Basavana Goudra, MD, FRCA, FCARCSI

Assistant Professor
Department of Anesthesia
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA


Dr. Goudra is an Anesthesiologist at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA. He has published many scientific and review papers.
In addition he has invented medical devices (Goudra Bite Block, Goudra Airway and Goudra Mask Airway, details at and holds international patents. He has authored many book chapters and currently in the process of editing a book out of operating room anesthesia-a comprehensive review, to be published by springer by June 2016.

Research Interest

His research interests includes: Out of operating room anesthesia with a special emphasis on endoscopy sedation and anesthesia.

Scientific Activities


• (1992) All India rank 21, All India Post Graduate Entrance Examination conducted by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences


1. Goudra B, Singh PM, Gouda G, Borle A, Carlin A, Yadwad A. Propofol and non-propofol based sedation for outpatient colonoscopy-prospective comparison of depth of sedation using an EEG based SED Line monitor. J Clin Monit Comput. 2015.
2. Goudra B, Nuzat A, Singh PM, Gouda GB, Carlin A, Manjunath AK. Cardiac Arrests in Patients Undergoing Gastrointestinal Endoscopy: A Retrospective Analysis of 73,029 Procedures. Saudi J Gastroenterol 2015. doi:10.4103/1319-3767.164202
3. Goudra B, Singh P. Anesthesia for gastrointestinal endoscopy: A subspecialty in evolution? Saudi J Anaesth. 2015. doi: 10.4103/1658-354X.154691
4. Goudra BG, Singh PM, Borle A, Farid N, Harris K. Anesthesia for Advanced Bronchoscopic Procedures: State-of-the-Art Review. Lung. 2015; 193(4): 453-465. doi:10.1007/s00408-015-9733-7.
5. Goudra BG, Singh PM, Gouda G, et al. Safety of Non-anesthesia Provider-Administered Propofol (NAAP) Sedation in Advanced Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Procedures: Comparative Meta-analysis of Pooled Results. Dig Dis Sci. 2015. doi:10.1007/s10620-015-3608-x.
6. Singh PM, Arora S, Borle A, Varma P, Trikha A, Goudra BG. Evaluation of Etomidate for seizure duration in Electroconvulsive therapy: A Systematic review and Meta-analysis. Journal of ECT. 2015.
7. Goudra BG, Mouli C, Singh PM, Sandur V. Goudra bite block for upper gastrointestinal endoscopy. Journal of Research in Medical Sciences. 2014; 19(11): 1112.
8. Goudra BG, Galvin E, Singh PM, Lions J. Effect of site selection on pain of intravenous cannula insertion: A prospective randomised study. Indian Journal of Anesthesia. 2014; 58(6): 732-735. doi:10.4103/0019-5049.147166.
9. Goudra BG, Singh PM, Galvin E. Comparison of compliance of glove use between anesthesia providers (attending anesthesiologists, anesthesia nurses and resident trainees): A prospective blinded observational study. AANA Journal. 2014; 82(5): 363-367.
10. Goudra BG, Singh PM, Carlin A, Manjunath AK, Reihmer J, Gouda GB, et al. Effect of Gum Chewing on the Volume and pH of Gastric Contents: A Prospective Randomized Study. Dig Dis Sci. 2014. doi:10.1007/s10620-014-3404-z.
11. Goudra B. Singh P. Propofol alternatives in gastrointestinal endoscopy anesthesia. Saudi J Anaesth. 2014; 8(4): 540-545. doi:10.4103/1658-354X.140893.
12. Goudra B, Singh P. Remimazolam: The future of its sedative potential. Saudi J Anaesth. 2014; 8(3): 388-391. doi: 10.4103/1658-354X.136627.
13. Goudra BG, Singh PM. SEDASYS, sedation, and the unknown. J Clin Anesth. 2014. doi:10.1016/j.jclinane.2014.02.003
14. Singh P, Goudra B, Sinha A, Arora S. Changing trends of hemodynamic monitoring in ICU-from invasive to non-invasive methods: Are we there yet?. Int J Crit Illn Inj Sci. 2014; 4(2): 167. doi:10.4103/2229-5151.134185.
15. Goudra B, Chandramouli M, Singh P, Sandur V. Goudra ventilating bite block to reduce hypoxemia during endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography. Saudi J Anaesth. 2014; 8(2): 299. doi:10.4103/1658-354X.130756
16. Goudra BG, Kronish K, Wong S, Ni J. Intubation difficulties in a patient with an esophageal foreign body. J ClinAnesth. 2014. doi:10.1016/j.jclinane.2013.11.009.
17. Goudra B, Singh PM. ERCP: The Unresolved Question of Endotracheal Intubation. Dig Dis Sci. 2013. doi:10.1007/s10620-013-2931-3.
18. Goudra BG, Singh PM, Sinha AC. Anesthesia for ERCP: Impact of Anesthesiologist’s Experience on Outcome and Cost. Anesthesiol Res Pract. 2013. doi:10.1155/2013/570518
