Atsuko Baba, MD

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.


Pediatric Prepare Program
1825 Fourth St., Sixth Floor, 6B
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-1150
Fax: (415) 353-8800

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


Georgetown University, Anesthesiology 1998


University of Maryland, Trauma Anesthesia 1999
Children's National Hospital, Pediatric Anesthesia 2000