Dr. Moya’s Reply (Nov 28, 1988)

November 28, 1988Douglas W. Eastwood, M.D.
Department of Anesthesiology
10701 East Boulevard
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
Dear Doug:
I was delighted to hear from you after all these years. Apart from working at the V.A. hospital how are you doing?
The Southern Chaiman’s meetings were always useful and informative for me. Probably the most useful aspect of those meetings was the opportunity to chat and commiserate leisurely with the other young struggling chairmen. It was great learning how to be a chairman by exchanging stories of success and failure. Curiously enough, we always seem to learn the most from the worse horror stories.
A specific part of the annual program that I would always look forward to was the Faculty Salary presentations. This was extrtemely useful in my annual discussion and negotiation with the Dean.
Finally, there was the benefit that all academic anesthesiology has enjoyed in the spawning of the Society of Academic Anesthesia Chairmen. I’m sure you’ll recall that it was your idea to explore the formation of a national organization modelled after our southern organization. I still remember driving with you through the Shenandoah Valley mulling over the basic principles on which SAAC was later organized.
Doug, many thanks for seeking my thoughts on our Southern Chairman’s meetings. It forced me to dredge up many fond memories of you and our southern colleagues.
With personal regards,
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Frank Moya, M.D.
Department of Anesthesiology

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