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ASA Monitor Editorial Board

Steven Shafer

Editor-in-Chief

Steven Shafer, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

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Editors

Daniel J. Cole
Daniel J. Cole, MD, FASA
Vice President, Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation
Professor, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

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Khaled Dajani
Khaled Dajani, MD, FASA
Associate, Pediatric Anesthesiology
Children’s Specialty Group, Norfolk, VA

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Zachary Deutch
Zachary Deutch, MD, FASA
Medical Director of Perioperative Services
UF Health North, Jacksonville, FL

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Pamela Flood, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA

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N. Martin Giesecke
N. Martin Giesecke, MD
Chief of Cardiovascular Anesthesiology
Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX

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Steven Greenberg
Steven Greenberg, MD
Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology, University of Chicago, Vice Chair, Education, NorthShore University HealthSystem, Director of Critical Care, Evanston Hospital, Evanston, IL

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Uday Jain
Uday Jain, MD, PhD, FACA, FASA
Anesthesiologist
San Mateo Medical Center, San Mateo, CA

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Girish P. Joshi
Girish P. Joshi, MD, BS, MB, FCAI
Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Management
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

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Gunisha S. Kaur
Gunisha S. Kaur, MD, MA
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Co-Medical Director, Weill Cornell Center for Human Rights, New York, NY

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M. James Lozada
M. James Lozada, DO
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

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Muhammad Rafique
Muhammad Rafique, MBBS, FASA
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE

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Vernon H. Ross
Vernon H. Ross, MD
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Emeritus
Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC

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Jodi D. Sherman
Jodi D. Sherman, MD
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Yale university School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

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Karen S. Sibert
Karen S. Sibert, MD, FASA
Associate Clinical Professor
David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA Health, Los Angeles, CA

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Adam Striker, MD, FASA
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Univ of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Overland Park, KS

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Lalitha Sundararaman
Lalitha Sundararaman, MD
Harvard Medical School
Founder Member, Prana Institute of Holistic Medicine, Boston, MA

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Heena Ahmed
Heena Ahmed, MD
CA-2 Resident
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

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Shara Azad
Shara Azad, MD
CA-3 Resident
Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA

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Publications & Editorial Staff

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Kim Jansen, Director of Publications

Roy Winkler, Managing Editor, ASA Publications

Terri Navarrete, Graphic Design Manager

Mary Anne Siewerth, Publications Coordinator

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Heena AhmedHeena Ahmed, MD
CA-2 Resident, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

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Language: English

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Shara AzadShara Azad, MD
CA-3 Resident, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA

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Language: English

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Daniel J. ColeDaniel Cole, MD, FASA
Vice President, Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation and Professor, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

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Language: English

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Khaled DajaniKhaled Dajani, MD, FASA
Associate, Pediatric Anesthesiology, Children’s Specialty Group, Norfolk, VA

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Dr. Dajani’s professional interests include student and resident education, mentorship, and servant leadership. He enjoys caring for pediatric and adult patients across the spectrum of disease. He also appreciates participating in clinical research, and the peer review process.

Languages: English, French, Arabic

Conflicts of interest: Dr. Khaled Dajani has received grant support and/or honoraria from Avanos, and Halyard within the past two years.

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Zachary DeutchZachary Deutch, MD, FASA
Medical Director of Perioperative Services, UF Health North, Jacksonville, FL

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Dr. Deutch’s professional interests include practice management, perioperative efficiency, medical economics, cardiac anesthesia/TEE, regional anesthesia, and ambulatory anesthesia.

Language: English

Conflicts of interest: none

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placeholder photoPamela Flood, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

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Dr. Flood is a Professor at Stanford University who is fellowship trained in Pain Medicine and Obstetric Anesthesiology. Her research has evolved from basic electrophysiology to clinical trials and population health. Her anesthesia career started with a decade of basic science research elucidating the role of nicotinic receptors in anesthetic action. Her bench studies were followed by animal studies and clinical trials of the analgesic action of nicotinic agonists. Her present work continues to focus on pain and analgesia. She specializes in the treatment of chronic pelvic pain and multiple aspects of women's health including the prevention of chronic pain after childbirth. Current research interests include the role of multimodal treatment in chronic pain conditions and prevention of persistent opioid use. Her clinical work is divided between the Divisions of Pain Medicine and Obstetric Anesthesiology at Stanford University.

Language: English

Conflicts of interest:Dr. Flood is a consultant and shareholder of Concentric Analgesics and shareholder of Resq Pharma.

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N. Martin GieseckeN. Martin Giesecke, MD
Chief of Cardiovascular Anesthesiology, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX

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Language: English

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Steven GreenbergSteven Greenberg, MD
Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology, University of Chicago, Vice Chair, Education, NorthShore University HealthSystem, Director of Critical Care, Evanston Hospital, Evanston, IL

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Language: English

Conflicts of interest: Dr. Greenberg is Editor-in-chief, APSF Newsletter and Secretary of APSF.

