SAMBA Member Benefits

Clinical Practice Guidelines

SAMBA members have access to guidelines on PONV and more. These are only available via our member portal.

Member Discounts

SAMBA members receive discounts on membership with MHAUS and IARS, and special pricing on various books. These are only available via our member portal.

Distinguished Service Award

Learn more about the SAMBA Distinguished Service Award, and view a list of past recipients.

Resident Section

Visit the Resident Section of the website to learn more about the current work of SAMBA’s Resident Section Organization.

Webinars

SAMBA offers its members exclusive access to archived editions of the SAMBA Webinar Series, SAMBA’s monthly web-based lectures on topics in ambulatory anesthesia with Q&A.

SAMBA Meetings

SAMBA members receive special registration discounts to SAMBA’s educational meetings.

Discussion Forums

Use the members-only discussion forums to share ideas, ask questions, and connect with your colleagues in the world of ambulatory anesthesia.

Member Directory

Connect with other SAMBA members using the searchable, online member directory. Available via our member portal.

Interested in becoming a member? See the value that SAMBA can bring to your professional world – Find out more about membership with the Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia and join today!

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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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