F. Kayser Enneking, M.D., has been honored with the 2021 Gaston Labat Award from the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine. She delivered a lecture at the 46th Annual Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine Meeting on May 15 as part of the Excellence in ASRA Awards program.
Enneking, a professor in the departments of anesthesiology and orthopedics and rehabilitation, also received the ASRA 2021 Distinguished Service Award.
The Gaston Labat award honors Gaston P. Labat, M.D. (1843-1908), a pioneer in regional anesthesia and the first president of the American Society of Regional Anesthesia, which was founded in 1923. The award, presented annually, honors those who have demonstrated outstanding contributions to the development, teaching, and practice of regional anesthesia in Labat’s tradition.
Enneking’s strong interest in regional anesthesia for orthopedic surgeries and ambulatory anesthesia has led to the development of novel analgesic techniques for these patient populations. She has published more than 50 scholarly works in this area and mentored regional anesthesia fellows and junior faculty members, as well as served on the ASRA Board of Directors.
“I am deeply honored and humbled to be given the Gaston Labat award for 2021,” Enneking said. “Awards like this truly are team awards for all wonderful teachers, mentors, and colleagues that helped me along the way. I look forward to presenting my lecture as a part of the 2021 ASRA spring meeting.”
In 2020, Enneking also received the ASRA Trailblazer Award, which recognizes women in regional anesthesia and pain medicine for their achievements and contributions to the field.
Congratulations, Dr. Enneking!