About the Journal

Editorial Board


Nidhi Rohatgi, MD, MS, SFHM

Nidhi Rohatgi, MD, MS, SFHM, is a Clinical Professor of Medicine and (by courtesy) Neurosurgery, in the Division of Hospital Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine in Palo Alto, California. She is the Chief of Surgical Co-management for Neurosurgery, ENT, and Orthopedic Surgery at Stanford, and Co-Director of Clinical Research in the Division of Hospital Medicine. Dr. Rohatgi is an Affiliate Faculty in the Center for Artificial Intelligence and Medical Imaging at Stanford University. 

Dr. Rohatgi has published several seminal articles on a unique model of surgical co-management implemented at Stanford and advises colleagues from across the world on creating similar models of care at their own institutions to improve the medical outcomes of surgical patients. 

Dr. Rohatgi has been an invited speaker at regional, national, and international meetings. She has authored several peer-reviewed articles in high-impact journals, led workshops and webinars, written book chapters in Perioperative Medicine, and is on the planning committee for the Society of Hospital Medicine’s CME modules. She serves on the Society of Hospital Medicine's National Research Committee, National Perioperative Medicine Executive Council, and the Leadership Committee for National Hospital Medicine Writing Challenge. She has been an investigator for several NIH and industry-sponsored studies, recognized as a Top Hospitalist by the American College of Physicians, and is the recipient of numerous local, national, and international awards for clinical care, quality improvement, teaching, and research. Dr. Rohatgi is a strong advocate for patient experience and serves as the Medical Director for the Clinical Advice Services at Stanford Health Care.

Shruti Kochhar, BPharm, MS, Managing Editor

Editorial Board Members

Associate Editors

Theodoros Aslanidis, MD, PhD

Consultant and Researcher, Intensive Care Unit, St. Paul General Hospital, Thessaloniki

Theodoros Aslanidis received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Plovdiv Medical University, Bulgaria, and his Ph.D. from Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece. After serving as a medical doctor in the Hellenic Armed Forces and as a rural physician in Outhealth Centre, Iraklia and Serres General Hospital, Greece, he completed specialist anesthesiology training at Ippokrateio General Hospital, Thessaloniki, critical care sub-specialty training at AHEPA University Hospital, and a Prehospital Emergency Medicine postgraduate program at the Hellenic National Centre for Emergency Care. He served as an EMS physician and emergency communication center medic before moving to his current post as consultant-researcher in the Intensive Care Unit at St. Paul General Hospital, Thessaloniki. He is also a senior lecturer at the College of Offshore and Remote Medicine, Pretty Bay, Malta.

Jason F Shiffermiller, MD

Assistant Professor, Division of Hospital Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center

Dr. Shiffermiller is an academic Hospitalist at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. His research focuses on perioperative medication management, perioperative hyperglycemia, and perioperative risk stratification.

Nima Aghaeepour, PhD

Associate Professor, Stanford University 

Nima Aghaeepour is an Associate Professor at Stanford University. His laboratory develops machine learning and artificial intelligence methods to study clinical and biological modalities in translational settings.  He is primarily interested in leveraging multiomics studies, wearable devices, and electronic health records to address global health challenges. His work is recognized by awards from numerous national and international organizations including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Alfred E. Mann Foundation, the March of Dimes Foundation, the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, and the National Institute of General Medical Sciences.

Natalie Bodmer, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Stanford School of Medicine

Dr. Bodmer's research interests and experience focus on her training in both internal medicine as well as anesthesiology, clinically her practice involves cardiac surgical patients. Her interests include optimizing perioperative patient care through innovative technology and educational methods.

Stephanie J Pan, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Stanford School of Medicine

Stephanie Pan, MD is a clinical assistant professor of pediatric anesthesiology at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital (LPCH) Stanford. Board-certified in pediatric anesthesiology, she completed a fellowship in regional anesthesia and acute pain medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Pan is a Local Mentor for the ASA Diagnostic POCUS Certificate Program and a recipient of the ASRA Early-Stage Investigator Grant. Her clinical interests include pediatric regional anesthesia, pediatric POCUS, and pediatric orthopedic spine surgeries.

Kenneth Cummings, MD

Director, Pre-Anesthesia Consultation Clinics, Anesthesiology Institute, Cleveland Clinic

Dr. Cummings is the Director of the Pre-Anesthesia Consultation Clinics at Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. His interests focus on preoperative risk assessment and medical optimization.

Moises Auron, MD

Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, Cleveland Clinic

Dr. Auron is an academic Med-Peds hospitalist with expertise in perioperative medicine of medically complex adult and pediatric patients. He is a Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University

Praveen Kalra, MD

Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Stanford School of Medicine

Dr. Praveen Kalra is Board Certified in Anesthesia and in Critical Care. He was appointed a Fellow of the American Society of Anesthesiology (FASA) in 2023. His professional interests include reducing the impact of anesthetics on the environment and addressing climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the healthcare setting. In 2022, Dr. Kalra received the inaugural Sustainability Ambassador Award at SHC for removing Desflurane (anesthetic gas with the highest global warming potential) from OR and undertaking multiple green initiatives in reducing plastic & biohazardous waste at Stanford.

Roya Saffary, MD

Anesthesiologist, Stanford School of Medicine

Dr. Saffary completed a fellowship in the management of perioperative services and is involved in clinical informatics and quality improvement efforts within the department. Her clinical expertise and research interest focus on operating room management and the intersection of technology and patient care.

Past Editorial Board Members

John F Pearson, MD, Former Editor-in-Chief, Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesthesiology, University of Utah School of Medicine, USA

Robert Lee, MD, Department of Anesthesiology, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, SUNY Buffalo