September 2022: Brinda Kamdar
Dr. Brinda Bharat Kamdar from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) is this month’s Member Spotlight. Dr. Kamdar is an assistant professor of anesthesia and critical care medicine at Harvard Medical School in Boston, where she also serves as program director for the Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine Fellowship and associate director of the Regional Anesthesia and Perioperative Pain Service. She serves on a number of committees including Faculty Development, Faculty Workforce, and Faculty Recruitment, as well as serving as the director of the Obstetric Anesthesia Fellowship Clinical Competency Committee.
Nominator Nicole Spence wrote, “Dr. Kamdar has dedicated herself to educating and integrating novel techniques for trainees and fellows to advance their expertise in regional anesthesia and acute pain. She worked tirelessly to see that her Regional and Acute Pain Fellowship immediately became ACGME-accredited at the first opportunity.”
Dr. Kamdar has been a member of ASRA Pain Medicine since 2013 and frequently serves as an abstract reviewer for annual meetings. In 2022, Dr. Kamdar was named an associate editor for Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine. She was the recipient of the MGH Faculty Clinical Mentorship Inaugural Award and has been recognized by the residents as one of the department’s “best teachers.” Currently, she is a coinvestigator on two research projects, one addressing phantom limb pain and one regarding neuraxial fentanyl in maternal and neonatal toxicology screens. She has presented many lectures for ASRA Pain Medicine as well as the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology, and other prominent meetings. In addition, she has several impressive publications and abstracts on her C.V.
“She embodies a commitment to self-directed learning, which shines through her teaching. Her commitment to education, patient safety, and excellent care does not go unnoticed,” Spence wrote.