Scientific/Education Planning Committee
Derek Dillane, MB BCh, FCARCSI; University of Alberta Hospital, Edmonton, Canada
Stuart Grant, MB, ChB, MMCI; University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC (Chair)
Adam Amundson, MD; Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
David Auyong, MD; Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA
Derek Dillane, MB BCh, FCARCSI; University of Alberta Hospital, Edmonton, Canada
Sean Dobson, MD, PhD; Wake Forest Baptist Health, Winston Salem, NC
Stuart Grant, MB, ChB, MMCI; University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Andrew T. Gray, MD, PhD; University of California, San Francisco, CA
Antoun M. Nader, MD; Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
Kristopher Schroeder, MD; University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, Bellville, WI
Luminita Tureanu, MD, FRCPC; Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
Jessica Weeks, MD; Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
Michael Bullock, MD, PhD; Duke University, Durham, NC
Akua Gyambibi, BSc, MD, FRCPC; University of Alberta Hospital, Edmonton, Canada
Sakura Kinjo, MD; University of California San Francisco, CA
Eman Nada, MD, PhD; Renaissance School of Medicine, Stony Brook, NY
Monika Nanda, MD; University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Rohit Rahangdale, MD; Washington DC VA Hospital, Washington, DC
Leslie Thomas, MD; Ochsner Medical Center, New Orleans, LA
Video eLearning Faculty
Derek Dillane, MB BCh, FCARCSI; University of Alberta Hospital, Edmonton, AB, Canada
Andrew T. Gray, MD, PhD; San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, CA
Rahul Guha, MD; University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
Jean-Louis Horn, MD; Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA
Francis Salinas, MD; U.S. Anesthesia Partners, Seattle, WA
Adam Amundson, MD, attended residency and fellowship in regional anesthesia at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. As a Mayo Clinic anesthesiology consultant, his educational interests involve point-of-care ultrasound, research in regional anesthesia, and orthopedic perioperative surgical home improvements. He is very active in resident and fellow regional anesthesia education and teaching ultrasound-guided workshops at ASRA and American Society of Anesthesiology meetings. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife, two boys, and a new baby girl.
David Auyong, MD, is the medical director of the Lindeman Ambulatory Surgery Center and section head of orthopedic aesthesiology at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, WA. His research focuses on improving patient outcomes with regional anesthesia, most recently with blocks like the continuous adductor canal block and suprascapular nerve block. He has co-authored a popular textbook, Ultrasound Guided Regional Anesthesia, now in its second edition. Dr. Auyong is often recognized by his videos on YouTube describing ultrasound guided regional anesthesia approaches to many different nerve blocks.
W. Michael Bullock, MD, PhD, is an assistant professor at Duke University Hospital in Durham, NC. He graduated in 2010 with an MD and PhD from the University of New Mexico in 2010 and completed residency and fellowship in regional anesthesiology at Duke University Hospital in 2015. He remained on staff at Duke where he is currently director of resident education for the regional anesthesiology rotation and assistant program director for the regional anesthesiology and acute pain medicine fellowship. His research interests include ultrasound-guided nerve blockade, tourniquet hypertension, gastric ultrasound, and trainee education.
Derek Dillane, MB BCh, FCARCSI, is an associate professor at University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada, where he completed a clinical and research fellowship in regional anesthesia in 2006. His clinical research interests involve the use of ultrasound in regional anesthesia with a particular focus on education and training techniques. He has taught and led numerous ultrasound workshops in North America and internationally. He is a past chair of the Canadian Anesthesia Society Regional Anesthesia Section.
Sean Dobson, MD, PhD, is an associate professor of anesthesiology at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, NC. He completed his residency and fellowship in regional anesthesia at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC. He served in the United States Navy at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, VA, where he was the division officer of acute pain management assisting in the care of wounded warriors. He was deployed to Afghanistan as a forward resuscitative anesthesiologist in 2012 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He was chosen by the anesthesiology residents at Wake Forest to receive the 2015 Golden Apple Teaching Award.
Stuart Grant, MBChB, MMCI, trained in Glasgow Scotland before moving to the US. He is chief of regional anesthesiology at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. He serves on the ASRA CME committee and directs the free standing UGRA courses for ASRA. His textbook “Ultrasound Guided Regional Anesthesia” is now in its second edition.
Andrew Gray, MD, PhD, is a professor of clinical anesthesia at the University of California, San Francisco, where he directs the regional anesthesia program at San Francisco General Hospital. He has written more than 20 articles and two textbooks on ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia and now pursues investigations on safety and efficacy of new regional anesthetic techniques.
