Keira P. Mason, MD is an Associate Professor of Anaesthesia (Radiology) at Harvard Medical School, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA. She is the Course Director for Pediatric Sedation Outside the Operating Room, a conference she initiated through Harvard Medical School and is an active member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Committees. Recently the expanded Second Edition of her critically
and globally acclaimed book, Pediatric Sedation Outside of the Operating Room, 2nd ed, Mason, ed., (2015), was published. In 2017, her book Total Intravenous Anesthesia and Target Controlled Infusions was published. The book is the first multi-disciplinary, globally authored volume on the topic. In total she has edited 3 books throughout her career.
During 1998-2014, Dr. Mason was Director of Radiology Anesthesia and Sedation at Boston Children’s Hospital, where she developed a sedation and anesthesia program that continues to be nationally and internationally recognized. She is considered a pioneer of innovative and safe sedation protocols which have been adopted worldwide. Dr. Mason is past- Vice President of the World Society of Intravenous Anesthesia (Founding Board Member), and a frequently invited lecturer to national and international conferences, including Society of Interventional Radiology, American Society of Anesthesiologists, Radiological Society of North America, International Dental Congress on Anesthesia, Sedation, and Pain Control, Society of Ambulatory Anesthesia, Asian and Oceanic Society of Regional Anesthesia, European Society of Anesthesiology, Japanese Society for Intravenous Anesthesia, International Association of Pediatric Dentistry, All-African Anaesthesia Congress, Asian Society of Paediatric Anesthesiologists, and many others. She has authored many book chapters and journals including in the Journal of American Medical Association, Anesthesia & Analgesia, and the American Society of Anesthesia monitor. As a Principal Investigator of numerous studies, some which required approval of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), she has numerous publications. Dr. Mason continues to serve on expert panels for the FDA. She is an Associate Editor oat the British Journal of Anaesthesia.