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Anuj Malhotra

  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Anesthesiology
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  • American Board of Anesthesiology

Clinical Focus


  • MD, Duke University

  • BS, Yale University

  • Internship, Internal Medicine
    St. Mary's Hospital & Medical Ctr.

  • Residency, Anesthesiology
    University of California - San Francisco

  • Fellowship, Pain Management
    Stanford University Hospital


    Dr. Malhotra completed his undergraduate studies in Neurobiology at Yale University, after which he attended the Duke University School of Medicine and then completed residency and subspecialty fellowship training in Anesthesiology and Pain Management at the University of California, San Francisco and Stanford University.  He is board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine.


    Dr. Malhotra treats many acute and chronic pain conditions with a focus on preventing the development of chronic pain after surgery or injury.  He has a particular interest in ultrasound and fluoroscopy-guided procedures to diagnose and treat spine, nerve, and joint pains.  These include medial branch blocks, facet blocks, pulsed and ablative radiofrequency, epidural steroid injections, transforaminal injections, caudal injections, joint injections (sacroiliac, shoulder, knee, hip), nerve injections (occipital, supraorbital, infraorbital, trigeminal, brachial plexus and arm branches, lumbar plexus and leg branches, ilioinguinal, iliohypogastric, genitofemoral, transversus abdominis plane, intercostals, suprascapular), trochanteric bursa injections, carpal and tarsal tunnel injections, muscle-specific trigger point injections, botulinum toxin, sympathetic plexus blocks (stellate, lumbar, celiac, superior hypogastric, ganglion impar), and spinal cord stimulation.


    In addition to interventions, Dr. Malhotra strives to optimize medication regimens and physical activity using evidence-based guidelines in order to return patients to their maximal level of functioning.


    Dr. Malhotra has published multiple peer-reviewed journal articles, reviews, and textbook chapters on pain and anesthesiology and has presented lectures, posters, and led problem-based discussion groups on these topics at several meetings including the American Society of Anesthesiologists national meeting and the New York Society of Anesthesiologists Post-Graduate Assembly.


  • 2012 -
    Chief Fellow
    Stanford University Division of Pain Management

  • 2011 -
    Mark A. Rosen Resident Scholarship Award
    University of California, San Francisco

  • 2006 -
    Senior Medical Student Merit Scholarship
    Duke University School of Medicine

  • 2006 -
    Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
    Duke University School of Medicine

  • 2005 -
    Eugene Stead Research Scholarship
    Duke University School of Medicine

  • 2002 -
    Distinction in Neurobiology
    Yale University

  • 2002 -
    Summa Cum Laude
    Yale University

  • 2001 -
    Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
    Yale University


Chronic postsurgical pain (CPSP)

Dr. Malhotra conducts clinical research on risk factors and interventions that influence acute postsurgical pain and the development of chronic postsurgical pain (CPSP).  He is particularly interested in the early diagnosis and treatment of pain conditions to prevent the development of intractable chronic pain.


Malhotra A, Mackey S. Outcomes in Pain Medicine: A Brief Review. Pain and Therapy 2012; 1(5).

Malhotra V, Sudheendra V, O'Hara J, Malhotra A. Anesthesia and the Renal and Genitourinary Systems: Urogenital Pain Syndromes. In:.

Malhotra A, Malhotra V. Quality of Care and Patient Safety. In:.

Malhotra A, Malhotra V, Rawal N. Perioperative Pain Management. In:.

Zhu S, Malhotra A, Zhang L, Deng S, Zhang T, Freedman N, Storms R, Peppel K, Goldschmidt-Clermont P, Dong C. Human umbilical cord blood endothelial progenitor cells decrease vein graft neointimal hyperplasia in SCID mice. Atherosclerosis 2010; 212(1).

Malhotra A, Shi Y, Jalota L, Hornuss C, Apfel C. Smoking is a risk factor for severe postoperative pain after ambulatory surgery.;.

Malhotra A, Foss J, Jalota L, Viscusi E, Apfel C. Effect of Alvimopan on Opioid-Induced Nausea.;.

Malhotra V, Malhotra A. Nephrectomy/Radical Nephrectomy. In:.

Apfel C, Cakmakkaya O, Grings G, Kranke P, Malhotra A, Stader A, Turan A, Biedler A, Kolodzie K. Droperidol has comparable clinical efficacy against both nausea and vomiting. Br J Anaesth 2009; 103(3).

Jokela R, Cakmakkaya O, Danzeisen O, Korttila K, Kranke P, Malhotra A, Paura A, Radke O, Sessler D, Soikkeli A, Roewer N, Apfel C. Ondansetron has similar clinical efficacy against both nausea and vomiting. Anaesthesia 2009; 64(2).

Apfel C, Malhotra A, Leslie J. The role of neurokinin-1 receptor antagonists for the management of postoperative nausea and vomiting. Curr Opin Anesth 2008; 21(4).

Apfel C, Malhotra A. Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting: Current Thinking and New Directions [review]. ASA Refresher Courses in Anesthesiology 2008; 36(1).

McKay RE, Malhotra A, Cakmakkaya OS, Hall KT, McKay WR, Apfel CC. Effect of increased body mass index and anaesthetic duration on recovery of protective airway reflexes after sevoflurane vs desflurane. British journal of anaesthesia 2010 Feb; 104(2).

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Dr. Malhotra did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2015 and/or 2016: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

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