Category: Member News

Dr. Margaret Wood: “Three Things in Life”
by Lisa Wise-Faberowski MD, MS, FAAP

Dr. Wood came from humble beginnings. She was born in Leeds, England in 1946; her father did not graduate from high school and she was the first member of her family to attend college—something she was keen to point out was true for many of her generation. Her family was incredibly supportive of her education, encouraging her to attend a competitive public high school and providing her with a loving family environment to study and succeed.

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Dr. Simon Gelman: A Person of Integrity and Honor, a Mensch
by Lisa Wise-Faberowski, MD, MS, FAAP

Dr. Simon Gelman was born in Leningrad, Russia in 1936. He and his family were of the Jewish faith and lived under the rule of Joseph Stalin until 1953. Despite dealing with the difficulties of World War II, his Jewish family faced their own difficulties in a communist country. The reality of discrimination was a common thread that entwined and shaped Gelman’s life.

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Alex Macario, M.D., M.B.A., with ASA’s Excellence in Education Award

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) recently presented Alex Macario, M.D., M.B.A., with its 2018 Excellence in Education Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to resident and graduate education in anesthesiology. The award is presented annually to an ASA member who has made significant contributions to the specialty through excellence in teaching, development of new teaching methods, or the implementation of innovative educational programs in anesthesiology.

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