Atsuko Baba


Medical Director, Pediatric Prepare Program
Pediatric anesthesiologist

Dr. Atsuko Baba is a specialist in pediatric anesthesiology. She was instrumental in launching the Pediatric Prepare Program, which helps ensure that children are both emotionally and physically prepared for surgery, and serves as its medical director. She has a particular interest in anesthesia for trauma.

Baba earned her medical degree at the George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences. She completed a residency in anesthesiology at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. She completed a fellowship in trauma anesthesia and worked at the University of Maryland Medical Center's R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center. She also completed a fellowship in pediatric anesthesia and served on the staff of Children's National Hospital. She joined UCSF in 2001.

  • Education

    George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences, MD, 1994

  • Residencies

    Georgetown University, Anesthesiology, 1998

  • Fellowships

    University of Maryland, Trauma Anesthesia, 1999

    Children's National Hospital, Pediatric Anesthesia, 2000

Clinics I work with


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Pre-Surgery Clinic

Pre-Surgery Clinic

San Francisco / Oakland / Walnut Creek

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