AASPD Candidate – Sadovnikoff

Nicholas Sadovnikoff, M.D.

Brigham & Women's Hospital

Dr. Sadovnikoff trained in anesthesiology at Johns Hopkins University after completing a residency in internal medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York and a fellowship in critical care at Baylor College of Medicine. He joined the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine in 1998, joining the Thoracic Anesthesia Division and Surgical Critical Care faculty. Since 2002, he has served as Co-Director of the Surgical Intensive Care Units. Also in 2002 he founded the Anesthesiology Critical Care fellowship, of which he remains Program Director. A 2009 graduate of the Fellowship in Medical Ethics at Harvard Medical School, he co-chairs the BWH Ethics Committee, is actively involved in ethics consultation work, and is a faculty member of the newly formed Harvard Center for Bioethics. He sits on the ASA Committee on Ethics, Committee on Critical Care Medicine, and Educational Track Subcommittee on Critical Care, and the Abstract Review Subcommittee on Critical Care.

How I can help with the agenda of the AASPD:

Having been a program director for 15 years, I have acquired substantial perspective on the progress of anesthesiology subspecialty training. I am dedicated to the concept that anesthesiologists make ideal leaders in many areas besides their traditional OR roles, and it is the development of a cadre of young, talented trainees who will be the forward vanguard of the next model of healthcare delivery that fuels my enthusiasm for running a fellowship to this day. From 24 years an intensivist, I have accrued a vast experience in interfacing with multiple other services and individuals, and this has led to the acquisition of effective and diplomatic negotiation skills that facilitate getting things accomplished. I have recently been appointed to the leadership role of the Critical Care program directors, and I see participation in the council as a natural complement to this role. I hope to serve the society in as constructive a way as possible during the term on council.