Through The Noise
February 22, 2016
Paul Pomerantz, CEO of the American Society of Anesthesiologists on Outreach and Changing Model of Care
Through the Noise #146
Paul Pomerantz // CEO // American Society of Anesthesiologists
Today on Through the Noise we are joined by Paul Pomerantz, CEO of the American Society of Anesthesiologists. Managing a large association with 53,000 members with different specialties presents a number of challenges but one problem facing the ASA is the need to educate the public about their work. A large percentage of the public isn’t aware of the responsibilities of anesthesiologists and do not realize the scope to which an anesthesiologist is involved in keeping patients alive and well during surgical procedures.
Paul Pomerantz has more than two decades of executive experience in the health care association sector. Prior to joining ASA in March 2013, Mr. Pomerantz served as the Executive Director of the Drug Information Association (DIA), an 18,000-member international nonprofit organization for the medical products industry.
Founded in 1905, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) is an educational, research and scientific society with more than 52,000 members organized to raise and maintain the standards of the medical practice of anesthesiology. ASA is committed to ensuring that physician anesthesiologists evaluate and supervise the medical care of patients before, during, and after surgery to provide the highest quality and safest care that every patient deserves.