Dr. Nalini Vadivelu is Professor of Anesthesiology at Yale New Haven Hospital. Dr. Vadivelu received her medical degree MBBS from Christian Medical College in 1978 and completed a rotating internship at Christian Medical college and Hospital, Vellore , India in January1978. She received a doctor of Medicine MD in Biochemistry from Jawaharial Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research in Pondicherry in India in 1985. . Later, Dr. Vadivelu completed a second residency in Anesthesiology at the University of Southern California and a Pain Management fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. In 2002, Dr. Vadivelu joined the Yale School of Medicine faculty. While at Yale, she has been instrumental in the development of a clinical program for Ambulatory Pain Control at the Ambulatory Surgery Center and the incorporation of pain education into the Yale medical school curriculum with special emphasis on ambulatory pain management. Dr. Vadivelu has made significant contributions to scientific literature in the fields of pain management and substance abuse, including the invention of two devices to improve safety in Anesthesia for which she has 18 patents worldwide.