Past Apgar Day Lecturers






Max B. Kelz, MD, PhD, David E. Longnecker Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care

University of Pennsylvania

"Personalized Anesthesia: What Do Population Dose-Response Curves Tell Us About Individuals?"


Dan E. Berkowitz, MD, MBBCh,  Professor, Biomedical Engineering; Professor and Vice Chair for Research, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

Johns Hopkins University

"Blood Vessels That See and Smell, and Airways That Taste: Promiscuous G-Protein Coupled Receptors as Novel Therapeutic Targets."


Jeffrey R. Kirsch, MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Associate Dean for Clinical and Veterans' Affairs

Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR

"Are Anesthesthetics Neuro-Protectors or Toxins"


David S. Warner, MD, Vice Chair for Research, Chief, Division of Basic Sciences, Professor of Anesthesiology, Neurobiology and Surgery

Duke University, Durham, NC

"Advancing Translational Research: Lessons From Study of Acute Brain Injury"


Y.S. Prakash, MD, PhD, Professor of Anesthesiology & Physiology, Chair, Department of Physiology and Biomedical Engineering, Vice-Chair for Research, Department of Anesthesiology

Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

“Nanoparticles for Targeting Lung Diseases: The Need for Intelligent Design"


Jeanine M. D’Armiento, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine in Anesthesiology, Director of the Center for Molecular Pulmonary Disease in Anesthesiology and Physiology and Cellular Biophysics and Director, Center for LAM and Rare Lung Disease

Columbia University, New York, NY

"Molecular Mechanism in Lung Injury and Repair” 


Judy R. Kersten, MD, Professor of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Toxicology, Senior Vice Chair of Anesthesiology, Department of Anesthesiology

Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

"What’s So Bad About Being Sweet?” 


Thomas J. J. Blanck, MD, PhD, Dorothy Reaves Spatz, MD Professor of Anesthesiology, Chairman, Department of Anesthesiology

New York University, New York, NY

“Clinical Research: Past and Present”


Paul R. Knight III, MD, PhD, Professor of Anesthesiology and Microbiology, Department of Anesthesiology

University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

“Aspiration Pneumonia (Disambiguation)”


Laurent G. Glance, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Vice-Chairman for Research

University of Rochester School of Medicine, Rochester, NY

"Health Care Report Cards: Report on the Report Cards"


Steven Shafer, MD, Professor of Anesthesiology, Department of Anesthesiology

Columbia University, New York, NY

"The Anesthetic Pipeline”


Michael Zaugg, MD, DEAA, Institute of Anesthesiology, E-HOF

University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland

“New Paradigms in Organ Protection: Anesthetic pre- and post-conditioning”


Jeffrey Drazen MD, Editor-in-Chief, New England Journal of Medicine, Parker B. Francis Professor of Medicine

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

"Pharmacogenetics of Asthma”


John Driscoll, MD, Professor and Chairman, Department of Pediatrics

Columbia University, New York, NY

"Dr. Virginia Apgar: Innovator and Advocate"


Herbert Kleber, MD, Professor

NYPH Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY

"Pharmacotherapy for Drug Addiction"