Central Line episode 82: Inside the Monitor -- Finding Gratitude
‘Tis the season for gratitude, so Dr. Adam Striker shines a light on giving thanks with Dr. Muhammad Rafique, guest editor of the December ASA Monitor. Dr. Rafique shares his thoughts on why gratitude matters, what it looks like, and how we can all be more intentionally grateful. Recorded November 2022.
Muhammad B. Rafique, MD, is an associate professor at Loyola University Medical Center just outside of Chicago, Illinois. His areas of clinical interest are pediatric anesthesia and pediatric cardiovascular anesthesia.
After finishing medical school in Lahore, Pakistan, Dr. Rafique travelled to the U.S. where he interned at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and then moved to Boston, Massachusetts, for his residency. He then completed a one-year fellowship in pediatric anesthesia at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, joined the faculty at the University of Oklahoma as an assistant professor, and later joined the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston as an associate professor and consultant pediatric cardiac anesthesiologist. Dr. Rafique has been married to his wife Chanda Babur for almost 16 years and they have three children aged 10, 8, and 7.
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.