Adrian Gelb, MB, CHB

Professor Emeritus
Publications: 
Juran S, Gruendl M, Marks IH, Broer PN, Guzman JM, Davies J, Shrime M, Johnson W, Holmer H, Peck G, Makasa E, Hagander L, Klug SJ, Meara JG, Gelb AW, Ljungman D. The need to collect, aggregate, and analyze global anesthesia and surgery data. Can J Anaesth. 2018 Nov 27.
Chellam S, Ganbold L, Gadgil A, Orgoi S, Lonnee H, Roy N, Gelb AW. Contributions of academic institutions in high income countries to anesthesia and surgical care in low- and middle-income countries: are they providing what is really needed? Can J Anaesth. 2018 Nov 20.
Lin N, Vutskits L, Bebawy JF, Gelb AW. Perspectives on Dexmedetomidine Use for Neurosurgical Patients. J Neurosurg Anesthesiol. 2018 Oct 22.
Meng L, Yu W, Wang T, Zhang L, Heerdt PM, Gelb AW. Blood Pressure Targets in Perioperative Care. Hypertension. 2018 Oct; 72(4):806-817.
Gelb AW, Morriss WW, Johnson W, Merry AF. In reply: Encouraging a bare minimum while striving for the gold standard: a response to the updated WHO-WFSA guidelines. Can J Anaesth. 2018 Aug 29.
Meng L, Li J, Flexman AM, Tong C, Zhou X, Gelb AW, Wang T, McDonagh DL. Perceptions of Perioperative Stroke Among Chinese Anesthesiologists: Starting a Long March to Eliminate This Underappreciated Complication. Anesth Analg. 2018 Jul 21.
Gelb AW, Morriss WW, Johnson W, Merry AF, Abayadeera A, Belîi N, Brull SJ, Chibana A, Evans F, Goddia C, Haylock-Loor C, Khan F, Leal S, Lin N, Merchant R, Newton MW, Rowles JS, Sanusi A, Wilson I, Velazquez Berumen A. World Health Organization-World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WHO-WFSA) International Standards for a Safe Practice of Anesthesia. Anesth Analg. 2018 Jun; 126(6):2047-2055.
Gelb AW, Morriss WW, Johnson W, Merry AF. World Health Organization-World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WHO-WFSA) International Standards for a Safe Practice of Anesthesia. Can J Anaesth. 2018 May 07.
Chen CL, Clay TH, McLeod S, Chang HP, Gelb AW, Dudley RA. A Revised Estimate of Costs Associated With Routine Preoperative Testing in Medicare Cataract Patients With a Procedure-Specific Indicator. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2018 Mar 01; 136(3):231-238.
Li H, Zuo M, Gelb AW, Zhang B, Zhao X, Yao D, Xia D, Huang Y. Chinese Anesthesiologists Have High Burnout and Low Job Satisfaction: A Cross-Sectional Survey. Anesth Analg. 2018 Mar; 126(3):1004-1012.
Guo L, Li Y, Han R, Gelb AW. The Correlation Between Recordable MEPs and Motor Function During Spinal Surgery for Resection of Thoracic Spinal Cord Tumor. J Neurosurg Anesthesiol. 2018 Jan; 30(1):39-43.
Sewell D, Gelb AW, Meng L, Chui J, Flexman AM. Anesthesiologists' perception of perioperative stroke risk during non-neurologic and non-cardiac surgery. Can J Anaesth. 2018 Feb; 65(2):225-226.
Lipnick MS, Bulamba F, Ttendo S, Gelb AW. The Need for a Global Perspective on Task-Sharing in Anesthesia. Anesth Analg. 2017 Sep; 125(3):1049-1052.
Nickerson JW, Pettus K, Wheeler KE, Hallam C, Bewley-Taylor DR, Attaran A, Gelb AW. Erratum to: Access to controlled medicines for anesthesia and surgical care in low-income countries: a narrative review of international drug control systems and policies. Can J Anaesth. 2017 05; 64(5):558.
Peng Y, Li Y, Jian M, Liu X, Sun J, Jia B, Dong J, Zeng M, Lin N, Zhang L, Gelb AW, Chan MT, Han R. Choice of ANesthesia for EndoVAScular Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke: Protocol for a randomized controlled (CANVAS) trial. Int J Stroke. 2017 Dec; 12(9):991-997.
