Niranjan “Tex” Kissoon
Niranjan “Tex” Kissoon, MD, FRCP(C), FAAP, FCCM, FACPE is the Past President of the World Federation of Pediatric Critical and Intensive Care Societies and a Professor in the Pediatric and Surgery (Emergency Medicine) Department of Pediatrics at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC. He also holds the University of British Columbia BC Children’s Hospital (UBC BCCH) Endowed Chair in Acute and Critical Care for Global Child Health.
Dr. Kissoon is the President of the Global Sepsis Alliance and co-chair of World Sepsis Day and the International Pediatric Sepsis Initiative. Dr. Kissoon has been instrumental in lobbying the World Health Assembly of the United Nations to adopt a resolution on sepsis which passed in May 2017 at the World Health Assembly. He has been involved in both advocacy and in promoting World Sepsis Day as part of a global initiative. Additionally, he is involved in promoting sepsis guidelines such that appropriate treatments are given even in areas where there are limited resources.
Dr. Kissoon’s international work has included many areas of the world with limited resources and vulnerable, critically ill children. He is fully committed to improving the health care of children nationally and internationally. Part of this commitment has enabled him to assist colleagues worldwide in quality and safety projects, searching for new knowledge, and accessing resources they might not otherwise have.
As a recognized expert in the field of pediatric emergency and critical care, Dr. Kissoon has contributed to over 500 peer reviewed publications and authored over 80 book chapters. He has been a visiting professor at more than 90 institutions worldwide along with being a member of editorial boards for 10 journals.
Dr. Kissoon was awarded a Distinguished Career Award by the American Academy of Pediatrics in 2013 for his contribution to the society and discipline. He was also awarded the prestigious Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) Master of Critical Care Medicine award in 2015 in recognition of his tireless efforts and achievements as a prominent and distinguished leader of national and international stature. For his major contributions to pediatrics in India, Dr. Kissoon was awarded the BNS Walia PGIMER Golden Jubilee Oration 2015 Award from the Postgraduate Institute Medical Education and Research (Chandigarh, India). In recognition of his achievements, Dr. Kissoon was awarded the UBC Canada Distinguished Achievement Award for Overall Excellence in 2016.