Society for the Advancement of Geriatric Anesthesia




2018 SAGA Officers and Board Members
(elected in October, but appointments by calendar year)


Shamsuddin Akhtar, MD, President (2019-2020)

Professor, Yale University School of Medicine

333 Cedar Street, TMP # 3

Department of Anesthesiology

New Haven, CT 06520

203-785-2802 office

203-785-6664 fax


Charles Brown, MD, President-Elect (2019-2020)

Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Zayed 6208

1800 Orleans St.

Baltimore, MD 21210

410-955-7519 office

410-955-0994 fax


Marek Brzezinski, MD, PhD, Secretary (2019-2020)

Professor of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care

University of California, San Francisco

4150 Clement Street

San Francisco, CA 94121

415-221-4810 x24454 office

415-750-2069 fax


Adamina Podraza, Treasurer (2019-2020)

Department of Anesthesia

Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers

150 W. High St.

Morris, IL 60450

815-942-2932 x7694 office

815-942-6524 fax


Ruben Azocar, MD, Immediate Past President (2019-2020)

Professor and Chair, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Tufts University School of Medicine

800 Washington St., Box 298

Boston, MA 02111

617 636-6044 office

617 636 8384 fax


Itay Bentov, MD, Board Member (2019-2020)

Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

Adjunct Associate Professor Department of Medicine

University of Washington School of Medicine

Harborview Medical Center

325 Ninth Avenue, Seattle WA 98104

206-744-7232 office


Stacie G. Deiner, MD, Board Member (2019-2020)

Professor of Anesthesiology

Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai

KCC 8th Floor

One Gustave L. Levy Place

Box 1010

New York, NY 10029

212-241-7749 office


Lis Evered, PHD, Board Member (2020-2021)

Department of Anaesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine

St Vincent’s Hospital and University of Melbourne



61407345540 office


Daniel McIsaac MD, MPH, FRCPC, Board Member (2020-2021)

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

University of Ottawa

1053 Carling Ave

Room B311

Ottawa, Ontario

Canada K1Y4E9



Jing Tao, MD, Board Member (2020-2021)

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology

Yale University School of Medicine

333 Cedar St, TMP 3

PO Box 208051

New Haven, CT 06520

609-680-8203 office

203-785-6664 fax