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Professor of Pediatrics, Anesthesiology, Perioperative & Pain Medicine

Kanwaljeet S. Anand

Faculty Affiliate
King Center on Global Development

Professor of Pediatrics, Anesthesiology, Perioperative & Pain Medicine
Department of Pediatrics

Dr. Kanwaljeet S. Anand graduated from M.G.M. Medical College, Indore (India), received the D.Phil. degree as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University, and completed post-doctoral training at Harvard Medical School. He has practiced as a Pediatric Intensivist for almost 40 years. His research has been recognized with awards from, among others, the British Paediatric Association (1986), the American Academy of Pediatrics (1992), and the Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health (2004). In 2009, he received the Nils Rosén von Rosenstein Award, an international award in Pediatrics that is awarded by Swedish Academy of Medicine every 5 years. He also presented the “In Praise of Medicine” Public Address at 100th Anniversary of the Erasmus University Medical Center (2013) and the Journées Nationales de Néonatologie Keynote Address at The Pasteur Institute, Paris (2015) and received the Nightingale Excellence Award from Stanford Children’s Healthcare (2016).

He has authored over 300 scientific articles, edited 9 books/journal issues, and published numerous other monographs, white papers, and national guidelines. As a tenured Professor of Pediatrics, Anesthesiology, Perioperative & Pain Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine, he directs the Stanford Child Wellness Lab and Jackson Vaughan Research Fund.

Recognizing that 70% of the world’s poorest are villagers, Dr. Anand has organized the Ideal Village Conferences at Stanford annually since 2016, which are dedicated to improving the lives of villagers across the world by creating holistic and collaborative solutions to eliminate rural poverty. Ideal Village programs have already improved the lives of rural families and communities in India, the US, and other low- or middle-income countries (LMICs). The 7th Ideal Village Conference in Varanasi culminated in launching a nationwide Ideal Village Movement for Rural Transformation in India. Ongoing Ideal Village Projects in India may provide research or educational opportunities for interested undergraduate and doctoral students, postdoctoral fellows, and scholars.

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