KellyMcQueen is an Associate Professor at Vanderbilt University in the Department of Anesthesiology, Affiliate Faculty at the Vanderbilt Institute for for Global Health (VIGH) and the Director of Vanderbilt Anesthesia Global Health and Development. Dr. McQueen is also a Fellow at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI). She is the Past-President of the ArizonaSociety of Anesthesiologists, and Chairs the ASA Committee on GlobalHumanitarian Outreach. Kelly co-directsthe Alliance for Surgery and Anesthesia Presence, an international group committed to improving global surgical access, delivery and outcome evaluation, and the Founder and President of The Global Surgical Consortium, a public charitycommitted to improving safe anesthesia and surgery in low income countries.
Kell yhas had a career long commitment to disaster response and humanitarianaid. She has volunteered for more than 25 years for a number of humanitarian organizations including the American Society of Anesthesiology’s Overseas Teaching Program, Operation Smile and Doctors without Borders. She currently conducts research in low income countries surveying anesthesia and surgical infrastrucure. In 2005,Colorado College honored Dr. McQueen with the Benezet Lifetime Achievement Award for her humanitarian work. In 2010, the International College of Surgeons presented her with the Surgical Volunteerism and Humanitarian Award. In 2011, she received the ArizonaMedical Association Humanitarian of the Year Award.