John S. Hattox, Jr., M.D.*
JOHN S. HATTOX, JR., M.D.
John S. Hattox, Jr., M.D. was installed as President of the American Society of Anesthesiologists at the
final meeting of the 1979 ASA House of Delegates on Wednesday, October 24, during the ASA Annual
Meeting in San Francisco, California.
He succeeds Dr. Jess B. Weiss, Boston, Massachusetts, who held office during the past year.
He is a member of the senior staff of Sharp Memorial Hospital and Children’s Hospital and Health
Center, and holds additional appointments to the staffs of Mercy Hospital and Medical Center and
Pomerado Hospital. He is an Associate Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology, University of California
School of Medicine, San Diego, California.
Dr. Hattox has served ASA in numerous posts, including the House of Delegates and Board of Directors.
He was Chairman of the Board of Directors’ Committee on Administrative Affairs. Dr. Hattox is
currently Chairman, Section Council on Anesthesiology of the American Medical Association, and a
former president of the California Society of Anesthesiologists and the San Diego Society of
A native of Mississippi, he attended Mississippi College, and received his M.D. Degree in 1945 from the
University of Tennessee. He served his residency in anesthesiology at the Mayo Clinic and received his
M.S. degree in anesthesiology from the University of Minnesota in 1951.
Dr. Hattox is a Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology. In addition, he has been active in
affairs of the San Diego County Medical Society and the California Medical Association.
ASA Newsletter. 1979;43(12).