Please join us in congratulating Natalie Koons, UNE medical student, on her election as the new ASA Medical Student Component President-Elect. Natalie is a very bright, engaging, and motivated student who will be a fantastic addition to our specialty and the ASA.
MeSA was recently awarded $1,500 from the ASA for our Rural Physician Anesthesiologist Outreach Initiative. Dr. Christopher Renaud, our first Rural Representative has identified Maine's rural physician anesthesiologists and has contacted them offering our support as a Society. The goals of this outreach are:
Early feedback we heard from our rural physicians is that they wanted to interact with our residents. As a result, we are starting a rural anesthesia rotation. Special thanks to Drs. David Warters, James Flowerdew and Angus Christie of Maine Medical Center for their support of these advocacy efforts.
Maine Medical Center's Anesthesiology Residency Program has been distinguished as one of the winners of the campaign. This is a great accomplishment for our anesthesiology residency program to be recognized at the national level.
Dr. Daniel Campos (third from left) serves on the Board of Directors for the American Society of Anesthesiologists. The Board met recently and during that meeting Dr. Campos served in several important capacities including the Committee on Professional Affairs, Committee on Communication and Committee on Anesthesia Care Team. As Chair of the ACT Committee, he presented several important issues to the Board that have broad reaching ramifications for the future of our profession.
MeSA represents your interests as a Maine-licensed anesthesiologist. In today’s health care environment, it is very important to be informed and to be involved. As a member of MeSA, you join a group of committed professionals who have united to effect change.
In March 2020, anesthesiology residents and attending physician anesthesiologists attended sessions at the Maine House of Representatives and Senate to bring attention to physician-led, patient centered anesthesiology care teams ensuring the safe, high-quality care patients deserve. Learn more at asahq.org/WhenSecondsCount.
Back Row: Derek Bunch DO, Dylan Wingfield MD, Aaron Tebbs MD, Tayler Eldridge DO, Olga Diomede MD, Michael Henry MD, Kymberlee Royals MD, James Flowerdew MD, Kristin Johnson.
Front Row: Dave Warters, MD, Russell Kizor, MD, Winsor Wesson, MD, Ruslan Abdukalikov DO, Tayler Eldridge DO, Gisselle Mani MD, Yussr Ibrahim MD (yellow).