Vesna Jevtovic-Todorovic, MD, PhD, MBA
Professor & Chair of Anesthesiology
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Basem Abdelmalak, MD, FASA, SAMBA-F – Cleveland Clinic
Professor of Anesthesiology | Director, Anesthesia for Bronchoscopic Surgery | Director and QIO, Center for Sedation | Departments of General Anesthesiology and Outcomes Research
Past President, Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia | Immediate Past President, Society for Head and Neck Anesthesia
Basem B. Abdelmalak, MD, FASA, SAMBA-F is a professor of anesthesiology at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. He has served in the Department of General Anesthesiology as a Staff Anesthesiologist since 2001. Currently he leads Anesthesia Services for Bronchoscopic Surgery as a NORA service and is the Director of the Center for Sedation implementing the anesthesiology oversight for procedural sedation. He frequently performs the Therapeutic Whole Lung Lavage procedure to treat pulmonary alveolar proteinosis patients.
Dr. Abdelmalak is board-certified in Anesthesiology and fellowship trained in Critical Care medicine. His many clinical interests include anesthesia for ENT and bronchoscopic surgery, difficult airway management.
He is also a part of the Anesthesiology Outcomes Research Department. His research interest is focused on the study of perioperative glucose management, and perioperative Biomarkers, and he has been the primary investigator of many research projects investigating these topics.
He served the Ohio Society of Anesthesiologists as its president in 2015 and currently serves the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) as the Chair of the educational track subcommittee on Ambulatory Anesthesia and a member of the Board of Director, the Society for Head and Neck Anesthesia (SHANA), as a founding member, and immediate past president and the Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia (SAMBA) as past president.
He has received numerous honors and awards, including, being named one of America’s Top Anesthesiologists according to the Consumers' Research Council of America, Safety Champion by the Cleveland Clinic Quality Institute and Scholarship in Teaching Award from Case Western Reserve University. He is a fellow of the American Society of Anesthesiologist and a Fellow of the Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia. A frequently invited lecturer at national and international conferences, Dr. Abdelmalak authored numerous scientific articles and book chapters in his field, and recently co-edited two textbooks titled Anesthesia for Otolaryngologic Surgery and Clinical Airway Management; An Illustrated Case Based Approach by Cambridge University Press.
|Future CRASH Dates|
|2023: Feb 26-March 3, 2023|