Faculty

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Scientific/Educational Planning Committee

Derek Dillane, MB BCh, FCARCSI, University of Alberta Hospital, Edmonton, Canada
Stuart Grant, MB ChB, FRCA, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC (Chair)

Faculty

Adam Amundson, MD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MI
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
Carlo Franco, MD, JHS Hospital Cook County/Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Stuart Grant, MB ChB, FRCA, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Andrew T. Gray, MD, PhD, San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, CA
Vivian Ip, MBChB, FRCP, University of Alberta Hospital, Edmonton, Canada
Hari Kalagara, MD, FCARCSI, EDRA, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Hoover, AL
Antoun M. Nader, MD, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

Associate Faculty

Brian Allen, MD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
W. Michael Bullock, MD, PhD, Duke University, Durham, NC
Michael Jarrell, MD, Envision Health Care, Jensen Beach, FL
Kwesi Kwofie, MD, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
Neal Mehta, MD, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Eman Nada, MD, PhD, University of Massachusetts, Worcester, MA
Kristopher Schroeder, MD, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, Bellville, WI
Luminita Tureanu, MD, FRCPC, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
Vishal Uppal, MBBS, FRCA, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada

Video eLearning Faculty

Derek Dillane, MB BCh, FCARCSI, University of Alberta Hospital, Edmonton, 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


Brian Allen, MD, is an assistant professor at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN, where he directs the Acute Pain Service and the regional anesthesiology and acute pain medicine fellowship. He completed undergraduate and medical school at Washington University, residency at Vanderbilt, and regional fellowship at Oregon Health and Science University before returning to join the Vanderbilt faculty. His clinical focus is on regional and multimodal analgesia in enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) pathways. Research interests include educational assessment, evaluating ERAS efficacy and compliance, and opioid minimization. [back to top]


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. [back to top]


David Auyong, MD, is the medical director of the Lindeman Ambulatory Surgery Center and section head of orthopedic anesthesiology 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. David is often recognized by his videos on YouTube describing ultrasound guided regional anesthesia approaches to many different nerve blocks. [back to top]


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. [back to top]


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. [back to top]


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, 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. [back to top]


Carlo Franco, MD, is the chair of regional anesthesia at JHS Hospital of Cook County Chicago, IL, and professor of anesthesiology and anatomy at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Dr. Franco received his degree in general surgery and anatomy from the University of Valparaiso in Chile. He immigrated to the United States in 1985 and served as visiting professor of anatomy at the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo from 1985-1986 and 1988-1989. Dr. Franco completed his anesthesiology residency at Sinai Hospital of Detroit in Detroit, MI, and was recruited to Cook County Hospital of Chicago (now JHS Hospital of Cook County) by Dr. Alon Winnie in 1994. He has introduced some new anatomy-based nerve blocks. [back to top]


Stuart Grant, MB ChB, FRCA,  graduated from the University of Glasgow, UK, in 1989 and trained in anaesthesia in Glasgow before taking an appointment in the department of anesthesiology at Duke University in 2002. He is now chief of the division of regional anesthesia and acute pain at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. He has written multiple publications on the use of regional anesthesia in major joint replacement, and in ambulatory surgery. His textbook Ultrasound Guided Regional Anesthesia is now in its second edition. [back to top]


Andrew T. 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. [back to top]


Vivian Ip, MBChB, FRCA, is an associate clinical professor of anesthesia at the University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton, Canada. She is one of the leaders of the fentanyl crisis campaign known as Doctors against Tragedies. She was previously the director of the ambulatory regional anesthesia program at the University of Alberta Hospital. She received her anesthesia training in London, UK. Subsequently, she undertook two fellowships in Canada: regional anesthesia and acute pain management and ambulatory anesthesia. She previously served in the ASRA Research Committee and is currently the associate editor of regional anesthesia, for the ASRA Newsletter Committee. She is also active in research, and her research interests include regional nerve block catheters, airway, and green anesthesia. [back to top]


 Michael Jarrell, MD, primarily works in freestanding ambulatory surgery centers in Florida, some of which routinely perform outpatient total joint replacements.  He is adjunct faculty at  the  Gulf Coast Ultrasound Institute.  Dr. Jarrell has been an oral board examiner for the American Board of Anesthesiologists (ABA) since 2015 and an OSCE Ultrasonography trainer/ grader for the ABA. [back to top]


Hari Kalagara, MD, FCARCSI, EDRA, is passionate about regional anesthesia and has completed a regional anesthesia fellowship at Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, OH. He has attained European Diploma in Regional Anaesthesia (EDRA) by the European Society of Regional Anesthesia and was given ASRA's Resident/Fellow of the Year Award in 2017. Dr. Kalagara organizes and serves as primary activity director for the cadaveric regional anesthesia ultrasound workshops at Cleveland Clinic. He is convinced of the benefits of regional anesthesia for pain relief for various surgical procedures and always tries to incorporate regional anesthesia into patient care. Dr. Kalagara is currently working as assistant professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a special interest in regional anesthesia. [back to top]


Kwesi Kwofie, MD, completed a fellowship at the New York School of Regional Anesthesia. He is currently assistant professor of anesthesiology and director of acute pain and regional anesthesia at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada and chair of the regional anesthesia and acute pain section of the Canadian Anesthesiologists Society.  Dr. Kwofie has published and presented around the world on nerve blockade, mechanisms of nerve injury, acute pain, and anesthesia in low-resource settings. [back to top]


Neal Mehta, MD, is a board-certified assistant professor of anesthesiology at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL.  After growing up in the Bay Area, California, he attended undergrad at UC San Diego followed by medical school at University of Utah in Salt Lake City. He completed his anesthesiology residency at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago and regional anesthesiology fellowship at University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City. [back to top]


Eman Nada, MD, PhD, is an assistant professor of anesthesiology and perioperative medicine at the University of Massachusetts in Worcester, MA. She has completed fellowships in regional anesthesia and 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. [back to top]


Antoun M. Nader, MD, is a professor in the department of anesthesiology and orthopedics at the Feinberg School of Medicine at 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 of 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, and 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. [back to top]


 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 travelling with his three daughters and veterinary anesthesiologist wife. [back to top]


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 in London, Canada. Her interests include teaching evidence-based ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia and multimodal analgesia to residents and fellows. [back to top]


Vishal Uppal, MBBS, FRCA, is assistant professor and director of the regional anesthesia fellowship program at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada. He completed his anesthesia residency at Glasgow, UK, and his fellowship in ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia from University of Western Ontario in London, ON. He has published on a broad range of topics in regional anesthesia including paravertebral blocks, spinal anesthesia, and technologies to improve needle visibility. He serves as a teaching faculty at numerous national and international ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia workshops. [back to top]