Monica S. Vavilala M.D.

 Monica  S. Vavilala M.D.

Specialties and Expertise

Anesthesiology, Primary Care - Pediatrics, Traumatology


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Monica Vavilala, M.D., is a board certified anesthesiologist and director of Harborview’s Injury Prevention and Research Center. She is also a UW professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine and Pediatrics and an adjunct professor of Neurological Surgery and Radiology.

Dr. Vavilala believes in patient-centered care, where the team of healthcare providers strives to provide evidence-based medical care to improve outcomes.

Dr. Vavilala earned her M.D. at the University of Texas, Houston. Her clinical and research interests include neuroanesthesia, pediatric trauma, acute care of traumatic brain injury and the translation of evidence-based guidelines into practice.

Personal Interests

In her free time Dr. Vavilala enjoys cooking, music, theater and being a mom.


Univ. of Texas, HoustonMedical education1991


Board Certifications

American Board of AnesthesiologyAnesthesiology1998
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