AAAC Candidate – Lisco

Steven J. Lisco, M.D.

University of Nebraska Medical Center

Steven J. Lisco, MD is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska.

Dr. Lisco is board certified in Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine. His primary areas of clinical focus are thoracic and vascular anesthesia, complex airway management, and critical care medicine. He is also an attending intensivist in the Nebraska Medicine Biocontainment Unit. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, the American College of Chest Physicians and the American College of Critical Care Medicine. He is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiology, the International Society of Anesthesia Research, the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the American Thoracic Society, the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists, and the Society of Academic Anesthesiology Associations. Dr. Lisco has been active in various leadership and committee roles as an anesthesiologist and intensivist at the national, regional and local levels and has both clinical and academic leadership responsibilities at Nebraska Medicine and UNMC respectively.

Dr. Lisco completed is undergraduate degree in Biology at Grinnell College and his medical degree from Loyola University-Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood, Illinois and a residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Following completion of training and Board Certification in Internal Medicine, Dr. Lisco completed an Anesthesiology Residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and a Critical Care Fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Following residency, he was recruited back to BWH as an Instructor in Anesthesia at Harvard Medical School and Co-medical Director of the Surgical Intensive Care Unit. After six years on faculty, Dr. Lisco was recruited to Englewood Hospital in Englewood New Jersey as the Director of Critical Care Medicine and Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Mt. Sinai Medical School. In 2004, Dr. Lisco joined the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Cincinnati as Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology, Director of the Division of Critical Care Medicine, Medical Director of the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit, and Fellowship Director of the Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine Program. Following an eight-year tenure in Cincinnati, Dr. Lisco, was recruited to his current position at the University of Nebraska Medical Center where has served as Professor and Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology since 2012.

Since his arrival at UNMC, Dr. Lisco has led his department through a period of rapid and sustained growth in all facets of its mission. Clinical FTEs, revenue and cases have doubled, 4 fellowships programs and 12 residency positions added, and both clinical and basic research productivity has expanded dramatically.

I believe that the experiences I have collected over greater than 20 years of practice capped by the past 5 years as chair would add value to SAAAPM leadership and especially to new AAAC members. I would be honored to serve as a council member should I be fortunate enough to be elected.