Texas Society of Anesthesiologists


SPEAKERS, COORDINATORS, PRESENTERS, MODERATORS

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, FASA
Professor
Dept. of Anesthesiology
UT Medical Branch at Galveston
Galveston, TX

Gijo Alex, MD
Assistant Professor
Anesthesiology & Pain Management
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX

James M. Anton, MD
Chief, Cardiovascular Anesthesiology
Texas Heart Institute
Houston, TX

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

Carlos A. Artime, MD
Associate Professor and
Vice Chair of Finance and Operations,
Dept. of Anesthesiology,
UTHealth 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

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

Brian M. Bruel, MD
Associate Professor
Dept. of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

G. Ray Callas, MD, FASA
TSA President
Anesthesiologist
Anesthesia Associates of Beaumont
Beaumont, TX

Jared Caplan, JD
Partner
Attorney-at-Law
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
Houston, TX

Lisa A. Caplan, MD
Assistant Professor
Baylor College of 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

Neethu K. Chandran, MD
Assistant Professor
Children's Health Center
Pediatric Anesthesiology
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX

Julia H. Chen, MD
Assistant Professor
Pediatrics
Baylor College of Medicine
Texas Children's Hospital
Houston, TX

Lori Ann Dangler, MD, MBA
Associate Professor
Dept. of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine
UT MD Anderson Medical Center
Houston, TX

Clayton E. Devin
TSA Legal Counsel
MacDonald Devin Attorneys
Dallas, TX

Johanna B. de Haan, MD
Fellowship Program Director
Regional Anesthesiology & Acute Pain
Assistant Program Director
Anesthesiology Residency Program
UTHealth McGovern Medical School
Houston, TX

Alissa D. Doll, MD
Assistant Professor
Anesthesiology & Pain Management
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX

Penelope K. Duke, MD
Anesthesiologist
Premier Anesthesiology
The Woodlands, TX

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

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

Bingshuang Fang, MD
Professor
Dept. of Anesthesiology
UT Medical Branch at Galveston
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 & Perioperative Medicine
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

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

Samir J. Gandhi, MD
Professor
Dept. of Anesthesiology
UT Health Science Center at San Antonio
San Antonio, TX

Meera Gangadharan, MD
Anesthesiologist
Department of Anesthesiology and 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

Patrick Y. Giam, MD, FASA
Past TSA President
Anesthesiologist
US Anesthesia Partners
Houston, TX

Tally Goldfarb, MD
Assistant Professor
Children's Health Center
Pediatric Anesthesiology
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

Mary Ann Gurkowski, MD, FASA
Anesthesiologist
San Antonio, TX

Katherine B. Hagan, MD, FASA
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine
Division of Anesthesiology and Critical Care
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

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

The Honorable Suzanne Harrison, MD
Utah House of Representatives
District 32
Draper, UT

Ali Hassanpour, MD
Assistant Professor
Pediatrics and Anesthesiology
Texas Children's Hospital
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

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

Lisa D. Heyden, MD
Assistant Professor Texas Children's Hospital
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

Michael P. Hofkamp, MD
Director of Obstetric Anesthesia
Clinical Associate Professor
Dept. of Anesthesiology
Texas A&M Health Science Center
Baylor Scott & White
Temple, TX

Andy R. Hollenshead, MD
Anesthesiologist
Metropolitan Anesthesia Consultants
Dallas, TX

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

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

Enas S. Kandil, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Anesthesiology & Pain Management
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX

Ravish Kapoor, MD
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Anesthesiology
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

Scott E. Kercheville, MD, FASA
Past TSA President
Tejas Anesthesia/Envision Healthcare
San Antonio, TX

Dhanalakshmi Koyyalagunta, MD
Professor
Medical Director, Pain Medicine, Regional Care Centers
Department of Pain Medicine
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

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

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

Russell K. McAllister, MD, FASA
Interim Chair - Anesthesiology
Associate Professor
Dept. of Anesthesiology
Texas A&M Health Science Center
Baylor Scott & White
Temple, 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

Deepinder Mann, DO
Assistant Professor
Critical Care Fellowship Director
Dept. of Anesthesiology
UT Medical Branch at Galveston
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

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

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

David W. Mercier, MD
TSA Past President
Associate Professor
Anesthesiology and Pain Management
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX

Christopher T. Miller, MD
Anesthesiologist
Metropolitan Anesthesia Consultants, PA
Dallas, TX

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

Uma Munnur, MD
Professor
Director of Obstetric Anesthesia Fellowship
Ben Taub General Hospital
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

Kenisha W. Muse, MD
Cardiothoracic Fellow
Dept. of Anesthesiology
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX

Dave N. Nanan, MD
Senior Faculty
Co-Director Advanced Airway Management
Dept. of Anesthesiology
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

Amy Nilsen, JD
Attorney-At-Law
Partner
Baker-Wotring, LLP
Houston, TX

Stacy L. Norrell, MD
Anesthesiologist
UTHealth McGovern Medical School
Houston, TX

