ANESTHESIOLOGY 2011 -- Emery A. Rovenstine Memorial Lecture

Printer-friendly versionPrinter-friendly versionPDF versionPDF version

ANESTHESIOLOGY 2011 -- Emery A. Rovenstine Memorial Lecture


Leading Into the Future

The ANESTHESIOLOGY 2011 Emery A. Rovenstine Memorial Lecture speaker: Patricia A. Kapur, M.D., Professor and Chair from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Dr. Kapur’s professional interests have spanned cardiac anesthesiology, ambulatory anesthesiology and operating room management. She has been the department chair at UCLA since 1996, served as director of perioperative services for the UCLA Health System from 1997-2009, and has been broadly engaged for over a decade in the leadership of the UCLA Faculty Practice Group, most recently serving as cointerim president from 2009-11. Dr. Kapur has been extensively involved at the leadership level for anesthesiology professional organizations. For the ASA, she has served as chair of the Section on Education and Research under nine successive ASA presidents, chair of the Section on Annual Meeting, and chair/member of numerous ASA committees and task forces.

Dr. Kapur has served as the president of the American Board of Anesthesiology, chair of the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research, chair of the Board of Trustees of the International Anesthesia Research Society, an officer of the California Society of Anesthesiologists, a member of the Board of Directors of SAMBA, and a section editor and editorial board member for Anesthesia & Analgesia. She currently is a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation, on the Council for the Association of University Anesthesiologists, and is a council member for both the Society of Academic Anesthesiology Associations and the Association of Academic Anesthesiology Chairs.