Bio


Mgbechi Ugonna Erondu, MD MFA is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor for the Department of Anesthesia, Perioperative and Pain Medicine and the department of Palliative Care and Quality of Life at Stanford University and is board-certified in Pediatric Anesthesiology and board-eligible in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Her academic interests include the intersection between fiction writing and medical humanities, perioperative management of pediatric palliative care patients, interdisciplinary care of persons living with sickle cell disease, and equitable and inclusive global health practices.

Clinical Focus


  • Anesthesia
  • Pediatric Anesthesia
  • Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Academic Appointments


Honors & Awards


  • SPA Rising Star, Society for Pediatric Anesthesia (2023)
  • ASA Mentoring Grant Award, American Society of Anesthesiologists (2021)
  • Gold Humanism Award, Gold Humanism Honor Society (2017)
  • Writing and Humanities Program Outstanding Achievement in Creative Writing Award, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine (2016)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations


  • Adjunct Member, ASA Committee on Palliative Care (2023 - Present)
  • Adjunct Member, ASA Committee on Pain Medicine (2023 - Present)
  • Member, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (2022 - Present)
  • Member, Society for Pediatric Anesthesiology (2019 - Present)
  • Member, American Society of Anesthesiologists (2014 - Present)

Professional Education


  • Fellowship: UCSF Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship (2023) CA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Anesthesiology, Pediatric Anesthesia (2022)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Anesthesiology, Anesthesia (2022)
  • Fellowship: Baylor College of Medicine Pediatric Anesthesia Fellowship (2022) TX
  • Residency: Baylor College of Medicine Anesthesiology Residency (2021) TX
  • Medical Education: University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine (2017) IA
  • MFA, Iowa Writers' Workshop, Creative Writing - Fiction (2016)