ASA Names New Interim Chief Quality Officer

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American Society of Anesthesiologists
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Since 2005, physician anesthesiologist Dr. Aarohi Ambardekar has created patient-specific anesthetic plans at Southern Maryland Anesthesia Associates (SMAA), in Lanham, Maryland. Dr. Aarohi Ambardekar also participates in the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA).

The ASA recently identified Alex Hannenberg, M.D., as the organization’s interim chief quality officer. A faculty member at Tufts University School of Medicine, Dr. Hannenberg has long been active in the anesthesiologist professional community. He has a longstanding work history with the ASA and has served the organization in various capacities over the years. Dr. Hannenberg has also earned multiple honors in recognition of his notable outreach and contributions in the area of global health.

The interim role will place Dr. Hannenberg at the helm of the organization’s Quality and Practice Advancement Division. In this capacity, he will oversee issues of regulatory compliance and liaison with organizations that govern field regulatory changes and medical and scientific advancement.

American Society of Anesthesiologists Elects a Vice President

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American Society of Anesthesiologists
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Since 2005, Dr. Aarohi Ambardekar has served as an anesthesiologist and partner at Southern Maryland Anesthesia Associates, located in Lanham, Maryland. In conjunction with his career, Dr. Aarohi Ambardekar maintains an active membership with the American Society of Anesthesiologists.

At the recent annual meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), the members elected Linda J. Mason, MD, as the organization’s vice president, the first ever. As a member of the ASA Executive Committee, Dr. Mason will sit alongside the current president, the president-elect, and the former president. Together, they will develop and implement policies that the ASA House of Delegates and ASA Board of Directors have voted to enact. A certified pediatric anesthesiologist, Dr. Mason earlier sat on the ASA board for a decade as a director.

Dr. Mason currently serves as the director of pediatric anesthesiology at Loma Linda University Medical Center. She also teaches anesthesiology and pediatrics as a professor at Loma Linda University, where she received her medical degree and did her residency.