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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.


Chad Brummett, MD, is an associate professor at the University of Michigan where he is the director of Pain Research and Clinical Anesthesia Research. He also serves on the editorial boards for Anesthesiology and Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine. His research interests include predictors of acute and chronic post-surgical #pain, personalized pain medicine, and #opioid use and misuse.


Tina Doshi, MD, MHS, is an assistant professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine in the Division of Pain Medicine at Johns Hopkins University. In addition to her work as a #painmedicine physician, she conducts clinical and translational #painresearch, with interests in #craniofacialpain, #neuropathicpain, and #precisionmedicine techniques. She serves on the ASRA Membership Committee, as Newsletter Liaison for the #Headache SIG, and is the Chair of the Women in Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (#WRAPM) SIG.  She enjoys #goodfood, #randomtrivia, and being a #toddlermom x2.


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.


Johnathan Goree, MD, is an associate professor of anesthesiology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences where he is the director of the Chronic Pain Division, program director of the Pain Medicine Fellowship, and chair of the Opioid Stewardship Committee. Dr. Goree considers himself a #QualityofLife physician who is focused on improving #Function through opioid sparing interventional care. His research interests include #CRPS, racial disparities in chronic pain care, implementation science, and studying efforts to increase #DiversityEquityandInclusion in our field.  


Taras Grosh, MD, is an anesthesiologist specializing in regional and orthopedic anesthesia and the management of acute and chronic pain. He is an assistant professor of Clinical Anesthesiology and Critical Care at Penn Medicine. His research revolves around the role of #regionalanesthesia for enhanced recovery pathways.


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.


Jonathan Hagedorn, MD, is a dual board-certified anesthesiologist and chronic pain physician in his home state of Minnesota. His clinical interests include chronic pain, neuromodulation, and medical education. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his family, grilling, and golfing. His favorite hashtags include #neuromodulation, #meded, and #ASRAFall20.


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.


Heather Jackson, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, NEA-BC, is a pain specialist nurse practitioner at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center where she also serves as the administrative director of advanced practice. Dr. Jackson’s research interests include the use of #acupuncture to treat pain and relieve symptoms of withdrawal in the adult, pediatric, and neonatal populations. Within VUMC, Dr. Jackson serves on multiple committees and has conducted several research projects including the use of acupressure to improve symptoms of withdrawal in neonates, acupuncture to facilitate opioid weaning, and acupuncture for pain relief.


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. 


Lynn Kohan, MD, is an associate professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at the University of Virginia. She obtained her medical degree from Georgetown University, where she also completed her anesthesia residency. She completed her pain medicine fellowship at the University of Virginia and stayed on as faculty. She currently serves as the Pain Management Fellowship Director. Her research and clinical interests include head and facial pain #AIHS, novel RF techniques (#FUS), medical and interventional treatments for acute and chronic pain (#painmed), and resident/fellow education #meded.


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.  


Amy Pearson, MD, is a board-certified pain medicine physician and anesthesiologist practicing at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. She is the Annual Meeting Chair for #ASRAFALL22 and also serves as the president of Women in Anesthesiology. She has a keen interest in pain and anesthesiology workforce development and in finding interventional and integrative approaches for managing chronic pain. She has presented her research nationally and internationally. Favorite hashtags include #meded, #hcldr, and #opioidcrisis.


Steven Porter, MD, is an assistant professor of anesthesiology in the department of anesthesiology and perioperative medicine at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL. He is the program director for Mayo Clinic Florida’s RAAPM fellowship, the medical director for Mayo Clinic Florida’s Quality Academy, and the chair of his hospital’s controlled substance and pain oversight team. Dr. Porter has lectured at regional, national, and international meetings on topics related to #regionalanesthesia and #acutepain management.


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


Shalini Shah, MD, serves as associate professor and vice-chair (Pain Medicine) for the department of anesthesiology & perioperative care and enterprise director of pain services for University of California Irvine Health. Dr. Shah completed her residency in anesthesiology from NY Presbyterian-Cornell University and a combined fellowship in adult and pediatric chronic pain at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess and Children's Hospital of Boston, Harvard Medical School. She is the founder of the pediatric pain program at University of California, Irvine and has previously served as associate program director for the pain medicine fellowship. Dr. Shah is the recipient of the ASRA Chronic Pain Grant Award in 2017 for her work in onabotulinumtoxinA (BOTOX®) use in pediatric migraine pain. She currently leads several industry and peer-reviewed funded clinical trials in pediatric and adult pain medicine and is energized by collaborating with other eager physician scientists. Dr. Shah currently serves as the Founding Chair, Committee of Pain Medicine at the California Society of Anesthesiologists (CSA)  and is strongly committed to pain advocacy and regulatory reform both in the state of California and nationally.