- Assistant Professor
Nadia Lunardi, MD, PhD, is a general and critical care anesthesiologist and an active clinician-scientist. She cares for a wide range of patients in the operating room, including those undergoing abdominal, ear, nose and throat, gynecological, neurosurgical, orthopedic and urological procedures. In the intensive care unit, she oversees patients having cardiac, thoracic and vascular surgery, including those receiving heart and lung transplantation, and patients needing extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support.
Lunardi is the principal investigator of a translational research laboratory in the Department of Anesthesiology. Her research focuses on understanding how anesthetic drugs impact brain function, particularly in the developing and aging brain. She has received national recognition for her research efforts, including a mentored research award from the International Anesthesia Research Society in 2014 and a clinical scientist research career development award from the National Institutes of Health in 2017.
Born and raised in Padova, Italy, Lunardi completed her medical degree, pursued a residency in anesthesiology and earned a Doctor of Philosophy in pharmacology and toxicology at the University of Padova. She then completed a critical care fellowship at UVA, where she has been on faculty since 2012.
In her free time away from clinic and her research, Lunardi enjoys spending time with her husband, young daughter and golden retriever.
- University of Padova, Italy 2003
- University of Padova, Italy (Anesthesiology)
- University of VA School of Medicine (Anesthesiology)