Dr. Niveditha Karuppiah

Assistant Professor


Dr. Niveditha Karuppiah is a clinical anesthesiologist currently practicing in London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph’s Hospital London, with subspecialty interests in pediatric anesthesia & pain management and regional anesthesia.  

Dr. Karuppiah graduated with a medical degree from  JJM  Medical College and completed her post graduate training in Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine at KS Hegde Medical Academy, India. Before coming to Canada, Dr. Karuppiah has worked as an anesthesiologist in a multi-speciality tertiary hospital and a tertiary care mother and child hospital in India. She has also completed a fellowship in regional anethesia at Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore, one of India’s premier institutes in regional anesthesia training.

Dr. Karuppiah’s interest in academics brought her to Canada where she completed two fellowships, one at Western University from 2018-2019, and another at The Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto from 2019-2020.  Currently, in her role as a consultant anesthesiologist and assistant professor in Anesthesia, Dr.Karuppiah is involved in clinical teaching for residents, medical students, anesthesia assistant students and respiratory therapy students.  She also takes keen interest in developing perioperative pediatric pain services in the hospital and has been successful in obtaining grants from Academic Medical Organization of Southwestern Ontario (AMOSO) and Children’s Health Foundation for these projects.

Apart from anesthesiology, Dr. Karuppiah is extremely passionate about health economics and is an ardent supporter of Women in Medicine.


Shah UJ, Nguyen D, Karuppiah N, Martin J, Sehmbi H. Efficacy and safety of caudal dexmedetomidine in pediatric infraumbilical surgeries: a pairwise meta-analysis and trial sequential analysis of randomized controlled trials. Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine, 2021 Jan 15; 46 (1). Impact Factor: 7.015,

Ushma J. Shah, Niveditha Karuppiah, Hovhannes Karapetyan, Janet Martin, Herman Sehmbi (August 30, 2022) Analgesic Efficacy of Adjuvant Medications in the Pediatric Caudal Block for Infraumbilical Surgery: A Network Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Cureus 14(8): e28582. doi:10.7759/cureus.28582

Karuppiah N, Pehora C, Haller C, Taylor K. Surgical Closure of Atrial Septal Defects in Young Children-A Review of Anesthesia Care in Sternotomy and Thoracotomy Approaches. Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia, 2020 Aug 2; 35 (1):123-127, Available from: https://doi.org/10.1053/j.jvca.2020.07.023

Balavenkatasubramanian J, Meenakshi Karuppiah NP. Acute compartment syndrome in the postoperative period in an alcoholic patient with multiple injuries. J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol, 2018 Jan 1; 34 (1): 138-139, DOI: 10.4103/joacp.JOACP_167_16.

Meenakshi Karuppiah NP, Shetty SR, Patla KP. Comparison between two doses of dexmedetomidine added to bupivacaine for caudal analgesia in paediatric infraumbilical surgeries. Indian J Anaesth, 2016 Jun 1; 60 (6): 409-14, DOI: 10.4103/0019-5049.183394.