Dr. Metta Rajasekhar

Dr. Metta Rajasekhar

Assistant Professor, ANAESTHESIOLOGY

Designation : Assistant Professor

Qualification :

MBBS (2013) from Andhra Medical College, Visakhapatnam,

MD in Anesthesiology and Critical Care (2018) from Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS), Hyderabad.

Email :rajasekhar@aiimsmangalagiri.edu.in

Area of Interest

  • Pain and Palliative Care,


    Regional Anesthesia,

    Cardiac Anesthesia,

    Critical Care,

    Trauma, CPR.


  • Life member of Indian Society of Anesthesiology (ISA)

    Life member in Indian Society for the Study of Pain (ISSP)

    Life member in All India Difficult Airway association (AIDAA)

Honors / Awards

Topper of the batch in MD Anesthesiology in NIMS, Hyderabad.

Books / Chapters

‘Anesthesia for Organ Donation’ in Essentials of Anesthesia & Critical Care, Second edition, Editors: Anshul Jain, Pradeep Bhatia ISBN: 978-93-5696-292-7


  1. Role of intravenous Dexmedetomidine in the prevention and treatment of shivering in pregnant patients undergoing caesarean section under central neuraxial blockade: A systematic review and meta-analysis (Accepted, Oct 2023)


  1. Nikhar, S.A., Metta, R., Nimmagadda, R. et al. Does the systemic rise in serum lactate levels correlate to free flap failure in head and neck reconstructive surgeries—series of cases. Ain-Shams J Anesthesiol 15, 73 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1186/s42077-023-00370-2


  1. Pratyusha AC, Prasad CRK, Rajasekhar M, Ranganathan G. Evaluation of perioperative renal function in elderly patients with administration of hydroxyethyl starch (130/0.4) in below umbilicus orthopaedic surgery – Randomised controlled trial. Indian J Anaesth. 2023 May;67(5):463-466. doi: 10.4103/ija.ija_626_22


  1. Biyani G, Metta R. Is there enough evidence to recommend routine use of preprocedural ultrasound for neuraxial blockade?. Indian Anaesth Forum 2022;23:1-2


  1. Biyani G, Metta R. Sensory blocks for knee surgery: The dawn of a new era. Indian Anaesth Forum 2022;23:81-2


  1. Eeshwar M V, Metta R, Biyani G. Use of ultrasound in pediatric airway: Revisiting the past, reviewing the present, and recommending for the future. Indian Anaesth Forum 2022;23:83-90


  1. Sadik M, Biyani G, Metta R, Dang D. Which Airway Pressure Determines Air Leakage While Using a Laryngeal Mask Airway Device? Anesth Analg. 2023 Jun 1;136(6):e30-e31. doi: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000006401


  1. Bhatia, Pradeep; Metta, Rajasekhar,. Rebound pain: Undesired, yet unexplored. Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology 38(4):p 527-528, Oct–Dec 2022. | DOI: 10.4103/joacp.joacp_435_22


  1. Rajasekhar M, Yadav M, Kulkarni D, Gopinath R. Comparison of hemodynamic responses to laryngoscopy and intubation using Macintosh or McCoy or C-MAC laryngoscope during uniform depth of anesthesia monitored by entropy. J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol 2020;36:391-7.


  1. Anne Kiran Kumar, Kaluvala Prasad Rao, Metta Rajasekhar, Anyapu Praveena, Jillella Sindhuja, Gopinath Ramchandran. The haemodynamic effects of thiopentone/propofol and combined use of low dose thiopentone and propofol on induction and intubation – a three modality comparative study. International Journal of Contemporary Medical Research 2018;5(7):G4-G10