Dr. Bruce Biccard is an anaesthesiologist, Professor and Second Chair in the Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine at Groote Schuur Hospital and the University of Cape Town, South Africa. His research interests include the epidemiology of cardiovascular disease, perioperative cardiovascular risk prediction and risk modification, perioperative medicine, perioperative outcomes and global surgery. He is an active member of the South African Perioperative Research Group (SAPORG). He is a proponent of collaborative research to improve public health and participates in national and international collaborative perioperative outcomes research. He was the co-principal investigator for the African Surgical Outcomes Study (ASOS).