David O. Warner, M.D., is Professor of Anesthesiology in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Rochester, MN. He received his medical degree at The Ohio State University and completed anesthesia residency and fellowship training at Mayo Clinic in 1987. He has served in a variety of institutional administrative roles, and currently directs the Office for Health Disparities Research and the educational programs of the Mayo Clinic Center for Translational Sciences. He also serves as a Director for the American Board of Anesthesiology. He has given over 60 invited presentations to national and international meetings. Research interests include outcomes after anesthesia and tobacco control in surgical patients. He has mentored over 35 research fellows, published over 220 peer-reviewed manuscripts, and authored 18 chapters. Clinically, he practices pediatric anesthesiology. He married his high-school sweetheart, has three grown-up kids, and is thrilled to be a new grandfather.