Ronald J. Redden

Ronald J. Reddin Symposium
Keynote Speaker

Fred E. Shapiro, D.O., FASA

Dr. Shapiro is an Associate Professor of Anesthesia, Harvard Medical School, Director, Faculty Development and Promotion, Research and medical student education at Massachusetts Eye and Ear (MEE) Boston, MA. He has extensive research publication experience and a reputation nationally and internationally in the field of patient safety in anesthesia and surgery performed outside the operating room. He created the first Harvard Medical School Office- based anesthesia CME Course, “The Manual of Office Based Anesthesia Procedures”, presented to the Academy at Harvard Medical School, which led to inception of an OBA curriculum, and incorporated into the Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia (SAMBA) national program He wrote the seminal ASA CME article on Office Based Anesthesia: Safety and Outcomes. He participated in The MA Board of Medicine task force to define qualifications for practitioners supervising office-based procedures and surgery, recently revised the Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) Office Based Surgery Guidelines and act as a resource to ASA governance regarding similar statewide national legislative changes. He is a member of the Academy of University Anesthesiologists, the SAMBA Board of Directors, Chair SAMBA OBA Committee and member of the APSF Patient Safety Advisory Committee on Non-Operating Room Anesthesia. In March 2023, he was awarded the Community Clinician of the Year from the Suffolk District (Mass Medical Society) based upon his lifetime clinical and academic leadership in healthcare innovation, mentorship, and education of the next generation.

(This speaker has disclosed the following: Consultant for Fresenius-Kabi USA, and GE Healthcare. Disclosure Mitigation: All reported relevant financial interest(s) have been mitigated by the Chair of the organizing committee as of 7/11/2023.)

Additional Speakers

Meghan Valach, MD

Dr. Valach is the Chief Medical Officer of Mobile Anesthesiologists in Chicago, IL. She completed a residency in the department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at The Johns Hopkins University in 2007. Dr. Valach then joined the faculty at Northwestern Memorial Hospital where she coordinated the OR schedule and was the first anesthesia medical director of the Preoperative Assessment Clinic. For the last 10 years, Dr. Valach has done all ambulatory anesthesia, mostly in the office-based setting with Mobile Anesthesiologists where she has served as the Medical Director and is now Chief Medical Officer of the practice. As the Chief Medical Officer for Mobile Anesthesiologists, it is her mission to improve patient access to safe, cost-effective anesthesia care outside the hospital for a wide variety of surgeries and procedures. Dr. Valach currently serves as the Vice-Chair for the Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia Office-Based Anesthesia Committee and the Vice-Chair for the American Society of Anesthesiologists Committee on Ambulatory Surgical Care.

(This speaker has disclosed the following: Owner of Mobile Anesthesiologist-Medical Practice. Disclosure Mitigation: All reported relevant financial interest(s) have been mitigated by the Chair of the organizing committee as of 7/13/2023.)

Penelope Duke,MD

Dr. Duke is a board-certified anesthesiologist who practices in Houston, Texas. She created an office-based anesthesiology practice focused on the care of medically compromised adults and special needs children and has safely cared for over 10,000 patients in the office-based setting. Dr. Duke is the chairperson of the Office Based Anesthesiology Committee for the Texas Society of Anesthesiologists, serves on the Office Based Anesthesiology Committee for The Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia and is an expert for the Texas Medical Board.

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Ken Hargreaves, DDS, PhD

Dr. Hargreaves received his DDS from Georgetown University, his PhD in physiology from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD, and his certificate in Endodontics from the University of Minnesota. Ken spent 5 years at the Pain Clinic of the NIDCR and 7 years as an associate professor of Endodontics and Pharmacology at the University of Minnesota. He joined the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 1997, as professor and Chair of the Department of Endodontics and is cross-appointed as professor in the Departments of Pharmacology, Physiology and Surgery in the Medical School. He maintains a private practice limited to endodontics and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontists. Ken has received two IADR Distinguished Scientist Awards, the AAE President’s Award and the ADA Gold Medal For Research. He has published more than 200 articles and, with Harold Goodis and Frank Tay, co-edited the 2nd edition Seltzer and Bender’s Dental Pulp, and, with Lou Berman, co-edited the 12th edition of Cohen’s Pathways of the Pulp. Ken also serves as editor of the Journal of Endodontics.

