For the last several years Allied Anesthesia has been fortunate to have Dr. Paul Yost as a member of our team. He has always been a shining example of what we stand for and what we value. Recently, Dr. Yost was named president-elect of the California Society of Anesthesiologists at the 2013 House of Delegates meeting in Los Angeles.
Dr. Yost is no stranger to incredible achievements. In 1982 he completed his bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Stanford. He then earned his Medical Doctorate degree from Baylor College of Medicine in 1986 and completed two medical residencies: Pediatrics at Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, Florida, and Anesthesiology at UCLA.
Currently, Yost practices adult and pediatric anesthesiology at St. Joseph’s Hospital of Orange, where he is director of cardiothoracic anesthesia, and CHOC Children’s Hospital, where he is past president of the medical staff.
In his new position, Dr. Yost will help lead the 3,000-member organization to promote the highest professional standards, provide continuing education and advocating for anesthesiologists and their patients. He will also work closely with the CSA president to find ways to support the membership, their specialty and their patients.
Yost explained how important organized medicine is to both doctors and patients. “We’re so much stronger when we work together. To me it’s something you do. It’s a part of your professional life. You get involved and try to leave the organization better than when you started.”
Although, the CSA position requires Dr. Yost to spend time away from his practice, the team at Allied Anesthesia was happy to pick up any slack. “The whole group is contributing in a sense by allowing me to do this,” he said. As a result of everyone’s teamwork Yost will be able to keep his colleagues at Allied Anesthesia up to date on the latest developments in their field for their own growth and for the benefit of their patients.
We are excited to congratulate Dr. Yost on his latest accomplishment, and we know great things lie ahead for all of the members of Allied Anesthesia.