Henrik Kehlet, M.D., Ph.D. is perhaps the most well-known surgeon among physician anesthesiologists around the world due to his substantial contributions toward the understanding of surgical pathophysiology. Dr. Kehlet completed his medical studies and surgical residency at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. He then enrolled in a Ph.D. program within the same institution, authoring a thesis pertaining to the study of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical function in glucocorticoid-treated surgical patients. Dr. Kehlet served as the Chief of Surgery and Professor of Surgery, Copenhagen University at Hvidovre University Hospital from 1989 to 2004. He was subsequently appointed as a Professor of Perioperative Therapy and Head of the Section for Surgical Pathophysiology at the Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen. Dr. Kehlet continues to be an extremely prolific writer, having authored more than 950 scientific articles covering topics of surgical pathophysiology, acute pain physiology and pharmacotherapy, surgical stress response, regional anesthesia and analgesia, perioperative immune function, fast-track...

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