Monica Ganatra, M.D., M.P.H.
Academic Role: Assistant Professor
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By the end of my third year of medical school, I knew I wanted to become a pediatric anesthesiologist. I love anesthesia because it entails a thorough understanding of physiology, pharmacology, and how these two fields intersect. I can see the effects of the drugs I administer immediately. It’s an amazing privilege to take patients to depths of unconsciousness and then bring them back so they can have a pain-free and memory-free experience. With the pediatric population, I have the unique opportunity to care for both patients and their parents. I have to be honest, the kids are incredibly cute and it doesn’t seem like work when I’m taking care of them.
Although I am not new to Massachusetts, I am fairly new to this institution. The staff that work in the OR are warm, caring and dedicated to their work. We’re family here. Because this is a Level I trauma center, this is a great place to work (and to do a residency) as we see a wide variety of surgical patients and procedures.
I am the clerkship director for fourth year medical students and interns who rotate through anesthesia. This has been a very rewarding experience for me as I get to work with medical students from different institutions as well as residents from other specialties. I enjoy being actively involved with teaching and advising.
When I am not in the OR, I like to travel, bake, and read. I try to bring baked goods to work when I can.
M.D., M.P.H., Tufts University School of Medicine, 2003
University of Michigan, Residency in Anesthesiology, 2004-2007
University of Michigan, Fellowship in Pediatric Anesthesiology, 2007-2008