Basem B. Abdelmalak, MD, FASA, SAMBA-F is a professor of anesthesiology at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. Currently he leads Anesthesia Services for Bronchoscopic Surgery as a NORA service and is the Director of the Center for procedural Sedation implementing the anesthesiology oversight for procedural sedation.
He served the Ohio Society of Anesthesiologists as its president in 2015 and currently serves the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) as the Chair of the educational track subcommittee on Ambulatory Anesthesia and a member of the Board of Director, the Society for Head and Neck Anesthesia (SHANA), as a founding member, and immediate past president and the Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia (SAMBA) as the immediate past president.
He has received numerous honors and awards, including, being named one of America’s Top Anesthesiologists according to the Consumers’ Research Council of America, Safety Champion by the Cleveland Clinic Quality Institute. He is a fellow of the American Society of Anesthesiologist and a Fellow of the Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia. A frequently invited lecturer at national and international conferences, Dr. Abdelmalak authored numerous scientific articles and book chapters in his field, and recently co-edited two textbooks titled Anesthesia for Otolaryngologic Surgery and Clinical Airway Management; An Illustrated Case Based Approach by Cambridge University Press.