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ACGME Fellowship Application

For several years now, the SOAP Board has reaffirmed the decision to pursue Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accreditation of training in Obstetric Anesthesiology. The rationale for this decision is outlined in the document “Recommendation for ACGME Accreditation of Obstetric Anesthesiology”. It is important to note that with this application we are asking the ACGME to accredit and insure uniform training standards in our specialty through the Residency Review Committee process. It does not mean that we are requesting credentialing of obstetric anesthesiologists – although as part of this process we will need to also consider the option of credentialing in about 10 years.

There are two documents that we are asking for you to review and make comment upon. The first is the "Recommendation for Accreditation of Obstetric Anesthesiology by the ACGME” the second is the “Program Requirements for Training in Obstetric Anesthesiology” that programs will need to adhere to. The case minimums in the Program Requirements where derived from a survey of obstetric anesthesiology training programs. We need your help and input to make this a success. Please EMAIL me at ASANTOS@OCHSNER.ORG with your suggestions. A special word of thanks to the members of the Task Force on ACGME Accreditation and the Education Committee for their hard work on this project.

Ad Hoc Accreditation of Obstetric Anesthesia

David Birnbach, M.D.
Bill Camann, M.D.
Brendan Carvalho, M.D.
Joy Hawkins, M.D.
Nicole Higgins, M.D.
Donald Penning, M.D.
Linda Polley, M.D.
Alan Santos, M.D. (Chair)
John Sullivan, M.D.
Lawrence Tsen, M.D.
Gary Vasdev, M.D.
Richard Wissler, M.D.
David Wlody, M.D.
Cynthia Wong, M.D.

Education Committee (Updated 2/28/14)

A=Awards I = Information P= Programs


Mark Zakowski, M.D. (Committee Chair)
Grace H. Shih, M.D. (Programs-Sub Chair)
Richard Month, M.D. (Information-Sub Chair)
May C. Pian-Smith, M.D. (Awards-Sub Chair)

Ahmed Fikry Attaallah, M.D. (A)

Alexander Butwick, M.B.B.S. (I)

Arthur L. Calimaran, M.D. (A)

Thomas Chalifoux, M.D. (I)
Trish Dalby, M.D. (A)

Cheryl A. DeSimone, M.D. (P)
Helene Finegold, M.D. (P)
Regina Y. Fragneto, M.D. (A)
Andrew Geller, M.D. (I)
Stephanie Goodman, M.D. (P)
Joanne C. Hudson, M.D. (P)
Katherine Lim, M.D. (A) 
Grant Lynde, M.D. (I) 
Ellen Lockhart, M.D. (P)

David Mann, M.D. (P)
Edward McGonigal, M.D. (A)
Robert S.F. McKay, M.D. (P)
Jill Mhyre, M.D. (I)

Heather Nixon, M.D. (A)
Lee S. Perrin, M.D. (A)
Cathleen Peterson-Layne, M.D., Ph.D. (I)

Stephen D. Pratt, M.D. (P)
Deborah Qualey, M.D. (P)

Sue Ranasignhe, M.D. (A)
Neeti Sadana, M.D. (I)
Divina J. Santos, M.D. (I)

Joy Schabel, M.D. (A)
Abha Shah, M.D. (P)
Kathleen Smith, M.D. (I)
Ashley Storey, M.D. (I)
Mohamed Tiouririne, M.D. (A)
Sonia Vaida, M.D. (I)
Manuel C. Vallejo, M.D. (A)   
Ashutosh Wali, M.D. (I)

Richard Wissler, M.D., Ph.D. (I)
David J. Wlody, M.D. (P)


Patient Safety Committee

Jill Mhyre, M.D. (Chair)
Rishi Adsumelli, M.D.
Audrey Alleyne, M.D.
Yaakov Beilin, M.D.
Michael Block, M.D.
Paula Craigo, M.D.
Michaela Farber, M.D., M.S.
Gillian Hilton, M.B.,Ch.B., FRCA
Rachel Kacmar, M.D.
Steve Lipman, M.D.
Grant Lynde, M.D.
Ed McGonigal, M.D.
Robert McKay, M.D.
Sachin Mehta, M.D.
Jean Miles, M.D.
Heather Nixon, M.D.
May Pian-Smith, M.D.
Stephen Pratt, M.D.
Grace Shih, M.D.
Ashley Storey, M.D.
Eva Szabo, M.D.
Rakesh Vadhera, M.D.
Richard Wissler, M.D.
David Wlody, M.D.
Jessica Wolin, M.D.

Resident Affairs Committee 

Nicole Higgins, M.D. (Chair)
Linda Pearson, M.D. (Resident President)
Jessica Geerling, M.D. (Resident President-Elect)
Tom Klumpner, M.D. (Resident President-Elect)
Jeanette Bauchat, M.D.
Laurie Chalifoux, M.D.
Shobana Chandrasekhar, M.D.
Ashraf Habib, M.B., B.Ch.
Jeramie Hanson, M.D. (Resident)
D. Matt Hatch, M.D.
Rachel Kacmar, M.D.
Allison Lee, M.D.
Jamie Murphy, M.D.
Krysten Myser, M.D. (Resident)
Angeline Sawicki, M.D.
Katherine Seligman, M.D. (Resident)
Joanie Spiegel, M.D.
Brandon Togioka, M.D.
Paloma Toledo, M.D., M.P.H.
Anasuya Vasudevan, M.D., M.B., B.S.