Sally E Rampersad, MD

Sally E Rampersad, MD

Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine

On staff since October 2003

Children's Title: Director of Quality Improvement, Dept of Anesthesiology

Academic Title: Associate Professor

Research Center: Center for Clinical and Translational Research

  • Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
    Nominee for David Fisher Patient Safety Award Nominated by peers for hospital wide patient safety award Seattle Children's Hospital 2021
    Nominee for David Fisher Patient Safety Award Nominated by my peers for hospital wide patient safety award. Seattle Children's Hospital 2021
    Seattle Magazine Top Doctor - 2013 Seattle Magazine 2013
  • Manuscripts in Refereed Journals

    • Hache M, Sun LS, Gadah G, Busse J, Lee AC, Lorinc A, Rampersad S et al
      Outcomes from Wake Up Safe, the Pediatric Anesthesia Quality Improvement Initiative
      Pediatric Anesthesia, 2020 : 30(12)1348-1354
    • Franz, A., Chiem, J., Martin, L.M., Rampersad, S., Phillips, J., Grigg, E.B
      Case Series of 331 doses of Sugammadex compared to Neostigmine in patients under 2-years-old
      Pediatr Anesth , 2019 : 29(6)591-6
    • Roesler, A., Grigg, E. B., Martin, L. D, Ross, F. J., Feil, M., Rampersad, S. E., Haberkern, C. M., & Martin L. D.
      Practice-centered design of a medication template to reduce medication handling errors in the operating room
      International Journal of Design, 2019 : 13(1)53-68
    • Ojo B, Collins M, Ou H, Rampersad S, Rubens D, Patak L
      Difficult airway management in a child with fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva in status asthmaticus
      J Clin Anesth, 2018 : 518-9
    • Martin LD, Grigg EB, Verma, S, Latham GJ, Rampersad SE and Martin LD
      Outcomes of a Failure Mode and Effects Analysis for Medication Errors
      Pediatric Anesthesia, 2017 June : 27(6)571-580
    • Grigg EB, Martin LD, Ross FJ, Roesler A, Rampersad SE, Haberkern C, Low DK-W, Carlin K and Lynn D. Martin
      Assessing the Impact of the Anesthesia Medication Template on Medication Errors During Anesthesia: A Prospective Study
      Anesth Analg, 2017 May : 124(5)1617-1625
    • Tjia I, Rampersad S, Varughese A, Heitmiller E, Tyler DC, Lee AC, Hastings LA, Uejima T
      Wake Up Safe and Root Cause Analysis: Quality Improvement in Pediatric Anesthesia
      Anesth Analg, 2014 : 119122-36
    • Rampersad S, Rossi MG, Yarnell C, Uejima T
      Wrong Site Frenulectomy in a Child: A Serious Safety Event
      Anesth Analg, 2014 : 119141-4
    • Martin LD, Rampersad SE, Low DK-W, Reed MA
      Process Improvement in the Operating Room Using Toyota (Lean) Methods
      Colombian J Anesth, 2014 : 42220-8
    • Wahbeh G, Rubens D, Katz JR, Seidel K, Rampersad SE, Murray KF
      Gastric contents in pediatric patients following bone marrow transplantation.
      20456059 Paediatric anaesthesia, 2010 July : 660-5
    • Rampersad SE, Mulroy MF
      A case of awareness despite an "adequate depth of anesthesia" as indicated by a Bispectral Index monitor.
      15845686 Anesthesia and analgesia, 2005 May : 1363-4, table of contents

    Book Chapters

    • Ralph Ermoian, Michael Rossi, Chris Beltran and Sally Rampersad
      Localization, verification and anesthesia, Chapter 19 in “Pediatric Radiation Oncology, Pediatric Oncology”
  • Presentations Title Event Location Date
    American Society of Anesthesiologists Quality Improvement: A Subspecialty Perspective from Cardiac, Pediatric, and Neuroanesthesia (one of four presenters) San Diego, CA 2021
    Leading Change and Conflict Management Association of Anesthesia Clinical Directors Miami, FL 2016
    Pediatric Ambulatory Anesthesia: Clinical Forum Annual meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists New Orleans, LA Oct. 2014
  • Grant Title Grantor Amount Award Date
    Laura Cheney Patient Safety Junior Investigator Starter Grant Department Funds $20000 2013 - 2014


Board Certification(s)

Pediatric Anesthesiology

Medical/Professional School

University Of Southampton-Biomedical Sciences Building, London, England


Hillingdon Hospital, Uxbridge
Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, UK
Royal United Hospital NHS, Bath Somerset
Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA


Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

Clinical Interests

quality improvement, crew resource management and human factors

Research Focus Area

Translational Research