IARS Leadership

Board of Trustees

The IARS Board of Trustees is composed of an engaged group of thought leaders in anesthesia education and research who are focused on supporting and advancing the work of our anesthesia community. Trustees are elected for a six-year term and may be re-elected to one successive six-year term.

Executive Committee

Santhanam Suresh

Santhanam Suresh, MD, MBA, FASA, FAAP

Chair

Senior Vice-President and Chief of Provider Integration, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, and Arthur C. King Board Designated Professorship in Anesthesiology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Chicago, Illinois

Christian Werner

Christian P. Werner, MD

Immediate Past Chair

Professor of Anesthesiology and Chairman at the Department of Anesthesiology, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität

Mainz, Germany

Christian Werner

Beverley A. Orser, MD, PhD

Chair-Elect and Secretary

Affiliate Scientist, Biological Sciences, Hurvitz Brain Sciences Research Program, Sunnybrook Research Institute, Professor, departments of physiology and anesthesia, Chair, Department of Anesthesia, University of Toronto; Canada Research Chair in Anaesthesia, Tier 2

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Laura E. Niklason

Laura E. Niklason, MD, PhD

Treasurer

Nicholas M. Greene Professor in Anesthesia and Biomedical Engineering, Division Chief, Vice Chair, Research, Yale University

New Haven, Connecticut

Max Kelz

Max B. Kelz, MD, PhD

Journal Liaison

Anesthesia Distinguished Professor; Chair of Admissions MD PhD Neuroscience Graduate Group, University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine; MSTP Program Advisor, University of Pennsylvania; Director for Research Education, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine; Director, Dripps Research Fellowship Program, University of Pennsylvania; Founding Director NEURRAL Center, University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine; MSTP Program Steering Committee, University of Pennsylvania; Vice Chair for Research, Department of Anesthesiology & Critical Care, University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Trustees

Michael S. Avidan

Michael S. Avidan, MBBCh, FCA SA

Professor of Anesthesiology, Head of the Department of Anesthesiology, Professor of Surgery, Professor of Psychiatry, Dr. Seymour and Rose T Brown Professor of Anesthesiology, Washington University School of Medicine

St. Louis, Missouri

Seun Johnson-Akeju

Seun Johnson-Akeju, MD, MMSc

Anesthetist-in-Chief, Henry Isaiah Dorr Associate Professor of Research and Teaching in Anaesthetics and Anaesthesia, Massachusetts General Hospital

Boston, Massachusetts

George A. Mashour

George A. Mashour, MD, PhD

Chair, Anesthesiology; Robert B. Sweet Professor of Anesthesiology; Faculty, Neuroscience Graduate Program; Professor, Neurosurgery, University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Y.S. Prakash

Y.S. Prakash, MD, PhD

Consultant, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine; Associate Dean for Research, Midwest, Mayo Clinic; Consultant, Department of Physiology & Biomedical Engineering; Chair, Department of Physiology & Biomedical Engineering, Professor of Anesthesiology and Physiology, Mayo Clinic

Rochester, Minnesota

Vivianne Tawfik

Vivianne Tawfik, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative & Pain Medicine; Principal Investigator, Vivianne Tawfik Lab; Director, Fellowship in Anesthesia Research & Medicine (FARM), Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative & Pain Medicine, Stanford University

Stanford, California

Emeritus Trustees

IARS Emeritus Trustees have provided meaningful guidance and support to the society over the years and played a major part of making IARS what it is today.

