Anesthesia Hot Topics: Filters

Dr. Felipe Urdaneta discusses his letter to the APSF editor, filter standards, and the use of bacterial/viral filters

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Dr. Michael Pedro
Michael Pedro, MD
VP, Medical Director for Vyaire Medical

Dr. Pedro is Vice President, Medical Director of Vyaire Medical in Illnois.  He is a board-certified anesthesiologist and previously was the co-founder and Chief Medical Officer of Revolutionary Medical Devices, which focused on breathing solutions and Vyaire acquired in 2017. A graduate of Brown University, he earned his medical degree at Saba University School of Medicine and completed his residency in anesthesiology, including serving as chief resident, at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiology and the New York State Society of Anesthesiology.

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Felipe Urdaneta, MD
Felipe Urdaneta, MD
President of the Society of Airway Management and Associate Professor at the University of Florida

Dr. Urdaneta is an associate professor of anesthesiology at the University of Florida College of Medicine and serves on the board of the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Gainesville, FL.  He earned his medical degree from the Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Senora del Rosario in Colombia, and his master’s degree in medical education from the University of Florida. He is the author of Timeline of Airway Management. He is President of the Society of Airway Management, as well as a member of the Society of Head and Neck Anesthesiology and American Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists, among other professional medical organizations.

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