Richard P. Dutton

Anesthesia Quality Institute

Richard P. Dutton, M.D., M.B.A, is the full time-Executive Director of the Anesthesia Quality Institute. He is a graduate of Harvard University and Tufts University School of Medicine. He also has an M.B.A. from the University of Maryland. Dr. Dutton completed his anesthesia residency in 1991 at the Massachusetts General Hospital, and served from 1991-1994 at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda.

From 1994-2011, Dr. Dutton was Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and was an Attending Anesthesiologist and Division Director of the Anesthesia Department of the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center. At the Trauma Center, Dr. Dutton was instrumental in creating a hospital-wide quality management program centered around the Trauma Registry, and in 'mining' the data captured for numerous business, quality, and research improvement projects.