Sikka Joins Anesthesiology Associates of Bennington

September 21, 2015

BENNINGTON, VT—September 21, 2015—Anesthesiology Associates of Bennington has announced the appointment of Paul Sikka, MD, PhD.

Sikka received his medical degree from Grant Medical College of the University of Bombay and completed his anesthesiology residency at Yale New Haven Hospital, affiliated with Yale University School of Medicine. He also earned his PhD in Pharmacology from Louisiana State University Medical Center in Shreveport. He has served in positions at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, and University of California, San Francisco.

“I like to be friendly and professional and to explain things so that the patients have a good experience,” Sikka said.

Sikka is certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology and is the author and editor of three anesthesiology text books, peer reviewed publications, and several book chapters.

In addition to Sikka, Anesthesiology Associates of Bennington includes Drs. Michael Fraley and Michael Tarazi. The practice provides general anesthesia for adults and children, regional anesthesia including the use of ultrasound techniques, obstetric anesthesia, and pain control for procedures conducted at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center.

Anesthesiology Associates of Bennington is located inside the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center at 100 Hospital Drive in Bennington. Call (802) 447-5590 for more information.

Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC) is a full-service community hospital whose physicians are members of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Putnam Physicians, a multispecialty medical group operated in partnership with Dartmouth-Hitchcock. SVMC is part of Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC), an integrated health system serving Bennington and Windham Counties in Vermont, Eastern Rensselaer and Washington Counties in New York, and Northern Berkshire County in Massachusetts. In addition to the medical center, SVHC consists of the Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center and the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation, SVMC Northshire Campus in Manchester, SVMC Deerfield Valley Campus in Wilmington, SVMC Mountain Medical at the base of Mount Snow in West Dover, and the SVHC Foundation. To learn more, visit