Jim Grant

Jim Grant- Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. He is former chair of the Department of Anesthesiology and physician executive for perioperative services at the Cedars-Sinai Health System in Los Angeles. Before his position in LA, he was the chair of the Beaumont-Royal Oak Department of Anesthesiology for thirteen years. Doctor Grant was […]

Linda Groah

Linda Groah, RN, MSN, CNOR, CNAA, FAAN CEO / Executive Director of the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) Linda K. Groah, RN, MSN, CNOR, CNAA, FAAN, has been the CEO/executive director of the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) since March 2007. A veteran perioperative nursing executive, Linda has devoted her career to perioperative […]

William Schiff

William Schiff, MHA Vice President, Strategic Services and Network Development Private Diagnostic Clinic, PLLC (PDC) at DukeHealth Since 2007, Mr. Schiff has held several executive leadership positions at DukeHealth. Key to his responsibilities are to oversee the PDC’s multi-specialty affiliated physicians network including responsibility for operational planning and network development for PDC specialty faculty practice.   […]

Amy Stout

Amy Stout, Operating Partner at Cranemere and Interim President Clinical Services at NorthStar: Ms. Stout is an Operating Partner at The Cranemere Group, the parent company of NorthStar Anesthesia, and is also serving as the Interim President of Clinical Services at NorthStar. She also serves on the Board of Directors for NorthStar. Prior to joining NorthStar, Ms. […]

Marc Koch

Dr. Koch is a licensed physician and a Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology. He has authored more than a dozen articles and book chapters addressing the clinical and administrative aspects of office-based and ambulatory anesthesia. Considered an authority on both topics, he has been the subject of articles in The New York Times, […]

Mary Erslon

Mary Erslon, RN, MS, MBA Senior Director Medical Science, Patient Monitoring and Respiratory Interventions I joined Mallinckrodt in 1999 directly from a career in clinical nursing.  I was fortunate to stay with the company through many mergers and acquisitions, acquiring a diverse set of functional leadership experiences in Health Economics, Reimbursement, Professional Clinical Education, Medical Science […]

Nicole R Guinn

Originally from Anchorage, Alaska, Dr. Guinn attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine,  where she graduated with AOA honors. After completing her anesthesiology residency  and fellowship in cardiothoracic anesthesia at Duke University Medical Center, she  stayed on as faculty and is now an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, practicing in  both cardiac and neuro-anesthesia. Dr. Guinn has […]

Matthew B Weinger

Dr. Matthew B. Weinger, holds the Norman Ty Smith Chair in Patient Safety and Medical Simulation and is a Professor of Anesthesiology, Biomedical Informatics, and Medical Education in the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He is the Director of the Center for Research and Innovation in Systems Safety (CRISS) at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.  Dr. […]

Angela F Edwards

Angela F Edwards MD, FASA is an associate professor of anesthesiology and section head for perioperative medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston Salem, North Carolina.  Dr. Edwards is immediate past president for the Society for Perioperative Assessment and Quality Improvement (SPAQI: https://www.spaqi.org/web/index.php) and Director of  the society’s annual meeting, The Perioperative Medicine […]

Robert Thiele

Dr. Thiele is Division Chief, Critical Care Anesthesiology at the University of Virginia.  His clinical practice is in cardiac anesthesiology and critical care.  Originally trained as an engineer, his research interests fall into two broad categories – validation and development of technology to improve perioperative care, and development and testing of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery […]