Samuel D. Yanofsky, MD, MSED

I currently serve as a Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology and Medical Education at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) and as an Attending at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) in the Department of Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine. I am a graduate of McGill University, Montréal, Québec (Baccalaureate of Science in Physiology) and St. Louis University Medical School. I completed my residency in Anesthesiology at University of Connecticut Health Center (U Conn) followed by a two-year fellowship in Pediatric Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. In 2004, I received a Master of Science in Medical Education from the USC Rossier School of Education.

I am currently the Director of Education and Faculty Development for the Department of Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine. I support educational training for Healthcare Professionals at CHLA for a wide variety of allied healthcare providers. I was awarded the 2005 Excellence in Education Award by the Department of Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine at CHLA. In 2006, I received a FAER grant and institutional grants for examining a model curriculum for teaching the ACGME general competencies of Professionalism, Interpersonal and Communication Skills, and Systems-Based Practice to fellows and residents.

At the institution/university level, I am involved on several committees tasked with improving graduate medical education within CHLA and competency-based education for medical students within USC Keck School of Medicine. I am co-instructor for mid-level career health care professionals in the Master of Academic Medicine at USC Keck School of Medicine specifically in the following two courses in the areas of leadership and organizational change.

Nationally, I have served as chair for the education meetings and research committee for SEA and served on the board of directors for one term. I have continued to provide numerous educational workshops and presentations for my anesthesia colleagues including sessions for SEA and the Society of Pediatric Anesthesiology and the ASA. I just completed a six-year term finally as the Past-President of the Pediatric Anesthesiology Program Directors Committee and am involved in the education committee for the Society for Pediatric Anesthesiology. I have made my personal mission to teach leadership/organizational change and physician well being in medicine and anesthesiology while contributing consistently to national organizations, as I believe this is how medical educators have the largest influence on our future physicians and the entire profession.

As a member of the board, I will support the SEA with the following three priorities: 1. Continue to provide educational training in my area of interests and medical education research, 2. Share our expertise with other national anesthesia societies, ACGME and the RRC, 3. Advance the mission and vision of SEA.