Monica Vavilala, MD
Co-Chair, Council of Centers
Dr. Vavilala is Professor and Vice Chair for Strategic Affairs in the Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine and Director of the Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center at the University of Washington. Her work considers health at the level of the individual, the community, and the health system, using both qualitative and quantitative methodologies, with an emphasis on injury control.
Her research interests include traumatic brain injury and pediatric trauma, specifically linking treatment of acute care with long term outcome. She has been principal investigator in recent studies examining changes in systemic hemodynamics, cerebral blood flow and cerebral autoregulation after pediatric traumatic brain injury.
Dr. Vavilala received her medical degree and completed her pediatrics residency at the University of Texas, and completed her residency in anesthesiology at the University of Washington.