Half a century of anesthesia for children: An interview with Dr. Nishan G. ‘Nick’ Goudsouzian

Michael R. King, Christine L. Mai, Paul G. Firth*

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The career of Dr Nishan Goudsouzian spanned half a century of pediatric anesthesia. His 50 years saw seminal contributions to the use of neuromuscular blocking agents in children, the development of proton beam therapy and magnetic resonance imaging for pediatric cancer, the introduction of the laryngeal mask airway, an explosion in the volume and depth of knowledge about pediatric anesthesia, the expansion of formal training in pediatric anesthesia, and the widening of academic efforts to improve anesthetic care for children worldwide. Based on interviews with Dr Goudsouzian, this article reviews the contributions of this Robert M. Smith Award winner to the development of pediatric anesthesia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)947-954
Number of pages8
JournalPaediatric anaesthesia
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2018


  • global health
  • laryngeal mask airway
  • magnetic resonance imaging
  • neuromuscular blocking agents
  • pediatric anesthesia
  • pediatric cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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