Kirk Lalwani, M.D., F.R.C.A., M.C.R.

  • Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, School of Medicine
  • Professor of Pediatrics, School of Medicine
  • Director, Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship Program, Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, School of Medicine
  • Vice-Chair for Faculty Development, Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, School of Medicine

Education and training

  • Residency

    • Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Norwich, UK,1990-1993.
    • King's College Hospital, London, UK, 1993-1994
    • Royal London Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London, UK, 1995-1997
  • Fellowship

    • Pediatric anesthesiology, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London, UK, 1994-1995
  • Certifications

    • 1997: Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training in Anesthesiology, London, UK
    • 2013: Diplomate, Anesthesiology: The American Board of Anesthesiology: Certificate #50295
    • 2014: Diplomate, Pediatric Anesthesiology: The American Board of Anesthesiology: Certificate #50295

Memberships and associations:

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, U.K.
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • President, Society for Pediatric Anesthesia
  • International Anesthesia Research Society
  • Pediatric Anesthesia Program Directors' Association
  • Society for Academic Associations in Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
  • Association of University Anesthesiologists

Honors and awards

  • 2010: Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award
  • 2017: Joanne Jene Medical Student Excellence in Teaching Award
  • Portland Monthly: Top Doctors Pediatric Anesthesiology, 2007 and 2008


Elsevier pure profile

Selected publications

  • 1.       Modified Orbitozygomatic Craniotomy for Craniopharyngioma Resection in Children.            Golshani KJ, Lalwani K, Delashaw Jr J, Selden NR. Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics 2009. 4:345-352. 
  • 2.       Factors Affecting Parental Satisfaction Following Pediatric Procedural Sedation. Lew V, Lalwani K, Palermo T.  Journal of Clinical Anesthesia. 2010 Feb; 22 (1):29-34. 
  • 3.       The ‘Dark’ Side of Sedation: 12 Years of Deep Sedation for Pediatric Electroretinography in the Dark. Lalwani K, Tompkins B, Burnes K, Pennesi M, Krahmer M, Weleber R. Pediatric Anesthesia, 2011, Jan (21)1 ;65-71. 
  • 4.       The Effect of Nitrous Oxide on Intraocular Pressure in Healthy Adults. Lalwani K, Fox EB, Fu R, Edmunds B, Kelly LD. Anaesthesia, 2012, 67, 256-260.     
  • 5.       Office-Based Deep Sedation for Pediatric Ophthalmologic Procedures Using a Sedation Service Model Lalwani K, Tomlinson M, Koh JL, Wheeler D. Anesthesiology Research and Practice. Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 598593, 4 pages doi:10.1155/2012/598593 
  • 6.       Complications of Three Deep Sedation Methods for MRI. Tith S, M.D., Lalwani K, Fu R. Journal of Anesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology. 2012, April-June; 28(2): 44-50. 
  • 7.       Use of the Laryngeal Mask Airway for Pediatric Adenotonsillectomy: Complications and Predictors of Failure Lalwani K, Richins S, Aliason I, Milczuk H, and Fu R. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology. 77 (2013) 25–28. 
  • 8.       Lalwani, K. How to Create and Moderate a Great Problem Based Learning Discussion (PBLD). MedEdPORTAL; 2013. Available from: 
  • 9.    Wu L, Lalwani K, Hook KA, Almario BM, Fu R, Edmunds B. Respiratory Complications Associated with Ketamine Anaesthesia for Ophthalmic Procedures following Intraocular Pressure Measurement in Children. Journal of Anesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology. | April-June 2014 | Vol 30 | Issue 2 
  • 10.    Patel S, Lalwani K, Koh J, Wu L, Fu R. Temporal Variation of the Leak Pressure of Uncuffed Endotracheal Tubes Following Pediatric Intubation: An Observational Study. J Anesth. 2014 Jun;28(3):368-73. doi: 10.1007/s00540-013-1728-z. Epub 2013 Oct 24. 2013, Oct 24


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