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Editor-in-Chief

Evan D. Kharasch, M.D., Ph.D.
Duke University
Durham, NC

Assistant Editor-in-Chief
Michael J. Avram, Ph.D.
Northwestern University
Chicago, IL

Statistical Editor
Timothy T. Houle, Ph.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

Creative and Multimedia Editor
James P. Rathmell, M.D.
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, MA

Executive Editors
Deborah J. Culley, M.D.
Boston, MA
Andrew Davidson, M.B.B.S., M.D.
Victoria, Australia
Jerrold H. Levy, M.D.
Durham, NC
Laszlo Vutskits, M.D., Ph.D.
Geneva, Switzerland

Editors
Brian T. Bateman, M.D.
Boston, MA
Amanda A. Fox, M.D., M.P.H.
Dallas, TX
Yandong Jiang, M.D., Ph.D.
Houston, TX
Sachin Kheterpal, M.D., M.B.A.
Ann Arbor, MI
Martin J. London, M.D.
San Francisco, CA
Jamie W. Sleigh, M.D.
Hamilton, New Zealand

Associate Editors
Takashi Asai, M.D., Ph.D.
Koshigaya, Japan
Beatrice Beck-Schimmer, M.D.
Zurich, Switzerland
James M. Blum, M.D.
Atlanta, GA
Sorin J. Brull, M.D.
Jacksonville, FL
Chad Michael Brummett, M.D.
Ann Arbor, MI
John Butterworth, M.D.
Richmond, VA
Maxime Cannesson, M.D.
Los Angeles, CA
Maurizio Cereda, M.D.
Philadellphia, PA
Vincent W.S. Chan, M.D.
Toronto, Canada
Steven P. Cohen, M.D.
Baltimore, MD
Melissa L. Coleman, M.D.
Hershey, Pennsylvania
Albert Dahan, M.D., Ph.D.
Leiden, The Netherlands
Douglas Eleveld, Ph.D.
Groningen, The Netherlands
Holger K. Eltzschig, MD., Ph.D.
Houston, TX
Charles W. Emala, Sr., M.D., M.S.
New York, NY
David Faraoni, M.D., Ph.D.
Houston, Texas
Ana Fernandez-Bustamante, M.D., Ph.D.
Aurora, CO
Jorge A. Galvez, M.D., M.B.I.
Omaha, NE
Laurent Glance, M.D.
Rochester, NY
Stephen T. Harvey, M.D.
Nashville, TN
Harriet W. Hopf, M.D.
Salt Lake City, UT
Vesna Jevtovic-Todorovic, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A.
Aurora, CO
Ru-Rong Ji, Ph.D.
Durham, NC
Cor J. Kalkman, M.D.
Utrecht, The Netherlands
Karim Ladha, M.D., M.Sc.
Toronto, Canada
Meghan Lane-Fall, M.D., M.S.H.P.
Philadelphia, PA
Adam B. Lerner, M.D.
Boston, MA
Kate Leslie, M.B.B.S., M.D., M.Epi.
Melbourne, Australia
Philipp Lirk, M.D., Ph.D.
Boston, MA
George A. Mashour, M.D., Ph.D.
Ann Arbor, MI
Daniel McIsaac, M.D., M.P.H.
Ottawa, Canada
Jane S. Moon, M.D.
Los Angeles, CA
Jochen D. Muehlschlegel, M.D., M.M.Sc.
Boston, MA
Paul S. Myles, M.B., B.S., M.P.H., M.D.
Melbourne, Australia
Peter Nagele, M.D., M.Sc.
Chicago, IL
Mark D. Neuman, M.D., M.Sc.
Philadelphia, PA
Craig Palmer, M.D.
Tucson, AZ
Alexander Proekt, M.D., Ph.D.
Philadelphia, PA
Cyril Rivat, M.D.
Montpelier, France
Jeffrey Sall, M.D., Ph.D.
San Francisco, CA
Warren S. Sandberg, M.D., Ph.D.
Nashville, TN
Kristin L. Schreiber M.D., Ph.D.
Boston, MA
Alan Jay Schwartz, M.D., M.S.Ed.
Philadelphia, PA
Daniel I. Sessler, M.D.
Cleveland, Ohio
Allan F. Simpao, M.D., M.B.I.
Philadephia, PA
Nikolaos J. Skubas, M.D.
Cleveland, OH
Ken Solt, M.D.
Boston, MA
David A. Story, M.B.B.S., B.Med.Sci., M.D.
Parkville, Australia
Michel MRF Struys, M.D., Ph.D.
Groningen, The Netherlands
Eric Sun, M.D., Ph.D.
Palo Alto, CA
BobbieJean Sweitzer, M.D.
Chicago, IL
Marcos F. Vidal Melo, M.D., Ph.D.
Boston, MA
Suellen Walker, Ph.D.
London, UK
Jonathan P. Wanderer, M.D., M.Phil
Nashville, TN
David S. Warner, M.D.
Durham, NC
Duminda N. Wijeysundera, M.D., Ph.D.
Toronto, Canada
Hannah Wunsch, M.D., M.Sc.
Toronto, Canada
Michael Zaugg, M.D., M.B.A.
Edmonton, Canada

Past Editors-in-Chief
Henry S. Ruth, M.D.
1940-1955

Ralph M. Tovell, M.D.
1956-1958

James E. Eckhenhoff, M.D.
1959-1962

Leroy D. Vandam, M.D.
1963-1970

Arthur S. Keats, M.D.
1971-1973

Nicholas M. Greene, M.D.
1974-1976

C. Philip Larson, Jr., M.D.
1977-1979

John D. Michenfelder, M.D.
1980-1985

Lawrence J. Saidman, M.D.
1986-1996

Michael M. Todd, M.D.
1997-2006

James C. Eisenach, M.D.
2006-2016

Editors


Evan D. Kharasch, M.D., Ph.D.
Editor-in-Chief

Professor of Anesthesiology and Vice-Chair for Innovation, Department of Anesthesiology, and Director of Research Entrepreneurship, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina

Dr. Kharasch’s research interests include basic, translational and clinical pharmacology of analgesics, anesthetics, and addiction therapies, focusing on drug metabolism, transport, pharmacodynamics, pharmacogenetics, drug interactions, variability in patient response, and clinical outcomes. Additional research focuses on biomarker development for cancer detection and differential diagnosis, and applications of nanotechnology for development of novel molecular diagnostics. He is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences (National Academy of Medicine)

Conflicts of Interest: None.

Michael J. Avram, Ph.D.
Assistant Editor-in-Chief

Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Emeritus, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois

Dr. Avram's research interests include pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of a variety of drugs, including intravenous anesthetics, muscle relaxants, and analgesics.

Conflicts of Interest: None.

Deborah J. Culley, M.D.
Executive Editor

Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative And Pain Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Dr. Culley’s research interests focus on the effects of surgery and anesthesia on the aged brain. The majority of efforts in our laboratory aim to identify mechanisms, and risk factors for the development of short-term (delirium) and long-term (postoperative cognitive dysfunction) cognitive alterations following routine surgery and anesthesia in aged rodents and human. Recently the research team has identified that patient factors such as frailty and preoperative cognitive impairment are associated with the development  of postoperative delirium in older surgical patients. 

Conflicts of Interest: Dr. Culley receives an Honorarium as a Director of the American Board of Anesthesiology and is currently funded by the NIA/NIH and NIGMS/NIH.

 

 

 

Andrew Davidson, M.B.B.S., M.D.

Executive Editor

Andrew J. Davidson, MBBS, MD, FANZCA, FAHMS Professor Davidson is a Senior Staff Anaesthetist at the Royal Children's Hospital, head of Anaesthesia Research at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and a Professor in the Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne. 

