Dr. Carvalho is the Chief of Obstetric Anesthesia and Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology, Stanford University Medical Center, and the Past President of the Society of Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology (SOAP). He has published extensively in the field of Obstetric Anesthesia with over 280 peer-reviewed articles, editorials, reviews, book chapters and commentaries. He has received several NIH, pharmaceutical and institutional grants, and won numerous research awards including three Best Research Papers at SOAP scientific meetings. Dr. Carvalho has won the Teacher of the Year award at SOAP and at Stanford University’s Departments of Anesthesia. He has presented at over 190 regional, national and international meetings and visiting professorships. He serves on several national medical society committees and medical journal editorial boards. His clinical and translational research and scholarly activities cover cesarean and labor analgesia, perinatal pharmacology and immunology, obstetric hemorrhage, and postpartum recovery.