Anesthesiologists

The anesthesiologist will meet with you before surgery to discuss your medical history and previous anesthetic history. He will administer anesthesia during your surgery and monitor you and your baby throughout the surgical procedure. After the operation, he will be responsible for your pain management.

For further information regarding anesthesiology please refer to the Department of Anesthesia website.

Our physicians will speak with you at length about your fetus’s condition, the procedure, risks, possible benefits, and possible complications of fetal surgery. They will perform your surgery and manage your postoperative care together with other members of our fetal therapy team.

Charles Cauldwell, M.D.

Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Care
Pediatric Anesthesiologist

Dr. Charles Caldwell is a pediatric anesthesiologist. He came to UCSF Medical Center from the Children's Hospital of Michigan where he was Chairman of the Anesthesia Department. He is a member of the Fetal Treatment Center and delivers anesthesia for fetal surgery. He trained in pediatrics in Seattle and Vancouver, Canada, anesthesia at UCSF and pediatric anesthesia at the Children's Hospital...

Marla B. Ferschl, M.D.

Assistant Clinical Professor
Pediatric Anesthesiologist

Dr. Marla Ferschl is a pediatric anesthesiologist who treats children requiring sedation or anesthesia for procedures, radiologic studies or surgery. She has a special research interest in preoperative evaluations and quality assurance.

Dr. Ferschl earned a medical degree at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. She completed a residency in anesthesiology at UCSF and a...

Errol Lobo, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor
Anesthesia

Dr. Errol Lobo is an Assistant Professor of Anesthesia at UCSF. He received his undergraduate education at the University of San Francisco and his Doctorate in Medicine at the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine. Dr. Lobo also holds a Doctorate in Philosophy from the University of California San Francisco. Dr. Lobo is a former University of California President's Fellow...

Jennifer Lucero, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Anesthesia/Perioperative Care
Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences

Dr. Jennifer Lucero is a physician-scientist who received her medical degree at Yale School of Medicine and then completed training in both Obstetrics/Gynecology and Anesthesia at UCSF. After her anesthesia training, she spent two years completing both an obstetric anesthesia and NIH research fellowship.

She is both a member of the Obstetric Anesthesia and Fetal Anesthesia team and is...

Mark Rollins, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Anesthesia

Dr. Mark Rollins investigates means of improving oxygen delivery both to acute wounds (e.g., maintaining normothermia and administering 100 percent oxygen intraoperatively) and to chronic wounds (e.g., sympathetic blockade, local warming and hyperbaric oxygen therapy). This involves studies in animal models, human volunteers, and patients, along with developing better oxygen measuring...