Niranjan “Tex” Kissoon, MD, FRCP(C), FAAP, FCCM, FACPE
Dr. Kissoon is the Past President of the World Federation of Pediatric Critical and Intensive Care Societies (www.wfpiccs.org); Vice-President, Medical Affairs at BC Children’s Hospital and Professor, Pediatric and Surgery (Emergency Medicine) Department of Pediatrics at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC as well as he 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 vice chair of the Global Alliance for Sepsis and co-chair of World Sepsis Day and the International Pediatric Sepsis Initiative. He has been involved in both advocacy and in promoting World Sepsis Day as part of a global initiative. He is also 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 and search for new knowledge as well as enabling them to access resources they would not otherwise have.
As a recognized expert in the field of pediatric emergency and critical care, Dr. Kissoon has contributed to over 300 peer reviewed publications and authored over 70 book chapters. He has been a visiting professor at more than 75 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 as well as 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 as well as the BNS Walia PGIMER Golden Jubilee Oration 2015 Award for major contribution to Pediatrics in India from the Postgraduate Institute Medical Education and Research (Chandigarh, India).