Meng L, McDonagh DL, Berger MS, Gelb AW. Anesthesia for awake craniotomy: a how-to guide for the occasional practitioner. Can J Anaesth. 2017 May; 64(5):517-529.
Nickerson JW, Pettus K, Wheeler KE, Hallam C, Bewley-Taylor DR, Attaran A, Gelb AW. Access to controlled medicines for anesthesia and surgical care in low-income countries: a narrative review of international drug control systems and policies. Can J Anaesth. 2017 Mar; 64(3):296-307.
Gelb AW, Enright A, Merry AF, Morriss W. The Bare Minimum Requires Caution. World J Surg. 2016 11; 40(11):2821-2822.
Lin N, Han R, Zhou J, Gelb AW. In Reply. Anesthesiology. 2016 09; 125(3):606.
Gelb AW, Mainland P, Phillips P, Sharpe P, Kinsella SM, Bailly AL, Jaffe R. J'agis! Anesth Analg. 2016 09; 123(3):798-9.
Li Y, Meng L, Peng Y, Qiao H, Guo L, Han R, Gelb AW. Effects of Dexmedetomidine on motor- and somatosensory-evoked potentials in patients with thoracic spinal cord tumor: a randomized controlled trial. BMC Anesthesiol. 2016 08 02; 16(1):51.
Vlisides PE, Mashour GA, Didier TJ, Shanks AM, Weightman A, Gelb AW, Moore LE. Recognition and Management of Perioperative Stroke in Hospitalized Patients. A A Case Rep. 2016 Aug 01; 7(3):55-6.
Chui J, Meng L, Gelb AW. In Reply. Anesthesiology. 2016 May; 124(5):1198.
Lin N, Han R, Zhou J, Gelb AW. Mild Sedation Exacerbates or Unmasks Focal Neurologic Dysfunction in Neurosurgical Patients with Supratentorial Brain Mass Lesions in a Drug-specific Manner. Anesthesiology. 2016 Mar; 124(3):598-607.
Zhou ZB, Meng L, Gelb AW, Lee R, Huang WQ. Cerebral ischemia during surgery: an overview. J Biomed Res. 2016 Mar; 30(2):83-87.
Flexman AM, Meng L, Gelb AW. Outcomes in neuroanesthesia: What matters most? Can J Anaesth. 2016 Feb; 63(2):205-11.
Meng L, Hall M, Settecase F, Higashida RT, Gelb AW. Monitoring cerebral tissue oxygen saturation at frontal and parietal regions during carotid artery stenting. J Anesth. 2016 Apr; 30(2):340-4.
Meng L, Hou W, Chui J, Han R, Gelb AW. Cardiac Output and Cerebral Blood Flow: The Integrated Regulation of Brain Perfusion in Adult Humans. Anesthesiology. 2015 Nov; 123(5):1198-208.
Meng L, Han SJ, Rollins MD, Gelb AW, Chang EF. Awake brain tumor resection during pregnancy: Decision making and technical nuances. J Clin Neurosci. 2016 Feb; 24:160-2.
Meng L, Berger MS, Gelb AW. The Potential Benefits of Awake Craniotomy for Brain Tumor Resection: An Anesthesiologist's Perspective. J Neurosurg Anesthesiol. 2015 Oct; 27(4):310-7.
Swann NC, de Hemptinne C, Maher RB, Stapleton CA, Meng L, Gelb AW, Starr PA. Motor System Interactions in the Beta Band Decrease during Loss of Consciousness. J Cogn Neurosci. 2016 Jan; 28(1):84-95.
Weiser TG, Makasa EM, Gelb AW. Improving perioperative outcomes in low-resource countries: It can't be fixed without data. Can J Anaesth. 2015 Dec; 62(12):1239-43.
Chen CL, Gelb AW, Dudley RA. Preoperative Testing in Patients Undergoing Cataract Surgery. N Engl J Med. 2015 07 16; 373(3):285-6.
Zakus P, Gelb AW, Flexman AM. A survey of mentorship among Canadian anesthesiology residents. Can J Anaesth. 2015 Sep; 62(9):972-8.
Chen CL, Lin GA, Bardach NS, Clay TH, Boscardin WJ, Gelb AW, Maze M, Gropper MA, Dudley RA. Preoperative medical testing in Medicare patients undergoing cataract surgery. N Engl J Med. 2015 Apr 16; 372(16):1530-8.
