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James L. Carlson, M.D.

Medical Director

Physician Pain Specialists

Undergraduate Studies:
University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin

Medical School:
University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin

Residency:
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Hanover, New Hampshire

Fellowship:
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

Board Certifications:
American Board of Anesthesiology
American Board of Anesthesiology Certificate of Added Qualifications in Pain Management
Testamur in Advanced Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography, National Board of Echocardiography

Areas of Clinical Interest:
Cardiothoracic Anesthesia
Pain Management

Professional Memberships:
American Society of Anesthesiologists
American Society Interventional Pain Physicians 
Georgia Society of Anesthesiologists
Intervention Spinal Injection Society 
Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists

Other Activities:

Vice Chief of Staff, Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital of Atlanta
Chairman, Credentials Committee, Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital of Atlanta
Member, Staff Executive Committee, Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital of Atlanta

 

Awards:

Burson Award for Physician Distinction, St. Joseph's Hospital (2011)

Steven L. Sween, M.D.


Chairman, Department of Anesthesia


St. Joseph's Hospital, Atlanta

 

Undergraduate Studies:
St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota

 

Medical School:
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

Residency:
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota (Family Practice)
University of Rochester, Rochester, New York (Anesthesiology)

 

Fellowship:
Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia (Cardiothoracic Anesthesia)

 

Board Certifications:
American Board of Anesthesiology
American Board of Anesthesiology Certificate of Added Qualifications in Pain Management
American Board of Anesthesiology Certificate of Added Qualifications in Critical Care Medicine
Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians
American Board of Family Practice
National Board of Echocardiography, Examination of Special Competence in

Advanced Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography (Testamur)

 

Areas of Clinical Interest:
Cardiac Anesthesia
Critical Care Medicine

Pain Medicine

 

Professional Memberships:
American Society of Anesthesiologists
Georgia Society of Anesthesiologists
Medical Association of Georgia
Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists
Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists
Society of Citical Care Medicine

 

Other Activities:
Vice-President & Medical Director, Physician Specialists in Anesthesia
Chairman and Medical Director, Department of Anesthesia, Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital 
Speaker, American Society of Anesthesiologists House of Delegates

Member, American Society of Anesthesiologists Administrative Council

Chair, American Society of Anesthesiologists Committee on Headquarters Construction

Member, American Society of Anesthesiologists Committee on Governance

Member, American Society of Anesthesiologists Committee on Bylaws

Member, American Society of Anesthesiologists Committee on Surgical Care

ASA Liason to the American Family Physician Editorial Board 
Executive Committee, Georgia Society of Anesthesiologists
Past President, Physician Specialists in Anesthesia
Chair, Surgical Service Executive Commitee, Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital
Chair, Committee on Patient Safety and Quality, Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital


Awards:
Burson Award for Physician Distinction, St. Joseph's Hospital (2009)

 

John H. Stephenson, M.D.

President

Physician Pain Specialists

Undergraduate Studies:
Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Medical School:
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Residency:
University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

Fellowship:
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia

Board Certifications:
American Board of Anesthesiology
American Board of Anesthesiology Certificate of Added Qualifications in Pain Management
American Board of Pain Medicine
National Board of Echocardiography, Examination of Special Competence in Advanced Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography (Testamur)
National Board of Echocardiography, Recertification Examination of Special Competence in Advanced Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography (Testamur)

Areas of Clinical Interest:
Cardiothoracic Anesthesia
Acute & Chronic Pain Management

Professional Memberships:
American Society of Anesthesiologists
Georgia Society of Anesthesiologists
American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Management
Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists
Medical Association of Georgia
Medical Association of Atlanta

Other Activities:
President, Physician Specialists in Anesthesia
Past Secretary-Treasurer, Physician Specialists in Anesthesia
Compliance Officer, Physician Specialists in Anesthesia
Member, Credentials Committee, Saint Joseph's Hospital of Atlanta
Past Section Chief, General Anesthesia, Physician Specialists in Anesthesia
Past Section Chief, Pain Management, Physician Specialists in Anesthesia
Member, American Society of Anesthesiologists Committee on Practice Management 



Josephine Anne Clingan, M.D.

Undergraduate Studies:
University of Georgia, Athens, GA

Medical School:
Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia

Residency:
St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital, New York, NY 

Fellowship:
St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital, New York, NY (in Pain Management)

Board Certifications:
American Board of Anesthesiology

Areas of Clinical Interest:
Interventional Pain Management

Professional Memberships:
American Society of Anesthesiologists
Georgia Society of Anesthesiologists
New York Society of Anesthesiologists
American Medical Association
American College of Physicians



Pamela Whitaker, RN, NP


Undergraduate Studies:
Emory University Bachelor of Science in Nursing


Master of Science in Nursing-Primary Care Nurse Practioner:
Kennesaw State University


Board Certifications:
American Academy of Nurse Practiioners Certified Family Nurse Practioner

American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses Certified Post Anesthesia Nurse

American Heart Association BLS Instructor

American Heart Association ALS Provider

 

Honors:

Mother Catherine McAuley Award

Mogelnicki Humanitarian Award

PeriAnesthesia Nurse of Year

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