AAAC Candidate – Gan

Tong J. Gan, M.D.

Stony Brook Medicine/University Hospital

Dr. TJ Gan is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology at Stony Brook Medicine in Stony Brook, New York. Previously, Dr. Gan was Professor of Anesthesiology, Vice Chairman for Clinical Research and Faculty Development at Duke University. Dr. Gan is a diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology and is a fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists of England and trained in acupuncture. He holds a Master in Clinical Research and an MBA.

Dr. Gan is a founding President of the American Society for Enhanced Recovery (ASER), a Past President of The Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia (SAMBA) and International Society for Anesthetic Pharmacology (ISAP). He is the Executive Section Editor of Ambulatory Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine of Anesthesia and Analgesia. Dr. Gan serves on numerous national and international professional society committees and has been the recipient of a number of awards. He has published over 250 manuscripts in peer-­reviewed journals and numerous books and books chapters. Dr. Gan has served as an invited speaker for many national and international professional conferences and as principal investigator or co-­investigator for over 100 clinical trials, focusing on enhanced recovery, postoperative nausea and vomiting as well as pain, fluid and hemodynamic management and anesthetic pharmacology.

How I might be able to serve and contribute:

Leadership skill is a critical ingredient for being a successful Chair. It is necessary for bringing about culture change, improving quality and the value of care, residency education and faculty development. If elected, I would work closely with the SAAAPM Board to increase the resources and opportunities for members to improve leadership skills by partnering with professional organizations, via webinars and virtual forums.