FAER Leadership

The Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) would like to express our gratitude to those who have held key leadership positions throughout the history of our foundation. The guidance, support, and dedication of these exemplary anesthesiologists has proven instrumental in pursuing our mission to develop the next generation of physician-investigators.

Past presidents of FAER are arranged below the Board of Directors table.

View FAER Committees and their Members 

Board of Directors

Roger Johns

Roger A. Johns, MD, PhD, MHS
Johns Hopkins University
Board Chair

Dr. Donald Arnold

Donald  E. Arnold, MD, FASA
Mercy Hospital St. Louis

Rebecca Aslakson

Rebecca A. Aslakson, MD, PhD,
Stanford University Medical Center

Chad Brummett

Chad M. Brummett, MD
University of Michigan Medical School

Roderic Eckenhoff

Roderic G. Eckenhoff, MD
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

James Eisenach

James C. Eisenach, MD
Wake Forest University
FAER President

Charles Emala

Charles W. Emala, MD, MS
Columbia University

Gropper, Michael 

Michael A. Gropper, MD, PhD
UCSF School of Medicine


Joe Kiani
Founder, Chairman, CEO, Masimo

Lane-Fall, Meghan

Meghan Lane-Fall, MD, MSHP
University of Pennsylvania

Lien, Cynthia

Cynthia A. Lien, MD
Medical College of Wisconsin

Dolores Njoku

Dolores Njoku, MD
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
Board Chair-Elect
Grants Management Committee Chair

May Pian-Smith

May C. Pian-Smith, MD, MS
Massachusetts General Hospital

Andrew Rosenberg

Andrew Rosenberg, MD, FASA
NYU School of Medicine

Daniel Sessler

Daniel I. Sessler, MD
Cleveland Clinic

Steven Shafer

Steven Shafer, MD
Stanford University Medical Center


Past Presidents

Joy L. Hawkins, MD, FASA
2015 – 2016

Denham S. Ward, MD, PhD
2011 – 2015

Alan D. Sessler, MD, FACA, FCAI, FRCA
2003 – 2010

Myer H. Rosenthal, MD, FACA
2001 – 2002

Carl C. Hug Jr., MD, PhD, FACA, FANZCA, FRCA
1999 – 2001

Francis M. James III, MD, FACA
1996 – 1998

William D. Owens, MD, FACA, FASA

Patricia A. Kapur, MD

Donald R. Stanski, MD, FRCPC

Alan D. Sessler, MD, FACA, FCAI, FRCA
1990 – 1992

William K. Hamilton, MD, FANZCA, FRCA
1986 – 1989