Drs. Daniel McIsaac and Mark Neuman join Dr. Striker to discuss ASA’s Committee on Geriatric’s new Frailty Toolkit. This in-depth discussion of frailty addresses the history and diversity of assessments, why it matters that frailty is a modifiable risk factor, why the committee chose to create a toolkit, and how to find and use it. Recorded July 2021.
Dr. Dan McIsaac is an associate professor of anesthesiology and pain medicine, and epidemiology and public health at the University of Ottawa. Dr. McIsaac's research, supported by the university chair in innovative perioperative care, focuses on improving outcomes for high-risk and older surgical patients by ensuring the right patients receive the right care at the right time.
Mark Neuman, MD
Mark Neuman is Horatio C. Wood Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the University of Pennsylvania, where he also co-directs the Penn Center for Perioperative Outcomes Research and Transformation. A general anesthesiologist and health services researcher, Dr. Neuman focuses on understanding patterns of recovery for older adults undergoing surgery and anesthesia, and discovering strategies to improve these outcomes.
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.