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Scientific/Education Planning Committee             

Ki Jinn Chin, MBBS, FANZCA, FRCPC; Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada
Ellen M Soffin, MD, PhD; 
Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY 


Ki Jinn Chin, MBBS, FANZCA, FRCPC; Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada
T Kyle Harrison, MD; VA Palo Alto Health Care System; Stanford Univ. School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA
Joshua P Melvin, MD; Central Anesthesia Service Exchange Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento CA
Ellen M Soffin, MD, PhD; Hospital for Special Surgery, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, NY
Jeff L Xu, MD; Westchester Medical Center, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY

Ki Jinn Chin, MBBS(Hons), FRCPC, is a professor in the department of anesthesiology & pain medicine at the Toronto Western Hospital, University of Toronto, Canada. He completed medical school at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK, and his anesthesiology training in Singapore. He has fellowship training in neuroanesthesia (University of Western Ontario) and regional anesthesia (Toronto Western Hospital). He has a deep interest in anything to do with ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia, particularly where it improves patient care, comfort and outcomes. [top of page]

T Kyle Harrison, MD, is a clinical associate professor of anesthesiology, perioperative and pain medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine/VA Palo Alto Healthcare System in Palo Alto, CA. He graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine in 1999 and completed both his anesthesiology training as well as a fellowship in medical simulation and crisis management at Stanford University in 2004. He joined the anesthesia staff at the VA Palo Alto in 2004. His professional interests include cardiac anesthesia, regional anesthesia, and perioperative medicine. In addition to his clinical duties, he is also an associate program director for the anesthesia residency training program at Stanford University. [top of page]

Joshua P Melvin, MD, is a physician anesthesiologist and acute pain medical director at Sutter Medical Center in Sacramento, CA. He attended medical school at UC Davis and completed his residency training at Stanford University. He is passionate about incorporating regional anesthesia into spine surgery, and optimizing postoperative recovery for these patients. [top of page]

Ellen M Soffin, MD, PhD, is an assistant attending anesthesiologist at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, NY. She is the chair of the anesthesia spine service workgroup and directs the department’s spine research program. Dr. Soffin’s clinical interests include anesthesia for complex spine surgery, and emphasizing applications of regional analgesia to the spine surgery patient. She is a nationally recognized expert on enhanced recovery pathways for spine surgery and has published extensively on opioid-minimizing strategies for orthopedic surgery. [top of page]    

Jeff L Xu, MD, is a clinical associate professor of anesthesiology; chief of the division of Regional Anesthesia & Acute Pain Management, and program director of Regional Anesthesiology & Acute Pain Medicine Fellowship at Westchester Medical Center/New York Medical College (WMC/NYMC) in Valhalla, NY. Dr. Xu initiated the Regional Anesthesia Service in 2015. He started the Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine Fellowship Program and served as the program director in 2016. Dr. Xu has been pivotal in the education of anesthesia residents and fellows and the evolution of clinical policies at WMC. [top of page]