Daneshvari Solanki, MBBS, FRCA
Dr. Solanki joined the Department of Anesthesiology at UTMB in 1978. She has been in the practice of Pain Management from its early days of 1980 and have seen the specialty evolve right in front of her eyes. She was the director of Interventional Pain Service, which she started in 1992. The Pain Fellowship was then established at this department and since that time we have graduated a number of fellows who have established successful pain practices. She also was the Director of Regional Anesthesia and this has allowed her to develop the acute pain service for adults where we provide postoperative pain control.
She enjoyed teaching and training new residents and fellows and was a recipient of a few teaching awards. She had the privilege to work with the neuroscience and mentored a fellow who had secured a grant for her research so she could develop her career as a researcher.
One of the unique experiences she had was doing pediatric anesthesia in El Salvador with limited resources. It allowed her to improvise and call upon her anesthesia skills she had acquired while training in India and working in Africa. She would recommend to all that if you get an opportunity to practice your craft in the third world countries, please do so. The patients are eternally grateful to you and it is very satisfying!
Dr. Solanki became an Academy of Master Teachers member in 2007.