Meng L, Weston SD, Chang EF, Gelb AW. Awake craniotomy in a patient with ejection fraction of 10%: considerations of cerebrovascular and cardiovascular physiology. J Clin Anesth. 2015 May; 27(3):256-61.
Meng L, Gelb AW. Regulation of cerebral autoregulation by carbon dioxide. Anesthesiology. 2015 Jan; 122(1):196-205.
Steffner KR, McQueen KA, Gelb AW. Patient safety challenges in low-income and middle-income countries. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2014 Dec; 27(6):623-9.
Lee CZ, Gelb AW. Anesthesia management for endovascular treatment. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2014 Oct; 27(5):484-8.
Mashour GA, Moore LE, Lele AV, Robicsek SA, Gelb AW. Perioperative care of patients at high risk for stroke during or after non-cardiac, non-neurologic surgery: consensus statement from the Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care*. J Neurosurg Anesthesiol. 2014 Oct; 26(4):273-85.
Gelb AW. Lifelong lessons I learned from my resident research project. Can J Anaesth. 2014 Dec; 61(12):1130-1.
Bokoch MP, Gelb AW. From the journal archives: cyclopropane: induction and recovery with a bang! Can J Anaesth. 2014 Aug; 61(8):763-6.
Schulz CM, Endsley MR, Kochs EF, Gelb AW, Wagner KJ. Situation awareness in anesthesia: concept and research. Anesthesiology. 2013 Mar; 118(3):729-42.
Bijker JB, Gelb AW. Review article: the role of hypotension in perioperative stroke. Can J Anaesth. 2013 Feb; 60(2):159-67.
Donovan AL, Flexman AM, Gelb AW. Blood pressure management in stroke. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2012 Oct; 25(5):516-22.
Gelb AW, Talke PO. The time when hypotension occurs may be important in the management of intraarterial thrombolysis for stroke. Anesthesiology. 2012 Sep; 117(3):683-4; author reply 684.
Flexman AM, Donovan AL, Gelb AW. Anesthetic management of patients with acute stroke. Anesthesiol Clin. 2012 Jun; 30(2):175-90.
Sullivan KR, Gelb AW. Preface. Challenges in anaesthesia education. Best Pract Res Clin Anaesthesiol. 2012 Mar; 26(1):1-2.
Meng L, Mantulin WW, Alexander BS, Cerussi AE, Tromberg BJ, Yu Z, Laning K, Kain ZN, Cannesson M, Gelb AW. Head-up tilt and hyperventilation produce similar changes in cerebral oxygenation and blood volume: an observational comparison study using frequency-domain near-infrared spectroscopy. Can J Anaesth. 2012 Apr; 59(4):357-65.
Flexman AM, Gelb AW. Mentorship in anesthesia: how little we know. Can J Anaesth. 2012 Mar; 59(3):241-5.
Flexman AM, Gelb AW. Mentorship in anesthesia. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2011 Dec; 24(6):676-81.
Ng JL, Chan MT, Gelb AW. Perioperative stroke in noncardiac, nonneurosurgical surgery. Anesthesiology. 2011 Oct; 115(4):879-90.
Backman S, Baker A, Beattie S, Brasher P, Bryson G, Cheng D, Crawford M, Deschamps A, Donati F, Drolet P, Gelb AW, Grocott H, Hare G, Hébert P, Karkouti K, Lessard M, Mazer D, de Médicis E, Merry A, Miller DR, Moher D, Morley-Forster P, Plaud B, Preston R, Rashiq S, Sladen R, Tsui B, Werner C. 2011 Canadian Journal of Anesthesia Guide for Authors. Can J Anaesth. 2011 Jun 14.
Guo L, Gelb AW. The use of motor evoked potential monitoring during cerebral aneurysm surgery to predict pure motor deficits due to subcortical ischemia. Clin Neurophysiol. 2011 Apr; 122(4):648-55.
Guo L, Gelb AW. False negatives, muscle relaxants, and motor-evoked potentials. J Neurosurg Anesthesiol. 2011 Jan; 23(1):64.
Flexman AM, Ng JL, Gelb AW. Acute and chronic pain following craniotomy. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2010 Oct; 23(5):551-7.
Nguyen HP, Zaroff JG, Bayman EO, Gelb AW, Todd MM, Hindman BJ. Perioperative hypothermia (33 degrees C) does not increase the occurrence of cardiovascular events in patients undergoing cerebral aneurysm surgery: findings from the Intraoperative Hypothermia for Aneurysm Surgery Trial. Anesthesiology. 2010 Aug; 113(2):327-42.
