Faculty Development

Faculty Development


To train the next generation of leaders in anesthesiology, the department supports ongoing mentorship. In 2017, Dr. Rebecca Twersky founded the Faculty Development Mentoring Program to formalize the faculty mentoring program. The program serves as a resource to support career development and to increase collaboration and networking opportunities. Faculty mentoring has been shown to catalyze productivity, advancement and overall job satisfaction. Junior faculty are required to meet with mentors selected from within or outside of the department to establish short and long-term goals. Junior faculty are expected to achieve tangible outcomes including:

  • Increased productivity in teaching and academic performance
  • Educational, research or governance activities
  • Presentations at National/International conferences
  • Participation of Committees for the American Society of Anesthesiology (ASA), Post-Graduate Assembly (PGA) and society meetings
  • Abstract/Publications
  • Grants
  • Journal Reviewers

Since the inception of the program, junior faculty have strengthened their relationships with senior faculty members within the department. Junior faculty are assuming greater leadership roles both in and out of the operating room. Junior faculty are actively involved with the following internal and external committees:

Internal Committees:

  • Junior Faculty Council
  • Medical Council 
  • Ethics Committee
  • Institutional Review Board (IRB) Committee
  • Graduate Medical Education Committee

External Committees:

  • ASA Committee of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Anesthesia
  • ASA Committee on Professional Diversity
  • ASA Committee on Women Anesthesiologists
  • ASA Committee on Quality Management & Departmental Administration
  • ASA Educational Track Committee on Ambulatory Anesthesia & Fundamentals of Anesthesiology
  • Objective Structured Clinical Examination Committee for the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA)
  • Ad Hoc Committee On Fasting
  • Abstract Review Subcommittee on Pediatric Anesthesia
  • Abstract Review SubCommittee on Equipment, Monitoring and Engineering Technology

Alessia Pedoto, MD

Alessia Pedoto

Meet our Director of Faculty Development:

Alessia Pedoto, MD, FASA
Clinical Attending, Professor
Director, Faculty Development Mentoring Program
Department of Anesthesiology & Critical Care