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American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Presidents

Mary Dale Peterson, M.D., FASA

2020

Mary Dale Peterson, M.D., FASA

Professional Appointments: Staff Emeritus Anesthesiologist, Driscoll Children’s Hospital, Corpus Christi, Texas; Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Driscoll Children’s Health System.

ASA Involvements: President (2019-2020); President-Elect (2018-2019); First Vice President (2017-18); Treasurer (2015-17); Assistant Treasurer (2010-15); Director (2003-10), Alternate Director (2002-03) and Delegate (1996-2002) for Texas; Board of Directors (2003-present); Vice Chair, Western Caucus (2006-10); Chair, Ad Hoc Committee on Related Organizations Centralized Fundraising Business Plan (2015-16); Chair, Committee on Physician Resources (2008-09), Reference Committee on Professional Affairs (2009) and Reference Committee on Legislative Affairs (2002); Member, Strategic Planning Workgroup (2010), Ad Hoc Committee on Society Management Contracting (2010), Committee on Membership (2007-present), Committee on Governmental Affairs (2003-05, 2006-09).

Affiliations: President (1999-2000), President-Elect (1998-99), Secretary (1996-98), Executive Committee (1996-present), Texas Society of Anesthesiologists; Council of Socioeconomics (2007-13), Border Health Coalition (2007-present), Ad Hoc Medicaid Committee (2001-present), Committee on Membership (2004-07), Committee on Physician Distribution (2015-present), Texas Medical Association; Obesity Task Force (2003-08), Community Health Services (2002-03), Texas Pediatric Society.

Education and Honors: M.D., University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston; Anesthesiology Residency and Chief Resident, UTMB; M.S., Health Care Administration, Trinity University, San Antonio. Certificate of Recertification (2009) and Critical Care Medicine (1991), American Board of Anesthesiology; PALS Instructor, Affiliate Faculty, American Heart Association (1992-2013); inducted by Texas Society of Anesthesiologists into the Betty P. Stephenson Circle of Friends, Distinguished Service Award, Texas Pediatric Society (2015), Distinguished Service Award, Texas Society of Anesthesiologists (2019).
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