Avinash  Shukla, MBBS

Senior Associate in Cardiac Anesthesia

Assistant Professor of Anaesthesia

    Contact: 617-355-7737

Medical Services


  • Cardiac Anesthesia Services
  • Anesthesiology Perioperative and Pain Medicine


  • Cardiac Anesthesia Services
To schedule an appointment: Call 617-355-7737

Experience and Education


Medical School, M.B., B.S.

Medicine King's College School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of London, 1989

Residency, Neonatal Intensive Care

St. George's Hospital, 01/92-12/92

Fellowship, Research Fellowship in Intensive Care

The Middlesex Hospital, 03/95-02/96

Fellowship, Pediatric Cardiac Anaesthesia

Boston Children's Hospital, 07/98-06/99

Boston , MA


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  1. Odegard KC, Bergersen L, Thiagarajan R, Clark L, Shukla A, Wypij D, Laussen PC. The frequency of cardiac arrests in patients with congenital heart disease undergoing cardiac catheterization. Anesth Analg. 2014 Jan; 118(1):175-82.
  2. Gaies MG, Langer M, Alexander J, Steil GM, Ware J, Wypij D, Laussen PC, Newburger JW, Goldberg CS, Pigula FA, Shukla AC, Duggan CP, Agus MS. Design and rationale of safe pediatric euglycemia after cardiac surgery: a randomized controlled trial of tight glycemic control after pediatric cardiac surgery. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2013 Feb; 14(2):148-56.
  3. Shukla AC, Almodovar MC. Anesthesia considerations for children with pulmonary hypertension. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2010 Mar; 11(2 Suppl):S70-3.
  4. Bacha EA, Cooper D, Thiagarajan R, Franklin RC, Krogmann O, Deal B, Mavroudis C, Shukla A, Yeh T, Barach P, Wessel D, Stellin G, Colan SD. Cardiac complications associated with the treatment of patients with congenital cardiac disease: consensus definitions from the Multi-Societal Database Committee for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease. Cardiol Young. 2008 Dec; 18 Suppl 2:196-201.
  5. Odegard KC, DiNardo JA, Kussman BD, Shukla A, Harrington J, Casta A, McGowan FX, Hickey PR, Bacha EA, Thiagarajan RR, Laussen PC. The frequency of anesthesia-related cardiac arrests in patients with congenital heart disease undergoing cardiac surgery. Anesth Analg. 2007 Aug; 105(2):335-43.
  6. Bafani E, Shukla AC, DiNardo JA. Unrecognized anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery as a cause of ventricular fibrillation after patent ductus arteriosus ligation in an infant. Anesth Analg. 2007 Jan; 104(1):81-3.
  7. McGowan F, Steven J, Shukla AC. Cardiac Physiology and Pharmacology. A Practice of Anesthesia for Infants and Children. Saunders (in press). 2007.
  8. Harrington JA, Shukla AC, Hickey PR. Anesthesia for treatment of congenital heart disease - a problem orientated approach. Principles and Practice of Anesthesia. McGraw Hill. 2007.
  9. Bafani E, Shukla AC, DiNardo JA. Unrecognized ALCAPA as a cause of ventricular fibrillation following PDA ligation in an infant. Anesthesia and Analgesia. 2007; 104(1):81-3.
  10. Piper HG, Alexander JL, Shukla A, Pigula F, Costello JM, Laussen PC, Jaksic T, Agus MS. Real-time continuous glucose monitoring in pediatric patients during and after cardiac surgery. Pediatrics. 2006 Sep; 118(3):1176-84.
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  12. Koichi Y, Shukla AC, Marks G, McGowan FX. Anesthetic management of left ventricle non-compaction. Presented at the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia Winter Meeting. Fort Myers. 2006.
  13. Bafani E, Shukla AC, DiNardo JA. Unrecognized ALCAPA as a cause of ventricular fibrillation following PDA ligation in an infant. Presented at the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia Winter Meeting. Fort Myers. 2006.
  14. Sarkar M, Laussen PC, Zurakowski D, Shukla A, Kussman B, Odegard KC. Hemodynamic responses to etomidate on induction of anesthesia in pediatric patients. Anesth Analg. 2005 Sep; 101(3):645-50, table of contents.
  15. Agus M, Alexander J, Shukla A, et al. Continuous glucose monitoring in pediatric cardiac patients. Presented at the Joint European and American Pediatric Endocrine Society Meeting. Lyon. 2005.
  16. Shukla AC, McGowan FX. Heart/Lung Transplantation. Smith's Anesthesia for Infants and Children. Mosby. 2005.
  17. Platt M, Broomhead C, Shukla AC. Anaesthesia for the Jehovah's witness undergoing cardiac surgery. In: Arrowsmith JE, editor. Cardiothoracic Srugery. Martin Dunitz ltd. 2002.
  18. Odegard KC, Schure A, Shukla AC, DiNardo JA, Laussen PC. Anesthetic considerations for normothermic caval inflow occlusion. Presented at the Annual Meeting of American Society of Anesthesiologists. Orlando. 2002.
  19. Gruber EM, Shukla AC, Reid RW, Hickey PR, Hansen DD. Synthetic antifibrinolytics are not associated with an increased incidence of baffle fenestration closure after the modified Fontan procedure. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2000 Jun; 14(3):257-9.
  20. Barnard M, Shukla A, Lovell T, Goldstone J. Esophageal-directed pressure support ventilation in normal volunteers. Chest. 1999 Feb; 115(2):482-9.
  21. Hamilton-Davies C, Mythen MG, Salmon JB, Jacobson D, Shukla A, Webb AR. Comparison of commonly used clinical indicators of hypovolaemia with gastrointestinal tonometry. Intensive Care Med. 1997 Mar; 23(3):276-81.
  22. Shukla AC. Sarcoidosis. In: Goldstone JC, Pollard B, editors. Handbook of Clinical Anaesthesia. Churchill Livingstone. 1996.
  23. Shukla AC, Lovell aT, Goldstone J. Oesophageal triggering of pressure support ventilation. Presented at the Intensive Care Society Winter Meeting. 1995.
  24. Shukla AC, Amoroso P. NSAIDs usage in anaesthesia [Editorial]. Current Medical Literature. 1995; 1-5.
  25. Appadurai IR, Shukla AC, Porter B. Brain biopsy in a patient with bullous lung disease. Br J Hosp Med. 1993 Sep 15-Oct 5; 50(6):349.
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