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Specialties - Anesthesiology

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology - American Board of Anesthesiology


Dr. Yumul is an Anesthesiologist who earned both her Ph.D and Medical degree from the University of Hamburg in Germany.  After completing her residency in Anesthesiology in Los Angeles, CA, she then moved on to complete a fellowship in Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where she has been on the staff since 2001. Dr. Yumul is also Board Certified in Anesthesiology, trained in Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology and recently Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE) by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. She currently holds three faculty appointments in Anesthesiology, which include Professor, Cedar-Sinai Medical Center, Associate Professor, University of California, Los Angeles and Professor, Charles R. Drew University.


Since 2007 she held the position of Director of Academic Educational Programs for Anesthesiology Residency and Fellowship Teaching Programs at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Program Director positions in the Anesthesiology and Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesia fellowship and since 2016 the Vice-Chair of Academics and Research in the department of anesthesiology at Cedars Sinai Medical center.


Dr. Yumul's medical articles have been published in numerous accredited journal, as such as, the Journal of Clinical Anesthesia, Anesthesia & Analgesia. Open Journal of Clinical and Medical Case Reports and the Minerva Anestesiologica and the Pain Journal. She published over 60 different articles and presented over 100 presentations at national and international scientific meetings between 2000 and 2017, with topics in anesthesiology; cardiac, pain, trauma, critical care, anesthesia in ambulatory surgery, airway devices, perioperative anxiety and various cases that weighed the pros and cons of utilizing anesthesia and medical simulation.


In recognition of her exemplary work, she has received recognitions as the outstanding faculty member in didactic teaching and mentorship and recognition/ appreciation as the outstanding faculty in dedication and support from the residents and fellows of the Department of Anesthesiology Residency and Fellowship Programs. This honor has been bestowed upon her for the past 15 consecutive years.  In addition, she has been honored with 4 Cedars-Sinai Golden Apple Awards for Excellence in Teaching since she began her teaching career at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. She was selected by the National Consumers Advisory Committee as one of the America's Best Physicians.


To further her professional development, she is an active and longstanding member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), the California Society of Anesthesiologists, (CSA) the Society of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiologists (SCA), the Critical Care Society (ASCCA), the International Trauma Anesthesia and Critical Care Society (ITAC), the Royal Society of Medicine, England, and the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) .  She has served as a Judge in the Resident/ Medical Student Research Competition at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Charles R. Drew University, Western Anesthesia Residency Conference (WARC), California Society of Anesthesiologists and for six years she has served as a Problem Based Learning Discussion (PBLD) Instructor within the American Society of Anesthesiologist (ASA).  She has actively been participating in oral, poster presentations and PBLD session at several national and international conferences


Simulation training plays a major role in her teaching programs. As the Director of simulation for anesthesiology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center she provides a unique opportunity for trainees which allows trainees to practice and have hands on skills sets.


Education & Training

  • King Drew Medical Center

    Residency - Completed 2000

  • King Drew Medical Center

    Internship - Completed 1996

  • University of Hamburg, School of Medicine

    Medical School - Completed 1987



Contact info:

8700 Beverly Blvd

# 8211

Los Angeles, CA




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Roya Yumul, MD, PhD - America's Top 50 Doctors - Anesthesiologist - California

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