Louis S. Blancato, M.D.*
LOUIS S. BLANCATO, M.D.
Louis S. Blancato, M.D. was installed as President of the American Society of Anesthesiologists at the
final meeting of the 1981 House of Delegates on Wednesday, October 21, during the ASA Annual
Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana.
He succeeds Dr. Eli M. Brown of Detroit, Michigan, who served as President during the past year.
Dr. Blancato is Director of Anesthesiology at St. Luke’s/Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York and an
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons.
He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology, and has been certified as a Fellow of the
American College of Anesthesiologists.
Dr. Blancato has had a long and distinguished affiliation with the American Society of Anesthesiologists.
He previously served as Treasurer of ASA for six years and as First Vice President for one term.
He is a former President of the New York State Society of Anesthesiologists. He has served as Chairman
of the Section on Anesthesia and was a member of the Maternal and Child Health Committee of the
Medical Society of the State of New York. Dr. Blancato has also served as the Chairman of the Section
on Anesthesiology and Resuscitation of the New York Academy of Medicine. In addition, he is a delegate
to the World Federation of Society of Anaesthesiologists.
A native of New York City, Dr. Blancato received his B.S. degree from Fordham University in 1942 and
M.D. degree from New York Medical College in 1945.
ASA Newsletter. 1981;45(12).