BobbieJean Sweitzer

Dr. BobbieJean Sweitzer is dual boarded in anesthesiology and internal medicine. She is a Professor of Anesthesiology and Director of Perioperative Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois.

Dr. Sweitzer is the Vice-President of the Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia, on the board of directors and a co-director of the annual meeting, She is an author and the editor of Preoperative Assessment and Management (3rd edition in publication). Dr. Sweitzer has authored over 40 peer-reviewed manuscripts and lectures nationally and internationally on ambulatory anesthesia and perioperative medicine topics. Dr. Sweitzer is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, a founding member of the Governing Board and past President of the Society of Perioperative Assessment and Quality Improvement, and an elected member of the Association of University Anesthesiologists. She is on the editorial board of Anesthesiology and host of a monthly podcast for the journal, on the editorial board of Anesthesia and Analgesia and Executive Editor of A&A Practice.

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Basem B. Abdelmalak, MD, FASA

Basem B. Abdelmalak, MD, FASA 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 served the Ohio Society of Anesthesiologists as its president in 2015 and currently serves the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) as the Vice-chair of the educational track subcommittee on Ambulatory Anesthesia, the Society for Head and Neck Anesthesia (SHANA), as a founding member, and its president

At the Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia (SAMBA) he served in many roles and capacities; as a member of the committees on the Annual meeting, NORA, and Finance, and chair of the Development committee for the past 7 years leading SAMBA’s relationships with corporate sponsors, and pharmaceutical and industrial supporters. He then served on the Board of Directors, as a director, Vice President, President –elect, and now as its President.

He is also a part of the Anesthesiology Outcomes Research Department. His research interest is focused on the study of perioperative glycemic management, and he has been the primary investigator of many research projects investigating this and other topics.

He has received numerous honors and awards, including being named one of America’s Top Anesthesiologists according to the Consumers’ Research Council of America and Safety Champion by the Cleveland Clinic Quality Institute. A frequently invited lecturer at national and international conferences, Dr. Abdelmalak authored many 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.  He continues to be heavily involved with the education and training of medical students and residents and recently received the Scholarship in Teaching Award from Case Western Reserve University.

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