Dr. Lee Fleisher delivers powerful presentation on the changing dynamics of medical care

February 20, 2020
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Dr. Fleisher during his presentation as part of the Sidney Winchell Lecture Series.

The Sidney W. Winchell Memorial Lecture hosted its first speaker for the year, Dr. Lee A. Fleisher,  Robert D. Dripps Professor and Chair of Anesthesiology & Critical Care at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Fleisher’s presentation was titled “Quality, Safety and Value in Perioperative Care: The role of the anesthesiologist in the era of healthcare reform.” Among the highlights of his presentation, Dr. Fleisher examined the common components of safety and quality in the health care environment, how to use national policy to drive value, and the role of the anesthesiologist in the changing landscape of health care delivery.  Later, he addressed the question of how health care professionals may, as a unit, achieve a “learning health system.”

The event was well attended by members from across the department.

The Sidney W. Winchell Lecture honors Dr. Sidney W. Winchell, who trained in the Department of Anesthesiology here at Columbia University Medical Center from 1958 to 1960. After his passing in 1989, his widow, Frances Rae Winchell, established the Sidney W. Winchell Memorial endowed lecture series. The lectures feature outstanding physicians and researchers selected for excellence in the field of anesthesiology. The first lecture was held on March 11, 1993.

Join us at the next Sidney W. Winchell lecture on Thursday March 26.  Dr. James Rathmell from Brigham and Women’s Hospital at Harvard University will be our guest speaker.