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Kevin Driscoll, DNP, MSN, BSN, CRNA


Kevin Driscoll is a Staff Anesthetist at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Clinical Center, Building 10. This is the world’s largest research-only dedicated hospital where they take on medically complex cases to gain greater insights into future diagnosing, treating and curing patients.

Prior, he was at The Johns Hopkins Hospital where he helped lead the first Collaborative Unit Based Safety Program (CUSP) in the Department of Surgery as well as Co-chaired a Johns Hopkins Medicine Clinical Community. In addition, he is an Inaugural Fellow of the Armstrong Institutes of Patient Safety at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Kevin currently serves on the Board of Directors for the National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA) and holds a faculty appointment at the University of Pennsylvania.

He recently completed his DNP at Yale University where his focus was on the geo-spatial analysis of the positive correlates for veteran suicide and is on track to be the first CRNA in the nation to be certified in big data analytics by ESRIs technical Geographic Information Systems platform.

Carrie Frederick, M.D.

Dr. Carrie Frederick is a board-certified anesthesiologist who has been specializing in anesthesia for outpatient and office-based surgery centers for the last 30 years. She completed her medical training at the University of Rochester School of Medicine in New York and then moved to Portland, Maine to complete her residency in anesthesia.

In addition to practicing anesthesia, Dr. Frederick, is a retired Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor in Anesthesia who was involved with the education of nurse anesthesia students at the University of New England, College of Health Professionals from 2005-2013. She also guest lectured at the University's College of Medicine and supervised UNE students, at all levels, during clinical rotations. In 2010, she served as the Interim Medical Director of the Physician Assistant Program at UNE and was a member of the Advisory Board to the Maine Board of Registration in Medicine for PA Affairs. Dr. Frederick was awarded the University of New England's Distinguished Graduate Teaching Award for the 2010-2011 academic year. She continues to teach and tutor students at all levels in the healthcare field.

Dr. Frederick has published several articles in Outpatient Surgery Magazine. She has a particular interest in airway management and patient safety in the out-patient setting. She served as a consultant to the State of Maine EMS Board regarding airway management in the pre-hospital setting and has also consulted for private surgery centers interested in narcotic sparing techniques and preparing for accreditation site visits.


Lieutenant Colonel Peter D. Strube is a CRNA who graduated Magna Cum Laude from St. Mary’s University school of anesthesia in 2006 with a master’s degree, specifically in anesthesia. His undergraduate degree is from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. He was awarded the Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia (DNAP) in June of 2017 and is currently enrolled in his executive MBA program. Lieutenant Colonel Strube is in the United States Nurse Corp. LTC Strube has mobilized and deployed four times during current military operations, which included service in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

Peter is also an Associate Professor at St Mary’s University and is the director of the doctoral anesthesia pharmacology program. He has authored several professional articles and training programs and speaks professionally both nationally and internationally. He is an editor and reviewer for anesthesia articles and papers. He is an active researcher on the topic of lateral violence in healthcare. He has been elected to serve on the state association board and two AANA national committees. He has served his community as a member of the Mount Horeb Board of Education and is a Commissioner on the Dane County Ethics Board and is a court-appointed mentor for veterans in crisis.

Peter is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Nurse Anesthesia, College of Health Professions, at Rosalind Franklin University, and is a professional mentor for doctoral students. In addition, Peter is an Associate Academic Faculty, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh where he is the course director for the doctoral anesthesia pharmacology program. He is also a Clinical Instructor Level 3, University of Wisconsin, Madison Hospital and Clinics.

Matthew D. Zinder, MS, CH, CRNA

Matthew Zinder has worked in some level of healthcare for 20 years, starting as an EMT in a volunteer fire station. He received his BS from The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing in 1999. Following a 2-year experience at the Johns Hopkins Hospital Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Matthew attended and graduated from the Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia Nurse Anesthesia Program in 2003. He went on to work at Chippenham Hospital, in Richmond, VA for 3 years.

Matthew owns and operates a mobile anesthesia practice that his father founded 33 years ago. It consists of 20 practitioners and covers 50 locations throughout the state of Maryland.

Matthew speaks at many professional conferences, both nationally and internationally, involving topics such as the business of anesthesia, hypnosis, and the practice of anesthesia. Matthew also has an active hypnotherapy practice that caters mainly to health care providers. Matthew is also the founder and director of Maryland Emergency Response, a disaster relief 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that works to aid victims following natural and/or man-made disasters as well as community outreach projects such as their Homeless Backpack Initiative.