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Monica S. Vavilala, MD
Monica S. Vavilala, MD

Vavilala Group
Monica S. Vavilala, MD

  • Professor & Vice Chair Clinical Research (Interim), Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine
  • Professor, Pediatrics, Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine
  • Adjunct Professor, Neurological Surgery and Radiology


  • Traumatic brain injury: epidemiology, acute care, outcomes, mechanisms and prevention
  • Biological markers of cerebral edema in pediatric diabetic detoacidosis

Honors and Awards

  • 1983 Dr. Michael E. De Bakey Summer Research Fellowship
  • 1984 Dr. Michael E. De Bakey Summer Research Fellowship
  • 1986 Southwestern Sociological Association Writing Award
  • 1990 American Cancer Society Fellowship
  • 1992 Outstanding Medical Student Educator
  • 1992 Pediatrics Resident of the Year
  • 2005 EuroNeuro2005 Anesthesiology Poster Presentation Prize
  • 2005 University of Washington Department of Anesthesiology B. Raymond Fink Award for Research

Current Memberships

  • Washington State Society of Anesthesia
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • Society for Pediatric Anesthesia
  • Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care
  • Society for Pediatric Research
  • Association of University Anesthesiologists
  • National Neurotrauma Society

Current Funding

  • National Institutes of Health, R01 NS072308-01: "Implementation Science to Increase Use of Evidence Based Pediatric Brain Injury Guidelines"
  • National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, R21NS077444-01: "Improving Indo-US Traumatic Brain Injury Outcomes"
  • National Institutes of Health, R010006876A: "Resource Over-Utilization due to Serious Alcohol Related Injuries"
  • Washington State Department of Health and Human Services: "Pre-hospital Traumatic Brain injury Quality Improvement Bundle"
  • Washington State Department of Health: "Educational Curriculum for Radiation Dose Reduction in TBI Care"
  • Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development, 1T32HD057822-01A2: "Pediatric Injury Research Training Program"

Selected Publications