Anesthesiology recognizes the collaborative nature of scholarly publication and shares the research published in the journal with the broader scientific community through social media. The journal participates and engages in discussions on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
A group of social media ambassadors participates and engages in Anesthesiology's social media efforts. They also provide input into strategy of ongoing and new social media activities.
Social Media Editors
Jorge A. Galvez, M.D., M.B.I.
Dr. Galvez is the co-director of the Biomedical Informatics Program in the Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He has experience with the implementation and optimization of electronic health record systems for surgical settings both nationally and internationally and has board certification in Anesthesiology, Pediatric Anesthesia, and Clinical Informatics. His research led to national initiatives to improve patient care as chair of the Biomedical Informatics Special Interest Group in the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia. His academic focus is on the application of biomedical informatics in pediatric perioperative care through the development of clinical decision support tools to guide policy and practice. He also serves as Executive Director for the Pennsylvania Pediatric Medical Device Consortium (PPDC).
Allan Simpao, M.D., M.B.I.
Allan Simpao, M.D., M.B.I. is a board-certified pediatric anesthesiologist and clinical informatician at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He is the Co-Director of the Biomedical Informatics Program in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine and an Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. His scholarly focus is on using informatics and analytics to understand and improve pediatric perioperative care. He has lectured nationally on physicians' use of social media for networking, education, and advocacy. His clinical expertise is in pediatric and maternal-fetal anesthesia.
Social Media Ambassadors
Rita Agarwal, M.D., F.A.A.P., F.A.S.A.
Palo Alto, CA
Rita Agarwal, M.D., is Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology, Stanford, President Society for Pediatric Pain Medicine, Past Chair American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Section on Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine.
Dr. Agarwal went to medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, where she also did her residency. Her fellowship in Pediatric Anesthesiology was completed at Denver’s Children Hospital. She spent over 20 years at the Children’s Hospital of Colorado where she was the Pediatric Anesthesia Program Director, Director of Pediatric Anesthesia Education, former Acute Pain Service Director. She has been involved with the AAP, the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia, the California Society of Anesthesiology and other national organizations for many years. She now practices at Lucille Packard Hospital Stanford where she is the Chair of the Pediatric Anesthesia Education Committee, and continues to try and learn and teach everyday.
Dr. Barnes is Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr. Barnes completed his M.D. and M.B.A. at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and Booth School of Business. In 2010 he came to Johns Hopkins as the first combined pediatrics and anesthesia resident. He continued his post-residency training at Johns Hopkins completing pediatric critical care fellowship, pediatric anesthesia fellowship, and advanced pediatric cardiac anesthesia training. His academic focus is on prevention and management of pediatric delirium in the perioperative period. He also has a well-known interest in social media and the impact it has on medicine.
Nabil M. Elkassabany, M.D., M.S.C.E.
Alana Flexman, M.D., F.R.C.P.C.
Vancouver, British Columbia
Dr. Flexman is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia and Past-Chair of the Neuroanesthesia Section of the Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society. Dr. Flexman also serves as the Vice-President for Education and Scientific Affairs of the Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care (SNACC).
Harriet W. Hopf, M.D., F.U.H.M., F.A.S.A.
Salt Lake City, Utah
Dr. Hopf is professor of anesthesiology and adjunct professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Utah. Dr. Hopf's research includes wound healing, infection prevention, sustainability in anesthesia, and equity in healthcare. She chairs the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) Board of Directors and is an Associate Editor of Anesthesiology.
Ruth Landau, M.D.
New York, NY
Dr. Landau is the Virginia Apgar Professor of Anesthesiology and Director of Obstetric Anesthesiology at Columbia University Medical Center. She is President-elect of Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology (SOAP).