Andrew is also the Medical Director of the Melbourne Children's Trials Centre, Chair of the Melbourne Academic Centre for Health Clinical Trials Sub Committee, Chair of the ANZCA CTN and chair of the Paediatric Trials Network for Australia. He trained in anaesthesia in Melbourne, Nottingham, Rotterdam and Boston. He has received a Diploma of Biostatistics and Epidemiology and Doctorate of Medicine (MD) from the University of Melbourne and is a fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Science. He has published over 120 peer reviewed research papers, and written a dozen book chapters and one text book. His clinical work focuses on neuroanesthesia and his research interests include anesthesia neurotoxicity, neuromonitoring during anesthesia, measuring consciousness, research ethics, trial outcome reporting, and clinical trial design.

Conflicts of Interest: Editor-in-Chief for the journal Paediatric Anaesthesia

 

Jerrold H. Levy, M.D.
Executive Editor

Dr. Levy completed his residency in Anesthesiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, where he was Chief Resident and a fellow in cardiac anesthesiology and respiratory intensive care. He previously was Professor of Anesthesiology and Deputy Chairman for Research in the Department of Anesthesiology at Emory University School of Medicine, in the Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Division and the Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit. Currently, he is Professor of Anesthesiology and Professor of Surgery (Cardiothoracic); at Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina.

Dr. Levy's research interests include hemostasis, critical illness coagulopathy, acute inflammation, anaphylaxis, and cardiovascular pharmacology. His clinical interests are cardiothoracic anesthesiology and critical care medicine. He has been active in developing therapeutic approaches to perioperative hemostatic management, anticoagulation and reversal, and transfusion alternatives. His current research efforts are the pathophysiology and management of acute infectious and critical illness coagulopathies and developing purified and recombinant novel agents to modulate thromboinflammation, hemostasis, and bleeding.

Conflicts of Interest: Within the past year, Dr. Levy has served on research steering committees, data safety monitoring boards, or advisory boards for Instrumentation Laboratories, Octapharma, Leading Biosciences, and Merck.

James P. Rathmell, M.D.
Creative and Multimedia Editor

Professor and Chair, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital 

Dr. Rathmell's research interests include imaging in regional anesthesia and pain medicine, outcomes following intervention for the treatment of chronic pain, and pain management during pregnancy and lactation.

 

Brian T. Bateman, M.D., M.Sc.
Editor

Dr. Bateman is the Stanford Medicine Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine and is Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine and, by courtesy, Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health.

Dr. Bateman's research interests focus on medication safety in pregnancy, epidemiology of pregnancy complications, and patterns of medication use and drug safety in the perioperative period.

Funding: National Institutes of Health, Food and Drug Administration, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Research grants: Pfizer, Baxalta, Lilly, Pacira, GSK, Takeda.  Consulting fees: Aetion, Inc; Alosa Foundation.

Amanda A. Fox, M.D., M.P.H.
Editor

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management, Dallas, TX

Dr. Fox is a Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Management at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX, where she is the Division Director of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Anesthesiology. She also holds a secondary faculty appointment with UT Southwestern’s Eugene McDermott Center for Human Growth and Development. Dr. Fox received her medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco. She completed her anesthesiology residency at the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital and her clinical cardiovascular anesthesiology fellowship at the Texas Heart Institute in Houston, TX. She later earned an MPH degree with a concentration in clinical research at the Harvard School of Public Health.

Dr. Fox’s research centers on identifying biomarkers and genetic variants related to perioperative end-organ injury and associated short and longer-term adverse postoperative outcomes. Dr. Fox's research presently focuses on understanding how biomarkers of acute kidney injury relate to acute kidney injury biology and to later adverse postoperative kidney and cardiovascular outcomes in interventional and surgical cardiac patients.

 

Conflicts of Interest: None.

Yandong Jiang, M.D., Ph.D.
Editor

Dr. Yandong Jiang is a Professor of the Department of Anesthesiology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Jiang received his Ph.D. in Medical biochemistry from the Ohio State University, and his M.D. from Qingdao Medical College, China. He served his internship at the Metro West Medical Center, Framingham, MA and was a resident in the Department of Perioperative and Pain Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston. Dr. Jiang joined the Harvard faculty in 2002 where he served as an Assistant Professor and then Associate Professor until his new employment as Professor at Vanderbilt University, April 2015. At Vanderbilt, Dr. Jiang divides his time between clinical practice and research. He has clinical and research interests in pulmonary physiology Dr. Jiang’s specific research interests include: airway management, pulmonary physiology, mechanical ventilation and outcome study.

Sachin Kheterpal, M.D., M.B.A. 
Editor

Dr. Kheterpal is Professor of Anesthesiology and Associate Dean for Research Information Technology at the University of Michigan Medical School. He received his bachelor’s, medical degree and master’s in business administration from the University of Michigan. He spent his early postgraduate career as a software entrepreneur and led product development integration during his company’s acquisition by General Electronic Medical Systems.  Since then, his academic career has been focused on the novel use of IT and electronic health records for patient care, quality improvement and research. He is recognized as a national leader in perioperative large dataset clinical research and has published numerous articles, editorials and book chapters regarding intraoperative management and long-term postoperative outcomes. Using innovative techniques to integrate administrative, EHR and registry data across institutions, he leads the Multicenter Perioperative Outcomes Group, a research and quality improvement consortium of more than 50 anesthesiology and surgical departments integrating 15 million patient records.

Conflicts of Interest: None

Martin J. London, M.D.
Editor

Professor of Clinical Anesthesia, Emeritus, University of California, San Francisco;
Attending Anesthesiologist and Intensivist, San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Dr. London’s clinical areas include adult cardiac, thoracic and vascular anesthesia, “generalist” anesthesia, and perioperative/medical critical care. His research interests include pharmacoepidemiology of perioperative cardiovascular medications using large  databases, perioperative health care delivery, monitoring strategies and fast tracking for cardiac surgery, implications of perioperative ischemia in noncardiac surgery, effects of colloidal volume expanders in cardiac surgery and physiology of the coronary circulation during hypothermia. He is active in national guideline development for cardiac and noncardiac surgery in collaboration with the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology and is a longstanding member of the ASA’s Committee on Standards and Practice Parameters. He is also active in educational initiatives, particularly those related to perioperative transesophageal, transthoracic echocardiography and point of care ultrasonography.

Conflicts of interest: Dr. London has no conflicts of interest.

Jamie W. Sleigh, M.D.
Editor

Jamie Sleigh is Professor of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care at the Waikato Clinical School, of the University of Auckland, Hamilton, New Zealand. He grew up in Zimbabwe, and specialised in anaesthesia in the United Kingdom, before moving to New Zealand in 1988. He has practiced in both intensive care medicine and anaesthesia – at present he has particular interests in anaesthesia for vascular surgery and neurosurgery. His current research interests include: the practical use of EEG in anaesthesia and consciousness; EEG signal processing; the modelling of brain dynamics in anaesthesia, sleep, and seizures; pharmacokinetics of anaesthetic drugs; and the molecular determinants of postoperative pain.

Conflicts of Interest: Dr Sleigh is named on patents for an ester analogue of ketamine.

Laszlo Vutskits, M.D., Ph.D.

Executive Editor

Dr. Vutskits received his medical degree from the Semmelweis University of Medicine in Budapest Hungary. He then completed a PhD in the field of developmental neurobiology at the University of Geneva Medical School followed by an anesthesiology residency at the Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology and Intensive Care at the University Hospitals of Geneva. After his residency training, he turned toward a specialization in pediatric anesthesia. Parallel to his clinical training, he continued his basic science and translational research activity and is the principal investigator of a research group at the interface of the Departments of Anesthesiology and Fundamental Neurosciences at the University of Geneva Medical School. 

