Dean Gopalan is an anaesthesiologist and intensivist and Chief Specialist & Head of Discipline of Anaesthesiology & Critical Care at the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, UKZN. He is the current President of Critical Care Society of Southern Africa (CCSSA) and the President of College of Anaesthetists of South Africa. His numerous additional roles include being a member of the Board of Directors of CCSSA and CMSA, and the Honorary Registrar of the Education Committee of CMSA. His current research interests are decision making in ICU, medical education and training in LMIC Countries. When he is not working, you will likely find him hacking away on the golf course.