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OpenAnesthesia™, sponsored by the International Anesthesia Research Society, was founded by Dr. Edward C. Nemergut and Dr. Robert Thiele. It debuted in July 2009 with the broad goal of advancing graduate medical education in anesthesia. Since its inception as an experimental project, OpenAnesthesia™ has grown to be a comprehensive resource for anesthesiology residents and physicians worldwide.

OpenAnesthesia now offers both online and mobile education resources. We are dedicated to using cutting-edge technology and a modern approach to education to provide the best, most time-efficient continuous education that targets individual resident’s and physician’s strengths and weaknesses, and, of course, interests. Our goal, as from our inception, to offer an education system that is effective, engaging, and ultimately improves anesthesiology practice and patient care.

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The IARS is a nonpolitical, not-for-profit medical society founded in 1922 to advance and support scientific research and education related to anesthesia, and to improve patient care through basic research. The IARS contributes nearly $1M annually to fund anesthesia research; provides a forum for anesthesiology leaders to share information and ideas; maintains a worldwide membership of more than 15,000 physicians, physician residents, and others with doctoral degrees, as well as health professionals in anesthesia-related practice; sponsors the SmartTots initiative in partnership with the FDA; and publishes the monthly Anesthesia & Analgesia journal in print and online as well as the clinical companion journal A&A Case Reports, published semi-monthly.

Editorial Board

Edward C. Nemergut, MD

Edward C. Nemergut, MD

Editor-in-Chief

Charlottesville, Virginia

Michael Lipnick, MD

Michael Lipnick, MD

Global Health Section Editor

San Francisco, California

Meredith C.B. Adams, MD, MSc

Meredith C.B. Adams, MD, MSc

Pain Medicine Section Editor

Wauwatosa, Wisconsin

David L. McDonagh

David L. McDonagh, MD

Editor, Openanesthesia.org

Neuroanesthesia Section Editor

Dallas, Texas

Aditee Ambardekar

Aditee Ambardekar, MD, MSEd

Pediatric Anesthesia Section Editor

Dallas, Texas

Christine Park

Christine Park, MD

Special Projects Section Editor

Chicago, Illinois

Emmanuel Ayebale, MBChB, MMed

Emmanuel Ayebale, MBChB, MMed

Global Health Section Editor

Kampala, Uganda

May C. Pian Smith

May C. Pian-Smith, MD

Obstetric Anesthesia Section Editor

Boston, Massachusetts

Mary Beth Brady, MD

Mary Beth Brady, MD

Cardiac Anesthesia Section Editor

Baltimore, Maryland

Roman M. Sniecinski

Roman M. Sniecinski, MD

Cardiac Anesthesia Section Editor

Atlanta, Georgia

 Debnath Chatterjee, MD

Debnath Chatterjee, MD

Pediatric Anesthesia Section Editor

Aurora, Colorado

Robert H. Thiele

Robert H. Thiele, MD

Critical Care and Perioperative Medicine Section Editor

Associate Editor-in-Chief

Charlottesville, Virginia

Julie L. Huffmyer

Julie L. Huffmyer, MD

Cardiac Anesthesia Section Editor

Charlottesville, Virginia

Bistra Vlassakova, MD

Bistra Vlassakova, MD

Pediatric Anesthesia Section Editor

Boston, Massachusetts

Sandra L. Kopp

Sandra L. Kopp, MD

Regional Anesthesia Section Editor

Rochester, Minnesota

Contributors

John Alexander, MD, Regional Anesthesia Content
Aditee Ambardekar, MD, Pediatric Anesthesia Content & Keywords
David August, MD, Questions
Ravi Balireddy, MD, Keywords
Allison Bechtel, MD, Questions
CT Bell, MD, Keywords
Jake Bray, MD, Keywords
Sarah Cederholm, MD, Keywords
Gloria Cheng, MD, Regional Anesthesia Content
Sunny Chiao, MD, Keywords
Ripple Chokshi, MD, Cardiac Anesthesia Content, Questions, & Keywords
Nabila Choudhury, MD, Regional Anesthesia Content
Douglas Colquhoun, MB ChB, Keywords
Will Corbett, MD, Keywords
Andrew R. Crichlow, MD, Keywords
Russ Davenport, MD, Keywords
Jim Deering, MD, Keywords
Lauren Dunn, MD, Keywords
Arik Elmer, MD, Keywords
Kamilla Esfahani, MD, Keywords
Mark Etter, MD, Keywords
Kyle Evatt, MD, Keywords
Katie Forkin, MD, Keywords & Questions
Mikhail Galperin, MD, Keywords
Kevin Greer, MD, Keywords
Rashid Hussain, MD, Keywords
Alexa Kaminski, MD, Keywords & Questions
Ashley Kang, MD, Keywords
Ali Kazemi, MD, Keywords
Andrew Kim, MD, Keywords
Patrick Kinnebrew, MD, Keywords
Kathryn Kirkpatrick, MD, Keywords
Amanda Kleiman, MD, Questions
Elena Koepke, MD, Keywords & Questions
Pablo Kollmar, MD, Keywords
Nicole Kurtzeborn, MD, Keywords
Susan M. Lee, MD, Article
Eric Lin, MD, Keywords
Roy Luo, MD, Keywords
Anthony Machi, MD, Regional Anesthesia Content
Will McKinney, MD, Keywords
Josh Morris, MD, Keywords
Ben Moses, MD, Keywords
Ken Mullen, MD, Keywords
Richard Murray, MD, Keywords
Bhiken Naik, MD, Questions
Eric Ness, MD, Keywords
Charlie Pagels, MD, Keywords
Nate Paulson, MD, Keywords
Lauren G. Powlovich, MD, Keywords
Geoffrey Ramsdell, MD, Keywords
Catherine Ray, MD, Keywords
Lindsay Regali, MD, Keywords
Matt Rippberger, MD, Keywords
Jia Romito, MD, Keywords
Dan Rogers, MD, Keywords
Sarah Rosquist, MD, Keywords
Dalia Saha, MD, Keywords
Daniel Sanders, MD, Keywords
Isaac Shields, MD, Keywords
Dan Smith, MD, Keywords
Greg Smith, MD, Keywords
Jamie Smothers, MD, Keywords
Shauna Spanos, MD, Keywords
Christopher Spencer, MD, Keywords
Russell Stuart, MD, Keywords
Jessica Tashjian, MD, Questions
Matt Thames, MD, Keywords
Brian Titus, MD, Keywords
Thaddee Valdelievre, MD, Keywords
Narayana Varahabhatla, MD, Questions
Fan Ye, MD, Keywords