Jarrod Mosier, MD is the new National Director of The Difficult Airway Course: Critical Care™. Mosier’s work began in The Difficult Airway Course: Emergency™, where his expertise quickly shined and, coupled with his experience in Critical Care medicine, earned him the post of Director for the new Critical Care offering. He is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Emergency Medicine at the University of Arizona.
His vision for the future of the course is to focus more on the ICU, where some doctors receive very little training. “Airway management in the ICU is still kind of an abyss in terms of research and experience,” Mosier notes. His goal is to switch focus from just laryngoscopy to developing strategies for oxygenation.
His work so far has impressed the faculty of The Difficult Airway Course, as he attended his first course as National Course Director in Denver. “That course did very well,” says Director of The Difficult Airway Course: Anesthesia Adam Law, MD. “The number of questions we got from students was unlike anything I had ever seen, that can only indicate an interested and engaged crowd.”
Law adds that Mosier’s experience with both emergency medicine and critical care gives him a strong perspective, and enhances his performance. “He is a high quality individual,” he said. “He has good studies and writing, a great track record, and is a good guy and a good teacher.”
Mosier, humbled by his appointment laughed, “I don’t know how I got this role.” But his colleagues know his hard work and commitment got him here.
Mosier was both a resident and did a critical care fellowship under John Sakles MD, who is excited about what Mosier’s background has to offer. On top of his experience in both emergency and critical medicine, he has also focused on physiology. “He has a unique vantage point. He is on the leading edge, and is a brilliant guy and teacher,” he says.
Mosier looks forward to what his future with the Course holds. “I want this to be a place for people to go where it is a real airway course, where we come up with what we think is the best way to manage airways. And The Difficult Airway Course has always been good at that.”