Board of Directors

Governance Committee

President (Term: 2019-2020)

Babar A. Khan MD

Assistant Professor, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN

Dr. Khan's research is at the critical intersection of acute illness and aging brain. He is a patient oriented-translational/clinical researcher with a principal focus on developing a biomarker profile among delirious patients in the intensive care unit to predict their long term cognitive, physical and psychological morbidity. In addition, he directs the "Critical Care Recovery Center- CCRC", located at Eskenazi Health Services. CCRC is an innovative center balancing research and clinical services that sought to implement the advances in the science of "Post-ICU syndrome" for expeditious recovery and rehabilitation of ICU survivors.


Immediate Past President (Term: 2018-2019)

John W. Devlin, PharmD, BCCCP, FCCM, FCCP 

Professor of Pharmacy, Northeastern University and Scientific Staff, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA

Dr. Devlin, in collaboration with members of the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine and the Department of Psychiatry at Tufts Medical Center, directs a federally-funded, clinical research program surrounding the assessment and treatment of delirium and agitation in the intensive care unit.


President_Elect (Term: 2020-2021)

Christine Waszynski DNP, RN, GNP-BC

Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT

Christine Waszynski APRN attended the University of Connecticut for her undergraduate and graduate degrees in nursing. She is currently the coordinator of the Geriatric Consult Service and NICHE Program at Hartford Hospital in Hartford Connecticut where she functions in the role of geriatric nurse practitioner and clinical nurse specialist. Christine is the co-chairperson of ADAPT (delirium workgroup) and the Geriatrics Council within the Geriatric and Palliative Medicine Institute of Hartford HealthCare. She is currently a doctoral candidate at Sacred Heart University School of Nursing where she is pursuing a Doctorate of Nursing Practice. Her research interests involve non-pharmacological interventions for persons at risk for or experiencing delirium.



Noll Campbell, PharmD, MS

Purdue University College of Pharmacy Indianapolis, IN

Noll L. Campbell, PharmD, MS is a Research Assistant Professor in the College of Pharmacy at Purdue University. Dr. Campbell received his PharmD degree from Butler University, completed a pharmacy practice residency at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, then a geriatric pharmacotherapy residency at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC. As an investigator with the Indiana University Center for Aging Research and the Regenstrief Institute, Inc., his research focuses on the effect of medications on the aging brain. He is a 2014 recipient of a career development award from the National Institute on Aging to continue his work in recognizing the adverse cognitive effects of medications.



Clay Angel, MD

Dr. Clay Angel currently serves as the medical site director for Kaiser Permanent’s hospital medicine program expansion in Santa Cruz county, CA.

He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Hospital Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine and has been with Kaiser Permanente since 2006 after completing IM residency in Chicago.

In 2009, Dr. Angel started and co-led a multidisciplinary team, based in the medical surgical setting, which has worked to improve, manage and ultimately prevent delirium in fragile elderly inpatients. This work has continued to grow and develop and has led to implementation of a standardized, regional approach to delirium management across Northern California.

His interest in implementation science and national best practices around delirium management in the hospital setting led to continued and increasing involvement in the American Delirium Society, which he has been a member since 2013.


Board Members


Rakesh C. Arora MD PhD FRCSC FACS

Professor, Departments of Surgery, Anesthesia, Physiology and Pathophysiology, Director, Intensive Care Cardiac Sciences, St. Boniface Hospital, Associate Director of Research, Department of Surgery, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada

Dr. Arora was born in London, Ontario and obtained a Baccalaureate of Arts degree from the University of Western Ontario. From there, he next achieved his Medical Doctorate from the University of Toronto in 1996 before moving to Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia to undergo his Cardiac Surgery Residency. During his time in his residency in Dalhousie, he completed a Doctorate of Philosophy in the Department of Anatomy/Neurobiology under the supervision of Drs. Andrew Armour and David Hopkins in the field of neurocardiology.



Leanne Boehm, RN, PhD

Dr. Boehm focuses her research on strategies to improve outcomes for the critically ill. Her primary research interests include exploration of interventions to improve interprofessional protocol implementation, adherence, and fidelity in the acute care setting; implementation of ICU peer support and diary programs with exploration of the associated patient, staff, and organizational outcomes; and exploration of interventions to reduce the burden of Post-Intensive Care Syndrome.



Jose Maldonado MD, FAPM

Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (General Psychiatry and Psychology-Adult), Stanford University Medical Center

Dr. Maldonado is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry, and by courtesy of Medicine, Surgery and Emergency Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine and Associate Professor of Law at Stanford School of Law. He serves as the Chief of the Medical and Forensic Psychiatry Section, and Medical Director of the Psychosomatic Medicine Service. In September 2003 Dr Maldonado joined the faculty of Stanford’s Center for Biomedical Ethics and served as co-Chair of the Biomedical Ethics committee at Stanford Medical center, for ten years ending in 2009. Dr. Maldonado is director of the Psychiatry & the Law course at Stanford Law School.



Esther Oh, MD, PhD

Dr. Esther Oh is an Associate Professor in the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology (Department of Medicine) at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She also holds appointments in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and in the Division of Neuropathology. She is also the Associate Director of the Johns Hopkins Memory and Alzheimer’s Treatment Center.

Dr. Oh’s research is primarily focused on Alzheimer’s disease and delirium. Her current projects include: development of biomarkers for detecting early stages of Alzheimer’s disease; postoperative outcomes after surgery; role of sensory problems (hearing and vestibular function) in Alzheimer’s disease.



Mark Oldham, MD

Dr. Mark Oldham, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) who completed a fellowship in consultation-liaison psychiatry at Yale.

His clinical work has centered on team-based models of proactive psychiatric consultation, and his academic interests lie in understanding the mental health aspects of delirium and delirium neurophysiology. He is currently pursuing a career development award in delirium research to explore the role of sleep disruption and circadian disruption in delirium risk, onset, and long-term outcomes.



James Rudolph, MD, SM

Director, Center of Innovation in Geriatric Services, Providence VA, Providence, RI, Director, Measurement and Quality Improvement, VA Office of Geriatrics and Extended Care, Washington, DC.

Dr. Rudolph is the Director of the Center of Innovation in Geriatric Services at the Providence VA Medical Center and the Director of Measurement and Quality Improvement for the VA Office of Geriatrics and Extended Care, and a faculty member at the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University. He is a clinician, researcher, and educator. His area of expertise is the relationship of functional (cognitive and physical) deficits as a predisposition to negative health events in older persons, particularly those who are hospitalized. He is an active clinician who works with interdisciplinary teams to implement programs to improve patient care with a focus on returning patient’s function. Driven by his clinical work, his research assesses on thinking and recovery after hospitalization across the healthcare system.



Heidi Smith, MD, MSC, MSCI

Dr. Heidi AB Smith is a Pediatric Anesthesiologist and Intensivist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center who studies ICU Delirium in critically ill infants and children. .

She developed the first highly valid and reliable delirium tool for routine monitoring of ICU delirium in children. She is involved in collaborative efforts through the Society of Critical Care Medicine to improve care of pediatric patients and is serving as Co-Chair of the Pediatric Sedation, Analgesia, and Delirium Guideline Committee and the ICU Liberation Committee. She most recently accepted a position on the Board for the American Delirium Society and looks forward to developing further opportunities for collaboration, education, and sharing of knowledge for the care of children who are at risk or suffer from delirium.