Errando CL, Pérez-Caballero P, Gelb AW, Sigl JC. Methodology, human factors, and incidence of intraoperative awareness. Acta Anaesthesiol Scand. 2010 Jul; 54(6):781-3.
Eberspächer E, Blobner M, Werner C, Ruf S, Eckel B, Engelhard K, Schmahl W, Gelb AW. The long-term effect of four hours of hyperventilation on neurocognitive performance and lesion size after controlled cortical impact in rats. Anesth Analg. 2010 Jan 01; 110(1):181-7.
Umamaheswara Rao GS, Gelb AW. To use or not to use: the dilemma of NSAIDs and craniotomy. Eur J Anaesthesiol. 2009 Aug; 26(8):625-6.
Bruder N, Ichai C, Gelb AW. Hyponatremia and subarachnoid hemorrhage: will that be one pinch or two of salt? Anesth Analg. 2009 Jun; 108(6):1734-5.
Coghlan LA, Hindman BJ, Bayman EO, Banki NM, Gelb AW, Todd MM, Zaroff JG. Independent associations between electrocardiographic abnormalities and outcomes in patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage: findings from the intraoperative hypothermia aneurysm surgery trial. Stroke. 2009 Feb; 40(2):412-8.
Gelb AW, Chan MT. Hyperventilation--an ill wind that sometimes blows good. Can J Anaesth. 2008 Nov; 55(11):735-8.
Gelb K, Gelb AW. Sex and gender in the perioperative period: wake up to reality. Anesth Analg. 2008 Jul; 107(1):1-3.
Wang Y, Gelb AW, Yue Y. The Chinese Society of Anesthesiology: 2007 Annual Meeting report. Anesth Analg. 2008 Jun; 106(6):1853-4.
Gelb AW, Craen RA, Rao GS, Reddy KR, Megyesi J, Mohanty B, Dash HH, Choi KC, Chan MT. Does hyperventilation improve operating condition during supratentorial craniotomy? A multicenter randomized crossover trial. Anesth Analg. 2008 Feb; 106(2):585-94, table of contents.
Wang Y, Jiang L, Guo X, Gelb AW, Yue Y. The Chinese Society of Anesthesiology: 2006 annual meeting. Anesth Analg. 2007 Oct; 105(4):1132-5.
Yarlagadda S, Rajendran P, Miss JC, Banki NM, Kopelnik A, Wu AH, Ko N, Gelb AW, Lawton MT, Smith WS, Young WL, Zaroff JG. Cardiovascular predictors of in-patient mortality after subarachnoid hemorrhage. Neurocrit Care. 2006; 5(2):102-7.
Turkstra TP, Craen RA, Pelz DM, Gelb AW. Cervical spine motion: a fluoroscopic comparison during intubation with lighted stylet, GlideScope, and Macintosh laryngoscope. Anesth Analg. 2005 Sep; 101(3):910-5, table of contents.
O'Leary DD, Steinback CD, Cechetto AD, Foell BT, Topolovec JC, Gelb AW, Cechetto DF, Shoemaker JK. Relating drug-induced changes in carotid artery mechanics to cardiovagal and sympathetic baroreflex control. Can J Physiol Pharmacol. 2005 May; 83(5):439-46.
Wilson TD, Shoemaker JK, Kozak R, Lee TY, Gelb AW. Reflex-mediated reduction in human cerebral blood volume. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2005 Jan; 25(1):136-43.
Jones PM, Segal SH, Gelb AW. Venous oxygen embolism produced by injection of hydrogen peroxide into an enterocutaneous fistula. Anesth Analg. 2004 Dec; 99(6):1861-3, table of contents.
Tulppo MP, Huikuri HV, Tutungi E, Kimmerly DS, Gelb AW, Hughson RL, Mäkikallio TH, Shoemaker JK. Feedback effects of circulating norepinephrine on sympathetic outflow in healthy subjects. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2005 Feb; 288(2):H710-5.
Bayona NA, Gelb AW, Jiang Z, Wilson JX, Urquhart BL, Cechetto DF. Propofol neuroprotection in cerebral ischemia and its effects on low-molecular-weight antioxidants and skilled motor tasks. Anesthesiology. 2004 May; 100(5):1151-9.
