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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.



SANTHANAM SURESH, M.D., M.B.A. PRESIDENT

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

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ANDREW J. PATTERSON, M.D., PH.D. VICE PRESIDENT

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

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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

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THOMAS M. MCLOUGHLIN JR., M.D. TREASURER

Chair of Anesthesiology, Lehigh Valley Health Network, Pennsylvania; professor of Surgery, Division of Surgical Anesthesiology, University of South Florida College of Medicine. ABA Committees: STEEP Advisory, Assessments, Nonstandard Exams

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DEBORAH J. CULLEY, M.D. BOARD MEMBER

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

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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 Exam, Credentialing and Continuing Certification, Research, Pediatric Anesthesiology MOCA Minute and Pediatric Anesthesiology Exam

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STACIE G. DEINER, M.D.BOARD MEMBER

Professor of Anesthesiology, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, New Hampshire. ABA Committees: Research, Assessments and Standardized Oral Exam Committees.

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JOHN E. FIADJOE, M.D.BOARD MEMBER

Associate professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. ABA Committees: Credentialing and Continuing Certification and STEEP Advisory Committees.

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ROBERT R. GAISER, M.D. BOARD MEMBER

Anesthesiology residency program director and professor of Anesthesiology at Yale University School of Medicine. ABA Committees: Assessments and STEEP Advisory and BASIC Exam

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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: Assessments (chair), Nonstandard Exams (chair), In-Training Exam, Research, Standardized Oral Exam and Critical Care Medicine Exam

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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, Credentialing and Continuing Certification and OSCE

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MARGARET PISACANO, B.S.N., J.D. BOARD MEMBER

Associate general counsel, University of Kentucky, director of Risk Management, UK HealthCare: ABA Committees: Credentialing and Continuing Certification, STEEP Advisory (chair) and Nonstandard Exams

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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 Exam

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DANIEL J. COLE, M.D.EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, PROFESSIONAL AFFAIRS

Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology and vice chair for Professional and Business Development, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles

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   OUR VOLUNTEERS


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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STAFF

The ABA staff is dedicated to helping advance excellence in the practice of anesthesiology.




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