MELVILLE, N.Y., July 06, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA), one of the leading single-specialty anesthesia and perioperative management companies in the US, is pleased to congratulate fellow anesthesiologist Jerome Adams, MD, on his recent nomination to the position of Surgeon General. Recognized as a leading expert in the field of substance abuse, Dr. Adams will be the first anesthesiologist to hold this position. Currently, he serves as Indiana Health Commissioner, and has been recognized as the second African American to hold this position.

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Nominated by the president and confirmed by the US Senate, the Surgeon General provides Americans with the best scientific information available on how to improve their health and reduce the risk of illness and injury. The Office of the Surgeon General is part of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health in the US Department of Health and Human Services. As the “nation’s doctor,” Dr. Adams, if confirmed, will assume these responsibilities in addition to serving as  the Chair of the National Prevention Council and overseeing the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps (USPHS).

Dr. Adams is assistant professor of clinical anesthesia at Indiana University School of Medicine and a staff anesthesiologist at Eskenazi Health, where he is Chair of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee.  He has served in the leadership of several professional organizations, including the American Medical Association, and on the Boards of the Indiana State Medical Association and Indiana Society of Anesthesiologists. He is immediate past Chair of the Professional Diversity Committee for the American Society of Anesthesiologists. Dr. Adams has authored several papers and book chapters, including chapters in “Anesthesia Student Survival Guide, A Case Based Approach,” and an editorial in the American Journal of Public Health titled, “Are Pain Management Questions in Patient Satisfaction Surveys Driving the Opioid Epidemic?”

About North American Partners in Anesthesia
As a clinician-led organization, North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA) is redefining healthcare, delivering unsurpassed excellence to its partners and patients every day. In three decades, NAPA has grown to become the nation’s leading single-specialty anesthesia and perioperative management company, serving more than one million patients annually in more than 200 healthcare facilities throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest and Southeast. For more information, visit NAPAanesthesia.com.

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