Anil Sapru, MD

Anil Sapru, MD

  • Pediatric Critical Care Medicine


Dr. Anil Sapru is a Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Critical Care at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He completed his PCCM fellowship and Masters in Advanced Studies in Clinical Research at UCSF in 2004 and stayed on as faculty.

Dr. Sapru's research is focused on studies of pathogenetic and prognostic significance of biological markers in children with critical illnesses. His research program has been funded by the NHLBI and NICHD for over the last 10 years. He is on the scientific steering committee of the Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators (PALISI) and the national steering committee of the NICHD funded Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care Network (CPCCRN). As a principal investigator of CPCCRN leading critical trials in the PICU, he has brought UCLA and UCSF together in participating in clinical trials rolled out by the network.

In addition to being an outstanding critical care physician, with experience in both the PICU and CTICU, Dr. Sapru is also highly regarded for mentoring junior faculty and fellows in their career development and research endeavors. Dr. Sapru is board-certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in General Pediatrics and Pediatric Critical Care.




Medical Board Certification

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Pediatrics, 2004


Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, UCSF School of Medicine, 2004
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Children's Hospital of Buffalo, 1999


Pediatrics, New York Medical College, 2001
Pediatrics, Government Medical College, (GMC), 1984


Government Medical College, (GMC), 1980


MD, Government Medical College, (GMC), 1979

Hospital Affiliations


  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Centivo
  • Cigna
  • First Health
  • Health Net of California
  • Interplan (part of HealthSmart)
  • L.A. Care
  • MultiPlan
  • UFCM Health System
  • Prime Health Services
  • Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)
  • UnitedHealthcare

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