David M. Dickerson, M.D.
David M. Dickerson, MD is an anesthesiologist and pain medicine physician. He is the section chief for pain medicine at the NorthShore University HealthSystem. His research and clinical endeavors focus on pain care outcomes and implementing safe and effective pain care delivery systems. While at NorthShore, Dr. Dickerson authored a system-wide practice advisory on safe opioid prescribing and leads several quality improvement and clinical initiatives optimizing patient access to non-opioid care across the care continuum. Clinically, Dr. Dickerson directs the inpatient pain services for three hospitals as well as three outpatient pain clinics.
Prior to joining the NorthShore System, Dr. Dickerson served as director of the University of Chicago Medicine’s acute pain service and chair for the Institution’s Pain Stewardship Program. Dr. Dickerson serves as the American Society of Anesthesiologist’s liaison to the National Pain Care Coalition and Vice-Chairman of the ASA’s Pain Medicine Committee. Dr. Dickerson teaches several classes on pain and neuroscience for the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. He has has given invited lectures nationally and internationally on pain and opioid stewardship and comprehensive pain care in the era of the opioid epidemic. Dr. Dickerson created policies, procedures and clinical pathways for outpatient and inpatient ketamine and lidocaine infusions for treatment refractory pain, opioid and naloxone prescriptions, and safe drug disposal. He provides editorial services for multiple leading anesthesia and pain journals and has published over 20 peer-reviewed book chapters and manuscripts in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Dickerson is a core faculty member of the University of Chicago Center for Health Care Delivery Science and Innovation and a past grant recipient of one of the Center’s innovation awards for the study of implementing pharmacogenomics into inpatient pain care.
P. Allan Klock, Jr., M.D.
Dr. Klock is a Professor of Anesthesia and Critical Care at the University of Chicago. He is the Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs and a member of the department’s executive committee. He also serves on the hospital’s operating room operations committee and the value analysis team which oversees purchasing of anesthesia equipment and supplies. His background is in biomedical engineering. He applies clinical medicine and engineering principles to the delivery of anesthesia care, clinical operations and supply chain issues.
Mohammed Minhaj, M.D., M.B.A., FASA
Mohammed Minhaj graduated from the University of Miami School of Medicine in 2000. He completed a residency and fellowship in the Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care at the University of Chicago. After joining the faculty, he served in various roles including Residency Program Director. In 2011, he moved to Seattle Washington and enrolled in the Foster School of Business Executive MBA program which he completed in 2013. Dr. Minhaj returned to the University of Chicago in 2013 and is currently the Vice-Chair for Finance and Operations, Associate Chair for Faculty Development in the Department of Anesthesia and Critical. He also serves as the Medical Director for Professionalism and Peer Support and the Vice President of the Medical Staff.
Torin D. Shear M.D., FASA
Vice Chair, Quality
Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine
NorthShore University HealthSystem
Clinical Associate Professor
University of Chicago-Pritzker School of Medicine
BobbieJean Sweitzer, M.D., FACP
Dr. BobbieJean Sweitzer is dual trained and boarded in anesthesiology and internal medicine. She is a Professor of Anesthesiology and Director of Perioperative Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois. She previously held academic appointments at the University of Chicago and Massachusetts General Hospital, the premier teaching institution of Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Sweitzer is an author and the editor of Preoperative Assessment and Management (1st, 2nd and 3rd editions). Dr. Sweitzer has authored over 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts and abstracts and over 30 book chapters. She has given more than 375 lectures on ambulatory anesthesia and perioperative medicine topics nationally and internationally on four continents.
Dr. Sweitzer is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and an elected member of the Association of University Anesthesiologists. She is the Vice-President of the Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia, on the board of directors and a co-director of the annual meeting. She is a founding member of the Governing Board and past President of the Society of Perioperative Assessment and Quality Improvement. She is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the International Anesthesia Research Society, the Society of Anesthesia and Sleep Medicine, the Massachusetts Medical Society and the Illinois Society of Anesthesiologists.
Dr. Sweitzer is the Executive Editor of A&A Practice. She is on the editorial board of Anesthesiology, the Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology and Anesthesia and Analgesia. She hosts a monthly podcast for Anesthesiology. She is a peer reviewer for more than 15 medical journals including Chest, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Annals of Internal Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine, American Heart Journal and The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. She has served as an advisor for the United States Agency for Health Care Research and Quality.