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: 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 […]

David E. Attarian

David E. Attarian, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.O.A.  Chief Medical Officer, Duke Private Diagnostic Clinic Professor and Executive Vice Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery David was born and raised in Albany, New York. He attended Princeton University ‘76 (AB- Biochemistry; Certificate- Science in Human Affairs) and Duke University School of Medicine ‘80 (MD, AOA). He obtained his […]

Saied Assef

Saied Assef, M.D. Undergraduate degree was obtained in 1979 in Biochemistry from Occidental College. Received the M.D. degree from Stanford University School of Medicine in 1986. Completed Anesthesia Residency at Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in 1992.  Joined Bellin Anesthesia Associates in Green Bay Wisconsin in 1992.  Serves as president of Bellin Health Partners, a […]

Chris Steel

Dr. Chris Steel trained in anesthesiology and was chief resident at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. He served as the medical director for the Perioperative Surgical Home Learning Collaborative 2020. He has been director of anesthesia services at White River Health System for over 9 years, served as the Chief Quality Officer, Chief of Staff, […]

Vicki Morton

Director of Clinical and Quality Outcomes, Providence Anesthesiology Associates, Charlotte, NC