About Me

I am an Associate Professor and Section Head of Perioperative Medicine for the Department of Anesthesiology at Wake Forest School of Medicine. I am currently serving as President of the Society for Perioperative Assessment and Quality Improvement and Co-Director for the society’s annual meeting, The Perioperative Medicine Summit.  For the last ten years, I have been actively engaged in improving patient safety by promoting perioperative medical management and preoperative optimization. I also served as the medical director of the preoperative assessment clinic and anesthesia champion for Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) at Wake Forest Baptist Health.

I serve on the perioperative medical education and abstract review subcommittees, as well as the Women in Anesthesia Ad Hoc committee for the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA). I also serve on several review boards and education committees for the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), the International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS), and Wake Forest School of Medicine. I am on the editorial board for Evidence Based Perioperative Medicine (EBPOM) and am a social media ambassador for the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation.  

I have been actively involved at the national and international level, presenting for conferences, designing curricula, and educational sessions while serving as a visiting professor for several academic institutions throughout the United States. My area of expertise and focus is in perioperative medical management, preoperative optimization, and surgical prehabilitation to improve outcomes and quality of recovery.

Examples of recent presentations include the following: 
1. International Scientific Symposium of ICAA (International Chinese Society of Anesthesiology) and the Chinese Society of Anesthesiology (CSA) 
2.  The 15th Asian and Australasian Congress of Anaesthesiologists (AACA)   2018 Annual Meeting of Chinese  Society of Anesthesiology ( CSA)  at the National Conference Center,  Beijing China 
3.  Anesthesiology, The annual meeting for the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) 
4.  International Anesthesia Research Society annual meeting
5. The Perioperative Medicine Summit (annual meeting of SPAQI)