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The latest information about the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, including vaccine clinics for children ages 6 months and older.

La información más reciente sobre el nuevo Coronavirus de 2019, incluidas las clínicas de vacunación para niños de 6 meses en adelante.


Travis Reece-Nguyen, MD, MPH

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Work and Education

Professional Education

Joe and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine at UT San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, 05/02/2014


University of Washington Dept of Anesthesiology, Seattle, WA, 06/24/2015


University of Washington Dept of Anesthesiology, Seattle, WA, 06/30/2018


Stanford University Anesthesiology Fellowships, Stanford, CA, 07/31/2019

Board Certifications

Anesthesia, American Board of Anesthesiology

Pediatric Anesthesia, American Board of Anesthesiology



All Publications

Marching Toward Utopia: Mentor-Mentee Relationship Devoid of Race or Gender Considerations. Anesthesia and analgesia Garcia-Marcinkiewicz, A., Reece-Nguyen, T., Nafiu, O. O. 2023; 137 (4): 744-746

View details for DOI 10.1213/ANE.0000000000006621

View details for PubMedID 37712464

Perioperative Considerations for Gender-Affirming Surgery CURRENT ANESTHESIOLOGY REPORTS van Rooyen, C., Aquino, N. J., Tollinche, L. E., Reece-Nguyen, T. L. 2023
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Within the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia: a Mixed Methods Assessment. Paediatric anaesthesia Reece-Nguyen, T. L., Lee, H. H., Garcia-Marcinkiewicz, A. G., Szolnoki, J., Fernandez, A. M., Mukkamala, S., Lalwani, K., Deutsch, N., Jimenez, N. 2023


Leadership of the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia created the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee in 2018 to prioritize diversity work. The Society for Pediatric Anesthesia-Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee implemented a baseline survey of the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia membership in 2020 to assess demographics, equity in leadership, inclusivity, and attitudes toward diversity work. The Society for Pediatric Anesthesia plays a significant role in shaping the future of pediatric anesthesiology and in supporting our diverse pediatric patients.This study is an IRB-exempt, cross-sectional survey of the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia membership. Quantitative analysis provided descriptive statistics of demographics, practice characteristics, and involvement within the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia. Qualitative thematic analysis provided an in-depth assessment of perceptions of diversity, challenges faced, and prioritization of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion efforts within the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia.Out of 3,242 Society for Pediatric Anesthesia members, 1,232 completed the survey representing 38% of overall membership. Respondents were 89.2% United States members, 52.7% female, 55.7% non-Hispanic White, 88.6% heterosexual, 95.7% non-military, 59.2% religious, and 2.1% have an Americans with Disabilities Act recognized disability. All major United States geographical areas were represented equally with 71% practicing in urban areas and 67% in academic settings. Ethnic/racial minorities were more likely to be international medical graduates (p<0.001). Among United States members, 41.5% report being fluent in a language other than English, and 23.5% of those fluent in another language are certified to interpret. Compared to men, women are less likely to be in leadership roles (p<0.003), but we found no difference in participation and leadership when stratified by race/ethnicity, geography, international medical graduate status, or sexuality. Racial/ethnic minorities (p<0.028), women (p<0.001), and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer members (p<0.044) more frequently hold lower academic rank positions when compared to white, heterosexual, and male members. Half of respondents were unsure whether diversity, equity, and inclusion challenges existed within the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia while the other half demonstrated opposing views. Among those who reported diversity, equity, and inclusion challenges, the themes centered around persistent marginalization, the need for more inclusive policies and increased psychological safety, and lack of leadership diversity.Compared to the diversity of the pediatric population we serve, there are still significant gaps in demographic representation within the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia. As well, there is no consensus among Society for Pediatric Anesthesia membership regarding perceptions of diversity, equity, and inclusion in pediatric anesthesia in the United States. Among those who reported diversity challenges, opportunities for the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia and Anesthesiology Departments to better support minoritized members included bolstering workforce diversity efforts and awareness via more inclusive policies, improved psychological safety, and increasing diversity in leadership. If pediatric anesthesiology is like other specialties, gaining consensus and improving diversity in the workforce might advance pediatric anesthesia innovation, quality, and safety for children of all backgrounds in the United States.

View details for DOI 10.1111/pan.14642

View details for PubMedID 36715575

Current challenges faced by transgender and gender-diverse patients and providers in anesthesiology. International anesthesiology clinics Reece-Nguyen, T. L., Tollinche, L., Van Rooyen, C., Roque, R. A. 2023; 61 (1): 26-33

View details for DOI 10.1097/AIA.0000000000000384

View details for PubMedID 36480647

Burnout, Mental Health, and Workplace Discrimination in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, and Asexual Anesthesiologists. Anesthesiology clinics Reece-Nguyen, T., Afonso, A. M., Vinson, A. E. 2022; 40 (2): 245-255


Increasing attention is being paid to both anesthesiologist well-being and commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Sexual minorities (ie, members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, and asexual [LGBTQIA] communities) face many challenges in society and the workplace, including mental health conditions, discrimination, and increased risk for burnout. In this review, we outline the current state of mental health conditions and burnout in sexual minority individuals, discrimination and harassment faced both in society and the workplace, and steps that workplaces can take to become more inclusive and welcoming.

View details for DOI 10.1016/j.anclin.2022.01.002

View details for PubMedID 35659398

Integrated diversity, equity, and inclusion curriculum into pediatric anesthesia fellowship training: Another step forward. Paediatric anaesthesia Murray, A., Reece-Nguyen, T., Caruso, T. J. 1800

View details for DOI 10.1111/pan.14385

View details for PubMedID 34971019

In reply: Regional anesthesia catheter tunnelling: a simpler approach. Canadian journal of anaesthesia = Journal canadien d'anesthesie Reece-Nguyen, T., Lin, C., Tsui, B. C. 2019

View details for DOI 10.1007/s12630-019-01555-w

View details for PubMedID 31848982

A retrograde tunnelling technique for regional anesthesia catheters: how to avoid the skin bridge. Canadian journal of anaesthesia = Journal canadien d'anesthesie Lin, C. n., Reece-Nguyen, T. n., Tsui, B. C. 2019

View details for DOI 10.1007/s12630-019-01505-6

View details for PubMedID 31617068