Edward R. Mariano, M.D., MAS (Clinical Research)
Palo Alto, CA
Dr. Mariano is a Professor at Stanford University School of Medicine and Chief of the Anesthesiology and Perioperative Care Service at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System. His research interests include the development of techniques and patient care pathways to improve postoperative pain control, patient safety, and other surgical outcomes and has published over 170 peer-reviewed articles. He is a recipient of the Veteran Health Administration’s John D. Chase Award for Physician Executives Excellence and has worked on key national healthcare initiatives including the accreditation of regional anesthesiology and acute pain medicine fellowships, revision of hospital-based standards on pain assessment and management, development of quality and cost measures in perioperative care, and the National Academy of Medicine Action Collaborative Countering the U.S. Opioid Epidemic.
Dr. Mariano is available to connect on LinkedIn, Twitter, or Instagram and manages his own self-titled blog edmariano.com.
Emily Sharpe, M.D.
Emily E. Sharpe, M.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota, USA. She is an obstetric anesthesiologist and the associate program director for the Obstetric Anesthesiology Fellowship as well as the education director for obstetric anesthesia at Mayo Clinic. Her research interests include optimizing pain control after cesarean delivery, enhanced recovery and improving outcomes in the obstetric patient, and neurologic diseases in pregnancy. Connect with Dr. Sharpe on Twitter at @emilysharpe. In her free time she loves to travel and spend time outdoors with her husband and three children.
Sasha Shillcut, M.D., M.S., F.A.S.E.
Sasha K. Shillcutt, M.D., M.S., F.A.S.E. is a Tenured Professor and the Vice Chair of Strategy and Innovation in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC). Sasha os CEO & Founder of Brave Enough, a well-published researcher in cardiac anesthesiology and gender equity, cardiac anesthesiologist, author, and international speaker. In 2016, Sasha was awarded the national American Medical Associations Women Physician’s Inspiring Physician Award by her peers. Sasha’s greatest passion is empowering and encouraging others to achieve wellbeing in their professional and personal lives. She speaks frequently to executives and leaders on the topics of professional resilience and gender equity. Her TEDx talk titled Resilience: The Art of Failing Forward has been viewed by thousands of people. Her writing has been published in both the New England Journal of Medicine and JAMA. She leads conferences and retreats for professional women through her organization, Brave Enough. Her first book, Between Grit and Grace: How to be Feminine and Formidable, will be released in February 2020.
Dr. Shillcutt underwent her residency in Anesthesiology at UNMC and completed an Executive Fellowship in Perioperative Echocardiography at the University of Utah Medical Center. She is a board certified Anesthesiologist, is a testamur in the Special Competence in Adult Echocardiography (ASCeXAM) and has certification in advanced perioperative echocardiography (Advanced PTEeXAM) through the National Board of Echocardiography. She has been an NIH-funded researcher through the National Institute of Aging. She is a Board Examiner for the American Board of Anesthesiology and holds national leadership positions in the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiology and the National Board of Echocardiography. You can follow Sasha at www.becomebraveenough.com.
Caitlin Sutton, M.D.
Caitlin Sutton, MD completed her anesthesiology residency at Emory University, followed by an obstetric anesthesiology fellowship at Stanford and a pediatric anesthesiology fellowship at Texas Children's Hospital. She is now the chief of the Maternal-Fetal Anesthesia Division at Texas Children's Hospital, where her practice consists of obstetric, pediatric, and fetal anesthesia.
Ankeet Udani, M.D., M.S.Ed.
Dr. Ankeet D. Udani is an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Interim Director of the Human Simulation and Patient Safety Center. He is also the Assistant Director of the Anesthesiology Residency Program at Duke University. He completed his residency and fellowship at Stanford University as well as a Master’s in Education at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Udani has received over a quarter million dollars in extramural funding, published, and taught on various facets of anesthesia and medical education around the world. His expertise includes simulation-based medical education and implementation, education technology, and patient safety. He started the first Twitter-augmented journal club in anesthesiology #AnesJC and has partnered with ANESTHESIOLOGY on multiple occasions.