Dr. Paul García Elected to SNACC Board
Congratulations to Dr. Paul García on his new role as Director-at-Large of the Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care (SNACC).
Dr. Garcia will be formally appointed to the three-year position at the Fall 2019 annual meeting of SNACC. “I am honored to be elected to the SNACC Board of Directors and look forward to working with SNACC leadership,” said Dr. García on the news of his election to the board by a national membership vote. “I am grateful for the opportunity to promote neuroanesthesiology because this subspecialty is beginning to have a large influence on the future of surgical anesthesia.”
Dr. Garcia explained that neuroanesthesia goes beyond caring only for neurosurgical patients. “Neuroanesthesiologists are often consulted for the perioperative care of patients with neurologic issues, especially diseases like stroke and Alzheimer’s disease, that are more common in our aging population,” he said.
This is an exciting time for Dr. García to join the SNACC board as it recently launched its accreditation arm, the International Council for Perioperative Neuroscience Training (ICPNT). Columbia stands to be among one of the first institutions to be accredited by ICPNT this year.
Dr. García has been a member of SNACC since 2012 and also has been involved in the SNACC committee on research and clinical workshops focused on EEG (electroencephalogram).