Central Line Episode 57: Inside the Monitor - The New Normal
Dr. Steve Shafer, the ASA Monitor’s Editor-in-Chief, returns to speak with Dr. Adam Striker about the state of the pandemic and what to expect in 2022. The anesthetic implications of elective surgery in COVID recovered patients, the risks of coinfections, and the pandemic’s impact on anesthesiology’s workforce are considered in this thorough conversation. Recorded December 2021.
Steven L. Shafer, MD, is Editor-in-Chief of the ASA Monitor. He is Professor Emeritus of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at Stanford University, and Adjunct Associate Professor of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences at UCSF. He completed his undergraduate training at Princeton University, his medical training at Stanford University, his anesthesiology residency at the University of Pennsylvania, and his fellowship training in Clinical Pharmacology at Stanford. His research focus is the clinical pharmacology of intravenous anesthetics.
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.