Tarun Bhalla, MD :: Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Contact Information

Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine
700 Children's Dr
Columbus, OH 43205 [ map ]
PH: (614) 722-4200
FX: (614) 722-4203

Location Information for Patients

Main Campus


Tarun Bhalla, MD joined Nationwide Children’s Hospital in 2010 as medical staff after being Chief Resident and Chief Fellow at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Children’s Memorial Hospital/Lurie Children's in Chicago, IL.

Dr. Bhalla is a fellowship trained and board certified pediatric anesthesiologist and is also board certified in pain medicine. As of 2015, he is Vice Chairman of the Comprehensive Pain Services (CPS) and has also served as the Director of Acute Pain and Regional Anesthesia since 2011. The Comprehensive Pain Services encompasses 1) Acute Pain Service, 2) Chronic Pain Clinics, 3) Regional Anesthesia Service, 4) Complementary Alternative Medicine (CAM) and 5) Advanced Illness Management (Palliative Care).

Under Dr. Bhalla's leadership, the Acute Pain and Regional service at Nationwide Children’s Hospital has become one of the top in the nation among pediatric hospitals. It is one of the few that focus on perioperative comprehensive pain management, including regional blocks and peripheral nerve catheters in the pediatric population. He is an associate professor of Anesthesiology at The Ohio State University College of Medicine.

Dr. Bhalla is also the program director for the Pediatric Regional Anesthesia fellowship and has a passion for both research and teaching.

Dr. Bhalla continues to teach pediatric regional anesthesia at annual society workshops (American Society of Anesthesia and Society of Pediatric Anesthesia) around the country as well as internationally. Some of his research interests include pediatric neuro-trauma as well as pediatric regional, acute pain and complementary pain management techniques.


  • Male

Languages Spoken:

  • English
  • Hindi

Education and Training

Medical School

  • Ohio State University College of Medicine
    Date Completed: 06/12/2005


  • Akron City Hospital
    Date Completed: 06/30/2006


  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital
    Date Completed: 06/30/2009


  • Childrens Memorial Hospital (Chicago)
    Date Completed: 06/30/2010


  • Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine


  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine
  • Pediatric Anesthesiology

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital:

  • 07/01/2010

Professional Experience


  • Vice Chairman, Comprehensive Pain Services


  • Program Director, Pediatric Regional Anesthesia Fellowship


  • Director, Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine

Awards, Honors and Organizations

  • American Society of Anesthesiology FAER Scholar, 2009-2010
  • Nationwide Children's Hospital Excellence in Clinical Care, 2012-2013
Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive Columbus, Ohio 43205 614.722.2000