SAB Welcomes New Members

The Scientific Advisory Board requested applications earlier this year for new members to fill four open positions. We were honored to receive a large number of outstanding applications in response. The SAB is proud to welcome the following new members, who started their three-year terms this summer:

Michael Andreae, MD, is Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and holds the Donald E. Martin Professorship in Anesthesia and Pain Medicine at Penn State College of Medicine. He is an anesthesiologist and data scientist interested in health service science, in particular how to leverage clinical data registries to address healthcare disparities and measure individual provider performance and how to synthesize the evidence on long-term pain outcomes.

Meghan Lane-Fall, MD, MSHP, is Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care and Co-Director of the Center for Perioperative Outcomes Research and Transformation at the University of Pennsylvania. She is an implementation scientist whose work focuses on perioperative handoffs and other strategies to improve the quality and safety of acute care.

Christine Sang, MD, MPH is Associate Professor of Anesthesiology at Harvard Medical School and the founding director of the Translational Pain Research Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Her program systematically evaluates novel potential analgesics in Phases Ia (First-in-Man) through IIa clinical trials to target selective mechanisms of pain by optimizing efficient designs, endpoints (including biomarkers), and execution.

Niccolò Terrando, BSc (hons), DIC, PhD, is Associate Professor in Anesthesiology at Duke University, North Carolina. His laboratory studies the pathogenesis of perioperative neurocognitive disorders, with emphasis on the mechanisms whereby surgery affects brain function and how regulation of neuro-immune processes can be targeted to develop safer mitigation strategies to prevent these common postoperative complications.

A very warm welcome to our new SAB members, and a heartfelt thank you to the many highly accomplished AUA members who submitted their CVs, but were not selected this year. I encourage everyone to please reapply next year.


Ines Koerner, MD, PhD
Chair, Scientific Advisory Board
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, Oregon