Name
Location
Years on Board of Trustees
Tatsuru Arai, MD
Shigenobu, Japan
2001-2007
Donald E. Baxter, MD (deceased)
Glendale, CA
1923-1924
David R. Bevan, MB
Vancouver, BC/Toronto, ON, Canada
1991-2005
Emery N. Brown, MD, PhD
Boston, MA
2009-2021
John Butterworth, IV, MD
Indianapolis, IN/Richmond, VA
2008-2020
Michael K. Cahalan, MD (deceased)
San Francisco, CA/Salt Lake City, UT
1992-2010
Davy C.H. Cheng, MD
London, ON, Canada
2007-2019
Cline A. Chipman, MD (deceased)
Washington, DC
1942-1946
B.J. Clark (deceased)
1922-1924
Fred W. Clement, MD (deceased)
Toledo, OH
1942-1947
Douglas B. Craig, MD
Winnipeg, MB, Canada
1978-1996
Bruce F. Cullen, MD
Seattle, WA
1977-1995
John C. Dessloch, MD (deceased)
Rochester, NY
1941-1941
E. Paul Didier, MD (deceased)
Rochester, MN
1979-1991
Judith H. Donegan, MD, PhD
San Francisco, CA/Milwaukee, WI
1981-1991
Paul R. Dumke, MD (deceased)
Detroit, MI
1961-1976
Clarence J. Durshordwe, MD (deceased)
Buffalo, NY
1947-1966
Adena Dutton, MD (deceased)
San Francisco, CA
1941-1941
John H. Evans, MD (deceased)
Buffalo, NY
1923-1946
Alex S. Evers, MD
St. Louis, MO
2007-2019
Parker B. Francis, AB (deceased)
Kansas City, MO
1922-1924
A. William Friend, MD (deceased)
Akron, OH
1948-1965
Adrian W. Gelb, MB, ChB
London, ON/San Francisco, CA
1995-2007
Harold R. Griffith, MD (deceased)
Montreal, QC, Canada
1948-1961
Arthur E. Guedel, MD (deceased)
New York, NY
1923-1924
Joy L. Hawkins, MD
Denver, CO
1996-2008
Kenneth M. Heard, MD (deceased)
Toronto, ON, Canada
1947-1948
Chas. Henderson (deceased)
1923-1924
Keith A. “Tony” Jones, MD
Birmingham, Alabama
2010-2022
W.I. Jones, DDS (deceased)
Columbus, OH
1922-1925
Patricia A. Kapur, MD
Los Angeles, CA
1993-2009
Kenneth K. Keown, MD (deceased)
Columbia, MO
1966-1982
Emmanuel Klaus, MD (deceased)
Cleveland, OH
1925-1944
Colleen G. Koch, MD, MS, MBA
Cleveland, OH/ Baltimore, MD/ Gainesville, FL
2009-2021
Noel W. Lawson, MD (deceased)
Columbia, MO
1988-2001
William H. Long, MD (deceased)
Louisville, KY
1925-1937
John (Tom) T. Martin, MD (deceased)
Rochester, MN/Toledo, OH
1966-1990
Joseph E. Mason (deceased)
1922-1923
J.T. McGaughey (deceased)
1922-1924
E.I. McKesson, DDS, MD (deceased)
Toledo, OH
1922-1924
Francis H. McMechan, MD (deceased)
Avon Lake, OH
1925-1939
Edward D. Miller, Jr., MD
New York, NY/Baltimore, MD
1988-1998
Emerson A. Moffitt, MD (deceased)
Halifax, NS, Canada
1974-1989
Dean H. Morrow, MD (deceased)
Houston, TX
1968-1973 and 1983-1996
Edwin S. Munson, MD (deceased)
Cincinnati, OH
1972-1977
Morris J. Nicholson, MD (deceased)
Boston, MA
1947-1976
Earl Frank Otterstein (deceased)
1923-1924
Makoto Ozaki, MD, PhD
Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan
2007-2019
Donald S. Prough, MD
Galveston, TX
1997-2009
James G. Ramsay, MD
Atlanta, GA/San Francisco, CA
2002-2014
Gerald J. Reves, MD
Charleston, SC
1992-2006
Brant Burdell Sankey, MD (deceased)
Cleveland, OH
1956-1983
Debra A. Schwinn, MD
Durham, NC/Seattle, WA/Iowa City, IA
2002-2014
Thomas Harry Seldon, MD (deceased)
Rochester, MN
1948-1976
Eleanor Seymour, MD (deceased)
Los Angeles, CA
1925-1940
Harry J. Shields, MD (deceased)
Toronto, ON, Canada
1942-1946
Robert N. Sladen, MD
New York, NY
1999-2011
Robert K. Stoelting, MD
Indianapolis, IN
1975-1993
Stephen (Butch) J. Thomas, MD
New York, NY
1987-1999
Everett A. Tyler, MD (deceased)
Philadelphia, PA
1925-1946
Hugo Van Aken, MD, PhD
Munster, Germany
1999-2011
John L. Waller, MD
Atlanta, GA
1984-2002
Don A. Warren, MD (deceased)
Hamilton, ON, Canada
1925-1941
Denise J. Wedel, MD
Rochester, MN
2004-2016
Charles J. Wells, MD (deceased)
Syracuse, NY
1925-1947
Roland J. Whitacre, MD (deceased)
East Cleveland, OH
1942-1955
K.C. Wong, MD, PhD (deceased)
Salt Lake City, UT
1989-2002
