Rita Agarwal, MD, Anesthesiology, Palo Alto, CA, Stanford Health Care

RitaAgarwalMD

AnesthesiologyPalo Alto, CA

Pediatric Anesthesiology, Pediatric Pain Medicine, Regional Anesthesiology

Professor (Clinical) of Anesthesiology

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Summary

  • Dr. Rita Agarwal is an anesthesiologist in Palo Alto, CA and is affiliated with Stanford Health Care. She received her medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine and has been in practice 30 years. She also speaks multiple languages, including Farsi. She specializes in pediatric anesthesiology, pediatric pain medicine, and regional anesthesiology and is experienced in administration of general anesthesia, epidural anesthesia, caudal anesthesia, patient controlled anesthesia, and pediatric anesthesiology.

Education & Training

  • Children's HospitalResidency
  • Baylor College of Medicine
    Baylor College of MedicineResidency
  • Baylor College of Medicine
    Baylor College of MedicineInternship
  • Baylor College of Medicine
    Baylor College of MedicineMedicalSchool
  • Texas A&M University
    Texas A&M UniversityOtherTraining
  • Texas A&M University
    Texas A&M UniversityOtherTraining

Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 2014 - 2022
  • CO State Medical License
    CO State Medical License 1992 - 2021
  • TX State Medical License
    TX State Medical License 1988 - 2019
  • American Board of Anesthesiology Anesthesiology
  • American Board of Anesthesiology Pediatric Anesthesiology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Fellow of the American Society of Anesthesiology American Society of Anesthesiology, 2018
  • Fellow of the American Society of Anesthesiology ASA, 2018
  • Honor's Program Texas A&M University
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Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Journal Articles

  • Anesthesia for Pediatric Chest Trauma  
    Agarwal R, Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia, 1/1/2002
  • Anesthesia for Pediatric Chest Trauma  
    Agarwal R, Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia, 1/1/2002
  • Improvement of Intraoperative somatosensory Evoked Potentials by Ketamine  
    Agarwal R, Roitman KJ, Stokes MA, Paediatric Anaesthesia, 1/1/1998
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Books/Book Chapters

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Abstracts/Posters

  • Current Practices in the Management of Post-dural puncture headaches: results of an SPA Sanctioned Survey
    Agarwal, R, Pediatric Anesthesiology, 1/1/2014
  • Management of an immune deficient child with epiglottitis, meningitis, thrombocytopenia and DIC
    Hansen, J, Schwartz, L, Agarwal, R, Pediatric Anesthesiology, 1/1/2013
  • Management of an immune deficient child with epiglottitis, meningitis, thrombocytopenia and DIC.
    Hansen, J, Schwartz, L, Agarwal, R, Pediatric Anesthesiology, Las Vegas, NV, 1/1/2013
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Lectures

  • Opioids Through the Ages: Caring for Children and Families in the Wake of the Opioid Crisis 
    National Conference & Exhibition 2019 - American Academy of Pediatrics - New Orleans, LA - 10/25/2019
  • Controversies in Pediatric Ambulatory Anesthesia 
    1/1/2014
  • PBLD: Clothesline Injury to Neck with Transected Trachea and Cervical Neck Injury 
    1/1/2014
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Other

Authored Content

  • Medication Was Designed to Treat Not HarmJuly 2020
  • opmed.doximity.comApril 2019
  • 'You Need Help but Not from Us': A Poem on BurnoutMarch 2019
  • AAP Responds to FDA Warning on Anesthesia use in Children1/7/2017
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Press Mentions

  • In Wake of East Bay Child’s Death, Dental Group Releases New Guidance on AnesthesiaJune 12, 2019
  • Opioid Crisis Topic of Pediatrics for the 21st Century ProgramMay 20, 2019
  • Drug Shortages in ER Are More Common Than You ThinkJuly 22, 2018
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Committees

  • President, Society for Pediatric Pain Medicine 2019 - Present
  • Chair, California Society of Anesthesiology Committee on Professional and Public Communication 2017 - Present
  • Board of Directors, Society for Pediatric Anesthesia 2006 - 2014
  • Board of Directors, American Academy of Pediatrics Pedialink Editorial Board

Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Farsi

Hospital Affiliations