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Viviana Ruiz Barros

Viviana F. Ruiz Barros, MD

  • Pediatric Anesthesia

Viviana Ruiz Barros, M.D., is a board-certified pediatric anesthesiologist at Shriners Northern California, where she specializes in pediatric and regional anesthesia for orthopedic, burn and general surgeries.

Dr. Ruiz Barros is committed to providing excellent, compassionate, evidence-based care to all of her patients. She recognizes the privilege that is caring for children and adolescents during some of their hardest times, and strives to create a positive experience for them and their families.

Dr. Ruiz Barros is delighted to practice at Shriners Children's. Her interests include student mentoring and outreach, gender equity and inclusion, professional development and leadership. She is fluent in Spanish and (basic) Portuguese.

Pediatric Care

More About Me

Board Certifications
  • American Board of Anesthesiology, Anesthesiology, Pediatric Anesthesiology
  • American Board of Anesthesiology, Anesthesiology, Anesthesiology - General
Education and Training

Medical Education
UC Davis School of Medicine
Sacramento, CA
United States of America

Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, OR
United States of America

Stanford Hospital and Clinics (SHC)
Standford , CA
United States of America

Academic Positions and Locations

University of California, Davis

Leadership and Memberships
  • 2021 – Present: Member, California Society of Anesthesiologists
  • 2018 – Present: Member, Society for Pediatric Anesthesia
  • 2016 – Present: Member, American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • 2016 – Present: Member, American Medical Association
Awards and Honors
  • 2019 – 2020: Chief Anesthesia Resident, Oregon Health & Science University
  • 2014: Medical Student Research Fellowship Grant, University of California, Davis
  • 2012: National Hispanic Health Foundation Scholarship for Outstanding Leadership
  • 2009: I.L. Chaikoff Award, Outstanding Achievement & Excellence in Research
Providers Academic Works And Presentations Accordion Title
  • Presentation: Stanford/Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Division of Pediatric Anesthesiology; Fire and Laser Safety in the Operating Room (09/2020)
  • Presentation: OHSU Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine; Reducing Perioperative Infections; More Than Scrubbing Hubs (11/2018)
  • Presentation: 71st American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions; The Effect of Diet on Endogenous Glucose Production and Lipolysis in Obese Pregnant Women (06/2011)
  • Presentation: Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students; Visceral Fat Thickness and Insulin Resistance in Obese Pregnant Women (11/2008)


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