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

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

Marla B. Ferschl, M.D.

Associate Professor, Anesthesia

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...

Jennifer Lucero, M.D.

Associate Professor, Anesthesia

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...