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The William Gottschalk, MD Professor and Chairman Emeritus, Department of Anesthesiology
Chairman Emeritus and Professor
GME, Rush Medical College
1653 W. Congress Pkwy
739 Jelke
Chicago, IL 60612
(312) 942-6504
(312) 942-8858
University of Zagreb School of Medicine, Croatia
The William Gottschalk, MD Professor and Chairman Emeritus, Department of Anesthesiology
President, Medical Staff
Associate Vice President, Director, Surgical Hospital and Women?s and Children?s Hospital, Rush University Medical Center (RUMC)

Education and Training
MD - University of Zagreb Medical School, Zagreb, Croatia, 1963
Resident, Internal Medicine, County Hospital Nuremberg, West Germany, 1963-1965
Resident, Anesthesiology, Univ. Of Chicago, 1967-1968

Academic Positions
Instructor, Anesthesiology, Univ. of Chicago, 1969
Asst. Professor, Anesthesiology, Loyola University, 1970-1971
Associate Professor, Anesthesiology, Univ. of Chicago, 1972-1974
Professor, Anesthesiology, Univ. of Illinois, 1975-1980
Professor, Anesthesiology, Rush Medical College, 1980-Present

Hospital Positions:
Attending, Anesthesiology, Loyola University Hospital, 1970-1971
Attending, Anesthesiology, Michael Reese Med. Center, 1971-1974
Chief, Surgery and Prof. Services, 801st Gen Hosp, USAR, 1973-1976
Chairman, Anesthesiology, Illinois Masonic Medical Center, 1974-1980
Chairman, Anesthesiology, RUMC, 1980-present
Associate Vice President/Director, Surgical Services, Women?s & Children?s Services, RUMC, 1993-Present

Hospital Committees
Chairman, Task Force Expansion Surgical Cardiology, IMMC, 1977-1980
Chairman, Joint Conference Committee, Anesthesiology, University of Illinois, 1975-1980
Ambulatory Care, Presidential Task Force, RUMC, 1985
Chairman, Outpatient Surgery Committee, RUMC, 1985-1990
Medical Staff Executive Committee, RUMC, 1985-present
Chairman, Search Committee for Chairman of Plastic Surgery, RUMC, 1990
Chairman, Surgical Hospital Process Improvement Oversight Committee, RUMC, 1993-1998
Vice Chairman, Rush Health Partners, Board of Directors, 1998-2001
Rush Health System, Clinical Council, 1999-2002
Chairman, Board of Directors, Rush Medical Center Health Associates, 2003-present
Chairman, Search Committee for Dean, RUMC, 2003
President-Elect, Medical Staff, RUMC, 2003 - present

Medical Societies
Chairman, Committee on Postgraduate Education, Illinois Society of Anesthesiologists (ISA), 1974-1976
Vice-Chairman, CPR Subcommittee, Chicago Heart Assn.,1977-1979
President, Illinois Society of Anesthesiologists (ISA), 1979-1980
President, Chicago Society of Anesthesiologists (CSA), 1981-1986
Chairman, Committee on Economics, ISA, 1982-1989
ASA House of Delegates, 1984-present Chairman, Committee on Governmental Affairs, ISA, 1989-1992
Alternate Director and Director, American Society of Anesthesiologists, 1989-1995
Board of Directors, American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), 1989-1997
Chairman, Illinois Anesthesiologists Political Action Committee, 1990-1999
Vice Chairman, ASA Annual Meeting, 1996
Chairman, ASA Annual Meeting, 1997
Chairman, ASA Annual Meeting, Review Committee, 1998

William O. McQuiston Award, ISA, 1993
Distinguished Service Award Recipient, 1998, ISA

Associated Examiner, American Board of Anesthesiology
Fellow, American College of Anesthesiologists
Diplomate, American Board of Anesthesiology

Special Interests
Chronic Pain

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