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Welcome New Committee Members!

Apr 2, 2022

ASRA Pain Medicine

Many committee members start new terms at the close of the 47th Annual Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine Meeting on April 4, 2022. Please welcome these new members, as well as those who will be continuing service in their roles.

Remember: applications for committee members are accepted in September of each year. Learn more about ASRA Pain Medicine committees here.


John J. Bonica Award Committee
Steven Cohen, MD, Chair (term begins in April 2022)
Magdalena Anitescu, MD, PhD
Oscar de Leon-Casaola, MD (term begins in April 2022)
Lynn Kohan, MD (term begins in April 2022)
Rene Przkora, MD (term begins in April 2022)

Distinguished Service Award Committee
Carlos Pino, MD, Chair (term begins in April 2022)
F Kayser Enneking, MD
Stephen Haskins, MD (term begins in April 2022)
Hariharan Shankar, MD (term begins in April 2022)
Kevin Vorenkamp, MD (term begins in April 2022)

Gaston Labat Award Committee
Stuart Grant, MD, Chair 
Vincent Chan, MD, FRCPC, FRCA
F Kayser Enneking, MD (term begins in April 2022)
Rajnish Gupta, MD (term begins in April 2022)
Edward R. Mariano, MD (term begins in April 2022)

Presidential Scholar Award Committee
Samer Narouze, MD, PhD, President
Eugene Viscusi, MD, Immediate Past President
Vincent Chan, MD, FRCPC, FRCA, Past President
Steven Cohen, MD
Sandra Kopp, MD

CME Committee
Colin McCartney, MB ChB, FRCA, FRCPC, Chair 
Maxim Eckmann, MD, Vice-Chair (term begins in April 2022)
Christine Hunt, MD
Jeff Gadsden, MD
Hariharan Shankar, MD (term begins in April 2022)
Rakesh Sondekoppam, MD
Dmitri Souza, MD, PhD
Jeff Xu, MD (term begins in April 2022)

Communications Committee
Nabil Elkassabany, MD, Chair
Dalia Elmofty, MD, Chair and Editor, Newsletter (term begins in April 2022)
Gary Schwartz, MD, Vice-Chair, Public Relations
Alicia Warlick, MD, Vice-Chair, Website and Social Media 

Faculty Development Committee 
Meg Rosenblatt, MD, Chair
Richard Rosenquist, MD, Vice-Chair
Rany Abdallah, MD (term begins in April 2022)
Magdalena Anitescu, MD (term begins in April 2022)
Steven Porter, MD (term begins in April 2022)
Ashley Shilling, MD
Uchenna Umeh, MD, FASA
Bruce Vrooman, MD

Freestanding Courses Committee
Antoun Nader, MD, Chair (term begins in April 2022)
Stuart A. Grant, MB ChB, FRCA (term begins in April 2022)
Hari Kalagara, MD
Dmitri Souza, MD, PhD

Guidelines and Regulatory Advocacy Committee
Carlos Pino, MD, Chair 
Eric Schwenk, MD, Vice-Chair (term begins in April 2022)
Elizabeth Baker, MD
Honorio Benzon, MD
Richard Chou, MD
Steven Cohen, MD
Michael Hanes, MD
Michael Jacobs, MD, MPH
Christina Jeng, MD (term begins in April 2022)
Mag Mina, MD (term begins in April 2022)
Harsha Shanthanna, MD, MBBS
Eellan Sivanesan, MD

Industry Relations Committee
Jeff Gadsden, MD, Chair
Carlos Pino, MD, Vice-Chair  
Alexios Carayannopoulos, MD
Anastacia Munro, MD  
Gary Schwartz, MD (term begins in April 2022)
Tiffany Tedor, MD
Samantha Yeap, MD (term begins in April 2022)

