March 29, 2017
Dr. Shawn Beaman, a Saint Vincent College graduate who is chief anesthesiologist at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital and associate professor of anesthesiology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, will be the main speaker at the annual spring honors convocation of Saint Vincent College on Wednesday, April 26, at 12:30 p.m. in the Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica.
At the academic convocation, Saint Vincent College’s highest student honor, the President’s Award, will be presented to one member of the graduating class in recognition of academic accomplishments, leadership ability and community service which best reflect the College’s mission as a Catholic, Benedictine, liberal arts college.
Outstanding senior students will be recognized for academic excellence in their major fields of study and special awards will be presented by the Student Government Association for service to the college community.
Two faculty members will also be honored with the Quentin Schaut and the Boniface Wimmer Faculty Awards.
Beaman graduated with high honor from Saint Vincent in 1998 with a bachelor of science degree in psychology and minors in biology and Spanish. He earned a doctor of medicine degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in 2002. He completed his anesthesiology residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
He was named chief anesthesiologist and medical director of the operating room at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in January 2016. Prior to that he served as the associate program director for UPMC’s anesthesiology residency and as the director of trauma anesthesiology at UPMC Presbyterian. He is an associate professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and a board examiner for the American Board of Anesthesiology.
Beaman is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the Society for Education in Anesthesia, the Pennsylvania Society of Anesthesiologists, and a founding member of the Trauma Anesthesia Society. The author of numerous articles and book chapters, he is a frequent speaker at professional conferences and lecture series.
Beaman serves as a reviewer for the American Association of Medical Colleges MedEd Portal and as a member of numerous committees at UPMC Presbyterian. He is also a member of the faculty development committee for the Society for Education in Anesthesiology and the committee on trauma and emergency preparedness for the American Society of Anesthesiologists.
The recipient of Saint Vincent College’s Recent Alumnus Achievement Award in 2012 and a member of the advisory council for Saint Vincent College’s School of Social Sciences, Communication and Education, he has also received numerous awards for teaching, most notably, the Leroy Harris, MD award for clinical teaching of residents in 2011 from the UPMC Department of Anesthesiology and the Clerkship Preceptor of the Year Award in 2008 from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
Beaman and his wife, Dr. Antoinette Beaman, a pediatrician, have two children and live near Cranberry.
Following the honors convocation, the College will present the 14th Annual Academic Conference from 2 to 7 p.m. in the Sis and Herman Dupré Science Pavilion to recognize the completion of research projects and creative work of students in all academic fields. Students will make presentations and display posters of their work throughout the Pavilion. Admission is free and open to the College community as well as the general public.
Photo: Dr. Shawn T. Beaman
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