Orlando honored as ASA Fellow

By Roman Petrowski, Office of Communications

Dr. Barbara Orlando - ASA Fellow
Barbara Orlando, MD, PhD

Barbara Orlando, MD, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care, and Pain Medicine, has been named a Fellow of the American Society of Anesthesiologists.

Launched in May 2017, the Fellow of the American Society of Anesthesiologists designation identifies and promotes ASA members exhibiting the highest standard in professionalism/leadership, advocacy for the profession and patient safety, and education.

“Becoming a FASA member is the ultimate recognition of my involvement within the ASA so far,” Orlando said. “We all thrive as learners to become teachers, and this is one of the goals I had in my career.”

Fellows of the American Society of Anesthesiologists must meet a total of six qualifications from three separate categories, including professionalism/leadership, advocacy, and education/scholarly activities. They must also have served five straight years as active ASA members. Members who earn the designation of Fellow of the American Society of Anesthesiologists will retain the privilege for as long as ASA membership is retained.

Orlando, who joined the faculty at McGovern Medical School in August 2021, is the division chief of obstetric anesthesiology and holds an appointment as an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences. In the summer of 2022, Orlando helped lead the Division of Obstetric Anesthesiology to accreditation and designation as a Center of Excellence, awarded by the Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology.

Orlando received her medical and doctorate degrees from Paris 6 School of Medicine in Paris before completing an internship (2010) and residencies (2013) from University Hospitals in France and Montefiore Medical Center in New York and a fellowship from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai/West in 2014