Dr. Juan Quintana, CRNA, DNP, MHS, president of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA), served in the military for nine years. Prior to becoming president of the AANA, Dr. Quintana served on the AANA Board of Directors in other positions and was also president of the Texas Association of Nurse Anesthetists. The president of Sleepy Anesthesia, founded in 1999, his anesthesia practice provides services to serves several hospitals in Texas.
Dr. Quintana has been practicing anesthesia since 1997. Graduating with a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Texas Christian University in 2009, Dr. Quintana is a leader in the area of education and evaluation of cost-effectiveness and efficiency.
A highly sought-after lecturer, he has been invited to speak at hospitals and numerous anesthesia meetings on the state and national levels about the business of anesthesia, cost effectiveness of best anesthesia practice models, cost effectiveness of anesthesia professionals, and anesthesia billing and compliance.
In 2010, Dr. Quintana became the first CRNA to serve on the Medicare Evidence Development and Coverage Advisory Council (MEDCAC), an independent body that provides the Medicare agency guidance and expert advice on the science and technology affecting healthcare delivery.
Dr. Quintana, who speaks both English and Spanish, is also an educator, ex-officio faculty to the Texas Christian University (TCU) Doctor of Nursing Practice program, and adjunct faculty to TCU’s Nurse Anesthesia Program, both in Fort Worth, Texas. Dr. Quintana resides in Winnsboro, Texas.