Central Line episode 119: Inside the Monitor - Challenges Abound for Indigenous Peoples of North America
Dr. Elizabeth Drum, guest editor of the February ASA Monitor, joins guest host, Dr. Keya Locke, for a discussion of the challenges facing Indigenous People of North America and the anesthesiologists who work with this patient population. Learn about some of the health care issues prevalent in tribal nations, the work being done to address this critical global health challenge, the Indian Health Service (IHS), and more. Recorded January 2024.
Elizabeth Drum, MD, FAAP, FCPP, FASA, is an associate professor of clinical anesthesiology and critical care medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She also serves as the associate division chief for clinical operations in the general anesthesia division, the department’s medical director of global health initiatives, and the medical director of radiology anesthesia sedation services at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Prior to joining the faculty at Penn and CHOP, she was a professor of anesthesiology and pediatrics at Temple University School of Medicine where she still holds an adjunct clinical appointment.
Dr. Drum has sub-specialty certification in pediatric anesthesiology, is credentialed by the National Disaster Medical System of the Department of Health and Human Services, and served as a major in the US Army Medical Corp. She has extensive experience in improving the safety and capacity of anesthesia care around the world and in building educational systems and collaborating with local providers to create infrastructure that supports educational initiatives. She is chair of the American Society of Anesthesiologists committee on global health, a member of the Council of the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists, and a member of the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia Committee on Global Health.
Keya Locke, MD, MBA
Keya Locke, MD, MBA, serves as the medical director of perioperative services at UF-North in Jacksonville Florida. Dr. Locke has been an assistant professor at UF Jacksonville since 2017. She completed medical school at UF Gainesville, residency at UF Jacksonville, and graduated from UF Warrington School of Business with an MBA in 2020. Her current interests include practice management and organizational behavior. She hopes to bring a better understanding of how organizations “breathe” and begin to apply strategies of successful organizations to medical ones. Dr. Locke is a member of the ASA practice management and women in anesthesia committees.