Texas Society of Anesthesiologists

TSA 2017 Annual Meeting

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM SPEAKERS AND COORDINATORS

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM COORDINATORS

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

Scientific Program Speakers

James F. Arens, MD
Chairman Emeritus
UT Medical Branch at Galveston
Former TSA & ASA President
Brenham, TX

Dean B. Andropoulos, MD, MHCM
Anesthesiologist-in-Chief, Dept. of Anesthesiology, Perioperative & Pain Medicine
Texas Children’s Hospital
Professor, Anesthesiology & Pediatrics Vice-Chair for Clinical Affairs
Dept. of Anesthesiology
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

Carlos A. Artime, MD
Associate Professor, Dept. of Anesthesiology
UT Health McGovern Medical School
Associate Operating Room Director
Memorial Hermann Hospital
Houston, TX

Radha Arunkumar, MD
Professor and Section Chief, Neuroanesthesia
Dept. of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

Brian T. Boies, MD
Associate Professor
Dept. of Anesthesiology
UT Health Science Center at San Antonio
San Antonio, TX

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

Juan P. Cata, MD
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Founder and Chair,
Anesthesiology and Surgical Oncology Research Group (ASORG)
Houston, TX

David B. Clanton, MD
Anesthesiologist
UT Health Science Center at San Antonio
University Hospital
San Antonio, TX

Nicholas J. DeFilippis, MD
Anesthesiologist
Dept. of Anesthesiology and Clinical Care
Methodist Hospital
Houston, TX

Yi (Chris) Deng, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology & Critical Care
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

Courtney K. Derderian, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Children’s Medical Center
Dallas, TX

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

R. Blaine Easley, MD
Professor
Depts. of Pediatrics and Pediatric Anesthesiology, Perioperative & Pain Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine
Texas Children’s Hospital
Houston, TX

Maxim S. Eckmann, MD
Director, Pain Medicine
Associate Professor
UT Health Science Center at San Antonio
San Antonio, TX

Rhashedah A. Ekeoduru, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
UT Health McGovern Medical School
Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital
Houston, TX

Holger K. Eltzschig, MD, PhD
Professor & Interim Chair
Dept. of Anesthesiology
John P. and Katherine G. McGovern Distinguished Chair
Associate Vice-President for Translational Research
Director, Center for Perioperative Medicine
UT Health McGovern Medical School
Houston, TX

Mitchell P. Engle, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Pain Medicine
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Galveston, TX

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

David Z. Ferson, MD
Professor
Dept. of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

Stefanie R. Fischer, MD
Professor
Assistant Director, Patient Simulation Center
UT Medical Branch at Galveston
Galveston, TX

Jane C. K. Fitch, MD
Professor and Chair
Dept. of Anesthesiology
OU Health Sciences Center
Oklahoma City, OK

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
Baylor Scott & White Dept. of Anesthesiology
Temple, TX

Adolfo Gonzalez, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Children’s Medical Center Dallas
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

James D. Grant, MD, MBA
ASA President-Elect
Professor and Chair, Dept. of Anesthesiology
Beaumont Hospital
Royal Oak, MI

Mary Ann Gurkowski, MD
Anesthesiologist
San Antonio, TX

Carin A. Hagberg, MD
Professor & Division Head
Division of Anesthesiology, Critical Care, & Pain Medicine
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

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

Michael R. Hicks, MD, MBA, MHCM
Professor, Health Behavior & Health Systems
Clinical Professor, Medical Education
Executive Vice President for Clinical Affairs
University of North Texas Health Science Center
Fort Worth, TX

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

Benjamin H. Lee, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology & Pediatrics
Division Chief
Pediatric Pain Medicine
Dept. of Anesthesiology, Perioperative & Pain Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine
Texas Children’s Hospital
Houston, TX

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

Luis L. Llamas, MD
Assistant Professor, Neuroanesthesia
Depts. of Anesthesiology & Neurosurgery
UT Health Science Center at San Antonio
San Antonio, TX

Major Angela D. McElrath, MD
Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences Assistant
Professor of Anesthesiology
Pediatric Division Head, Dept. of Anesthesiology
Military Medical Center
San Antonio, TX

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

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

David C. Mackey, MD
Professor
Dept. of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

David G. Mann, MD, MA
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Pediatrics & Medical Ethics
Texas Children’s Hospital
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

Luiz F. Maracaja-Neto, MD
Assistant Professor
Cardiothoracic & Transplant Anesthesiology
UT Health Science Center at San Antonio
San Antonio, 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

Maria E. Matuszczak MD
Professor of Anesthesiology
Vice Chair & Division Chief Pediatric Anesthesia
Director Acute Pediatric Pain Service
Dept. of Anesthesiology
UT Health McGovern Medical School
Houston, TX

Naveen K. Mehra, MD
Assistant Professor
Director, Regional Anesthesia
UT Health Science Center at San Antonio
San Antonio, TX

Gabriel E. Mena, MD
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Dept. of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX
Professor Ad Honorem
Dept. of Anesthesiology
Universidad de Antioquia
Medellín, Colombia

