Anesthesiology faculty welcome Maposa
Dr. Douglas Maposa, a senior pediatric cardiac anesthesiologist, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an associate professor of anesthesiology, chief of pediatric anesthesiology and medical director, Batson Children's Hospital.
Maposa earned his medical degree (M.B.Ch.B.) at the University of Zimbabwe Medical School, Harare, in 1989. He completed general medicine residency training at Mpilo Central Hospital, University of Zimbabwe, from 1990-91.
He went into general practice at Tshilidzini Hospital, Northern Province, South Africa, from 1991-93. Maposa then completed his residency training in anesthesiology at the Medical University of South Africa, Garankuwa, from 1993-95 and at Johannesburg Hospital, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa, from 1995-97. He later completed advanced specialist training (fellowships) in pediatric anesthesia and pain at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in 2002 and in neuro anesthesia at the University Health Network Toronto Western Hospital, Ontario, Canada, in 2003.
Maposa practiced as a consultant and attending anesthesiologist at the Helen Joseph Memorial Hospital, University of the Witwatersrand, from 1997-98. This was followed by two years in private practice at Milpark and Rand Clinic, Johannesburg, from 1998-2000. Maposa moved to New Zealand in 2000 and joined the Anesthesia Department at the Lakeland District Health Board's Rotorua Hospital, remaining there until 2002, when he left to pursue a pediatric anesthesia and pain fellowship in Toronto.
After the fellowship training, Maposa joined the faculty in the Department of Anesthesiology at the UT Health Science Center at Houston, Texas, in 2003 as an assistant professor in the Division of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, becoming director of pediatric cardiothoracic anesthesiology in 2008.
Maposa is a three-time winner of the Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence at the UT Health Science Center. His areas of interest include pediatric cardiac anesthesia, operating room efficiency, quality improvement and teaching basic sciences for anesthesia.