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TeamHealth Anesthesia Names Aryeh Shander, MD, Director of Research

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- TeamHealth, one of the nation's largest providers of outsourced physician staffing solutions for hospitals, announces the appointment of Aryeh Shander, MD, FCCM, FCCP, as director of research for TeamHealth Anesthesia, effective Sept. 1. In his new role, Dr. Shander will work to improve clinical outcomes through the direction and coordination of all TeamHealth Anesthesia clinical research initiatives.

"Dr. Shander is a passionate researcher and true innovator in the field of anesthesiology and patient blood management, and we are proud to have him as part of our team," said Sonya Pease, MD, chief medical officer for TeamHealth Anesthesia. "We look forward to the opportunity to learn from his experience and expertise and work together to improve care for all of the patients and families we serve nationwide."

Dr. Shander founded Englewood, N.J.-based Northern Valley Anesthesiology (NVA), which provides comprehensive anesthesia, critical care and pain management services to Englewood Hospital and Medical Center as well as five ambulatory surgery centers in northern New Jersey. He joined TeamHealth in January 2013, when NVA was acquired by TeamHealth.

Dr. Shander is an internationally respected expert who is particularly regarded for his innovations and skill in managing patients with minimal to no blood transfusion. He is a founding member of the Society for the Advancement of Blood Management (SABM), a leading organization in the development of effective blood management strategies. Throughout his career Dr. Shander has authored numerous articles and books in the fields of anesthesiology, critical care, transfusion medicine and other disciplines. He has served as the primary investigator for clinical trials and other breakthrough medical studies and as a reviewer for many medical journals. In 1997, Dr. Shander was recognized by Time magazine as one of America's "Heroes of Medicine." Additionally, Dr. Shander serves as chief of the departments of Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine, Pain Management and Hyperbaric Medicine at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. He also serves as clinical professor of Anesthesiology, Medicine and Surgery at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City.

About TeamHealth
TeamHealth (Knoxville, Tenn.) (NYSE: TMH) is one of the largest providers of outsourced physician staffing solutions for hospitals in the United States. Through its 18 regional locations and multiple service lines, TeamHealth's more than 8,900 affiliated healthcare professionals provide emergency medicine, hospital medicine, anesthesia, urgent care, and pediatric staffing and management services to more than 800 civilian and military hospitals, clinics, and physician groups in 47 states. The term "TeamHealth" as used throughout this release includes Team Health, Inc., and all of its related entities, divisions, subsidiaries and affiliated physicians and physician groups. For more information about TeamHealth, visit www.teamhealth.com.

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