Dr. Vutskits currently serves as the Head of Pediatric Anesthesia at the Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology and Intensive Care at the University Hospital of Geneva. In parallel, his basic science and translational research activity is aimed to elucidate the mechanisms underlying anesthesia-induced modulation of neural plasticity in the developing brain. He also acts as the Scientific Chair of European Society for Paediatric Anaesthesiology and as co-chair of the EuroSTAR Working Group of the European Society of Anaesthesiology

Timothy T. Houle, Ph.D.
Statistical Editor

Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care, and Pain Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Dr. Houle's clinical and research interests are migraine headache, behavioral medicine, chronic pain, time-series analytical approaches, and experimental design.

Conflicts of Interest: Dr. Houle is currently a statistical consultant for Depomed, Inc.

Takashi Asai, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Editor

Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Dokkyo Medical University Saitama Medical Center, Koshigaya city, Saitama, Japan

Dr. Asai’s research interest includes airway management, gastrointestinal motility, epidural anaesthesia, statistical analysis, and medical ethics.

Conflict of interest: Dr. Asai is an editor of British Journal of Anaesthesia, an associate Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Anesthesia, and an editor of Journal of Anesthesia Clinical Reports. He has received honoraria for giving lectures from the manufacturers and distributors of the laryngeal mask airway, the i-gel, and the Pentax-AWS.

Beatrice Beck-Schimmer, M.D.
Associate Editor

 

Professor of Anesthesiology, Institute of Anesthesiology, University Hospital Zurich, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, and Institute of Physiology and Zurich Center of Integrative Human Physiology, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland. Visiting Clinical Professor at the Department of Anesthesiology, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago.
Dr. Beck-Schimmer’s research interests include inflammation and immunopathology and the translation to cardiothoracic and liver anesthesia including transplantation. A main focus is organ protection by general anesthetics in acute organ injury particularly in lung and liver tissue, which is explored in basic and clinical research. Another focus area is nanomedicine, the effects of nanoparticles on different cell types and tissues, and potential future therapeutic applications.

Conflicts of Interest: Dr. Beck-Schimmer has received research funding and honoraria from Baxter AG. She is Vice-President Medicine and Executive Board Member of the University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.

Sorin J. Brull, M.D.
Associate Editor

Professor Emeritus of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, and Consultant in the Department of Anesthesiology at the Mayo Clinic in Florida. He completed his medical education at the West Virginia University School of Medicine and an anesthesiology residency at the Yale University School of Medicine, followed by fellowships in Obstetric Anesthesia and Thoracic/Major Vascular Anesthesia at Yale University.

He is a Senior Examiner for the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA), and an elected member of the Association of University Anesthesiologists (AUA) and the Academy of Anesthesiology. Founder and Chief Medical Officer of a medical device company that seeks to eliminate residual neuromuscular block and its postoperative complications, and a member of four scientific advisory boards of international companies.

Research interests include neuromuscular junction physiology; muscle relaxants and neuromuscular monitoring; physiology and pharmacology of spinal anesthesia; and patient safety, topics supported by over $2.4M in funding from both industry and federal (National Institutes of Health) sources.

Conflicts of interest: None.

Chad Michael Brummett, M.D.
Associate Editor

Bert N. LaDu Professor of Anesthesiology, Senior Associate Chair for Research

Dr. Brummett is a Professor at the University of Michigan where he serves as the Senior Associate Chair for Research. He has more than 200 publications, including articles in top journals such as JAMA, JAMA Surgery, Anesthesiology, and Annals of Surgery. He is the Co-Director of the Opioid Prescribing Engagement Network (OPEN) at the University of Michigan, which aims to apply a preventative approach to the opioid epidemic in the US through appropriate prescribing after surgery, dentistry and emergency medicine. In addition, his research interests include predictors of acute and chronic post-surgical pain and failure to derive benefit for interventions for interventions and surgeries primarily performed to treat pain. In particular, Dr. Brummett is interested in the impact of a fibromyalgia-like or centralized pain phenotype on analgesic outcomes. He is the Co-PI of multiple NIH grants studying these concepts, and also receives funding from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, SAMHSA, CDC, and multiple foundations.  

 

Conflicts of interest: Dr. Brummett is a consultant for Heron Therapeutics and Vertex Pharmaceuticals, and he provides expert testimony.

John F. Butterworth, M.D.
Associate Editor

Professor and Chairman, Department of Anesthesiology, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond, Virginia

Dr. Butterworth’s research interests include local anesthetic pharmacology and toxicity, clinical pharmacology, cardiothoracic anesthesia, regional anesthesia and acute pain, legal, management, and economic issues related to anesthetic practice. Dr. Butterworth’s clinical practice includes thoracic and “generalist” anesthesia.

Conflicts of Interest: Dr. Butterworth served in the past as a consultant to various pharmaceutical manufacturers. He owns stock in Cerner Corporation, but has no other current financial conflicts of interest under the definitions used by Anesthesiology or Virginia Commonwealth University.

Maurizio Cereda, M.D.

Associate Editor

Maurizio Cereda, MD is an intensive care physician and Associate Professor in the departments of Anesthesiology and Critical Care and of Radiology at the University of Pennsylvania, where he is director of the Critical Care fellowship. He studied medicine at the University of Milan, where he also trained and worked as a faculty member in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care. After a research fellowship at the NIH-NHLBI, he completed his Anesthesiology residency at UNC Chapel hill and his Critical Care fellowship at Penn. His research is directed at the pathophysiology of ARDS, using imaging (CT, functional, and metabolic MRI) to understand the mechanisms underlying the topographical dissemination of lung injury and to aid the development of individualized strategies of disease control.

Conflict of interest: Dr. Cereda has no conflicts of interest.

 
 

 

Vincent W.S. Chan, M.D.

Associate Editor

Dr. Vincent Chan received a Bachelor of Science degree (Biochemistry, Honors) and his MD degree from McGill University, Montreal and then obtained postgraduate training in Anesthesiology at University of Toronto, Toronto and board certification (FRCPC, Anesthesia). Dr. Chan is acknowledged by his colleagues as an international leader in the fields of regional anesthesia and pain medicine. In 2009, he was awarded the Gold Medal Award by the Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society, the highest personal award in recognition of his contribution to anesthesia in Canada through excellence in teaching, research, professional practice in the field of ultrasound guided regional anesthesia. He was President of the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA) from 2009 to 2011. In 2011, he was conferred with the award of the FRCA Fellowship by Election by the Royal College of Anaesthetists (UK). In May 2013, he received the International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS) Teaching Recognition Award for Achievement in Education. In October 2013, he received the Distinguished Service Award from European Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Therapy (Spain) for outstanding clinical, educational and scientific achievements in anesthesiology, and for contributions to the increased knowledge and practice of regional anesthesia. In April 2016, he received the Gaston Labat Award from ASRA for outstanding contributions to the development, teaching and practice of regional anesthesia. In September 2016, he was conferred with the Carl Koller Award by the European Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Therapy in recognition of his outstanding lifetime contribution to the field of regional anaesthesia and pain medicine. In April 2017, he received the Distinguished Service Award from ASRA.

