Texas Society of Anesthesiologists


SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM SPEAKERS AND COORDINATORS

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Vijaya Gottumukkala, MB BS, MD, FRCA
Professor & Deputy Chairman
Director, Program for Advancement of Perioperative
Care of the Cancer Patient
Dept. of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

 

Scientific Program Speakers

Amr E. Abouleish, MD, MBA
Professor
Dept. of Anesthesiology
UT Medical Branch
Galveston, TX

Adam C. Adler, MD, MS, FAAP, FASE
Division of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology
Texas Children's Hospital
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

Tayab R. Andrabi, MD
Associate Professor
Dept. of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

Rahul G. Baijal, MD
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics
Baylor College of Medicine
Texas Children's Hospital
Houston, TX

Manuel E. Bonilla, MS
Chief Advocacy and Practice Officer
American Society of Anesthesiologists
Washington, DC

Katrin Campbell, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Baylor College of Medicine
Division Chief of Non-O.R. Anesthesia Services
Dept. of Pediatric Anesthesiology, Perioperative, and Pain Medicine
Texas Children's Hospital
Houston, TX

Davide Cattano, MD, PhD, FASA, CMQ
Professor of Anesthesiology
Medical Director Anesthesia Clinic
Anesthesia Service Chief for Head and Neck Surgery
Memorial Hermann Hospital-TMC
UTHealth McGovern Medical School
Houston, TX

Arvind Chandrakantan, MD, MBA, FAAP
Anesthesiologist
Texas Children's Hospital
Assistant Professor
Baylor College Medicine
Houston, TX

Michael W. Cook, MD
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Anesthesiology
UT Medical Branch
Galveston, TX

Adrienne Cummings, MD
Anesthesiologist
Dept. of Anesthesiology
Brook Army Medical Center
Lackland AFB
San Antonio, TX

Siddharth Dave, MD
Assistant Professor
Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX

Ronak K. Desai, MD
Anesthesiologist
US Anesthesia Partners
Dallas, TX

Gulshan Doulatram, MD
Associate Professor
Dept. of Anesthesiology
UT Medical Branch
Galveston, TX

Larry C. Driver. MD
UT Distinguished Teaching Professor
Professor, Dept. of Pain Medicine
Professor, Section of Integrated Ethics
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

Richard P. Dutton, MD, MBA, FASA
Chief Quality Officer
US Anesthesia Partners
Adjunct Professor
Texas A&M University School of Medicine
Dallas, TX

Holger K. Eltzschig, MD, PhD
Chairman and Professor
John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Distinguished Chair
Associate Vice President for Translational Medicine
Director, Center for Perioperative Medicine
Dept. of Anesthesiology
UTHealth McGovern Medical School
UT Health Science Center at Houston
Houston, TX

Bingshuang Fang, MD
Professor
Dept. of Anesthesiology
UT Medical Branch
Galveston, TX

Lisa R. Farmer, MD
Associate Professor
Dept. of Anesthesiology
UT Medical Branch
Galveston, TX

Liza Farrow-Gillespie, JD
Attorney and Managing Partner
Farrow-Gillespie & Heath LLP
Dallas, TX

Meera Gangadharan, MD
Anesthesiologist
Dept. of Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine
Driscoll Children's Hospital
Corpus Christi, TX

Priscilla J. Garcia, MD, MHA
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Anesthesiology, Perioperative & Pain Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine
Texas Children's Hospital
Houston, TX

Emily H. Garmon, MD
Assistant Professor, Texas A&M HSC-COM
Medical Director, Hospital Pain Management Service
Dept. of Anesthesiology
Baylor Scott & White
Temple, TX

Irina Gasanova, MD, PhD
Anesthesiologist
Dept. of Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX

Chris D. Glover, MD, MBA
Medical Director & Perioperative Services Division Chief
Community Hospital
Texas Children's Hospital
Associate Professor
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

Kristina L. Goff, MD
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Anesthesiology & Pain Management
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX

