Kumar Belani



Dr. Kumar Belani is a professor and the former Division Chief and Medical Director of Pediatric Anesthesiology at the University of Minnesota Department of Anesthesiology. He currently serves as the Associate Director of the Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship Program. He also runs his own lab, the Belani Lab, which is currently focused on measuring cyanide toxicity, its treatment, and the role of sulfanegen, a new antidote.


MBBS, St. John's Medical College
Fellowship in Critical Care Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Residency in Anesthesiology, University of Minnesota
Fellowship in Pediatric Anesthesiology, University of Pennsylvania

Professional Memberships

Society of Ambulatory Anesthesia, President-Elect
International Anesthesia Research Society
Society of Pediatric Anesthesiology
Association of University Anesthesiologists
American Society of Anesthesiologists
American Academy of Pediatrics
American Medical Association
Selected Publications

Selected Publications

Desmond, M., Schwengel, D., Chilson, K., Rusy, D., Ingram, K., Ambardekar, A., Greenberg, R., Belani, K., Perate, A., Gangadharan, M., 2021. Pediatric patients in mass casualty incidents: A comprehensive review and call to action. British Journal of Anesthesia, 128 (2):
2021. Effect of neuraxial anaesthesia on left ventricular diastolic function assessed by transthoracic echocardiography. International Journal of Regional Anesthesia, 2 (2):
Kanchi, M., Nair, H., Natarajan, P., Punnen, J., Shetty, V., Patangi, S., Shetty, D., Belani, K., 2021. Management of intrapulmonary hemorrhage in patients undergoing pulmonary thrombo-endarterectomy. Annals of Cardiac Anesthesia, 24 (3):
Kanchi, M., Malhotra, P., Senniappan, K., Kumar, A., Krishnan, R., Das, S., Bhati, A., Belani, K., Online fellowship exit examination during the COVID-19 pandemic. Global Bioethics Enquiry, 8 (3):
Sequera-Ramos, L., Laverriere, E., Garcia-Marcinkiewicz, A., Zhang, B., Kovatsis, P., Fiadjoe, J., Sedation versus general anesthesia for tracheal intubation in children with difficult airways: A cohort study from the pediatric difficult intubation registry. Anesthesiology, 137 (4):
Lupei, M., Tolly, B., Darrow, D., Grande, A., Guillaume, D., Belani, K., Perry, T.E., Midline shift due to acute intracranial hemorrhage in the surgical ICU: Bedside or OR for decompression?. ASA Monitor, 86



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