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Jan Boublik, MD, PhD, is an assistant professor of anesthesiology at Stanford University. He graduated medical school and received a PhD in bioengineering from Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, Germany, including two years as a visiting scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Division of Health Sciences and Technology, and he completed his residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. His research interests include point-of-care ultrasonography (#PoCUS), functional outcomes after surgery, innovative technologies and techniques in anesthesia. He currently chairs ASRA’s Perioperative Point-of-Care Ultrasound Special Interest Group.


Nabil Elkassabany, MD, MSCE, is an associate professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He is the director of the sections of Regional and Orthopedic Anesthesiology and he is also the director of the regional anesthesiology and acute pain medicine fellowship. His research interest focuses on improving patients’ outcomes after regional anesthesia. He currently is a member of the board of directors of ASRA, chairs the industry relation and communication committees, and is the incoming chair for #ASRASPRING21.


Rajnish Gupta, MD, is an associate professor of anesthesiology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN. His clinical focus is on regional anesthesia, acute pain management, and orthopedics anesthesia. He has been the director of the Acute Pain Service and now currently serves as the Director of Orthopedics Anesthesia at VUMC. Dr. Gupta’s research focus includes regional anesthesia techniques, resident education, technology integration into clinical practice, smartphone app development, and endogenous mechanisms of pain experience.


Stephen Haskins, MD, is a regional anesthesiologist trained at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, NY. During his fellowship, Dr. Haskins developed an interest in #PoCUS, specifically focused cardiac, lung, abdominal, and gastric ultrasound. Dr. Haskins is the co-founder and co-chair of the ASRA Perioperative PoCUS Special Interest Group. He is also lead author for Point-of-Care Ultrasound (PoCUS) for the Regional Anesthesiologist and Pain Specialist Review Series in the Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine journal.


Nadia Hernandez, MD, completed her anesthesiology residency at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Health System in New York, NY, followed by fellowship training in regional anesthesia and acute pain medicine. She moved back home to Texas where she serves as an assistant professor of anesthesiology at the University of Texas (UT) at Houston McGovern School of Medicine. After one year, Dr. Hernandez revamped the regional anesthesiology fellowship and was promoted to director of regional anesthesiology at UT Houston as well as program chair of the Regional Anesthesia and Perioperative Ultrasound Fellowship. She is one of the co-founding members of the ASRA Perioperative Point-of-Care Ultrasound Special Interest Group.


Hari Kalagara, MD, 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 Anesthesia (EDRA) by the European Society of Regional Anesthesia and was awarded the ASRA resident/fellow of the year for 2017. Dr. Kalagara organizes and serves as primary activity director for the cadaveric regional anesthesia ultrasound workshops held 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 for patient care. Dr. Kalagara is currently working as assistant professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham with special interest in regional anesthesia. 


James Kim, MD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at The University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Kim received his MD from Georgetown University School of Medicine and completed his residency at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC, where he won the intern/resident teacher of the year award 4 years in a row and the best academic performance award. He then completed his fellowship at Duke University Hospital in Durham, NC, after which he joined the faculty at The University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA for two years. Dr. Kim won The Faculty Teacher of the Year Award after his first year as an attending at UVA. Currently, Dr. Kim is an active member of the regional anesthesia and acute pain service at The University of Pennsylvania, where he is involved in resident/fellow education and clinical research. During his spare time, Dr. Kim enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter, and two dogs. You can follow his dogs on Instagram @ThePandaPongoShow.


Edward Mariano, MD, MAS, is a professor at Stanford University School of Medicine and chief of the anesthesiology and perioperative care service at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System. His research interests include the development of techniques and patient care pathways to improve postoperative pain control, patient safety, and other surgical outcomes and has published over 170 peer-reviewed articles. He is a recipient of the Veteran Health Administration’s John D. Chase Award for Physician Executives Excellence and has led key national healthcare initiatives related to pain medicine.


Samer Narouze, MD, PhD, is a professor of anesthesiology and surgery at NEOMED and Ohio University. He is board certified in anesthesiology, pain medicine, headache medicine, and interventional pain management. He is the chairman of the Center for Pain Medicine at Western Reserve Hospital in Cuyahoga Falls, OH. Dr. Narouze is the President-elect for ASRA. He recently founded the American Interventional Headache Society (@aihsHeadache) and serves on many committees for national and international headache and pain organizations. He has published about 200 research papers, review articles, book chapters, and abstracts. His areas of interest are #pain, #headache, #cannabinoids, #DiversityandInclusion, #wellness, #obesity, and #ultrasound.


Jennifer Noerenberg, MD, is a board-certified anesthesiologist who completed a fellowship in regional anesthesia and perioperative pain management at Washington University in St. Louis in 2014. She completed residency at the University of California, Davis. She is an associate physician with the Southern California Permanente Medical Group and works for the San Diego region. Her interests include working to develop perioperative pain protocols for several types of surgical applications and developing tools to educate both patients and physicians of resources for multimodal and regional anesthesia techniques.  


Amit Pawa, MBBS, is a consultant anaesthetist at Guy's & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK where he is the lead for regional anaesthesia. He was the first chairman of the London Society of Regional Anaesthesia (LSORA). He is currently president of Regional Anaesthesia-UK (RA-UK) and also serves as an RA-UK board member and a European Society of Regional Anaesthesia and Pain Therapy (ESRA) council member. Dr. Pawa has the ESRA European Diploma in Regional Anaesthesia (EDRA) and is extremely passionate about education in USRA. He has created a collection of videos which all reside on the LSORA YouTube channel. His subspecialist interest is regional anesthesia for breast.


Gary Schwartz, MD, is the director of Acute Pain Management at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. He is board certified in both Pain Management and Anesthesiology. Dr. Schwartz completed an interventional pain fellowship at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, after finishing his anesthesia residency at St. Vincent's Hospital and Maimonides Medical Center. He received his Doctor of Medicine from SUNY upstate college of Medicine and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Union College in Schenectady, NY. Dr. Schwartz focuses on back pain, neck pain, spinal cord stimulation, nerve pain, joint pain, and failed back surgery syndrome. At Maimonides Medical Center, Dr. Schwartz focuses on assisting hospitalized patients with postoperative pain and also educates anesthesia residents and medical school students. Dr. Schwartz also serves as a committee member for ASRA and the ASA. #anesthesia #FOAMed