Beverley A. Orser, MD, PhD, FRCPC, Sunday, October 4, 2020, Noon-1 p.m. CT

Dr. Beverley A. Orser became interested in becoming an anesthesiologist when she had the opportunity to work in underserved medical environments in the West Indies and in rural parts of Canada. There, she saw how patient care is impacted by inadequate anesthesia services.

As she built her career, Dr. Orser focused on understanding the science of safety as it relates to the specialty of anesthesiology. In her clinical studies, she worked on patient safety, especially by designing health care and drug delivery systems to be as safe as possible.

“It's the notion of always remaining highly committed to the acute needs of the patient who is under your care – but you also see that our horizons now are evolving to much longer-term outcomes — not only of our patients, but also of our health care system,”...

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