Alex Macario, MD, MBA is vice-chair for education and Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine, where he serves as the program director for the anesthesiology residency, which has more than 100 housestaff.
Dr. Macario serves as director for the American Board of Anesthesiology, and is a member of the Anesthesiology Review Committee for the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.
Dr. Macario completed his undergraduate, medical school and business school education at the University of Rochester with the Wilson Merit Scholarship. He trained in anesthesiology at Stanford, served as Chief Resident, and completed a fellowship in health services research.
Dr. Macario’s clinical practice is with adult patients in the general operating room. He also serves as a hospital scheduler to provide management and leadership in the medical center's operating rooms and procedure rooms including interventional radiology and endoscopy.
Dr. Macario has received numerous awards, including being internationally recognized with the Excellence in Education Award from the American Society of Anesthesiologists given to one anesthesiologist per year for extraordinary contributions to graduate medical education. Dr. Macario was also the inaugural recipient of the Outstanding Contribution to Graduate Medical Education as Program Director Award for the Stanford University Medical Center. He has also been honored with the Faculty Mentor Award on two occasions from the American Society of Anesthesiology for his efforts to foster diversity.
Dr. Macario established a well known academic program in operating room management, including creating the Management of Perioperative Services Fellowship which has trained dozens of physicians from the US and other countries. Dr. Macario also designed and led other innovative educational programs.