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Texas Medical Center

Phone: 832-824-5800
Fax: 832-825-1903


6621 Fannin Street
Suite A3300
Houston, TX 77030

Imelda Michelle Tjia, MD


Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Baylor College of Medicine Fellowship Pediatric Anesthesiology 2000
University of Texas Medical School at Houston Residency Anesthesiology 1999
University of Texas Medical School at Houston Internship Internal Medicine/Pediatrics 1996
University of Texas Medical School at Houston Medical School Doctor of Medicine 1995


Organization Name Role
American Society of Anesthesiology Member
Society for Pediatric Anesthesia Member
Texas Gulf Coast Anesthesia Society Member
Texas Society of Anesthesia Member
Wake Up Safe Member

Selected Publications

Imelda TjiaSally RampersadAnna VarugheseEugenie HeitmillerDonald C Tyler,Angela C LeeLaura A HastingsTetsu Uejima. Wake Up Safe and Root Cause Analysis: Quality Improvement in Pediatric Anesthesia.  Anesthesia & Analgesia

Yang LiuCatherine SeipelMonica E LopezJed G NuchternMary L BrandtSara C FallonPeter A ManyangImelda M TjiaRahul G BaijalMehernoor F Watcha. A retrospective study of multimodal analgesic treatment after laparoscopic appendectomy in children. Paediatric Anaesthesia

Olutoyin A OlutoyeXiaoying YuKalyani GovindanImelda M Tjia, Deborah L East,Renee SpearmanPriscilla J GarciaCrystal Coulter-NavaJennifer Needham,Stephanie AbramsClaudia A KozinetzDean B AndropoulosMehernoor F Watcha. The effect of obesity on the ED995) of propofol for loss of consciousness in children and adolescents. Anesthesia & Analgesia

Bindi Naik-MathuriaOluwaferanmi O OkanlamiOlutoyin A OlutoyeImelda Tjia,Oluyinka O Olutoye. Subclavian venipuncture following ipsilateral extrapleural dissection is hazardous.  Pediatric Surgery International.

Pivalizza E; Tjia I; Cohen A; Duke J: Elective Splenectomy in an Anemic Jehovah’s Witness Patient with Cirrhosis. Case Report.  Anesthesia and Analgesia.

* Texas Children's Hospital physicians' licenses and credentials are reviewed prior to practicing at any of our facilities. Sections titled From the Doctor, Professional Organizations and Publications were provided by the physician's office and were not verified by Texas Children's Hospital.