Lee A. Fleisher, MD - Chair of Anesthesiology & Critical Care
Dr Fleisher is the Robert D. Dripps Professor and Chair of Anesthesiology and Critical Care and Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his medical degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, from which he received the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2011. He completed his anesthesiology residency at Yale University and was on the faculty at Yale and Johns Hopkins University prior to returning to the University of Pennsylvania.
His research focuses on perioperative cardiovascular risk assessment and reduction and measurement of quality of care and has received numerous federal, industry and foundation grants related to these subjects. He is President of the Association of University Anesthesiologists. He has edited several books and monographs, including Evidence Based Practice of Anesthesiology and the 5th and 6th editions of Anesthesia and Uncommon Diseases, Perioperative Medicine: Managing to Outcomes, and associate editor of the 7th and 8th editions of Anesthesia. He was the 2009 FAER Honorary Research Lecturer and 2009 NYSSA Rovenstein Lecturer and lectures extensively on issues related to evidence-based anesthesia care and health policy.
He is the Chair of the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Guidelines on Perioperative Cardiovascular Evaluation before Non-Cardiac Surgery and a member of the Steering Committee of the Surgical Care Improvement Project of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. He was co-Chair of the Patient Outcomes Steering Committee and a member of the Consensus Standards Advisory Committee of the National Quality Forum, Chair of the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) Task Force on Faculty-led innovations and Member of the Administrative Board of the Council of Academic Specialties of the AAMC. In 2007, he was elected to membership of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.
Dimitry Baranov, MD - Program Director
Dr. Baranov became the Program Director in 2016. His medical education began in Russia at the Voronezh Medical Institute, which also included a year in the UK in Kent. He completed his residency at the Hebrew University Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem, Israel. After completion of a neuro-anesthesia fellowship at the Hospital for the University of Pennsylvania and continued on as faculty.
His clinical interests include neuroanesthesia and liver transplantation. In addition to being the Residency Program Director, he also serves as the director of the Liver Transplant Anesthesiology Program and the Anesthesia Resident Medical Simulation Program. He is deeply interested in incorporating and making medical simulation a critical component in anesthesia training, focusing on procedural skills and better preparedness for intraoperative emergencies.
Dr. Baranov is also an avid recreational rock climber and skier. He bikes or runs about 6 miles to work most days and is a fountain of knowledge regarding the best climbing and skiing opportunities in North America.
Emily Gordon, MD, MS Ed - Associate Program Director
Emily Gordon was born and raised in Tulsa, OK. She left Tulsa in 1998 to attend Emory University in Atlanta, GA. At Emory University she double majored in Chemistry and Neuroscience / Behavioral Biology, graduating in 2002. While at Emory she discovered her love for physiology and decided to pursue a career in medicine. Matriculating at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in 2002, she spent the next four years developing a love for Anesthesiology and Critical Care. After graduating from Wake Forest in 2006, she moved with her family to Philadelphia and started her Anesthesiology training at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Following completion of her residency in 2010, she pursued two additional fellowships in Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology and Critical Care medicine at HUP, finishing her graduate medical education in 2012.
While working with residents in the cardiac operating rooms and in the ICUs, Dr. Gordon became more interested in the teacher / learner relationship. In 2016, she completed her masters in Medical Education at the University of Pennsylvania. With the completion of her masters she hopes to further develop the curriculum in the anesthesiology department for both residents and fellows. Dr. Gordon also has research interests in the significance of debriefing and the use of technology in education.
Outside of the hospital, Dr. Gordon lives in the Philadelphia suburbs with her husband, also a physician, and their four children. She is an avid cyclist and reader.