Niranjan Kissoon, MBBS, MCCM, FRCP(C)
Department of Pediatrics, Division of Critical Care, BC Children's Hospital and Research Institute, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Dr. Kissoon is Past President of the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies (WFPICCS); Vice-President, Medical Affairs at British Columbia (BC) Children’s Hospital and Professor, Pediatric and Surgery at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, Canada. He holds the UBC BC Children’s Hospital Endowed Chair in Acute and Critical Care for Global Child Health, is Vice Chair, Global Alliance for Sepsis (GSA), co-Chair, World Sepsis Day, International Pediatric Sepsis Initiative, and the Pediatric Surviving Sepsis Campaign Guideline Committee.
As the Vice Chair of the Global Sepsis Alliance, Dr. Kissoon has been instrumental in lobbying the World Health Assembly of the United Nations to adopt a resolution on sepsis which has recently been passed in May 2017 at the World Health Assembly
In recognition of his achievements, Dr. Kissoon was awarded the 2013 Distinguished Career Award by the AAP for his contribution to the society and discipline, in 2015 he was awarded the SCCM Master of Critical Care Medicine Award and the BNS Walia PGIMER Golden Jubilee Oration Award in India. In 2016 Dr. Kissoon received the UBC Canada Distinguished Achievement Award for Overall Excellence and in 2017, Dr. Kissoon has for the 6th time received a Presidential Citation from the Society of Critical Care Medicine for outstanding contributions to the Society (this was previously awarded to him in 2001, 2003, 2012, 2013 and 2014).
Terms of Appointment: Aug 2018 - Jul 2020