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Rajeev Singh Wadia, M.D.

Rajeev Singh Wadia, M.D.

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  • Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine


Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesiology, Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine more


Dr. Rajeev Wadia is an assistant professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is a dedicated pediatric cardiac anesthesiologist and pediatric cardiac intensive care unit physician, with expertise in both fields. 

Dr. Wadia completed medical school in 2006 at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, graduating with honors and AOA distinction. He then completed a pediatric residency at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in Oakland, where he also served as chief pediatric resident.  He then came to Johns Hopkins University in 2010 and completed residency in anesthesiology; fellowships in pediatric critical care medicine and pediatric anesthesiology; and additional specialty training in pediatric cardiac anesthesiology. During his time at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Wadia received several prestigious awards, including the Zenobia Casey Outstanding Citizenship Award and the Mark Rossberg Outstanding Education Award from the Anesthesiology and Critical Care Division.

Dr. Wadia is passionate about educating both pediatric and anesthesia residents and fellows. He is also interested in optimization of perioperative anesthetic care for children with congenital heart disease and pulmonary hypertension. more


  • Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

Departments / Divisions



  • MD; University of Nevada School of Medicine (2006)


  • Pediatrics; Children's Hospital and Research Center Oakland (2010)
  • Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2015)


  • Pediatric Critical Care Medicine; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2012)
  • Pediatric Anesthesiology; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2016)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Anesthesiology (Anesthesiology) (2016)
  • American Board of Anesthesiology (Pediatric Anesthesiology) (2017)
  • American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatric Critical Care Medicine) (2016)
  • American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatrics) (2009)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Perioperative anesthetic care for children with congenital heart disease and pulmonary hypertension

Selected Publications

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Wadia R, Schwartz J. Right Ventricular Assist Device (VAD). Congenital Cardiac Anesthesia: A Case-based Approach. Cambridge University Press. March 2021. In press. Diaz-Berenstain L, Spaeth J (Ed).

Wadia R, Schuette J, Shaffner D. New Trainee Intubations: The good, the bad, and the not so ugly. Ped Crit Care Med. 2020;21:1083-1084

Goswami D, DiGuisto M, Wadia R, Barnes S, Schwartz J, Steppan D, Nelson-McMillan, Ringel R, Steppan J. The use of Bivalirudin in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery and in the Interventional Cardiology Suite. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2020 Aug;34(8):2215-2223

Wadia R, Riggs R, Goswami D, Schwartz JE, Bembea M. Pediatric Intensive Care (Chapter 41). Gregory’s Pediatric Anesthesia, Sixth Edition. Wiley, May 2020. Andropoulos D, Gregory G (Ed)

Wadia R (2020) Peds Mini PBLD 11.1 ECMO in Pediatric ARDS. Anesthesia Education Toolbox

Medikonda R, Ong CS, Wadia R, et al. Trends and Updates on Cardiopulmonary Bypass Setup in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery. J Cardiothoracic Vasc Anesth. 2019 Oct;33(10):2804-2813

Nelson-McMillan K, Hibino N, Brown EE, Wadia R, et al. HeartWare ventricular assist device implantation and management for pediatric heart failure – a single center approach. Artif Organs. 2019 Jan;43(1):21-29

Activities & Honors


  • Society of Pediatric Anesthesiology
  • Congenital Cardiac Anesthesiology Society
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • American Society of Anesthesiology
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
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