Dr. Kirk Lalwani, MD, FRCA, MCR was elected President of the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia

Kirk Lalwani

Dr. Kirk Lalwani, MD, FRCA, MCR was elected President of the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia at the 32nd Annual Scientific Meeting last week in San Francisco. Dr. Lalwani will serve a two-year term following his terms as Secretary/Treasurer and President-Elect. The mission of the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia is to continually advance the safety and quality of anesthetic care, perioperative management, and alleviation of pain in children in North America and globally through advocacy, research grants, and assistance with training international fellows in pediatric anesthesia.

Dr. Lalwani graduated from St. John's National Academy of Medical Sciences in Bangalore, India, following which he completed his anesthesiology training at Norwich University Hospital, King's College Hospital, and the Royal London Hospital in the U.K. He trained in pediatric anesthesiology at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London, then worked as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Seattle Children's Hospital from1997-1999. He joined OHSU in 1999, and is currently a Professor of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics and Vice-Chair for Faculty Development in the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, where he has also been the Director of the Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship Program since 2002.