Committee Membership

Society Liaisons: Report to Chair of Partnerships

MontanaDr. Mike Montana is a pediatric anesthesiologist at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. His interest in academic anesthesiology stems directly from his MD/PhD training at Washington University and the knowledge that anesthesiology is a wonderful specialty where one can function as a true clinician-scientist. His research interests include characterizing the receptors involved in narcotic sensitization of pediatric obstructive sleep apnea patients and furthering the understanding of any potential negative impacts of commonly used anesthetics. He enjoys spending his spare time with his family, running, and St. Louis Cardinals baseball!


IARS: Dr. Aaron Norris

AUA: If you are interested in this position, please email us at:

FAER: Dr. Miles Berger

CSA: Dr. Sinziana Avramescu

Digital Media Committee: Reports to Chair, Digital Media

Dr. Douglas Colquhoun
is a Critical Care Anesthesiologist working at the Unviersity of Michigan. He is a native of Scotland where he completed medical school at the University of Glasgow. After moving to United States, he completed his residency training in Anesthesiology at the University of Virginia and fellowship in Critical Care Medicine at the University of Michigan. He is currently a Clinical Lecturer and Research Fellow in the Department of Anesthesiology where he works with the Multicenter Perioperative Outcomes Group. His research intrests include work in preventing post operative complications, particularly respiratory complications in patients undergoing thoracic surgery.




Dr. Boris Heifets has had a lifelong interest in neuroscience and hope to apply basic neuroscience insights to the practice of anesthesiology. After receiving an undergraduate degree in neuroscience from Yale University and an M.D./Ph.D. degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, I came to Stanford for anesthesiology residency. I was fortunate to receive a FAER mentored research training grant for basic science, allowing me continue systems neuroscience research with Dr. Robert Malenka while completing a neuroanesthesia fellowship. I am currently an assistant clinical professor at Stanford.




Dr. Katarina Ruscic is an anesthesiology resident at MGH, Harvard Medical School, where she is also working on several research projects. She completed a B.Sc., phi beta kappa, and an M.D. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, where she won numerous awards, including the Soros Fellowship for New Americans and the Goldwater scholarship. She has published research abstracts and papers, given international lectures, and holds multiple patents. In her spare time, she mentors young women in science, visits family in Croatia, and enjoys art and fashion.

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