Officers

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President: David Leachman, M.D., Albuquerque, New Mexico

David Leachman, MD is currently with Anesthesia Specialists of Albuquerque providing physician anesthesiology services in the Lovelace Hospitals. He has been practicing in the Albuquerque community since 2004 after finishing his residency training at the University of New Mexico. Although busy with work, he truly loves the action packed life of a big family. David and Lorraine enjoy parenting 5 vibrant children and a few crazy dogs. He is not originally from New Mexico, but has to remind himself because he loves it so much.  He likes “Green” and hot, but often will order “Christmas”. ;)

 

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President-Elect: Tom Long, M.D., Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Secretary-Treasurer:  Hilary Ford, M.D., Albuquerque, New Mexico

Hilary Ford, MD is originally from Ohio but grew up in northern New Mexico.  She completed her residency at the University of New Mexico in 2008 and joined the faculty.  In 2012, she transferred to UNM-Sandoval Regional Medical Center upon its inception.  She built a successful regional anesthesia program at SRMC and directs a very busy Acute Pain Service.  Hilary recently married and is also known as Hilary Bommarito outside of the medical community.  She and her husband enjoy camping, hiking, and the New Orleans Saints.  They have furry children, who provide constant entertainment and unconditional love. 

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ASA NM HOD District Director: David Siegel, M.D., Albuquerque, New Mexico

David Siegel, MD is currently an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care.  He is also the Chief of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at the new UNM-Sandoval Regional Medical Center in Rio Rancho.  Prior to that, he was in private practice as a partner in Santa Fe Anesthesia Specialists, working at both Christus-St Vincents and the Physician's Plaza Surgery Center.  He previously practiced at the Albquerque Veterans Administration Medical Center, The Lovelace Department of Anesthesiology, and at the University of New Mexico Medical Center.

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ASA NM HOD Alternate District Director/Delegate: Ruth Burstrom, M.D., Albuquerque, New Mexico

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ASA Delegate: Mary Billstrand, M.D., Albuquerque, New Mexico

Mary Billstrand, MD, MA is an assistant professor of anesthesiology at the University of New Mexico Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care.  Her primary anesthesiology practice focuses on ambulatory surgery and regional anesthesia.  Currently, she is assistant medical director of the Outpatient Surgery and Imaging Services center (OSIS)  at UNM.  She is also a member of the Educational Track Subcommittee on Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain for the ASA.  She is a native of New Mexico and enjoys spending time with her husband, two sons and the family dog.

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Alternate Delegate: Christopher Arndt, M.D., Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Alternate Delegate: John Rask, M.D., Albuquerque, New Mexico
John P. Rask, MD, MA, received his Anesthesia training at the University of Utah 1986-1989, including a fellowship in Pain Management. He was Chief of Anesthesia Services at the Albuquerque Veterans Administration Hospital 2006-2007 and then was recruited to join the UNM Dept of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine faculty in July of 2007. He has been Director of Anesthesia Simulation Programs since the fall of 2008. He directs the ASA-endorsed MOCA Simulation Education program at UNM.  He has been Director of the UNM  HSC BATCAVE Simulation Center since January of 2013. His recent research interests include use of simulation for central line placement training, communications and teamwork training via high fidelity simulation, the use of ketamine for ECT, and Crisis management training of OB/GYN residents.

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Dr. Burrup

Immediate Past President:  Cameron Burrup, M.D., Albuquerque, New Mexico
Cameron Burrup finished residency here at UNM in 2006 before taking a job at AANM with Presbyterian Hospitals. He enjoys all aspects of anesthesiology and enjoys serving on the board of NMSA. He is married to Lori Burrup and they are the proud parents of four children.

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Administrator: The Waite Co., New Mexico

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Resident Component Delegate: Dr. Matthew Bergsten

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AA Representative: Chelsea Krombach, CAA, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Born and raised in Durham, North Carolina. Studied biology with a minor in Spanish at North Carolina State University from 2007 to 2011 followed by anesthesia school at South University in Savannah, Georgia. Moved to Albuquerque upon accepting a job at UNM in 2014 and is currently pursuing an MBA at UNM.