Articles  |   September 2014
Henrik Kehlet, M.D., Ph.D. to Receive 2014 Excellence in Research Award
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Articles   |   September 2014
Henrik Kehlet, M.D., Ph.D. to Receive 2014 Excellence in Research Award
ASA Monitor 09 2014, Vol.78, 38-39.
ASA Monitor 09 2014, Vol.78, 38-39.
Henrik Kehlet, M.D., Ph.D. is perhaps the most well-known surgeon among physician anesthesiologists around the world due to his substantial contributions toward the understanding of surgical pathophysiology. Dr. Kehlet completed his medical studies and surgical residency at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. He then enrolled in a Ph.D. program within the same institution, authoring a thesis pertaining to the study of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical function in glucocorticoid-treated surgical patients. Dr. Kehlet served as the Chief of Surgery and Professor of Surgery, Copenhagen University at Hvidovre University Hospital from 1989 to 2004. He was subsequently appointed as a Professor of Perioperative Therapy and Head of the Section for Surgical Pathophysiology at the Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen. Dr. Kehlet continues to be an extremely prolific writer, having authored more than 950 scientific articles covering topics of surgical pathophysiology, acute pain physiology and pharmacotherapy, surgical stress response, regional anesthesia and analgesia, perioperative immune function, fast-track surgery and the transition from acute to chronic pain. His work has been cited thousands of times, and he currently holds an H-index of 80. For his outstanding contributions to research, Dr. Kehlet has received numerous honorary awards from distinguished learned societies such as the Royal College of Anaesthetists of Great Britain, the American College of Surgeons and the American Surgical Association. He has also been invited worldwide to lecture and has given revered eponymous lectures such as the Bonica lecture, the Labat lecture, the Carl Koller lecture and the Simpson Memorial lecture.
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