American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Presidents

James E. Cottrell, M.D.



Professional Appointments:
Professor and Chair, Department of Anesthesiology, State University of New York Health
Sciences Center at Brooklyn, New York; Regional Chair, Department of Anesthesiology, Long
Island College Hospital, Brooklyn; Chief of Anesthesiology, Kings County Hospital Center,
Brooklyn; Consultant, Department of Anesthesiology, Brookdale Hospital Medical Center,
Brooklyn, New York.

ASA Involvements:
President Elect (2002); First Vice President (2001); Vice President for Scientific Affairs (1998-
2000); Chair and Vice-Chair, Section on Annual Meeting; Chair, Committees on Patient Safety
and Risk Management, Annual Meeting Scientific Papers, Neurosciences and Anesthetic Action,
and Subspecialty Representation; Member, Committees on Research, Annual Meeting Review,
Newsletter, Panels, Refresher Courses, Scientific Papers, and Planning.

President (1982-84) and District I Director, New York State Society of Anesthesiologists;
President (1989-92), President Elect, Secretary, and Treasurer, Society of Academic
Anesthesiology Chairs; President (1980-83), Vice President, and Secretary/Treasurer, Society of
Neurosurgical Anesthesia and Neurologic Supportive Care.

Education & Honors:
M.D., West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia; Residency, Mercy Hospital,
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Diplomate, American Board of Anesthesiology; Fellow, American
College of Anesthesiologists.

ASA Newsletter. 2003;67(2).
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