Proshad Efune, M.D.

Predicting Post-tonsillectomy Breathing Complications in Children   

Dr. Efune’s research seeks to predict which children will be at risk for severe breathing complications following tonsillectomy, to safely allow more children to recover at home. After earning her medical degree at UT Southwestern, Dr. Efune completed a residency in pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, followed by a residency in anesthesiology at UT Southwestern. She then completed fellowships in pediatric critical care medicine and pediatric anesthesiology at UT Southwestern and Children’s Health and currently serves as Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology & Pain Management and Pediatrics at UT Southwestern. Below is a video walking through a take-home DocStars experiment designed by Proshad Efune, M.D.

Dr. Efune demonstrating here DocStars 2022 experiment: We Belung Together.

“The first 24 hours after a tonsillectomy are crucial to a child’s recovery, and The Cary Council Early Stage Research Grant will allow me to predict post-surgery complications and challenges more accurately,” said Proshad Efune, M.D. “Thank you to The Cary Council, Southwestern Medical Foundation and UT Southwestern for recognizing my research and this important issue. Your generosity and philanthropy will influence future tonsil-removal surgeries, creating more comfortable and lower risk experiences for children, families, and doctors in North Texas.”  

DocStars Experiment by Proshad Efune, M.D.: We Belung Together

An Evening with DocStars 2022

Dr. Efune, along with her fellow 2022 DocStars, Dominic Moon, M.D., and Robin Higashi, Ph.D., were honored at An Evening with DocStars 2022 on November 3, 2022 on the campus of UT Southwestern.