Dr. Chan also serves on the editorial board of the Anesthesiology and Regional Anesthesia Pain Medicine Journals. He has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles, 14 book chapters and over 80 scientific abstracts. Dr. Chan has performed more than 70 Visiting Professorships in North America and abroad and given over 200 international and 100 domestic lectures. He has trained more than 80 postgraduate clinical and research fellows during his academic career. Other significant hospital and university contributions he has made are: Director of Faculty Development (present, University of Toronto), Chair of Research Committee (1997-2001, University of Toronto), and Chair of the Academic Committee, Department of Anesthesia (2006- present, Toronto Western Hospital).

Conflict of interest: Dr Chan receives an honorarium from BBraun, SonoSite, Aspen Pharma and Smiths Medical. 

Steven P. Cohen, M.D.
Associate Editor

Dr. Steven P. Cohen obtained his medical degree at Mount Sinai, completed an anesthesiology residency at Columbia University, and a pain fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is Professor of Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine, Neurology, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He is also Chief of Pain Medicine and Director of the Blaustein Pain Treatment Center at Johns Hopkins and Director of Pain Research at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. 

Dr. Cohen has been active in teaching and pain research, having published over 400 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in the past 20 years. Among his major contributions are the development of an FDA-approved denervation technique for treating sacroiliac joint pain (radiofrequency ablation), helping set up the first pain clinic in a war zone, inventing the IV ketamine test, performing the first studies evaluating the epidural administration of biological agents for pain, serving as the Senior Investigator on the Congressionally-mandated study evaluating compounded topical creams for chronic pain, serving as Committee Chair for the national ketamine guidelines for pain management, serving as Committee Chair for 2 international consortiums establishing guidelines for lumbar and cervical facet blocks and radiofrequency ablation, and serving as Committee Chair for multispecialty guidelines on pain management during COVID-19. He has conducted research on facet arthropathy and epidural steroid injections that has changed the way the conditions are viewed and treated. His articles have been published in some of the top general medical journals including “Lancet”, “Mayo Clinic Proceedings”, “CMAJ”, “BMJ”, “Annals of Internal Medicine”, “JAMA” and the “New England Journal of Medicine”. His research has been featured in the New York Times 4 times and he has been the first author on the “Pain” chapter in the last 5 editions of “Cecil Textbook of Medicine”. He has previously coordinated pain series for ‘BMJ’, ‘Mayo Clinic Proceedings’ and ‘Lancet’ In 2021, ExpertScape ranked him as the #1 pain expert in the world based on a complex formula involving publications and citations. Dr. Cohen also serves on the Board of Directors for the American Academy of Pain Medicine and the Executive Board for ASRA.

In addition to his academic work, Dr. Cohen is a retired Colonel in the U.S. Army, and was deployed 4 times in support of operations in Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan. His research was instrumental in the passage of the 2008 Military Pain Care Act, and he served as an inaugural member of the U.S. Army Medical Advisory Board. His previous awards include the ASRA John J. Bonica Award, the American Academy of Pain Medicine Founder’s Award, the American Academy of Pain Medicine Presidential Citation x 2, the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians Public Service Award, the Donlin M. Long Pain Award, the Eastern Pain Association John J. Bonica Award, multiple Teacher and Mentor of the Year Awards from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, the Military Health System Distinguished Service Award, the Order of Military Medical Merit, and the Legion of Merit. 

Melissa L. Coleman, M.D.
Associate Editor

Dr. Melissa Coleman is a pediatric anesthesiologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at the Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Dr. Coleman's research interests include the pediatric patient experience, the history of anesthesiology, and the integration of historical narrative in resident education. She is a trustee of the Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology in Schaumburg, Illinois.

Conflict of interest: Dr. Coleman has no conflicts of interest. 

Albert Dahan, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Editor

Professor of Anesthesiology at Leiden University Medical Center.

Dr. Dahan graduated from de Free University in Amsterdam (MD) and Leiden University (PhD). He is head of Research at the Department of Anesthesiology. He founded and heads the Anesthesia & Pain Research Unit since 1995, a non-profit academic institute that performs outcome research in anesthesia and pain management aimed at improvement of care in anesthesia and pain treatment and the wide distribution of gained knowledge, in close cooperation with non-academic partners.

Conflict of Interest: In the last 5 years Dr. Dahan received educational grants, consultancy fees and/or speaker fees from the following sponsors: Medasense Biometrics Ltd. (Israel), MSD BV (Netherlands), Grünenthal GmbH (Germany), Medtronic (USA), Trevena (USA), AMO Pharma (UK), Enalare (USA) and Bedrocan (Netherlands).

Holger K. Eltzschig, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Editor

As a physician scientist trained in anesthesiology and critical care medicine, Dr. Eltzschig is a funded investigator to study the role of hypoxia-elicited adaptive responses in the context of acute organ injury. Many surgical patients experience acute organ injury in their perioperative course, which is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. At present, therapeutic approaches to prevent or treat acute organ injury—such as acute kidney or lung injury, intestinal inflammation, or myocardial ischemia are very limited. Dr. Eltzschig’s laboratory is particularly interested in studying endogenous adaptive pathways that are under the control of hypoxia-inducible factors. They have applied these molecular concepts in a wide range of disease models that are important for the field of anesthesiology and critical care medicine, including myocardial ischemia, acute kidney injury, liver ischemia or acute lung injury and intestinal inflammation. Many of our studies point toward an adaptive role for hypoxia-elicited signaling pathways, for example, by attenuating hypoxia-associated inflammation or promoting ischemia tolerance. They are currently exploring translational approaches to take these findings from bench to bedside, and they anticipate that some of these findings will lead to novel approaches to prevent or treat acute organ injury in patients who require major surgery or suffer from critical illness.

Dr. Eltzschig’s research laboratory is particularly devoted toward providing junior investigators with unique training and career opportunities. As such, he has trained many scientists and physician scientists from the field of anesthesiology, surgery, immunology, and critical care medicine. Several of his trainees went on to become funded investigators (e.g., via NIH K08 or R01 mechanisms) or took over academic leadership roles.

Conflicts of interest: Dr. Eltzschig is funded through NIH and the Department of Defense.

 

 

Charles W. Emala, Sr., M.D., M.S.
Associate Editor

Dr. Emala is the Henrik H. Bendixen Professor of Anesthesiology and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Anesthesiology at Columbia University. Dr. Emala’s research interest have focused on cellular signaling mechanisms that control smooth muscle contraction/relaxation with a particular interest on anesthetic effects on airway tone and novel therapeutic approaches to airway smooth muscle relaxation in asthma. His laboratory demonstrated the cellular mechanism by which a clinically used muscle relaxant induced fatal bronchospasm in patients. These findings established new metrics for the demonstration of airway safety for new muscle relaxants under development for clinical use. His laboratory was also the first to demonstrate the expression of GABAA channels on airway smooth muscle. These findings are beginning to unravel a previously unrecognized role of GABAA channels on many peripheral cell types that may account for diverse physiological effects of anesthetics. Dr. Emala’s laboratory has been funded by the National Institutes of Health for over 25 years, he has published over 150 peer-reviewed manuscripts and has mentored over 30 individuals as developing physician-scientists.

Funding: The National Institutes of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute (NHLBI) and the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) of the National Institutes of Health.

Conflicts of Interest: Board Member of the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER).

