Dr. Kanwaljeet Anand graduated from M.G.M. Medical College, Indore (India). As a Rhodes Scholar at University of Oxford, he received the D.Phil. degree, followed by post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School, a categorical Pediatrics residency training at Boston Children’s Hospital and a Critical Care Medicine fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston.
His pioneering research was widely recognized by the Dr. Michael Blacow Award from British Paediatric Association (1986), Pediatric Resident Research Award from American Academy of Pediatrics (1992), the inaugural Young Investigator Award in Pediatric Pain from International Association for Study of Pain (IASP, 1994), the Jeffrey Lawson Award for Children’s Advocacy from American Pain Society (2000), the Windermere Honorary Lectureship Award from Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health (2004), Joan M. Cranmer “Mentor of the Year” Award (2007) from University of Arkansas, the Nils Rosén von Rosenstein Award* from the Swedish Academy of Medicine (2009), Top Mentor Award, School of Graduate Studies, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (2011), the 9th Annual “In Praise of Medicine” Public Address at Erasmus University (2014), the Journées Nationales de Néonatologie 2015 Address at The Pasteur Institute (Paris, France), the Nightingale Excellence Award (2016) from Stanford Children’s Healthcare, and an Honorary Doctorate from University of Örebro, Sweden (2019). Dr. Anand founded the Harmony Health Clinic, the largest charitable medical & dental clinic in Central Arkansas and worked to remove inter-faith conflict throughout the state of Arkansas. The Father Joseph Biltz Award (2007) from the National Conference for Community & Justice (NCCJ) and the Dr. Martin Luther King “Salute to Greatness” Individual Award (2008) from the Governor of Arkansas recognized his commitments to community service.
Dr. Anand is currently Professor of Pediatrics, Anesthesiology, Perioperative & Pain Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine; he directs the Pain/Stress Neurobiology Lab, the Jackson Vaughan Critical Care Research Fund, and serves as Field Chief Editor for the journal Frontiers in Pediatrics. He has published >275 peer-reviewed articles, edited 9 books or journal issues, and has contributed >65 book chapters and numerous other publications. He is considered a world authority on pain and stress in newborns and the pain management in infants.
Honors & Awards
Nightingale Excellence Award for Physicians, Stanford Children’s Healthcare System (2016)
Elected as Executive Committee Member for the PPRN, the Pediatric Section of the ACTTION Network, Pediatric Pain Research Network (2015)
Member, Study Section for STTR Applications, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute for Child Health & Human Development/NIH (2015)
Respect for Nursing Award , PICU Nurses and Nursing Leadership, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Palo Alto, CA. (2015)