The ASA Monitor sat down with Dr. Sanders, a key opinion leader in anesthesiology, for his insights on the specialty. Dr. Sanders is the recipient of the 2020 James E. Cottrell, MD, Presidential Scholar Award, which is presented each year to an ASA member whose career focuses on research. He is the current Nuffield Chair of Anaesthetics at Sydney Medical School/Central Clinical School and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Australia.

ASA Monitor: From your clinical and research training at Imperial College London to your recent appointment as Nuffield Chair of Anaesthetics at the University of Sydney, Australia, how has your international career shaped your approach to health care?

Dr. Sanders: I think most of the challenges and opportunities in health care are the same the world over, but there are major differences in local cultures and practices. I think flexibility and communication are key. Ultimately, we're all focused on...

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