 

David Faraoni, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Editor

Dr. Faraoni graduated from medical school (Free University of Brussels, Belgium) in 2007, completed his residency in Anesthesiology and Pediatric Anesthesia at the Free University o fBrussels in 2012, and was employed as an Assistant Professor, in the department of Pediatric Anesthesiology at Queen Fabiola Children’s University Hospital in Brussels until September 2014. Dr. Faraoni completed his PhD at the Free University of Brussels entitled: Perioperative Management of Bleeding in Children undergoing Cardiac Surgery. From October 2014 until June 2016, he was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Anaesthesia at Harvard Medical School and Research Associate in the Department of Peri-operative and Pain Medicine at Boston Children's Hospital. He later joined the Hospital for Sick Children (Toronto, Canada) in July 2016 as a Staff Cardiac Anesthesiologist and Associate Professor of Anesthesia at University of Toronto. Since July 2021, Dr. Faraoni is a cardiovascular anesthesiologist in the Arthur S. Keats Division of Pediatric Cardiovascular Anesthesia and the Dept. of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at Texas Children’s Hospital and Professor of Anesthesiology in the department of Anesthesiology at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Faraoni is interested in bleeding management and thrombosis and hemostasis in adults and children undergoing cardiac surgery.

Conflicts of interest: None

Ana Fernandez-Bustamante, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Editor

Dr. Fernandez-Bustamante is an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO. She obtained her M.D., anesthesiology and postoperative care, and Ph.D. degrees in Spain, followed by a research fellowship in lung injury and a cardiothoracic anesthesia fellowship at Johns Hopkins University. She currently practices general, bariatric, airway and liver transplant anesthesia. Dr. Fernandez-Bustamante’s broad clinical perspective aligns with her research interests on mechanical ventilation, lung inflammation, pulmonary management of surgical patients, and perioperative outcomes. She has led or participated in multiple single-center and multi-center (national and international) prospective and retrospective studies.

Conflicts of Interest: Dr. Fernandez-Bustamante’s research has been funded by the Spanish Ministry of Education, the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER), the Merck investigator-initiated sponsored program (MISP), the U.S. Department of Defense, and the NIH/NHLBI.

Jorge A. Galvez, M.D., M.B.I.
Associate Editor

Dr. Jorge Gálvez is the Kugler Vonderfecht Professor of Pediatric Anesthesiology and serves as the Division Chief of Pediatric Anesthesiology at the Children’s Hospital & Medical center and Vice-Chair of Pediatric Anesthesiology at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska.  Dr. Galvez is a clinical expert in neonatal anesthesiology, pediatric difficult airway management, point of care ultrasonography and advanced techniques for vascular access.  He is passionate about delivering patient-centered care, particularly for patients and families with special needs. He is a leader in the field of biomedical informatics, specifically in the implementation and optimization of electronic health record systems for pediatric perioperative care, both nationally and internationally.  His academic career has focused on developing clinical decision support tools to guide policy implementation and improve clinical practice. Furthermore, he has developed an interest in pediatric medical device development and has collaborated with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration through the Pediatric Medical Device Consortium Program. 

Conflicts of interest: None

Laurent Glance, M.D.
Associate Editor

Dr. Glance obtained his M.D. at Cornell and his undergraduate degree at Dartmouth. He is a cardiac anesthesiologist who trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital (Cornell) for residency and Memorial Sloan-Kettering for critical care medicine.  Dr. Glance has extensive experience working with large clinical and administrative data sets, multivariate modeling, risk adjustment, simulations, and bootstrapping techniques. He is a tenured Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, with secondary appointments at RAND Health and in the Department of Public Health Sciences. Dr. Glance was the Principal Investigator on 2 ARHQ-funded RO1 grants focusing on risk adjustment (R01 HS 13617) and the impact of non-public reporting (R01 HS016737). He is currently a co-investigator on an NIMHD funded R01 grant (R01 MD012422 ) examining the impact of bundled payment reforms on racial and socioeconomic disparities in hip and knee surgeries. He has over 20 years of experience working on surgical outcomes, quality measurement, and policy evaluations. He has published 137 peer-reviewed papers of which 83 are as either first or last author. He serves on the National Quality Forum (NQF) Scientific Methods Panel, which evaluates the scientific validity of all complex quality measures submitted to NQF

Stephen Harvey, M.D.
Associate Editor

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Dr. Harvey received his M.D. from the University of Tennessee. He completed his internship at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis and his residency at St-Luke's Roosevelt Hospital in New York City. He is medical director for the Vanderbilt Hybrid Surgical Center. His clinical areas of interest include airway management, regional and ambulatory anesthesia. Dr. Harvey is passionate about creative writing, especially poetry, and the crossroads of medicine and the humanities. He is a candidate in the Masters of Fine Arts Program at Murray State University.

Harriet W. Hopf, M.D.
Associate Editor

Professor and Director of Faculty Development and Mentoring, Department of Anesthesiology, Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering, and Co-Director, U of U SOM Coaching and Advancement Network (UCAN), University of Utah

Dr. Hopf’s research interests include wound healing, infection prevention, sustainability in anesthesia, and equity in healthcare. She is immediate past chair of the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) Board of Directors, and on the Board of Directors of the Wound Healing Society and Women in Anesthesiology.

Vesna Jevtovic-Todorovic, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A.
Associate Editor

Vesna Todorovic is the inaugural CU Medicine Endowed Chair and Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Dr. Todorovic received her graduate education at the University of Belgrade in Serbia (MD) and the University of Illinois, Chicago (PhD) and completed residency training in Anesthesia at the Washington University of School of Medicine in St. Louis. She earned an MBA from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA and received the Harold Carron Professor of Anesthesiology Endowment from the University of Virginia Health System during her time on the faculty there.

Dr. Todorovic is a practicing anesthesiologist and has been working simultaneously as a clinician scientist for over 25 years. Dr. Todorovic has developed three major lines of research: anesthetics as neurotoxins, the management of chronic pain and the mechanisms of anesthesia-induced developmental neurodegeneration. Dr. Todorovic’s research is federally funded and has resulted in over 140 peer-reviewed publications and 11 patents. She has received numerous grants from organizations such as the National Institute of Health, March of Dimes, the American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association.

Dr. Todorovic was the Chair of the National Institute of Health’s Surgery, Anesthesiology and Trauma study section. She also serves on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology and the Associate Editorial Board for British Journal of Anaesthesia. She also serves as an Associate Editor for Anesthesiology. Dr. Todorovic was a member of the Board of Directors for the International Society for Anaesthetic Pharmacology from 2007 and served as the Chairman in 2015.

In her role as a PI, Dr. Todorovic has mentored and trained over 60 graduate students, medical students and post-docs. As Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology, her focus extends to the mentorship and growth of junior faculty, expanding clinical programs and increasing collaboration with the School of Medicine and surrounding community.

Conflicts of Interest: None

Ru-Rong Ji, Ph.D.
Associate Editor

Distinguished Professor of Duke University, Professor of Anesthesiology, Neurobiology, and Cell Biology, Co-Director of Center for Translational Pain Medicine, Duke University Health Center

Dr. Ji’s research focuses on chronic pain mechanisms and development of novel pain therapeutics. His group studies how neuroinflammation, glial cells, immune cells, cancer cells, and stem cells regulate pain. His group also investigates how inflammatory mediators and ion channels regulate neuronal excitability and synaptic transmission in chronic pain. He is internationally recognized for demonstrating important roles of MAP kinase signaling pathways, glial cells, and neuroinflammation in the pathogenesis of chronic pain. His work has revealed many molecular targets for pain modulation, including specialized pro-resolution mediators (SPMs, e.g., resolvins and protectins), PD-L1/PD-1, MAP kinases, proteases (MMPs), secreted miRNAs, chemokines, TLRs, and Sting. Dr. Ji has published >200 peer-reviewed papers, including many papers in top medical and neuroscience journals. Before moving to Duke University, he had been a faculty member of Harvard Medical School at Massachusetts General Hospital (1998-2003) and Brigham Women’s Hospital (2003-2012).