Membership Committee
Lynn Kohan, MD, Chair (term begins in April 2022)
Stuart Grant, MD, Board Liaison (term begins in April 2022)
Jan Boublik, MD, PhD, Chair of SIGs
Alberto Ardon, MD (term begins in April 2022)
Alexander Bautista, MD
Abhijit Biswas, MD (term begins in April 2022)
Tina Doshi, MD
Mary Hargett, B Sc
Steven Porter, MD
Sudheer Potru, MD (term begins in April 2022)
Bridget Pulos, MD (term begins in April 2022)
Hong Vo, MD (term begins in April 2022)
Dennis Warfield, MD

Newsletter Committee
Dalia Elmofty, MD, Chair and Editor (term begins in April 2022)
Vivian Ip, MD, Vice-Chair (term begins in April 2022)
Kwesi Kwofie, MD, FRCPC, Associate Editor, Regional
Reda Tolba, MD, Associate Editor, Pain
Anthony Machi, MD, Associate Editor, Special Projects
Kellie Jaremko, MD, PhD, Associate Editor, Social Media
Alaa Abd-Elsayed, MD (term begins in April 2022)
Qian Cece Chen, MD (term begins in April 2022)
Yashar Eshraghi, MD
Nathalie Lunden, MD
Monika Nanda, MD (term begins in April 2022)
Amit Pawa, MD, Foreign Correspondent
Engy Said, MD (term begins in April 2022)
Harsha Shanthanna, MD, MBBS
Vinita Singh, MD (term begins in April 2022)
Beth VanderWielen, MD
Kris Vermeylen, MD Foreign Correspondent (term begins in April 2022)
Bhavana Yalamuru, MD (term begins in April 2022) 

Practice Management Committee
Sandra Kopp, MD, Chair
Kevin Vorenkamp, MD, Vice-Chair
Sivasenthil Arumgam MD (term begins in April 2022)
Vikram Bansal, MD (term begins in April 2022)
Alexios Carayannopoulos, MD
Richard Chou, MD
Hesham Elsharkawy, MD, MSc
Trent Emerick, MD (term begins in April 2022)
John George, MD (term begins in April 2022)
Vincent Galan, MD (term begins in April 2022)
Gilad Ghanbari, MD (term begins in April 2022)
Jay Grider, MD (term begins in April 2022)
Maged Guirguis, MD (term begins in April 2022)
Michael Hanes, MD (term begins in April 2022)
Sree Kolli, MD 
Rene Przkora, MD (term begins in May 2022)
Gary Schwartz, MD (term begins in May 2022)
Shalini Shah, MD
Maria Sheikh, MD (term begins in April 2022)
Matthew Thames, MD (term begins in April 2022) 

Public Relations Committee
Nabil Elkassabany, MD, Chair
Gary Schwartz, MD, Vice-Chair
W. Michael Bullock, MD, PhD
Shravani Durbhakula, MD (term begins in April 2022)
Michelle Kars, MD (term begins in April 2022)
Jarna Shah, MD

Research Committee
Gina Votta-Velis, MD, PhD, Chair 
Rebecca Johnson, MD, Vice-Chair
Meredith Adams, MD (term begins in April 2022)
Anuj Bhatia, MD, MBBS, FRCA, FRCPC
Clifford Bowens, MD
Andrea Chadwick, MD, MS (term begins in April 2022)
Yashar Eshraghi, MD
Promil Kukreja, MD, PhD
Dan McIssac, MD (term begins in April 2022)
Eman Nada, MD
Jashvant Poeran, MD (term begins in April 2022)
Rakesh Sondekoppam, MD (term begins in April 2022)

Adjunct Members
Alaa Abd-Elsayed, MD (term begins in April 2022)
Mark Bicket, MD (term begins in April 2022)
Tina Doshi, MD (term begins in April 2022)
Ryan D’Souza, MD (term begins in April 2022)
Ryan Guffey, MD (term begins in April 2022)
Stavros Memtsoudis, MD (term begins in April 2022)

