Paola Aranda Valderrama, M.D.

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  • Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

Languages: English, Spanish


Pediatric Anesthesia

Research Interests

Pediatric perioperative medicine; pediatric regional anesthesia; ARDS; health equity more


Dr. Paola Aranda-Valderrama is a pediatric anesthesiologist at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center in Baltimore, Maryland, and an assistant professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She specializes in providing anesthesia and care for children during and after surgery.  

After receiving her medical degree at the Universidad Industrial de Santander, Dr. Aranda-Valderrama completed her residency in anesthesia at the Cleveland Clinic in Florida and her fellowship in pediatric anesthesia at Johns Hopkins Medicine. more


  • Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

Departments / Divisions



  • MD; Universidad Industrial de Santander (2007)


  • Anesthesiology; Cleveland Clinic Florida (2022)
  • Anesthesiology; Universidad Industrial de Santander (2013)


  • Pediatric Anesthesiology; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2023)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Aranda-Valderrama’s research interests include the role of health and social disparities in determining lung disease, as well as perioperative medicine optimization outcomes. She is also interested in strategies to reduce perioperative opioid use, including regional anesthesia. 

Activities & Honors


  • 2022 Senior Resident Professionalism Award, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, FL
  • 2023 Outstanding Pediatric Anesthesia Fellow Teaching


  • American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • Society of Pediatric Anesthesia
  • American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
  • Colombian Society of Anesthesiology and Reanimation

Patient Ratings & Comments

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