MELVILLE, NY--(Marketwired - January 22, 2014) - North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA) anesthesiologist Michael Simon, M.D., concluded his year-long term as the president of the New York State Society of Anesthesiologists (NYSSA) in December 2013. During his presidency, Dr. Simon oversaw all aspects of the society's activities and was instrumental in furthering its efforts to partner with the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA). Prior to his presidency, Dr. Simon served in various leadership capacities with the NYSSA, including chairing the resident section and serving on the Board of Directors for the past nine years. Dr. Simon will continue to serve on the Executive Committee as Immediate Past President. In that role, he will chair the "Committee on Future Models of Anesthesia Practice."
As a board-certified anesthesiologist, Dr. Simon has served in various hospital leadership roles including Chairman, Department of Anesthesiology at UPMC Hamot in Erie, Pennsylvania and MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn, Illinois. He is currently the Chief of Cardio-thoracic Anesthesiology at Vassar Brothers Medical Center located in Poughkeepsie, New York, a position in which he has held since 1998. Dr. Simon is a member of various professional societies including the American Society of Anesthesiologists and American Medical Association.
"This had been a very fruitful year," said Dr. Simon. "The NYSSA has begun to build many bridges to the future, both politically and clinically. We will remain at the forefront of organized medicine, ensuring that the patients of New York continue to receive the highest quality, most efficient, physician-led anesthesia care possible."
Comprised of approximately 4,000 anesthesiologists, the NYSSA is comprised of physicians and scientists dedicated to advancing the specialty of anesthesiology and providing the safest and highest quality patient care to the citizens of New York State. In addition, the society is responsible for hosting the second largest Anesthesia education meeting in the world, the PostGraduate Assembly (PGA), which was recently held in New York City in December 2013.
For more information on the New York State Society of Anesthesiologists, Inc. (NYSSA), visit their website at www.nyssa-pga.org.
About North American Partners in Anesthesia
Founded in 1986, North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA) is the leading single specialty anesthesia management company in the United States. NAPA is comprised of the most respected clinical staff, providing thousands of patients with superior and attentive care. The company is known for partnering with hospitals and other health care facilities across the nation to provide anesthesia services and perioperative leadership that maximize operating room performance, enhance revenue, and demonstrate consistent patient and surgeon satisfaction ratings. For more information, please visit www.NAPAanesthesia.com.
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