Alexander Hannenberg, M.D. is a faculty member in the Safe Surgery Program at Ariadne Labs. His work has focused on the implementation of Crisis Checklists for critical event management in the operating room and beyond. He is also a founding Board Member of Lifebox USA, working on Lifebox safe surgery programs around the world, with a particular focus in Latin America.
He is Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology at Tufts University School of Medicine and was Associate Chair of Anesthesiology at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He is a past president of the American Society of Anesthesiologists and now serves as its Chief Quality Officer. Representing ASA, he led the development of physician quality measures in anesthesiology and critical care for the AMA Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement. He serves on the national Council on Surgical and Perioperative Safety and was chair of its Board in 2013. He led the creation of the Anesthesia Quality Institute (AQI) and its National Anesthesia Clinical Outcomes Registry.
Alex received his A.B. from Vassar College and his M.D. from Tufts University, followed by residency training in anesthesiology at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston.