PSA Board and Committee Meetings

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By Patrick J. Vlahos, D.O.

Board of Directors Meetings

Committee Meetings

Board of Directors Meetings

The Board of Directors for the Pennsylvania Society of Anesthesiologists (PSA) meets at least three times every year. Every member is encouraged to attend any meeting.

  1. The Board of Directors Spring Meeting rotates between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh each year.
  2. The second Board of Directors meeting occurs in different venues throughout the state.
  3. The third Board of Directors meeting is held in conjunction with the PSA Annual Membership Meeting. The annual membership meeting for the PSA takes place prior to the American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting.

Check the American Society of Anesthesiologists website for this year’s host city. This meeting is an opportunity for all Pennsylvania anesthesia physicians and residents to learn about recent PSA activities and inquiry about membership. This venue has generated much interest from physicians whose busy work schedules do not typically permit them to attend other Board of Directors meetings.

The PSA also holds annual regional meetings in the Harrisburg/Hershey, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and Erie areas. These meetings allow the Board of Directors to stay in closer contact with many busy colleagues.






Spring: April 9

Spring: March 18

Spring: March 17

Spring: March 16

Spring: March 14

Fall: Sept 10

Fall: Sept 9

Fall: Sept 22

Fall: Sept 14

Fall: Sept 12

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Committee Meetings

Times and dates of committee meetings vary. Below is a list of committees. Contact the committee chair if you’re interested in participating:

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Committees (2016-2017)

Executive Committee 

Bhaskar Deb, M.D., 


Bylaws Committee

Richard Month, M.D.,


Communications Committee

Richard P. O'Flynn, M.D.,


Continuing Education Committee

Kristen Ondecko Ligda, M.D.,


Critical Care Medicine Committee

David M. Gratch, D.O.,


Finance Committee

Tom Witkowski, M.D.,


Insurance and Legislation Committee 

Joseph W. Galassi, Jr., M.D.,


Judicial Committee 

Meg Tarpey, M.D., 


Membership and Regional Meetings Committee

Craig Muetterties, M.D.,


Nominating Committee

Shailesh D. Patel, M.D., Chairperson

Pain Management Committee

Robert Campbell, M.D., Chairperson

Philanthropy Committee

Andy Herlich, M.D.,


Physician Resources Committee

Andy Herlich, M.D.,


Professional Affairs Committee

Erin Sullivan, M.D.,


Resident Committee

Zachary Cohen, M.D., Chairperson

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