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Editorial introductions

Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology: December 2008 - Volume 21 - Issue 6 - p vi
doi: 10.1097/ACO.0b013e32831ec2d4
Editorial introductions
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Current Opinion in Anesthesiology was launched in 1988. It is one of a successful series of review journals whose unique format is designed to provide a systematic and critical assessment of the literature as presented in the many primary journals. The field of anesthesiology is divided into 15 sections that are reviewed once a year. Each section is assigned a Section Editor, a leading authority in the area, who identifies the most important topics at that time. Here we are pleased to introduce the Section Editors for this issue.

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Section Editors

Girish P. Joshi

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Girish P. Joshi, MB, BS, MD, FFARCSI is Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Management at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas, USA. He is also the Director of Perioperative Medicine and Ambulatory Anesthesia at Parkland Health and Hospital Systems, Dallas, Texas.

Dr Joshi received his medical degree (MB, BS) and doctor of medicine (MD) degree from B. J. Medical College at the University of Pune, India. He received his fellowship in anesthesiology (FFARCSI) from the College of Anaesthetists, Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland, and then received another MD degree from the University College Dublin, Ireland.

Dr Joshi has published extensively. He has authored or co-authored over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles, case reports, editorials and abstracts as well as numerous book chapters. He performs reviews for several prestigious journals including Anesthesiology, Anesthesia and Analgesia, Journal of Clinical Anesthesia, and Postgraduate Journal. He is one of the Associate Editors for Anesthesia & Analgesia. Dr Joshi has made numerous presentations as a visiting professor and invited lecturer. He has also attended several national and international meetings as a speaker.

Dr Joshi is a member of many professional societies, including the Association of University Anesthesiologists, the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the Texas Society of Anesthesiologists, the International Anesthesia Research Society, and the Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia (SAMBA). He serves on the board of directors and numerous committees of the Texas Society of Anesthesiologists and is the immediate past President of SAMBA.

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Kirk Shelley

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Dr Kirk Shelley is boarded in Anesthesia and Internal Medicine. He is a Professor in the Department of Anesthesia at Yale University, USA where he heads their Ambulatory Surgical Division. He obtained MD and PhD degrees (biochemistry) from Penn State University. He has won awards for his work including several for technology used in anesthesia.

Dr Shelley's current research focuses on the development of tools for the non-invasive measurement of physiologic parameters. The primary goal has been the understanding of the underlying physiology responsible for the photoplethysmographic waveform. The secondary goal is the utilization of this understanding to develop new methods of patient monitoring. He is also recognized for developing this technology in an “open source” manner to further scientific collaboration.

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