Niranjan "Tex" Kissoon, MD, FRCP(C), FAAP, FCCM, FACPE

 

Immediate Past President, World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies; Vice President, British Columbia Children’s Hospital (BCCH) and Sunny Hill Health Centre

Dr. Niranjan "Tex" Kissoon is the Immediate Past President of the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies, Vice-President, Medical Affairs at BC Children’s Hospital and Professor, Pediatric and Surgery (EM) Department of Pediatrics at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC, as well as the UBC BCCH Professor in Acute and Critical Care – Global Child Health.  He completed his medical studies at the University of West Indies in Jamaica, followed by residencies in Pediatrics and Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine.

As a recognized expert in the field of pediatric emergency and critical care, he has contributed to over 200 peer reviewed publications and authored over 50 book chapters.  He has been a visiting professor at more than 55 institutions worldwide along with being a member of editorial boards of 10 journals.

In recognition of his contribution to pediatric emergency and critical care medicine, he was awarded the Distinguished Career Achievement Award by the American Academy of Pediatrics in October 2012 in New Orleans.

Dr. Kissoon’s international work has included work in China, India, Bangladesh, Brazil and Africa, often in areas of vulnerability and limited resources for the critically ill child.

Together with his esteemed colleagues, he developed a Global Alliance for Sepsis and an International Pediatric Sepsis Initiative.  He was the Chair of the committee on Pediatric Mass Critical Care Task Force and the Guest Editor of the resulting Supplement in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine.