Membership Committee


Meltem Yilmaz, MD








Ellen Soffin, MD, PhD (Vice-Chair) is an Assistant Attending Anesthesiologist and Associate Director of Research for the Department of Anesthesiology at Hospital for Special Surgery in NYC.

She completed her residency in Anesthesia & Critical Care at Johns Hopkins in 2013, and a fellowship in Regional Anesthesia at Hospital for Special Surgery in 2014, after which she joined the department as a member of faculty.

Her main clinical focus is the care of patients undergoing orthopedic surgery, with a particular interest in anesthesia for spine surgery. Her research interests include use of enhanced recovery protocols to improve outcomes after orthopedic surgery.

Committee Members:

Craig Atkins BSNA, MSNA, DNP – Belmar Ambulatory Surgery Center

Crispiana  Cozowicz MD – Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS)

Andrew Dawson MB, ChB, FRCA – OSA Risk Management Ltd

Daniel Kang University of California, Los Angeles – UCLA

Michael Margarson MBBS, MD, FFICM, FRCA – St. Richard’s Hospital

Stavros Memtsoudis MD, PhD – Weill Cornell Medical College (HSS)

Babak Mokhlesi MD, MSc – University of Chicago

Mihaela Stefan MD, PhD – Baystate Medical Center

Matthias  Walz MD – UMass Memorial Healthcare

B. Tucker Woodson MD – Medical College of Wisconsin