Affiliation: Professor of Anaesthesia Harvard Medical School, Boston, United States;
Statement of expertise for the sub-committee: Perioperative management of pediatric neuroanesthesia patients
Biography: Dr. Soriano holds the Boston Children’s Hospital Endowed Chair in Pediatric Neuroanesthesia and is a Professor of Anaesthesia at Harvard Medical School. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Graduate School of Education with a concentration in Medical Education. Sol completed a residency in anesthesiology at the University of California Davis and pediatric anesthesiology fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital. His expertise in pediatric neuroanesthesia has been recognized internationally by invitations to write chapters in the leading textbooks of neurosurgery and anesthesia and lecture at neuroanesthesia and critical care symposia. He is a co-author of the textbook Fundamentals of Neuroanesthesia and Recognition and alleviation of pain in laboratory animals. Dr. Soriano is a past president of the Society for Neurosurgical Anesthesia and Critical Care. Dr. Soriano’s forays into research were in the perioperative management of pediatric neuroanesthesia patients. His basic science work encompasses two themes: 1. adhesion molecules and cerebral injury and 2. neurotoxicity of anesthetic drugs on the developing brain. Ongoing studies look at the effects of anesthetics on adhesion molecule function; with the intention of using them as anti-inflammatory agents in the setting of anesthesia and critical care. The anesthetic developmental neurotoxicity is an area of investigation that has significant impact on the practice of pediatric anesthesia. With the perspective of a pediatric anesthesiologist, he is utilizing clinically relevant paradigms in preclinical models. His clinical, research and educational achievements have lead to leadership roles in neuroanesthesia, the American Society of Anesthesiologists and appointments to National Academic of Sciences, National Institute of Health and Food and Drug Administration advisory committees. He serves on the editorial boards for Pediatric Anesthesia and Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesia and as an ad hoc reviewer for journals in fields of Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine, Pediatrics and Neurosciences.
Disclosure of Interest: None declared
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