Vijaya Gottumukkala, MB BS, MD, FRCA
Professor & Deputy Chairman
Director, Program for Advancement of Perioperative Care of the Cancer Patient
Dept. of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

Varun K. Goyal, MD
Anesthesiologist
Dept. of Anesthesiology
UT Health Science Center at San Antonio
San Antonio, TX

Roxana M. Grasu, MD
Associate Professor
Dept. of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

Jeramie B. Hanson, MD
Anesthesiologist
Dept. of Anesthesiology
Texas A&M Health Science Center
Baylor Scott & White
Temple, TX

Mark J. Harbott, MD, MHA
Associate Professor
Vice Chair of Education
Residency Program Director
Dept. of Anesthesiology
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

Ali Hassanpour, MD
Anesthesiologist
Texas Children's Hospital
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Anesthesiology
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

Joshua Hauser, MD, MPH
CPT US Army Medical Corps
Associate Program Director/Director of Resident Education and Simulation
SAUSHEC Anesthesiology Residency
Brooke Army Medical Center
Ft. Sam Houston, TX

Nadia Hernandez, MD
Assistant Professor
Director of Regional Anesthesia & Perioperative Ultrasound Dept. of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine
UTHealth McGovern Medical School
Houston, TX

Elizabeth L. Herrera, MD
Anesthesiologist
Dept. of Anesthesiology and Critical Care
Houston Methodist Hospital
Houston, TX

Stephen Q. Hoang, MD
Clinical Associate Professor
Children's Health
Dept. of Anesthesiology and Pain Management
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX

Mahammad Hussain, MD
Anesthesiologist
US Anesthesia Partners
Houston, TX

Erik C. Hustak, MD
Associate Professor
Pain Medicine Fellowship Director
Dept. of Anesthesiology
UT Medical Branch
Galveston, TX

Ranu R. Jain, MB BS, MD
Associate Professor
Dept. of Anesthesiology UTHealth McGovern Medical School
Houston, TX

Girish P. Joshi, MB BS, MD, FFARCSI
TSA President
Professor of Anesthesiology & Pain Management
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX

Edgar E. Kiss, MD
Assistant Professor
Children's Health
Dept. of Anesthesiology and Pain Management
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX

Piotr A. Kwater, MD
Associate Professor
Dept. of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

David G. Leiman, MD
Anesthesiologist
US Anesthesia Partners
Houston, TX

Michael B. Little, MD
Associate Professor
UT Health Science Center at San Antonio
San Antonio, TX

Asa C. Lockhart, MD, MBA
Golden Caduceus Consultants, Principal
AMA Council on Medical Services, Member
ASA Committee on Practice Management, Member
ASA Certificate in Business Administration, Course Director
National Physician's Council on Health Care Policy, Vice-Chair
Texas Delegation to the AMA, Vice Chair
Tyler, TX

Alexis L. McQuitty, MD
Associate Professor
Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology
UT Medical Branch
Galveston, TX

Christopher K. McQuitty, MD
Professor
Director of Cardiothoracic & Vascular Anesthesiology
UT Medical Branch
Galveston, TX

Sandeep Markan, MD, FCCP
Associate Professor
Deputy Chief of Anesthesiology
Director of Trauma & CV Anesthesiology
Ben Taub General Hospital
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

Linda, J. Mason, MD, FASA
ASA President-Elect
Director of Pediatric Anesthesiology
Loma Linda University Medical Center
Loma Linda, CA

Kazim H. Mirza, MD
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Pain Medicine
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

Hrishikesh Modi, MD
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Anesthesiology
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

Lisa Mouzi-Wofford, MD
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Anesthesiology
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

Shobana Murugan, MD
Anesthesiologist
Dept. of Anesthesiology
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

Suzanne Northcutt, MD
Professor
Dept. of Anesthesiology
Texas Tech University Health Science Center at Lubbock
Lubbock, TX

