Peter Szmuk, MD

Professor of Anesthesiology in the Department of Anesthesiology at University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas, TX and Director of Pediatric Clinical Research in the Division of Pediatric Anesthesia at Children’s Medical Center, Dallas, TX. More than 140 full papers. He participates in large collaborative research studies, such as the GAS study, in which 24 centers from North America, Europe, Australia and New Zeeland worked together in the only prospective randomized trial dedicated to the role of general anesthetics in neurodevelopment of young patients. Part of this study was NIH sponsored and resulted in multiple publications, including two in 2016 and 2019 in Lancet. He was the leader of the follow-up pilot study, the TREX study, with most of the same group. Dr. Szmuk is a founder of two multicenter registry studies: The Pediatric Difficult Intubation Registry (PDiR) and the Pediatric Craniofacial Collaborative Group (PCCG), each of which has improved our understanding and management.