Richard Prielipp, MD, MBA, FCCM
Dr. Prielipp is Professor of Anesthesiology at the University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN, where he was Chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology from 2005 to 2013. He completed nine years on the Editorial Board of Anesthesia and Analgesia, and is now the Executive Section Editor for Patient Safety for that Journal. He is an active member of the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF) as a Board Director, and former Chairman of the APSF Committee on Education and Training. His clinical interests are cardiac anesthesiology, risk management, and perioperative patient safety, including the evolving recognition of infectious risks embedded within our routine anesthesia practices while in the operating theatre.