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David Jordan, MD

20130716 Anesthesia ConceptsCopyright 2013 Len  Spoden Photography.David Jordan, MD, a board certified anesthesiologist and Fellow in Pediatric and Cardiac Anesthesia, is the President, CEO and founding partner of Anesthesia Concepts (AC).

His clinical training in anesthesia includes a residency in anesthesia at the Wake Forest School of Medicine, located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Following his residency in anesthesia, he completed six months of training in critical care medicine, after which he accepted admission into a fellowship program at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where he completed fellowship training in both cardiac and pediatric anesthesia.

In 1983, Dr. Jordan joined the Carillion Hospital System in Roanoke, Virginia, a one thousand bed regional Medical Center and Level I trauma center. He was instrumental in the development of a cardiac anesthesia department, which ultimately provided anesthesia for over one thousand (1000) open cardiac procedures annually. After three years, he was elected Chairman of the Department of Anesthesia, and subsequently served in this capacity for four years. Under his leadership, the department grew from a group of eight providers (both physician and CRNA) to over fifty providers. During this time, he developed an obstetrical epidural service, a pediatric anesthesia department and ICU, and a pain service for the management of acute post-operative pain. He also developed an ambulatory anesthesia department in an outlying hospital, which was converted to an ambulatory surgery center specializing in ENT and Ophthalmologic surgery by the Carillion Hospital System. In 1989, Dr. Jordan moved to Alexandria, Virginia, where he again established a successful cardiac anesthesia program. In 1994, he developed a freestanding, multi-specialty ambulatory center in Sterling, Virginia, providing anesthesia for orthopedic, general, plastic, dental, and gastroenterological procedures.

In 1995, Dr. Jordan became President of Anesthesia Associates, Ltd, of Alexandria. During this time, in addition to actively providing clinical anesthesia services, he initiated an acute postoperative pain service, a pediatric anesthesia section, and recruited for and developed a chronic pain service. Additionally, he was instrumental in restructuring the hospital-based ambulatory section of the surgical department to create increased efficiency and productivity.

In 2001, Inova Healthcare Systems opened their flagship freestanding ambulatory surgery center in Springfield, Virginia. Over the past twelve years, Inova Surgery Center has grown from a start-up joint venture between the Inova Health System and the surgeons to its present day level of performing over 700 surgical cases per month. Dr. Jordan played a key role in the start-up, being involved in the entire process, from design input through implementation of operations of the center. He is a member of the active medical staff, and practices clinical anesthesia on a daily basis. In addition to serving as Chief of Anesthesia and Medical Director, he is a member of the Board of Directors.

In the past six years, in conjunction with Dr. Steve Luck (following), he has overseen the growth and development of AC from it’s inception to the current nine centers of operation. In total, since 2001, he has developed anesthesia departments in eighteen surgery centers, of which nine are under management at the present time. Of these, all but three were developed from the initial start-up phase.

Dr. Jordan’s philosophy is one of recruiting energetic, motivated, highly qualified and experienced anesthesiologists and CRNA’s to provide clinical services in a setting where it is recognized that the ‘customer’ is both the patient and the surgeon. By instilling a sense of the importance of quality, cost-effective anesthesia in an environment that is patient and surgeon friendly, he contributes immensely to the overall success of an ambulatory surgery center. Likewise, he recognizes the importance of the fact that everyone is “on the team” in an ambulatory center. There is no place in a small ambulatory center for clinicians who are not willing to ‘jump in’ and help on all fronts. This has contributed greatly to the success of each center.