President

Dr. Edwin Aroke is the President of ACNAA, and an Assistant Professor of Nurse Anesthesia at UAB School of Nursing where his research focuses on improving anesthesia outcomes in patients with mental disorder, pain management, and pharmacogenetics. In the field of pharmacogenetics, Dr. Aroke has published several papers on the pharmacogenetics of anesthetics.

Edwin Aroke received his Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration Nurse Anesthesia in 2011 from Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA. In 2016, Dr. Aroke completed a Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts Medical School with his dissertation exploring the pharmacogenetics of ketamine-induced emergence phenomena.

Before Nurse Anesthesia training, Edwin received a Bachelor of Science (with honors) degree in Biochemistry in 2002 from the University of Buea, Cameroon and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Summa Cum Laud) in 2006 from Salem State College. Dr. Aroke has earned several Awards for his leadership and achievements in academics.

These include Chancellor’s Award (UMASS Medical School), Annie Beery Award for Outstanding Leadership, and Sigma Theta Tau Thelma ingles Award for Outstanding Clinical skills and Scholarly accomplishment, (Duke University).

Dr. Aroke is an active member of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) and the Diversity in Nurse Anesthesia mentorship program,. He dreams of the day when he will be able to deliver high-quality anesthesia care to the less privileged in his native Country, Cameroon.

His interests include traveling, gardening, reading and learning new things.

“How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these” ~ G. W. Carver