Tatsuru Arai, MD
Shigenobu, Japan
2001-2007
Donald E. Baxter, MD (deceased)
Glendale, CA
1923-1924
David R. Bevan, MB
Vancouver, BC/Toronto, ON, Canada
1991-2005
Emery N. Brown, MD, PhD
Boston, MA
2009-2021
John Butterworth, IV, MD
Indianapolis, IN/Richmond, VA
2008-2020
Michael K. Cahalan, MD (deceased)
San Francisco, CA/Salt Lake City, UT
1992-2010
Davy C.H. Cheng, MD
London, ON, Canada
2007-2019
Cline A. Chipman, MD (deceased)
Washington, DC
1942-1946
B.J. Clark (deceased)
1922-1924
Fred W. Clement, MD (deceased)
Toledo, OH
1942-1947
Douglas B. Craig, MD
Winnipeg, MB, Canada
1978-1996
Bruce F. Cullen, MD
Seattle, WA
1977-1995
John C. Dessloch, MD (deceased)
Rochester, NY
1941-1941
E. Paul Didier, MD (deceased)
Rochester, MN
1979-1991
Judith H. Donegan, MD, PhD
San Francisco, CA/Milwaukee, WI
1981-1991
Paul R. Dumke, MD (deceased)
Detroit, MI
1961-1976
Clarence J. Durshordwe, MD (deceased)
Buffalo, NY
1947-1966
Adena Dutton, MD (deceased)
San Francisco, CA
1941-1941
John H. Evans, MD (deceased)
Buffalo, NY
1923-1946
Alex S. Evers, MD
St. Louis, MO
2007-2019
Parker B. Francis, AB (deceased)
Kansas City, MO
1922-1924
A. William Friend, MD (deceased)
Akron, OH
1948-1965
Adrian W. Gelb, MB, ChB
London, ON/San Francisco, CA
1995-2007
Harold R. Griffith, MD (deceased)
Montreal, QC, Canada
1948-1961
Arthur E. Guedel, MD (deceased)
New York, NY
1923-1924
Joy L. Hawkins, MD
Denver, CO
1996-2008
Kenneth M. Heard, MD (deceased)
Toronto, ON, Canada
1947-1948
Chas. Henderson (deceased)
1923-1924
Keith A. “Tony” Jones, MD
Birmingham, Alabama
2010-2022
W.I. Jones, DDS (deceased)
Columbus, OH
1922-1925
Patricia A. Kapur, MD
Los Angeles, CA
1993-2009
Kenneth K. Keown, MD (deceased)
Columbia, MO
1966-1982
Emmanuel Klaus, MD (deceased)
Cleveland, OH
1925-1944
Colleen G. Koch, MD, MS, MBA
Cleveland, OH/ Baltimore, MD/ Gainesville, FL
2009-2021
Noel W. Lawson, MD (deceased)
Columbia, MO
1988-2001
William H. Long, MD (deceased)
Louisville, KY
1925-1937
John (Tom) T. Martin, MD (deceased)
Rochester, MN/Toledo, OH
1966-1990
Joseph E. Mason (deceased)
1922-1923
J.T. McGaughey (deceased)
1922-1924
E.I. McKesson, DDS, MD (deceased)
Toledo, OH
1922-1924
Francis H. McMechan, MD (deceased)
Avon Lake, OH
1925-1939
Edward D. Miller, Jr., MD
New York, NY/Baltimore, MD
1988-1998
Emerson A. Moffitt, MD (deceased)
Halifax, NS, Canada
1974-1989
Dean H. Morrow, MD (deceased)
Houston, TX
1968-1973 and 1983-1996
Edwin S. Munson, MD (deceased)
Cincinnati, OH
1972-1977
Morris J. Nicholson, MD (deceased)
Boston, MA
1947-1976
Earl Frank Otterstein (deceased)
1923-1924
Makoto Ozaki, MD, PhD
Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan
2007-2019
Donald S. Prough, MD
Galveston, TX
1997-2009
James G. Ramsay, MD
Atlanta, GA/San Francisco, CA
2002-2014
Gerald J. Reves, MD
Charleston, SC
1992-2006
Brant Burdell Sankey, MD (deceased)
Cleveland, OH
1956-1983
Debra A. Schwinn, MD
Durham, NC/Seattle, WA/Iowa City, IA
2002-2014
Thomas Harry Seldon, MD (deceased)
Rochester, MN
1948-1976
Eleanor Seymour, MD (deceased)
Los Angeles, CA
1925-1940
Harry J. Shields, MD (deceased)
Toronto, ON, Canada
1942-1946
Robert N. Sladen, MD
New York, NY
1999-2011
Robert K. Stoelting, MD
Indianapolis, IN
1975-1993
Stephen (Butch) J. Thomas, MD
New York, NY
1987-1999
Everett A. Tyler, MD (deceased)
Philadelphia, PA
1925-1946
Hugo Van Aken, MD, PhD
Munster, Germany
1999-2011
John L. Waller, MD
Atlanta, GA
1984-2002
Don A. Warren, MD (deceased)
Hamilton, ON, Canada
1925-1941
Denise J. Wedel, MD
Rochester, MN
2004-2016
Charles J. Wells, MD (deceased)
Syracuse, NY
1925-1947
Roland J. Whitacre, MD (deceased)
East Cleveland, OH
1942-1955
K.C. Wong, MD, PhD (deceased)
Salt Lake City, UT
1989-2002

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