Congratulations to Dr. Niranjan “Tex” Kissoon recipient of the 2016 Distinguished Achievement Awards UBC Faculty of Medicine for Award for Overall Excellence – Senior Faculty.
Dr. Niranjan “Tex” Kissoon is from the Division of Critical Care and he is the Past President of the World Federation of Pediatric Critical and Intensive Care Societies, Vice-President, Medical Affairs at BC Children’s Hospital and Professor, Pediatric and Surgery (Emergency Medicine) Department of Pediatrics at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC as well as he holds the University of British Columbia BC Children’s Hospital (UBC BCCH) Endowed Chair in Acute and Critical Care for Global Child Health. Dr. Kissoon is the vice chair of the Global Sepsis Alliance, co-chair of World Sepsis Day and the International Pediatric Sepsis Initiative.). He has been involved in both advocacy and in promoting Canada-wide involvement in World Sepsis Day as part of a global initiative. He is also involved in promoting sepsis guidelines such that appropriate treatments are given even in areas where there are limited resources.
UBC’s Faculty of Medicine has conferred Distinguished Achievement Awards on two Pediatrics faculty members whose performance during an assessment period (January 1 to December 31, 2015) was particularly commendable, Drs. Clara VanKarnbeek and Niranjan “Tex” Kissoon.