Tanya Anand, MD, MPH, is a clinical assistant professor of surgery with the University of Arizona Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma, Critical Care, Burn & Emergency Surgery.
Originally from southern California, Dr. Anand attained her undergraduate degree from Loma Linda University and worked for several years as a licensed clinical laboratory scientist. She simultaneously completed her MPH, with an interest in health policy and epidemiology, at the University of Southern California. She then completed medical school, graduating magna cum laude, at St. George’s University in Grenada, WI, followed by residency at Kern Medical Center in Bakersfield, CA. Her interest in trauma, acute care surgery, and critical care led her to complete a 2-year fellowship at the UAZ DoS.
Dr. Anand’s research interests are diverse but revolve around improving all aspects of care of critically ill trauma, acute care, and burn patients. In particular, she is interested in understanding the impact of inflammation upon resuscitation and glycocalyx integrity in the critically ill trauma patient. She also has a passion for exploring avenues to improve patient equity in health care access. Dr. Anand is certified by the American Board of Surgery in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care and obtained a certification in Advanced Trauma Life Support, among other clinical certifications. She is a member of multiple professional societies, including the American College of Surgeons, Association of Women Surgeons, and the American Medical Association.