We are excited to announce, the new president of the 3,000-member California Society of Anesthesiologists (CSA) is our very own Allied physician Paul Yost.
Dr. Yost is a very qualified individual for this position. His years of experience, wealth of knowledge and many talents are a testament to the type of leader who should hold such an esteemed position in this statewide organization that promotes the highest professional standards, provides continuing education, and advocates for anesthesiologists and their patients.
As the director of cardiac services at St. Joseph Hospital of Orange, and former president of medical staff and co-director of pain management at Children’s Hospital of Orange County, Dr. Yost has felt that there is strength in teamwork.
He expressed his dedication to organized medicine by explaining, “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.”
Among his many goals as president, Dr. Yost promised to continue to listen to and learn from his colleagues. He believes that every member of the CSA has a voice that is valid and meaningful, and he encourages other physicians to engage politically with the CSA. For Dr. Yost, the success of the CSA can be measured by demonstrating value to all members.
He also discussed the importance of interacting with new minds within the industry. He plans to visit as many training programs as possible in the next year to reconnect with program directors, chairs and colleagues. These training programs will also provide the opportunity for Dr. Yost to work with younger members.
“I really want to know, what do younger anesthesiologists need? How can we make them and ourselves more successful?” Dr. Yost continued. “Because our youngest members have the longest time left in the specialty, and they are closest to the knife-edge of change, I’d like to identify and respond to their changing needs.”
Dr. Yost expressed gratitude to his colleagues at Allied Anesthesia for allowing him the time to be involved on behalf of the CSA. He plans to keep his Allied Anesthesia colleagues up-to-date on the latest developments in their field for their own growth and for the benefit of their patients.
Congratulations to Dr. Yost on his achievement.