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Anesthesiology adds new leaders, roles

Mar. 31, 2016, 12:33 PM

The Department of Anesthesiology is adding to its leadership structure.

Andrew Shaw, MBBS

Andrew Shaw, MBBS, professor of Anesthesiology, has been named to the newly created role of executive vice chair of the department. Focusing on departmental communications and hospital liaison, among other things, the new role will provide backup for and function in parallel with the department chair.

Mark Rice, M.D., professor of Anesthesiology and chief of multispecialty adult anesthesiology, has been named to the newly created role of associate vice-chair for clinical affairs. Rice will continue as chief of multispecialty adult anesthesiology.

Mark Rice, M.D.

In this new, additional role, Rice will work with all of the department’s divisions and clinical chiefs on implementation and execution of divisional and departmental decisions, particularly matters of scheduling and manpower.

The Department of Anesthesiology accommodates more than 80,000 patient encounters per year across its eight clinical divisions.

“This has been a year in which the arenas where our department acts and competes, as well as the size of the problems we are asked to address, have grown too large for the departmental leadership structure of years past,” said Warren Sandberg, M.D., Ph.D., professor and chair of the department.

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