Central Line episode 49: Inside the Monitor – The Future
In this special episode, Dr. Adam Striker explores the future of the specialty in three back-to-back interviews with anesthesiologists who contributed to the ASA Monitor’s special supplemental issue that is firmly focused on the future. Dr. Warren Sandberg shares his thoughts on what anesthesiology might look like in the year 2030. Dr. Gordon Morewood discusses factors that will shape our economic picture in coming decades. And Dr. Paloma Toledo explores the issue of health care equity. Recorded August 2021.
Warren S. Sandberg, MD, is chair of the Department of Anesthesiology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and professor of anesthesiology, surgery, and biomedical informatics. He also serves as chief of staff for the Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital. Dr. Sandberg has led the Department of Anesthesiology at Vanderbilt since 2010 and added chief of staff responsibilities in 2018. At Vanderbilt, Dr. Sandberg divides his time between clinical practice, research, and administration, including factors affecting physician-patient communication, patient care technology, perioperative systems design, and OR workflow management.
Dr. Sandberg received his PhD in biochemistry and molecular biology from the University of Chicago, and his MD from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He served his internship at the University of Chicago Hospitals and completed his residency and fellowship in the Department of Anesthesia/Critical Care at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Gordon Morewood, MD, FASA
Gordon Morewood, MD, is a diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology, a fellow of the National Board of Echocardiography, and a Fellow of the American Society of Anesthesiologists. He currently serves as professor of clinical anesthesiology and Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. He is an oral board examiner for the American Board of Anesthesiology, a member of the Board of Directors and president-elect for the Pennsylvania Society of Anesthesiologists, and a delegate to the American Society of Anesthesiologists House of Delegates.
Dr. Morewood is a past Chair of the Committee on Economics and Governmental Affairs for the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists, and is a member of the Committee on Economics for the American Society of Anesthesiologists. He received his MD from the School of Medicine at Queen’s University in his native country of Canada, and his MBA from Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He completed an anesthesiology residency at the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, and a fellowship in cardiothoracic anesthesiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
Paloma Toledo, MD, MPH
Paloma Toledo, MD, MPH, is an obstetric anesthesiologist at Northwestern University in Chicago. Her research has focused on improving the quality and safety of care for women delivering infants in the United States and reducing peripartum racial/ethnic disparities. Dr. Toledo’s research has been funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities. She is the past chair of the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) Board of Directors and served as the ASA liaison to The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Council on Patient Safety in Women's Healthcare.
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.