In addition, I administer general and regional anesthesia for other surgical procedures, as well as the direction and supervision of nurse anesthetists and anesthesiology residents.
I have been an active participant in the clinical teaching of residents, interns and students affiliated with the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. I began and participated as the primary presenter in a Monthly Cardiothoracic Anesthesia Lecture Program for the anesthesiology residents and students at Ingham Regional Medical Center.
My past administrative responsibilities and accomplishments include the formation and direction of a monthly Cardiac Anesthesia and Surgery Joint Conference with our cardiothoracic surgeons and the implementation of Guidelines for Anesthesia Resident Teaching and Evaluation in Cardiac Anesthesia. Also, I helped develop a Medical Resident’s Invasive Monitoring Rotation at our institution. The most recent initiative was the implementation of a Perioperative Cardiac Risk Assessment and Beta Blocker Protocol for the surgical patient. I have served as Chairman of the Critical Care Committee with the responsibilities of coordinating and implementing policies specific to our respective critical care units. I have served as Vice-Chairman of the Department of Anesthesia, as well as Chairman of the Credentials Committee. I am a past member of the Board of Trustees, and immediate past Co-Chief of Staff at Ingham Regional Medical Center. I have served on several committees throughout our institution.
Besides my clinical and teaching responsibilities, I have been extremely active at the County, State and National levels in organized medicine and in my specialty of anesthesiology. I have contributed to the formulation of health care policy as a result of my involvement in the legislative process. My advocacy has been on behalf of not only the practice of medicine, but also I have been a strong advocate for patients navigating our health care system.