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James Grant, MD, Named Chair of Anesthesiology


James D. Grant, MD

We are delighted to announce the appointment of James D. Grant, MD, MBA, as chair of the Department of Anesthesiology and physician executive in Perioperative Services. A nationally recognized and accomplished physician leader, Grant brings to Cedars-Sinai a distinguished record of clinical excellence, organizational leadership and administrative expertise.

Grant joins us from Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, in Michigan, where he has served as chief of the Department of Anesthesiology and professor and chair of Anesthesiology at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine.
A Michigan native, Grant served on the Michigan Board of Medicine for seven years and as its chair from 2003-2006 and was president of the Michigan Society of Anesthesiologists and the Michigan State Medical Society.

Grant has held major national leadership roles and in 2018 was elected as the 100th president of the American Society of Anesthesiologists. He is on the board of directors of the Anesthesia Foundation and the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research. Grant is an examiner of the American Board of Anesthesiology and chair of the Michigan delegation to the American Medical Association.

At Cedars-Sinai, Grant will establish the strategic direction for the Department of Anesthesiology's clinical, administrative, research and educational missions. A member of the full-time faculty, he will collaborate with leaders across the organization to integrate and coordinate services to improve clinical outcomes and build a unified patient experience. Grant will oversee residency and fellowship programs and develop clinical and research-focused physicians to ensure excellent clinical care.

Julian Gold, MD, and Ron Wender, MD, have been outstanding department leaders for many years, and we look forward to celebrating their institutional and departmental accomplishments in the near future. They have established an outstanding program that is now poised for further growth, as we thank them for their wonderful stewardship.

Thank you to members of the search committee, chaired by Keith L. Black, MD, who conducted an extensive national search. Please join us in extending our congratulations and a warm welcome as Grant assumes his new responsibilities at Cedars-Sinai on April 15.

- Shlomo Melmed, MD
Executive Vice President, Academic Affairs, Dean of the Medical Faculty

- Jeff Smith, MD, JD, MMM
Executive Vice President, Hospital Operations, and
Chief Operating Officer