Vanessa J. Loland M.D.

Vanessa J. Loland M.D.

Specialties and Expertise





Dr. Loland is anesthesiologist who provides patients with preoperative care as well as post-operative pain management. Her education and training include a B.S. from University of Washington in 1998, an M.D. from New York Medical College in 2002, internship in preliminary medicine at the University of California, Irvine in 2003, residency in anesthesiology at the University of California, San Diego in 2006, and fellowship in regional anesthesiology at the University of California, San Diego in 2007.

 During her medical career, Dr. Loland has become quite involved in education of anesthesiology residents and fellows, has enjoyed being a part of many clinical research projects, and has lectured throughout the country on peripheral nerve blocks. Her research has included publishing 36 refereed articles since 2008, most related to her subspecialty of regional anesthesia and pain medicine. She has served her profession in a number of prominent roles: she is an UW associate professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, she is the director of Regional Anesthesia at UWMC, the Regional Anesthesia fellowship director, the chairperson of the Clinical Competency Committee, and the associate program director for the Anesthesiology Residency.

Patient Care Philosophy

I strive to give patients a warm, comfortable experience in their perioperative period.

Personal Interests

I enjoy running, yoga, and spending time with my two young boys.

Clinical Interests

General anesthesia, neuraxial anesthesia, peripheral nerve blocks/continuous nerve blocks.

Research Interests

Clinical research in regional anesthesia


University of California, San DiegoTeaching Appointment2011
Univ. of Calif., San DiegoFellowship2007
Univ. of Calif. San DiegoResidency2006
Univ. of Calif. IrvineInternship2003
New York Medical CollegeMedical education2002

Board Certifications

American Board of AnesthesiologyAnesthesiology2007
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