The Ohio Society of Anesthesiologists is a statewide organization representing over 1,400 anesthesiologists and allied health providers. OSA promotes improved communication among its members and the advancement of anesthesiology within the medical profession. The OSA is a state affiliate of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA). OSA publishes a newsletter, which includes timely information about legislation and regulation.
The OSA Annual Meeting is held in the fall in major Ohio cities. Throughout our site you will find the latest news and information surrounding the role of anesthesiologists in the state of Ohio. We hope to foster communication among our members and various state and local agencies, and emphasize the importance of anesthesiologists in today’s complex medical environment.
Welcome to the Ohio Society of Anesthesiologists!
You will find considerable information on this website about what’s happening in our specialty at the state and the national levels. OSA partners with the American Society of Anesthesiologists to advocate principally for our patients but also to advance our specialty and the care we provide for our patients.
In September we celebrated the OSA 75th anniversary! This commemorated many years of advocating for Ohio’s surgical patients and their caring anesthesiologists. We have been very successful for the past 75 years, and we have what it takes to keep it that way.
However, we face many challenges as the Affordable Care Act is implemented, non-anesthesiologist caregivers vie for advanced privileges, and hospitals and payers look for ways to revise how anesthesiologists are compensated for their services. Additionally, ongoing drug shortages, unfair rural anesthesiologist access rules, and difficulties for patients with truth and transparency regarding the qualifications of different care providers within our care centers require OSA and ASA to tirelessly work for our specialty and advocate for our patients.
We do need you! If you are not already a member, please join the OSA and ASA. Donate to our respective PACs. Feel free to contact me or anyone on the board or your district director. This is your opportunity to get involved!Together, we can help the OSA to stay strong, we can further help it grow, and blossom.
I would love to hear from you and meet many of you over the next year. I encourage you to join me at the next annual meeting in Columbus, Ohio September 25th-27th 2015.
Thank you and I look forward to working with you serving our OSA
Basem Abdelmalak, M.D.
- The OSA Mission
Anesthesiologists are a Patient’s Lifeline…
We Promote the Highest Standards of Patient Care and Safety
We Foster Excellence through Education
We Advocate for Our Patients
– The Ohio Society of Anesthesiologists
2007 Jerome F. O’Hara, Jr., M.D. Cleveland
2008 Alan P. Marco, M.D. Toledo
2009 Armin Schubert, M.D., M.B.A. Cleveland
2010 John P. Lawrence, M.D. Cincinnati
2011 Robert H. Small, M.D. Columbus
2012 Alan Weiss, M.D. Girard
2013 Lance Talmage, Jr., M.D. Akron
2014 Paul Colavincenzo, M.D. Akron
2015 Basem Abdelmalak, M.D. Cleveland
2016 Paul Wojciechowski, MD Cincinnati
1997 Thomas B. Bralliar, M.D. Cleveland
1998 Philip E. Vanik, M.D. Columbus
1999 Henry Johnston, M.D. Cincinnati
2000 Patricia Davidson, M.D. Columbus
2001 Todd Cooperider, M.D. Sylvania
2002 Brenda Lewis, D.O. Cleveland
2003 Ronald L. Harter, M.D. Columbus
2004 John M. Collins, M.D. Cincinnati
2005 Gifford V. Eckhout, M.D., M.B.A. Cleveland
2006 Randall Ralston, M.D. Dayton
1987 Joseph G. Barkey, M.D. Findlay
1988 George H. Seher, D.O. Columbus
1989 John T. Martin, M.D. Toledo
1990 A. Keith Callender, M.D. Dayton
1991 Khaled Chaouki, M.D. Cleveland
1992 Phillip O. Bridenbaugh, M.D. Cincinnati
1993 Thomas J. Lavin, M.D. Cleveland
1994 Richard Stilz, M.D. Cincinnati
1995 Thomas F. Kravec, M.D. Columbus
1996 William B. Brideweser, M.D. Akron
Board of Directors
President: Dan Grum, MD
President-Elect: Beth Minzter, MD
Vice-President: John Rogoski, DO
Secretary-Treasurer: Michael Hawryschuck, MD
Assistant Secretary-Treasurer: Erica Stein, MD
Immediate Past President: Paul Wojciechowski, MD
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