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Executive Committee

PAC Council


For more information,
please contact:

Megan Turcotte
Director of Member Services
235 Promenade Street
Suite 500
Providence RI 02908-5763
Fax 401-751-8050



Rhode Island Society of Anesthesiologists

The Rhode Island Society of Anesthesiologists is an organization for licensed physicians in Rhode Island who are engaged in the practice of, or who are otherwise interested in anesthesiology. RISA works to raise the standards of the specialty by fostering and encouraging research and scientific progress in anesthesiology.

The Rhode Island Society of Anesthesiologists is a component society of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, is represented on the Council of the Rhode Island Medical Society, and represents the profession on various state regulatory agencies.


2012 Annual meeting

Richard Browning, MD [left photo] and Chafic Raad, MD [right photo] received the Rhode Island Society of Anesthesiologists' Distinguished Service Award from Fred Burgess, MD. The awards read:
"In recognition and appreciation of your exemplary contributions to the Rhode Island Society of Anesthesiologists and to the people of Rhode Island as an insightful leader, clinician, mentor, and caring physician."

Brett Arron, MD presented Fred Burgess, MD the past-president's plaque for his professionalism, dedication, and leadership on behalf of the society.


2010 ASA legislative Meeting

RISA President Fred Burgess, MD; ASA President Alex Hannenberg, MD; RISA Delegate Fred Rotenberg, MD; RISA PAC Chair Deborah Cahill, MD

RISA Executive Committee (2012–2014)

Brett Arron, MD

Vice President
Afreen Siddiqui, MD

Rafael E. Padilla, MD

Scott Benzuly, MD

Immediate Past President
Frederick Burgess, MD


Frederick Burgess, MD

Alternate Director
Brett Arron, MD

Kristopher R. Davignon, MD

Alternate Delegate
Stephen Panaro, MD
Arthur A. Bert, MD

ASA Legistlative Chair
James Griffin, DO

RISA PAC Council


Deborah Cahill, MD, Chair
John Prinscott, MD
Raul Masing, MD
Peter Baziotis, MD
Curt Gramlich, MD




Updated 1/26/12

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