SAMBA Meeting Photo Gallery

SAMBA 2019 Annual Meeting

SAMBA’s Immediate Past President Dr. Kumar Belani after signing the memorandum of understanding regarding the collaborative relationship with the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) represented by Dr. Mary Dale Peterson, ASA First Vice President.

Exhibit hall entrance at SAMBA Annual Meeting 2019.

A sponsored lunch symposium at SAMBA 34th Annual Meeting.

SAMBA Board of Directors discussing the society’s bright future at the 34th Annual Meeting.

Dr. Bobbie Jean Sweitzer opening the 34th SAMBA Annual Meeting.

Dr. Mary Dale Peterson (ASA first VP) presenting the ASA updates to the annual meeting attendees.

Engaged member and past president Dr. Walter Maurer asking the tough questions addressing current challenges in the ambulatory anesthesia world.

Engaged member and SAMBA’s Secretary Dr. Ahmad challenging the presenter with some great questions.

SAMBA past, current and coming two Presidents at the 34th Annual Meeting.

Panel discussing the accreditation and regulatory issues at free-standing ASCs and office based practices.

Panel discussing challenging real world ambulatory and NORA cases.

Dr. Valedon, the Chair of SAMBA’s nomination committee leading the elections of the new officers while Dr. Belani is leading the business meeting.

SAMBA recognizes its generous sponsor at the 2019 Annual Meeting.

SAMBA Treasurer Dr. Dawn Schell presenting and celebrating SAMBA’s strong financial standing as Dr. Belani leads the business meeting.

Election of SAMBA Officers at the business meeting 2019.

SAMBA President Dr. Abdelmalak recognizes retiree and past president (2006-2007) Dr. Maurer.

Dr. Belani recognizes and thanks outgoing SAMBA Executive Director Erin Butler.

Outgoing SAMBA President Dr. Belani hands the gavel and the presidential medal to incoming President Dr. Abdelmalak.

Incoming SAMBA President Dr. Abdelmalak recognizes the service of and thanks the outgoing SAMBA President Dr. Belani.

SAMBA President Dr. Abdelmalak recognizes retiree and past president (1995-1996) Dr. Hanallah.

Dr. Abdelmalak and Dr. Belani represented SAMBA at the ASA subspecialty kiosk during the ASA Annual Meeting October 19-23.

SAMBA President Dr. Abdelmalak recognizes retiree and past president (1997-1998) Dr. Sujith Pandit.

SAMBA President Dr. Abdelmalak recognizes retiree and past president (2004-2005) Dr. Kathryn McGoldrick.

Dr. Srinivas Pyati (SAMBA Scientific Papers Committee Chair) and Dr. Belani (SAMBA President 2018-2019) with the three winners of the 2019 SAMBA Resident Travel Awards:
Dr. Jonathan Mazer, Brigham and Women Hospital
Dr. Mark Jones, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Dr. Saeyeon Kim, Seoul National University Bundang

Dr. Srinivas Pyati (SAMBA Scientific Papers Committee Chair) and Dr. Belani (SAMBA President 2018-2019) with the three winners of the 2019 SAMBA White Mountain Awards (sponsored by 1994-1995 SAMBA past president Dr. Paul White)

1st Place: Emily Barney, MD Duke University
2nd Place: Kapil Gupta, MD, Toronto General Hospital
3rd Place: Saeyeon Kim, MD, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital

Dr. Srinivas Pyati (SAMBA Scientific Papers Committee Chair) and Dr. Belani (SAMBA President 2018-2019) with the three winners of the 2019 SAMBA Research Excellence and Innovation Awards

Dr. Lynn Bichajian
Dr. Jonathan Mazer, Brigham and Women Hospital
Dr. Mark Jones, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

SAMBA 2018 Annual Meeting

Passing the gavel and presidential medal to Dr. Belani from Dr. Valedone.

SAMBA Board of Directors 2018.

Passing the recognition plaque from Dr. Belani to Dr. Valedone.

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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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