At the recent American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Annual Meeting in Chicago, two Past Presidents of the Michigan State Medical Society (MSMS) ascended into new leadership roles in the ASA.
James D. Grant, MD, MBA, Oakland County, was named President-elect and will become ASA's President in October 2017. He will be the first ASA President from Michigan in more than 36 years.
Kenneth Elmassian, DO, Ingham County, was elected Assistant Secretary of the ASA. Prior to his elevation, he served in multiple ASA capacities.
In addition, multiple MSMS physician-member anesthesiologists were named to key ASA committees and their skills and talents were well recognized and they will do well in their new positions. In particular, John L. Pappas, MD, Oakland County, assumed the role of Secretary-Treasurer of the ASA Political Action Committee and Michael Lewis, MD, Wayne County, will continue as the Section Chair on Subspecialties.
MSMS offers its congratulations to Doctors Grant, Elmassian, Pappas, and Lewis. This is the first time that two Michigan anesthesiologists are on the ASA Administrative Council which is a testament to the leadership and engagement of Michigan's physicians.