Marla Ferschl, MD

Pediatric anesthesiologist

Dr. Marla B. Ferschl is an anesthesiologist who cares for children when they need sedation or anesthesia for nonsurgical procedures, radiologic studies or surgery. She is also a member of UCSF's fetal surgery team as well as the UCSF pediatric specialty team that integrates pain management and palliative care.

Ferschl's research interests include anesthesia for surgeries to treat defects in fetuses. She also studies operating room efficiency and ways of delivering feedback during procedures in the operating room.

Ferschl earned her medical degree at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. She completed a residency in anesthesiology at UCSF and a fellowship in pediatric anesthesiology at Boston Children's Hospital.

Ferschl directs UCSF's fellowship program in pediatric anesthesia and organizes the resident rotation in pediatric anesthesia. She is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, International Anesthesia Research Society, California Society of Anesthesiologists and Society for Pediatric Anesthesia.


Fetal Treatment Center
1855 Fourth St., Second Floor, Room A-2432
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (800) 793-3887
Fax: (415) 502-0660

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Board Certification

Anesthesiology, American Board of Anesthesiology
Pediatric Anesthesiology, American Board of Anesthesiology

Academic Title

Associate Professor

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University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine 2004


UCSF, Anesthesiology 2008


Boston Children's Hospital, Pediatric Anesthesiology 2010

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Nguyen E, Sarah G, Ferschl MB. Images in Anesthesiology: Intraoral Lipomas. Anesthesiology. 2018 Mar; 128(3):636.
  2. Nguyen E, Sarah G, Ferschl MB. Intraoral Lipomas. Anesthesiology. 2017 Oct 16.
  3. Sinskey JL, Rollins MD, Whitlock E, Moon-Grady AJ, Vu L, Feiner JR, Ferschl MB. Incidence and Management of Umbilical Artery Flow Abnormalities during Open Fetal Surgery. Fetal Diagn Ther. 2017 Aug 22.

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