Jaime Ortiz, MD
Associate Professor
Director of Regional Anesthesia
Co-Director Acute Pain Management Service
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

Raja R. Palvadi, MD
Associate Professor
Dept. of Anesthesiology
Director, Human Simulation & Patient Safety Center
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

Nihar V. Patel, MD
Associate Professor
Dept. of Anesthesiology
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

Mihir Rane, DO
Assistant Professor
Director of Orthopedic Trauma Anesthesia
Dept. of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine
UTHealth McGovern Medical School
Houston, TX

Rita Saynhalath, MD
Assistant Professor
Children's Health Center
Pediatric Anesthesiology
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX

C.M. Schade, MD, PhD, FIPP
Anesthesiologist
Pain Medicine
Mesquite, TX

Manu Sethi, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Baylor College of Medicine
Texas Heart Institute
Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center
Houston, TX

Sarah M. Shabot, MD
Associate Professor
Medical Director of Anesthesia Preoperative Assessment Center
Dept. of Anesthesiology
UT Medical Branch
Galveston, TX

Jagtar Singh Heir, DO
Associate Professor
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

Barbra Bryce Speer, DO
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

Erin G. Sreshta, MD
Assistant Professor
Associate Program Director of Cardiac Anesthesia Fellowship
Dept. of Anesthesiology
UT Medical Branch
Galveston, TX

Jeffrey W. Steiner, DO, MBA
Assistant Professor
Children's Health Center
Dept. of Anesthesiology & Pain Management
Program Director
Pediatric Anesthesiology
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX

Austin D. Street, MD, FASA
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Anesthesiology & Pain Management
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX

Sarah Tariq, MD
Assistant Professor
Pediatric Anesthesiology
Dept. of Anesthesiology
UTHealth McGovern Medical School
Houston, TX

Beth M. Teegarden, MD
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Anesthesiology
UT Medical Branch
Galveston, TX

Dilip R. Thakar, MD
Professor
Dept. of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine
Dept. of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery
Division of Medicine and Dept. of Cardiology
Section Chief Thoracic & Cardiovascular Anesthesia
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

J. Clint Tippett, MD
Anesthesiologist
Dept. of Anesthesiology
Texas A&M Health Science Center
Baylor Scott & White
Temple, TX

January Y. Tsai, MD
Associate Professor
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

Shital Vachhani, MD
Associate Professor
Dept. of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

Benjamin B. Vacula, MD, FASA
Vice Chair for Quality
Dept. of Anesthesiology
Baylor Scott & White Health–Central TX
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Texas A&M - College of Medicine
Baylor Scott & White
Temple, TX

Thomas R. Vetter, MD, MPH
Professor & Director of Perioperative Care
Dept. of Surgery & Perioperative Care
Dell Medical School
Univ. of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX

LyTorre D. Vidaurri, MD, MBA
Assistant Professor
Children's Health System of Texas
Service Chief, Children's Medical Center Plano
Dept. of Anesthesiology & Pain Management
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX

Frank J. Villamaria, MD, MPH
Associate Professor
Dept. of Anesthesiology
Texas A&M Health Science Center
Baylor Scott & White
Temple, TX

Kenneth L. Wayman, III, MD
Assistant Professor
Pediatric Anesthesiology
Texas Children's Hospital
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

Charles W. Whitten, MD
Professor & Chairman
Margaret Milam McDermott Distinguished Chair
in Anesthesiology and Pain Management
Dallas, TX

Wendell H. Williams III, MD
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

Justin W. Wilson, MD
Associate Professor
Director, Perioperative Echocardiography Services
Dept. of Anesthesiology
UT Health Science Center at San Antonio
San Antonio, TX

Program Directors

Larry C. Driver. MD
UT Distinguished Teaching Professor
Professor, Dept. of Pain Medicine
Professor, Section of Integrated Ethics
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

