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Prof. Ruth Landau

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Ruthi Landau is the Virginia Apgar Professor of Anesthesiology and serves as the Division Chief of Obstetric Anesthesia at Columbia University in New York.

She is a Past-President of the Society for Obstetric Anesthesiology and Perinatology (SOAP) and serves on the Editorial Board of RAPM, ACCPM and IJOA.


Dr. Landau is passionate about improving patients’ experience and tailoring approaches to each individuals’ needs.


She has authored over 150 articles and lectures on the genetics of pain, optimized labor analgesia, enhanced recovery after cesarean delivery, judicious opioid prescription in the light of the opioid crisis, managing obstetric patients during COVID-19 and ethnic/racial disparities in maternal health care.

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