Professor Virendra K Arya, currently working as Visiting Professor Anesthesiology, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada is Professor of Anesthesiology and Cardiac Anaesthesia at Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India. Dr Arya was instrumental in starting 3-year DM cardiac anesthesia training programme and developing specialty anesthesia for Heart, Lung and Liver transplant, and ECMO support programme at PGIMER Chandigarh. India. PGIMER is first government hospital to do Lung transplant in India. He started anaesthesia resident training exchange programme between university of Manitoba Canada and PGIMER India anesthesia department in 2011. He is on editorial board of Canadian Journal of Anesthesia (CJA). He has 47 publications to his credit and his specialty of interest is high spinals for fast track in cardiac surgery, trans-esophageal and trans thoracic echocardiography in anesthesia, and role of human factors and emotional intelligence in perioperative medicine. He is faculty for annual meetings of Indian Association of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesiologists (IACTA), Indian society of anaesthesiologists (ISA) since 2000 and also faculty for annual meetings of American society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) for conducting refresher course lectures and workshops on perioperative transthoracic echocardiography (POCUS) since 2015. Apart from national and international contributions as faculty for anesthesia society meetings, he has conducted grand rounds for anesthesia residents at University of Manitoba, Canada, University of Los Angeles (UCLA), University of North Carolina, in USA, University of Western Australia, Perth and University of Melbourne, Austin Hospitals in Australia since 2008.