Central Line Episode 53: Women of Impact in Anesthesiology
Dr. Adam Striker interviews Dr. Allison Fernandez, host and creator of Women of Impact in Anesthesiology, a series of video interviews featuring prominent women in the specialty. Tune in for this informative discussion on how a grant from ASA’s Committee on Professional Diversity set Dr. Fernandez on her path; what she hopes listeners will learn from the series; and what she took away from interviews with luminaries from the field on topics ranging from work-life balance to gender disparities to mentoring. Recorded October 2021.
Allison Fernandez, MD, MBA created the series Women of Impact in Anesthesiology, a documentary highlighting women leaders in the field of anesthesiology. Dr Fernandez was awarded the 2020 ASA Mentoring Grant Program from the ASA Committee on Professional Diversity for this project. She is a pediatric anesthesiologist currently practicing at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. Her areas of interest are pediatric anesthesia, pediatric pain management, and Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI). She earned her medical degree from SUNY Stony Brook Renaissance School of Medicine in New York and completed her anesthesia residency at Georgetown University. Dr. Fernandez completed a pediatric anesthesia fellowship at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
Adam Striker, MD
Adam Striker, MD, 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.