Research & Education Awards Committee
The IARS Research & Education Awards Committee provides strategic direction and oversight for the IARS Awards Programs. The members ensure that award dollars are utilized in a strategic manner to maximize impact and best meet the changing needs of the specialty, and further the IARS mission.


Y.S. Prakash

Y.S. Prakash, MD, PhD

Journal Liaison and IARS Trustee

Consultant, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine; Associate Dean for Research, Midwest, Mayo Clinic; Consultant, Department of Physiology & Biomedical Engineering; Chair, Department of Physiology & Biomedical Engineering, Professor of Anesthesiology and Physiology, Mayo Clinic

Rochester, Minnesota


Meredith Adams

Meredith Adams, MD, MS, FASA, FAMIA

IARS Trustee

Associate Professor, Departments of Anesthesiology, Biomedical Informatics, and Public Health Sciences
Wake Forest School of Medicine

Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Seun Johnson-Akeju

Seun Johnson-Akeju, MD, MMSc, MBA

IARS Secretary, Treasurer and Trustee

Anesthetist-in-Chief, Henry Isaiah Dorr Associate Professor of Research and Teaching in Anaesthetics and Anaesthesia, Massachusetts General Hospital

Boston, Massachusetts

George A. Mashour

George A. Mashour, MD, PhD

IARS Trustee

Chair, Anesthesiology; Robert B. Sweet Professor of Anesthesiology; Faculty, Neuroscience Graduate Program; Professor, Neurosurgery, University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Duminda Wijeysundera

Duminda Wijeysundera, MD, PhD, FRCPC, FAHA

IARS Trustee

Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Professor, Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto
Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael’s Hospital

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Physician Executive

Santhanam Suresh

Santhanam Suresh, MD, MBA, FASA, FAAP

IARS Ex Officio Trustee and Trustee Emeritus

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Chicago, Illinois