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Dr. Anita Kulkarni

MBBS, MD (Anaesthesiology)

Senior Consultant, Department of Anaesthesiology

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Dr Anita Kulkarni is Senior Consultant in the Department of Anaesthesiology and has experience in Onco-Anaesthesia at RGCI & RC for 20 years. She successfully manages anaesthesia for various Oncosurgeries including Thoracic, Robotic Gynaecology & Urology, GI & Hepatic, Head and Neck Cancer.

Specialized Areas

  • Anaesthesia for Robotic surgeries
  • Management of Difficult airway – Fibreoptic bronchoscopic Intubation and Videolaryngoscopic Intubation Technique.
  • Thoracic Surgeries – Placement of Double lumen tube, bronchial blockers.

Educational Background

  • Observership in Anaesthesiology Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Boston, USA, 2015
  • MD (Anaesthesiology), Government Medical College, Nagpur University, Nagpur, India, 1993
  • MBBS – Government Medical College, Nagpur University, Nagpur, India. 1988


  • 2012-till date – Senior Consultant, Dept of Anaesthesiology, RGCI & RC, Delhi, India
  • 2005-2012 Consultant (Anaesthesia) RGCI & RC, Delhi, India
  • 2003-2005 Additional Consultant (Anaesthesia) RGCI & RC, Delhi, India
  • 1999-2003 Associate Consultant ( Anaesthesia) RGCI & RC, Delhi, India
  • 1997-1998 Junior Consultant (Anaesthesia and Critical care) RGCI & RC, Delhi, India
  • 1995-1996 Clinical Assistant (Anaesthesia and Surgical critical care) Jaipur Golden Hospital, Delhi, India
  • 1995-1995 ICU Physician (Critical Care) Bharati Hospital, Pune, India
  • 1993-1994 Clinical Assistant (Anaesthesia) PD Hinduja National Hospital & Medical Research Center, Mumbai, India

Professional Journey


  • Co author for book “Dexmedetomidine versus Propofol for bronchoscopic guided Intubation” Authors – Dr. Nitesh Goel, Dr. Anita Kulkarni. Publishers – Scholers Press, Verlag Publishers, Printed by Schaltungsdienst Lange, O.W.G. Berlin .Germany .Oct 2015 Available at
  • Received Best Paper Award for “Utility of Noninvasive haemoglobin (SPHB) monitoring in Oncosurgical Patients” in VIth Networking World Anaesthesia Convention (NCWA), Vancouver, Canada, April 29 to May 2, 2015.
  • Faculty Speaker at National Anaesthesia Conference in India, Topics “Anaesthesia Considerations in Robotic Surgeries, Challenges in Airway Management in Oral and Upper airway Cancers”.
  • Successfully and efficiently managing anaesthesia for about 1000 various high risk Oncosurgeries annually.
  • Diplomate National Board Guide for Anaesthesiology for last 10 years. Guided successfully 8 DNB theses.


  • Received Felicitation award and Citation from the RGCI & RC on XX th Annual Day, 2016 for 20 years of contribution in development and maintenance of best anaesthesia services in the Institute.
  • Best Ward Award Postoperative Care Unit (PACU) for excellent Clinical Performance given by RGCI & RC, Delhi in 2001.
  • Best Anaesthesia Clinical Meet Award, Delhi Branch given by Indian Society of Anesthesiologist (ISA) Delhi in 2002.


  • Anaesthesia management of Radical Gastrectomy in a patient with Paraneoplastic myasthenic syndrome, Journal of Anaesth Clinical Pharmacol 2007, 23 (2), 211-214
  • Anaesthetic management of resection of a cortisol-secreting tumour. The Internet Journal of Anesthesiology, 2007 Volume 14, Number 1
  • Thoracic Epidural and Total Intravenous Anaesthesia for Transsternal thymectomy in a patient with myasthesia gravis, The Internet Journal of Anesthesiology, 2008 Volume 16, Number 1
  • One lung ventilation in a patient with difficult airway, Journal of Anaesth Clinical Pharmacol 2008, 24(4) 469-70
  • Anesthetic consideration in patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) for modified radical mastectomy: Report of two cases for publication as a case report. The Internet Journal of Anesthesiology : 2009;volume 19,Number 1.
  • Experience with the use of IVC Filters for prevention of Perioperative Pulmonary Venous Thrombo-embolism in Cancer Patients, Journal of Anaesthesia Clinical Pharmacology 2010, 26(1):83-86.
  • Evaluation of length of Central Venous Catheter inserted via cubital route in Indian Patients, Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine October-December 2010, Vol14: Issue 4
  • A simple method to protect tracheal cuff of double lumen tube from damage during intubation, Letter to editor, Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology, Year: 2012| Volume: 28| Issue: 3 | Page: 41,7- 418
  • Post thoracotomy cardiorespiratory arrest, perhaps avoidable. Letter to Editor, Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology, April 2014 Volume30, No2: Page294-295.
  • Attenuation of hemodynamic response to laryngoscopy and orotracheal intubation using intravenous clonidine, Journal of AnaesthesiologyClinical Pharmacology, Jan-Mar 2015, Volume 31, Issue 1 Page 110-114.
  • Maxillectomy for malignant nasopharyngeal Neurofibroma, Anaesthetic Consideration, Case Report: International Journal of Health and Allied Sciences, Vol 4, Issue 3, July -Sept 2015,10;11
  • Coaxial placement of Fogarty Catheter: A simple remedy for incomplete lung Isolation with DLT, The Indian Anesthetist Forum, June 2015 :16(13):1-4
  • Conformation of Epidural Space before Catheter placement: A simple measure to prevent severity of cord injury, International Journal of Advances in Case Reports 2015 ;2 (15) 988-990.
  • What to do when your surgeon cuts off the patients Oxygen Supply. Letter to Editor, Journal of Anesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology 2015; 31 :429-30
  • Networking World Anesthesia Convention VI th (NWAC) 2015-16, Utility of Noninvasive haemoglobin monitoring in Oncosurgical patients .
  • A comparative study between Dexmedetomidine and Propofol for Fibreoptic Intubation, Original Article, Annals of International Medical and Dental Research Vol (1), Issue (3), Page 311.
  • Clinical Pearls in Anaesthesia for Endoscopic Endonasal Trans sphenoidal Pituitary  microadenoma surgery, The Indian Anaesthetists Forum. (   Nov 2015 :16 (22):1-4
  • Transoral robotic surgery in dilated cardiomyopathy patients, Anesthetic Considerations, Open Access Text, DOI: 10. 15761 / GAPM, 100013
  • Anaesthesia for robotic thyroidectomy for thyroid cancer and review of literature, Indian Journal of Anaesthesia 2016, 60 ,55-7
  • Hypopharyngeal mass causing difficult airway managed with ideolaryngoscope. Nepal Journal of Anaesthesia, 2017
  • Failed fibreoptic Intubation case series, Nepal Journal of Anaesthesia , 2017
  • Single Injection Paravertebral block for morbidly obese patient for breast surgery, Asian Journal of Oncology, 2017.


  • Indian Society of Anaesthesiology ( A 0 803 )
  • Indian Medical Association.

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