Current Opinion in Anesthesiology was launched in 1988. It is one of a successful series of review journals whose unique format is designed to provide a systematic and critical assessment of the literature as presented in the many primary journals. The field of anesthesiology is divided into 15 sections that are reviewed once a year. Each section is assigned a Section Editor, a leading authority in the area, who identifies the most important topics at that time. Here we are pleased to introduce the Section Editors for this issue.
Susan Dabu-Bondoc, MD, is Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA. Dr Dabu-Bondoc graduated from the University of the Philippines and the Far Eastern University in Manila, Philippines. She commenced her postgraduate medical career in the United States at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and completed residency in anesthesiology at Yale University School of Medicine, USA. She has been a faculty in the Department of Anesthesiology, Yale School of Medicine since then, as well as a practicing anesthesiologist at Yale New Haven Hospital, CT. Her medical career has centered on ambulatory anesthesia, general OR anesthesia and non-OR anestheshia. She was Director of the post-anesthesia care unit (PACU) in the ambulatory division at Yale New Haven Hospital and Director of Yale anesthesia residents non-OR anesthesia (NORA) clinical rotation and training.
Dr Bondoc's research interests include ambulatory anesthesia, postoperative recovery and outcomes. She has presented numerous abstracts, presented several talks and published research journal articles, book chapters, and reviews on topics related to ambulatory anesthesia, perioperative outcomes, and postoperative recovery. She has been an active member of the Society for Education in Anesthesia (SEA) and American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA). She has served committees in research on anesthesia education and faculty development at the SEA.
Dr Yandong Jiang received his MD from Qingdao Medical College, China in 1983, and trained at Hebrew University Hadassah Medical Center, Israel as a visiting scholar in 1990–1992. He obtained his PhD in Medical Biochemistry at the Ohio State University, USA in 1996, and then completed his post-doctoral training at Harvard Medical School, USA in 1997–1998. He went on to complete his anesthesia residency training at Harvard Medical School/Brigham and Women's Hospital in 1999–2002. His first appointment was at Massachusetts General Hospital/ Harvard Medical School as faculty, and he was promoted to an Associate Professor in 2014. Currently he is a full Professor at Vanderbilt University Department of Anesthesia. He is a founding member of the Society of Anesthesia and Sleep Medicine and the Society of International Airway Management. His research interests include respiratory physiology, airway management and mechanical ventilation. He is a prospective Editor for Anesthesiology starting January 2018.
Merrick E. Miles
Dr Merrick E. Miles completed her undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering at North Carolina State University, USA and went on to work for two years as an engineer before continuing her education. She received her medical degree at Wake Forest University, USA in 2010, and went on to complete her residency in anesthesia at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She continued her training at Vanderbilt University in a fellowship for critical care, which she completed in 2015. She is now an Assistant Professor at Vanderbilt University Department of Anesthesia. Her interests include device development and physiologic monitoring.