AUA Mentoring Program

I still remember the day I met my Ph.D. mentor, despite the fact that it was almost 30 years ago in the summer of 1993. He was (and still is) a neurosurgeon and neurogeneticist who co-discovered the mutation causing neurofibromatosis type 2 and he also developed the first oncolytic viral therapy for brain tumors. Because of his many impressive accomplishments, I was surprised by how personable and down-to-earth he was during that first meeting. While a graduate student, I marveled at his ability to be in the operating room performing surgery on one day and in the laboratory discussing molecular biology the next. He became my blueprint for a physician-scientist… and his influence on me is incalculable.

AUA members are academic leaders who also have an incalculable influence as mentors. We hope to harness that power to advance academic anesthesiology through our new AUA Mentoring Program. I would encourage you to participate as a mentor to help support the next generation of leaders in the field, who are developing their careers during unusual and challenging times. We look forward to engaging with you as we launch this exciting new initiative.

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George A. Mashour, MD, PhD
President, AUA
Robert B. Sweet Professor & Chair,
Department of Anesthesiology
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan