Takuo Aoyagi, Ph.D., American Society of Anesthesiologists Honorary Member

American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) awards posthumous Honorary Membership to Aoyagi to recognize his gift to medicine that has literally touched the lives of billions.

Aoyagi did not receive that honor in his lifetime but, this year, the ASA posthumously bestows its highest honor for a nonmember in recognition of work that has truly transformed not only the practice of anesthesiology but all of health care, and in doing so has touched the lives of billions.

Author: Alexander Hannenberg, MD