Kaye AD, Kaye A, Kucera IJ, Heavner J, Gelb A, Anwar M, Duban M, Arif AS, Craen R, Chang CT, Trillo R, Hoffman M. The comparative effects of desflurane and isoflurane on lumbar cerebrospinal fluid pressure in patients undergoing craniotomy for supratentorial tumors. Anesth Analg. 2004 Apr; 98(4):1127-32, table of contents.
Mackensen GB, Gelb AW. Postoperative cognitive deficits: more questions than answers. Eur J Anaesthesiol. 2004 Feb; 21(2):85-8.
Cowie DA, Shoemaker JK, Gelb AW. Orthostatic hypotension occurs frequently in the first hour after anesthesia. Anesth Analg. 2004 Jan; 98(1):40-5, table of contents.
Gelb AW, Salevsky F, Chung F, Ringaert K, McTaggart-Cowan RM, Wong T, Manninen PH. Remifentanil with morphine transitional analgesia shortens neurological recovery compared to fentanyl for supratentorial craniotomy. Can J Anaesth. 2003 Nov; 50(9):946-52.
Zhong R, Tucker J, Zhang Z, Wall W, Grant D, Quan D, Garcia B, Gao ZH, Asfar S, Sharpe M, Gelb A, Bailey M, Stiller C. The long-term survival of baboon-to-monkey kidney and liver xenografts. Xenotransplantation. 2003 Sep; 10(5):398-409.
Eberspächer E, Werner C, Engelhard K, Pape M, Gelb A, Hutzler P, Henke J, Kochs E. The effect of hypothermia on the expression of the apoptosis-regulating protein Bax after incomplete cerebral ischemia and reperfusion in rats. J Neurosurg Anesthesiol. 2003 Jul; 15(3):200-8.
Foell BT, Gelb AW. Cold comfort from tepid temperatures. J Neurosurg Anesthesiol. 2002 Oct; 14(4):277-8.
Van Aken H, Gelb AW. Future challenges for anaesthesia departments. Introduction. Best Pract Res Clin Anaesthesiol. 2002 Sep; 16(3):vii-viii.
Gelb AW, Bayona NA, Wilson JX, Cechetto DF. Propofol anesthesia compared to awake reduces infarct size in rats. Anesthesiology. 2002 May; 96(5):1183-90.
Cenic A, Craen RA, Lee TY, Gelb AW. Cerebral blood volume and blood flow responses to hyperventilation in brain tumors during isoflurane or propofol anesthesia. Anesth Analg. 2002 Mar; 94(3):661-6; table of contents.
Wilson JX, Gelb AW. Free radicals, antioxidants, and neurologic injury: possible relationship to cerebral protection by anesthetics. J Neurosurg Anesthesiol. 2002 Jan; 14(1):66-79.
Watts AD, Wyss AJ, Gelb AW. Phenylephrine increases cerebral perfusion pressure without increasing intracranial pressure in rabbits with balloon-elevated intracranial pressure. J Neurosurg Anesthesiol. 2002 Jan; 14(1):31-4.
Herrick IA, Craen RA, Blume WT, Novick T, Gelb AW. Sedative doses of remifentanil have minimal effect on ECoG spike activity during awake epilepsy surgery. J Neurosurg Anesthesiol. 2002 Jan; 14(1):55-8.
