Welcome to the Fresh Flow podcast

Fresh Flow Podcast

The Fresh Flow podcast is a collaboration between UAB Medicine and the Association of Anesthesia Clinical Directors (AACD).

Podcast guests and discussions are aligned with the AACD’s stated mission of leveraging unique perspectives to improve perioperative operational processes. Fresh Flow takes listeners beyond the basic science and clinical application conversations to explore timely, thought-provoking topics that impact anesthesiology and perioperative medicine, both now and in the future.

About Matthew Sherrer, M.D., MBA, FASA, FAACD

Dr. Sherrer is an associate professor and director of faculty recruitment in the UAB Heersink School of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine. With clinical interests in collective intelligence and value in health care, he is a founding member and physician liaison for the Anesthesia Care Team Optimization Committee at UAB – a team making unprecedented strides in building inclusive and respectful anesthesia care teams. He is also the program director for UAB’s Perioperative Leadership Fellowship, the only one of its kind in the Southeast. A graduate of the UAB Heersink School of Medicine, Dr. Sherrer is a board member of the Association of Anesthesia Clinical Directors (AACD) and is committed to developing future physician leaders and creating fulfilling work experiences for all members of the anesthesia care team.

About Mitchell H. Tsai, M.D., MMM, FASA, FAACD

Dr. Tsai is a professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, where he has courtesy appointments in both Surgery and Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation. After completing medical school and residency at the University of Vermont Medical Center, he went on to obtain his Master of Medical Management from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. Dr. Tsai also serves as president of the AACD, and he enjoys networking with thought leaders in operating room management, exploring potential collaborations, and testing the management lessons needed in health care today more than ever. He currently serves as editor for the journal Perioperative Care and Operating Room Management.

About the AACD

The Association of Anesthesia Clinical Directors (AACD) was formed in 1988 by a group of anesthesia clinical directors who were invited to the American Society of Anesthesiologists annual meeting to discuss clinical anesthesia and OR management. At this meeting, it became obvious that members faced similar management problems and that common solutions could be found through association and dialogue.

The AACD’s purpose is to provide a forum for anesthesiologists whose primary responsibility is OR management. Given the changing health care environment, they recognize that efficiency, productivity, and cost-containment are increasingly vital in the OR. The AACD offers physicians an opportunity to share ideas with colleagues, meet anesthesiologists with extensive OR management experience, and participate in a common forum to discuss problems.

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The information in this podcast is the opinion of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official opinions of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the UAB Heersink School of Medicine, the UAB Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, or the Association of Anesthesia Clinical Directors. References to any specific product or practice do not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by the entities named above.

For health care practitioners
This podcast is provided for medical education purposes only. The authors have made every effort to provide the most up-to-date, evidence-based medical information, but the information provided should not be considered the absolute standard of care and may not reflect individual practices in other geographic locations. Furthermore, episodes should not be used for legal purposes or as a basis for expert witness testimony. No guarantee is made regarding the accuracy of any statements or opinions presented on the podcast.

For the public
This podcast is not meant to be a substitute for medical advice or for a professional diagnosis or treatment plan. Your physician or another qualified health care provider should be consulted about any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking it based on information from this podcast. Relying on information provided in this podcast is done at your own risk. In the event of a medical emergency, please contact your physician or call 911 immediately.
At times, this podcast may cover sensitive medical topics. You are advised to refrain from listening if you are likely to be triggered, offended, or adversely impacted by any of these topics. The University of Alabama at Birmingham, the UAB Heersink School of Medicine, the UAB Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, the Association of Anesthesia Clinical Directors, and the podcast’s authors and guests are not responsible for content that causes offense, distress, or any other reaction. Content provided by our authors and guests are their own opinions and are not meant to malign any group, individual, entity, or organization.

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