I have been an academic pediatric anesthesiologist for 30 years. During that time, I have always taken care of patients, providing general and regional anesthesia and teaching the next generation of providers to do the same. I have had the good fortune to have a wide variety of additional parts to my job: inpatient pain management, clinical research, basic science research, writing and public speaking.
Pediatric anesthesiology and pain management have grown substantially, and we now have far more sophisticated understanding and equipment than we used to. It has been a pleasure to have been a small part of that growth; I look forward to ongoing learning and teaching.