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Clinical Support Team

Our clinical support team consists of experienced nurses and technicians with extensive operating room experience as well as experience in hospital operations and logistics. The clinical support team coordinates patient flow and works diligently to keep the schedule running on time while accommodating the inevitable emergency add-ons and cancellations that would otherwise disrupt the schedule. The clinical support team also assists the physicians in ensuring that intravenous lines are in place and the appropriate lab work has been completed prior to surgery.

Jason Richardson, Cert AT

Jason is an Arizona native who attended Flowing Wells High School and the University of Arizona. After successfully completing his certification as an Anesthesia Technician, Jason gained extensive experience in anesthesia equipment, regional anesthesia procedures, and operating room logistics while working with the Department of Anesthesia at Northwest Hospital. Jason joined SAA & ASA in 2007, and works primarily at St. Mary’s Hospital as well as Northwest Medical Center.

Paul Castaneda, Cert AT

Paul is a native of Tucson, and attended Tucson High School and Pima Community College. After obtaining dual national certifications in Anesthesia technology Paul sat as the Regional Director of ASATT (American society of Anesthesia Technicians and Technologists) for six years. Paul worked as the lead anesthesia technologist at St Mary’s hospital where he gained extensive knowledge of the field of anesthesia. Paul worked for St Mary’s hospital for roughly 10 years before joining ASA/SAA as a Westside Hospital Based Scheduler.