About Us

Salem Professional Anesthesia Services has provided excellent anesthesia care to patients and their families since August of 1996. Our team of highly-qualified and experienced staff members are clinically excellent as practitioners, but also maintain compassion in every aspect of patient service and care.

Some of the current team members have been working with the centers' medical doctors since 1990, creating a lasting professional relationship that allows us to provide you the best anesthesia care possible. At Salem Professional Anesthesia, we understand the very personal medical relationship we have with our patients, and and we plan to honor and protect that relationship. 

Salem Professional Anesthesia provides anesthesia services at three fully accredited surgical centers, including Greensboro Specialty Surgical Center and The Surgical Eye Center of the Carolinas. 

Our Mission

Salem Professional Anesthesia Services will strive to protect the professional medical relationships formed with patients, to demonstrate the highest level of compassion, and to provide excellent and professional anesthesia care to its patients at a reasonable cost.


Jim Nitz

Founder of Salem Professional Anesthesia Services

Currently enrolled at Harvard University Extension School in Cambridge, MA for both a BA and MA in Health Care Policy. 1984, Diploma in Nurse Anesthesia, North Carolina Baptist Hospital-Wake Forest University School of Nurse Anesthesia. 1981-1982, Biological Sciences studies, Guilford College in Greensboro, NC. 1980, Associates Degree in Nursing, Forsyth Technical Community College in Winston-Salem, NC. 1977-1978, Wake Forest University.

Jim began his studies in 1978 as a Emergency Medical Technician. He established Salem Anesthesia in 1996, and infuses the practice with his passion for patient safety and comfort. Jim is married with five daughters, two yorkies and one grand-yorkie. He enjoys cooking, exercise, beach time, reading, spending time traveling with his wife and children, and is currently training for his first triathlon.

Our focus is on providing you the highest quality care, regardless of insurance coverage. We encourage patients to ask questions and voice concerns prior to procedures. The more a patient is empowered to take an active role in their healthcare, the more positive outcomes we can effect as a team.

Paul Anderson


Postgraduate training in Anesthesiology, Albany Medical Center, 2003-2007. 2003, MD, University of Vermont College of Medicine. 1995, BS, Brigham Young University.

Paul’s interests include photography, wakeboarding, hiking, mountain climbing and international travel.

Patrick Barket


1984, Graduate Program Diploma in Nurse Anesthesia, University Health Center, Pittsburgh, PA. 1980, BA Gerontology and Biology, University of Arkansas, Little Rock, AK. 1974, AD Nursing, Germanna Community College.

Patrick is married with three childen. He enjoys grandparenting, as well as reading, religion, music, cooking, sports, travel, and the cultural arts.

David Chiu


Anesthesia Residency & Obstetrics Fellowship, Wake Forest University Medical Center. MD, University of Maryland, Baltimore. BA Biology, Tufts University, Boston.

David enjoys playing golf, coaching high school lacrosse, cooking and baking.

Krisie Gardner

Senior Vice President of Patient Business Services

Currently enrolled for both an BS & MS in Clinical Management and Leadership with a minor in Healthcare Quality, George Washington University in Washington D.C.

Krisie enjoys spending time with her husband Jimmy, daughter Kylie, and their Yorkies, Mizzy and Spirit.  Her interests include reading, traveling, and do-it yourself projects. 

While we work with our brains, we lead with our hearts. This separates us from anyone else.

Lee Lecamu

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist

2005, MA in Nursing Anesthesia Specialty, Wolford School of Anesthesia in Naples, FL. 1999, BA in Nursing, University of Louisiana in Lafayette, LA.

Louisiana native Lee Lecamu enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, woodworking, gardening, mountain biking, camping, traveling and consuming coffee.

Interacting with patients and being a part of their surgical experience is a key motivator for me. I treat all of my patients as if they were my family, and am grateful that Salem provides me all the tools necessary to deliver safe and superb care.

Tremaine (Tre) Loadholt

Insurance & Patient Account Representative

2003, BS in Psychology, Georgia Southern University.

Tre is the author of two poetry books and has been included in a number of anthologies alongside many of her fellow writing mates. She has been in the medical field since September of 2004 and has evolved into an analytic problem solver regarding insurance, building a rapport with providers, and assisting patients with the various inquiries they may have regarding their care or outstanding balances. She entered the field that she is in because of a yearning to help others in any way she possibly can.

Learn to remove yourself from the equation and reflect on someone else, if only for a moment.

Pam Mills

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist

1979, CRNA, Anesthesia School at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Hanover, NH. 1970, RN, Lasell College in Boston, MA.

Pam enjoys spending time with her three grown children and one granddaughter, bike riding, kayaking, gardening and cooking.

Tara Smith

Patient Services Coordinator

2012, various healthcare related college courses. 2003, Medical Office Assistant Certificate, Elmira Business Institute, NY.

Tara enjoys spending time with her family, watching movies, going out to eat, and bowling amongst other things. She also enjoys learning new things.

I have always had an interest in anything to do with the medical field, and enjoy helping others in any way that I can.

Morgan Woodhouse

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist

2013, CRNA, Wolford College School of Nurse Anesthesia, Naples, Fl. 2008, BS-RN, University of Utah in Salt Lake City. 2007, BS in Exercise Science, Brigham Young University.

Morgan enjoys spending time with his wife and children (who have lots of energy) as well as being outdoors and wakeboarding.