Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine Honors Co-Founder of North American Partners in Anesthesia

Peter F. R. Walker, MD, vice president of anesthesia services and co-founder of North American Partners in Anesthesia, has been recognized for his career achievements by the Hofstra North-Shore LIJ School of Medicine in Hempstead, N.Y., with the establishment of the Peter F.R. Walker, MD, Professorship of Anesthesiology, according to a NAPA news release.

 

The professorship will support research, education and patient-care programs carried out by its appointed recipient, John Di Capua, MD, vice president of anesthesiology services for the North Shore-LIJ Health System and deputy CEO and chief medical officer of NAPA Management Services Corp.

 

Dr. Walker has over 40 years of healthcare experience, according to the release. He has held positions at several institutions including Massachusetts General Hospital, New York University Hospital and the North Shore-LIJ Health System. Dr. Walker helped create NAPA and co-founded the Anesthesia Business Group, a data warehouse granted Patient Safety Organization Status by the Federal Government's Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. He received his medical degree at Boston University,

Dr. Di Capua trained in anesthesiology at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He developed a procedural pain management program which led to him becoming co-founder of the Pain Management Center at North Shore University Hospital at Syosset. Dr. Di Capua is currently the vice president of anesthesiology services for the North Shore-LIJ Health System and chairman of anesthesiology at North Shore University Hospital and LIJ Medical Center, where he supervises all clinical, academic, research and quality activities in anesthesiology at the North Shore-LIJ Health System. As associate professor and founding chair of the Department of Anesthesiology at The Hofstra North-Shore LIJ School of Medicine, Dr. Di Capua will also be serving on the admissions and curriculum committees of the medical school.


"We're thrilled that the Hofstra North Shore LIJ Medical School has chosen to honor our colleagues," said Timothy J. Dowd, MD, CEO of NAPA Management Services Corp., in the release. "As we continue to work with the medical school, we're confident that Dr. Di Capua's leadership, which builds upon the foundation set by Dr. Walker, will help us establish a premier anesthesiology residency program in the nation."

Read the news release from North American Partners in Anesthesia.

 

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