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William Rosenblatt, MD

Professor of Anesthesiology; Committee on Standards and Practice Parameters ASA Practice Guidelines for Management of the Difficult Airway, Task Force Member; PUMA: Project for Universal Airway Management, Working group; Director, Anesthesia for Otolaryngology, Anesthesiology; REMEDY President & Founder; President Emeritus Society for Airway Management, Anesthesiology

Contact Information

William Rosenblatt, MD

Patient Care Location

Mailing Address

  • Anesthesiology

    PO Box 208051, 333 Cedar Street, TMP 3

    New Haven, CT 06520-8051

    United States



Dr. Rosenblatt is a graduate of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He completed a residency in Pediatrics at Stanford, before training in Anesthesiology at Yale. Soon after completing his residency in Anesthesiology, he founded REMEDY (Recovered Medical Equipment for the Developing World), which has a nation and world wide reach. The REMEDY sub-program, Med-Eq distributed unused medical supplies from individuals and industry to charities all over the world. His patient care, academic, teaching and research interest is in difficult airway management. His two most significant contributions in this field are the Airway Approach Algorithm and Preoperative Endoscopic Airway Examination. He is past president of the Society for Airway Management, and a current member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists Task Force on the Difficult Airway. His decision tree tool and infographic algorithm are some of the most significant changes to the ASA algorithm since its publication in 1993.

Currently he is an associate floor runner in the Smilow Cancer Hospital.

Education & Training

  • Fellow
    Yale New Haven Hospital (1991)
  • Resident
    Yale University School of Medicine (1990)
  • Resident
    Stanford University Hospital (1988)
  • Intern
    Stanford University Hospital (1988)
  • MD
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine (1985)
  • BA
    Wesleyan University, Bio-psychology (1981)


  • Board Certification
    AB of Anesthesiology, Anesthesiology (1992)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
John Silas Lundy Memorial Lecture AwardMinnesota State Society of Anesthesiologist2021
The Whitney MedalEli Whitney Museum2018
Distinguished Service AwardSociety For Airway Management2006
Special Senate CommendationState Senate, Alaska1999
Rolex Award for EnterpriseRolex Corporation1996
Green Ribbon AwardGreater New Haven Chamber of Commerce1992
One World AwardYale New Haven Hospital1992

Professional Service

Anesthesia Extern ad-hoc CommitteeCoordinator2021 - Present
American Society of Anesthesiologists Difficult Airway Task ForceTask force writes recommendations for difficult airway management2019 - Present
Rapid Response and Resuscitation CommitteeMember2018 - Present
TAART CommitteeChair2015 - Present
Medical ICU Airway CommitteeMember2015 - Present
Society For Airway ManagementPresident2005 - 2006

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