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Uday JainUday Jain, MD, PhD, FACA, FASA
Anesthesiologist, San Mateo Medical Center, San Mateo, CA

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Language: English

Conflicts of interest: none

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Girish P. JoshiGirish P. Joshi, MD, BS, MB, FCAI
Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Management, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

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Dr. Joshi’s professional interests include ambulatory anesthesia, postoperative pain management, enhanced recovery after surgery, and perioperative outcomes.

Language: English

Conflicts of interest: Dr. Joshi has received honoraria from Baxter Pharmaceuticals and Pacira Pharmaceuticals.

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Gunisha S. KaurGunisha S. Kaur, MD, MA
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Co-Medical Director, Weill Cornell Center for Human Rights, New York, NY

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Dr. Kaur’s professional interests include global health and human rights.

Language: English

Conflicts of interest: Dr. Kaur receives grant support from the National Institutes of Health, the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, the Cornell University Migrations Initiative, and the President’s Council of Cornell Women. Within the past five years she has received grant support from the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research and the Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs at Cornell University.

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M. James LozadaM. James Lozada, DO
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

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Dr. Lazoda’s professional interests include healthcare media production and dissemination, patient safety, and maternal health.

Language: English

Conflicts of interest: none

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Muhammad RafiqueMuhammad Rafique, MBBS, FASA
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE

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Dr. Rafique’s professional interests include pediatric anesthesia, pediatric airway management, pediatric cardiac anesthesia, and quality improvement.

Languages: English, Urdu, Punjabi

Conflicts of interest: none

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Vernon H. RossVernon H. Ross, MD
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Emeritus, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC

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Language: English

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Steven ShaferSteven Shafer, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

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Dr. Shafer's professional interests are data modeling, the clinical pharmacology of intravenous anesthetic drugs, and publication policy and ethics. Since March he has been modeling the COVID-19 pandemic. The R code is freely available at https://github.com/StevenLShafer/COVID19/. Daily updates are distributed by e-mail. Those interested in receiving the updates are welcome to contact steven.shafer@stanford.edu.

His work in pharmacology includes studies of many of the intravenous opioids and hypnotics used in anesthetic practice. His focus has been mathematical models that characterize drug behavior. These range from conventional pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic models, inverse models (used to drive target controlled infusion systems), Bayesian models (used to handle model uncertainty), models of drug interaction, and models of receptor function that help elucidate mechanisms of drug action. His most recent work has explored whether neural networks offer any benefits over the standard engineering models used in pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics.

Dr. Shafer has worked to bring these models to clinicians, investigators, and trainees. Thirty years ago he placed the program STANPUMP ("STANford infusion PUMP") in the public domain. STANPUMP was an open source software platform for Target Controlled Infusions of anesthetic drugs, as well as the pharmacokinetic engine for most, and perhaps all, commercialized TCI systems worldwide. More recently he developed stanpumpR, an R implementation of pharmacokinetic algorithms for many of the common perioperative drugs. stanpumpR can be accessed at www.stanpumpR.io. The source code for stanpumpR is available at www.github.com/stevenlshafer/stanpumpr.

His work in publication policy and ethics follows his 10 years as Editor-in-Chief of Anesthesia & Analgesia. From 2006-2016 two of the most prolific serial academic fraudsters in history were uncovered: Joachim Boldt and Yoshitaka Fujii. He finished his term as EIC with the unenviable record of retracting more papers for research fraud than any previous editor of any journal, ever. This led to a lasting interest in publication policy and ethics. In collaboration with others he continues to develop statistical models to detect fraud, and serve on multiple editorial boards to offer guidance on publication policy and ethics.

He developed an interest in the role of clinical pharmacology to criminal law following his testimony on behalf of the State of California in the trial of Conrad Murray for the death of Michael Jackson. He continues to provide pro bono testimony in criminal cases involving anesthetic drugs.

Language: English

Conflicts of interest: Dr. Shafer is a consultant and shareholder of Concentric Analgesics and consultant and shareholder of Resq Pharma.

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Jodi D. ShermanJodi Sherman, MD
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Epidemiology in Environmental Health Sciences, Director, Program in Healthcare Environmental Sustainability, Yale University, New Haven, CT

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Language: English

Conflicts of interest: none

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Karen S. SibertKaren S. Sibert, MD, FASA
Associate Clinical Professor, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA Health, Los Angeles, CA

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Language: English

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Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Univ of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Overland Park, KS

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Dr. Striker’s professional interests include pediatric anesthesiology and Communications.

Language: English

Conflicts of interest: none

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Lalitha SundararamanLalitha Sundararaman, MD
Harvard Medical School and Founder Member, Prana Institute of Holistic Medicine, Boston, MA

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Language: English

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