Anesthesiology faculty drive the fall issue of International Anesthesiology Clinics

Dr. Maya Hastie is guest editor

October 3, 2020

What is the future of anesthesiology? Drs. Gerber, Schaff, Mulaikal, Pinyavat, Weller, and J. Hastie weigh in on the question in the fall issue of International Anesthesiology Clinics, with Dr. Maya Hastie serving as guest editor.

Going to do a bit of crowdsourcing for the Fall 2020 issue of @IntAnesClinics.I'm thinking something along the ines of "The Future of Anesthesiology." Interpret how you see fit. Topic/author suggestions...GO!

The concept for the issue was conceived on social media last summer, with a Tweet by the editor-in-chief of the journal, Dr. Stephanie Jones. Dr. Hastie’s replies started the conversation that took her from Twitter to the editor’s seat for this special issue.

In her introduction to the issue, which has been published ahead of print, Dr. Hastie says that the future is at once a prediction and a projection of expectations, a combination of “what we know” and “what we aim for,” in each of the realms of medicine: clinical, educational, research, and leadership.

The faculty consider a number of concepts in the issue: How might technology like artificial intelligence and social media affect healthcare delivery, communication, and education? What are the future potential roles of anesthesiologists beyond the OR and the laboratory? How can they be more engaged, politically, socially, and environmentally?

Anesthesiologists as leaders in the development of the soft skills curriculum in perioperative medicine: professionalism and interpersonal communication skills.

Of the thirteen chapters in this issue, six were authored by Anesthesiology faculty: Drs. Adam Gerber and Jake Schaff on preoperative optimization, Dr. Teresa Mulaikal on training the next generation of anesthesiologists, Dr. Jonathan Hastie on leadership, Drs. Teeda Pinyavat and Mulaikal on wellness, and Dr. Mark Weller on the environmental impact of anesthesiology practice.