Andranik Ovassapian

Andranik Ovassapian (1936 - 2010)

Andranik (Andy) Ovassapian (1936 – 2010) was an American anesthesiologist and expert on difficult airway management.

Andy was a pioneer in the development and teaching of fiber-optic intubation, now widely used in the theatre, emergency department and intensive care units around the world.


Biography

  • Born January 27th 1936 in Arak, Iran
  • 1961 – Graduated from Medical School – Pahlavi University (now known as Shiraz University), Iran. Commenced residency in anaesthesiology at Namazee Hospital, Shiraz, Iran
  • 1963 – Moved to the United States to complete his residency and a research fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He taught at the university for a further 18 months after his fellowship.
  • 1968 – Associate professor of anaesthesia at Pahlavi university medical school. Andy was then the chairman of the department of anaesthesiology.
  • 1974 – Returned to the United States to joint he faculty at Northwestern University
  • 1975 – Chief of anaesthesia service at Veterans Administration Chicago Healthcare System – Lakeside
  • 1983 – Professor of anaesthesia at Northwestern University, United States
  • 1995 – Founded the Society for Airway Management
  • 1998 – Established the Airway Study and Training Center at University of Chicago
  • Died 17 June 2010Born January 27th 1936 in Arak, Iran
  • 1961 – Graduated from Medical School – Pahlavi University (now known as Shiraz University), Iran. Commenced residency in anaesthesiology at Namazee Hospital, Shiraz, Iran
  • 1963 – Moved to the United States to complete his residency and a research fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He taught at the university for a further 18 months after his fellowship.
  • 1968 – Associate professor of anaesthesia at Pahlavi university medical school. Andy was then the chairman of the department of anaesthesiology.
  • 1974 – Returned to the United States to joint he faculty at Northwestern University
  • 1975 – Chief of anaesthesia service at Veterans Administration Chicago Healthcare System – Lakeside
  • 1983 – Professor of anaesthesia at Northwestern University, United States
  • 1995 – Founded the Society for Airway Management
  • 1998 – Established the Airway Study and Training Center at University of Chicago
  • Died 17 June 2010

Medical Eponyms

Ovassapian Intubating Airway


Key Medical Attributions


Controversies

Nil known


Major Publications


References


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