D Dr. Madhuri S Kurdi, an anaesthesiologist by profession, is an award-winning peer reviewer for the Indian Journal of Anaesthesia. She did her medical schooling and passed M.B.B.S from B.J. Government Medical College Pune, India and got her post-graduate degree (M.D) in Anaesthesiology from the same institute. She is currently working as Professor in the Department of Anaesthesiology at the Karnataka Institute Of Medical Sciences, Hubli, India, having worked in various teaching capacities since 1997. She is a dedicated post-graduate teacher, a devoted guide and a keen examiner. Her areas of interest include anaesthesiology, medical education, research and publications. A regular faculty at several national and zonal conferences, she has authored more than 50 publications in reputed anaesthesia journals, contributed 3 book chapters in best –seller textbooks and other periodicals. Many of her articles have been popular amongst readers and have received many citations. She is on the National editorial advisory board of the Indian Journal of Clinical Anaesthesia and a member of the editorial team of the popular medical news bulletin 'Speciality Medical Dialogues'. She has been a prolific reviewer for various medical journals and has reviewed more than 200 manuscripts. In November 2017, the Indian Journal of Anaesthesia which is the official journal of the Indian Society of Anaesthesiologists honoured her by awarding her the ISA- IJA best peer reviewer award (2016-17). She is an ardent lover of books and literature right from her school days. This book is a product of her zeal for writing.