Anesthesiology Section

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The Anesthesiology Section is a diverse group of professionals whose mission is to provide preeminent leadership and collaboration with all members of the critical care team in critical care practice education and research.

Core Values

High-quality patient care
We seek to provide an evidence-based structure and process for the care of the critically ill. Our care should be safe, effective, efficient, patient-centered, timely, and equitable. Our approach is metric and outcomes driven. We continually strive to refine and refocus our efforts to improve patient outcomes and care.

An educational environment
We believe that the best care is delivered in an educational environment.

We seek explanations for clinically relevant problems and strive to find and develop new and innovative solutions so that our patients are assured of receiving leading-edge care.

Patient, family and surrogate satisfaction
We strive to identify all patients, family members and surrogates and attempt to understand and honor their value. We pledge to measure and monitor levels of satisfaction with the care we provide and to continually improve service satisfaction.

Ethical practice
We value reliability, trust and integrity in all aspects of our work.

We strive to create a culture of safety.

Chair - Miguel A. Cobas, MD, FCCM, Jackson South Community Hospital, Miami, Florida, USA
Chair-elect - Mark E. Nunnally, MD, FCCM, NYU Langone Medical Center and School of Medicine, New York, New York, USA 
Secretary/Treasurer - Talia K. Ben-Jacob, MD, MS, Cooper University Hospital, Camden, New Jersey, USA  
Past Chair - Michael Nurok, MBChB, PhD, FCCM, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center , Los Angeles, California, USA 

Members At-Large
Suzanne Bennett, MD, FCCM, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Jose L. Diaz-Gomez, MD, FASE, FCCM, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA 
Samuel M. Galvagno, Jr., DO, MS, PhD, FCCM, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA 
Craig Steven Jabaley, MD, Emory University Hospital , Atlanta, Georgia, USA 
Ashish K. Khanna, MD, FCCP, FCCM, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA 
Shahla Siddiqui, MD, MS, D.ABA, FCCM , Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Newton, Massachusetts, USA 

Council Liaison
Jose L. Diaz-Gomez, MD, FASE, FCCM, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA 

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