Akua Gyambibi, BSc, MD, FRCPC, grew up in Edmonton, Canada where she attended medical school and completed her anesthesiology residency at the University of Alberta in 2020. During her training, she developed a passion for regional anesthesia and completed fellowship training in regional anesthesia and acute pain at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 2021. Upon returning to Edmonton, she joined the University of Alberta department of anesthesiology and practices jointly at the University of Alberta Hospital and Misericordia Community Hospital. In her spare time, she enjoys travelling and relaxing in the Rocky Mountains.
Sakura Kinjo, MD, is a clinical professor at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), where she is the anesthesia medical director of the orthopedic ambulatory surgery center. She is board certified in anesthesiology and pain medicine by the American Board of Anesthesiology. Dr. Kinjo is actively involved in education, clinical research, and administration within UCSF department of anesthesia.
Eman Nada, MD, PhD, is an assistant professor of anesthesiology and perioperative medicine at the University of Massachusetts. She has completed a regional anesthesia fellowship and another in neuroanesthesia at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. She is passionate about education, which she demonstrates through participating in workshops and other educational activities. She believes in the importance of having strong knowledge of anatomy to be a good regional anesthesiologist. Her interests include prolonging nerve blocks and integrating them into the multimodal pathway to reduce or even replace the use of opioids.
Antoun M. Nader, MD, is a professor in the department of anesthesiology and orthopedics at the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University in Chicago, IL. He is the section chief for regional anesthesia and acute pain management at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and the medical director for acute pain medicine. He is also the fellowship co-director for the adult and pediatric regional anesthesia and acute pain management fellowship at McGaw Medical center, Northwestern University. Dr. Nader is board certified in anesthesiology, with a subspecialty certification in pain management. He is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, ASRA, and the Association of University Anesthesiologists. With interests in neuroanesthesiology and pain management, he is engaged in numerous activities, including authorship, editorial work, grant review, lecturing for many societies. During his medical career in pain management, he has authored and coauthored more than 150 original peer-reviewed articles, editorials, reviews, books, commentaries, case reports, and technical notes. He is very involved in the development of institutional pathways for regional anesthesia and pain management protocols that have resulted in publications in major anesthesia journals.
Monika Nanda, MBBS, MPH, is an associate professor of anesthesiology at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. She has served as the fellowship director of regional anesthesiology and acute pain fellowship for 5 years and is actively involved in teaching residents and fellows. she has organized cadaveric courses in ultrasound guided regional anesthesia involving procedural simulation and anatomic dissection for residents, fellows, and faculty. she has taught at numerous ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia workshops, PBLDs, and refresher lectures at national and regional conferences. Her research interests include simulation, novel education methods in regional anesthesia, clinical and quality improvement research. She holds various committee and special interest groups appointments at ASRA Pain Medicine and UNC School of Medicine.
Rohit Rahangdale, MD, is an anesthesiologist in Chicago, IL, and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He received his medical degree from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years. Dr. Rahangdale enjoys sailing, tennis, golf, and learning about regional anesthesia adjuvants.
Kristopher Schroeder, MD, lives and works in Madison, WI where he serves as the section chief for the regional anesthesia and acute pain management section at the University of Wisconsin. He currently serves as the Editor of the ASRA News and welcomes suggestions for future topics and authors. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time running, biking and traveling with his three daughters and Veterinary Anesthesiologist wife.
Leslie Thomas, MD, is section head of regional anesthesiology and director of the Acute Pain Service at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans, LA. She completed medical school and residency at Louisiana State University Medical Center in New Orleans and a regional anesthesiology fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, NY. In conjunction with the orthopaedic department, Dr. Thomas co-manages joint arthroplasty patients as a member of the Perioperative Surgical Home Team. She holds a faculty appointment at the University of Queensland Medical School in Australia.
Luminita Tureanu, MD, FRCPC, is an assistant professor of anesthesiology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, IL. She is board certified in anesthesiology and is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Dr. Tureanu completed her anesthesiology residency and chronic pain fellowship at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, and the regional anesthesiology and acute pain medicine fellowship at Western University, London, ON, Canada. Her interests include teaching evidence-based ultrasound guided regional anesthesia and multimodal analgesia to residents and fellows.
Jessica Weeks, MD, is an anesthesiologist at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, IL. She obtained her MD from the University of Virginia; completed her residency at Northwestern University, where she was chief medical resident; and completed her fellowship at Northwestern University. She is board certified in anesthesiology.