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PHS Monday Seminar: K.A. Kelly McQueen, MD, MPH, FASA “21st Century Global Disease Burden: The Role of Anesthesia and Surgery”
September 20, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
2021 Keynote Presentation for the Fundamentals of Global Health Graduate Medical Education Course
Ralph M Waters Distinguished Chair in Anesthesiology
Chair and Professor, Department of Anesthesiology
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Dr. McQueen is the Ralph M Waters Distinguished Chair in Anesthesiology, and the Chair and Professor of Anesthesiology here at UWSMPH. She has led multiple humanitarian, research, and capacity development initiatives to improve the provision of surgical services in low-resource, global settings. During this presentation, she will offer insight into the unique challenges related to delivering quality surgical services in low-resource settings, and highlight strategies and ongoing research to address these global disparities.
Kelly McQueen is the Ralph M Waters Distinguished Chair in Anesthesiology, and the Chair and Professor of Anesthesiology at UW Madison. Previously a Professor in the Departments of Anesthesiology and Surgery at Vanderbilt University, she served as the Director of Vanderbilt Anesthesia Global Health and Development, and as Director for the Vanderbilt Global Anesthesia Fellowship. Dr. McQueen is the founder and the Inaugural President of the Alliance for Surgery and Anesthesia Presence, a collective member society of the International Surgical Society. Kelly is the Founder and President of The Global Surgical Consortium, a public charity committed to improving safe anesthesia and surgery in low-income countries. She serves on the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesia Publications Committee. Previously, Dr. McQueen has also served as the President of the Arizona Society of Anesthesiologists, and the Chair of the American Society of Anesthesiologists Committee on Global Humanitarian Outreach.
Kelly has volunteered for more than 25 years for a number of humanitarian organizations including the American Society of Anesthesiology’s Overseas Teaching Program, Operation Smile and Doctors without Borders. She currently conducts research in low-income countries assessing anesthesia and surgical infrastructure, the global burden of pain, perioperative mortality rates and patient safety. In 2005 Colorado College honored Dr. McQueen with the Benezet Lifetime Achievement Award for her humanitarian work. In 2010, the International College of Surgeons presented her with the Surgical Volunteerism and Humanitarian Award. In 2011, she received the Arizona Medical Association Humanitarian of the Year Award. In 2016, the University of Vermont College of Medicine honored her with a Service to Medicine and Community Award, and in 2017 she was honored with the American Society of Anesthesiologists Nicholas M Greene Award for Outstanding Humanitarian Service.