Kumar Belani, MD

Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, Department of Anesthesiology

Kumar Belani

Contact Info


Fax 612-626-2363

Office Address:
B515 Mayo
420 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
MMC 294 Mayo

Mailing Address:
Anesthesiology Administration
MMC 294 Mayo
8294A (Campus Delivery Code)
420 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Lab Address:
Division of Infectious Disease and International Medicine
420 Delaware Street, SE, MMC 250
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Administrative Assistant Name
Sydney Lusardo

Administrative Phone

Administrative Email

Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, Department of Anesthesiology


Medical School, Bangalore University, Bangalore, India

Residency, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Fellowship, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Anesthesiology ; minor: Pharmacology, University of Minnesota 1983

Dr. Belani is a pediatric anesthesiologist and chief.



Anesthesiology, Pediatric Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

Awards & Recognition

  • Minneapolis Monthly "Top Doctor" (2020-2022)
  • Secretary, Society of Ambulatory Anesthesia (SAMBA)
  • Visiting Professorship at St. John's National Academy of Health Sciences
  • Mpls St. Paul Magazine "Top Doctor" (2012-2014, 2022)
  • Best Doctors in America® (2007-2013)

Professional Associations

  • Elected to Membership, Academic Health Center’s Academy for Excellence in Health Care Practice
  • Distinguished Speaker, H J Mehta Oration, St. John’s Medical College
  • President-Elect., Society of Ambulatory Anesthesia
  • Vice-President, Society of Ambulatory Anesthesia
  • Board of Directors, Society of Ambulatory Anesthesia 
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Medical Association  
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists 
  • Association of University Anesthesiologists
  • Indian Association of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiologists
  • International Anesthesia Research Society
  • Society of Pediatric Anesthesiology


  • English
  • Hindi


Research Funding Grants

  • Optimization of a Combined Drug and Delivery Device for Treatment of
    Cyanide Poisoning. NIH NAT INST OF NEURO DISORDERS & STROKE September 15, 2019 - July 31, 2024


  1. Kanchi, M., Inderbitzin, D. T., & Belani, K. (2020). Effect of dexmedetomidine on pulmonary artery pressure in children with congenital heart disease and pulmonary hypertension. Annals of cardiac anaesthesia, 23(4), 465-470. doi: 10.4103/aca.ACA_115_19 
  2. Natarajan, P., Kanchi, M., & Belani, K. (2020). Coronavirus and Homo Sapiens in Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). J Cardiac Critical Care(4), 121-131.
  3. Kanchi, M. (Lead Author), Nair, P., R., & Belani, K. (2020). Influence of Body Temperature on Bispectral Index-Guided Anesthetic Management in Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting. J Cardiac Critical Care(4), 79-85.
  4. Phu, H. (Lead Author), Park, Y., Andrews, A., & Belani, K. (2020). Design and evaluation of a portable negative pressure hood with HEPA filtration to protect health care workers treating patients with transmissible respiratory infections. 48(10), 1237-1243. PMID: 32603849 PMCID: PMC7320700 doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2020.06.203 
  5. King, M., & Belani, K. (2020). Managing the Adult Patient with Congenital Heart Disease. Anesthesiol Clin, 3, 643-662. PMID: 32792189 doi: 10.1016/j.anclin.2020.05.008
  6. Tong J, G., Kumar G, K. G., & Bergese, S. (2020). Fourth Consensus Guidelines for the Management of Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting. Anesthesia & Analgesia, 131(2), 411- 448. doi: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000004833
  7. Yensil, P. (Lead Author), Austin J, A., Hai-Thien, P., & Belani, K. (2020). A Portable System for Healthcare Worker Safety and Patient Isolation during COVID-19 and Other Respiratory Infections. Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (apsf.org), Online only Newsletter. [Non- Referred]


Board Certifications

American Board of Anesthesiology (voluntary renewal) (9817) 2009 - Present

American Board of Anesthesiology (voluntary renewal) 1993 - Present

American Board of Anesthesiology (Critical Care - lifetime


October 1986 - Present

Clinical Experience Statement

I am very caring and gentle towards children and provide meticulous anesthesia care in all my patients. I'm available to answer anesthesia related questions.

Hospital Privileges

M Health Fairview Masonic Children's Hospital