2022 CRASH Faculty Committee & Speakers Committee

Committee


Picture of Vesna TodorovicVesna Jevtovic-Todorovic, MD, PhD, MBA
Professor & Chair of Anesthesiology
University of Colorado School of Medicine

Picture of Brenda BucklinBrenda Bucklin, MD
Conference Director
Professor & Associate Dean, Continuing Medical Education & Professional Development​
University of Colorado School of Medicine
benishBethany Benish, MD
Assistant Professor
Denver Health Medical Center
Co-Conference Director 
Picture of Debnath ChatterjeeDebnath Chatterjee, MD, FAAP
Associate Professor
Children's Hospital Colorado
Picture of Joy HawkinsJoy Hawkins, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology
Vice Chair of Education
Director of Obstetric Anesthesia
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Picture of Marina ShindellMarina Shindell, DO
Associate Professor
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Picture of Roland FloresRoland Flores, MD
Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Picture of Angela SelzerAngela Roberts Selzer, MD
Associate Professor, Anesthesiology
University of Colorado School of Medicine
kyle-marshallKyle Marshall, MD
Associate Professor, Anesthesiology
vitterJillian Vitter, MD
Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology
Picture of Megan AlbertzMegan Albertz, MD
Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology
Children's Hospital Colorado

Guest Speaker


 

Abdelmalak

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.