IARS Board Member Dr. Santhanam Suresh elected as ABA President

The American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) announced the election of Santhanam Suresh, MD, MBA, IARS Journal Liaison and Board Member, as its new president. Dr. Suresh, the Arthur C. King Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatric Anesthesiology at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago (formerly Children’s Memorial Hospital), will bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the role, furthering the ABA’s mission to advance excellence in the practice of anesthesiology.

In addition to his role as ABA President, Dr. Suresh will continue to participate on ABA’s Assessments and Research Committees. He also serves as Co-Chair of the Steering Committee of SmartTots, a public private partnership between the US Food and Drug Administration and IARS. His dedication to the specialty extends beyond his roles with the IARS and ABA; he is also Vice Chair of the ASA Annual Meeting Oversight Committee and a member of the Anesthesiology Review Committee of the ACGME.

Professor of Pediatrics and Anesthesiology at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Suresh previously served as Vice Chair and Director of Research for the Department of Pediatric Anesthesiology at Lurie’s Children’s Hospital and as chair of its Pain Practices Committee.

Among his many accomplishments, Dr. Suresh has an ABA certification in anesthesiology (1993), pain medicine (1998) and pediatric anesthesiology (2013) and participates in MOCA 2.0®. With his commitment to learning and the advancement of the specialty of anesthesiology, he will deftly rise to the aims of the ABA to promote lifelong learning, a commitment to quality clinical outcomes and patient safety.

To view the complete announcement from the ABA, visit http://aba-thelatest.org/2020/10/aba-elects-new-board-officers/.

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