Thursday, September 26, 2019 | Marriott Kansas City Overland Park
Speaker: Vanila M. Singh, MD, MACM
Chief Medical Officer, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health
U.S. Depart of Health and Human Services
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About Vanila M. Singh, MD, MACM
As chief medical officer Dr. Singh serves as the primary medical advisor to the assistant secretary for health on the development and implementation of HHS-wide public health policy recommendations. The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health includes 11 core public health offices, including the Office of the Surgeon General, 12 advisory committees and 10 regional offices. Dr. Singh’s portfolio includes issues related to pain medicine, including opioid use and misuse, medical ethics and public health.
Dr. Singh has been a clinical associate professor of anesthesiology, perioperative and pain medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine for the past 13 years. Board-certified in both anesthesiology and pain medicine, she specializes in treating patients with complex chronic pain issues. Her practice focuses on regional anesthesia with a specialty in advanced ultrasound- guided procedures for pain management and anesthesia medicine.
She has been active in national medical organizations, serving as the vice chair of the National Physicians Council on Health Policy; an editorial board member of the Pain Physician journal for the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians; and a member of the California Medical Association’s (CMA) House of Delegates. She also served on the CMA’s Council on Ethical, Legal and Judicial Affairs, and more recently, as a member of its Subcommittee on Health Information Technology.