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Basavana Goudra, MD

Basavana Goudra, MD Physician

Dr. Goudra is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties


  • Anesthesiology and Critical Care

Programs & Centers:

Description of Clinical Expertise

Anesthesia and sedation for GI endoscopy and bronchoscopy

Total Intravenous Anesthesia

Practice Locations and Appointments

  • Anesthesia

    Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania 6 Dulles 3400 Spruce Street Philadelphia, PA 19104

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: Bangalore Medical College
Residency: Bangalore Medical College
Residency: Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education
Residency: St. Luke's General Hospital
Residency: Portiuncula Hospital
Residency: Mercy Hospital
Residency: Cork University Hospital
Fellowship: South Infirmary - Victoria Hospital
Fellowship: Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children
Fellowship: St. Vincent University Hospital
Fellowship: Waterford Regional Hospital
Fellowship: St. James Hospital
Fellowship: The Rotunda Hospital
Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center


American Society of Anesthesiologists, National European Society of Anesthesia, International Indian Society of Anaesthesiologists, International International Society for Anesthetic Pharmacology (ISAP)-Life Member, International Royal College of Anaesthetists UK, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Goudra is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Description of Research Expertise:

Improving the safety of Anesthesia/sedation for gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy, colonoscopy and bronchoscopy

Selected Publications:

Singh PM, Borle A, Gouda D, Makkar JK, Arora MK, Trikha A, Sinha A, Goudra B.: Efficacy of palonosetron in postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV)—a meta-analysis. Journal of Clinical Anesthesia. 34 : 459-82,2016.

Goudra Basavana, Singh Preet Mohinder: Forward Progress of Sedation for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Requires Taking a Step Back. Gastroenterology : 2016.

Makkar Jeetinder Kaur, Singh Preet Mohinder, Jain Divya, Goudra Basavana: Particulate vs Non-Particulate Steroids for Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injections: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of the Current Literature. Pain physician 19 (6): 327-40,2016.

Goudra Basavana, Singh Preet Mohinder, Gouda Gowri, Sinha Ashish C: Peroral endoscopic myotomy-initial experience with anesthetic management of 24 procedures and systematic review. Anesthesia, essays and researches 10 (2): 297-300,2016.

Goudra Basavana G, Singh Preet Mohinder, Jackson Maisie, Sinha Ashish C: Epidural chloroprocaine bolus in emergency cesarean section-lessons learned from a near mishap. Journal of anaesthesiology, clinical pharmacology 32 (2): 263-5,2016.

Goudra B, Singh P M, Borle A, Gouda G: Effect of introduction of a new electronic anesthesia record (Epic) system on the safety and efficiency of patient care in a gastrointestinal endoscopy suite-comparison with historical cohort. Saudi journal of anaesthesia 10 (2): 127-31,2016.

Goudra Basavana, Alvarez Adrian, Singh Preet Mohinder: Practical considerations in the development of a nonoperating room anesthesia practice. Current opinion in anaesthesiology : 2016.

Goudra Basavana, Singh Preet Mohinder: Providing Deep Sedation for Advanced Endoscopic Procedures: The Esthetics of Endoscopic Anesthetics. Digestive diseases and sciences 61 (6): 1426-8,2016.

Goudra Basavana, Nuzat Ahmad, Singh Preet Mohinder, Borle Anuradha, Carlin Augustus, Gouda Gowri: Association between Type of Sedation and the Adverse Events Associated with Gastrointestinal Endoscopy: An Analysis of 5 Years' Data from a Tertiary Center in the USA. Clinical endoscopy : 2016.

Singh Preet Mohinder, Borle Anuradha, Shah Dipal, Sinha Ashish, Makkar Jeetinder Kaur, Trikha Anjan, Goudra Basavana Gouda: Optimizing Prophylactic CPAP in Patients Without Obstructive Sleep Apnoea for High-Risk Abdominal Surgeries: A Meta-regression Analysis. Lung 194 (2): 201-17,2016.

Academic Contact Info

Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
680 Dulles, 3400 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104

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