In Memoriam: Phil Mangahas, DNP, MS, CRNA

Phil Mangahas passed away on August 22, 2022.  A CRNA for 43 years, he was a clinician at Detroit Receiving Hospital/Detroit Medical Center and an assistant professor at the Wayne State University nurse anesthesia program.  Phil served the COA for 32 years as an onsite reviewer, beginning in 1990.  He conducted numerous onsite visits and trained many onsite reviewers participating in their first visit as a new team reviewer or participating in their first visit as a newly-appointed chair reviewer. 

Phil was inducted as an AANA Fellow, class of 2022, in August.  Fellows of the AANA are proven leaders in the nurse anesthesiology profession, dedicated to the advancement of clinical practice, education, research, and professional advocacy consistent with the high standards of the AANA. 

Phil’s dedication to the nurse anesthesia profession, the COA, and his professionalism and kindness will be greatly missed.  His obituary is available here