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
    Seattle Magazine Top Doctor - 2013 Seattle Magazine 2013
  • Manuscripts in Refereed Journals

    • 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
    • 3. Tjia I, 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
    • 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

    Book Chapters

    • Ralph Ermoian, Michael Rossi, Chris Beltran and Sally Rampersad
      Localization, verification and anesthesia, Chapter 19 in “Pediatric Radiation Oncology, Pediatric Oncology”

    Other Publications

    • Ralph Ermoian, Michael Rossi, Chris Beltran and Sally Rampersad
      Localization, verification and anesthesia
      Chapter 19 in "Pediatric Radiation Oncology, Pediatric Oncology",Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2018, 2017 Sept.
    • 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, Rowell JC, Chang BM
      Comparison of the On-Q Painbuster Post-Op Pain Relief System to a thoracic epidural for control of postoperative thoracotomy pain in a child.
      19754490 Paediatric anaesthesia, 2009 Oct. : 1025-6
    • Walker BJ, Rampersad SE
      Iatrogenic endotracheal tube obstruction with foam face padding.
      19453590 Paediatric anaesthesia, 2009 May : 544-5
    • 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

  • Presentations Title Event Location Date
    Pediatric Ambulatory Anesthesia: Clinical Forum annual meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists New Orleans, LA Oct. 2014
    Utilizing the Toyota A3 Problem-Solving Report to Address Intra-Operative Medication Errors Western Anesthesia Residents Conference 2013
  • 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 Medical School, Southampton


Anesthesiology, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester
Anesthesiology, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle
Emergency Medicine, Hillingdon Hospital, Middlesex
Otolaryngology, Royal United Hospital, Bath
Anesthesiology, Royal United Hospital, Bath
Anesthesiology, Plymouth Hospital NHS Trust, Plymouth
Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne


Anesthesiology, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto

Clinical Interests

quality improvement, crew resource management and human factors

Research Focus Area

Translational Research