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Physician Story
American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Jerome Adams, M.D.

Decisive Action Saves Gunshot Victim

Physician Story
American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Patrick Allaire, M.D.

Patient Calls Physician Anesthesiologist Her ‘Guardian Angel’ After Childbirth Complications

Physician Story
American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Jane Fitch, M.D.

Quest for Knowledge Drives Nurse to Earn Medical Degree

Physician Story
American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

David Krhovsky, M.D.

Education and Experience Make the Difference for Bleeding Patient

Physician Story
American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Sonya Pease, M.D.

Expert Diagnosis Saves Auto Accident Victim With Collapsed Lungs

Physician Story
American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Mary Dale Peterson, M.D.

Brain Surgery Puts a Baby’s Life in the Balance

Physician Story
American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Joel Zivot, M.D.

Buckets of Ice Poured to Protect Seizure Patient

Patient Story
American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Stephanie Arnold

Mother Gets a Second Chance at Life

Physician Story
American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Moltu Guy, M.D.

Tough Call Stops a Surgery, Saves a Life

Physician Story
American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Jeff Berger, M.D., M.B.A.

Quick Action Saves Three Lives and Earns a Hug

Patient Story
American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Physician Anesthesiologist Gives Artist Back Hand, Life and Passion

After a debilitating accident, Alanna thought her days as an artist were over. Pain specialist and physician anesthesiologist Dr. Razzak gave her back the ability to use her hand.

Physician Story
American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Elena Koepke, M.D., M.B.A.

Helped Ensure Transplant Patient Gets Gift of Life

Physician Story
American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Richard Banchs, M.D.

Gave child with cancer second chance at life

Physician Story
American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Christopher Cook, D.O.

Expertise Manages Risky Health Condition During Surgery