About Paul Firth, MBChB

Dr Paul Firth is a Board Certified Pediatric Anesthesiologist. He received his medical degree from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. He completed his residency in Anesthesia at the Massachusetts General Hospital, followed by a Pediatric Anesthesia Fellowship at Tufts-NEMC. After working as a Specialist Registrar at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, UK, he joined the Anesthesia Staff at the MGH.

Dr Firth is head of the Division of Community and Global Health in the Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine. He serves on the Executive Committee of the MGH Center for Global Health.  His clinical, education and research work is focused on collaborations in Mbarara, Uganda.

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Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696
617-726-3030
617-724-2130

Medical Education

  • MBChB, University of Cape Town
  • Residency, Edendale Hospital
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, Tufts Medical Center

American Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology, American Board of Anesthesiology
  • Pediatric Anesthesiology, American Board of Anesthesiology

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Research

Dr Firth is head of the Division of Community and Global Health in the Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine. His clinical, education and research work is focused on collaborations in Mbarara, Uganda.  Currently he is working on developing a surgical outcome database at Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital. The database is supported by funding from the GE Foundation, the Milton Foundation and the MGH Center for Global Health. He also is active in a variety of anesthesia partnerships between the MGH and Mbarara, including education initiatives, ultrasound guided regional anesthesia, and pain management.

Dr Firth's other published work involves pediatric anesthetic clinical practice. He has written extensively on sickle cell disease. Expedition leader of the 2004 Norwegian-American North Everest Expedition, he is interested in high altitude physiology.

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