Dr. Sundeep Tumber Named Chair of Department of Anesthesiology

Sundeep S. Tumber, D.O., has been named Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California. Dr. Tumber joined the anesthesiology team at the Northern California Shriners Hospital in August of 2005.   He was drawn to the field of pediatric anesthesiology after he completed his rotation at the Shriners Hospital in Sacramento, as a senior anesthesiology resident at the University of California, Davis.

“I am honored to be part of a team focused on the specialized needs of children.  I find my job as a pediatric anesthesiologist to be extremely rewarding, and I am privileged to provide care for our patients,” said Dr. Tumber.

“I was immediately drawn to Shriners because of the mission, the children, and the opportunity to work with the wonderful medical staff.  I enjoy interacting with the patients during the perioperative period and providing them a safe and comfortable anesthetic.  I work with an excellent team of physicians, nurses, and technicians.  We provide state-of-the-art care to our children here at Shriners,” he added.   

Dr. Tumber was born and raised in Yuba City, CA. He earned his undergraduate degree at UC Davis, where he focused on how nutrition affects health.  He went on to earn his doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine at Midwestern University — Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine.  Dr. Tumber obtained his subspecialty board certification in Pediatric Anesthesiology in 2013.

Board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology, Dr. Tumber is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiology, the California Society of Anesthesiologists, the International Anesthesia Research Society, and the American Osteopathic Association.

Dr. Tumber’s colleagues in the Department of Anesthesiology include Adam Chao, M.D., John K. Liu, M.D., Casey Stondell, M.D., Michael D. Matson, M.D., Sam Tafoya, M.D., and Geneva B. Young, M.D.

Shriners Hospitals for Children is devoted to transforming the lives of children through excellence in treatment, teaching and research.  Located at 2425 Stockton Boulevard in Sacramento, Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California provides care to children with orthopaedic conditions, spinal cord injuries, burns, cleft lip, scars from any cause and other complex surgical needs. Care is provided regardless of the family’s ability to pay. For further information call (916) 453-2000.

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