Leadership Experience

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Healthcare Transformation

Medical Education

  • Founded the first Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine (RAAPM) Fellowship program in California (at UCSD) recognized by the national RAAPM fellowship directors group
  • Co-founded the UCSD-NMCSD Intensive Regional Anesthesia Course in 2005, the first ACCME-accredited regional anesthesia course in California
  • Led the task force to establish RAAPM as a new ACGME-accredited fellowship and subspecialty of anesthesiology which successfully achieved accreditation status in 2016
  • Became the program director for the RAAPM fellowship at Stanford in 2016 and established Stanford as one of the first 9 ACGME-accredited RAAPM fellowship programs in the country
  • Selected to serve as Chair of the committee charged with developing competency-based Milestones for ACGME-accredited RAAPM Fellowships

Professional Societies

  • American Society of Anesthesiologists: Past Chair of the Committee on Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine; Delegate to the American Medical Association House of Delegates; Section Chair for Education and Research; Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Advisor
  • California Society of Anesthesiologists: Elected officer since 2014; President 2022-23; Delegate to the ASA House of Delegates
  • Association of Anesthesiology Subspecialty Program Directors: First Council Member representing the regional anesthesiology and acute pain medicine fellowship directors from 2017 to 2022
  • American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine: Director from 2015 to 2020; served as Chair of Communications which included website, social media, newsletter, and public relations; developed a social media strategy for the Society which included outreach through multiple social media platforms, starting the ASRA Blog, and supporting the launch of the ASRA RAPP podcast; converted the print newsletter to an electronic format, streamlined email communications with the ASRA Digest, and launched the expansion of patient education resources about surgical pain management options and opioid safety

Global Health and Global Surgery

Dr. Mariano has been working with the EQuIS Research Group and Ariadne Labs on the next phase of the World Health Organization Surgical Safety Checklist: modification, implementation, training, and evaluation.

Dr. Mariano has had an interest in global health and global surgery throughout his career.  Since 2004, Dr. Mariano has worked with the Philippine American Group of Educators and Surgeons (PAGES) as a senior volunteer anesthesiologist.

Founded in 1981, PAGES is a non-profit volunteer organization that conducts its annual Operation HOPE mission for the underprivileged children of the Philippines who are afflicted with craniofacial birth defects and deformities related to burn injuries.

Dr. Mariano has volunteered his pediatric anesthesiology and acute pain medicine skills on multiple medical missions to the rural provinces of the Philippines and usually brings residents and fellows with him to expand their training with exposure to global health.  So far he has completed mission trips with PAGES to Cavite City (Cavite), Bay City (Laguna), Trece Martires City (Cavite), Alaminos City (Pangasinan), Quezon City (Metro Manila), inner city Manila, Morong (Rizal), and Cabanatuan City (Nueva Ecija), with multiple trips to many of these locations.  Unlike many medical mission groups, PAGES provides continuity of care and long-term follow-up for patients through collaborations with local health officials and our PAGES Philippines colleagues.

In 2006, Dr. Mariano was recruited by Project Perfect World (PPW) to participate in pediatric orthopedic surgery missions to Guayaquil, Ecuador.  PPW is a humanitarian effort sponsored by the Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management that provides needed medical and surgical care that is otherwise unavailable to the children of low and middle income countries. PPW conducts regular missions to Ecuador to care for impoverished children who are afflicted with limb deformities.

Dr. Mariano has brought a regional anesthesiology and acute pain medicine fellow with him on each of these missions along with ultrasound and perineural catheter equipment in order to provide the highest quality pain control to these deserving patients.

To read Dr. Mariano’s blog about global health and medical missions, click here.

Edward R. Mariano, MD, MAS, FASA, FASRA is a physician specializing in anesthesiology, professor, husband, and father working to improve pain control, outcomes, and the overall experience for patients having surgery