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Mervyn Maze, MD, MB ChB

Professor, Chair
Department of Anesthesia, Pain Medicine, Intensive Care
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, California

Dr. Maze was born in Cape Town, Republic of South Africa, where he obtained his degree in Medicine (MB, ChB with Honors) in 1970. He trained in Internal Medicine, initially at the Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, and then at the Royal Free Hospital in London. In 1976, he undertook a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at Stanford University, followed by training in anesthesiology, pain management and critical care medicine. He joined the faculty at Stanford in 1981 and led a laboratory to investigate the mechanisms of anesthetic and analgesic action. In 1999, he was recruited back to the UK, where he rose to be Head of the Division of Surgery, Oncology, Reproductive Biology and Anesthesia at Imperial College in London. He also held the positions of Sir Ivan Magill Chair of Anesthesia, Campus Dean and Director of Research at Chelsea and Westminster, Hospital. He became the first Chair for the Specialty of Anaesthesia within the National Institute of Health Research. In 2009, he was recruited to become Chair of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Care at University of California in San Francisco.

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