Conflict of interest: Editorial board member of “Journal of Neuroscience”, “Pain”, “Neuroscience”, and “Neuroscience Bulletin”, consult for Boston Scientific.   

Karim Ladha, M.D., M.Sc.
Associate Editor

Dr. Karim Ladha is a staff Anesthesiologist at St. Michael’s Hospital and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at the University of Toronto. He is a Clinician-Scientist at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute and the co-director of the PINNACLE research group. Dr. Ladha received his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He then completed his anesthesia training at Massachusetts General Hospital and obtained a fellowship in cardiac anesthesia at Toronto General Hospital. He also holds a Master’s degree in clinical epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health. His program of research uses mixed methodologies to obtain a multifaceted view of pain and recovery after surgery including retrospective analyses of administrative databases, prospective observational studies, and multi-center randomized controlled trials.

Conflicts of interest: Dr. Ladha is a co-principal investigator of an observational study on medical cannabis funded by Shoppers Drug Mart.

Meghan Lane-Fall, M.D., M.S.H.P.
Associate Editor

Vice Chair of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity and David E. Longnecker Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care and Associate Professor of Biostatistics at the Perelman School of Medicine; Co-Director, Penn Center for Perioperative Outcomes Research and Transformation; Director of Acute Care Implementation Research, Penn Implementation Science Center at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Lane-Fall’s research focuses on the uptake and use of evidence-based practices in acute care. Her work sits at the intersection of implementation science, human factors engineering, and improvement science. Current efforts are directed at facilitating the uptake of standardized perioperative handoffs and developing interventions to improve patient outcomes after critical illness. Dr. Lane-Fall is also interested in the use of qualitative and mixed methods in perioperative research.
 
Conflict of interest: Conflict of interest: Dr. Lane-Fall is the Vice President of the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation, is on the Board of Directors for the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research, and her institution receives grant funding from the U.S. National Institutes of Health and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Kate Leslie, M.B.B.S., M.D., M.Epi.
Associate Editor

Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Management, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Australia; Department of Critical Care, Melbourne Medical School, University of Melbourne; Central Clinical School, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University

Professor Leslie's research interests include awareness and depth of anaesthesia, large clinical trials in anaesthesia and perioperative medicine, and sex/gender equity in research. She is a member and former chair of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists Clinical Trials Network. Prof. Leslie's clinical interests include neurosurgery, general surgery and trauma surgery.

Conflicts of Interest: Professor Leslie has no conflict of interest to declare.

Philipp Lirk M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Editor

Attending Anesthesiologist, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Lirk’s research interests revolve around the pharmacology and toxicology of local anesthetics, and their clinical applications in regional anesthesia and acute pain management. His clinical work is centered around Trauma, Orthopedic and Regional Anesthesia. Motivated by the Covid-19 pandemic, he is currently working on his MPH degree with a concentration in Emergency Preparedness at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), with an elective in Biohazardous Threat Agents and Emerging Infectious Diseases at Georgetown University.

Conflicts of Interest: None

George A. Mashour, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Editor

Robert B. Sweet Professor and Chair of Anesthesiology; Scientific Director, Center for Consciousness Science; Co-Director, Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research; University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Dr. Mashour is an anesthesiologist and neuroscientist whose primary scholarly interest relates to consciousness and anesthetic-induced unconsciousness. Dr. Mashour’s clinical research focuses on neurologic and psychiatric outcomes of surgery. His laboratory investigates mechanisms of unconsciousness during sleep and anesthesia. His theoretical research group explores network science approaches to understanding consciousness and anesthetic-induced unconsciousness. In addition to numerous peer-reviewed publications, Dr. Mashour has edited five textbooks related to anesthesiology and the neurosciences.

Funding: National Institutes of Health

Disclosures: Dr. Mashour is a consultant for Tryp Therapeutics.

Daniel McIsaac, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Editor

Dr. Dan McIsaac is an Associate Professor or Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine, and Epidemiology & Public Health at the University of Ottawa, where he holds a Clinical Research Chair in Innovative Perioperative Care. Dr. McIsaac’s perioperative research program uses observational methods in large data sets, knowledge synthesis and clinical trials to identify, evaluate and implement processes and interventions to improve outcomes for high-risk surgical patients. He has specific interest and expertise in the care of older people and those with frailty. Dr. McIsaac also serves on the Editorial Board of the Canadian Journal of Anesthesia.

Disclosures: None.

Jane S. Moon, M.D.
Associate Editor

Dr. Moon is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles.  She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University with a degree in History and Literature and worked as a high school history teacher before starting medical school. She completed her M.D. and her anesthesiology residency and critical care fellowship at the University of Southern California.  Dr. Moon has had a longstanding interest in the history of ideas and began to develop a keen interest in the history of anesthesia during her residency years. She enjoys bringing history to life and appreciates its value in informing and inspiring the present (and future). As an author of the monthly historical "Reflections from the Wood Library-Museum" and as an editor of the Classic Papers Revisited section in Anesthesiology, Dr. Moon hopes to invoke a sense of wonder by highlighting developments that have shaped or been shaped by anesthetic practice. 

Conflicts of Interest: None

Jochen (Danny) Muehlschlegel, M.D., M.M.Sc
Associate Editor

Vice Chair of Research, Associate Professor of Anaesthesia, Harvard Medical School, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Dr. Muehlschlegel’s research interests center on the impact of genetic variation upon adverse cardiovascular events, and their significance on a functional level. He is the principal investigator of the TRANSCRIBE study, examining the genetics of gene expression in human myocardium at baseline and after exposure to ischemia by performing an eQTL analysis, and the RECHARGE study, in which he aims to identify variants associated with Rheumatic Heart Disease in a Rwandan cohort of cardiac surgical patients.

Dr. Muehlschlegel’s clinical interests are cardiac anesthesiology with significant subspecialty training in all aspects of cardiac disease and transesophageal echocardiography. His particular expertise is in the area of myocardial injury and its association with cardiac specific biomarker elevation, as well as in defining the role that the ECG has in the acute myocardial injury setting immediately post cardiac surgery.

Funding: National Institute of Health (US), National Institute of Health Research (UK)

Conflict of interest: none
 

Paul Myles, M.B., B.S., M.P.H., M.D.

I am part-funded by an Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Practitioner Fellowship. I am an editor of the British Journal of Anaesthesia, and a member of the editorial board of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care.

Conflict of interest: none

Peter Nagele, M.D., M.Sc.
Associate Editor

Professor and Chair of the Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care, University of Chicago.

Dr. Nagele's research interests are in cardiovascular risk in non-cardiac surgery, cardiac biomarkers, as well as nitrous oxide and its novel therapeutic use in major psychiatric conditions. His clinical interests are in civilian and military trauma, pre-hospital emergency medicine, resuscitation and cardiac arrest.

Conflicts of Interest: Dr. Nagele has received research funding from Roche Diagnostics, Abbott, Express Scripts.

Mark D. Neuman, M.D., M.Sc.
Associate Editor

Horatio C. Wood Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, University of Pennsylvania, Associate Professor of Medicine (Geriatrics), University of Pennsylvania, Co-Director, Penn Center for Perioperative Outcomes Research and Transformation (CPORT), Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics

Dr. Neuman's clinical areas include adult general anesthesia, anesthesia for older adults, and anesthesia for orthopedic surgery. His current research interests focus on comparing the effectiveness of different anesthesia techniques for improving patient-centered outcomes after hip fracture surgery. Prior studies have employed large retrospective databases to address questions of comparative effectiveness in the perioperative setting, and to examine the health-system factors associated with adverse outcomes among older adults undergoing major surgical procedures.

