Board of Directors

The American Society for Enhanced Recovery (ASER) was founded in 2014. It is a nonprofit organization with an international membership, and is dedicated to promoting the practice of optimizing patient preparation and recovery through education and research.

Vijaya Gottumukkala, MS, BS, MD(Anes), FRCA, FASA President

Professor, Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine
Director, Program for Advancement of Perioperative Cancer Care
Associate Head, Institute for Cancer Care Innovation
Lead, Institutional Enhanced Recovery Program
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

Anoushka Afonso, MD, FASA President- Elect

Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesia
Director, Enhanced Recovery after Surgery
Memorial Sloan Kettering
New York, NY

Liz Pratt, DNP, RN, ACNS-BC Secretary

Director, Clinical Effectiveness
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
St. Louis, MO

Kyle Cologne, MD Treasurer

Associate Professor of Colorectal Surgery
University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine
Los Angeles, CA

Matthew D. McEvoy, MD Immediate Past-President

Dept. of Anesthesiology
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN

Tong J (TJ) Gan, MD, MHS, FRCA Founding President

Professor and Chairman
Dept. of Anesthesiology
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

Garry Brydges, PhD At Large Member

Director of Anesthesia Safety & Quality
Division of Anesthesiology, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

Daniel I. Chu MD MSPH At Large Member

Professor and Division Director
Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Department of Surgery
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Jennifer Jayaram, MSN, APRN-BC At Large Member

Assistant in Clinical Anesthesiology
Dept. of Anesthesiology
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN

Attila Kett MD, MBA, FASA At Large Member

Chair, Department of Anesthesiology
Northern Westchester Hospital
Regional Director
Obstetric Anesthesia Service Line
Northwell Health
Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, NC

Ashish K. Khanna, MD, MS, FCCP,FCCM,FASA At Large Member

Associate Professor and Vice-Chair of Research
Dept. of Anesthesiology
Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, NC

Cameo McLane RN-BSN, MBAHM At Large Member

OR Manager
Medical City Surgery Center Ft. Worth
Ft. Worth, TX