DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Metropolitan Anesthesia Consultants (Metro) proudly announces that Jeffrey S. Plagenhoef, MD, FASA, is joining their all-physician-led anesthesia team.
“Metro is excited to have Dr. Plagenhoef join our practice,” said Metro Chairman Dr. Richard Haldeman. “He is a national leader in anesthesia, and we are lucky to have him.”
Plagenhoef exhibits deep and exemplary expertise in physician-led anesthesia care, garnered over his more than 25 years of career excellence. His efforts have improved patient safety and the quality of care for patients, physicians, and healthcare facilities at the local, state, and national levels.
Plagenhoef received the American Society of Anesthesiologist’s (ASA) Excellence in Governance Award for his exemplary leadership in advocacy and service on the ASA Political Action Committee. Previously, he served as the ASA chairman and president, as well as a member of the ASA’s board of directors, administrative council, and executive committee. Notably, he was voted the inaugural chairman of the Anesthesia Quality Institute's board of directors. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (FASA), the ASA’s highest acknowledgment, which recognizes exceptional education, leadership, and commitment to the specialty.
For 25 years, Plagenhoef practiced in Dothan, Alabama, where he was the chairman of the quality committee at a 400-bed hospital for nearly a decade. He served as president-elect then president of the Alabama State Society of Anesthesiologists, earning a reputation as a transformational leader. He created a new organizational plan and achieved legislative support for physician-led and physician-involved anesthesia care.
Plagenhoef joins with a continued focus on advocacy and upholding physician-led and physician-involved anesthesia care as the best standard of care.
About Metropolitan Anesthesia Consultants
Metropolitan Anesthesia Consultants is comprised of more than 100 physicians, providing excellence in anesthesia care at many hospitals and surgery centers throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Their commitment to patients, surgeons, and hospitals can be seen through the education, training, and experience of each of their doctors. Under their physicians, patients can be assured that they are in the very best of hands for any type of surgery. The organization prides itself on an unprecedented commitment to quality, excellence, and service. For more information, please visit metroanesthesia.com.