Neethu Chandran, M.D., is an anesthesiologist at Children’s Health℠, a member of Anesthesiologists for Children and an Assistant Professor of Pediatric Anesthesiology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She is dual board-certified in pediatric anesthesiology and general anesthesiology.
Dr. Chandran attended medical school at New York Medical College. She completed her anesthesiology residency at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and pediatric anesthesiology fellowship at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC.
Dr. Neethu Chandran provides perioperative anesthesia care to children undergoing a wide variety of procedures. She focuses most of her time at Children’s Medical Center Dallas. Special interests also include high-risk neonatal surgery, neurosurgery, and childhood anxiety reduction through innovation and technology.
Dr. Chandran is a member of the Quality and Safety Committee and is involved in quality improvement projects for the department. She is also a member of the Quality Enhancement Plan at UTSW medical school. She has attended the Teaching Workshop at the Society of Education in Anesthesia and takes a special interest in the medical education of trainees, ranging from residents and fellows to UTSW medical students. She particularly takes interest in simulation. Dr. Chandran is the course director for UME simulation of UTSW medical students. She is also part of the UTSW Department of Anesthesiology Leadership Program. Additionally, she is a long-standing member of the Society of Pediatric Anesthesia.
In her free time, Dr. Chandran enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and trying new things.
Education and Training
- Medical School
- New York Medical College (2011)
- New York Hospital of Queens (2012), Internal Medicine
- Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (2015), Anesthesiology
- Childrens National Med Ctr (2016), Pediatric Anesthesiology
- Board Certification
- American Board of Anesthesiology(Pediatric Anesthesiology),
American Board of Anesthesiology
- Pediatric Preoperative Anxiety
- Pediatric Neurosurgery
- Pediatric Radiation Oncology
- Neonatal Surgery
Departments and Programs
Dr. Chandran’s research interests include Simulation-based education, Childhood Anxiety Reduction through Innovation and Technology, Virtual Reality Immersion Programs for Children, and Continuous cerebral blood flow monitoring with diffuse optical spectroscopies
Recent Clinical Trials
- 1/2020-current Principal Investigator, Department of Pediatric Anesthesiology, Children’s Health.Continuous cerebral blood flow monitoring in healthy pediatric patients undergoing general anesthesia with diffuse optical spectroscopies
- 10/2018-current Co-investigator, Department of Pediatric Anesthesiology, Children’s Health. Optimal Positioning of Nasopharyngeal Temperature Probes in Pediatric Patients: A Prospective Cohort Study
- 4/2018-current Co-investigator, Department of Pediatric Anesthesiology, Children’s Health. A Phase 4 Multi-center, Ascending Dose, Open Label Study to Determine the Pharmacokinetics of Phenylephrine and the Pharmacodynamic Effects on Blood Pressure following Intravenous Administration of Phenylephrine Hydrochloride Injection, USP in Pediatric Subjects (≥12 to 16 years of age) Undergoing General and Neuroaxial Anesthesia. STU 082014-004; currently enrolling
- 10/2017-current Co-investigator, Department of Pediatric Anesthesiology, Children’s Health. A Multi-Center, Open-Label Pharmacokinetic and Safety Study for Reduction in Fever or Management of Pain in Pediatric Subjects Aged Birth to Six Months. STU 032017-014; currently enrolling. STU 072016-059; currently enrolling
- 10/2017-current Co-investigator, Department of Pediatric Anesthesiology, Children’s Health. Evaluation of SEDline EEG monitoring in pediatric patients undergoing General Anesthesia or sedation. STU 122014-039; currently enrolling
- 08/2017-current Co-investigator, Department of Pediatric Anesthesiology, Children’s Health. An international multicenter study of isoelectric EEG events in infants and young children during anesthesia for surgery. STU 112017-039; currently enrolling
- 05/2017-current Co-investigator, Department of Pediatric Anesthesiology, Children’s Health. A Phase 4, Open-Label, Single-Dose, Parallel-Group Study to Evaluate the Safety of 1 g of Cefazolin in Pediatric Subjects With a Weight of at Least 25 kg but Less Than 60 kg Scheduled for Surgery and the Safety of 2 g of Cefazolin in Pediatric Subjects With a Weight of at Least 60 kg Scheduled for Surgery. STU 032018-068; currently enrolling
Kiss E, Alex G, Chandran N, Olomu P. Anesthetic Implications of a Pediatric Patient with Stiff Skin Syndrome: A Case Report. Pediatric Anesthesia. 2020;30. 10.1111/pan.13989.
Kiss E, Alex G, Chandran N, Olomu P. Anesthetic Challenges of an Adolescent Patient with Epidermolysis Bullosa and Gitelman's Syndrome Undergoing Posterior Spinal Fusion Surgery. J Pediatr Genet, 2020 Apr, 25 (online)
Chandran, N., Kiss, E. Clinical Pediatric Anesthesiology. Chapter 1: Physiological Aspects. July 2020
Alex, G., Chandran, N. Clinical Pediatric Anesthesiology. Chapter 3: Monitoring, Breathing Systems, and Machines. July 2020.
Kiss E, Chandran N, Bocanegra A, Sakhai H. How Autonomous Drive And A Team Model Leads To Reduction In Post-operative Hypothermia – 3rd Place. 2020 ASA Annual Meeting (Virtual), 10/2020
Sakhai H, Bocanegra A, Chandran N, Kimatian S. How Autonomous Drive and a Team Model Leads to Reduction in Post-Operative Hypothermia, Fall 2019 Solutions for Patient Safety National Learning Session, Houston, Texas, 9/2019
Peer Reviewed Lectures
Chandran, N. (2019). Peds Mini PBLD 1.1 Anesthetic Choice (pediatric patient with GERD). Anesthesia Education Toolbox: https://www.anesthesiatoolbox.com/docs/DOC-4513 Published 04/01/2019
Where I Provide Care
American Board of Anesthesiology