Richard P. Dutton, MD
Richard Dutton is chief quality officer for US Anesthesia Partners, a role he has held since 2015. He also practices anesthesiology at Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, and is an adjunct professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at Texas A&M School of Medicine. Previously, he served from 2009 to 2015 as the founding executive director of the American Society of Anesthesiologists’ Anesthesia Quality Institute, where he launched the National Anesthesia Clinical Outcomes Registry. From 1994 to 2011, he served as professor of anesthesiology, director of trauma anesthesiology and director of clinical operations at the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland. From 1991 to 1994, he served as an attending anesthesiologist at the National Naval Medical Center. Dr. Dutton holds a medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine, a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Maryland and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard University. He completed his residency in anesthesiology at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Dutton currently serves on ASA and federal committees developing measures for anesthesia performance, perioperative patient experience and new models of healthcare.