AUA Council

Dolores B. Njoku, MD

President – Term Expires 2026

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.

George Mashour, MD, PhD

Immediate Past President – Term Expires 2026

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 Medical School, where he currently serves as the Senior Associate Dean for Faculty & Faculty Development. Mashour founded the Center for Consciousness Science at the University of Michigan in 2014 and in 2022 founded the Michigan Psychedelic Center, which he currently directs.

Zhongcong Xie, MD, PhD, FASA

President-Elect – Term Expires 2026

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.

Miriam Treggiari, MD, PhD, MPH

Secretary – Term Expires 2026

Duke University
Durham, NC

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.

Maria Bustillo, MD, FASA

Councilor-at-Large – Term Expires 2027

Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, NY

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.