Conflicts of interest: Dr. Neuman has no conflicts of interest.

Craig M. Palmer, M.D.
Associate Editor

Professor Emeritus of Anesthesiology, College of Medicine, University of Arizona

Dr. Palmer is a faculty member of the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center in Tucson, AZ. Research interests include obstetric anesthesia, particularly regional anesthesia for labor and delivery, anesthesia for cesarean delivery, and intrathecal opioids for labor and post-partum/post-operative analgesia. He maintains an on-going interest and activity in improving and developing obstetric anesthesia practice internationally.

Conflict of interest: None.

Alexander Proekt, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Editor

Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Proekt’s interests include: Neuroscience, Mechanisms of General Anesthesia, Mathematical Modeling. 

Conflicts of Interest: None

Cyril Rivat, Ph.D.
Associate Editor

Associate Professor at University of Montpellier and at the Institution of Neuroscience in Montpellier (INM) INSERM U1051, Paris, France.

Dr Rivat’s research interests focus on the identification of the molecular mechanisms at the central and peripheral nervous system that underlie the transition from acute to chronic pain. That involves long-term plasticity induced by incisional surgery, peripheral nerve lesion, large doses of opioid and stress. Current efforts are directed at the study of the neuroimmune communication in the maintenance of peripheral neuropathic pain. Dr Rivat is also interested in developing pharmacological multimodal interventions to limit pain chronification.

Jeffrey Sall, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Editor

Dr. Sall attended the University of Nebraska in Lincoln as an undergraduate. His MD and PhD were received from the University of Iowa where he also completed an internship in internal medicine. Dr. Sall undertook his anesthesia residency and a research fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco. His clinical work is primarily on the obstetric and neurosurgical services. Dr. Sall’s laboratory research effort has focused on how anesthetics interact with the developing brain and he also works with the hypoxia research group studying effects of hypoxia and rapid ascent to altitude.

 

Conflict of interest: Dr. Sall is on the scientific advisory board for Smart Tots. He has received research funding from NIH, FAER, Smart Tots and Tasly pharmaceutical.

Warren S. Sandberg, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Editor

Dr. Sandberg is Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and professor of anesthesiology, surgery, and biomedical informatics. He also serves as Chief of Staff for the Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital. Dr. Sandberg has led the Department of Anesthesiology at Vanderbilt since 2010 and added Chief of Staff responsibilities in 2018.

Dr. Sandberg received his Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular biology from the University of Chicago, and his M.D. from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He served his internship at the University of Chicago Hospitals and was a resident/fellow in the Department of Anesthesia/Critical Care at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Sandberg joined the Harvard faculty in 1998 where he served until his selection as chair at Vanderbilt, April 2010.

At Vanderbilt, Dr. Sandberg divides his time between clinical practice, research, and administration. He has a clinical and research interest in the development and use of informatics in anesthesiology, and Vanderbilt is a recognized national leader in informatics, quality and health outcomes research. Dr. Sandberg’s specific research interests include: factors affecting physician-patient communication, patient care technology, perioperative systems design, and OR workflow management. In his role as Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology, his goal is to leverage forward thinking technologists and the already present capabilities of the institution to develop a world class anesthesia informatics and real-time decision support research program.

Conflicts of interest: None.

Kristin L. Schreiber, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Editor

Kristin L. Schreiber, MD/PhD, is an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School, and Associate Vice Chair of Research in the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative, and Pain Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. She completed her MD and a PhD in Neuroscience at the University of Minnesota, investigating reciprocal neural-immune interactions involved in infection and the development of persistent pain. She completed residency training at the University of Pittsburgh, and fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where she practices clinically as a Regional Anesthesiologist. Her research program investigates the development of chronic pain after surgical injury, using psychosocial and psychophysical assessment tools, in addition to biomarkers, clinical characteristics, and socio-demographics, to predict who is most at risk. Her perioperative interventional studies incorporate this dense biopsychosocial assessment of individual patients into their design, to allow more nuanced assessment of differential efficacy of preventive perioperative interventions among patients, in order to ultimately inform more personalized care. In her quantitative sensory testing lab, she investigates differences in pain processing among individuals, including how subjective pain relates to changes in physiology, and how pain may be modulated by non-opioid analgesic techniques, ranging from regional anesthetic techniques to music.

National Institutes of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Science Foundation (NSF)

Conflicts of Interest: Family member has employment with Pfizer.

Alan Jay Schwartz, M.D., M.S.Ed.
Associate Editor

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Professor of Anesthesiology & Critical Care, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Schwartz’s interests include clinical care and education with special emphasis on pediatric and cardiothoracic anesthesiology and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

Dr. Schwartz has nothing to disclose.

Daniel I. Sessler, M.D.
Associate Editor

Department of Outcomes Research, Cleveland Clinic, Ohio

Dr. Sessler attended medical school at Columbia University, and subsequently completed pediatric and anesthesia residencies at the University of California, Los Angeles. After stints as professor at UCSF and vice dean at the University of Louisville, his current position is Michael Cudahy Professor and Chair of the Department of Outcomes Research at the Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Sessler published a book on therapeutic hypothermia and more than 875 full research papers including two-dozen in the New England Journal of Medicine and Lancet. More than 120 of his papers were accompanied by editorials, and more than two-dozen were cover articles for major anesthesia journals since 2010. Dr. Sessler’s papers have been cited more than 55,000 times in peer-reviewed articles — making him the world’s most published and cited anesthesiologist. He is among the top 0.02% of cited scientists in any field, with an H Index of 112.

Dr. Sessler has been a principal or co-investigator on grants totaling more than $80 million. He founded and directs the Outcomes Research Consortium. The Consortium is the world’s largest clinical anesthesia research group, and publishes a full paper every 2.5 days. He was an editor of Anesthesiology for 9 years, and serves as a director for the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER). He has given invited lectures at more than 400 institutions. Dr. Sessler’s awards include a Fulbright Fellowship and the American Society of Anesthesiologists Excellence in Research prize. 

Conflicts of interest: Advisory Boards (3M, 37 Company), consultant (B. Braun, Edwards, Medtronic, Pacira), stock options (E-Motion, Medasense, Calorint, VitaHEAT)  Board of Directors (FAER), Funded Research (Dept of Defense, NIH, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Fresenius, Merck, Advanced Cooling, 3M, La Jolla, Sotera Wireless). All temperature-related fees are donated to charity.

Allan F. Simpao, M.D., M.B.I.
Associate Editor

Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Simpao is a board-certified pediatric and maternal-fetal anesthesiologist and clinical informatician. He is the Associate Chief for Research in the Division of General Anesthesiology, Director of the Biomedical Informatics Program in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, and Associate Medical Co-Director of CHOP King of Prussia Hospital Perioperative Services.

His research interests include anesthesia informatics and perioperative analytics for research and quality improvement. He has lectured internationally on anesthesia informatics, perioperative analytics, maternal-fetal anesthesia, and physicians' use of social media for networking, education, and advocacy.

Ken Solt, M.D.
Associate Editor

Dr. Solt is associate professor, Dept. of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. Dr. Solt’s research focuses on neural circuit mechanisms of general anesthesia and anesthetic emergence. In the laboratory he utilizes a systems neuroscience approach to elucidate these mechanisms in animal models, while his clinical research interest is in developing methods to improve recovery from general anesthesia in surgical patients.

