- MD, Annamalai University, India, 2000
Ellison M, Ranganathan P, Wang H, Vallejo MC. Ultrasound and the Pregnant Patient. Current Anesthesiology Reports 2016 (Volume 7, Issue 1).
Dexmedetomidine and Post Operative Narcotic Requirements in Bariatric Surgery - Ranganathan P, Ellison M, Ritchie M, Sizemore D, Attaallaah A – ESA 2017
Role of Dexmedetomidine in Bariatric Surgery - Pavithra Ranganathan, Mathew B Ellison, Michael Ritchie, Daniel C Sizemore, Ahmed Attaallah, Michael Regier - IARS 2017
Chandrasekhar K, Hammond T, Ranganathan P, Wilson C.- Malignant Hyperthermia after Appropriate Ventilator Precautions. American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting. October 2016.
Parsons J, Ellison M, Howell S, Ranganathan P.- A Novel Approach to Post Op Ear Pain: Greater Auricular Nerve Continuous Catheter. American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting. October 2016.
Bozek J, Coomes M, Ranganathan P, Shepherd J, Ellison M. - The Management of Labor Analgesia in a Term Parturient with Severe Pulmonary Stenosis. American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting. October 2016.
Awards and Honors
American Society of Anesthesiology- Member- and chair National Committee on rural access to anesthesia care, 2014 - current (3 terms)
Director- MRI / pediatric off- site anesthesia, WVU Medicine, 2014 - Current
Member of the Office of Research Integrity and Compliance (IRB Board Member), 2014 - Present
WVU School of Medicine admissions committee member (two terms 2014, 2015)
Chair – Residency Selection committee, 2016
Member Infant Airway Team at WVU, 2016 - current
Invited member – Patient Safety Task Force – Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation, 2015 and 2016
Rapid Response Development Team - 2017
Professional Societies - Current Memberships
American Society of Anesthesiologists
International Anesthesia Research Society
Society for Pediatric Anesthesia
WV State Society of Anesthesiology
About Pavithra Ranganathan
Dr. Pavithra Ranganathan is a Clinical Anesthesiologist within the School of Medicine of West Virginia University. Dr. Ranganathan joined the Department of Anesthesiology in January 2012 at the rank of Assistant Professor. She earned her doctorate from Annamalai University in India in 2000 before completing a research fellowship in 2002 in the Division of Reproductive Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. From 2003-2006 Dr. Ranganathan completed her anesthesiology residency at New York University Langone Medical Center and a Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship at John Hopkins Medical Institute in 2007. Dr. Ranganathan obtained her board certification with the American Board of Anesthesiology in 2007 and is also subspecialty boarded in Pediatric Anesthesiology. She was promoted to Associate Professor in 2017. Dr. Ranganathan has served as the Director of MRI services to the Department for the past three years and has been a member of the University’s Office of Research Integrity and Compliance (IRB Board Member) from 2014 to present. As director, Dr. Ranganathan has helped build a PACU that meets and exceeds current standards for pediatric patients to recover from anesthesia and has helped develop guidelines for offsite sedation and procedural guidelines for pediatric sedation for the institution.
Use of Sugammadex for Reversal of Paralysis in Micro laryngoscopy
Sponsor: Merck Pharmaceuticals. Research award: USD 70,000
Does Single Intraoperative Bolus Dexmedetomidine Significantly Reduce
Narcotic Requirements during Postoperative Period in Bariatric Patients?
Sponsor: Hospira / Pfizer
Co-Investigator 2013 - 2015 Private. PI Vallejo MC
Comparison of Continuous IV Phenylephrine vs. Norepinephrine Infusion in Prevention of Spinal Hypotension during Caesarean Delivery: Assessment of Haemodynamic Parameters and Maternal Outcomes
Co-Investigator 2015 - present Clear sight (PI) Attaallah A
Goal-directed Fluid Management during Major Surgical procedures Using Stroke Volume, Stroke Volume Index, and Stroke Volume Variation: Effect on Clinical Outcomes
Co-Investigator 2015 – Present (PI) Sadler J
Comparison of modified interscalene nerve blocks with traditional interscalene nerve blocks in terms of respiratory outcomes in obese patients undergoing ambulatory shoulder surgery
Patient Care Information
- Pediatric Anesthesiology
- Anesthesiology, American Board of Anesthesiology
NYU Langone Medical Center, 2006
Fellowship, Pediatric Anesthesiology
Johns Hopkins Medical Institute, 2007
Fellowship, Research Fellow Division of Reproductive Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 2002