Distinguished Life Award


2021 Winners

Gabor B. Racz, MD 

Dr. Racz filled numerous assignments, such as respiratory consultant in the neurosurgical head injury unit and Associate Professor at SUNY, until 1977 when he moved to Lubbock, Texas to become the fi rst Chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology at the new Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. He held that position until March 1, 1999 when, as Director of Pain Services, he focused full attention to treatment of patients, expanding the operations of pain services, and the future development of an international pain institute in Lubbock, Texas.

 

 


P. Prithvi Raj, MD
1931-2016
 

Dr. Raj was a world-renowned anesthesiologist and pioneer in the fi eld of regional anesthesia, setting standards for care worldwide. He began his medical training at Mysore Medical College in India and his illustrious career took him around the world. His signifi cant research, many articles, books, lectures and demonstrations on regional anesthesia and pain management proved him to an international leader in the fi eld. He is a founding member of American Society of Regional Anesthesia, Texas Pain Society, and the World Institute of Pain.