Lee A. Fleisher is Professor and Vice Chair for Clinical Investigation in the Department of Anesthesiology at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He also holds Joint Appointments in Health Sciences Informatics, Health Policy and Management, and Medicine. Dr. Fleisher has published in several areas relating to preoperative evaluation, risk assessment and safety of anesthesia. He has published over 60 original articles, 50 review articles and book chapters and 10 editorials. He has edited or co-edited several books and monographs including serving as Co-Editor of Essence of Anesthesia Practice, consulting editor for Anesthesia Clinics of North America and Associate Editor of the 6th edition of Anesthesia. He serves on several editorial boards including Anesthesiology and is an ad hoc reviewer for numerous journals including JAMA and the New England Journal of Medicine.