AUA Council

George Mashour MD, PhD

President – Term Expires 2024

University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor, Michigan

George A. Mashour, M.D., Ph.D. is an anesthesiologist and NIH-funded neuroscientist at the University of Michigan. Mashour was the founding director of the Center for Consciousness Science at the University of Michigan, where he currently serves as the Robert B. Sweet Professor and Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology. In 2022, Mashour founded the Michigan Psychedelic Center, which he currently directs. He also founded the Center for Drug Repurposing in 2019, for which he is the executive sponsor, and serves as Co-Director of the Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research. Mashour is President of the Association of University Anesthesiologists, a Trustee of the International Anesthesia Research Society, and Past President of the Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care.

Dolores B. Njoku MD

President-Elect – Term Expires 2024

Washington University in St. Louis
St. Louis, MO

Dr. Njoku is the Wise Professor of Anesthesiology, Adjunct Professor of Pathology and Immunology Division Chief, Pediatric Anesthesiology and Vice Chair Department of Anesthesiology and the Pediatric Anesthesiologist-in-Chief at the St. Louis Hospital for Children.

Jeffrey R. Kirsch MD

Immediate Past President – Term Expires 2024

Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Dr. Kirsch is a Professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Zhongcong Xie MD, PhD, FASA

Secretary – Term Expires 2024

Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts

Dr. Xie is the Henry Knowles Beecher Professor of Anesthesia at Harvard Medical School. The Director, Geriatric Anesthesia Research Unit Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine Massachusetts General Hospital.

Lena S. Sun MD

Treasurer – Term Expires 2025

Columbia University
New York, New York

Dr. Sun is the Emanuel M. Papper Professor of Pediatric Anesthesiology, Professor of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics, Vice Chairman of Department of Anesthesiology, Chief of Division of Pediatric Anesthesia in College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Warren S. Sandberg, MD, PhD

Councilor-at-Large – Term Expires 2024

Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN

Dr. Sandberg is the Chair, Department of Anesthesiology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He is the Chief of Staff, Perioperative and Critical Care Services at Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital and the Professor of Anesthesiology, Surgery and Biomedical Informatics.

Tracey Straker, MD, MS, MPH, CBA, FASA

Councilor at Large – Term Expires 2025

Montefiore Medical Center
Bronx, NY

Dr. Straker is the Professor Anesthesiology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the Vice Chair Clinical Operations, DEI Officer and Division Director General Anesthesia at the Montefiore Medical Center.

James P. Rathmell, MD, MBA

Councilor at Large – Term Expires 2025

Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, MA

Dr. Rathmell is currently Professor of Anesthesia at Harvard Medical School and Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Health Care.

Shahzad Shaefi, MD, MPH

Communications and Website Committee Chair – Term Expires 2027

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, MA

Dr. Shaefi is the Vice Chair, Professional Affairs, Dept of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine Co-Director and ECMO Services, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He is also an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School.