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Mark Saxen DDS, PhD

Dr. Saxen received his undergraduate education at the University of Notre Dame and his DDS at Case Western Reserve University. After practicing general dentistry for a decade, he entered the Dentist Scientist Program at the Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University where he earned a PhD in Pharmacology while completing a residency in Anesthesiology in 1993. Since then, he has maintained an active dental anesthesia practice in the greater Indianapolis area as the founder and President of Indiana Office-Based Anesthesia. Dr. Saxen has served in a variety of teaching and research appointments while serving on the faculty of the Indiana University Schools of Dentistry and Medicine and has authored several publications, primarily in the areas of clinical anesthesia, pharmacology, and patient safety. He is a past President of the American Society of Dental Anesthesiologists and continues to be active member in of the Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia and the American Society of Anesthesiologists.

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Bryant W. Cornelius, DDS, MBA, MPH

Dr. Cornelius received his DDS degree from Northwestern University, his MBA degree from the University of Utah, and his MPH degree from The University of Pittsburgh. After practicing general dentistry for 15 years, Dr. Cornelius completed a three-year residency in anesthesiology at the University of Pittsburgh. He is a Fellow of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology and a Diplomat of both the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology and the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology. Dr. Cornelius is the Medical Officer and head anesthesiologist for The Cleveland Children’s Surgery Center and is currently serving as the President-Elect of the American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists.

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Matthew Cooke, DDS, MD, MPH

Dr. Cooke joined the Departments of Dental Anesthesiology and Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Dental Medicine in April of 2011. He received his dental and medical degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University’s Medical College of Virginia. Dr. Cooke completed residencies in pediatric dentistry, and anesthesiology. He, also, completed a master’s in public health.

Dr. Cooke is actively involved in advancing the profession. In addition to patient care and scholarly research, Dr. Cooke oversees the local anesthesia curriculum at the School of Dental Medicine; He serves as the Director of the Healthy Athletes Special Smiles Program for Special Olympics of Virginia and Pennsylvania. He is also an educational consultant, oral clinical examiner and part leader for the qualifying exam of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Cooke’s overall goal is to improve access to care and to be an advocate for sedation and anesthesia in pediatric dentistry.

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Cara J. Riley, DMD, MS

Dr. Cara Riley is an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology at Children’s Hospital Colorado and the University of Colorado School of Medicine, where she has worked for over ten years. She completed her undergraduate training at Georgetown University and worked for Under Armour for three years prior to attending Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Following dental school, Dr. Riley completed her dental anesthesiology residency at The Ohio State University, where she also received her master’s degree. She is a Diplomate and Past President of the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology and is a consultant to the Colorado State Board of Dentistry regarding sedation and anesthesia.

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Paul Potnuru, MD

Dr. Potnuru is an assistant professor in the Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Medicine at the McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston. After graduating from medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas, he completed his residency in anesthesiology at the University of Miami, where he served as chief resident. Dr. Potnuru currently serves as the Director of Airway Education in his department, leading resident and faculty education in advanced airway management techniques. He has also authored several publications and book chapters on this topic.

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Sabina Khan, MD

Dr. Khan completed her Anesthesiology Residency at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas in 2014, followed by Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship at UT Houston/ McGovern Medical School in 2015. After serving as a faculty member at UT until 2019, she worked for two years at the only Children's Hospital in the UAE before returning to UT as an Assistant Professor in 2021.

Currently, Dr. Khan is the assistant program director of the Pediatric Anesthesia Fellowship Program and is an active member of the Anesthesiology Perioperative Excellence Grand Rounds planning committee. She also serves on the Diversion and Inclusion Committee and is involved in the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia (SPA) and the Texas Society of Anesthesiologists (TSA). Dr. Khan is passionate about promoting an inclusive and safe environment where everyone is treated fairly and has equal access to opportunities.

Apart from her clinical interests in fellow education, workshops, patient safety and quality improvement projects, Dr. Khan is also involved in collaboration between institutions for various educational projects and community outreach initiatives aimed at teaching high school students about healthcare opportunities. She also supports the onboarding process for new faculty members.

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