Sivasenthil (Siva) Arumugam, MD, FASA

Anesthesiology, University of Massachusetts, Worcester, MA
Anesthesiology, Madras Medical College, Madras, India

University of Connecticut, Farmington, CT

Medical School
Madras Medical College, India

American Board of Anesthesiology

Professional Organizations
American Society of Anesthesiologists
American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Management
CT State Society of Anesthesiologists

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Guidelines, Adaptatios and Lessons during COVID-19 Pandemic. Woolley K, Smith R, Arumugam S. Ethics, Medicine and Public Health, available online June 2020. 

Local Anesthetic Systemic Toxicity (LAST) – a Review and Update. Arumugam S, Contino V, Kolli S. Curr Anesthesiol Rep 10, 2020, 218–226. 

Safety and Efficacy of Continuous Femoral Nerve Catheter with Single shot Sciatic Nerve Block vs Epidural Catheter Anesthesia for Same-Day Bilateral Total Knee Arthroplasty. Patel N, Solovyova O, Matthews G, Arumugam S, Sinha SK, Lewis CG. J Arthroplasty, 2015, 30(2), 330-334. 

Local Infiltration Analgesia Followed by Continuous Infusion of Local Anesthetic Solution for Total Hip Arthroplasty: A Prospective, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study. JBJS Am, 2013 Nov 06; 95(21): 1935-1941.

Femoral Nerve Block with Selective Tibial Nerve Block Provides Effective Analgesia Without Foot Drop After Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Prospective, Randomized, Observer-Blinded Study. Sinha SK, Abrams JH, Arumugam S, D’Alessio J, Freitas DG, Barnett JT, Weller RS. Anesth Analg, 2012; 115:202-206

Leadership Role(s)
Past President, CT State Society of Anesthesiologists
Site Director, UCONN Anesthesiology Residency Program
Chief of Anesthesiology, Western Connecticut Orthopedic Surgery Center

Professional Interests
Dr. Arumugam specializes in Regional anesthesia and acute pain management. Interests include pain management with minimal opioids, Point of care ultrasound, same-day surgeries and teaching anesthesiology.

Personal Interests
Enjoys running, hiking, traveling and photography.

Why did you decide to become a physician?
I chose to specialize in Anesthesiology as it involves caring for patients at their vulnerable and stressful period. Involves acute and emergent care for patients.

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