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Linda Shore-Lesserson, MD, FAHA, FASE

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Dr. Linda Shore-Lesserson is Professor of Anesthesiology at Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra-Northwell, and Director of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology at North Shore University Hospital, the flagship hospital of Northwell Health in New York.  She is Co-Chair of the hospital Patient Blood Management Task Force. 


Dr. Shore-Lesserson received her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania.  She was an anesthesiology resident and spent a specialty year in cardiothoracic anesthesia fellowship at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology, and National Board of Echocardiography.

Dr. Shore-Lesserson is a clinical and an academic cardiac anesthesiologist who is a Past President of the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists (SCA) and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the National Board of Echocardiography.  As an educator she has been Program Chair for numerous national meetings and is currently the general chair of the New York Society of Anesthesiologists’ - PGA Annual Meeting.  She is a Vice Chair of the Surgery and Anesthesia Council (CVSA) of the American Heart Association (AHA) and she is a fellow of the AHA.  Other multidisciplinary positions include the anesthesiology lead working with the STS and AmSECT on an interdisciplinary project “Best Practices in Perfusion Management”.

 As past- chair of the Committee on Patient Blood Management for the American Society of Anesthesiologists, she stays active in that organization as the current Chair of the Committee on Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia.  She now serves as President Elect for the Society for the Advancement of Patient Blood Management (SABM). 

Research interests lie in the field of hemostasis and thrombosis as it relates to cardiovascular disease.  The results of her research have been published in high impact peer reviewed journals and she lectures frequently at national and international scientific meetings.

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