Background Placeholder

Ludmila Zadworna, M.D.

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Management
  • Pain Management


Ludmila J. Zadworna, M.D., is a Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She specializes in anesthesia for high-risk obstetric patients, intrauterine procedures on fetuses, EXIT procedures, labor epidurals, gynecologic and urologic procedures (including robotic-assisted surgeries), and anesthesia for general surgical procedures.

Dr. Zadworna earned her medical degree at the Karol Marcinkowski University of Medical Sciences in Poznan, Poland. She completed a residency in anesthesia at UT Southwestern and received advanced training in regional anesthesiology through a fellowship at the Dallas Veterans Affairs Medical Center. 

Certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology, she joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 1998. 

Dr. Zadworna serves on the UT Southwestern Clinical Competence Committee, as well as the Peer Review and Pharmacy committees for the UTSW Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management at Parkland Memorial Hospital. 

She is also a mentor to residents who are working to become board certified in anesthesiology, and to nurses who are working toward becoming certified anesthetists. 

Dr. Zadworna’s research interests include regional anesthesia, obstetric anesthesia, anesthesia for high-risk deliveries, and latex allergy. She is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists and the Texas Society of Anesthesiologists. 

Personal Note

Dr. Zadworna graduated with honors from the Henryk Wieniawski School of Music in Poland. In addition to playing piano and listening to music, she enjoys cooking for and spending time with her sons.

Education & Training
  • Fellowship - VA North Texas Health Care System (1998-1999), Pain Management
  • Residency - UT Southwestern Medical Center (1995-1998), Anesthesiology
  • Medical School - Karola Maruwkowski Medical School
  • Internship - Tarrant County Hospital District (1994-1995)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • Texas Society of Anesthesiology
  • American Society of Anesthesiology
Books & Publications
  • Regional Anesthesia Latex Allergy
  • Regional Anesthesia High Risk Parturient and Anesthesia
  • Obstetric Anesthesia
  • Latex Allergy

Clinical Focus

  • Pain Management

See More