Beverly K. Philip

Beverly K. Philip

Beverly Khnie Philip, M.D. is Professor of Anaesthesia at Harvard University and Founding Director of the Day Surgery Unit at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA.
She received her undergraduate degree from Queens College, City University of New York, New York, the MD degree from Upstate Medical Center, State University of New York, Syracuse, NY, and completed the anesthesia residency at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.
Dr. Philip’s subspecialty focus is ambulatory anesthesia. Dr. Philip has published numerous research papers, review articles and book chapters on various aspects of ambulatory anesthesia science and practice, and she has spoken widely, nationally and internationally.
Dr. Philip is Vice President for Scientific Affairs of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), with responsibility for all educational and scientific activities of the 50,000+ member organization. Dr. Philip also has a strong interest and ongoing contribution to national anesthesiology policy, particularly related to quality and regulatory issues. Her service in ASA has also included the ASA Board of Directors representing Massachusetts, Chair of the ASA Quality Management and Departmental Administration Committee, Chair of the ASA Ambulatory Surgical Care Committee and was Chair of the ASA Annual Meeting for 2009. Dr. Philip is a founding member and Past President of the Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia, a national organization that promotes scientific progress in the subspecialty of ambulatory anesthesia. She has served as the Chair of the Joint Commission’s Ambulatory Health Care Professional and Technical Advisory Committee, and is on the Board of Directors and Standards Committee of the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care. Dr. Philip was a founding participant of the CMS Advisory Panel on Ambulatory Payment Classification Groups, and served 2 three-year terms. Dr. Philip is President Elect of the International Association for Ambulatory Surgery, and is the immediate past Editor-in-Chief of the international journal “Ambulatory Surgery”.

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