Professor of Anesthesiology; Professor of Pharmacology, Toxicology, and Neurosciences; Provost, Chief Academic Officer, and Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, LSU Health Shreveport

Alan David¬†Kaye, MD, PhD, DABA, DABPM, DABIPP, FASA, 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 200 abstracts, 800 manuscripts, and 250 book chapters in the fields of pharmacology, pain medicine, 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 Directors of ASIPP and ABIPP. He is editor-in-chief of the journals Pain Physician and Current Pain and Headache Reports, and is on the FDA Advisory Board on Anesthetics and Analgesics. He was previously an Associate National Board Examiner in Anesthesiology.

He and his wife, who is a pathologist, have two children, one who is an anesthesia resident and the other who is a senior medical student.