Dr. Carvalho is the Chief of Obstetric Anesthesia and Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology, Stanford University Medical Center, and the President of the Society of Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology (SOAP). He has published extensively in the field of Obstetric Anesthesia with over 200 peer-reviewed articles, editorials, reviews, book chapters, and commentaries. He has received several NIH, pharmaceutical and institutional grants, and won numerous research awards including three Best Research Papers at SOAP scientific meetings. Dr. Carvalho has won the Teacher of the Year award at SOAP and at Stanford University’s Departments of Anesthesia. He has presented at over 150 regional, national, and international meetings and visiting professorships. His scholarly activities are focused on clinical and translational research in the field of cesarean and labor analgesia, perinatal pharmacology and immunology.