Bangalore Medical College
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), 1993 -1998
Bangalore Medical College
Clinical Internship, 1998-1999
University of Arkansas Medical Sciences College of Medicine
Anesthesiology Residency Program, 2003-2006
University of Arkansas Medical Sciences College of Medicine
Transitional Year, 2002-2003
University of Arkansas Medical Sciences College of Medicine
Pediatric Anesthesiology and Pediatric Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship, 2006-2007

Areas of Interest

Research Interests

Current Grants


1.Principal Investigator: Impact of Isoproterenol Infusion on Bispectral Index Values in Pediatric Patients Undergoing Electrophysiological Studies Under General Anesthesia. (IRB # HSC-MS-12-0597 Issued 10/18/2012)

2. Mentor and Co-Investigator: Perioperative Use of Dexmedetomidine and Incidence of Postoperative Tachyarrhythmias in Patients Undergoing Congenital Heart Defect Repairs. (Principal Investigator, Dr Yulia Turiy, IRB # HSC-MS-13-0168, 05/02/2013)

3. Co-Investigator: Ultrasound confirmation of endotracheal tube location using a saline filled cuff. (Principal Investigator, Dr Atim Uya, IRB HSC-MS-13-0324, 09/19/2013)

4. Principal Investigator: Functional Fibrinogen in Pediatric Patients undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass. (IRB HSC-MS-13-0647, Approved 11/06/2013)



1. Gautam, N.K., Rafique, M. and Numan, M.: Impact of isoproterenol on BIS values in children undergoing EP studies under general anesthesia.  Society of Pediatric Anesthesia, 2013


Refereed Articles

1. Gautam, N., Schmitz, M.L., Harrison, D., Zabala, L.M., Killebrew, P., Belcher, R.H., Prodhan, P., McKamie, W. and Norvell, D.C. Impact of protamine dose on activated clotting time and thromboelastography in infants and small children undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass. Anaesth. 23:233-241, 2013



1. Schmitz, M.L., Ullah, S., Watkins, W.B., Zabala, L.M., White, M.W., and Gautam, N.K.: Manual: Pediatric Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology: Guide to Almost Anything “Cardiac”.  Physician Manual for Arkansas Children’s Hospital, December 2008


Book Chapters

Accepted for Publication: (2013)

1. Gautam and M Rafique: Anesthesia for the neonate with congenital heart disease. In Perinatal Cardiology. Minneapolis: CardioText ISBN 978-1-935395-93-5

2. N Gautam: 10 year old with Hemorrhage in the PACU following Tonsillectomy. In Morgan Mikhail Clinical Anesthesiology/ Clinical Anesthesiology Case Studies (5th Ed). McGraw-Hill Medical.