Conflicts of Interest: None

David A. Story, M.B.B.S., B.Med.Sci., M.D.
Associate Editor

David Story is Professor of Anaesthesia and Head of the Department of Critical Care at the University of Melbourne. David is a member of Council of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA), Deputy Chair of the ANZCA Research Committee, and the Chair of the ANZCA Safety and Quality Committee. His main research interest is clinically and cost-effective approaches to reduce perioperative risk, complications, disability, and mortality. He also does translational work in acid-base disorders; and is a consumer investigator in diabetes care. David is a Staff Anaesthetist at the Austin Hospital where he provides perioperative care for most procedural specialties including liver transplantation.

Conflicts of interest: Professor Story has previously been on an advisory board for Grey Innovation and received research funding from the Medibank Better Health Foundation. 

Michel MRF Struys, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Editor

Michel MRF Struys, MD, PhD, FRCA is professor and chair at the department of anesthesiology, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands. He is also affiliated as Professor to the department of Anesthesiology, Ghent University, Gent, Belgium. He is a board certified anesthesiologist in Belgium and the Netherlands and he is also board certified as a clinical pharmacologist in the Netherlands. His main reseach interest is in clinical pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics and drug administration technology, including intravenous and inhaled anesthetics, target controlled infusion techniques, closed-loop systems and drug interaction behaviour. Additionally, he is working on the validation of various types of anesthesia monitoring and equipment for measuring drug effects. His main clinical interest is in anesthesia for oncological and abdominal surgery.

Conflicts of interest: His research group/department received (over the last 3 years) research grants and consultancy fees from The Medicines Company (Parsippany, NJ, USA), Masimo (Irvine, CA, USA), Becton Dickinson (Eysins, Switzerland), Fresenius (Bad Homburg, Germany), Dräger (Lübeck, Germany), Paion (Aachen, Germany), Medtronic (Dublin, Ireland), Medcaptain Europe (Andelst, The Netherlands). He receives royalties on intellectual property from Demed Medical (Temse, Belgium) and the Ghent University (Gent, Belgium). 

Eric Sun, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Editor

Eric Sun is a graduate of the University of Chicago, where he received his medical degree and a PhD in business economics.  After completing a residency in anesthesiology at Stanford University, he stayed on as a faculty member, where is now an assistant professor in the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine and (by courtesy) the Department of Health Research and Policy.  His research primarily examines the effectiveness of clinical therapies and healthcare policies in reducing opioid use among preoperative patients and among patients with chronic pain.  In addition, he also studies the economics of physician behaviors.  These research efforts are supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the National Institute on Aging.

Conflicts of Interest: Dr. Sun is an advisor for Lucid Lane, LLC and has received consulting fees from Analysis Group, Inc.  In addition, he has received research funding from the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and the National Institute on Aging.

BobbieJean Sweitzer, M.D.
Associate Editor

Professor of Anesthesia and Critical Care, Professor of Medicine, Director, Anesthesia Perioperative Medicine Clinic, Northwestern University

Dr. Sweitzer is an author and the editor of Preoperative Assessment and Management (currently 3rd edition). She has authored over 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts and abstracts and over 30 book chapters. She lectures nationally and internationally on preoperative medicine and ambulatory surgery topics. She is the Executive Editor of A&A Practice, and on the editorial board of Anesthesiology and Anesthesia and Analgesia. She hosts a monthly podcast for Anesthesiology, the premier journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists.

Dr. Sweitzer is President of the Society of Ambulatory Anesthesia (SAMBA). She is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, the American Society of Anesthesiologists and SAMBA. She is an elected member of the Association of University Anesthesiologists, and a founding member of the Governing Board and past President of the Society of Perioperative Assessment and Quality Improvement. She is a founding member of the Society for Anesthesia and Sleep Medicine.

 

Jonathan P. Wanderer, M.D., M.Phil
Associate Editor

Dr. Wanderer is a Professor of Anesthesiology and Biomedical Informatics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN. Dr. Wanderer’s research is focused on applying clinical informatics to improve the delivery of healthcare in the perioperative and acute care settings, leveraging clinical decision support, data science and novel technology-based solutions. At Vanderbilt, he is the Associate Fellowship Director for the Clinical Informatics Fellowship Program and co-course director for the Foundations of Clinical Informatics in the Masters of Applied Clinical Informatics Program. He leads Vanderbilt's Physician Builder program and is Medical Director of Perioperative Informatics.

Conflicts of Interest: Dr. Wanderer has received funding from NIH, NSF, FAER and IBM.

David S. Warner, M.D.
Associate Editor

David S. Warner, M.D. is a Distinguished Professor of Anesthesiology at Duke University. Dr. Warner directs the Multidisciplinary Neuroprotection Laboratories. His research and educational interests dedicated to advancing treatment of acute brain and spinal cord injury. Current research is focused on pre-clinical development of therapeutics for acute brain injury using rigorous long-term outcome recovery models to define mechanisms of action and efficacy so as to inform clinical trial design. Dr. Warner is the 2005 recipient of the American Society of Anesthesiologists Excellence in Research award, past-president of the Society for Neurosciences in Anesthesiology and Critical Care and its 2011 Distinguished Service Award recipient. Dr. Warner has directed post-doctoral research training with NIH T32 awards since 1992 and received the Robert N. Sladen Teacher of the Year Award in 2011, the Duke University 2015 Excellence in Translational Research Mentoring award and the 2015 Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research award for Mentoring Excellence in Research. Dr. Warner trained at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the University of Iowa, and the Laboratory for Experimental Brain Research, University of Lund, Sweden.

Conflicts of Interest: Dr. Warner holds equity in Biomimetix Pharmaceuticals, LLP.

Duminda N. Wijeysundera, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Editor

Dr. Wijeysundera is a Staff Anesthesiologist at St. Michael’s Hospital, and a Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at the University of Toronto. In addition, he is a Professor of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto, a Scientist at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital, and a Senior Adjunct Scientist at ICES (formerly called  Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences) in Toronto, Ontario. Dr. Wijeysundera holds the Endowed Chair in Translational Anesthesiology Research at St. Michael’s Hospital and University of Toronto. His research program, which aims to help prevent complications following major surgery, has generated more than 240 peer-reviewed publications, and received peer-reviewed funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, and the Ontario government. Dr. Wijeysundera is an editorial board member at the Canadian Journal of Anesthesia, Anesthesiology, and Circulation; as well as a past member of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American Heart Association (AHA) Task Force on Practice Guidelines.

Conflicts of Interest: Dr. Wijeysundera has received honoraria from Edwards Lifesciences and Heron Therapeutics, and is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Surgical Safety Technologies Inc.


Hannah Wunsch, M.D., M.Sc.
Associate Editor

Dr. Hannah Wunsch is an intensivist in the Department of Critical Care Medicine at Sunnybrook Hospital and Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine and the Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care Medicine at the University of Toronto. She is also the Associate Director of Critical Care Research at the University of Toronto and holds a Canada Research Chair [Tier 2] in Critical Care Organization and Outcomes. Dr Wunsch’s research focuses on the organization, and delivery of critical care services, with a particular focus on international comparisons of critical care, use of large databases to understand resource utilization, and pharmaco-epidemiology.

 

Michael Zaugg, M.D., M.B.A.
Associate Editor

Michael Zaugg is Full Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton (Canada), Senior Staff Anesthesiologist at the University of Alberta Hospital, Edmonton, Adjunct Professor of Pharmacology, Department of Pharmacology, University of Alberta, and Executive Member of the Cardiovascular Research Centre, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta. He is a clinician-scientist with a translational research program focused on the pharmacology of drugs used in anesthesia and intensive care medicine. His program is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada, and the Swiss National Science Foundation. In 2005, he was recipient of the IARS Frontiers in Anesthesia Research Award, a renowned international research price granted by the International Anesthesia Research Society.

Conflict of interest: none.

 
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