The Distinguished Service Award (DSA) is the highest honor bestowed by the Indiana Society of Anesthesiologists (ISA). The award is given following submission of a nomination packet, evaluation and recommendation of a committee of senior ISA members including previous ISA Presidents and DSA award recipients, and a vote of the ISA Board. The award is given to an ISA member and recognizes outstanding achievement, contributions to the specialty, and/or exemplary service to the ISA.

William L. McNiece, M.D. is the recipient of the 2018 ISA Distinguished Service Award, which will be presented at the 2019 ISA Annual Meeting on February 9th, 2019. Dr. McNiece completed his medical degree and anesthesiology residency at Indiana University where he also served in his final year as Chief Resident. He then completed a fellowship in pediatric anesthesia and critical care at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Following his fellowship, he joined the faculty of Riley Hospital for Children in 1980 and is currently an Associate Professor of Anesthesia and was a former Gopal Krishna Scholar in Pediatric Anesthesia. He is also the current Medical Director of the Anesthesiologist Assistant Degree Program.

Dr. McNiece has held numerous positions through his many years of service to his patients and to the practice of anesthesia. He has been a Board Member and Past President of the Indiana Society of Anesthesiologists and a Board Member and current President of the Wood Library Museum. He has been in several committees at Riley as well as serving in leadership roles in those committees. In addition, he has been involved in his community as a member of the Society for Industrial Archeology, Indianapolis Municipal Band, and the Marion County Historical Society.

The ISA is pleased to recognize William L. McNiece, M.D. as the recipient of the 2018 Indiana Society of Anesthesiologists Distinguished Service Award.