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
Dimitry Baranov became the program director in 2016. His medical education started in Russia at the Voronezh Medical Institute, included a year in the UK in Kent and his residency was in Hebrew University Hadassah Medical Center, Jerusalem. He completed a fellowship in neuroanesthesia at the Hospital for the University of Pennsylvania and continued on as faculty.
His clinical interests include neuroanesthesia and liver transplantation. He is currently the director of the liver transplant anesthesiology program. Additionally, he is the director of the medical simulation program for the residents. He is interested in making medical simulation a critical component in anesthesia training, focusing on procedural skills and better preparedness for intraoperative emergencies management.
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.