Lisa R. Farmer, MD
Associate Professor
Dept. of Anesthesiology
UT Medical Branch
Galveston, TX

Erik C. Hustak, MD
Associate Professor
Pain Medicine Fellowship Director
Dept. of Anesthesiology
UT Medical Branch
Galveston, TX

Jagtar Singh Heir, DO
Associate Professor
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

Rita Saynhalath, MD
Assistant Professor
Children's Health Center
Pediatric Anesthesiology
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX

Dilip R. Thakar, MD
Professor
Dept. of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine
Dept. of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery
Division of Medicine and Dept. of Cardiology
Section Chief Thoracic & Cardiovascular Anesthesia
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

Moderators

Lisa A. Caplan, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Baylor College of Medicine
Texas Children's Hospital
Houston, TX

Charles E. Cowles, Jr., MD, MBA, FASA
Associate Professor
Assistant Clinical Director
Dept. of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

Larry C. Driver. MD
UT Distinguished Teaching Professor
Professor, Dept. of Pain Medicine
Professor, Section of Integrated Ethics
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

Richard P. Dutton, MD, MBA, FASA
Chief Quality Officer
US Anesthesia Partners
Adjunct Professor
Texas A&M University School of Medicine
Dallas, TX

Holger K. Eltzschig, MD, PhD
Chairman and Professor
John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Distinguished Chair
Associate Vice President for Translational Medicine
Director, Center for Perioperative Medicine
Dept. of Anesthesiology
UTHealth McGovern Medical School
UT Health Science Center at Houston
Houston, TX

Priscilla J. Garcia, MD, MHA
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Anesthesiology, Perioperative & Pain Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine
Texas Children's Hospital
Houston, TX

Vijaya Gottumukkala, MB BS, MD, FRCA
Professor & Deputy Chairman
Director, Program for Advancement of Perioperative Care of the Cancer Patient
Dept. of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

Stephen Q. Hoang, MD
Clinical Associate Professor
Children's Health
Dept. of Anesthesiology and Pain Management
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX

Girish P. Joshi, MB BS, MD, FFARCSI
TSA President
Professor of Anesthesiology & Pain Management
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX

Evan G. Pivalizza, MD
Distinguished Teaching Professor
Vice-Chair for Education
Dept. of Anesthesiology
UT Health McGovern Medical School
Houston, TX

Donald S. Prough, MD
Rebecca Terry White Distinguished Professor and Chair
Dept. of Anesthesiology
UT Medical Branch
Galveston, TX

Rita Saynhalath, MD
Assistant Professor
Pediatric Anesthesiology
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Children's Health Center
Dallas, TX

Maya S. Suresh, MD
Professor and Chairman
Dept. of Anesthesiology
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

Thomas R. Vetter, MD, MPH
Professor & Director of Perioperative Care
Dept. of Surgery & Perioperative Care
Dell Medical School
Univ. of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX

Charles W. Whitten, MD
Professor & Chairman
Margaret Milam McDermott Distinguished Chair
in Anesthesiology and Pain Management
Dallas, TX

David A. Young MD, MEd, MBA, FASA
Professor
Texas Children's Hospital
Committee Chair, Pediatric Anesthesiology Simulation, CHSE
Medical Director, Pediatric Advanced Life Support Program
Dept. of Anesthesiology, Perioperative, & Pain Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

Legislative Program Coordinator

George W. Williams, MD, FCCP
Associate Professor, Director of Critical Care
Program Director, Critical Care Medicine Fellowship
Associate Program Director, Anesthesiology Residency
Dept. of Anesthesiology
UTHealth McGovern Medical School
Houston, TX
 

Legislative Speakers

Sherif Z. Zaafran, MD
President of the Texas Medical Board
US Anesthesia Partners
Houston, TX

James Henson, PhD
Director Texas Politics Project
Lecturer Univ. of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX

Legislative Moderator

Bonnie Bruce
Director of Governmental Affairs
Texas Society of Anesthesiologists

 

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