American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Presidents

William D. Owens, M.D.



Professional Appointments:
Professor of Anesthesiology and former Chair (1984-92), Department of Anesthesiology,
Washington University School of Medicine, and Staff Anesthesiologist, Barnes Hospital,
St. Louis, Missouri.

ASA Involvements:
President Elect (1997); First Vice President (1996); Director (1990-95); Alternate Director
(1988-89); Chair, Committees on Bylaws (1987-95), Governmental Affairs (1994-95), Research
in Education (1981-82), and Scientific Affairs (1993-94); Member, Committees on Local
Arrangements and Representation to WFSA, and Task Forces on Degendering ASA Documents
(1992-93), Structure and Function (1993), and Anesthesiology Resource Study Panel (1993).

President (1995), American Board of Anesthesiology; President (1994), Foundation for
Anesthesia Education and Research; President (1991-92), Academy of Anesthesiology;
President (1982), Missouri Society of Anesthesiologists; Associate Editor (1982-92),
Survey of Anesthesiology; Delegate (1989-present), Medical School Section and
Alternate Delegate (1991-present), Missouri Medical Association to the American
Medical Association; Member, Society of Academic Anesthesiology Chairs (1984-92),
Association of American Medical Colleges Advisory Panel on Strategic Positioning for
Health Care Reform (1992-94), Society of Critical Care Medicine (1973-94).

Education & Honors:
M.D., University of Michigan School of Medicine, Ann Arbor, Michigan; Residency,
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts; Diplomate, American Board of
Anesthesiology; Fellow, American College of Anesthesiologists.

ASA Newsletter. 1998;62(2).
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