David W. Mercier, MD
Associate Professor
Dept. of Anesthesiology & Pain Management
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX

Gary A. Monteiro, MD, MS
Cardiovascular Anesthesiologist
Dept. of Anesthesiology
Houston Methodist Hospital
Assistant Professor
Clinical Anesthesiology
Weill Cornell Medical College
Houston, TX

Tiffany S. Moon, MD
Assistant Professor & Director of Resident Research
Dept. of Anesthesiology & Pain Management
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX

Uma Munnur, MB BS, MD
Associate Professor in Anesthesiology
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

Katherine C. Normand, MD
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Anesthesiology
UT Health McGovern Medical School
Houston, TX

Olutoyin Olutoye, MD, MSc, FAAP
Professor of Anesthesiology, Pediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Division Chief, General Anesthesiology
Director of Fetal Anesthesia
Vice-Chair for Faculty Development
Dept. of Anesthesiology, Perioperative & Pain Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine
Texas Children’s Hospital
Houston, TX

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

Pascal Owusu-Agyemang, MD
Associate Professor
Dept. of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

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

Olga I. Pawelek, MD
Assistant Professor
Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesiology
UT Health McGovern Medical School
Houston, TX

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

Deborah L. Plagenhoef, MD
TSA President
US Anesthesia Partners
Tyler, TX

Faisal G. Qureshi, MD, MBA, FACS, FAAP
Associate Chief, Pediatric Surgery
Associate Professor, Surgery & Pediatrics
Director, Surgical Weight Loss Program
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Children’s Medical Center
Dallas, TX

Christina A. Riccio, MD
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Anesthesiology & Pain Management
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX

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

Bettina A. Schmitz, MD, PhD, DEAA
Associate Professor
Director Regional Anesthesia
Director Medical Student Education Anesthesia
Dept. of Anesthesiology
Texas Tech University Health Science Center at Lubbock
Lubbock, TX

Manu Sethi, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Dept. of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine
UT Medical Branch at Galveston
Galveston, TX

Christopher T. Setiawan, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Dept. of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Children’s Medical Center
Dallas, TX

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

Srikanth Sridhar, MD, CMQ
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Anesthesiology
UT Health McGovern Medical School
Houston, TX

Garrett D. Starling, MD
Assistant Professor
Director of Non-Operating Room Anesthesia Services
Dept. of Anesthesiology
UT Health Science Center at San Antonio
San Antonio, TX

Jeffrey W. Steiner, DO, MBA
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Anesthesiology & Pain Management
Program Director
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

Peter Szmuk, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology
Director of Pediatric Anesthesia Research
Dept. of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Children’s Health Medical Center
Dallas, TX

Beth M. Teegarden, MD
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Anesthesiology
Division of Critical Care Medicine
UT Medical Branch at Galveston
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

Connie K. Tran, MD
Associate Professor
Dept. of Anesthesiology
Ben Taub General Hospital
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

Devin M. Trousdale, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Dept. of Anesthesiology and Pain Management
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX

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

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

Benjamin B. Vacula, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Texas A&M Health Science Center
Vice Chair for Quality, Dept. of Anesthesiology
Baylor Scott & White Healthcare – Central TX
Scott & White Medical Center (SWMC)
Temple, TX

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

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

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

Christiane Vogt-Harenkamp, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Dept. of Anesthesiology
Texas Tech University Health Science Center at Lubbock
Lubbock, TX

Ashutosh Wali, MB BS, MD, FFARCSI
Associate Professor
Director, Division of Obstetric/Gynecologic Anesthesia
Director, Advanced Airway Management
Dept. of Anesthesiology
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

Charles W. Whitten, MD
Professor and Chairman
Dept. of Anesthesiology & Pain Management
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX

Jonathan A. Wilks, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Dept. of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

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

Justin W. Wilson, MD
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Anesthesiology
UT Health Science Center at San Antonio
San Antonio, TX

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

Acsa M. Zavala, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

Gang Zheng, MD
Associate Professor and Chief, Section of Head and Neck Anesthesia
Dept. of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

Legislative Program Coordinators

George W. Williams, MD, FCCP
Associate Professor, Director of Critical Care
Program Director, Critical Care Medicine Fellowship
Associate Program Director, Anesthesiology Residency
UT Health Science Center at Houston
Houston, TX
Sherif Z. Zaafran, MD
President of the Texas Medical Board
US Anesthesia Partners
Houston, TX

Legislative Program Guest Speakers

Scott Braddock
Editor
The Quorum Report

The Honorable Donna Campbell, MD
Senator
Texas State Senate, Dist. 25
New Braunfels, TX

Jaime Capelo, JD
Texas Society of Anesthesiologists Legislative Consultant
Austin, TX

The Honorable Tom J. Oliverson, MD
US Anesthesia Partners
State Representative
Texas House of Representatives, Dist. 130
Houston, TX

The Honorable Charles J. Schwertner, MD
State Representative
Texas House of Representatives, Dist. 5
Bryan, TX

The Honorable John M. Zerwas, MD
Former ASA & TSA President
State Representative
Texas House of Representatives, Dist. 28
Richmond, TX

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