassion.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Vadi is a pediatric anesthesiologist specializing in the care of infants and children with a variety of complex medical conditions.

Research/Academic Interests

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.


Pediatric Anesthesiology

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Children's Hospital


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

Board Certifications

American Board of Anesthesiology,

American Board of Anesthesiology - Pediatric Anesthesiology,

CA Medical Board, License,

Professional Memberships

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: 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.