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Nalini Vadivelu

Emeritus Faculty

Contact Information

Nalini Vadivelu, MBBS, DNB, MD

Patient Care Location

Mailing Address

  • Anesthesiology

    PO Box 208051, 333 Cedar Street, TMP 3

    New Haven, CT 06520-8051

    United States



Dr. Nalini Vadivelu is Professor of Anesthesiology at Yale New Haven Hospital , Yale University. Dr. Vadivelu received her medical degree MBBS from Christian Medical College in 1978 and completed a rotating internship at Christian Medical college and Hospital, Vellore , India in January1978. She received a doctor of Medicine MD in Biochemistry from Jawaharial Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research in Pondicherry in India in 1985. . Later, Dr. Vadivelu completed a second residency in Anesthesiology at the University of Southern California and a Pain Management fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. In 2002, Dr. Vadivelu joined the Yale School of Medicine faculty. While at Yale, she has been instrumental in the development of a clinical program for Ambulatory Pain Control at the Ambulatory Surgery Center and the incorporation of pain education into the Yale medical school curriculum with special emphasis on ambulatory pain management. Dr. Vadivelu has made significant contributions to scientific literature in the fields of pain management and substance abuse,. She has also invented two medical devices to improve safety in Anesthesia for which she has 18 patents worldwide. The invented medical devices are a novel laryngeal mask airway and a new nasogastric tube both of which have led to multiple patents in several countries .CIP #1 Family of patents based on PCT/US2014/057059

  • European patent No E.P 3049124
  • U.S Patent No 10,549055
  • Australian Patent No 2014324114
  • Indian Patent No 411192

CIP#2. Family of Patents Based on PCT/US2019/013113

1) European Patent No. EP 3737447

2) U.S. Patent No. 11,077,271

3)Chinese Patent Application No. 201980008116

4) Indian Patent Application No. 202017027986

5)Australian Patent Application No. 2019206581

Parent Family of Patents based on PCT/US2006/010623

  • Europen Patent no EP 1861154

2) Australian Patent no 2006229933

3) Australian Patent No 2011253968

4) US Patent No 8105316

5 ) US. Patent No: 9687622

I6) ndian Patent No 250896

7) Chinese Patent No ZI 200680009457.2

8) Hong Kong Patent No HK1118489

9) Chinese Patent No. 201010157084.1

10) HongKong Patent No HK1147451

Education & Training

  • Fellow
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (2002)
  • Resident
    University of Southern California (1997)
  • Diplomate of National Board ( Biochemistry)
    Christian medical college , Vellore 632002 India (1986)
  • MD
    JIPMER, Biochemistry (1985)
  • Resident
    Jawaharial Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research (1985)
  • Intern
    Christian medical college hospital (1978)
  • MBBS
    Christian Medical College (1976)


  • Board Certification
    AB of Anesthesiology, Anesthesiology (1999)

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