SOURCE: Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia

Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia

July 01, 2015 12:30 ET

Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia Names Christopher Hulin Fourth President

Board of Trustees Appoints Former Dean/Program Administrator to Lead and Advance Graduate Anesthesia Program

MADISON, TN--(Marketwired - Jul 1, 2015) - Today, Christopher P. Hulin, DNP, MBA, CRNA, will begin his tenure as president of the Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia (MTSA). Dr. Hulin, who previously served as MTSA's Dean/Program Administrator, was elected president by a unanimous action of the MTSA Board of Trustees.

Dr. Hulin assumes the role as president upon the retirement of Dr. Kenneth L. Schwab, who served as the school's president since 2010. Dr. Hulin will be the fourth president in MTSA's 65-year history.

"Together, Drs. Hulin and Schwab have been exemplary leaders in expanding MTSA's degree programs for our students," said Board of Trustees Chairman D. Art Runyon-Hass. "We are excited to have Dr. Hulin continue his work of further advancing the academic and physical growth of our institution. He possesses a vision that will help to ensure a bright future for the student, faculty and clinical communities both within middle Tennessee and surrounding states."

Dr. Hulin joined MTSA's full-time academic and administrative staff in 2009. He has served in numerous leadership roles from nursing to teaching and hospital administration. During his appointment as Dean/Program Administrator, Dr. Hulin was instrumental in launching the nation's first peer-to-peer Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) Center of Excellence housed within a school. The Center, dedicated to teaching nurse anesthetists innovative pain management using ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia, opened on MTSA's campus in the fall of 2014.

"I'm honored to lead MTSA in continuing its legacy of providing a learning environment that fosters professional and academic excellence in graduate nurse anesthesia education," said Dr. Hulin. "I am committed to the mission and core values of MTSA, and I look forward to working with our trustees, faculty, staff, alumni, and the anesthesia professional community to move our institution and advancements in healthcare forward. Together, we are preparing the next generation of CRNA leaders to enhance the overall health and wellbeing of people nationwide."

Dr. Hulin earned his Doctor of Nursing Practice with a focus in Nursing Education from Samford University in 2010, and as a 2006 alumnus of MTSA he was conferred a Master of Science with a focus in Nurse Anesthesia. Additionally, he received an MBA from Regis University, and an MS in Nursing Administration from Vanderbilt University. In addition to his responsibilities as MTSA's fourth president, Dr. Hulin hopes to continue providing clinical anesthesia care to patients in Nashville and across Middle Tennessee.

The Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia (MTSA) offers two levels of anesthesia education and has trained nurse anesthetists for 65 years. MTSA provides a Christian, Seventh-day Adventist learning environment that fosters the pursuit of truth, excellence in anesthesia practice, and a life of service. For more information, visit

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