Central Line Episode 77: Inside the Monitor – Advocacy: Taking Your Seat at the Table
Dr. Sam Page, guest editor of the October ASA Monitor, joins Dr. Adam Striker to discuss why advocacy is important, the many ways anesthesiologists can advocate for the specialty, the role of partnerships in addressing shared interest, and state and national efforts to advance the practice.
Sam Page, MD, FASA, is an adjunct clinical assistant professor of anesthesiology and critical care at the St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Page also serves as chair of the ASA Committee on Governmental Affairs and the alternate director to the ASA Board of Directors from Missouri. Since 2019, Dr. Page has served as St. Lous County Executive, the popularly elected head of government of the state’s largest county. As an advocate for patients and physicians his entire career, Dr. Page has used his administration to combat disparate health outcomes due to race and poverty, and to meet the challenge of living in one of the states that has most restricted physicians’ ability to ensure sexual and reproductive health. Dr. Page completed his medical training at the University of Missouri in Kansas City, his anesthesiology residency at Northwestern University, and a fellowship in pain medicine at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Page is married to a physician and has three sons.
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.