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Texas Medical Center

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


6621 Fannin Street
Suite A3300
Houston, TX 77030

Megha Karkera Kanjia, MD


Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center Fellowship Pediatric Anesthesiology (Advanced Quality Improvement & Safety) 2015
University of Arkansas for Medical Science Fellowship Pediatric Anesthesiology 2014
University of Arkansas Medical Science Residency Anesthesiology 2013
University of Arkansas Medical Science Internship Anesthesiology 2010
ECFMG Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates 2009
St. George’s University School of Medicine, Grenda, West Indies Medical School Doctor of Medicine 2009


My interests include general anesthesia for the pediatric population as well as Quality Improvement and Safety initiatives within this population during the perioperative period as well. My other interests include efficiency and safety of the flow within the Operating Room alongside the Preoperative areas as well as the Post Anesthesia Care Unit.


Organization Name Role
American Society of Anesthesiologists
Society for Pediatric Anesthesia
Wake Up Safe Member

Selected Publications

Karkera M, Harrison D, Aunspaugh J, Martin T (2014). Assessing Caudal Block Concentrations of Bupivacaine with and without the Addition of Fentanyl on Post-Operative Outcomes in Pediatric Patients: A Retrospective Review. American Journal of Therapeutics 2014 May 14.

Karkera M (2014). A Ruptured Pheochromocytoma: an Unlikely Cause of Brown-Sequard Syndrome. Journal of Clinical Anesthesia 2014 Mar 25; 26(2): 159-60.

Karkera M (2014). Daunting Complications of OLV: pneumothorax in a patient with lymphangiomyomatosis (LAM). Journal of Clinical Anesthesia 2014 May 2;26(3): 243.

Karkera M, Crosland G. Medical Ethics in Pediatric Anesthesia. Chapter composed for textbook: World Clinics in Anesthesia: Pediatrics. (pending publication in 2015).

* 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.