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Western caucus. Prior to his retirement from day-today ASA involvement, Dr. Cohen served as a section
chair and Vice-President for Professional Affairs
during a particularly turbulent period of economic
change within the ASA and medicine in general. The
California delegation is proud to call Norm Cohen,
MD, our friend and congratulates him on this welldeserved award.
ASA Past President Jerry Cohen, MD, was nominated
to receive the DSA award at the 2018 Annual Meeting.
The HOD voted in favor of this nomination and Dr.
Cohen will receive the DSA at the next ASA Annual
Meeting.

Western Caucus Candidates
Jeff Kirsch, MD, of Oregon, is running for ASA Vice
President for Scientific Affairs in 2018, as Beverly
Philip, MD, who currently serves in that position
is running for ASA First Vice President. Dr. Kirsch
spoke to the caucus regarding his candidacy. He is
the Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology and
Perioperative Medicine at Oregon Health Sciences
University (OHSU). Dr. Kirsch's qualifications
include his active participation on the ACGME
Board, and involvement at the ASA and SAAA. He
currently chairs the academic caucus at the ASA. Dr.
Kirsch received Western Caucus endorsement of his
candidacy.
Jeff Mueller, MD, of Arizona is running for Vice
President for Professional Affairs (VPPA) in 2018
when Stan Stead, MD, steps down from this position.
Dr. Mueller addressed the caucus regarding his
candidacy and reviewed his professional cv and
leadership qualifications, particularly his extensive
experience in leading the ASAPAC. Dr. Mueller
received Western Caucus endorsement of his
candidacy.

2017-2018 ASA Officers
There were no contested elections this year, although
there were several officer changes as officers moved up.
ASA officers this year are:
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President
James D. Grant, M.D., M.B.A., FASA
Bloomfield Hills, MI
President Elect
Linda J. Mason, M.D., FASA
Redlands, CA
First Vice President (formerly Treasurer)
Mary Dale Peterson, M.D., FASA
Corpus Christi, TX
Immediate Past President
Jeffrey Plagenhoef, M.D., FASA
Waco, TX
Vice President for Scientific Affairs
Beverly K. Philip, M.D., FACA, FASA
Boston, MA
Vice President for Professional Affairs
Stanley W. Stead, M.D., M.B.A., FASA
Encino, CA
Secretary
John F. Dombrowski, M.D., FASA
Washington, D.C.
Assistant Secretary
Kenneth Elmassian, D.O., FASA
East Lansing, MI
Treasurer (formerly Assistant Treasurer)
Michael Champeau, M.D., FASA
Palo Alto, CA
Assistant Treasurer (new officer, formerly
ASA Director from Missouri)
Donald Arnold, M.D., FASA
St. Louis, MO
Speaker, House of Delegates
Ronald L. Harter, M.D., FASA
Dublin, OH
Vice Speaker, House of Delegates
Patrick Giam, M.D., FASA
Houston, TX



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