Anaesthesia Associates of Massachusetts Physicians Selected to Edit, Coauthor World-renowned Anesthesia Textbook

May 26, 2017 –Boston, MA – Anaesthesia Associates of Massachusetts (AAM) today announced that several of its physicians were invited to serve as contributing authors to the prestigious and recently published 8th Edition of Clinical Anesthesia, one of the most authoritative textbooks in anesthesia. It is considered a distinction and an acknowledgment of scholarship to be invited as an author.

Edited by Paul G. Barash and others, Clinical Anesthesia has been a trusted clinical reference for anesthesiologists worldwide since 1989. AAM’s contributions to this year’s edition also included producing all multimedia components for the textbook, an effort led by AAM physician Dr. Rafael Ortega, professor and Vice-chairman of Academic Affairs in the Department of Anesthesiology at Boston University School of Medicine. In addition to serving as an editor for the textbook, Dr. Ortega directed the production of over 175 narrated interactive clinical vignettes and 200 demonstrative videos explaining specific procedures, equipment, and abstract concepts.

“AAM is proud that several of our physicians were selected to contribute to this year’s edition of Clinical Anesthesia,” said AAM President and Chief Executive Officer Ross Musumeci. “Their innovative and groundbreaking contributions underscore the unique and superior quality of care we provide every day to the patients we serve. We congratulate them on this tremendous achievement.”

AAM physicians who authored chapters for the 8th Edition include Dr. Mark Norris, Director of Obstetric Anesthesia at Boston Medical Center and Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology at Boston University School of Medicine; Dr. Christopher Conley, Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at Boston University School of Medicine; Dr. Sharma Joseph, Instructor of Anesthesiology at Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center, and Dr. Gerardo Rodriguez, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at Boston University School of Medicine and Director of the East Newton Surgical Intensive Care Unit at Boston Medical Center.

In addition to recognizing the AAM physicians who collaborated in this noteworthy effort, AAM also acknowledges Boston Medical Center (BMC). All multimedia components of the textbook were produced in BMC’s state-of-the-art Media Lab, in collaboration with its faculty, residents, and medical students.

Over the last 15 years, the Media Lab has produced numerous groundbreaking and award-winning works, including digital educational materials, scientific exhibits, interactive programs, and multilingual web-based tutorials. The Media Lab has published the largest collection for the New England Journal of Medicine’s Videos in Clinical Medicine, and has received a Letter of Commendation from the World Health Organization for its participation in the Global Pulse Oximetry Project.

About Anaesthesia Associates of Massachusetts

Anaesthesia Associates of Massachusetts (AAM) is a team-oriented academic and private practice comprised of leading physicians and nurse anesthetists who are deeply committed to providing high quality health care. AAM physicians manage the practice, creating a collaborative work environment based on transparency, equality and patient safety.

Our founder, Ellison Pierce, was also a founder of the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation and led the organization in establishing a reputation for high quality service that has endured. AAM has a 40-year history of distinguished service in the Greater Boston community characterized by an unparalleled focus on patient safety, efficiency and teamwork.

With more than 14 diverse provider partner facilities – ranging from community hospitals and surgery centers to teaching hospitals – our physicians and nurse anesthetists are highly skilled across multiple subspecialties, including Critical Care, Pediatrics, Cardiac, Obstetrics, Pain, Regional and Ambulatory.