The Worldwide Women’s Association Recognizes Kelly McQueen, MD, MPH, FASA


Dr. Kelly McQueen is the Ralph M Waters Distinguished Chair in Anesthesiology, A graduate of the Colorado College, the University of Vermont College of Medicine and the Harvard School of Public Health,  she was previously a Professor in the Departments of Anesthesiology and Surgery at Vanderbilt University. Here, she served as the Director of Vanderbilt Anesthesia Global Health and Development, and as Director for the Vanderbilt Global Anesthesia Fellowship.

Dr. McQueen is the founder and the Inaugural President of the Alliance for Surgery and Anesthesia Presence, a integrated  member society of the International Surgical Society,  Kelly is the Founder and President of The Global Surgical Consortium, a public charity committed to improving safe anesthesia and surgery in low-income countries.   She serves on the World Federation of Societies of Anesthesia Publications Committee. Previously, Dr. McQueen has also served as the President of the Arizona Society of Anesthesiologists, and the Chair of the American Society of Anesthesiologists Committee on Global Humanitarian Outreach.

Kelly has volunteered for more than 25 years for several humanitarian organizations including the American Society of Anesthesiology’s Overseas Teaching Program, Operation Smile and Doctors without Borders. She currently conducts research in low-income countries assessing anesthesia and surgical infrastructure, the global burden of pain, perioperative mortality rates and patient safety.   In 2005 Colorado College honored Dr. McQueen with the Benezet Lifetime Achievement Award for her humanitarian work. In 2010, the International College of Surgeons presented her with the Surgical Volunteerism and Humanitarian Award.  In 2011, she received the Arizona Medical Association Humanitarian of the Year Award.  In 2016, the University of Vermont College of Medicine honored her with a Service to Medicine and Community Award, and in 2017 she was honored with the American Society of Anesthesiologists Nicholas M Greene Award for Outstanding Humanitarian Service.

She credits her success to a life-long  passion for service and learning.  She is committed to patients in Wisconsin, the US and in low-income countries around the world.  In her spare time she enjoys the outdoors, writing children’s books  and travel.

Worldwide Women’s Association Member, Kelly McQueen, MD, MPH, FASA, can be found on the Association Directory, where she is looking forward to networking with you.

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