19. Goudra B, Singh P, Sinha A. Outpatient endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography: Safety and efficacy of anesthetic management with a natural airway in 653 consecutive procedures. Saudi J Anaesth. 2013; 7(3): 259. doi:10.4103/1658-354X.115334
20. Goudra B, Singh P. Remifentanil in labor. J Obstet Anaesth Crit Care. 2013; 3(2): 74.
21. Goudra BG, Singh PM, Manjunath AK, et al. Effectiveness of high dose remifentanil in preventing coughing and laryngospasm in non-paralyzed patients for advanced bronchoscopic procedures. Ann Thorac Med. 2014; (9): 23-28. doi:10.4103/1817-1737.124437
22. Goudra BG. Comparison of Acoustic Respiration Rate, Impedance Pneumography and Capnometry Monitors for Respiration Rate Accuracy and Apnea Detection during GI Endoscopy Anesthesia. Open J Anesthesiol. 2013; 3(2): 74-79.
23. Goudra BG, Singh PM. Vitamin D and anesthesia: Is our present knowledge sufficient?. J AnaesthesiolClinPharmacol. 2014; 30(1): 19.
24. Goudra BGB, Singh PM. Cardiac arrests during endoscopy with anesthesia assistance. JAMA Intern Med. 2013; 173(17): 1659-1660. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.8756.
25. Goudra BG, Singh PM, Sinha A. Providing anesthesia in a remote location for radiation oncology in an adult – Problems and solutions. J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol. 2014; 30(1): 114-116. doi:10.4103/0970-9185.125725.
26. Goudra BG, Singh PM, Chandrasekhara V. SEDASYS(®), Airway, Oxygenation, and Ventilation: Anticipating and Managing the Challenges. Dig Dis Sci. 2014. doi:10.1007/s10620-013-2996-z.
27. Goudra BG, Singh PM. Clinical perspective on statistical equivalence. J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol. 2013; 29(4): 457-458.
28. Sinha AC, Singh PM, Williams NW, Ochroch EA, Goudra BG. Aprepitant’s prophylactic efficacy in decreasing postoperative nausea and vomiting in morbidly obese patients undergoing bariatric surgery. Obes Surg. 2014; 24(2): 225-231. doi:10.1007/s11695-013-1065-1.
29. Goudra BG, Singh PM, Penugonda LC, Speck RM, Sinha AC. Significantly reduced hypoxemic events in morbidly obese patients undergoing gastrointestinal endoscopy: Predictors and practice effect. J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol. 2014; 30(1): 71-77. doi:10.4103/0970-9185.125707
30. Goudra BG, Penugonda LC, Sinha A. A novel way of anesthetizing and maintaining airway/ventilation in an ultra-morbidly obese patient presenting for upper GI endoscopy. J Clin Anesth. 2012; 24(7): 604-605. doi:10.1016/j.jclinane.2012.02.002.
31. Goudra BG, Ortego A, Selassie M, Sinha AC. Lessons from providing total intravenous anesthesia (TIVA) to a morbidly obese patient (294 kg [648 lbs], body mass index 85.5 kg/m2). J ClinAnesth. 2013; 25(5): 428-429. doi:10.1016/j.jclinane.2013.03.008
32. Goudra BG, Singh PM. Anesthesia for gastrointestinal endoscopy in patients with left ventricular assist devices: initial experience with 68 procedures. Ann Card Anaesth. 2013; 16(4): 250-256. doi:10.4103/0971-9784.119167
33. Sinha AC, Purohit M, Singh PM, Goudra BG. Difficult mask ventilation: Tegaderm for sealing a patient’s fate! J ClinAnesth. 2013. doi:10.1016/j.jclinane.2013.07.009
34. Goudra BG, Penugonda LC, Sinha AC. Intra-lingual succinylcholine for the treatment of adult laryngospasm in the absence of IV access. J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol. 2013; 29(3): 426-427. doi:10.4103/0970-9185.117102.
35. Sinha AC, Goudra BG. Bigger and bigger challenges: Evidence-based or expert-opinion based practice? J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol. 2013; 29(1): 4-5. doi:10.4103/0970-9185.105780
36. Goudra BG, Singh PM. Best of both worlds-endotracheal intubation without paralysis. J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol. 2014; 30(2): 172.
37. Khan JA, Rafi M, Goudra B. Malfunctioning dual valve antireflux Y-connector set. J Clin Anesth. 2007;19(7):563-4.
38. Gouda BB, Lydon AM, Badhe A, Shorten GD. A comparison of the effects of ranitidine and omeprazole on volume and pH of gastric contents in elective surgical patients. Eur J Anaesthesiol. 2004; 21(4): 260-264.
39. Shorten G, Dolovich M, Kuang A, Rhem R, Gouda B, Monkman S, et al. Safety and efficiency of metered dose inhaler delivery of salbutamol in the intubated rabbit. Crit Care Med. 2000; 28(4): 1055-1058.