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SOAP Presents: The 2018 Board of Directors Candidates

SOAP 2nd Vice President

spacer Brian T. Bateman, M.D. M.S.

No group of people has been more important to my development as an obstetric anesthesiologist than the SOAP community.  I have benefited tremendously from the professional and personal relationships I have formed, and I hope to give back to SOAP by helping to lead this Society in the years ahead.

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spacer Jeanette R. Bauchat, M.D., M.S.

SOAP Member Colleagues,

I’m honored to be running for 2nd Vice President of SOAP and I am asking for your support. I’m the outgoing SOAP Secretary and I’m ready to lead this society toward a future that serves academicians and private practitioners through support of clinical and systems initiatives that are of interest to you.

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spacer Edward (Ted) Anthony Yaghmour, M.D.

I am asking for your vote in order to serve you as the next SOAP 2nd Vice President.

My qualifications to take on this important role in our society include leadership experience in SOAP and the ASA: 1) Member of the SOAP Board of Directors for the past six years, 2) Current  SOAP Bylaws Committee Chair, 3) Chair of the ASA Committee on Obstetric Anesthesia (2012-2017), 4) ASA liaison to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Committee on Obstetric Practice (2013-2018), and 5) President Illinois Society of Anesthesiologists 2012-13.

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spacer Melissa E. Bauer, D.O.

Dear SOAP Community Members,

I am writing to ask for your support for my candidacy for SOAP secretary. As your secretary, I would work to keep you informed about important issues that impact your practice and our subspecialty. I would also work to represent your voice with the Board of Directors.

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  Laurent Bollag, M.D.

Dear SOAP Members,

I am asking for your vote and support for my 2018 candidacy for the SOAP Secretary. 
Since 2008, SOAP has provided me with a superb professional network supporting my clinical and academic career as well as valuable personal relationships.
Now I am ready to give back and help SOAP navigate the challenges facing our subspecialty in the years to come.

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spacer Alex Butwick, M.B.B.S, FRCA, M.S.

Dear Colleagues,
Thank you for taking the time to consider my candidacy for SOAP Secretary. The following achievements highlight why I believe I am the right candidate for this position.

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SOAP is calling for nominations for the elected positions of 2nd Vice President and Secretary. Interested members should send a short statement and picture to for posting to the SOAP website.