Pooja Dave O'Neil, M.D., M.B.A.

  • Instructor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

Languages: English, Gujarati, Marathi


Pain Medicine, Pediatric Anesthesia, Pediatric Anesthesiology ...read more

Research Interests

Decreasing anxiety in patients; patient safety; improving pain with less opioid use; decreasing length of hospital stays ...read more


Dr. Pooja O’Neil, M.D., M.B.A., is a pediatric anesthesiologist at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center and an instructor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She specializes in providing anesthesia and care during and after surgery, and ensuring patient safety and quality of care.  

Dr. O’Neil received her medical degree at Albany Medical College before going on to a residency at George Washington University. She later completed a fellowship at University of North Carolina Medical Center. 


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  • Instructor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

Departments / Divisions



  • MD; Albany Medical College (2014)


  • Anesthesiology; The George Washington University School of Medicine (2018)


  • Pediatric Anesthesiology; UNC Medical Center (2019)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Anesthesiology (Anesthesiology) (2019)
  • American Board of Anesthesiology (Pediatric Anesthesiology) (2019)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. O’Neil’s research focuses on decreasing patient anxiety, treating pain with less reliance on opioids and decreasing the length of hospital stays. 

Selected Publications

Phillips, M. R., Adamson, W. T., McLean, S. E., Hance, L., Lupa, M. C., Pittenger, S. L., O’Neil, P. & McNaull, P. P. (2020). Implementation of a pediatric enhanced recovery pathway decreases opioid utilization and shortens time to full feeding. Journal of pediatric surgery, 55(1), 101-105 

Activities & Honors


  • Sea-HVO Fellowship Recipient
  • Junior Faculty Development Program Participant


  • American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • Society of Pediatric Anesthesia
  • Society for Pediatric Pain Medicine

Patient Ratings & Comments

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to physician related questions on the national CG-CAHPS Medical Practice patient experience survey through Press Ganey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Comments are also gathered from our CG-CAHPS Medical Practice Survey through Press Ganey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

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