This article has been reprinted in its entirety from the October issue of the journal Anesthesiology, Volume 131, Issue No. 4.

The 2019 recipient of the James E. Cottrell, M.D., Presidential Scholar Award is Seun Johnson-Akeju, M.D., M.M.Sc., Director of Neurosurgical Anesthesia at Massachusetts General Hospital. The Massachusetts General Hospital Endowed Scholar in Anesthesia and Clinical Research, and Associate Professor of Anaesthesia at Harvard Medical School (Boston, Massachusetts). I have come to know Dr. Johnson-Akeju very well since I became the Anesthetist-in-Chief at Massachusetts General Hospital. I remain impressed by his unwavering commitment and dedication to research, and his clinical and scholarly accomplishments. His selfless acts of generosity and commitment to mentorship and diversity are equally impressive. Our faculty recently honored him with the Mentorship Award for Academic Excellence given in recognition for his dedication...

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