Members in the News
Compiled by Girija Prasad Rath, MD, DM
George Mashour, MD, PhD
George Mashour, MD, PhD has received the annual ASA Award for Excellence in Research (2021). This award recognizes an individual for research that has or is likely to have an impact on the practice of anesthesiology. The work involved represents original and sustained contributions of the awardee to the specialty of anesthesiology. Prof. Mashour is a past president of the Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care (SNACC) and had conceived of and strongly advocated for the three important pillars of neuroanesthesiology during his presidency. Currently he is Robert B. Sweet Professor and Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. He has received numerous awards for his work on consciousness including the James E. Cottrell, MD, Presidential Scholar Award in 2011 from the ASA, and election to the National Academy of Medicine in 2018.
Daniel J. Cole, MD, FASA
Daniel J. Cole, MD, FASA has received ASA Distinguished Service Award at Anesthesiology 2021 meeting, for his meritorious service and achievements in the specialty of Anesthesiology. Dr. Cole is a past president of Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care (SNACC), American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), and is the current president of Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF). During his tenure as ASA president, Dr. Cole proposed the “Brain Health Initiative”- a new patient safety initiative. At present, he serves as a Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology and Vice Chair for Professional and Business Development, David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California at Los Angeles, CA, USA.
Matthew T.V. Chan, MB BS, FANZCA, FHKCA, FHKAM
Matthew T.V. Chan, MB BS, FANZCA, FHKCA, FHKAM has been awarded the 2021 Society of Perioperative Research and Care (SPRC) Researcher of the Year Award. Dr. Chan is a senior member of SNACC and works as a Professor in the Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Deepak Sharma, MBBS, MD, DM
Deepak Sharma, MBBS, MD, DM has been elected to the Washington State Society of Anesthesiologists Board of Directors. Prof. Sharma is the immediate past president of SNACC Currently, he serves as Virginia & Prentice Bloedel Professor & Division Chief of Neuroanesthesiology & Perioperative Neurosciences at Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Hs is also the Education Director, Cerebrovascular Laboratory at Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, USA
Abhijit V. Lele, MBBS, MS, FNCS
Abhijit V. Lele, MBBS, MS, FNCS received 2nd presidential citation in a row from the Neurocritical Care Society (NCS) for his extraordinary contributions in the field of neurocritical care. Dr. Lele is the Chair of SNACC Clinical Affairs Committee. He serves as a Professor of Anesthesiology and Director of neurocritical Care Services at the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, USA.