Pain Abstract Review Subcommittee
Gina Votta-Velis, MD, PhD Chair
Rebecca Johnson, MD, Vice-Chair
Sona (Ravneet) Bhullar, MD (term begins in April 2022)
Qian Cece Chen, MD (term begins in April 2022)
Gaurav Chauhan, MD (term begins in April 2022)
Manta Chura, MD (term begins in April 2022)
Dave Edwards, MD (term begins in April 2022)
Vincent Galan, MD (term begins in April 2022)
Sharmil Gohil, MD (term begins in April 2022)
Michael Hillegass, MD (term begins in April 2022)
Yasmine Hoydonckx, MD (term begins in April 2022)
Ramanjot Kang, MD (term begins in April 2022)
Daniel Larach, MD (term begins in April 2022)
Christina Le-Short, MD (term begins in April 2022)
Gary Lienhart, MD (term begins in April 2022)
Tiffany Lin, MD (term begins in April 2022)
Matthew Mauck, MD (term begins in April 2022)
Juan Mora, MD (term begins in April 2022)
Ariana Nelson, MD (term begins in April 2022)
Florin Orza, MD (term begins in April 2022)
Anand Prem, MD (term begins in April 2022)
Kanishka Rajput, MD (term begins in April 2022)
Mohammad Rasouli, MD (term begins in April 2022)
Jaime Robledo, MD (term begins in April 2022)
Daniel Southren, MD (term begins in April 2022)
Tejinder Swaran Singh (term begins in April 2022)
Tolga Suvar, MD (term begins in April 2022) 

RA-APM Abstract Review Subcommittee
Gina Votta-Velis, MD, PhD, Chair
Rebecca Johnson, MD, Vice-Chair
David Beausang, MD (term begins in April 2022)
Paul Bhalla, MD (term begins in April 2022)
Lynn Cintron, MD (term begins in April 2022)
Martin De Ruyter, MD (term begins in April 2022)
Charles Doyle, MD (term begins April 2022)
James Flaherty, MD (term begins in April 2022)
Clinton Fuller, MD (term begins in April 2022)
Mary Ghaly, MD (term begins in April 2022)
Yehoshua (Josh) Gleicher, MD (term begins in April 2022)
Margaret Griesemer, MD (term begins in April 2022)
Mark Harris, MD (term begins in April 2022)
Lawrence House, MD (term begins in April 2022)
Sakur Kinjo, MD (term begins in April 2022)
Laura Lahaye, MD (term begins in April 2022)
Melissa Masaracchia, MD (term begins in April 2022)
Adrian Maurer, MD (term begins in April 2022)
Neal Mehta, MD (term begins in April 2022)
Nihar Patel, MD (term begins in April 2022)
Keyuri Popat, MD (term begins in April 2022)
Mallikarjun Reddy, MD (term begins in April 2022)
Kristopher Schroeder, MD (term begins in April 2022)
Sudipta Sen, MD (term begins in April 2022)
Stanislav Sidash, MD (term begins in April 2022)
Cameron Smith, MD (term begins in April 2022)
Sally Stander, MD (term begins in April 2022)
Kamen Vlassakov, MD (term begins in April 2022)
Jessica Weeks, MD (term begins in April 2022)

Resident Section Committee
Keith Newton, MD, Chair (term begins in April 2022)
Siyun Xie, MD, Chair Elect (term begins in April 2022)
Magdalena Anitescu, MD, PhD, Faculty Advisor Pain Medicine
Jaime Baratta, MD, Faculty Advisor Regional Anesthesia

Website and Social Media Committee
Nabil Elkassabany, MD, Chair
Alicia Warlick, MD, Vice-Chair
Kimberlee Bayless, DNP, FNP-BC, APRN (term begins in April 2022)
Ryan D'Souza, MD (term begins in April 2022)
Vasudha Goel, MD (term begins in April 2022)
Taras Grosh, MD
Melanie Herman, MD (term begins in April 2022)
Heather Jackson, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, NEA-BC
Karen Nielsen, MD (term begins in April 2022)
Nicolas Patonai, MD
Jarna Shah, MD (term begins in April 2022)
Natalie Strand, MD
Tolga Suvar, MD

 

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