Katherine C. Normand, MD
Associate Professor
Dept. of Anesthesiology
Medical Director of Surgical and Clinical Skills Center
UTHealth McGovern Medical School
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 Pawelek, MD
Assistant Professor
Pediatric Cardiovascular Anesthesiology
UT McGovern Medical School
Houston, TX

Jeremie J. Perry, MD, FASA
Anesthesiologist
Hendrick Provider Network
Abilene, TX

Mary Dale Peterson, MD, MSHCA, FASA, FACHE
ASA President-Elect
TSA Past President
Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
Driscoll Health System
Corpus Christi, TX

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

Deborah L. Plagenhoef, MD
Past TSA President
Anesthesiologist
Pediatric Dental Anesthesia Associates
Dallas, TX

Jeffrey S. Plagenhoef, MD, FASA
Past ASA President
Anesthesiologist
Metropolitan Anesthesia Consultants
Dallas, TX

Sally R. Raty, MD, MHA
Professor
Dept. of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

Katie B. Reding, MD
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Anesthesiology
McLane Children's Hospital
Baylor Scott & White
Temple, TX

Christina A. Riccio, MD
Associate Professor
Director, Difficult Airway Resident Rotation
Anesthesiology and Pain Management
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX

Rita Saynhalath, MD
Assistant Professor
Pediatric Anesthesiology
Children's Health Center
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
Lubbock, TX

Catherine L. Scholl, MD
Past TSA President
Anesthesiologist
Austin, TX

John S. Scott, Jr., DO, MHA, FASA
Chief Medical Officer
Chairman of the Board of Directors,
AllCare Physicians Group
Diplomat of The American Board of Anesthesiology
Sub-specialty of Pain Medicine
American Board of Anesthesiology
Grapevine, TX

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

Michelle Simon, MD
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Anesthesiology
UT Medical Branch at Galveston
Galveston, TX

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

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

Srikanth Sridhar, MD, CMQ
Associate Professor
Vice Chair for Quality
UTHealth McGovern Medical School
Houston, TX

Jacob B. Stetler, DO
Anesthesiologist
US Anesthesia Partners
Dallas, TX

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

Caitlin Sutton, MD
Assistant Professor
Baylor College of Medicine
Texas Children's Hospital
Houston, TX

Sarah Tariq, MD
Assistant Professor
Pediatric Anesthesiology
Dept. of Anesthesiology
UTHealth McGovern Medical School
Houston, 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, FASA
Residency Program Director
Dept. of Anesthesiology
Texas A&M Health Science Center
Baylor Scott & White
Temple, TX

Laura Torres, MD
Associate Professor
Baylor College of Medicine
Texas Children's Hospital
Houston, TX

Connie K. Tran, MD, FASA
Associate Professor
Co-Director Acute Pain Management Service
Dept. of Anesthesiology
Learning Community Director and Advisor
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

January Y. Tsai, MD
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine
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
Adjunct Associate Professor
Texas A&M - College of Medicine
Vice Chair for Quality,
Dept. of Anesthesiology
Texas A&M Health Science Center
Baylor Scott & White
Temple, TX

Steven G. Venticinque, MD
Professor
Clinical Anesthesiology & Surgery
UT Health Science Center at San Antonio
San Antonio, TX

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

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

Ashutosh Wali, MBBS, MD, FFARCSI
Professor of Anesthesiology
Co-Director, Division of Obstetric/Gynecologic Anesthesiology
Co-Director, Advanced Airway Management
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

Charles W. Whitten, MD
Professor and Chairman
Margaret Milam McDermott Distinguished Chair
Anesthesiology and Pain Management
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, 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
Associate Professor
Director, Perioperative Echocardiography Services
Dept. of Anesthesiology
UT Health Science Center at San Antonio
San Antonio, TX

Margaret A. Wilson, MD
Past TSA President
San Antonio, TX

David A. Young MD, MEd, MBA, FASA
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

Andrew L. Zak, MD
Anesthesiologist
Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest
Waco, TX

Sonal N. Zambare, MD
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Obstetric Anesthesiology
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

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

The Honorable John M. Zerwas, MD
Past ASA & TSA President
Texas House of Representatives
District 28
Richmond, TX
Director, Center for Perioperative Medicine
Dept. of Anesthesiology
UTHealth McGovern Medical School
Houston, TX

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

Guest Speaker

Richard S. Teames, BSN, MD
Anesthesiologist
National Clinical Director of Regional Anesthesia
Envision Physicians Services
Fort Worth, TX

 

Legislative Program Coordinators

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

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

Legislative Speakers

Stephen Brint Carlton, JD
Executive Director
Texas Medical Board
Austin, TX

Vanila M. Singh, MD, MACM
Chief Medical Officer
US Dept. of Health and Human Services
Stanford, CA

The Honorable Kelly Hancock
Texas State Senate
District 9
North Richland Hills, TX

The Honorable John Whitmire
Texas State Senate
District 15
Houston, TX

The Honorable Eddie Lucio, III
Texas House of Representatives
District 38
Brownsville, TX

The Honorable Trey Martinez Fischer
Texas House of Representatives
District 116
San Antonio, TX

The Honorable Tom J. Oliverson, MD
Texas House of Representatives
District 130
Houston, TX

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