Christopher A. Troianos, MD, FASE is Professor and Chair of the Anesthesiology Institute of the Cleveland Clinic and Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Troianos received his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He completed a residency in anesthesiology at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh (now UPMC-Mercy), followed by a cardiothoracic anesthesiology fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Troianos has earned a national and international reputation as a cardiac anesthesiologist and participated on several national task forces that required collaboration among multispecialty societies to develop practice guidelines. He was part of the original task force that developed training guidelines in perioperative TEE and subsequently quality improvement guidelines in perioperative TEE. He was the lead author for the SCA/ASE’s practice guidelines for ultrasound guided vascular access. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications, the textbook, “Anesthesia for the Cardiac Patient.”, and has been an invited speaker to national and international scientific educational conferences.
Dr. Troianos served as President of the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists (SCA), 2017-19. He also serves as the Secretary/Treasurer on the Board of Directors for the National Board of Echocardiography (2017-19), which develops certification examinations and recognizes physicians who fulfill the requirements for board certification in echocardiography. Dr. Troianos has served as the Chair of the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists (SCA) Economics Committee in the past and is currently the Chair of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA’s) Committee on Economics.