Dr. Juan Quintana '96 will be the keynote speaker for Texas Wesleyan University’s Fall Commencement Ceremony at 10 a.m., Saturday, December 10 in the MacGorman Chapel at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth.
Dr. Juan Quintana, CRNA, DNP, MHS, is an alumnus of Texas Wesleyan’s GPNA program and the immediate past president of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists. Dr. Quintana has also served the AANA Board of Directors in several other positions. He also served as president of the Texas Association of Nurse Anesthetists. The president of Sleepy Anesthesia, founded in 1999, his anesthesia practice provides anesthesia for several rural hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers in Texas. He is co-owner of ABC Consultants, LLC, an anesthesia billing company.
Dr. Quintana has been practicing anesthesia since 1997 and 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, received a doctorate of nursing practice degree from Texas Christian University, a master’s degree in health science from Texas Wesleyan University, and a bachelor’s degree in science from Texas Woman’s University.
He 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. Dr. Quintana resides in Winnsboro, Texas.