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Dr Alan Jay Schwartz named new Editor-in-Chief of Update in Anaesthesia (UIA)

2010 11 15 10.15.31The WFSA is delighted to announce that Dr Alan Jay Schwartz has been appointed as the new Editor-in-Chief of Update in Anaesthesia (UIA). Dr Schwartz is succeeding Dr Bruce McCormick, who has been such an outstanding champion of the journal over the past ten years.

Alan Jay Schwartz, MD, MSEd is Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology and Critical Care, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He is a Senior Anesthesiologist at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, providing anaesthesia care to all types of paediatric patients. His clinical practice included adult and paediatric cardiac anaesthesia, and he has provided and taught anaesthesia patient care in Guatemala, China, Israel and Mexico. He served as President of the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists.

Dr Schwartz’s editorial accomplishments include Editor-in- Chief of the American Society of Anesthesiologists’ Self Education and Evaluation Program and Refresher Course Publication, Associate Editor of ANESTHESIOLOGYand Editor-in-Chief Anesthesia and Analgesia Case Reports. Academically, Dr Schwartz is the author of >230 reviews, editorials, letters, chapters and commentary. He is also a Diplomat of the American Board of Anesthesiology with additional subspecialty certification in Pediatric Anesthesiology.

Dr Schwartz’s awards and honours include membership in Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, the Leonard Berwick Memorial and Christian R and Mary F Lindback Awards for Distinguished Teaching and the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists Distinguished Service Award.

We would like to congratulate Dr Schwartz on his appointment and look forward to UIA advancing under his leadership.

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