About Raj Neil D. Singhal, MD

Raj Neil D. Singhal, MD, is a board-certified pediatric anesthesiologist. He serves as vice chief of Pain Medicine and research director of Pain Management at Phoenix Children's. He is also a member of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee.

Dr. Singhal enjoys the interdisciplinary approach to pain management offered at Phoenix Children's. He is able to assist with pediatric pain management across many disciplines and can perform interventions for pain management in the clinic and operating room.

After earning his medical degree from the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson, Dr. Singhal completed his residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas - where he was appointed chief resident. He went on to complete a fellowship (serving as chief fellow) that focused on pediatric regional and cardiac anesthesiology at Children's Hospital of Colorado in Denver.

Dr. Singhal is committed to furthering the field of pediatric anesthesiology and pain management. He has conducted extensive research and has shared his findings in a multitude of publications. Dr. Singhal also teaches medical students and has received the Teacher of the Year Award from both the University of Arizona and the Mayo Clinic.

Patients of Dr. Singhal know him as "Dr. Raj." The story behind this name is related to what first sparked his interest in becoming a doctor - a beloved sixth-grade teacher. Mr. Baker jokingly called his student "Dr. Raj," which made him seriously consider medicine. Twelve years after receiving that nickname, he earned his MD.

When not at work, Dr. Singhal enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons. He stays active with golf and biking, and he loves traveling with his family.

Medical School / Education

University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ


Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX


(Pediatric Regional and Cardiac Anesthesiology) Children's Hospital of Colorado, Denver, CO

Pediatric Anesthesiology

American Board of Anesthesiology

Top Doctor Recipient, PHOENIX magazine

Teacher of the Year Award, Mayo Clinic

Teacher of the Year Award, University of Arizona

Professional Affiliations

Valley RCM Physician Liaison

Society for Pediatric Anesthesia

Society for Pediatric Pain Management

Congenital Cardiac Anesthesia Society

American Society of Anesthesiologists

Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee

Envision National Pain Quality Committee

VAPC Renegotiation Committee (chairman)

VAPC Incentive Bonus Subcommittee (chairman)

Valley Anesthesiology Consultants (Board of Directors)

Envision National Clinician Research (steering committee)

Arizona Society of Anesthesiologists (Board of Directors)

Singhal NR, Jerman JD. Semin Pediatr Surg. 2018 Jun; 27(3) 156-160. Epub 2018 May 17. A review of anesthetic considerations and postoperative pain control after the Nuss Procedure.

Singhal NR Pediatric Patients with Chronic Pain in the Emergency Department. Clinical Pediatric Emergency Medicine. Volume 18, Issue 4. December 2017, Pages 292-297.

Singhal NR. Complex Regional Pain Syndrome in Children. Clinical Pediatric Emergency Medicine. Volume 18, Issue 4. December 2017, Pages 303-305.

Singhal NR, et. al. Multimodal Anesthesia with the Addition of Methadone is Superior to Epidural Analgesia: A Retrospective Comparison of Intraoperative Anesthetic Techniques and Pain Management for 124 Pediatric Patients Undergoing the Nuss Procedure. Journal of Pediatric Surgery (2015): 8 Jan 2016.

Singhal NR, Da Cruz EM, Nicolarsen J, Schwartz LI, Merritt GR, Barrett C, Twite MD, Ing RJ. Perioperative management of shock in two fontan patients with plastic bronchitis. Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia. 2013 Mar;17(1):55-60.

Jones JS1, Cotugno RE, Singhal NR, Soares N, Semenova J, Nebar S, Parke EJ, Shrader MW, Hotz. J. Pediatric Critical Care Med. 2014 Jul;15(6): e247-52. Evaluation of dexmedetomidine and postoperative pain management in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: conclusions based on a retrospective study at a tertiary pediatric hospital.


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