On December 17, 2014, Lawrence (Larry) Epstein, M.D., Immediate Past President of the New York State Society of Anesthesiologists (NYSSA), was appointed to the New York Board of Medicine by the Board of Regents for the New York State Education Department.

Dr. Epstein serves in the ASA House of Delegates as well ASA’s Committee on Bylaws, Committee on Governmental Efficiency and Effectiveness and its Committee on Pain Medicine. He is also the Director of Outpatient Pain Management in the Department of Anesthesiology at Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Epstein is the second physician anesthesiologist appointed to the New York State Medical Board, joining James B. Armstrong, M.D., whose term expires in 2017.

In November, physician anesthesiologists from Alaska and Arizona were appointed to two very important state-level health related committees. On November 28, then-Alaska Governor Sean Parnell (R) appointed...

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