Dr. Vanna Soonthon-Brant is board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology. She joined Valley Children’s from San Diego, where she was a staff anesthesiologist at Children’s Hospital San Diego, and an Assistant Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology and a member of the Cardiac and Pediatric Anesthesia Teams at University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Medical Center. She has provided her expertise as a volunteer anesthesiologist on medical missions to Mexico and South America. She also assisted the San Diego Zoo with specialty anesthesia care.
Dr. Soonthon-Brant maintains active membership in professional societies including the International Anesthesia Research Society, the American Society of Anesthesiologists, and the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia. Her work has been published in professional journals including “The American Surgeon” and “Anesthesia and Analgesia.”
A graduate from the University of Southern California, School of Medicine in Los Angeles, where she was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Medical Society, Dr. Soonthon-Brant completed her internal medicine internship at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Long Beach, Calif. She completed her anesthesiology residency at UCSD where she served as Chief Resident. Dr. Soonthon-Brant did a fellowship in pediatric anesthesia at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. She also completed a junior faculty mentoring fellowship in faculty development at the National Center of Leadership in Academic Medicine, UCSD.
Dr. Soonthon-Brant spends her free time with her husband Adam, a neurosurgeon in Fresno, and their two daughters. She speaks fluent Thai.
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