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SABM 2018 Newsletter Publication Schedule

March | July | November

Carolyn Burns, MD

Tiffany Hall, RN
Associate Editor

Sherri Ozawa, RN
Kevin Wright

Contributors for This Issue

Allison Jones, PhD, RN 

Becky Rock, RN

Marketing & Membership Services
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SABM Spotlight

Board of Directors Award - Sheldon Goldstein, MD

Board of Directors Award - Sheldon Goldstein, MD

Board of Directors Award - Tiffany Hall, RNBoard of Directors Award - Tiffany Hall, RN

Committee Chair Award - Becky Rock, RNCommittee Chair Award - Becky Rock, RN

Committee Chair Award - Eloa Adams, MDCommittee Chair Award - Eloa Adams, MD

Committee Chair Award - Sandra MichalskiCommittee Chair Award - Sandra Michalski

Committee Chair Award-Sherri Ozawa, RNCommittee Chair Award-Sherri Ozawa, RN

Kathleen J. Sazama Award - Aryeh Shander, MDKathleen J. Sazama Award - Aryeh Shander, MD

President's Award Recipient Hans GombotzPresident's Award Recipient Hans Gombotz

President's Award to Professor Hans GombotzPresident's Award to Professor Hans Gombotz

A round of thanks to our outgoing BOD members: Tiffany Hall, RN; Karim Jabr, CCP; and Sheldon Goldstein, MD. We appreciate your years of service on the Board, your many contributions, and your ongoing commitment to SABM.

Sheldon Goldstein, MDSheldon Goldstein, MD

Tiffany Hall, RNTiffany Hall, RN

Karim Jabr, CCPKarim Jabr, CCP

Marisa Marques, MDMarisa Marques, MD

And a welcome to our newest BOD members: Larry Burns, Jonathan Waters, MD; Bruce Speiss, MD; and Linda Shore-Lesserson, MD. We look forward to your shared experience and knowledge as we continue the SABM mission.

Larry Burns

Since June 2008 Mr. Burns has served as Chief Operating Officer of Yavapai Regional Medical Center’s West Campus, with East Campus operations being added October of 2013. Prior to joining Yavapai Regional Medical Center, Mr. Burns was with Marion General Hospital in Marion, Indiana for eight years, most recently as their Vice President of Operations. From 1997 to 2000 Mr. Burns served as Director of Resource Management at Fayette Memorial Hospital in Indiana and also served with the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers from 1992 to 1997. In 1991 he completed his undergraduate work in Accounting & Finance at Southern Illinois University and in 2002 was awarded his MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University. Mr. Burns received his fellowship from the American College of Healthcare Executives in 2006 and is actively involved in the American Diabetes Association as well as the American Cancer Society as a participant in Relay for Life. He serves on the Board of the Society for the Advancement of Blood Management (SABM) and the Prescott Chamber of Commerce.

Linda Shore-Lesserson, MD, FAHA, FASE

Dr. Linda Shore-Lesserson is Professor of Anesthesiology, director of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, and Vice Chair for Academic Affairs in Anesthesiology at Northshore-Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New York. She received her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania and was an anesthesiology resident and cardiothoracic anesthesia fellow at Mount Sinai in NY. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology, and the National Board of Echocardiography. Dr. Shore-Lesserson is committed to multidisciplinary science and education. She serves as the Immediate Past President of the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists during which time she created alliances with the STS and Perfusion societies to create Guidelines for Best Practices in Perfusion Management. She is involved with other medical cardiovascular disciplines as well and is on the Board of Directors and is the SCA liaison to the American Heart Association Surgery and Anesthesia Council. She is the current Chair (outgoing) of the Committee on Patient Blood Management for the American Society of Anesthesiologists and was instrumental in facilitating the “annual” ASA at SABM panel in which ASA members participate. She is also an active program committee member for the New York State Society of Anesthesiologists PGA Annual Meeting. In her editorial activities, she served as a member of the Associate Editorial Board for Anesthesia and Analgesia until 2010 and she continues to review for the journal. She serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia having served as Section Editor of the Case Conference Section and Literature Review sections of this journal in the past. Research interests lie in the field of hemostasis and thrombosis as they relate to cardiovascular disease.

Dr Bruce Spiess

Dr. Bruce Spiess, born in Pittsburgh, PA., grew up the son of PhD academicians. He attended Denison University, Granville, Ohio, and been recognized by Denison with their highest achievement award. His medical degree is from Rush University, Chicago and he did Anesthesiology training at The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. At Mayo he worked with Dr. Pepovsky Dr. Faust and others learning blood banking techniques as well as developing an interest in “blood substitutes”. After residency Dr. Spiess returned to Chicago at Rush University where he began his research career into Perfluorocarbon compounds. From Rush he went to become Chief of Cardiac Anesthesiology at the University of Washington, Seattle. After 10 years there he moved to Richmond, Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University where he was appointed Vice Chair, Director of Research and Director of Cardiac Anesthesiology. He spent 17 years at VCU. While at VCU Dr. Spiess was Director of VCURES (a collaborative effort by over 100 researchers to study trauma and critical oxygen delivery. He is particularly proud of VCU’s efforts to train over 11oo special forces combat medics for which he served as director of the program. He personally trained the combat medic on the Bin Laden raid. In 2016 he joined the University of Florida to be Associate Chair in charge of research. Dr. Spiess has focused his major research interests in blood, blood substitutes/oxygen therapeutics, decreasing excessive use of blood products and making the operating room environment safer. He is particularly proud of being selected by the Department of defense to Co-Direct a select meeting of the Department of Defense, Combat Casualty Command, FDA, NIH and BARDA with regards to the state of the art in oxygen therapeutics at Ft Detrick, Maryland, February 2017. This two-day conference brought in 125 of the worlds thought leaders and made recommendations to Congress and the sponsoring agencies regarding directions for research.

Dr. Jonathon Waters

Dr. Jonathan Waters is currently a Professor in the Departments of Anesthesiology and Bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh; Chief of the Division of Anesthesiology at Magee-Womens Hospital of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center; Vice Chair for Clinical Research for the Department of Anesthesiology; and, a member of the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine. In addition, he is Medical Director of the Patient Blood Management program of UPMC and Medical Director of the Blood Management Division for Procirca, Inc which is a UPMC owned Biomedical Engineering Company. His areas of expertise primarily focus on transfusion management, blood salvage and obstetrics. He has been federally funded to support investigation in these areas with over 140 peer-reviewed publications, five books on the topic of blood management and a book on neurologic disease in pregnancy. In addition to conducting research, he has served on the editorial board of the journal, Transfusion, and is currently serving as an Associate Editor. He is a past president of the Society for the Advancement of Blood Management (SABM). He served on the Board of Directors of the AABB between 2011 and 2015. He chaired the blood management technical advisory panel for the Joint Commission from 2007 to the present. This panel developed performance measures related to blood management.

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