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Basavana Goudra, MD Physician

Clinical Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care

Dr. Goudra is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Anesthesiology

Programs & Centers:

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

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

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: Cork University Hospital
Residency: Mercy 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 employed by Penn Medicine.

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:

Goudra Basavana: Big Sleep: Beyond Propofol Sedation During GI Endoscopy. Digestive diseases and sciences 64 (1): 1-3,2019.

Goudra Basavana, Gouda Divakara, Gouda Gowri, Singh Akash, Balu Alan, Gouda Prabhakara: Possible Bias in the Publication Trends of High Impact Factor Anesthesiology and Gastroenterology Journals -An Analysis of 5 Years' Data. Anesthesia, essays and researches 12 (3): 611-617,2018.

Goudra BG, Duggan M, Chidambaran V, Venkata HP, Duggan E, Powell M, Singh PM: Anesthesiology: A Practical Approach Springer 1 (1): 1-998,2018.

Brohan Janette, Goudra Basavana G: The Role of GABA Receptor Agonists in Anesthesia and Sedation. CNS drugs 31 (10): 845-856,2017.

Basu D, Singh PM, Tiwari A, Goudra B.: Meta-analysis comparing radial versus femoral approach in patients 75 years and older undergoing percutaneous coronary procedures. Indian Heart J 69 (5): 580-588,2017.

Singh Preet Mohinder, Panwar Rajesh, Borle Anuradha, Mulier Jan P, Sinha Ashish, Goudra Basavana: Perioperative analgesic profile of dexmedetomidine infusions in morbidly obese undergoing bariatric surgery: a meta-analysis and trial sequential analysis. Surgery for obesity and related diseases : official journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery 13 (8): 1434-1446,2017.

Goudra Basavana, Shah Dipal, Balu Ganesh, Gouda Gowri, Balu Alan, Borle Anuradha, Singh Preet Mohinder: Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Chronic Pain: A Meta-analysis. Anesthesia, essays and researches 11 (3): 751-757,2017.

Basavana Goudra, Gowri Gouda, Anuradha Borle, Akash Singh, Ashish Sinha, Preet Mohinder Singh: Safety of Non-Anesthesia provider administered propofol (NAAP) sedation in non-advanced GI endoscopic procedures: A Meta-analysis Saudi J Gastroenterol Off J Saudi Gastroenterol Assoc. 3 : 2017.

Mohinder Singh P, Panwar R, Borle A, Mulier JP, Sinha A, Goudra B.: Perioperative analgesic profile of dexmedetomidine infusions in morbidly obese undergoing bariatric surgery- A meta-analysis and trial sequential analysis. Surg Obes Relat Dis : 2017.

Goudra Basavana, Singh Preet Mohinder: Reply to "State of the Art in Airway Management During GI Endoscopy: The Missing Pieces". Digestive diseases and sciences 62 (5): 1388-1389,2017.

Academic Contact Info

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

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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