Residents' Day at the Legislature

On March 28, 2024, residents from Maine Medical Center, along with MeSA's Medical Student Liaison met with legislators, had a tour of the Maine State Capitol, and were recognized by the House of Representatives.  Following the State House tour, the group met for lunch and a Problem-Based Learning Discussion concerning Rural Pass-Through Legislation.

2024 Residents Day at the Legislature

MeSA Resident's Day at the Legislature

Front Row:  Adam Owen, MD, Christopher Abruzzese, DO and Associate Program Director, Patrick McAuley, MBBS, Christine Kerr, DO, Lucine Papazian, DO, Margaret Carroll, MD, Lisa Montagna, Executive Director, Alexandra Maghear, Medical Student Liaison, and Simbarashe Matoi, MB BCh.

Middle Row:  Kristin A. Johnson, MS, C-TAGME and Program Manager, Jacob Longfellow, DO, Kyle Holmsen, DO, Gasper Gasperlin, DO, and Michael Finke, DO.

Top Row:  Charm Karunasiri, MD, Jay Kellegrew, MD, Josie Watczak, MD, Zachary Woodward, DO, and Keating Pepper, DO.


Atlantic Oceanside Hotel & Event Center.

The next meeting of the Maine Society of Anesthesiologists will held at the Atlantic Oceanside Hotel & Event Center in Bar Harbor on Saturday, September 7, 2024, from 2 to 5 pm in conjunction with the Maine Medical Association's Annual Session. 

Topics to be discussed at MeSA's Business Meeting include: 

  • Federal Legislative/ASA Update from an ASA elected physician leader 
  • State Legislative Update 
  • MeSA PAC Trustee Elections
  • Report on Advocacy and Patient Safety 
  • Resident Engagement 

You are welcome to come to the meeting at the last minute if you're schedule allows.

For more information, please contact Lisa Montagna at mesahq@gmail.com or 207-620-4015

Learn More or Register for the Meeting

MeSA Congratulates UNE's 2024 Medical Students who Matched in Anesthesiology

Match Day 2024 is here and we are excited to announce the following matches:  

  • Delaine Barker - University of Massachusetts School of Medicine
  • Tristain Chambers - University of Massachusetts School of Medicine Chan- Baystate
  • Kaye Dandrea - Lahey Clinic
  • Daria Ivenitsky - University of Connecticut School of Medicine
  • Rachel Shoemaker - Mount Sinai West Morningside
  • Tal Tsafnat - University of Vermont School of Medicine.   

MeSA 2024 Winter Meeting

On February 10 and 11, 2024, the Maine Society of Anesthesiologists met for its annual winter meeting at the Sugarloaf Mountain Hotel.  A reception and nerve block ultrasound clinic led by Ryan Mountjoy, MD, FASA followed the business meeting. 

The Sunday, morning CME topics were:  High Yield POCUS for Anesthesia, Enhanced Recovery after Cesarean Section, Peri-op Management of Torrential Tricuspid Regurgitation, The Rising “Tide” - Anesthetic Management of GLP-1 Agonists and Optimizing Ventilator Strategies in Morbidly Obese Patients.
2024 Resident and Medical Students at MeSA's Winter Meeting.
Residents and Medical Students at MeSA's Winter Conference

CME PBLDs at MeSA's winter conference.

National Calendar

Latest Central Line Podcast!

Dr. Daniel Sessler, contributor to the May ASA Monitor, joins Dr. Zach Deutch to discuss 30-day mortality after anesthesia and surgery and the role anesthesiologists might play in addressing postoperative mortality. From the prevalence of preventable death in this period to major causes and potential solutions, this episode explores an underrecognized and emerging topic in the specialty. Recorded April 2024.

Help Preserve the Physician-Led Care Team

Decisions are made every day in Augusta which directly affect your practice.  Maine Society of Anesthesiologists works year-round to increase awareness and share concerns on important issues that physicians are facing.

Adam O'Brien, DO, Meredith Peck, DO, Senator Susan Collins, Daniel Campos, MD, MPH, FASA, and Allen Hayman, MD, FASA.
Adam O'Brien, DO, Meredith Peck, DO, Senator Susan Collins, Daniel Campos, MD, MPH, FASA, and Allen Hayman, MD, FASA

MeSA Members Meet with Maine's Congressional Delegation

On May 16, 2023, Drs. Adam O'Brien, Meredith Peck, Daniel Campos, and Allen Hayman met with Senator Susan Collins and the office of Senator King to discuss the importance of the anesthesia care team model in the State of Maine, the VA system, an inflation adjustment for Medicare payments, fixes to the No Surprise Act Implementation, and expanded access to Naloxone.  These same topics were also discussed with the offices of Congresswoman Pingree and Congressman Golden on May 17.  For further information about these meetings, please email mesahq@gmail.com.

About MeSA

The Maine Society of Anesthesiologists (MeSA) is a statewide association for practicing anesthesiologists.
MeSA is dedicated to the safety of Maine's surgical patients.