Alan David Kaye, MD, PhD, is the Professor and Chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology at LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans since Jan, 2005. Over the past 6 years prior, he was Professor and Chairman of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Department of Anesthesiology in Lubbock, Texas. Prior, he was the Medical Director of the Greater New Orleans Surgical Center, the Director of Resident Recruitment, Acting Program Director, and an Attending Staff of the Department of Anesthesiology at Tulane University Medical Center in New Orleans.
He was born in New York and raised in Los Angeles and in Tucson. He received two BS degrees and a MD degree from the University of Arizona. He was a national finalist for a Rhodes Scholarship, Honors Student of the Year, Who's Who, Phi Beta Kappa, and the Outstanding Graduating Senior in his class. He completed an internship in Internal Medicine at the Alton Oschner Clinic and trained in Anesthesiology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Tulane University where he served as chief resident and president of the Louisiana State Residents Component of the American Society of Anesthesiology. He also completed a pain management fellowship at Texas Tech Health Sciences Center under Dr. Gabor Racz, Dr. Prithvi Raj, and Dr. Miles Day.
He is Board Certified as a Consultant in Anesthesiology and has a special certificate in Pain Management for the American Board of Anesthesiology. He is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Pain Medicine and the American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians.Dr. Kaye completed his PhD in pharmacology in May 1997. His thesis title was "Pharmacology of Angiotensin Peptides and Nonpeptide Agonists in the Pulmonary Vascular Bed of the Cat and of the Rat." He was awarded first place in the National Student Research Forum as a resident and has authored or co-authored over 150 abstracts and two hundred manuscripts and book chapters in the fields of pulmonary vascular pharmacology and anesthesiology.
He has had a lifelong interest in education and teaching medical students and residents. He serves on a number of national committees including as a National Board of Director of ASIPP and ABIPP. He is editor-in-chief of the journal Pain Physicians and is on the FDA Advisory Board on Anesthetics and Analgesics. He was an Associate National Board Examiner in Anesthesiology.