Dr. Praveen Kalra is Board Certified in Anesthesia and in Critical Care. Dr. Kalra loves all aspects of his specialty. He specializes in trauma, orthopedic, brain and spine surgery, urology, general surgery, plastics, gynecologic, head and neck surgery, and cancer surgery. His professional interests include devising protocols for patient safety, informed consent, reducing the impact of anesthetics on the environment, addressing climate change by reducing green house gas emissions in health care setting, resident education to emphasize evidence based safe care, superior documentation, and mentoring medical students. He has been in practice for over 17 years. Received Inaugural Sustainability Ambassador Award at SHC for removing Desflurane (anesthetic gas with highest global warming potential) from OR and undertaking multiple green initiatives in reducing plastic & biohazardous waste at Stanford.

Dr. Kalra completed his residency in Anesthesia from Harvard Medical School’s Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital and a fellowship in Critical Care from Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore.

Dr. Kalra was born and raised in India where he received his medical education (1988-94). Before joining medical school he finished his Diploma in Pharmacy from College of Pharmacy, Delhi in 1987. He has also completed residency in Anesthesia in 1998 from King George’s Medical College, Lucknow. Outside of work, Dr Kalra enjoys traveling with his family.

Clinical Focus

  • Anesthesia

Academic Appointments

Administrative Appointments

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Stanford (2013 - Present)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Oklahoma University Health Science Center (2005 - 2013)

Professional Education

  • Fellowship: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2005) MD
  • Board Certification: American Board of Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine (2006)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Anesthesiology, Anesthesia (2006)
  • Residency: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (2004) MA
  • Internship: Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center (2001) IL
  • Medical Education: King Georges Medical College (1999) India