James E. Cottrell, MD, FRCA, is a past president of the American Society of Anesthesiologists and chairman emeritus and distinguished professor of the Department of Anesthesiology and the Gary and Sarah Sklar professor at SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn. He is a well-known name in neuroanesthesiology.
Dr. Cottrell, a well-known name in neuro-anesthesiology, is coeditor of Anesthesia and Neurosurgery (Elsevier, now in its seventh edition, 2022) and Neuroanesthesia: Handbook of Clinical and Physiologic Essentials (Little, Brown, 1999), and author of more than one hundred articles in medical journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine and the Lancet, and the former editor-in-chief of the Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology.
Dr. Cottrell served as a health policy adviser to Senator Edward M. Kennedy and the Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources. He was a founding member and former chair of the AIDS Action Foundation and is currently a regent for the State University of New York.