About Burhan Kazaal
My name is Burhan Kazaal, MD, and I joined the UF Department of Anesthesiology as an assistant professor in the Division of Multispecialty Anesthesiology in 2023. I received my medical degree from Damascus University in Damascus, Syria. After working as a primary care physician at Riyadh Central Hospital in Saudi Arabia for several years, I came to the United States and completed a residency in anesthesiology and a fellowship in neuroanesthesiology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. I then completed fellowships in critical care medicine and pain management at the University of South Florida. Between 2003 and 2023, I also worked as a consultant anesthesiologist for the Prince Sultan Military Medical City Department of Anesthesia, and was an instructor in the CPR center teaching ACLS, BLS, and PALS.
I’ve always been interested in medicine. I graduated the top of my high school class with an interest in human biology and anatomy, and that led me to medical school. As an anesthesiologist, I have a special interest in exploring the mechanism of sleep, particularly the difference between normal sleep and sleep induced by anesthetic drugs. I also feel that it’s very important to help my patients understand their choices and alternatives for anesthetic treatments. I believe anesthesiology resembles aviation. Much like preparing for a flight, administering anesthesia requires care and thorough preparation to ensure the safety of the people we’re responsible for.
Outside the hospital, I enjoy spending time with my daughters. I teach them that reading and seeking knowledge don’t stop with graduation, but that it’s a continuous process throughout life. I also enjoy cooking and gardening with my wife.
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