Central Line episode 84: Inside the Monitor – An Anesthesiologist’s Job Description
Dr. Talmage Egan talks to Dr. Adam Striker about why being an anesthesiologist requires the mind of an internist, the hands of a surgeon, and the heart of a psychiatrist—and why medical students should care—in this Inside the Monitor themed episode on the breadth, depth, and rewards of a career in anesthesiology. Recorded December 2022.
Talmage Egan, MD, is professor and chair at the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Utah School of Medicine, where he has served as president of the medical staff and chair of the medical board. Dr. Egan’s clinical practice focuses on neuroanesthesia. He is internationally regarded as a pioneer in the development of total intravenous anesthesia techniques and the characterization of the interaction between propofol and opioids.
Dr. Egan completed his undergraduate studies at Brigham Young University. He attended medical school at the University of Utah School of Medicine and completed training in surgery and anesthesiology at the University of Utah and Stanford University, followed by a fellowship in clinical pharmacology at Stanford. Dr. Egan has served as officer and president of the International Society for Anaesthetic Pharmacology, an associate editor for the British Journal of Anaesthesia, and as associate editor for Anesthesiology. He has published a popular anesthesia pharmacology and physiology textbook with Elsevier as co-editor. In 2016, Dr. Egan received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Society for Anaesthetic Pharmacology.
Adam Striker, MD, FASA
Adam Striker, MD, FASA, is currently Chair of the ASA Committee on Communications, and is the series editor for ASA’s Central Line podcast series. He is an Associate Professor and serves as staff anesthesiologist in the Division of Cardiac Anesthesia at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and in the Division of Pediatric Anesthesia at Kentucky Children’s Hospital as part of the Joint Congenital Heart Care Program. He received his undergraduate degree in engineering from Purdue University and his medical degree from Indiana University. He completed his pediatric anesthesiology fellowship at Northwestern University.