Naik V, Matsumoto E, Houston P, Hamstra S, Yeung R, Mallon J, Martire T, Zwack RM, Campbell DC, Breen TW, Yip RW, Roy JD, Girard M, Drolet P, Guay J, Bolis RS, LeDez K, Balatbat JT, Mukherji J, Ali MJ, Carroll J, Karski JM, Sui S, Cheng DC, Banner R, Yip R, Zondervan J, Chow V, McMillan D, Fisher J, Lattermann R, Carli F, Wykes L, Schricker T, Mazza L, Carli F, Danjoux G, Thomas D, Lennox PH, Henderson C, Martin L, Mitchell GW, Vaghadia H, Jassal R, Thomson IR, Hudson RJ, McGuire G, Manninen P, El-Beheiry H, Lozano A, Wennberg R, Archer DP, Tang TK, Staveley IR, Goldstein DH, VanDenKerkhof EG, Hall RI, Rocker GM, O'Connor JP, Dunham JI, Mikelberg FS, Dulovic G, Jenkins KL, Correa R, Wong DT, McGuire GP, Fayad AA, Paul J, Yang H, Sawchuk C, Brown KA, Bates JH, Edington R, Pridham J, Mukherji J, Karski JM, Balatbat J, Carroll J, Chun R, Cheng DC, Karski J, DeBrouwere R, Mathieu M, Carroll J, Feindel C, Cheng D, Clairoux M, Coutu S, McCluskey SA, Karkouti K, Ghannam M, Jewett M, Rampersaud R, Yau T, Quirt I, Carver ED, Kim P, Crawford MW, Finley GA, Breau LM, McGrath PJ, Camfield C, Mak PH, Hui TW, Irwin MG, Carli F, Trudel J, Belliveau P, Mayo N, Clunie ML, Crone LL, Klassen LJ, Yip RW, Hubert B, Radomski M, Blaise G, Renzi PM, Paradis MC, Martin R, Parent M, Parent P, Gagnon D, Tétrault JP, Prabhu AJ, Philip BK, Higgins PP, Blanshard HJ, van Rensselaer S, Chung FF, Caraiscos VB, MacDonald JF, Orser BA, Schreiber M, Georgieff M, Jin F, Chung F, Tong D, Reiz JL, Harsanyi Z, Miceli PC, Darke AC, Roy JS, St-Pierre J, Norman PH, Daley MD, Turner KE, Parlow JL, Tod DA, Avery ND, Nicole PC, Trépanier CA, Lessard MR, Marcoux S, Cowie DA, Gelb AW, Shoemaker JK, Baskett R, Lim BC, Dangor A, Morgan PJ, Cleave-Hogg D, Doyle DJ, Byrick R, Filipovi D, Cashin F, Chiu M, Kemp TJ, Bryson GL, Cleland MJ, Crosby ET, Harioka T, Nomura K, Ando N, Ikegami N, Aoki T, Maltby JR, Beriault MT, Watson NC, Liepert DJ, Fick GH, Maltby JR, Liepert D, Prabhu AJ, Correa RK, Wong DT, Chung F, Goyagi T, Bhardwaj A, Hum PD, Traystman RD, Kirsch JR, Bainbridge DT, Swaminathan M, McCreath BJ, Djaiani G, Grocott HP, Day F, Karski J, Djaiani G, Tan J, Cheng D, Wake PJ, Ali M, Karski J, Sui S, Guenther C, Mullen J, Bentley M, Koshal A, Finegan B, Murtha W, Fredrickson MJ, Luginbuehl IA, Bissonnette B, Granton JT, Platt H, Craen RA. Learning fiberoptic intubation on a simple model transfers to the O.R. Can J Anaesth. 2001 Jun; 48(Suppl 1):A2-A50.
Burden JM, Freedman B, Gelb AW. Ethical and family management problems in the intensive care unit--an illustrative case. Can J Anaesth. 1987 Mar; 34(3):274-9.
Honors and Awards: 
The Leffingwell Lecture, California Society Anesthesiologists, 2014
Inaugural William Young Lecture, EuroNeuro, 2014
The 2014 Ronald D Miller Award for Resident Mentorship, UCSF Department Anesthesia, 2014
Special Award for Fostering International Collaboration, International Chinese Academy of Anesthesiology, 2013
Honorary Professor, Capital Medical University Beijing China, 2013
TW Andersen/Haven M Perkins Visiting Professor, University of Florida, 2013
The Joseph C Gable Lectureship, University of Texas Houston, 2013
Distinguished Service Award, Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesia & Critical Care, 2010
Outstanding Contributions to the Development of Anesthesia in China, Chinese Society of Anesthesiology, 2009
Honorary Professor, Benares Hindu University India, 2008
Mentoring and Teaching Award, UCSF Academy of Medical Educators, 2007
The Dr. J. M. Chokashi Memorial Oration, Indian Society of Neuroanesthesia & Critical Care, 2006
Honarary Professor, Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China, 2005
Teacher of the Year (First Year Residents), UCSF Department of Anesthesia, 2005
The Jobson Lecturer, University of Sydney, Australia, 2005
The Malathi Memorial Oration, Indian Society of Neuroanaesthesiology & Critical Care, 2004
The Luxton Lecturer, University of Melbourne, Australia, 2004
Distinguished Teacher Award, Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesia & Critical Care, 2003
Election to Fellowship, Royal College of Anaesthetists, UK, 2001
Research Recognition Award, Canadian Anesthesiologists Society Research, 2000
Dean’s Award of Excellence in Research & Teaching, University of Western Ontario Canada, 2000