Aruna Maria Kamath, MD, MPH

Aruna Maria Kamath, MD, MPH


On staff since August 2015

Children's Title: Attending Anesthesiologist

Academic Title: Assistant Professor

  • Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
    Dox Foundation May 2022
    Regan Fellowship Operation Smile (Ethiopia) June 2015
  • Manuscripts in Refereed Journals

    • Kamath A, Gentry K, Dawson-Hahn E, Ross F, Chiem J, Patrao F, Greenberg S, Ibrahim A, Jimenez N
      Tailoring the perioperative surgical home for children in refugee families.
      36409682 International anesthesiology clinics, 2023 Jan 1 : 61(1)1-7
    • GBD 2019 Healthcare Access and Quality Collaborators
      Assessing performance of the Healthcare Access and Quality Index, overall and by select age groups, for 204 countries and territories, 1990-2019: a systematic analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019.
      36209761 The Lancet. Global health, 2022 Dec. : 10(12)e1715-e1743 PMCID:PMC9666426
    • Hernandez B, Harris KP, Johanns CK, Palmisano EB, Cogen R, Thom MG, Linebarger E, El Bcheraoui C, Kamath AM, Camarda J, Rios-Zertuche D, Zúñiga-Brenes MP, Bernal-Lara P, Colombara D, Schaefer A, Salvatierra B, Mateus JC, Casas I, Flores G, Iriarte E, Mokdad AH
      Impact of the Salud Mesoamerica Initiative on delivery care choices in Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua.
      34979990 BMC pregnancy and childbirth, 2022 Jan 3 : 22(1)5 PMCID:PMC8720941
    • Kamath AM, Thom MG, Johanns CK, Panhorst Harris K, Schwarzbauer K, Ochoa JC, Zuniga-Brenes P, Rios-Zertuche D, Mokdad AH, Hernandez B
      Tackling equitable coverage and quality of care for neonates in hospitals: a pre-post assessment on asphyxia interventions in Mesoamerica.
      34852795 BMC pediatrics, 2021 Dec 1 : 21(1)534 PMCID:PMC8638427
    • Paulson KR, Kamath AM, GBD 2019 Under-5 Mortality Collaborators, Wang H, Kassebaum NJ.
      Global, regional, and national progress towards Sustainable Development Goal 3.2 for neonatal and child health: all-cause and cause-specific mortality findings from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019.
      34416195 Lancet (London, England), 2021 Sep 4 : 398(10303)870-905 PMCID:PMC8429803
    • Hernández-Prado B, Rodríguez-Angulo EM, Palmisano EB, Ojeda-Rodríguez R, Ojeda-Baranda RJ, Andueza-Pecha MG, Johnson LM, Chen A, Johanns C, Marquez N, Kamath AM, Camarda JN, Flaxman AD
      Factors associated with delays in the search for care in under-5 deaths in Yucatán, Mexico.
      34098595 Salud publica de Mexico, 2021 Jun 18 : 63(4)498-508
    • GBD 2019 Universal Health Coverage Collaborators.
      Measuring universal health coverage based on an index of effective coverage of health services in 204 countries and territories, 1990-2019: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019.
      32861314 Lancet (London, England), 2020 Oct 17 : 396(10258)1250-1284 PMCID:PMC7562819
    • Kamath AM, Johanns CK, Thom MG, Cogen RM, Rios-Zertuche D, Mokdad AH, Hernández B
      Assessing multidimensional care coverage for pre-eclampsia in the era of universal health coverage: A pre-post evaluation of the Salud Mesoamérica Initiative.
      32112708 International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, 2020 June : 149(3)318-325 PMCID:PMC7318157
    • Kamath AM, Schaefer AM, Palmisano EB, Johanns CK, Gonzalez Marmol A, Dinarte Mendoza M, Schwarzbauer K, Zúñiga-Brenes P, Ríos-Zertuche D, Iriarte E, Mokdad AH, Hernandez Prado B
      Access and use of oxytocin for postpartum haemorrhage prevention: a pre-post study targeting the poorest in six Mesoamerican countries.
      32184311 BMJ open, 2020 Mar 16 : 10(3)e034084 PMCID:PMC7076242
    • El Bcheraoui C, Kamath AM, Dansereau E, Palmisano EB, Schaefer A, Hernandez B, Mokdad AH
      Results-based aid with lasting effects: sustainability in the Salud Mesoamérica Initiative.
      30326928 Globalization and health, 2018 Oct 16 : 14(1)97 PMCID:PMC6192274
    • Kamath AM, Schwartz AJ, Simpao AF, Lingappan AM, Rehman MA, Galvez JA
      Induction of General Anesthesia Is in the Eye of the Beholder--Objective Feedback Through a Wearable Camera.
      26221450 Journal of graduate medical education, 2015 June : 7(2)268-9 PMCID:PMC4512805
    • Kamath A, Jense RJ
      Health systems strengthening mechanism for the Global Health Initiative.
      21081733 JAMA, 2010 Nov 17 : 304(19)2176-7
  • Presentations Title Event Location Date
    Under-5 Child Mortality: Where do we stand and what is next? University of Washington Department of Anesthesiology Grand Rounds Seattle, WA 2020
    Multidimensional care packages for global health: the Salud Mesoamérica Initiative model University of California San Francisco ViSiPAP (Visiting Scholars in Pediatric Anesthesia Program) San Francisco, CA, 2019
    King Laryngeal Tube: Now What? Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Department of Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine Grand Rounds Philadelphia, PA, 2015
    Supply-side interventions for maternal health in Central America: Can we do better? University of Washington Department of Anesthesiology Grand Rounds Seattle, WA 2018
    Post-partum hemorrhage prevention in Central America: Findings from the Salud Mesoamérica Initiative Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology Annual Meeting Miami, FL, 2018
    Anesthetic management of posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) during pediatric suboccipital craniotomy Society for Pediatric Anesthesia Annual Meeting Phoenix, AZ, 2015
    Global Health Equity and Partnerships: How can this shape your practice? Society for Pediatric Anesthesia webinar (SPA Global Committee and SPA Trainee Special Interest Group collaboration) 2021
    Investigating quality improvement bundles for pre-eclampsia in Mesoamerica: Raising the standard of care? University of Washington Department of Anesthesiology Grand Rounds Seattle, WA 2019
    Tackling quality of care for neonates in hospitals: Can we reduce disparities in Mesoamerica? 11th Annual Consortium of Universities for Global Health Conference Washington DC, 2020
    Access and use of oxytocin for maternal health: Lessons from the Salud Mesoamérica Initiative 18th Congreso de Investigación en Salud Pública Cuernavaca, Mexico, 2019
    Pre-eclampsia management in Central America: Moving towards multidimensional care? Association of University Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting Montreal, Canada, 2019
  • Grant Title Grantor Amount Award Date
    NIH T32 (Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation) NIH


Board Certification(s)

Pediatric Anesthesiology

Medical/Professional School

Columbia University School of Public Health, New York, NY
George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC


Yale University School Of Medicine, New Haven, CT


Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA