This month, we introduce a recurring column titled “Transitions” to our online platform. Although the Transitions column casts a wide net in its subject matter, its purpose is to highlight those events deemed to be of prodigious significance to anesthesiology specifically and to medicine overall. Here you will find news on everything from notable career milestones of ASA members to the passing of our specialty's luminaries.

This June, Lee Fleisher, MD, was named Chief Medical Officer and Director of the CMS' Center for Clinical Standards and Quality (CCSQ). Dr. Fleisher is Chair of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and has led the ASA's Perioperative Brain Health Initiative since its inception. Dr. Fleisher has published more than 200 scholarly articles and nine books and has served on the board...

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