Our guest today is James E. Cottrell, MD, FRCA, a past president of the American Society of Anesthesiologists and chairman emeritus and distinguished professor of the Department of Anesthesiology and the Gary and Sarah Sklar professor at SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn. Today he will discuss his new book, “Anesthesia Without Fear.” Dr. Cottrell says, “My mission is to arm people with the information they need to advocate for themselves as medical consumers. When you know your anesthesia and post-op pain control options and actively take part in deciding what’s best for you, you’ll have the best outcome. I hope to leave you with a sense of patient activism, able to be part of your medical care team.” Dr. Cottrell is the coeditor of Anesthesia and Neurosurgery (Elsevier, now in its seventh edition, 2022) and Neuroanesthesia: Handbook of Clinical and Physiologic Essentials (Little, Brown, 1999), and the author of more than one hundred articles in medical journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine and the Lancet. For more information, go to his website at anesthesiawithoutfear.com.