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ABOUT OUR BOARD

As the certifying body for anesthesiologists since 1938, our team of dedicated anesthesiologist volunteers and staff administer initial and subspecialty certification assessments as well as our continuing certification program, which promotes lifelong learning, a commitment to quality clinical outcomes and patient safety.





13

Board Directors

648

Volunteers

22

Published Research Articles

70

Staff




BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Our 13 directors, 12 clinically active physicians and one public member, set the strategic vision designed to advance anesthesiology practice.



Deborah J. Culley, M.D. President

Attending physician and vice chair of research, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston; associate professor of anesthesiology, Harvard Medical School. ABA Committees: Credentialing and Continuing Certification, and Research Committees.

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Andrew J. Patterson, M.D., Ph.D. Vice President

Professor and chair, Department of Anesthesiology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Ga. ABA Committees: Credentialing and Continuing Certification (chair), STEEP Advisory and Standardized Oral Examination Committees.

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David O. Warner, M.D. Secretary

Professor of anesthesiology, clinician investigator and consultant, Department of Anesthesiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. ABA Committees: Credentialing and Continuing Certification, OSCE, ADVANCED Exam and STEEP Advisory Committees.

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Santhanam Suresh, M.D., M.B.A. Treasurer

Arthur C. King Professor and chair, Department of Pediatric Anesthesiology, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital, Chicago; professor of pediatrics and anesthesiology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. ABA Committees: Assessments, Research and Pediatric Anesthesiology Examination Committees.

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Daniel J. Cole, M.D.Executive Director, Professional Affairs

Brigham and Women’s Hospital Medical director and chief strategyProfessor of clinical anesthesiology and vice chair for professional and business development, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles. ABA Committees: Credentialing and Continuing Certification, and STEEP Advisory Committees.

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Rupa J. Dainer, M.D. Board Member

Medical director and chief strategy officer, Pediatrics Specialists of Virginia. ABA Committees: Standardized Oral Examination (chair), Credentialing and Continuing Certification, Research, Pediatric Anesthesiology MOCA Minute and Pediatric Anesthesiology Examination Committees.

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Brenda G. Fahy, M.D. Board Member

Professor of anesthesiology, associate chair and division chief, Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine. ABA Committees: Assessments, Research and Critical Care Medicine Examination Committees.

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Robert R. Gaiser, M.D. Board Member

Chairman, Department of Anesthesiology, professor of anesthesiology, University of Kentucky. ABA Committees: Assessments and Nonstandard Examinations (chair), STEEP Advisory and BASIC Examination Committees.

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Mark T. Keegan, M.B., B.Ch. Board Member

Professor of anesthesiology and fulltime clinician, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. ABA Committees: Research, Assessments, In-Training Examination, Standardized Oral Examination and Critical Care Medicine Examination Committees.

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Alex Macario, M.D., M.B.A. Board Member

Professor of anesthesiology, perioperative and pain medicine, and, by courtesy, health research and policy, Stanford University School of Medicine. ABA Committees: Research (chair), Credentialing and Continuing Certification and OSCE Committees.

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Thomas M. McLoughlin Jr., M.D. Board Member

Chair of anesthesiology, Lehigh Valley Health Network, Pennsylvania; professor of surgery, Division of Surgical Anesthesiology, University of South Florida College of Medicine; clinical professor at DeSales University. ABA Committees: STEEP Advisory (chair), Assessments, Nonstandard Examinations and MOCA Minute Committees.

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Margaret Pisacano, B.S.N., J.D. Public Board Member

Associate general counsel, University of Kentucky, director of Risk Management, UK HealthCare: ABA Committees: Credentialing and Continuing Certification; STEEP Advisory and Nonstandard Examinations Committees.

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James P. Rathmell, M.D.Board Member

Chair, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston. ABA Committees: Assessments; STEEP Advisory and Pain Medicine Examination Committees.

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Nearly 700 anesthesiologist volunteers dedicate time away from their busy clinical practices to examine candidates, write and review questions for our assessments, and assist us with program improvements and initiatives. We appreciate the expertise they bring to our programs and their commitment to helping us advance excellence in our specialty.


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