In celebration of Womens History Month, the ISA honors our physicians who have made outstanding contributions to the field of anesthesiology.
Sasha Demos, MD, PhD, FASA
Sasha Demos, MD, PhD, FASA is truly an inspiration and role model to all women physicians. She is proof that the sky is the limit and is well-respected amongst her peers and highly regarded by hospital leadership. She is currently a practicing anesthesiologist for a large multi-specialty community hospital where she recently served as Chairman of Anesthesia for ten years. Prior to her appointment as Chair, Dr. Demos also served as Director of Obstetrical Anesthesia and was a member of the pediatric anesthesia team for many years. She has been in active clinical practice for over 18 years, is on the track to become President of the Medical Staff and is currently Chair of the Medical Staff Quality Committee at Edward Hospital.
Dr. Demos also received a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago and has authored multiple manuscripts and has a patent for her research. Active in multiple medical societies, Dr. Demos is a Delegate of the Illinois Society of Anesthesiologists, an alternate Delegate to the American Society of Anesthesia, an Executive Committee Member of the DuPage County Medical Society, and a Board Member of the DuPage County Medical Foundation. As senior medical consult for Murer Consultants, a legal based heath care consulting firm, she used her experience to bridge physicians and hospital administrations. She currently serves on the Health Care Advisory Board for Cramer Marketing Agency in Boston, MA.
Barbara G. Jericho, MD, FASA
Barbara G. Jericho, MD, FASA is a Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology at The University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, and Director of District 1 in the Illinois Society of Anesthesiologists. In 2016, Dr. Jericho was nominated Physician of the Year at The University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System, where she is currently serving as the Medical Director of Autotransfusion. Her previous service there was as the Founding Medical Director, Associate Director and Director of Education of the Anesthesia Preoperative Clinic.
Dr. Jericho has published numerous articles and book chapters, is the editor of Ethical Issues in Anesthesiology and Surgery (Springer), and published in the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Refresher Courses in Anesthesiology 40th Anniversary Edition. In 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017, the anesthesia residents at The University of Illinois awarded her Outstanding Clinical Instructor in the Department of Anesthesiology. In 2019, Dr. Jericho received the Distinguished Educator in Anesthesiology Award from the ASA and the Society for Education in Anesthesia. In 2012, Dr. Jericho became the Educational Chairperson for the ASA Committee on Ethics. Dr. Jericho also was co-editor of and a contributor to the ASA Committee on Ethics Syllabus (currently known as the Ethics Handbook) that includes topics on ethics and clinical scenarios to allow active learning and to guide participants through clinical scenarios they may come across in their daily practice of medicine. As immediate past Chair of the ASA Committee on Ethics, Dr. Jericho has spearheaded the continued growth of the ethics handbook with the addition of three pediatric ethics chapters and a drug shortages chapter and associated questions. She has also spearheaded the development of a statement on controlled organ donation after circulatory death for the ASA that involved the collaboration of three ASA committees. Moreover, Dr. Jericho is an Editorial Board Member (Assistant Editor of the Section on Patient Safety and Assistant Editor) of Anesthesia & Analgesia, the Journal of Graduate Medical Education, and the International Journal of Clinical Anesthesiology.
Anuradha Mann, MD
Anuradha Mann, MD has been a pioneer in the field of office-based anesthesiology for pediatric dental cases, GI and ENT for over 15 years, pursuing excellence in the Patient care everyday. She did her residency at Medical College of Wisconsin and completed her Fellowship in Pain Management from Loyola University. Colleagues regard her as the ‘go-to’ for questions and advice, and she personally orients each new physician, nurse and staff member to her team. She is the smiling, caring face you want to see each day as either a patient or a colleague. She goes above and beyond in the workplace, leading initiatives in patient safety and quality management in the office-based anesthesia space, and continuing her education with a Certification in Healthcare Quality Management.
Alongside her anesthesia work, Dr. Mann has recently been working toward a long-time passion of hers, a Certification in Palliative Care at the University of Washington, with the goal of assisting with the growth and development of an international palliative care service in India. She is truly an exceptional physician, bringing the caring compassion of a professional, a sister, a wife, and a mother to each patient encounter, and it is felt by all.