George Mychaskiw II, DO, FAAP, FACOP, FASA
Chief Academic & Medical Officer
Dr. George Mychaskiw is Salud Education’s Chief Medical and Academic Officer; he is also the Director of Perioperative Services, Professor and Vice-Chair of Anesthesiology at the Ochsner-LSU Health Science Center in Shreveport, LA. He received his medical degree from the Kansas City University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Mychaskiw completed fellowships in cardiac and pediatric anesthesiology at the Yale University School of Medicine, Yale-New Haven Hospital and was appointed as an assistant professor of anesthesiology in the cardiac and pediatric divisions at the Yale University School of Medicine. He has also received training in hyperbaric medicine at the University of Texas, Galveston.
Dr. Mychaskiw is certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology, American Osteopathic Board of Anesthesiology and has been certified by the National Board of Echocardiography. Dr. Mychaskiw has an extensive background in health policy and medical education and is a graduate of the AOA’s Health Policy Fellowship. He is the author of numerous articles, book chapters and has been a visiting professor at many academic institutions in the United States, Canada, China, India, the Philippines, and Saudi Arabia.
An authority in osteopathic medical education, Dr. Mychaskiw has been involved in the development of eight osteopathic medical colleges in the U.S., including the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine at New Mexico State University, where he served as Founding Dean and Chief Academic Officer. Dr. Mychaskiw joined Salud Education to continue development of medical colleges to meet the health care needs of the country’s underserved and vulnerable populations.
Dr. Mychaskiw has been appointed to be the Founding President of a new initiative with Catholic Healthcare International’s Saint Padre Pio Institute to develop a new college of medicine to address the shortage of physicians serving in Catholic-affiliated hospital systems in the U.S. and internationally.
Dr. Mychaskiw’s prior experience also includes (i) Founding Chair of Anesthesiology and Anesthesia Medical Director of Perioperative Services at the Nemours Children’s Hospital, in Orlando, Florida; (ii) Professor and Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at Drexel University; and (iii) Vice Chair of Anesthesiology at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine.